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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,212 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.

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2003 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012009


  • 100,000 miles


The side sliding door on the driver's side will not unlock with the unlock button nor are you able to unlock it manually with the child safety switch off. This is a safety hazard as you are unable to unlock or open this door in an emergency. This is the door my small child is accessed through. Apparently it is a very common issue with this vehicle too!!! I can't afford to have a dealer fix it. & there is no other option available.

- Dover , DE, USA

problem #3

Mar 152011


  • 0 miles
2003 Dodge Caravan only equipped with 3 tether latches. Two on the 2nd row buckets and one in the middle of the rear bench. If a child seat is placed in the middle of the bench, you can not fit another child seat beside it. It is not possible to legally and safely install more than three child seats in a 2003 Caravan.

- Whitehorse, 00, USA

problem #2

Aug 072008


  • 52,850 miles
Passenger sliding door on driver side, lock will no longer lock using remote or driver door lock switch, also auto lock at 20mph no longer auto locks, this is safety hazard and theft hazard. Did not know that all doors were not locking items could be easily stolen.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 202005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact owned a 2003 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated while trying to get into vehicle a few weeks ago realized that on the passenger side door there was no key lock to unlock the door from the outside. The vehicle has the keyless entry system which unlocks all of the doors. He driver's side door was the only door that has the actual key lock. The consumer contacted the service dealer, who stated it was the design of the vehicle.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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