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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,721 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 312007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the instrument panel lights illuminate intermittently. The vehicle has been to the dealer on three occasions for this failure. She stated that her radio and ABS light are currently experiencing the same failure. The ABS light is constantly illuminated and the radio activates approximately once per month for two hours. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 95,000 and failure mileage was 300.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #10

Nov 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The air bag light goes on and off periodically. There was concern that the air bag would not deploy when needed or, conversely, it would deploy without any warning. Took it to the dealer, he indicated that a spring needed to be replaced. As I was looking into recalls for this problem, I noticed that, although there was no recall, there were plenty of complaints. Why is this defect allowed to coninue to give consumers problems, but there is no action from the manufacturer to fix via a recall?

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 172005

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light is on when car is in motion. Dealer said it was a "clockspring failure" and that it needed to be replaced.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #8

Apr 062005

Grand Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,800 miles

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

Air bag light comming on and going off.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 012004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
My 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport has a non-functioning air bag system due to a faulty clock spring assembly. I also own a 2000 Caravan that has been recalled for a faulty air bag clock spring ass'Y. my neighbor has a 2002 Grand Caravan sport that has been recalled. Dodge refuses to issue a recall for my 2001 car.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 042004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The air bag light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed consumer that a recall was not for this vehicle. The consumer would have to pay for parts and labor. The consumer stated that the recall dealt with the same problem she was having with her vehicle.

- Glen Gardner, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 182001

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,830 miles

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

While driving at any speed air bag light stayed on. Dealer examined the vehicle, and found that the clockspring was defective. Clockspring was replaced four times. Also, dashboard lights and headlights came and off whenever they wanted to.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #4

Apr 012004

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Air bag light will light up when driving. Had vehicle serviced and clockspring was replaced. This item has been recalled on my other vehicle same make and year different model. Wondering why it has not been recalled for this vehicle as well.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #3

May 062004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Clock spring failure. Airbag light constantly going off and on. Contacted manufacturer-stated that no recall on my vehicle, but there were some recalls for that year and model, but mine was not manufactured during that time frame. ("?") told that the airbag would not work when light was on. Recall needed!!!!

- Wilson, AR, USA

problem #2

Sep 012003

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Clockspring failed, causing airbag sensor light to stay on.

- Chandlerville, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 222003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While driving, the air bag warning light illuminated. Dealer diagnosed that the air bag module and sensor had failed and replaced.

- Princeton, TX, USA

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