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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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

May 272004


  • miles


While placing key in the ignition the vehicle failed to start. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic replaced the ignition switch due to worn parts. Please provide any additional information.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 082004

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After starting my van, whether I have it in park, drive, neutral, or reverse, I am able to remove my key from the ignition. Also, if I am turning my van off, and I accidentally turn it to auxillary, I am still able to remove my key from the ignition. This isn't suppose to happen, is it?

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #3

Aug 122002


  • miles
Consumer stated the ignition switch failed.

- St. Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 282002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has been having problem with key not turning after it was put into ignition. She has to play with it for a long while.

- Ahmeek, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 291999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 65 mph with cruise control set smoke was coming from under the vehicle due to transmission being replaced. When consumer stopped vehicle. It wouldn't start back up.

- Mayville, WI, USA

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