really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
138,100 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced headlight assembly (1 reports)
  3. was offered a "solution" to wash lens clean ($100) (1 reports)
1998 Dodge Caravan lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 122006

Caravan Limited 2.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,058 miles


This is a major safety issue that should long ago have been a recall. You can see not more then 20 feet in front of the vehicle. I tried tooth paste and other cleaning solutions to no avail. Don't know where to find replacement lenses even if I could afford any. Did get new bulbs and tried to elevate the aim upward. Was minimally successful with the latter but the poorly designed seals of the hd lt housing have allowed corrosion over time and the adjustment screws were very rusty and barely adjustable. Also had trouble with the crusty bulb connector during replacement. Am left with a real hazard for night driving visibility.

- , Canton, OH, US

problem #3

Jan 082007

Caravan LE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,341 miles

The Light emitted was not enough to pass State (Mass) inspection. My choices were replace lenses at $300+ or $90 for washing the lens with some sort of solution. I chose the Solution. I got the Sticker (from the Dodge Dealer doing the maintenance). It's now almost a yr later - time for another Sticker ??? The Dodge Dealership has sinice been bought by another in a nearby town. We'll see. Hard to believe that Dodge or the maker of the new fangled lights never "Saw" this coming?

- , Andover, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012001

Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

The headlights on this caravan have always been terrible. Seems like there should have been a recall. I have not replaced the lamps. Any others having this problem and what was your solution??

- , Darien, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 292006

(reported on)

Caravan SE 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Had to replace headlights so I could see. I can't believe that the government NHTSA has not recalled these lamps. It's not like the old days when you changed the bulb. It's real money.

- , Hartland, CT, USA

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