definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2001 Dodge Caravan lights problems

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2001 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 102004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


We have a 2001 Dodge Caravan and recently, within the last 12 to 6 months, the headlights have switched on and off. It's been very random until the last month, where they have completely shut off after flickering on and off and the dashboard lights lighting up and going dim. This has happened at night several times and during the day. We took the van to dicks country Dodge to have it inspected and were told the headlight switch was faulty and needed to be replaced. However, we were told that there is no manufacture of this switch and there is no estimated time to expect this switch to be replaced. We were told today, 12/10/04, that there are over 60 requests nationwide for this switch and no estimated time of replacement as no one is making these switches. We are unable to drive our van during the hours of 4:30 pm until 7 a.M because we do not know if the headlights will stay on or not. I drove today and made it 10 miles before the lights flashed and went out. This is not a light bulb issue, it's a switch that can't be fixed. We are beyond frustrated with this situation as the van is our major family vehicle and it's almost impossible to get two car seats and two adults in our other vehicle. We feel an investigation should be made into why these switches are not available for replacement, essentially rendering a vehicle useless in dark conditions. In the meantime, we will probably have to rent a vehicle for a return from the airport at night as we cannot rely on our van to get us safely home without dependable headlights.

- Aloha, OR, USA

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