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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,400 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 engine problems

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 082006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Caravan. In 2007, the contact broadsided another vehicle and neither front air bags deployed. There were no injuries, but the vehicle sustained $3,800 worth of damage. A police report was filed and the vehicle was repaired. Prior to the crash, the horn and cruise control failed, and the air bag light flickered and then remained illuminated. There was a recall from 1998 to 2000 regarding the clock spring. The speed and VIN were unknown. The current mileage was 74,000 and failure mileage was 73,000.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 062007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Air bag lamp remains on. Diagnosed at dealer as clockspring failure. Cruise control issues as well. Like so many other Caravan owners.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 142006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalled intermittently and occurred at no particular speed; however, the vehicle immediately restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the problem could not be duplicated. Update 5/2/2006 - all the dash lights flickered and the cruise control light illuminated. The dealer replaced the battery.

- Dansville, NY, USA

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