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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,933 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.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 122007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles


Metal coolant lines going to rear heater failed. Completely rotted/rusted out ($470 in parts/labor, part was $200). Vehicle had 116K miles on it. Part was replace with new design coolant lines.

- Madison, CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 142006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,931 miles
Metal coolant lines going to rear heater failed. Completely rotted/rusted out ($400 in parts/labor). Vehicle only had 41931 miles on it. Sould be filed under air conditioner, heater, ventilation but there was no cat. For it.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #2

May 222006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,800 miles
I noticed a puddle of antifreeze under my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. I took it into my local repair shop to be diagnosed and they said that it was a rear cooling/heating system pipe that had rusted and was causing my antifreeze to leak out and not properly circulate in my vehicle. I was told that Dodge had a recall so I consulted my local dealer who informed me that the recall was for 2004-2005 model years that are having the same problem but not for my vehicle. I was told I would have to pay for my vehicles problem even though it was the same exact one that was on recall for the newer vehicles. I took my vehicle back to my local repair shop while having to fill the radiator with a gardenhose every time I took it out because the engine was overheating due to this problem. They replaced my rusted steel pipe with the newer designed aluminum pipe that Dodge is now using in the vehicles. This cost $300 to replace.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Equipment failure - 50,000 miles - all coolant steel piping in vehicle rusting from the inside out. Stainless lines from rear heater ok but all other lines rusting. Blisters on piping and lines under passenger seat rusted through and leaking. Had to replace all steel lines with rubber hose. Steel lines not replaceable without removal of engine.

- Peoria, IL, USA

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