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DODGE CARAVAN - 2004 DODGE CARAVAN Problems & Complaints

 
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by Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

There are 63 complaints filed for the 2004 DODGE CARAVAN

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2004 DODGE CARAVAN, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (4) Engine And Engine Cooling (4) Fuel System Gasoline (7) Seats (3) Structure (4)
Child Seat (2) Equipment (5) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes (1) Unknown Or Other (1)
Communications (1) Exterior Lighting (3) Other (1) Service Brakes Hydraulic (7) Visibility (3)
Electrical System (8) Fuel Propulsion System (12) Power Train (4) Steering (6) Wheels (3)
Engine (3)

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POWER TRAIN

2/20/2009 - SEATTLE, WA
2004 DODGE CARAVAN SXT. ' WHINE' NOISE AND HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION IN THE STEERING WHEEL. NOISE IS MOST NOTICEABLE IN COLD WEATHER AND WHEN WHEEL IS TURNED RIGHT OR LEFT. VEHICLE HAS 54 THOUSAND MILES NOW. DEALER DID A FACTORY BULLETIN ON THIS ISSUE AT ABOUT 30 THOUSAND, DID NOT FIX PROBLEM AND RESULTED IN THE SMELL OF FLUID/CHEMICAL IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT THAT WAS VERY SLOW TO GO AWAY. DISGUSTING !

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STEERING

2/20/2009 - SEATTLE, WA
2004 DODGE CARAVAN SXT. ' WHINE' NOISE AND HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION IN THE STEERING WHEEL. NOISE IS MOST NOTICEABLE IN COLD WEATHER AND WHEN WHEEL IS TURNED RIGHT OR LEFT. VEHICLE HAS 54 THOUSAND MILES NOW. DEALER DID A FACTORY BULLETIN ON THIS ISSUE AT ABOUT 30 THOUSAND, DID NOT FIX PROBLEM AND RESULTED IN THE SMELL OF FLUID/CHEMICAL IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT THAT WAS VERY SLOW TO GO AWAY. DISGUSTING !

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WHEELS

6/11/2008 - ANDERSON, SC
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE VEHICLE ALSO BEGAN TO JERK BACK AND FORTH. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THAT THE DIAL FOR THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE GAUGE WAS EXTREMELY HIGH. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WAS ON FIRE. HE WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITHOUT INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER AND HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 73,000.

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STEERING

6/11/2008 - ANDERSON, SC
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN. THE VEHICLE ALSO BEGAN TO JERK BACK AND FORTH. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THAT THE DIAL FOR THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE GAUGE WAS EXTREMELY HIGH. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WAS ON FIRE. HE WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITHOUT INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER AND HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 73,000.

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COMMUNICATIONS: HORN ASSEMBLY

5/6/2008 - OAKLAND, TN
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO USE THE HORN, BUT IT DID NOT WORK. APPROXIMATELY FOUR DAYS AFTER THE HORN FAILURE, THE AIR CONDITIONING FAILED AS WELL. THE CONTACT SUFFERS FROM A HEALTH CONDITION AND HAS BEEN FORCED TO MONITOR HER VITALS TWICE A DAY DUE TO THE FAILURE. APPROXIMATELY TWO DAYS LATER, THE RADIO FAILED AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS PRIOR TO THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED AND THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000.

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EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

5/6/2008 - OAKLAND, TN
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO USE THE HORN, BUT IT DID NOT WORK. APPROXIMATELY FOUR DAYS AFTER THE HORN FAILURE, THE AIR CONDITIONING FAILED AS WELL. THE CONTACT SUFFERS FROM A HEALTH CONDITION AND HAS BEEN FORCED TO MONITOR HER VITALS TWICE A DAY DUE TO THE FAILURE. APPROXIMATELY TWO DAYS LATER, THE RADIO FAILED AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS PRIOR TO THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED AND THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000.

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EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: AIR CONDITIONER

5/6/2008 - OAKLAND, TN
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO USE THE HORN, BUT IT DID NOT WORK. APPROXIMATELY FOUR DAYS AFTER THE HORN FAILURE, THE AIR CONDITIONING FAILED AS WELL. THE CONTACT SUFFERS FROM A HEALTH CONDITION AND HAS BEEN FORCED TO MONITOR HER VITALS TWICE A DAY DUE TO THE FAILURE. APPROXIMATELY TWO DAYS LATER, THE RADIO FAILED AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS PRIOR TO THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED AND THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

5/6/2008 - OAKLAND, TN
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO USE THE HORN, BUT IT DID NOT WORK. APPROXIMATELY FOUR DAYS AFTER THE HORN FAILURE, THE AIR CONDITIONING FAILED AS WELL. THE CONTACT SUFFERS FROM A HEALTH CONDITION AND HAS BEEN FORCED TO MONITOR HER VITALS TWICE A DAY DUE TO THE FAILURE. APPROXIMATELY TWO DAYS LATER, THE RADIO FAILED AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS PRIOR TO THE FAILURES. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED AND THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BRAKE LIGHTS

12/20/2007 - WHEELING, IL
BRAKE LIGHTS REMAIN LIT AFTER BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED, AND REMAIN ON UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS TURNED OFF. APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO THE CENTER BRAKE LAMP BULB BEING BURNED OUT. I WAS NEARLY STRUCK FROM BEHIND SINCE THERE WAS NO CHANGE IN THE LIGHTING WHEN I DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL.

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SEATS

6/20/2007 - SAN DIEGO , CA
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2004 DODGE CARAVAN. THE CONTACT READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE REAR SEAT COLLAPSING AND IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY RISK INVOLVED. THE CONTACT HAS NOT EXPERIENCED ANY FAILURES AT THIS TIME. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 60,000.

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