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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,396 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.

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 117,000 miles

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

The front of the vehicle started shimmying and the steering wheel. At first, it started at about 55 mph. Now it is doing it at lower and lower speeds. There are pages and pages of complaints with the same issue. It is also very hard to turn the steering wheel when going slow. There is a safety recall for the front suspension and lower control arm. Campaign no 01V152000 but the local dealership said my VIN number was not included. How can you continue to let them sell defective vehicles and not make them recall all affected vehicles? they said the same thing about my Ram truck. There's a recall on it and they said my vehicle was not in the recall, but it has the same issue with the steering column and the air and heat going out. I wish I had read the number of complaints against them on your site and on all the other sites before I bought these lemons. You should also check out www.daimlerchryslervehicleproblems.com/ that is just one of the websites detailing the number of deaths caused by Dodge. I am going to make a complaint against them to the justice department also. Maybe if they investigate, you will finally do something about all these problems.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 112003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,447 miles
While driving at any speed consumer heard a rattling sound coming from the front of the vehicle. Dealer examined the vehicle, and found that the sway bar links broke. This problem occurred twice. The sway bar link, bushings and nuts were all replaced.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 232004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,139 miles
Bushings on right lower control arm failed. Problem was not diagnosed by price Dodge in new castle, de, in Nov '03, necessitating replacement of entire front suspension in Feb '04.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #1

Mar 222001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling at approximately 40 to 45 mph when transmission slipped and caused vehicle to lose power. Dealership has not seen vehicle. Engine check light has remained on. Dealer stated that seals and piston failed, consumer stated there was a banging noise when downshifting, dealer stated this was normal operation. While driving, steering would shake, dealer stated wheels were out of balance. Consumer stated there was a rattle in the dash. Consumer stated passenger front weatherstrip was not tight enough and had a small water leak, side moulding around door is mishapen, dealer replaced.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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