really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60 miles

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2002 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Transmission failed at 59,000 miles- will cost me at least $2650 when I pick it up Thursday, 10/25/07. What choice do I have, I have to get to work. I bought it new and it will be paid off next October, 2008. I've had that van to the two Dodge dealers and at least two different individual mechanics. I've paid for emissions repairs, 3 sets of tires. I had the "Caravan" letters replaced and they are now etched out again, I've been driving it and it quit before, but today's incident, was just a near miss I wasn't crushed between a school bus and a tractor trailer. The van just wouldn't go. I was just sick all day-scared and actually left work early.

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120 miles
I had purchased a 2002 Dodge Caravan SE and immediately after it was back in the shop for repairs. I heard a noise in the window and the Dodge place told me it was nothing not to worry about it. Also I have made several trips to the Dodge place for the brakes (replaced 6 times ), sliding door doesn't stay latched and always slides and hits my children while getting in or out of the vehicle, the drivers side seat belt comes undone for no reason (it wont stay latched), I had a flat and the tire jack broke while jacking up the van, I was stopped at a red light and all of a sudden my van just proceeded to go and I no control other than running in a ditch to stop, the van always drifts to the right when driving and dealer said it not faulty that's how its made to do, I had 7 sets of tires and the dealership said they couldn't find anything wrong with this vehicle, I had an alignment done 4 times because of the drifting and tires wearing out so often, I have had the ball bearings replaced 2 times, I had the ac recharged with freon 2 times it just wouldn't keep cool, the back defroster sometimes doesn't defrost making it impossible to see while driving, bad smell coming from van it smells like a skunk and it makes it hard to breathe.

- Marshall, TX, USA

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