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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 152002

Grand Caravan

  • miles


Warping occurs on disks car shakes when brakes applied.

- Farmingville, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012001

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Dirt, sand, and mud gets onto the rotor disc and the brake pads and causes the brakes to slip and also wear prematurely. The repair shop says that the manufacturer eliminated the shield on the inside so that debris can get onto the disc and pad much easier. They also said that the rotor discs are wearing prematurely from this as well as the fact that the discs have defective steel (air bubbles entrapped during manufacturing of the discs become exposed at pits through wear resulting in additional buildup of dirt and wear).

- Plover, WI, USA

problem #2

May 302000

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Bks failed in nov1999(19kmiles)rplcd dvr rotors, pads, caliper sticking, dealer greased would not cover under warranty, back bks w/N engage, adjtd. Feb2000(25.5K ml) frt pads worn, caliper pops when pedal released. Dealer greased. May2000 bks failed to work, cuased acident, dlr claims nothing wrong. Jun2000 failed safty test due to rear brakes not engaging.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #1

Jul 011999

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Right rear hydraulic wheel cylinder failed, causing loss of breaking power. This caused premature wear of front disc pads which resulted in overheating and warpage of front rotors. Rear wheel cylinders were replaced as were front disc pads and rotors turned. Dealer stated wear on brake pads and rotors were not under warranty after 12000 miles.

- Milford, VA, USA

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