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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,608 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

May 122004

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,704 miles


Dt the vehicle has been fixed, but it could be dangerous. The consumer could hear a noise when shifting gears. The consumer brought the vehicle to the dealer and they foundthat the axle nuts were loose. Three months later the consumer had to bring the vehicle bafck to the dealer for the same thing. They said that the nuts had just come loose and were not sure what caused it. This happened on May 12, 2004. The consumer was charged both times to have it fixed.

- Portland , ME, USA

problem #2

Aug 012005


  • miles
Pulling out of driveway in Dodge handicap Caravan van '02 axle breaks. Axle was broken not just separated axle replaced after tow in. Concern is will other axle break on highway handicapped person tied in?

- Jamestown, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 272005

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,120 miles
On January 27, 2005, while driving on a local interstate, the axle broke, rack and pinion, and the cv joints and boots on my 2002 Dodge Caravan which was purchased new, which almost caused a horrible accident and great bodily harm to my wife who was driving, our children ages 6yrs and 4yrs, and other traveling vehicles in her path. In addition to this the vehicle has a gas exhaust problem. Diamlerchrysler supposedly repaired the exhaust problem by replacing the catalystic converter in Aug 2004 but the engine light stays on constantly, the axle was repaired on 2/2005 but not the other problems mentioned above.

- Miami, FL, USA

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