fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles


Air bag warning light is on constantly. Horn will not work.cruise control will not work.

- Churchville, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 282012


  • miles
Driver's side air bag, the horn and the cruise control do not work. It is quite obvious that these defects are caused by a defective clock spring. This was a matter of recall for the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager and Chrysler town and country from the 1996-2000 model years. Our car is 2001 model and is not in a recall list, but it is quite obvious to me that the defect was not fixed in 2001 year models. Am I alone complaining about this unfixed problem? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 302004


  • 50,000 miles
When starting my 2001 Dodge Caravan sport, the speedometer bounces around and "flips" back behind the piece that is underthe 0 mph, preventing the speedometer from working. It is an imtermittent problem that has become increasingling worse in the last 3 weeks (3 times). The first couple of times I could hit on the dash when the car was off and it would "reset" and work fine, but this does not always work so when I'm driving I can't tell how fast I'm going. No injuries or tickets yet-I haven't been able to take in to be looked at while this was occuring so I could get it fixed. I have also had problems with the driver side window (power) getting stuck down (2 times in last 3 months). I have also had a "rattleing" noise that occurs when I'm driving at a steady 45 mph under the front end. I had a dealer "fix" it under my extended warranty, but it started doing it again after about a week. I have not been able to take it back in to be looked at.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
Sudden acceleration. Starting from a stop light, the van began accelerating without control. Attempts to stop were unsuccessful. Acceleration stopped as sudden as it started. Car dealer said it possibly was a build up of "carbon around the airintake flap causing it to stick open". paid $160 for maintenance to clean the intake. It was a scary incident that could have resulted in an accident.

- Lost River, WV, USA

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