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Dodge Caravan owners have reported 38 problems related to gasoline fuel system (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2004 Dodge Caravan 1
Failure Date: 11/12/2013

I was traveling on the freeway at speed or slightly above when my gas light went on and the van started to sputter. Then the engine light went on and my speed decreased to appx 40 mph. I immediately got to the side of the road during rush hour and cars speeding by me. It was extremely dangerous and scary. A police officer stopped to assist me and try to get me towed. I made it to the next gas station. I added gas and oil. However, due to the fact that it was shaking and not able to make it above 40 mph, I decided to have it towed home until a decision could be made about what to do. The next morning we towed to our mechanic and it was discovered that the engine dropped. The bolts that held it in failed. I am lucky. Now we have the engine back up in place and are determining what else is broken due to this failure.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2003 Dodge Caravan 2
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that when adding fuel to the vehicle, gasoline would spill out onto the ground. The dealer nor manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the control valve for the evap had failed and was not repairable. The current mileage was 130,000. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2001 Dodge Caravan 3
Failure Date: 06/09/2010

Got check engine light, told we had bad gas cap, replaced and reset code, check engine light came on again, took to repair shop, found cracked filler neck tube, filler neck tube unavailable from mfg.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2010

Please be advised that we have had a peculiar & occasional acceleration problem with our 2005 Dodge Caravan with 63,000 miles, we were unable to accelerate on several occasions such as trying to pass in traffic, and/or trying to start up from a stop at a traffic light. The throttle felt blocked and the foot pedal would not move until stomped on several times. This failure to accelerate could cause a head on collision when trying to pass another vehicle, or a rear end collision when trying to start moving from a stop. The servicing dealer, lithia Dodge & Chrysler in santa rosa, CA reported that they found heavy combustion deposits on the inside of the throttle body they believed could block the throttle plate from moving properly. They cleaned the throttle body and we have operated without a problem for about 2 months. This problem was reported to Chrysler service and they suggested we also report the problem to NHTSA. Please be advised that we have had a peculiar & occasional acceleration problem with our 2005 Dodge Caravan with 63000 miles, we were unable to accelerate on several occasions such as trying to pass in traffic, and/or trying to start up from a stop at a traffic light. The throttle felt blocked and the foot pedal would not move until stomped on several times. This failure to accelerate could cause a head on collision when trying to pass another vehicle, or a rear end collision when trying to start moving from a stop. The servicing dealer, lithia Dodge & Chrysler in santa rosa, CA reported that they found heavy combustion deposits on the inside of the throttle body they believed could block the throttle plate from moving properly. They cleaned the throttle body and we have operated without a problem for about 2 months. This problem was reported to Chrysler service and they suggested we also report the problem to NHTSA.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2002 Dodge Caravan 5
Failure Date: 05/13/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that due to the age of the original fuel filter, he replaced it with an aftermarket filter (recall number 03e053000) on may 13, 2008. The new filter leaked fuel underneath the vehicle the following day. The current mileage was 92,500 and failure mileage was 91,300.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2001 Dodge Caravan 6
Failure Date: 07/12/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Caravan. The service dealer informed the contact of an evaporation leak at the filler neck that needed to be replaced. The contact believes that this is a safety issue that needs to be recalled. The current and failure mileages were 44,325. The consumer stated was informed by dealer that over 300 customers needed the same part. The consumer stated was finally able to have the part replaced on 07/27/07. Updated 09/05/07.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2004 Dodge Caravan 7
Failure Date: 04/13/2005

Consumer smelled gas, the passenger became ill. Consumer parked the vehicle and a passerby told the consumer not to start the vehicle because, gas was all over the street. The vehicle was towed.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 8
Failure Date: 04/13/2005

1996 Dodge Caravan caught on fire. While driving the consumer smelled gas and saw smoke coming through the air vents. The consumer pulled over to the side of the road and flames started coming out from under the hood. The vehicle became engulfed in flames.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1999 Dodge Caravan 9
Failure Date: 08/19/2004

