Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance
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Dodge Caravan ProblemsHead Lamp Switch May Fail
A failing head lamp switch can cause the head lamps and/or instrument cluster lighting to flicker or dim. The head lamp switch should have a noticeable click between each position; a "mushy" feel is a strong indication of a failing switch.
Due to the crankshaft end play being out of specification, the front crankshaft seal can be popped or pushed out. Revised crank main thrust bearings will solve the problem.
An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.
Dodge Caravan QuestionsHow do I fix my stirring wheel being off center after break caliber worked on (1 answer)
My husband was working on the break caliper on my van thinking that's why the breaks wouldn't work.. well turns out he just knocked a hose loose when he replaced my spark plugs... but once he fix the hose and the breaks work again.. now my stirring wheel is off center I have to keep it t...
Also loosing a lot of fluid from resvior prior to changing cap.
Dodge Caravan RecallsRecall 03E045000
Under certain environmental conditions, a front crash sensor for the airbag system may crack, allowing water intrusion. This can cause the sensor to fail and illuminate the airbag warning light. The airbag system may not deploy as designed when the airbag warning light is on, increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected sensors with ones of a new design. This recall is expected to begin during June 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J38.
Vehicles originally sold or registered in areas using greater amounts of road salt may have damaged up-front airbag sensors due to cracks allowing water intrusion. These sensors provide enhanced airbag performance in certain types of frontal crashes. In one of these crashes, with one or both of the vehicles up-front sensors inoperative, the occupants will not benefit from the enhanced airbag protection these sensors would provide. Dealers will install new up-front sensors with improved corrosion protection. Vehicles in other areas will receive a lifetime warranty on these sensors. This recall began on July 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G09/X16.