really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,333 miles

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2002 Dodge Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 232004

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


When applying the brakes it felt as if vehicle ran over something in the road. The rotors were replaced twice since last summer, and vehicle's performance was not changed... had to replace front brake rotors/pads due to brake calipers sticking and not releasing. The two front tires also wore out and needed to be replaced.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #2

Dec 152003


  • miles
I own a 2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3 liter engine. Since I have had this vehicle, (bought in August 2003) I have had to buy new tires, had to have the tires rotated & balanced 4 times and because of the popping noise have to have the sway bar bushings replaced and have a new rotor and brakes replaced. The vibration due to the brakes wearing and rotors is unreal and know I am not the only person having the brake and rotor problem. There has been only 15,000 miles put on these brakes and are having to have them replaced again. Something is not right and this needs to be checked into. Thank you.

- Lafayette, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 262003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Consumer stated rotors had uneven wear. The dealer insisted the wear was normal. There was an accident as a result of brake failure. One dealership stated the brake system locked which caused severe pressure on the rotors which caused them to break down.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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