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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,725 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 062013

Caravan

  • 170,000 miles

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

Driving vehicle.it flame from under. Belly of vehicle, . totaled the vehicle nothing left of it. Lost my personals as well.thank god I did not have my kids in it when it happened been no time, to get them out.

- Parker , PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 202006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,900 miles
I had to replace the engine in my 2002 Dodge Caravan sport in September 2006. There is a fault in the rear heater assembly tube which causes it to rust out. When this tube rusts out, anti-freeze leaks out, causing the engine to over heat and seizes the motor.

- Justice, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 102005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
2002 Dodge Caravan will stall at high rate of speed - usually without warning. No engine lights come on indicating engine has turned off. Realize engine off when no response occurs with pressing throttle. Must coast to side of road to stop. Vehicle will often not start for at least 20 minutes - engine will not turn over, no check engine light will appear. Vehicle has stalled at 62 mph and even at lower speeds on all types of ground elevation. Very intermittent stalling. Engine will also not turn over when sitting over night in driveway or just when eating in a restaurant. Extremely unsafe to drive as will stall in intersections, or on highway typically without warning. A few times car jerked at high rate of speed then loss of power occurred.

- Barrie, 00, USA

problem #1

May 012002

Caravan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle completely shuts off. This has happened 4 times. Consumer contacted the dealer, and was told there was nothing they could do.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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