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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.

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 #4

Mar 042002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle was leaking oil. Took vehicle to mechanic, and mechanic indicated external cylinder gasket was gone. Dealer contacted. Consumer stated that the van had numerous problems, power steering loss, back wheels on fire, complete brake failure and engine would seize and stop.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 181999


  • miles
ABS problems. Brakes go out every six months on the front left side. Rotors, and calipers have to be replaced. When applying the brakes the van skids. This condition caused a crash in 2/99 and 2/00. Dealership is not able to correct problem.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 192001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving could step on the brakes pedal and vehicle will start shaking without a notice of brakes working. In low idle with brakes on, vehicle start shaking as if it would die (engine shut off).

- Vega Alta, PR, USA

problem #1

Jan 211999

(reported on)


  • miles
Wheel cylinder, shoe and lining and brake assembly failed resulting in leakage.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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