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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,176 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.

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2004 Dodge Caravan electrical problems

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2004 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 022016


  • 118,652 miles


Intermittent horn turning on. Clockspring was replaced along with front control module. They think hornpad is at fault and will further short clockspring and front control module

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 312014


  • 112,000 miles
When I changed my vehicle battery to a new one the gas only drops to a half a tank its will not go down to empty but my low fuel light works still my gas gauge does not. How do I fix it or reset it.

- Liverpool, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 272013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
Mysteriously my headlights stopped working last night. Had to drive home in the dark which was very dangerous. As well as my windshield washer fluid pump will not turn on. This seems to be a recurring problem with this make and year. Why hasn't Dodge done a recall it seems to be the problem is far too widespread and common in these vans.

- Calgary Alberta Canada, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 182012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


When driving down the interstate at 60mph the windshield wipers turned on all by themselves and would not shut off even when we stopped and turned the van conpletely off they were still going. Everything was positioned on off there was no power on in the van at all.

- Highgate Center, VT, USA

problem #2

Sep 132009


  • 112,406 miles
The issue is with the Dodge Caravan 2004 ECM's, there are numerous complaints of these parts going out on these vans. I just had mine go out on my way to osu hospital two hours away from home. There was no warning at all one min my van is fine the next it jerked, engine light comes on and van drops in low gear and will not shift. Had tested by dealer with simulator and it was the ECM, I did some checking to see if there was a recall, to my surprise no recall but this is a known problem with these vans. The issue is: If known problem and the repair price is very costly why has there not been a recall? in my case there was no accident thankfully, now had we not been in traffic that was slow moving we would have for sure caused accident when it dropped in to low gear. These vans a normally used for families and most of us can not afford the price it cost to have our van fixed. I myself did alot of checking around on this issue before even considering to file this and decided that we as the owners should not have to pay for a very well known problem with these vans it should be the makers responsibility to do a recall and fix it. The part alone was to cost $750, test done to see if that's what it was cost $140 and grand total with labor $1200 now thankful I had the resources to get this but to those of us who do not they are out of family transportation. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

- St. Marys, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 052006

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
: the contact stated the wipers and horn intermittently malfunction. While this occurred the horn blew and the headlights flickered. Although several inspections have been made, the dealer can not duplicate the problem.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

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