really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles

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2002 Dodge Caravan body / paint problems

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 222015


  • 106,000 miles


The VIN information in the database has been changed by the auto body shop in order to avoid returning the van to its "pre accident condition".

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #3

Mar 052014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the radio wires would short circuit whenever the radio was activated. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 04V531000 (equipment). The VIN was not included in the recall. In addition, the driver's side exterior and interior sliding doors would not unlock. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also mentioned that the fuel tank hose was replaced previously. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Bayard, NM, USA

problem #2

Jan 012004

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that there was corrosion on the rear driver and passenger side wheels. The contact heard a loud noise and took vehicle to a private mechanic for an inspection who stated that the driver passenger side mount was corroded and almost fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure was not reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 150,000. The current mileage was 172,000...updated 08-07-13

- Scituate, RI, USA

problem #1

Jan 232002

(reported on)


  • miles
The roof line of the short wheel base Caravan minivan slopes down so low that even short adults (and tall children) can not sit in the 3rd seat without their necks being smashed forward against the roof. I am certain that this design will result in necks being broken in crash situations. It is just a matter of time. Chrysler needs to provide owners with lower seats that allow adequate head room.

- Camden, OH, USA

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