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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,136 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles


Air bag light comes on intermittently. This has been going on for at least three years. I took it to my mechanic who said there was a recall on my model but only up to year 2000(figures). Mechanic replaced "clockspring" but problem persists. Mechanic said if light on during an impact, air bags will not deploy. I suppose someone must die or file suit before anything is done for all of us 2001 Caravan owners. A recall to fix this should definitely be considered / instituted!

- Bohemia, NY, USA

problem #9

Jan 262009

Grand Caravan

  • 92,000 miles
I own a 2001 Grand Caravan with a issue with the air bag clock spring my van was built in Dec of 2000 but is listed as a 2001 now there is a recall on this problem for van up to 2000 but mine falls outside of this recall.

- Madisonville , KY, USA

problem #8

Jan 042009

Grand Caravan

  • 99,000 miles
First my airbag light came on. Then my controls for my radio on my steering wheel quit working. Then my horn quit working. Then my cruise control quit working. This happened in about a 2 month time. I have been told by a couple of mechanics that there is a recall out for this problem. It seems to have a recall for other Dodge vehicles but not my model. Why?

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #7

Jun 012001

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. Ever since June 1, 2001 when the vehicle was purchased, the air bag light illuminates intermittently. Within the last six months, the speed control has become inoperative and shortly afterwards, the horn began to malfunction. Through online research, the contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 04V480000 (air bags), which was related to some of the issues he was experiencing. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 57 and current mileage was 78,247. Updated 09/10/08. Updated 09/11/08

- Aurora , CO, USA

problem #6

Oct 102007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I recently bought a 2001 Dodge Caravan from a buy here pay here dealer. I ran a carfax report and said it came into South Carolina 5/28 2007 with 70743miles on it the dealer who sold it to me repossed it at 79,608 miles which I thought was original miles. I found a receipt in the glove box which I have proof it was in balt. Maryland 5/13 2006 with 71,951 in and out with major repairs. What I want to know what is the real mileage and if there is away I can verify.I have the check engine light and air bag lights staying on. Have I bought hidden used lemon or what"I know when tou sign papers here and it says as is is law. Do you have any suggestions on what to do or am I just stuck"

- Ninetysix, SC, USA

problem #5

Oct 122006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
I rear ended a vehicle in October and my air bag did not deploy.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 212004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 53,900 miles


When hitting a bump at any speed, the air bag light illuminated. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Stanford, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 292001

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
The air bag warning light came on while driving because the clock spring was defective. This resulted in air bag malfunctioning. The clock spring was replaced, but the failure recurred.

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

problem #2

Mar 122002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While driving and without collision occurring passenger's side airbag deployed. Cause unknown.

- Long View, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062002

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While traveling 40-45 mph and as a result of front end collision air bags did not deploy.

- Greenville, MS, USA

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