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:
69,222 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 lights problems

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012004


  • 138,444 miles


Consumer received recall 02V293000 concerning air bag clock spring failure. Air bag light and the left signal light illuminated while in motion, also, horn was inoperative and the left turn signal gave off an consent alarm sound when engaged.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 151999

Caravan 4WD

  • miles
Some part of the turn signal mechanism broke inside the steering column. Evidently, a broken piece moved into such a position as to jam the steering shaft. This occurred during a left turn at a controlled intersection from a stop. The steering jammed in a left turn position giving the feeling to the driver (my wife) that steering control had been lost. Giving the steering wheel significantly greater effort broke free the jam condition allowing us to proceed to the dealer for repair. The service writer's comment was to the effect that this was not unusual. My attitude is that it should never happen because if the driver panics, or the jam can't be broken, a serious accident can happen. I haven't heard of a repair campaign on this type of failure. Other than that instance, this van is fine in every respect. Thanks for your service.

- Reno, NV, USA

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