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Average Mileage:
97,063 miles
Total Complaints:
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182015

Grand Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,063 miles


It really is a death trap waiting to happen. Each time while driving and this Dodge Caravan decided to shut off. I was able to manually steer this thing off to the side of the road with no power steering or power brakes! The reason I know it is electrical is because you can take the battery terminals off and let it set for 30 minutes, reconnect the terminals, and it will start and go for another unknown amount of time. I have changed the computer brain, the throttle sensor, fuel pump and fuel filter and it still stops in the middle of the road or at a traffic light. Over a thousand dollars later the car is still broke! If this thing kills me I want my wife to sue Chrysler for making such a death trap!

It would be fantastic to have a brand new 1960 Chevy with no computers on board, no sensors, no electric fuel pumps in the fuel tank, no air bags, no seat belts and no headaches like a modern car has. Most folks on fixed income have to purchase and rely on used cars for transportation and the more stuff they load on these new over priced cars, the more stuff there is to brake down later. This Grand Caravan is a good example of what I'm talking about and its nothing compared to the newer cars.

I just need a reliable mechanic that's fair and knows what he's doing!

- , Splendora, TX, USA

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