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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,167 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262011

Grand Caravan 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,167 miles

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

I took my van to the dealership because the brakes don't work. I have disc brakes on all 4 tires. The ABS light was on, the dealer reset the module and the light went off, however...I still have no power brakes....manual mode and requires extensive pressure to stop...

Why can't I get a resolution..the recall work was never performed Recall Date: OCT 29, 1996 Model Affected: 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Summary: THE MASTER CYLINDER REAR SEAL, BETWEEN THE HYDRAULIC FLUID AND THE VACUUM RESERVOIR, MAY NOT SEAL ADEQUATELY ALLOWING HYDRAULIC FLUID TO BE DRAWN INTO THE POWER ASSIST VACUUM RESERVOIR. Consequences: AS THE HYDRAULIC FLUID IN THE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR DECREASES, THE LEVEL SENSOR WILL DETECT THE LOSS OF FLUID AND ILLUMINATE THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BRAKE WARNING LAMP. CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE WITH THE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED CAN RESULT IN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCES. Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES. ADDENDUM (4-14-97): VEHICLES INSPECTED PER CHRYSLER RECALL NO. 707 AND FOUND TO BE OUTSIDE THE LISTED SUSPECT MASTER CYLINDER DATE CODE RANGE, MUST NOW HAVE THE MASTER CYLINDER PRIMARY PISTON REPLACED (CHRYSLER RECALL NO. 714). Potential Units Affected: 18997 Notes: CHRYSLER CORPORATION

- , Sweetwater, ID, USA

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