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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,409 miles

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 072010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Dodge Grand Caravan just went up in flames while driving within maybe 5 minutes fire fighters control the situation but the motor, battery, everything in front inside hood just melted I really need help I had just finished paying it when this happened. I attribute this to the faulty electrical recalls it has as well as the fuel. Help. At least I want a replacement.

- Calexico, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 282008

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan sometimes the fuel gauge will go to empty suddenly, and a little later, it will go back to the actual reading. It happens sporadically.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #5

Sep 172008

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan sometimes the fuel gauge will go to empty suddenly, and a little later, it will go back to the actual reading. It happens sporadically, but I did not know that it could be reported. Thank you

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 042002

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

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

On July 4, 2002 my 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan was involved in a low speed rollover in which the vehicle came to rest upside down. In the minutes following the rollover the vehicle caught on fire and burned completely up. My wife and 3 children were traveling in the vehicle when this happened and all 3 by the grace of god were pulled to safety by persons near the accident. Two months later I received a recall on the van from the dealer indicating there was a recall on the fuel system to replace a part that may cause a fire in the event of a rollover.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Nov 172004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles
Gas pump malfunctioned, causing overfill of gas tank. Gas tank system allows for capture and evaporation of overfill. Vents for air flow in vehicle allow gasoline fumes/vapors into passenger compartment of vehicle. This creates a problem if you have passengers or need to use the vehicle. All occupants are forced to sit inside of an enclosed vehicle with gasoline vapors. Brought concern to dealer and dealer said vehicle was operating within design parameters and advised not to overfill tank. Overfill was not intentional and dealer advise does not correct problem. Dealer stated that the evaporative system was mandated by federal government regulations. Dealer also stated that all new cars have similar systems and if they are overfilled fumes/vapors will be present in passenger compartment as well. I believe that this is a design/manufacture problem that needs to be corrected. Dealer will not work with me but only states that the system is working the way it was designed. I am not comfortable putting my family/children into the vehicle and driving it while it is full of gasoline fumes/vapors. As a career firefighter I recognize that gasoline is most volitile in the vapor state. I have brought this information to the manufacturers/dealers attention and have been told that there is nothing that they can/will do.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 012002

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
I have a Dodge Grand Caravan 2003. It did ok for about six months after that it has been one problem after another. When I'm waiting to go on a road if I take my foot off brake it starts rolling backward fast. You have to hold the brake while pushing the gas to keep it from rolling back. It's steering has given me trouble, the gas gauge has caused problems, etc.... I have contacted Dodge several times, but have gotten no help from them.

- Newport, TN, USA

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