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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,838 miles

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 052010

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles

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

1998 Dodge Caravan strut towers rusting through.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 152010

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The strut tower is defective and fails causing loss of control and possible injury this happens on all new (1995 and newer) body style minivans made by Chrysler/Dodge and driven in climate where salt is used on the roads in the winter. The strut tower requires patches welded to reinforce the corroded area.

- South Wales, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 157,025 miles
Front strut cone on passenger side is rusted, leaving a 3 X 3 inch gap besides the strut mount. Had an estimate done for repair which is approximately 1.3K including labor on one side. Car runs great at 157.7K miles, recently had to buy a new gas pump, water pump, ABS sensor, and brake caliper on drivers side. All leading up to 1.2K in repairs including labor. Chrysler/Dodge should have a recall on this issue as this can be a potential risk on the road, specially on highway commutes.

- Cicero, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 112008

Grand Caravan

  • 152,000 miles

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

I was told by several people I could report an issue here. I have a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Although, the vehicle has 185K miles and runs awesome, the strut tower on the drivers side as almost disintegrated., the passenger side iis still solid as a rock. Come to find out, this has been an ongoing issue for about 6 model years. My question is why has Chrysler not made and attempt to assist owners with this fix. The cause is a dumb one and has been addressed on 2003 and newer models. The cost to fix one side is about $400 for one side and nearly $650 for both sides. This is a lot of money to spend on someonelses mistake. Metal on metal will not remain solid for ever, myself as a chef knows this. When I asked around for estimates, . every single place knew the issue and they all knew what year my car was and they could tell me how severe the towers were before they even looked under my hood!!!!can someone please tell me if Chrysler has made an attempt to assist paying for this blatant mistake they made in manufacturing?

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 192008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
1) defect discovered on vehicle safety inspection 2) corrosion on drivers side strut tower 3) vehicle operation is unsafe, corrosion could lead to separation of strut from strut tower causing loss of control, potential collision, vehicle damage and injury to occupants. Repair to strut tower is required.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 211998

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Experienced front end noise, two tsb's performed #19-14-97 and 23-001-97 (tie rod ends and cradle bolts replaced), however continued noise due to loose left front axle nut.

- Ventura, CA, USA

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