hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,525 miles

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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 222004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,351 miles


While driving cruise control increased the speed of the vehicle. Consumer was unable to disengage the system. Vehicle went in access of 85 miles per hour. Vehicle was stopped by applying pressure to the brakes. The consumer stated that extreme pressure on the brakes was required to slow the vehicle over a distance of one mile. A large amount of smoke emitting from the front brakes for several minutes.

- Shawnee Mission, KS, USA

problem #5

Feb 172004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,800 miles
"air bag" light is illuminated (known problem), the cruise control will activate upon pushing the button, but the cancel button when pushed does not deactivate the cruise control...the deactivation of the cruise control requires the brake to be applied. Control of the vehicle on wet roads, using cruise control, and having to deactivate the cruise control via the brakes....can be a bit of a challenge...thanks!! - steve dowling.

- Buckley, WA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
I have a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan and my airbag light stays on, horn and cruise control has gone out. I have 3 other friends with the same problem and I feel this should be a recall fix if so many other same year vehicles have the same exact problem. I even found a website with many others listed having the same problem. I have recently returned from kuwait in the middle East and when I began driving my van again this problem was identified. This is definitely a safety hazard. Please let me know if I can take to a dealer near me to have fixed free of charge?

- Midway Park, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 092003

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • miles


Cruise control was activated without driver's knowledge which caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate when trying to slow down. It was very hard to stop the vehicle, and vehicle lurched forward after it came to a complete stop.

- Clemson, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 012001

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on interstate and without prior warning, vehicle shutdown and there was no power. Dealership is aware of problem. Dealer replaced a bad isc motor to remedy stalling problem. Faulty cranksensor and cam sensor caused a no start condition. Vehicle shakes and runs rough, dealer replaced powertrain control module.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #1

Sep 151998

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when driving the engine stalls out with no indication, resulting in the loss of vehicle control. The delaer has replaced the idle speed motor. Owner has contacted the manufacturer. *

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

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