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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,040 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 202005


  • miles


Mechanic had to replace stabelizer bar bushings, stabelizer links, inner tie rods

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

May 142004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was in memphis when my Caravan broke down, so my husband in wv went to buchannon auto mall to get a new safer car for trips to memphis for our daughters cancer treatments. I got home the car was here about 3 days we used it and it started jumping when it shifted (automatic).took it to shop they said it was fine drove car to next town and it totally stopped opened hood and found that the transmission hose wasnt on so with 200 miles on car it couldnt be used! was told by auto mall it would be fixed and it was but now I am afraid of the car, told them I didnt want it and was told I would only get 11000 trade in! an insult so I kept it in 2002 I told them they fixed tierod went out and they replaced it(less than 20000 miles) in 2004 motor went out of driver window carpet is now a mess fixed window but have not offered to replace carpet! now at 36700 miles both front tie rods are needing replaced getting it fixed today I feel that something is terribly wrong with this car and it isnt safe.

- Jane Lew, WV, USA

problem #2

Dec 122003

(reported on)


  • 30,000 miles
Consumer took vehicle to the dealership and was told by the mechanic that the inner sway bar bushings were worn out, and the left inner tie rod was loose. Also, rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 5-10 mph a constant rattling on front of the vehicle due to damaged inner tie rod. Mechanic replaced tie rod. However, rattling noise still occurring after the replacement of new tie rod.

- Mount Pleasent, PA, USA

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