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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
62,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Dodge Caravan transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012010

Caravan 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


The 2002 Dodge Carvan has had major recalls one being on the transmission. The transmission light all come on and stay on when your driving or crank the car. This also causes the car to switch in a higher gear and red line your engine (ruin your engine) if your driving fast.

The other know problem I have encountered since I owned the car new has been the transmission slipping noise. I do not know of a recall but this also is a major defect.

My suggestion is to stay away from dodge. They have poor quality and really can cost you a mint in the long run.

- , Alice Springs, NT, Australia

problem #1

Jun 162007

(reported on)

Caravan LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

I have had my van to 3 repair shops and none can figure out what is wrong with the shifting of this vehicle. Sometimes it drives fine and other times it just won't shift or it shifts very forcefully after sticking.

- , Springfield, OH, USA

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