Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Average Mileage:
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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 022004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Emergency brakes inoperable, airbag light turns on, horn does not work, hard time removing key from ignition and I can go from "P" to "R" or "D" without pressing on the brakes (even if there is no key in the ignition).

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Dodge Caravan: (1.)twice in the past two years "flex plate" between the engine and transmission has failed breaking in the center imitating the sound of a failing main bearing. Under 100,000 miles. (2.) transmission failed 100,000 mi., (3.)wiring harness caught fire while engine running - destroyed harness. (sparks shooting out from beneath vehicle - fire extinguished before major damage @ 110,000 miles.,000 mi. ( 4.) headlight lens plastic turned milky and inhibits proper light projection - difficult to see well at night even when lights are on bright.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 172001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Emergency parking brake would not stay engaged, intermittently when engaged it would back itself off or disengage completely. Dealer notified. The consumer stated that the original parking brake assembly broke and was replaced.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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