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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,951 miles

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2002 Dodge Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Jul 142005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Air bag light remained on all the time. Brought van to dealer knowing that their had been large recalls of vans with airbag problems in the past. The clockspring needed to be replaced. Company claimed that there was no recall for 2002 models. This seems to be an ongoing problem for Dodge and should be covered by them. Also not covered under the warranty. Also problems with the rear windshield wiper motor breaking.

- Henniker, NH, USA

problem #18

Dec 262005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Airbag malfunction warning light illuminated.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #17

Oct 222005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Horn suddenly stopped working. Dealer stated clock spring needed to be replaced. This seems to be a incident that happens frequently. I have searched on-line and it appears to be an often occurring problem.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #16

Jul 012005

Caravan

  • miles

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

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan air bag light illuminated on the dashboard for two days.** answer required***. six months after the vehicle was purchased a faulty clockspring caused the air bag light to illuminate.

- Leonia, NJ, USA

problem #15

Jun 132005

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Consumer received third recall notice for 2002 Dodge Caravan. The air bag light illuminates on the dash on and off, and there are problems with the transmission.** answer required***. the check engine light also illuminated.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #14

Feb 142005

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,778 miles
Vehicle air bag light would stay illuminated while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer informed the consumer that the passenger's seat belt tension needed replaced.

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

problem #13

Jan 132005

(reported on)

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Wrong VIN number on recall letter, consumer requested a new letter for clockspring recall. The dealer refused to repair the recall clockspring because the VIN number on the recall letter was incorrect.

- Black Mountain, NC, USA

problem #12

Oct 192004

Caravan 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the SRS air bag light illuminated on the dashboard and remained on. The consumer drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the clock spring needed replacement. Please fill additional information.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #11

Oct 142004

Caravan

  • miles
The consumer received a recall for the clock spring. ( I could not find it in the recall section). They also stated that they have been having problems with their vehicle. The consumer stated that the horn has not blown in 3-4 mos. They also stated that the air bag light stayed on, this has also been happening for the same length of time. They stated also that they took the vehicle to the pvt mechanic, but because of the cost could not afford to have the vehicle checked.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 202004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The air bag light would come on and go off intermittently while driving.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 012002

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120 miles

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

I had purchased a 2002 Dodge Caravan SE and immediately after it was back in the shop for repairs. I heard a noise in the window and the Dodge place told me it was nothing not to worry about it. Also I have made several trips to the Dodge place for the brakes (replaced 6 times ), sliding door doesn't stay latched and always slides and hits my children while getting in or out of the vehicle, the drivers side seat belt comes undone for no reason (it wont stay latched), I had a flat and the tire jack broke while jacking up the van, I was stopped at a red light and all of a sudden my van just proceeded to go and I no control other than running in a ditch to stop, the van always drifts to the right when driving and dealer said it not faulty that's how its made to do, I had 7 sets of tires and the dealership said they couldn't find anything wrong with this vehicle, I had an alignment done 4 times because of the drifting and tires wearing out so often, I have had the ball bearings replaced 2 times, I had the ac recharged with freon 2 times it just wouldn't keep cool, the back defroster sometimes doesn't defrost making it impossible to see while driving, bad smell coming from van it smells like a skunk and it makes it hard to breathe.

- Marshall, TX, USA

problem #8

Dec 262003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles
My 2002 Dodge Caravan air bag light is on again! this will be the 2nd time within 10 months! the airbags will be deactivated by spring time if I have to do it myself! I will never buy another new vehicle with a working airbag system either!

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #7

May 282003

Caravan

  • 16,000 miles
When vehicle was not running, it rolled down a hill at 40 mph and airbags did tot deploy. Dealer notified.

- Indian Mound, TN, USA

problem #6

Feb 242002

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,700 miles
2002 Dodge Caravan 5700 miles, not a typo five thousand seven hundred miles! airbag light is now on and staying on. Key Chrysler is going to look at van Feb 25 2002. From reading other posts I dont have much faith in them fixing the problem. Personally I think airbags should be totally optional!

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 202002

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,132 miles
Consumer states battery service light came on indicating highs voltage or low voltage. Dealer has inspected the vehicle several time and could not duplicate or correct the problem. Ts the consumer stated that the air bag light would come on while making turns and during normal driving. (the battery system failure and fuel tank both had recalls) scc

- Centerville, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 042002

(reported on)

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealership informed consumer that the clock spring needed replacement.

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 052002

Caravan

  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle has problems with the air bag light coming on the panel all the time.vehicle has been at the shop 4 times and problem still persist. Nlm

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012002

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light illuminated on dashboard. Dealer has been notified. However, mechanic can not duplicate the problem. Dealer has serviced problem 3 times. Consumer adds air bag light is on constantly. Occasionally goes off for a few miles. Vehicle is leaking power steering fluid.

- Laconia, NH, USA

problem #1

Mar 272002

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Consumer states whiles driving airbag lights comes on radmomly. The dealer they stated that the clock spring comes loose disabiling the airbag. Contacted 2 dealer for parts cannot get due to the fact it is on back order. Nlm

- Greenville, SC, USA

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