definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,480 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan AC / heater problems

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 252005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 76,918 miles


The consumer received an extended warranty letter from Chrysler stating that the air condition compressor was bad and may need repair. The instructions stated to do nothing unless repair was needed. The offer was good through 70000 miles. The consumer's A/C compressor went out at 76000 miles. The consumer believes her vehicle's A/C compressor should be replaced under the warranty although the vehicle was over the mileage stated in the warranty.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 152005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact received a recall letter a couple of months ago concerning air conditioner (A/C) ducts that may drip moisture into the radio and may lead to a fire/ short circuit which may cause a fire. The contact stated when she bought the car she had a different radio installed in the car other than the one that was in the car because she wanted a cd. The salesman told her to go somewhere else and purchase another radio. She wanted to purchase another radio from Chrysler, but the salesperson advised her it would be cheaper to go elsewhere to purchase the radio. She did what the salesperson told her to do. The service dealer and Chrysler have told the contact that they will not look at it or fix the recall because there was no Chrysler radio in the car. She believed the problem was with the A/C in the car not the radio. She took the car to dealer prior to receiving the recall they told her then there was a recall about the A/C, but they could not fix it because she had an after market radio in the car. On 8-15-05 she took the car to dealer again and brought recall letter. This was when they told her again they would not fix the recall because she had the after market radio in the car.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan experiencing problems with the air conditioner compressor. When either the defrost or A/C was turned on, a very loud grinding noise would be present along with a burning rubber smell. The A/C compressor malfunctioned as a result of an internal seizure causing shards of metal to go through the dryer and lines. The consumer requested reimbursement of the repair.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 022001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving at highway speeds vehicle will wander to the right. Dealer has seen vehicle 6 or 7 times, and has tried to align vehicle and tires. After dealer fixed vehicle, it would pull to opposite direction. Consumer has filed for arbitration. Manufacturer notified.there is rear bumper damage. The rear door is inoperative when using remote or interior button. Left sliding door rattle when driving over 40 mph. Dealer replaced sliding door panel molding and clips that were broken. Dash rattle in front driver area over 40. Dealer could not duplicate. Passenger floor gets wet from extended drive with A/C on. Dealer cleaned drain with compressed air.

- Temple, TX, USA

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