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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,644 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #8

May 132007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,300 miles


Air bag warning light comes on as soon as weather temperature exceeds 20 centigrade.. did this in 2006 and has done again in May 2007. Local dealer said it was a possible sensor problem in front bumper area. Had done nothing as problem disappeared when temperature fell to below 20 centigrade.

- Mount Hope, 00, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Mar 262006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
During normal driving operations the airbag warning light would intermittently come on. Now it comes on at the start of the engine, and does not turn off. It appears that this is the same clockspring problem as was recalled earlier.

- Apo, AP, USA

problem #5

Jan 122006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


: the contact stated the air bag light continued to illuminate without previous problems with the air bags. The vehicle has not been seen by a dealer or repair shop. Updated 2/16/2006 -

- Harrison Township, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 052005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
I have 2002 Dodge Caravan and have had to replace the airbag sensors for both the passenger and driver bags since the summer of 2005. Each failed at a separate time. I have a service contract on the vehicle (roughly 50,000 miles) but had to pay the deductible.

- Colchester, CT, USA

problem #3

Mar 162005

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,650 miles
Driver's side airbag light stayed on. Dealer made a diagnostic check and concluded that the airbag system in the car would be inoperable unless the airbag was replaced at a cost of $900. When I protested I was informed that the manufacturer would pay for the airbag, but not the labor, $400. Since this was a clear violation of vehicle safety on a 3 year old car, it would appear to be recognized by the manufacturer as such, then I appeal for a recall on the grounds of manufacturer's negligence.

- Louisa, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Consumer's air bag light came on and stayed on. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and the clock spring was replaced. This vehicle was not included in the clock spring NHTSA recall 04V480000 due to VIN.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 212004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The air bag light stayed on after the clock spring was replaced some time ago.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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