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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,504 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan engine problems

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 162005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles

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

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 #6

Dec 142004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked. The driver start up the vehicle and it failed to start. Fifteen minutes later the vehicle started. The driver drove it to the dealer. The mechanic informed the driver that the cause has not been determined.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #5

Jun 152003

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The air conditioner went out all of the sudden while driving down the highway. We were told the compressor was out and something about the air conditioner clutch. The cost was $1100 the brakes have gone out twice in an matter of 6 months.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 152002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,580 miles

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

Fan belt broke in half, caused engine to overheat. Manufacture is blaming it on oil change. Their own mechanic advised due to fan belt. Neither dealer nor manufacturer want responsibility and advised it is no longer under warranty. Still fighting with manufacturer to replace engine, have not had my van for 5 months, still at the dealership.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 152002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,580 miles
Fan belt broke in half, caused engine to overheat. Manufacture is blaming it on oil change. Their own mechanic advised due to fan belt. Neither dealer nor manufacturer want responsibility and advised it is no longer under warranty. Still fighting with manufacturer to replace engine, have not had my van for 5 months, still at the dealership.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

May 152003

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,165 miles
The air conditioning system worked fine until I drove the van home after the plaza Dodge of holiday replaced the serp belt. Approximately one week after the van was serviced which also included a transmission flush, the transmission had a total failure. The engine runs but the van will not move.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 272001

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Smoke emitted from the vents, and the vehicle leaked coolant.. the vehicle continued to experience the problem.

- Coltsneck, NJ, USA

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