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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 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.

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.

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Consumer complained about a rack and pinion steering and other problems. Consumer drove over a rough pothole with a metal flatbed on top at a low speed. While driving at a street at 25 mph consumer made a right turn and there was popping noise in the steering wheel. The noise was evident only when turning to the left or right. Took vehicle back to dealer, who said there was a problem with front alignment, but that was all. However, insurance company noted there were problems with rack and pinion steering /front alignment/ radiator, and the transmission pan. Also, consumer noted the engine light was constantly on and it smoked after driving a long period of time. Oil was changed regularly. Vehicle has had a recent front end alignment but no other repairs.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Aug 182003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The radiator relay switch on my 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan keeps going out, causing radiator fans to not run and vehicle to overheat. This is third time. Once in April, July and now August. Dealer repalces relay each time and moves it on second time with new ground. Failed a third time.

- Gardendale, AL, USA

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