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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,067 miles

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1998 Dodge Caravan fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #14

Nov 082004

Caravan

  • 56,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

A mechanic informed the consumer that they should not put a full tank of gas in the car and should only fill half a tank. When the tank was full this would cause a leak/rust. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Berwick, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 072004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,773 miles
The consumer smelled a strong odor of gasoline while standing near the vehicle. Upon arriving to work the odor became stronger. The consumer looked under the vehicle and found that the gasoline was leaking from the fuel tank. There was a recall for an earlier model of this vehicle.

- Naugatuck, CT, USA

problem #12

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the fuel tank is full a gasoline odor enters the passenger cabin of the vehicle, and gasoline leaks under the vehicle. The fuel tank seal was replaced, but the problem still exists. When consumer went back to the dealer, they suggested to replace the fuel tank because the collar on top of the tank shaped like an egg instead of the circular shape; however, consumer refused because he believed that it was manufacturer's defect.

- Newtown Square, PA, USA

problem #11

Aug 082003

(reported on)

Caravan

  • 19,324 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer stated while driving he loss a 1/2 of tank of gas within 40 miles. Gas had leaked out. Gas tank needed to be replaced.

- Farmington , NM, USA

problem #10

Jan 252003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 59,846 miles
The bolt separated from the gas tank. The clamp which held the gas tank in place was hanging down.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 072003

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Consumer states that fuel is leaking from vent tube that is connected to the fuel tank. Please provide any additional information.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #8

Mar 112002

Caravan

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The van started acting like is not getrting gas on March 11. It stalled and wouldn't start again so I had it towed to the garage by my house. They could't find the promblem. So I took it home after a week. It diid it again so I had it towed back to the garage and they still couldn't find it. So I drove it to a dealer and they had it for a week. They found no reason for it to stall or act like it had no gas. So I took it home and it did it again so I took it to another dealer and they stated I needed a new battery and fuel thottle and a feul purge and new fuel filter so I paid $438 for the work to be done and took it home after a week. Then I had it for 2 days and it acted like it didn't get gas and stalled again. So I had it towed back to the dealer and they kept it for 2 weeks and they still have no idea what the promblem is. I am not taking it to the dealer I bought it from but one Chrysler said was a five star and in my city. Everyone is been real nice but they promblem is still there. It is unsafe to drive a vehicle that may die while driving. I have had it towed 5 times since 3/11. I may have gotten one week worth of driving out of it for this month and a half. It still has the promblem.

- Ft.Wayne, IN, USA

problem #7

May 062001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel tank was leaking where fuel pump was attached to tank. Dealer stated tank was warped.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #6

Nov 051999

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Went to fill the gas tank and had a fuel leakage. Contacted dealer an dreplaced gas tank.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 271999

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
While traveling at 30 to 40 mph consumer struck an object in the road that was not visible and punctured a whole in the fuel tank, causing a gas leak. Dealer has been contacted and repaired the fuel tank.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

Nov 011998

Caravan

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When vehicle was filled with gas it lost 1/4 tank due to leak in a circle under the gas tank. Dealer contacted, and towed vehicle in. Sealant put on to repair. The problem reoccurred injuly, 1999. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Felicity, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 021998

Caravan

  • miles
I own a handicap adapted van which I feel is very unsafe for me and my children..this van has been in for repairs (at least) 3 times for the same problem..(when filed with gasoline, it bucks, hestittaes and stalls out, last time on top of the railroad tracks(I was scared to death), each time my van is in for repairs as welli have no transportation as I can only drive my specially adapted van and aslo each time I have trouble with the van and it has to be towed for repairs..I'm also in a jami can't be driving a van that could break up on me(I can;T walk..I can't take a cab) my van came back with a new fueltank and fuel line last Thursday and today ride-away Corp had to pick it up again..for repairs to the specially adapted"emergency parking brake, which I've not had now since last Friday) and also since the "repaired" van has been returned to me the kneeler(special suspension floor) has been "bouncing" when the ramp is deployed as well as making a "barking" sound..this van has only (now) a little over 8 miles on it, and I feel this van is very unsafe and I'm very nervous and apprehensive each time me and my 2 children have to use it...I have tried to be patient and have tried "working" with the companies, but it just appears to be one problem after another with this van..also I'd like to add another point that I feel deserves some time..when I originally purchased this van in 2/98 ride_away Corp in East hartford or New Hampshire(the headquarters) were the "middleman" so to speak, it was thru them that the van was purchased..the money was paid immediately cuz braun in Indiana wouldn't send the van until they had their money..it was "faxed" to them and we were expecting the van in a matter of at the most 10days(as it had to be flat bedded to ct) the van didn't arrive until 6 weeks later(after braun chrsler had their money) why did my van have to sit there up in winamac Indiana for an extra 6 week..could it be that they were having a problem even way back then?wh.

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Fuel gauge failed.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 261998

Caravan

  • miles
Gas continuosly flowing from vehicle flooding garage.

- San Gabrie, CA, USA

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