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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1999 Dodge Caravan

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1999 Dodge Caravan, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: DRIVER AIR BAG CLOCKSPRING FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04013

    Component(s): Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: DRIVER AIR BAG CLOCKSPRING FAILURE

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ04001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 28, 2004
    • Date Closed: June 04, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: AIR BAG CLOCKSPRING

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA01007

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: POST COLLISION FUEL SYSTEM

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA99013

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 11, 1999
    • Date Closed: August 10, 2001
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary:

  5. INVESTIGATION: POST-COLLISION FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 03, 1999
    • Date Closed: June 11, 1999
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly:Filler Pipe And Cap

    Summary: The filler tube hose may separate from the fuel tank certain crash modes.

  6. INVESTIGATION: DC MINIVAN FUEL INJECTOR RAIL LEAK

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ00008

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Leakage of the fuel injector rails allegedly from nitrile rubber O-rings, resulting in engine compartment fires

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