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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 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.

2002 Dodge Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 232004

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


When applying the brakes it felt as if vehicle ran over something in the road. The rotors were replaced twice since last summer, and vehicle's performance was not changed... had to replace front brake rotors/pads due to brake calipers sticking and not releasing. The two front tires also wore out and needed to be replaced.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #2

Apr 132004


  • miles
While driving at 55 mph a loud clanking noise was heard coming from the passenger side wheel. The steering wheel shook violently. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic replaced the pads and both frontal rotors, but the problem still existed.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 152003


  • miles
I own a 2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3 liter engine. Since I have had this vehicle, (bought in August 2003) I have had to buy new tires, had to have the tires rotated & balanced 4 times and because of the popping noise have to have the sway bar bushings replaced and have a new rotor and brakes replaced. The vibration due to the brakes wearing and rotors is unreal and know I am not the only person having the brake and rotor problem. There has been only 15,000 miles put on these brakes and are having to have them replaced again. Something is not right and this needs to be checked into. Thank you.

- Lafayette, TN, USA

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