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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,080 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,661 miles


The engine appeared to continue running one day after a short run to the grocery store. I went to my mechanic and he diagnosed the problem as my radiator fan. Further, he found the item was a recall problem and suggested I take the van to the dealer. I did the following day, they researched and stated it was not a recall item although my mechanic had given me the memo indicating it was on recall. In order to avoid hurting the engine, I authorized the dealer to make the repair with plans to file a complaint for reimbursement at a later date.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 182004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,500 miles
The consumer stated that the radiator fan did not work which caused the vehicle to overheat. The consumer had the fan relay replaced by an aftermarket repair shop. This vehicle's year, make, and model is currently being recalled for this defect, however the vehicle identification number was not included.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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