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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,667 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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2002 Dodge Caravan accessories - interior problems

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 052014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the radio wires would short circuit whenever the radio was activated. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 04V531000 (equipment). The VIN was not included in the recall. In addition, the driver's side exterior and interior sliding doors would not unlock. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also mentioned that the fuel tank hose was replaced previously. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Bayard, NM, USA

problem #2

May 072011

Caravan

  • miles
The radio just went out while I was driving, it made a little pop sound and never came back on.

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 052007

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After starting the vehicle and putting it into drive, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to a speed of 45-50 mph without my having pressed the accelerator. The rmp gauge was fluctuating wildly and the engine emitted a loud "revving" sound. I immediately applied the brakes which reduced the speed of the vehicle to only approx. 25-35 mph. In order to bring the car to a complete stop, I had to "stand" on the brakes (pressing extremely hard). At this point the engine stalled. When my mechanic test drove the vehicle to determine the problem, he, too, indicated what difficulty he had "controlling" the car and was almost in an accident. The car was ultimately taken to D'ambrosio Dodge in downingtown, pa for repair. The mechanic told me he was familiar with this type of problem, indicating to me I am not the first person to have this happen. This is an extremely dangerous problem that occurred with my vehicle. Dodge should issue a recall for the 2002 Caravan sport to ensure that no one else is put in danger.

- East Fallowfield, PA, USA

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