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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,643 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,929 miles


On my wife's 1998 Dodge Caravan, the idler serpentine belt tensioner arm completely broke off causing alot of noise under the hood, loss of power steering, and loss of alternator battery recharge. It also caused some damage to the other pulleys. I've owned many cars and this has never happened on other makes. This is a safety hazard that can leave anybody in the middle of no where.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 152002


  • miles
When it rains serpentine belt fell off. Consumer lost power brakes and steering. Took vehicle to dealer, and they put in an idler pulley. Next time it rained in it fell off again.

- Savanah, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001


  • miles
While driving defective timing belt and idler arm broke which cause vehicle to stall unexpectedly, almost causing a crash.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

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