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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 252006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Strut tower corrosion-driver side-rust and metal breaking up-1998 Grand Caravan-purchased new-has 83,500 miles- have had belt problems several times-also windshield wipers intermit failure -rusted out power steering mech. Totally replaced-many brake jobs-and also headlight interior switch seems to fail at times. I need to make a decission to buy a new van with "hand controls" or have this van "hand controls" installed. Me thinks I need to buy a new van and be looking at another manufactor. As it seems like Chrysler/Dodge is not stepping up to all these failures that are seen by too many other van owners;of this 1998 model Caravan. Saw on line a new repair for the strut rusting called ""fusor #112B/mopar 05083855aa. Can be used to fix this problemthe tsb #23-044-02 thru a company called lord Corp. Listed under their oem bulletins and repair recommendations using fusor adhesives. Think I may use this on mine. Hope others can use this also. Thanks.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #4

May 182004

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While using the windshield wipers, the wiper motor failed which caused the blades to stop moving.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 142002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Windshield wipers are uncontrollable. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. sometimes they will not turn off. Sometimes the intermittent function doesn't work. This is a serious distraction and also a big hazard in the rain.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 052003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
All of the original tires on the vehicle experienced tread separation.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 222000

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable when windshield wipers are activated and they cut off. Also, when vehicle is first started they come on automatically, obstructing the view of the driver. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle several times, but problem still exists.

- Tolsa, OK, USA

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