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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,200 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.

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2001 Dodge Caravan engine problems

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 172005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. The consumer bought the Caravan three years ago, drove it home about 100 miles and two or three days later the transmission was slipping, had it fixed. About three weeks later the transmission slipped again, took it back to dealer again. They rebuilt the transmission. Subsequently, the transmission failed again. The transmission was rebuilt again. The consumer was told that she could trade the car in for another car in March or April. Then, the dealership changed his mind and stated that consumer could not trade vehicle in right now. The transmission was malfunctioning in July 2005. Took vehicle back to the dealership, the box on the transmission was not telling the transmission when to change gears. The dealership said that the transmission box was not on the warranty, and they wanted $900 to fix it. During a trip the car stopped working. Called the warranty people, they had it towed to a dealership. The dealership looked at the car and said the motor was gone. The warranty paid for a new motor.

- Earle , AR, USA

problem #4

Jul 052003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Vehicle experiencing problems with tire equipment and rough idle at start up. (there were several incidents of rough idle/erratic engine performance and defective tires)

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 152002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and with no warning vehicle will stall, and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 042003

(reported on)


  • miles
While vehicle was parked, it was still idling. Also, rear window exploded. Cause unknown.

- Jefferson, TX, USA

problem #1

May 192003


  • 23,000 miles
Engine light kept illuminating. Took vehicle to dealer. Dealer has replaced several different parts each time, and the engine light illuminated couple of days later.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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