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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,212 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.

2003 Dodge Caravan wheels / hubs problems

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2003 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 012010

Caravan

  • miles

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

15" cooper lifeliner gls tires of various ages from new to 2 years old are cracking on the inside edge near the rim. We have approximately 38 tires showing this condition. We have purchased new tires from another company as replacements. We feel obligated to let people know as we feel this is a serious safety concern. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Greenfield, NH, USA

problem #6

Oct 182010

(reported on)

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Dodge Caravan. Consumer writes in regarding tire installation services at sam's club. The consumer purchased five tires from two different locations, but the same company. The tires that were installed were bf goodrich P215/70R15 97T touring T/a pro tires. A few days later, the consumer noticed that one of the tires was in fact the wrong size tire and had an inadequate load carrying capacity for his vehicle. He also noticed the tires were almost worn out and needed to be replaced. The consumer stated with the tires wearing out prematurely, it was a testament that the tires were inadequate for his vehicle.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 052008

Caravan

  • miles
My Dodge van has four "slow leak" Bridgestone tires. What should I do? I had this problem since I got this van. Do not buy Bridgestone tires. Bridgestone 215/65R16 98T M+S el4213Z dot 7X6V cto 2203 C19L tubeless radial.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 182009

Caravan

  • 70,810 miles

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

I have received two different douglas 215/70R 15bwx-tracii tires. Both have separated on me. The tires are no longer usable. I am not happy with the quality of tire. These occurrences happened within 2 months of each other.

- Riverton, WY, USA

problem #3

Dec 212008

Caravan

  • 20,776 miles
We experienced a sidewall blowout of a Bridgestone turanza EL42 (21565R16 98T) on our 2003 Dodge Caravan (only 20,800mi) when I drove to the home. When I check other tires. I found a same problem on another tire --- few cracks on the sidewall.

- Barrington, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 172006

Caravan

  • miles
2003 Grand Caravan tire blew out. The consumer stated the cruise control was set and all of a sudden, she felt the vehicle swerve to the right and hit the guardrail.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
Consumer stated the vehicle's manual and the tire manual have special custom showing a tread pattern with solid rubber on the side of the tire. As a result, water was unable to escape which caused the tire to hydro plane or spin easily when driving on wet surfaces. The consumer replaced the tires which corrected the problem, but the fuel was less per gallon than anticipated in the manuals.

- Sussex, WI, USA

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