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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,400 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 022004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


While driving 30 mph consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear and the vehicle jerked. Vehicle was taken to a body shop for inspection, and mechanic determined that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 272004

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Turning left in my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan became almost impossible, when I could get it to turn it would make a loud noise. We had to have the rack & pinion steering replaced at less than 50,000 miles.

- Harrison, AR, USA

problem #3

Oct 232003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Front end road noise that two mechanical shops attempted to repair by replacing sway bar bushings in one shop and a tie arm in the second shop ended up not correcting the problem. Further investigation determined it was the rack and pinion. Clerk at the dealership indicated they had a thousand on order, no exaggeration. He informed me that they all go on the Chrysler minivans. My van is a 2001 Grand Caravan sport with 42000 miles. Manufacturer will not do anything to assist. Sounds like a recall is in order if they are as problematic as I have been informed.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 222003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • 6,000 miles
While driving, the rack and pinion failed causing consumer to lose control of vehicle's steering narrowly avoiding a collision.

- Princeton, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 022002

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and no warning the rack and pinion snap causing the consumer to lose steering control. Dealer notified

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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