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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152000

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When braking in a sudden stop it causes extended stopping distance. Dealer was notified and unable to locate cause, prior to the side caliper failure at 34743, the vehicle would not stop, but would glide to S stop, stopping distance was extended, steering column is loose, a spring was changed but the column is llose again, the brakes occasionally depress on it's own, the consumer notices this more when the vehicle is idling a a light.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 102002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While waiting on a traffic ligh vehicle rear end another vehicle while applying brakes. Dealer and the manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 031998

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Descending mountain out of yosemite. Front brakes overheated and caught fire. Flames visible through wheel spokes on both left front and right front wheels. Put out fire with water. Valve cover on tire stem melted but no other user visible damage. Dealer inspected brakes and adjusted rear brakes to handle more load, said everything else looks ok. I believe anytime normal use of the vehicle causes flames it is a safety hazard.

- Coppell, TX, USA

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