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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,929 miles

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2002 Dodge Caravan lights problems

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 022008


  • miles


2002 Dodge Caravan headlight electrical issue. My headlights do not turn on when I turn the switch. Sometimes they come on quickly sometimes they take more than 30 minutes. For them to turn off I have the same problem. Also my windshield wipers don't work. They turn on the same way the headlights do. If it begins to rain while I am driving I have to pull over. This is a serious safety issue.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 012006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
- the contact has a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The head lights on the vehicle are not operating properly. Only one head light works at a time. When the intermediate lights are on, only the passenger head light side would light, when the high beam lights are on, only the driver side head light would light and when the running lights are on only the passenger side head light would light. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer and they have replaced the dimmer switch. The contact continuous to have the same failures, and can provide copies of invoice repair orders.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #5

Oct 222005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
2002 Dodge Caravan headlights periodically go off, sometimes staying off for 15-20 seconds. Not related to acceleration, bumps or stops. Affects both headlights simultaneously. Very scary!! especially on interstate and heavy traffic. Also, cars pull over because they think I'm flashing deliberately.

- Ellisville, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 152002

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


2002 Dodge Caravan. The headlights on my 2002 Dodge Caravan flashed off and on intermittently driving at night.. had this problem since purchasing the vehicle. Had not had any accidents. There has not been any property damage nor police report was taken. The vehicle has the original headlights. Updated 11/16/2005.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 142004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently while driving at night driver noticed that the headlights were inoperative. This caused poor visibility to the driver. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection numerous times, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem at this time.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 242004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
When the headlights are in use they would flicker intermittently. The headlights also went out completely for about 5 to 10 seconds on two occasions. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 022003


  • 14,500 miles
Intermittently headlights go out without warning. Once both headlights went off for about a second. Consumer was afraid to drive at night time. Dealer has inspected several times and could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Veradale, WA, USA

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