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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,040 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.

2001 Dodge Caravan body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 162005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles


I have filed several complaints on this car since buying in 2001 this latest one is the heat control knob in the dash has frozen dealer says broken and would cost 400 to fix, at that price it shouldn't break at all!car now has 50000 miles. This is the same car that within the first 72 hours and 200 miles the transmission went out. Tie rod ends were replaced 2 or 3 times at 20000 and 36700 miles motor on window also replaced carpet replaced because water seeping in car I am afraid of this car.

- Jane Lew, WV, USA

problem #4

Jun 092004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Our Dodge Caravan sport has been well maintained and we've had it for 3 years and has only 35,000 miles on it. This started happening after the 30,000 mile mark. We have 2 small children and we have been very lucky that nothing has happened. We liked the Caravan because we did not hear bad things about it. But now we experienced these things and we are not alone makes me re-think of not getting a Caravan again or recommending it to people. We've run into the following problems: First item is the power door lock on the sliding door. While on the freeway, the lock would unlock and lock. Second item is the power windows on the front passenger side. I've read others who complained about it. The power window does not go up after it has gone down. An effort to giggle it up is the trick. Now it just doesn't roll up or down. Third item is the power steering. We have a family friend who also had this problem. The power steering is making clicking noise and while parking it has a loud agonizing hum. Fourth item the turn signals does not turn off automatically once the turn has been made. Taking it to the dealership, see if they have some answers.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 222003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The rear passenger seat belt became stuck in the power sliding door causing the door to jam. The door could not be opened from the inside or outside. The vehicle is currently with the dealer being repaired.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 172002


  • miles
Consumer states while coming down ramp, the door frame has a piece of metal that sticks out, consumers clothing got caught on metal and arm was mutalated and fractured. Consumer feels this piece of metal is very unsafe.

- Omaha, NH, USA

problem #1

Nov 022001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving at highway speeds vehicle will wander to the right. Dealer has seen vehicle 6 or 7 times, and has tried to align vehicle and tires. After dealer fixed vehicle, it would pull to opposite direction. Consumer has filed for arbitration. Manufacturer notified.there is rear bumper damage. The rear door is inoperative when using remote or interior button. Left sliding door rattle when driving over 40 mph. Dealer replaced sliding door panel molding and clips that were broken. Dash rattle in front driver area over 40. Dealer could not duplicate. Passenger floor gets wet from extended drive with A/C on. Dealer cleaned drain with compressed air.

- Temple, TX, USA

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