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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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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 #2

Jun 212002


  • miles


When on a exit ramp going downhill, brake pedal went clear to floor, no slowing. Car totaled trying to slow down by hitting guard rail and dump truck. Safety check by auto shop said failed master cyclinder. Two other drivers drove car that day without noticing any brake problems. No forwarning such as squeaky or grating sound on braking or squishy braking before. Since then have heard of two other Caravan owners with failed master cyclinder without any forwarning. Very dangerous.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000


  • miles
While driving consumer tried to put on brakes and foot went to the floor. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced master cylinder on 03 Jul 2000. Master cycinder failed again, and consumer had know brakes. Then, again on Oct 7th the same problem occurred, consumer felt this vehicle was unsafe because there were kids in vehicle.

- Greensburo, NC, USA

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