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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,632 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 042005

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

While driving at approximately 70 mph, the differential came apart, resulting in vehicle shut down. Driver had to have vehicle towed to a transmission shop. Also, the ball joints on the front left wheel broke apart.

- La Vista, NE, USA

problem #3

Mar 232004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles
Differential pin came out, hit transmission housing and broke a hole in it. Costing me over $1700 to repair. Transmission shop commented they have seen this in Chrysler products other times.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 052003

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,027 miles
Transmission in 1998 Grand Caravan needs to be replaced. According to the transmission repair shop, I have a broken differential pin.

- Scarborough, ME, USA

problem #1

Feb 102001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The problem with this vehicle is that the transmissio had to be replaced with less than 50,000 miles on it. I bought a new vehicle for the security and so that I would not be inconvenienced with major repairs. That theory was thrown out the window with this problem. Differential pin was worn is what the dealership diagnosed as the problem and gave me the choice of rebuilding or replacing transmission. I have to say that I was a little alarmed when I was told how long I would be without the vahicle because the part was on backorder. This leads me to believe that problems with the transmsission are not uncommon. I furhter believe my theory to be true because whenever I mention it to people they are not surprised and basically tell me that it happens all the time to Caravan. So, $2091.25 poorer, I am writing this in hopes that this doesn't have to happen to other owners of Dodge Caravan. The dealership and manufacturer were of absolutely no help when it came to rectifying this problem. Therefore, you have a letter from one extremely unhappy and irate Dodge Caravan owner (although not for long, because I am looking to trade).

- Turner, ME, USA

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