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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. sway bar linkages (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Caravan steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012009

Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The power steering has been going out temporarily. This has been going on for quite a while now, does anyone have a solution?

- , Flat Rock, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 092007

(reported on)

Caravan Sport 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

This is Crosslink again. After finding a competent front end shop, I now know the real deal. The dealer was totally wrong, had nothing to do with the rack. Rattles in front end were due to sway bar linkages (the front end shop could make them stop then start by disconnecting then reconnecting the linkages. It's really nice when someone gets to the bottom of it and can show you!) Sorry for the bad info about the rack the first time. My mistake was repeating what the dealer told me.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 042007

(reported on)

Caravan Sport 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

Normally costs about $800 in labor to repair rack. The dealer replaced mine under warranty not too long before my warranty expired, and said not to be surprised if the problem returned. It did. Was Chrysler hip-deep in rattley racks?

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

(reported on)

Caravan V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

After the car is parked for a short time, when backing up, my power steering shuts down! I have to tug and tug on the steering wheel to reposition the car and then suddenly the steering is fine! I have an EXCELLENT mechanic who cannot find the problem!! So, what do I do... is this car safe to drive??? Anyone with any input, it would be greatly appreciated.

- , Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

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