really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. asked Dodge to stand behind product and was denied (1 reports)
  2. new engine (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 172008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


Hi I never had so many problem with a car before in my life. Just finish paying for the car in sept last year. The check engine light came on and brought it to the dealer. They told me the spark plugs are soaking in oil. The problem may not be fix. Need new engine. Can you believe that. Now I am looking for a Honda! Never buy a dodge again.

- , Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 162006

(reported on)

Caravan ES 3.3L

  • 65,000 miles

We have had problem after problem with this van. Lots of recalls. The engine started making noise at 65,000 miles and two independent mechanics said we need a new engine. Top end, lower end both making noise. Crankshaft/connecting rod bearings or piston slap or all. Tried to get Dodge to stand behind their product and they refused because it's out of warranty. It's a dud engine and they wont stand behind their product. The engine should not blow up with routine excellent maintenance done religiously on it at 65,000 miles. Dodge/Chrysler will not stand behind their product so I will never stand behind their product either. I will never buy another Chrysler product in my lifetime and everyone I know will hear about it. I hope they go broke. DO NOT BUY A DODGE!!!! THEY SUCK! It used to be in this country that people stood behind their products or services. Now its how much money can we make off everyone? The corporations are out of control. Have you tried to contact the responsible person that makes the decisions? It's impossible.

- , Prescott, AZ, USA

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