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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,582 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 012007

Caravan

  • miles

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

Steering wheel becomes so tight and cant even move when ever the outside temperatures fall below 50degrees. It takes at least 15 min to become normal. Fuel levels are normal in my van.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 202007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
Aug. 20, 2007 - steering has been locking up daily, for the past year on my 2001 Dodge Caravan. It is obviously a serious and constant problem with these vehicles. I have had the issue looked at by various mechanics and none can identify the problem for sure. They all say that it is happening too often - it's very dangerous but they can only 'try changing the rack or power steering pump or flushing the fluid....' no guarantee that it will fix the problem. Chrysler has been very negligent with this issue. I encourage everyone to vote with their feet and go elsewhere when purchasing your next vehicle - not Chrysler.

- Fredericton, 00, USA

problem #8

Aug 152004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,820 miles
While driving at any speed, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. The driver lost control of the vehicle, but regained control. The mechanic informed the driver that the steering gear needed to be replaced. Steering wheel would lock and not turn while driving. Consumer had the steering gear replaced at her own expense.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #7

Mar 152002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

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

Paint is bubbling and peeling off. Power window on drivers side works whenever it wants to. Steering has a bad whine and makes bed noises.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 012003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan unable to turn steering wheel especially when cold. Unable to turn safetly. More difficulty to turn steering wheel right. Power steering pack malfunctioned. Dodge dealers in N.ga. Knoxville tn. And chattanooga tn. State that part is on national back order. 1-2 weeks before able to obtain part since appears to be a frequent defect.

- Mcdonald , TN, USA

problem #5

May 202003

Caravan

  • miles
When the consumer attempted to make a turn into a parking lot, the vehicle failed to steer.

- Calhoun, TN, USA

problem #4

May 202003

Caravan

  • miles

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

When the consumer attempted to make a turn into a parking lot, the vehicle failed to steer.

- Calhoun, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 312003

Caravan

  • 15,000 miles
The steering wheel locked up.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152002

Caravan

  • 54,000 miles
The consumer stated, while driving, the driver was unable to turn left the steering wheel-which had locked up, almost causing an accident. Dealer contacted. Mr the consumer states that the steering pump was replaced by the dealer, but the problem is not solved. Still unable to turn left-not until the vehicle is warm. The consumer is dissatisfied with the vehicle and adds that the window motors were replaced(unsure if problem), the brakes done 3 times, along with numerous steering problems. Scc

- Irvington, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel became extremely hard to turn, vehicle has been examined by dealer 4 times but no problem was found.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

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