If you find CarComplaints.com is helpful ... We rely completely on word of mouth. Talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, tell your mother-in-law. Help us help more people.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,250 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.

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #12

May 012006

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Both of the headlight covers on the 1997 Grand Caravan were frosted from the inside and the lights did not showing up as bright. They appeared low lit all the time as if the light could not filter through because of the frosted look all the time. This was a hazard. I would like to know why the headlight covers looked like they did. This was a real problem. They looked horrible.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #11

Dec 262006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The plastic headlight lenses on this vehicle have dulled to the point that the headlights have noticeably dimmed to the point that it's difficult to see the roadway at night.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #10

Jan 012004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The owns a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the headlight lenses were no longer transparent, but were turning opaque. The consumer contacted the service dealer, and they stated there were no recalls on this specific component. The headlights would be replaced but at T consumer's expense. The consumer did not contacted the manufacturer.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #9

Sep 012004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

The clear plastic lenses that cover the head lamp bulbs have become extremely clouded and greatly diminish the brightness of the headlights. The dealer has told me that its normal. I have noticed this condition on many other similar vehicles and drivers are not aware of the condition. This condition creates an extreme safety concern for night time driving by reducing visibility. I believe that it is a design defect. There is no mention in the owners manual or maintenance schedule listed by the manufacturer of any required maintenance.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 272003

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
The headlights were dim and consumer was unable to see clearly on the highway while driving at night. Driver took the vehicle to dealer for analysis. Mechanic replaced the headlight bulbs, but problem recurred.

- Big Stone City, SD, USA

problem #7

Mar 192003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Plastic headlight lens on headlights steadily erode by dust or other contaminations in the flow of air.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 092003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the head light lens is discoloring causing low visibility at night. Please provide any additional information.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 112002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Plastic cover over headlights are crusting.

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #4

Nov 052002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both headlight lenses was made of plastic, the exposure of the sun had caused the lenses to become clouded, which reduced the lighting of the headlights.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Consumer states head lamp become poor visibility, fogged and hard to drive. Dealer has been notified,

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 271998

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Inadequate forward visibilty, resulted in rear end collision at night on highway in Florida.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 031998

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head lights are not sufficient.

- Auburn, AL, USA

Not what you are looking for?