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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
33,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 072011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

Our 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.8 AWD began cutting out on acceleration and at intersections recently. Currently it will die 3 or 4 times in a half a mile when it is cold. This condition has nearly caused an accident on multiple occasions as the car will stop in the middle of an intersection with out warning. No cel is present all maintenance is up to schedule. Fuel filter, spark plugs, wires, air filter, cleaned throttle body. Dealer has no idea what it can be. This is not a safe car and should be recalled due to this dangerous flaw.

- Deer Lodge, MT, USA

problem #5

Sep 082009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
I entered cooling system problems, ABS braking, steering, window motors and entire rusting under carraige.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 282007

Grand Caravan

  • miles
On November 28, 2007 my 2 year old son, dylan fisher depetro lost his life, along with 9 month old amelia demeuse, to a minivan fire that also seriously injured two others in the town of luxemburg, wi. Our son's sitter ran some errands for another little girl's 1st birthday. While she was in a hardware store, purchasing decorations, the minivan, holding five children (along with my son) caught fire. The cause remains under investigation. I hold no anger towards sue laluzerne, the sitter. She loved my son and my son loved her. However, I know that my son's death was not in vain. He was called home to jesus for a reason and I feel it's my calling to ensure that something like this never happens again. The minivan was destroyed by fire in less than 5 minutes. My son was pronounced dead at the scene from smoke inhalation and soot. He probably only took two breaths before becoming unconscious. Although the cause has not been determined, I firmly believe that there is no excuse for a vehicle becoming consumed in flames in such a short time. My son was in a car seat that was built into the minivan; a seat that contained highly flammable, toxic materials. We are working with gil ross, a lawyer out of Chicago, to help us during this time. There is no amount of money that could ever ease the pain of losing my child. What I really want to happen out of all of this is for the auto industry to stop using flammable materials in their seats, especially if car seats are built in. I want people to be trained in the use of car seats in cpr classes across the nation and a mechanism for quick release of a car seat in the event of an accident or fire. I ask for your help in making the world aware of this safety issue and helping us to change the safety standards. My son deserves this. Thank you.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 312002

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Air bag clockspring has been replaced 6 times. There was a leak inside the vehicle on the passenger's side, a broken chain on the driver's slider door, a hesitation upon acceleration and a stalling problem (possible fuel filter problem), and a grinding noise due to the idler pulley being faulty. The consumer request compensation.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 152002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I have had numerouse problems with the veh since it was purchased new, May 2002. Veh has a rough idle while stopped in gear, dealer states they are waiting for a computer update. To date still have problem. Problem with starter, same grinds on first start in extreme cold weather. Dealer replaced 2 starters and flywheel. Problem with trans, hard bang felt when slowing up between 8-5 mph. Said problem is intermittant and dealer has not driven veh long enough to get condition. Dealer has replaced numerous parts of trans, problem still exist. Car has been in several times for power steering leak and vibration. Numerous parts replaced. I have contacted Chrysler and spoke with the district manager and advised him of all the complaints with veh and problems that still exist. I told him I did not want the veh. He advised me he would look into my file and call me back.its been two months and I have left him several messages and he still has not returned my calls. His name is victor rosario. Chrysler has left me no choice but to file the lemon law. As of today I am waiting for a hearing date too be set.

- Croton, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 152002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I have had numerouse problems with the veh since it was purchased new, May 2002. Veh has a rough idle while stopped in gear, dealer states they are waiting for a computer update. To date still have problem. Problem with starter, same grinds on first start in extreme cold weather. Dealer replaced 2 starters and flywheel. Problem with trans, hard bang felt when slowing up between 8-5 mph. Said problem is intermittant and dealer has not driven veh long enough to get condition. Dealer has replaced numerous parts of trans, problem still exist. Car has been in several times for power steering leak and vibration. Numerous parts replaced. I have contacted Chrysler and spoke with the district manager and advised him of all the complaints with veh and problems that still exist. I told him I did not want the veh. He advised me he would look into my file and call me back.its been two months and I have left him several messages and he still has not returned my calls. His name is victor rosario. Chrysler has left me no choice but to file the lemon law. As of today I am waiting for a hearing date too be set.

- Croton, NY, USA

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