really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,285 miles

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2003 Dodge Caravan body / paint problems

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2003 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


On November 2, 2006 my wife (7 months pregnant) was hit head on by another sedan. She was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan. I believe that air bags deployment and vehicle design may have been the cause of serious broken arms/wrist and foot. In addition to wife's injuries, three other passengers also suffered broken limbs and shoulders.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 082003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,856 miles
The consumer had several problems with his 2003 Dodge Caravan; such problems were a knock in the transmission and 2 brake jobs. The two brakes jobs occurred within one year. The steering wheel knocked (recall campaign #04V386000), the vehicle had broken down at 8K miles, the wheel alignment was off, the gear panel illuminated, and the window had become loose. 80% of the vehicles problems was under 10K miles. The rotation noise continued and the rubber lining around the sliding door was coming off. Other problems: When the vehicle would be taken out of park to drive, all of the lights would illuminate, the front rims/hub caps were dirty due to excessive leakage around the brakes, even during normal washing, there was a mild ringing noise in the vehicle, the front door rattled, the rear tail lamp was damaged, the brake light and back-up lights had gone out, the brakes were going bad again, the engine would sputter due to no fuel pressure, the vehicle would pull to the left, when the driver door was shut it made a loud rattle sound, there would be a delay in the transmission when going uphill, when sitting at idle, the engine would sound as if it were revving but the gauge did not display this.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 132003

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Loud vibration type rattle coming from under vehicle, occurs mostly at around 30 to 40 mph when driving slow with vehicle under slight strain in gear (automatic transmission). Been to dealer +- 6 times, one dealer changed exhaust system to no avail. Its getting worse as time goes on. Chrysler has no clue what it is.?

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

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