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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,000 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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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan accessories - interior problems

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


Flat tire requiring need for use of compact spare tire. The instructions for the spare tire removal do not show a release mechanism that is critical for lowering of the spare tire. The release mechanism is required to lower a nylon fixture that secures the compact spare tire to the underside of the vehicle. Because the instructions did not mention the release mechanism, and the release mechanism was not visible, I had to cut the nylon fixture (suggested by the service department of a Dodge dealership I contacted), which then caused the spare tire to fall down. I was slightly injured but if someone had their head underneath the spare tire when it dropped down, they could be seriously injured. The nylon fixture is now ruined. The original design is poor and the instructions are clearly lacking in the use of the release mechanism.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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