10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1996 Dodge Caravan AC / heater problems

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1996 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

May 302006

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Very important part of air conditioning system were missing.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #31

Apr 212004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle was making a popping noise when accelerating. Also, the air conditioner did not work, the electrical doors were defective and horn did not blow.

- Selma, AL, USA

problem #30

Sep 012002

Caravan

  • miles
Called NHTSA via 888 line to check on a recall of an air bag switch transferred to "rowland". he took the make and model info and said there was a "recall" but that NHTSA did not have the VIN #S effected. He gave me the recall number for Chrysler 800-853-1403. "beverly" asked demographic info and after repeated requests she finally did give some info. She says there is "no official" request but that Chrysler is conducting an investigation (she did not give me any expected date of completion). I was given a case # 10626557. I asked to speak with "someone" who could answer my questions about a timeline. I was on hold for approx. 5 minutes and "sharon crenshaw" (supervisor) came on the line and repeated that no timeline is available. I thanked her but told her that NHTSA told me that there was a recall. Sharon said that cars that are included will receive a notice via the mail. I could choose to take my "chances" and go to a dealer and have them check the switch and repair if needed. Then I could submit a request for "possible" reimbursement. I asked if the dealer could compare the problem to the NHTSA description of the switch and tell me if it is the same. Sharon said the dealer does not have access to that information. I told her that what I have is public information from the NHTSA website. Sharon had nothing further to offer.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #29

Sep 252001

Caravan

  • miles

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

Air conditioner : expansion valve failure.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #28

Oct 012000

Caravan

  • miles
Is the air condition unit a recall?

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #27

Aug 172001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Plastic fitting molded to tank cracked, resulting in leakage. Manufacturer notified, vehicle was inspected and repaired by dealer. Also ac belt was replaced.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #26

Jan 012001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Air bag light on the dashboard has come on and will not go off. Dealership has not examined vehicle, but informed consumer he would be responsible for any repairs to vehicle. Consumer states horn also is inoperable. Air conditioner evaporator coil failed. Door locks do not go down automatically.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #25

Jul 152001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1. airbag light stays on, horn quit working. We were told this is the clock spring failure. 2. engine check light on - computer code indicates this is a coil pack failure. 3. transmission replaced at 55,000 mi. 4. windshield wipers come on for no reason 5. A/C freon charge at 98,000 6. water pump failure at 98,000

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #24

Mar 192001

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 20 mph heard a loud explosion with a bang in front of vehicle. Later, found out that transmission had a big hole in it, causing vehicle to lose all power. Had contacted dealer, and they were aware of situation which had not been solved. Consumer is requsting reimbursement for towing, rental car, motel, and repair expenses. Air conditioner failed.

- Lacrosses, WI, USA

problem #23

May 011999

Caravan

  • miles
I was pulling out of a parking lot from a stop and the transmission went out. We had no warning whatsoever.the transmission cost us $1800. To replace. The air conditioner has been nothing but problems, we had a new compressor put in and have had the freeon replaced several different times. The clock spring which controls the airbag, cruise control and horn quit working and cost us $200. To have fixed.

- Madiosn, IN, USA

problem #22

Jun 152000

Caravan

  • miles

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

Air conditioning system replaced.

- Pittsburg, TX, USA

problem #21

Sep 072000

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Kewaunee, WI, USA

problem #20

Jun 011996

Caravan

  • miles
Vehicle A/C has not operated correctly since the car was purchased. New condensor, lines and evaporator have been replaced. In the 4 yrs. I've owned the van, the A/C has not operated one summer without failing.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #19

Jun 252000

Caravan

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Shorewood, WI, USA

problem #18

May 131999

Caravan

  • miles
Air conditioner failed on two occasions and required repairs.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 162000

(reported on)

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The A/C and heat valve stick.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #16

Mar 021998

Caravan

  • miles
A/C compressor and coil failed, caused the A/C system to fail.

- Kula, HI, USA

problem #15

Mar 021998

Caravan

  • miles
A/C compressor and coil failed, caused the A/C system to fail.

- Kula, HI, USA

problem #14

Mar 052000

(reported on)

Caravan

  • miles
Air conditioner causing a loud, grinding noise while running. Slight hesitation of engine while this is happening. Problem increasing in intensity over time.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 101999

Caravan

  • miles
Dodge compromised with me on the cost of repair for this problem. However, I believe that within a year I will have the same problem again with the evaporator coil leaking. There are many people who have experienced this same problem. I hope that they will report it so that you become aware of the severity of the problem. Dodge needs to either recall or at least replace for free these expensive components that are failing prematurely.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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