fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 212001

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I bought a brand new 2001 Dodge Caravan SE and had engine & electrical problems. Just a few months later, while driving over the bridge out of New York city, the car filled up with white smoke of a really toxic smell. Greenish brown fluid leaked out at my feet. Several times I went to have it fixed, all the fluids would leak out of the bottom of the car, I would take it back to only have it happen again. Finally they clamped a hose underneath the car causing fluids to swish back and forth in the dash area shorting out the electrical system and my lights would flash on and off. (very dangerous vehicle with children). Went through the lemon law unit with a judge that did not usually work in that court, and lost the case after paying a lawyer $2000. That went out on disability! I had no justice and stopped paying on the car. It was repossesed and someone else is probably driving around with this car!

- Colts Neck, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The caller complained about electrical system problem. He states that headlights will turn off at night without warning. The windshield wipers will shut off as well. Sometimes the headlights and windshield wipers will come back on, and sometimes they won't come on at all. Also, the horn blows, and the dashboard lights will be on, and the automatic headlights will not shut off when the vehicle is turned off. Dealer said they do not know what the problem is. Another dealer replaced the body control module. Manufacturer said to continue to work with dealer.

- St Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 252003


  • miles
Owned a 2001 Dodge Caravan that caught on fire. Fire came from underneath the middle of the dash board in the center. The car was totaled as well as my other car and garage door.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #2

May 302003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All gauges and lights are no on and will not turn off. The speed odometer doews not work. The RPM stays at 2000 even when the vehicle is turned off.

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 302001


  • miles
While driving engine and air bag lights came on, gauges started acting up, and headlights started flashing. Consumer lost all power. Also, had no brakes, and steering wheel locked up. Heard a popping noise under hood.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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