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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,213 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 272007

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,234 miles


- the contact owns a 1998 Dodge Caravan and wanted to file a complaint because the hydraulic brake lines were rusted and appeared ready to fail. The contact didn't provide any more information. Failure mileage was at 56,234.

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #4

Oct 252004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,500 miles
Vehicle was leaking fuel. It was discovered when the consumer smelled gas. Consumer made contact with the manufacturer, and H was told that vehicle was not included in 03E450000, 03E530000, and 00V268000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 282004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,600 miles
Brake line erupted because of corrosion. This caused loss of braking while driving. Vehicle towed to a repair shop.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #2

May 202003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,733 miles
When the consumer applied the brakes, the failed. The driver used the emergency brake handle to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an auto body shop. The mechanic stated the brake line rusted through.

- Summerton, SC, USA

problem #1

May 132000


  • miles
We bought this van in januarary 1, 2000 we have had this van for a year now and have had the brakes done on it 8 times. The brakes get so hot that it melts the valve stems. Also when we bought this van the yellow lights on the front dash for the rear window wiper and the other lights surrounding that light keep blinking and wont stop blinking until driving on the freeway for about 10 to 15 minutes. The dealership didn't know how to make the lights stop blinking.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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