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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,680 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 #5

Aug 122003


  • miles


I have a 1998 Caravan that the trans cooler failed and filled the engine with transmission fluid, and the transmission with coolant, not able to drive vehicle.

- Riverside, RI, USA

problem #4

Jan 072003

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,400 miles
Radiator failed mixing coolant and trasmission fluid leading to transmission failure

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The radiator fan relay is inoperative, a recall has been issued on this vehicle make and model however this vehicle is not include due to VIN.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 022000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle came to a complete stop/died due to coolant and transmission fluid mixing together in radiator, and causing transmission failure. Consumer has contacted dealer, transmission specialist has replaced transmission and radiator.

- Linwood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 111997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked in the garage, there was fuel leaking from the top of the gas tank which caused a fire. Consumer doesn't want the vehicle back due to the fact that there was fuel coming from the radiator. The fire department came out and they couldn't determine what caused the fire. Dealer doesn't know what caused the fire either.

- Sum Gabriel, CA, USA

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