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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,192 miles

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 192007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,300 miles

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

Air bag light comes on randomly.airbag faulty. Dealer replaced them at cost $338. Should have been covered with only 44450 miles on 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. Very dissappointed with this vehicle, always in shop. Engine 4 times, tie rod ends, brake calipers, air condition compressor locked up. Etc.

- Concord, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 012002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer Dodge Grand Caravan will go into neutral. The consumer stated on one occasion, the vehicle was in drive, but it would not move. The consumer had to move the lever a few times in order for the vehicle to move. The consumer was told the problem she was experiencing could not be duplicated in the 2 weeks the mechanic had the vehicle. The steering wheel pulled to one side and vibrated when slowing down. The rotors needed to be resurfaced. The emission hose and gas cap were replaced. The passenger side door has to be opened and closed several times before staying shut. The oil pan gasket and axle seal were leaking.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,300 miles
As my wife was driving on the interstate at 70 mph she heard a loud noise then the vehicle came to a stop. Once I arrived at the vehicle, I noticed a trail of oil leading to the vehicle. I looked under to find tho push rod hanging through the oil pan. The vehicle was towed to the shop with the motor replaced. When the test drive was taking place, the mechanic discovered that the computor chip caused the transmission to drop down to low gear in which ran the RPM's into the danger zone which resulted in the engine coming apart. The vehicle had only 59,000 miles on it. I made attempt after attempt to speak with someone at Chrysler and could not even get a return call from anyone other than a dealer. I just received a recall notice about a moister leak from the air conditioner which may lead into a short that could cause a fire. I called the number given on the recall and asked if I could speak to someone at Chrysler, and was told that they do not have any phone #'s. that's when I decided to contact this department. I truly believe that this issue is certainly a risk and should be investigated, as well as expenses reimburesed by Chrysler.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 262004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,360 miles
I own a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. The car stalls while driving. If it starts again, it stalls within 1/4 mile. You can do this only for 3 times before it finally can not be started. Brought the car to the dealership to investigate. First time they replaced the computer program module. The car worked for 100 miles, then died again while I was driving. The dealership started the car and ran a diagnostic but failed to locate any faulty codes. I asked them to take it for a test ride and see what happens. They did, and it died on them. They ran a diagnostic test and said the crankshaft sensor failed. They replaced the crankshaft sensor. Again, less than 100 miles later, the car died. The Dodge dealer seems to be at a loss as to why it is failing and not starting. I have owned the car for 3 years and have never had a problem with it. This seems to have them stymied. I am reporting this because there are not indications prior to failure. You lose all power to the car.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles
While driving at 5-10 mph vehicle stalled and then completely locked up coming off of a ramp. Upon starting again it started to jerk. Took vehicle to the dealer. The problem still exists.

- Hawkinsville, GA, USA

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