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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,387 miles

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #72

Sep 012014

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #71

May 032010

Grand Caravan

  • 195,000 miles
I approached a red light hit the brakes. The car did not stop. I hit two cars and the median. The passenger air bag deployed nut not the driver side. I had major injuries including broken ankle, hand, ribs and breathing. I spent 3 months in the hospital.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #70

Feb 022015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
There are at least 4 recall items listed for this vehicle. I have never been contacted by the manufacturer. Should I be concerned" if yes, what should I do"

- Sequim, WA, USA

problem #69

Jan 012013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to unsatisfactory service on vehicle. The consumer stated a few weeks ago, the air bag light illuminated, and the horn and cruise control stopped working, the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, along with a copy of the safety recall letter regarding problems with the clockspring. After an hour, the dealership informed the consumer the problem was with the electrical system, not the clockspring and that it would take more than two hours to troubleshoot the electrical problem, and there would be a charge to diagnose the problem, plus the repair charges. The consumer refused their offer. A few days later, the consumer took the vehicle to another establishment, where the mechanic's first reaction was the clockspring. An hour later, the clockspring was replaced and all of the lost functionalities were restored.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #68

Nov 222011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Upon the vehicles impact the air bag did not come out of the steering wheel which causing an injury to the driver.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #67

Jul 012009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 59,492 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the brake line failed and was repaired by the dealer. The clockspring was also replaced according to a recall without the contact's consent. When the contact retrieved the vehicle, all of the electrical components were flashing on and off intermittently in the passenger compartment. The horn did not operate and there were other electrical issues with the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were less than 59,492. Updated 08/19/09 updated 08/20/09.

- Eerie, PA, USA

problem #66

May 052008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 140,250 miles

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

The clock spring on my Dodge Caravan failed rendering the air bag, speed control and horn useless. It required $200 repair to replace the spring.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #65

Jan 312008

(reported on)

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan with defective clockspring. Consumer stated that the recall stated if the problem wasn't acknowledged then, and did happen in the future to take it to get it fixed free. Consumer was told no about getting reimbursed for repair. Kb the consumer was denied reimbursement because the consumer took his vehicle to a private shop instead of the dealer.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #64

Jun 042007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle was involved in a rear end collision and crashed into the vehicle in front of her at 5 mph. The air bag failed to deploy and the seat came off track during the crash. Due to the seat position, the contact could not depress the brake pedal or control the steering. The current and failure mileages were 124,000.

- Cocolalla, ID, USA

problem #63

Jun 082006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The air bag light stays on and the horn and cruise don't work. They replaced the clock spring a few years ago but I wasn't having any problems then but I am now.

- Somerset, OH, USA

problem #62

Dec 312005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I own a 1998 Dodge Caravan and was in a front end collision. None of the front air bags deployed.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #61

May 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan experiencing problems with the horn. There was a leak in the filler neck on the master cylinder. The consumer was informed that the air bags failed and that was the reason why the horn did not operate. The air bag had never deployed. In 2002 the clock switch for the air bag was replaced. The consumer requested assistance to help against the charge of the horn repair.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #60

Nov 092004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer lost control of the vehicle while driving. The air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained head injuries. The vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. Please fill in additional information. The consumer stated the accident happened 4 days before she received the recall notice in the mail regarding the air bags. The consumers daughter was driving on a highway that changed from pavement to gravel, when the pavement ended, she started to fish tail, she stepped on the brake, which sent her into a spin twice.

- Elmer City, WA, USA

problem #59

Nov 022004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pressing down the horn a light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. The consumer received a recall notice(wb663712D17) for the clock spring. The mechanic informed the consumer that this recall was not for this vehicle. Please provide additional information.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #58

Apr 282004

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a off center frontal collision on the passenger side. An impact of 30 mph. The top latches on the intergrated child seat has open on impact. The manufacturer was notified and they will be sending out an investigator to inspect the intergrated seat and the vehicle.please provide any further informatrion.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #57

Jul 172004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
Brakes failed, causing a collision. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. Consumer complained to the manufacturer about the horn not working, and the brake failure. Manufacturer inspected the vehicle and found no defects. Recall 04V480000 for clock spring was issued, and consumer stated this was the cause of the accident.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #56

Mar 052003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Nar 03/05/2003 the consumer experienced intermittent illumination. Clock spring needed to be replaced.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #55

Jun 102004

Grand Caravan

  • 86,000 miles
Consumer's air bag warning light illuminated after starting the V ignition. Recall02V293000 wa sissued. Dealership would not repair the problem because the VIN was not included.

- Manchester, PA, USA

problem #54

May 212004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Air bag warning lamp illuminated. Horn failure/speed control failure.

- Florissant , MO, USA

problem #53

Jan 112004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
While driving cruise control light began to illuminate along with the air bag light. Consumer took vehicle to the dealership, and they informed consumer that clock spring cracked. The tensioner seized.

- Houston, TX, USA

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