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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,555 miles

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2003 Dodge Caravan steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 152005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Took my 2003 Dodge Caravan in for an oil changes and was informed by the dealership (after hearing a knocking noise) that the followings things need to be replaced on the van that on has 51,000 miles on it: Steering rack and front sway bar bushings along with the alternator and belt.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 152005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
: the contact stated there was a knocking sound coming from the driver's side of the vehicle. This happened every time the vehicle was driven over a bump in the road. It was taken to the dealership for maintenance and the noise was inspected. They recommended replacement of the alternator, rack and pinion steering, and sway bar bushings. Due to the low mileage on the vehicle the contact was seeking a second opinion before making any repairs.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 302004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated the vehicle made a growling noise. On colder days one could hear noise more often. In warm weather one would not hear the noise as often. He contacted the dealer, the dealer determined that rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced. They suggested he contact the manufacturer.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 062005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,775 miles
The power steering rack and pinion assembly on my 2003 Dodge Caravan has had to be replaced twice in 50000 miles of driving. There was no specific event leading to these componant failures. The defect causes rough vehicle handling I.e. alignment problems. This will be the third rack and pinion assembly installed on this vehicle, factory installed and two replacements. Originally installed assembly was discarded. The two repalcements were performed by the original selling dealership, monroe Chrysler superstores, using mopar replacements.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012003

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
There is a substantial 'rattle' coming from the rack and pinion steering, started at about 47,000 miles. Unable to determine if it can cause a steering problem.

- Kresegeville, PA, USA

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