definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,112 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 012012


  • 123,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Caravan sport. The contact was driving 40 mph when the driver side sliding door failed to lock. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 01I003000(latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 123,000 and the current mileage was 124,000.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #7

Feb 012008

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,786 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Caravan. The locks would lock and unlock intermittently on their own. The locks would also make an unfamiliar noise. The dealer stated that the front driver side, rear hatch, and passenger side sliding door needed a latch component. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 01I003000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch). The current and failure mileages were 72,786.

- Bellevue , NE, USA

problem #6

Feb 172001

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106 miles
2001 Dodge gr Caravan has had a problem with the power sliding doors & power liftgate from the very first day I purchased it. Both powered doors & power lift gate will either not open or make the noise of trying to open when using either the keyless remote, inside remotes or my opening & closing manually. Sometimes the doors & liftgate will also kickback as if something is obstructing the pathway. This also ocurrs when using the keyless remote or inside remote buttons. I first learned about a preliminary investigation regarding doors & liftgate opening without warning from my local news station back in December of 2004. I had previously brought my van to the dealership regarding this problem but since they could never duplicate the problem they informed me they could not fix my van. I was finally able to show the dealership the problem when I brought my car in for service back in January 2005. The dealership informed me that there was no recall or investigation but was able to determine that the problem was caused by dtc incomplete power open latch failure, incomplete latch release paw sw failure. I have actual service notation of what the dealership determined to be the problem & how to fix it. The dealership allowed a goodwill service on one door & the power liftgate. They would not & could not fix the other door because they once again could not duplicate the problem although they were able to determine the problem on the other door & liftgate because the problem was duplicated in front of their eyes. I continue to have a problem with the one power door that they were not able to determine to have a problem. I understand there was some preliminary evaluations being done (PE04-054). Has anything been resolved? I would also like to have my information & complaint noted. Please note that the number of ocurrances is even high than noted from below because of the age of the car. Thank you.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 212005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


Received recall 04V531000 at the beginning of the year, and could not get the recall work done on 2001 Dodge Caravan. Took it to a dealer to have it repaired, and they said they could not do it because they did not have the part. The consumer called Chrysler and they had no service in spanish. The door actuator was replaced.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 242005

Caravan 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle has been to the dealer on numerous occasion and this problem has not been resolved at this time. The consumer informed the dealer that the rear side door handles will not release on its own. The driver can not open or close the doors at all. The door handles has been replaced more than once. The mechanic informed the driver that this problem is a manufacturer's problem. Please provide additional information.

- Harwinton, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 062003


  • 10,000 miles
The two sliding doors and the rear back door would not open with remote. The problem is still occurring, not fixed.

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012001


  • miles
While driving down the road back sliding door popped open while consumers child was sitting in back seat. Contacted dealer, and dealer was taking a look at the vehicle. There was recall on vehicle for same problem, 01-I-003-000.

- Lauwrance Ville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 252001

(reported on)


  • miles
1)abnormal engine noise when cold start. 2)rubbing noise just behind steering wheel when turning sop rack. 3)recall door latch.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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