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Dodge Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Coolant leaks coming from the underbody on vehicles equipped with rear heat/AC are common. The underbody hoses should be inspected as part of regular maintenance. If you drive on roads where salt is prevalent the problem is generally more severe. Some 2005 models are involved in a special service action, no government recall was issued.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops.  There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or regulator. In some cases these items are replaced as a set. If not, diagnoses will be required to determine which is at fault.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

Dodge Recalls (Recent)

Shoulder Belt Turning Loop Bolt May Not Be Secure

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 2004
RepairPal Expert Overview:

The front shoulder belt adjustable loop bolt may not have been properly tightened. This could cause the shoulder belt to separate from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Dealers will tighten the turning loop bolt to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D30.

Rear Seat Belt and Child Anchor May Not Hold

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 2004
RepairPal Expert Overview:

A spot welding operation for the rear floorpan reinforcement may not have been performed during vehicle assembly. This could cause the rear seat belt anchor and/or the child seat anchors to separate in certain crash conditions, increasing the risk of injury to rear seat passengers. Dealers will inspect the rear floorpan reinforcement for missing welds and install structural rivets if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall is D21.

Vehicle With Installed Southern Comfort Running Boards Recalled Due to Board Lamp Failure

Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2003
RepairPal Expert Overview:

The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.

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Potential Electrical Fire Due to Loose Battery Cable

Electrical & Lights, July 6, 2004
RepairPal Expert Overview:

The battery cable fasteners could be loose at the bulkhead. This could result in overheating of the electrical connection, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will tighten the bulkhead stud battery cable fasteners to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D28.

Dodge Recall 94V128000

Electrical & Lights, July 8, 1994

Summary:

THE TRANSFORMER USED TO POWER THE NEON CENTER LIGHTBEAM CAN OVERHEAT AND CATCH ON FIRE.

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Dodge Questions and Answers

mandyg, 1990 Dodge Caravan, 4 Cylinder, Joliet, MT

It will start up and idle for a few mins but then will shut off and sometimes when i'm driving down the road it will shut off also.

Visitor, 1990 Dodge Caravan, Ames, IA

They only come on when the light switch is turned all the way to the left...this also turns on the dome lights. What is wrong that they don't light when the van is turned on.

Rserp1, 1990 Dodge Caravan, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Glen Flora, WI

I drive this vehical and it acts like it loses power and surges. When I stop fuel is released from the tank over flow line comiming from the top of the tank. I mean it gushes all over the ground fr...

ms49er, 1990 Dodge Caravan, Oakland, CA

My runner lights and head lights to do not come on but the yellow outside lights an inside lights do, I call myself having the fuses check should I do I have more than one?

Visitor, 1990 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Dallas, TX

i bought this van used not knowing someone took the front passasger brakeline out. how much dose it cost to replace it?

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Dodge Owners' Reviews

Im very unhappy with my caravan, I have had my brakes replaced twice with new rotors. my bill was for 352.00 , it only has 12,000 miles on it . It is 2010 van, poorley made. I am going to sell it and get a dependable van. I called dodge headquarters aNSORNnd explained it to them, not covered under recall. another problem LEAK IN HOSE FOR CONDENSOR. PUT O AGO RECALLN NEW IGNITION SWITCH,TWO MONTHS NOW THE VAN SHUTS DOWN WHILE DRIVING. FED UP DO NOT BUY DODGE CAEAVAN.

I purchased in dec, 2007. Serviced every 3k includes every step of maintenance by the book. I've had so many problems It's difficult to put it all into words. Electrical,Parking Brake,Intake Manifold,Transmission,Misc.sensors,poor quality diagnostics and customer service from every single Dodge Dealership as well as Chrysler Customer Care. The Nitro was serviced well the first year, but, any problem there after I was treated like I was crazy they claimed the car was in perfect running condition which to me was crazy. They simply stopped fixing things. Serviced my transmission and sent me home with no fluid, claimed my failing emergency brake was intended to use with the regular brakes and that's why it wouldn't hold it in place on a hill. Chrysler warranty company hung up on me when I wouldn't take no for an answer after going round and round. Never tried to resolve any problems and make sure I was satisfied just wanted to get off the phone and take the next call. Completely showing they are not interested in backing their warranty. It's paid for and I'm stuck with a car that sputters. Just some insight on what to expect from this company and this vehicle.

I have had my Dodge now for three years now. I have the oil changed every 3000 miles like clock work. I change the spark plugs every 30,000 like the owners book says to. This 2004 truck has been really great until now. I now have 122,000 miles on the truck and for some reason I'm getting a multiple misfire on 1 2 3 and 4 cylinders. I replaced the crank position sensor, put new plugs wires and coils on the truck and still have the same problem. Any help on this problem would be great.

Overall have been happy with the 2013 mini-van I have owned for ONLY 7 months...But curious to why a Brand NEW Car with only 6K miles needs a new water pump!?!?!?!

I bought my 04 in 2008. I had to replace the battery and alternator in 2012. Now I am replacing the fuel pump, pinion seal, the muffler shield bolts have rusted off, and getting a major tune-up - $1,200.
Jan 2012 I had 115K miles now I have 180K miles. 65K miles in 2 yrs. I love my truck. But when it need repairs they are costly.