Vehicle was sluggish on take off quite often. . Could smell fuel odor in and around vehicle . After cranking vehicle ,,the vehicle caught on fire. Burning itself and during ,there were several explosions that came from the vehicle. . Both from the engine compartment and in passenger area. All within approximately 45 minutes . My husband was burned on his lower leg attempting to put out flames. Our house was damaged from the flames along with other property. . We see this vehicle as being a potential death trap. . Especially possible in a car accident where some one could be seriously injured, and waiting for help. This van is made for familys with kids. As we have 3 kids and a toddler. . It was designed as a 7 passenger vehicle. . As we were told by the dealers at Dodge that this was an exceptionally safe vehicle and perfect for a family with 2 to 4 kids. . . We find now ,that we were lied to. And was never told of any recall on this vehicle. . Or any dangers of this vehicle being suseptable to being a fire hazard. We were never told that these vans had ever had any type of problem. . And did not suspect . Our children were in constant danger even being near this van,. For we found it would catch on fire in an instant. . Without warning. . . Nothing was ever done to this vehicle to correct the problem. . And we were never warned in any way or form that these Dodge Caravans had a history of fuel leaks or were fire hazards waiting to happen. . .

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2000 Dodge Caravan 10
Failure Date: 10/07/2003

Gas fumes were leaking throughout the vehicle. The gas smell had become overwhelming when the vehicle had been driven for awhile. A recall has been issued for this make/model, and year. This vehicle was not included in the recall due to vine although the same defects applied to this vehicle. Recall # 03e053000.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 11
Failure Date: 09/08/2003

Consumer received a recall notice regarding the air bag warning light. Air bag light had been on since she owned the vehicle. The consumer received a letter from the dealer which asked her to bring the vehicle in for service. When the consumer arrived at the dealer it was too late. On the way back home she smelled smoke but kept driving until she reached home. The vehicle was turned off and the consumer looked under the vehicle and saw flames coming from under the vehicle. She got the hose and put the fire out. Then, called the mechanic/dealer. There were also problems with the automatic door locks.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2003 Dodge Caravan 12
Failure Date: 07/31/2003

I bought the car new in November of 2002. I have been complaining of fuel economy since the car was new. I am not getting close to what is listed at 19-25 mpg. Dealer has been told of this several times. They are unable to find a problem.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2003 Dodge Caravan 13
Failure Date: 02/17/2003

2003 Dodge Caravan is a piece of garbage! my new Caravan had a recall for a part in the transmission. It is noisy, ruff running, and it does not get 21-27 miles per gallon as advertised!! 12 miles per gallon is more realistic. Be warned! this van is terrible. Look at other vans do not buy or lease this vehicle. This has been brought to the attention of Chrysler and maroone Dodge and they will do nothing about it. Go elsewhere! they are not 5 star they suck!.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 14
Failure Date: 09/18/2002

Consumer states that while driving and no warning the consumer can strongly smell gas in the vehicle. Dealer notified. Mr.

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car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 15
Failure Date: 04/19/2002

Consumer states she called her dealer to repair her recall and was told that they do not have the part to repair her auto. The name and location is as follows: brookdale Chrysler /Plymouth , 6121 brooklyn blvd. Minnapolis, mn 55429 763--535 5200. She was told that it would be July 2002, before they could get to her auto. Nm.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 16
Failure Date: 12/01/2001

While driving, there is a very strong fuel odor. This is causing occupants of vehicle to become ill. Consumer has contacted dealer. Please provide any further details.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

While driving would smell gas fumes coming inside vehicle. Have contacted dealership. Please provide further information.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 18
Failure Date: 09/19/2000

While driving, consumer began to smell gasoline fumes and pulled to the shoulder, the vehicle burst into flames in the engine compartment, fuel was leaking from the fuel delivery system in the engine compartment, claim 13-7076-635.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 19
Failure Date: 09/19/2000

While driving consumer could smell gasoline, consumer pulled to the shoulder and the vehicle burst into flames in the engine compartment, fuel leaking from the fuel delivery system in the engine compartment was determined to have caused the fire, claim 13-7076-635.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 20
Failure Date: 07/28/1999

While driving vehicle consumer started smelling something burning, and noticed smoke coming from the rear of vehicle. Pulled vehicle over and stepped out. Then an explosion came from the rear of vehicle. No one hurt. Dealer/mfr notified.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 21
Failure Date: 12/29/1995

Vehicle lurches forward followed by deceleration/stalling problem continues after several repair attmepts.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 22
Failure Date: 12/01/1995

Fuel leak. Please describe. Tt.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 23
Failure Date: 09/23/1995

The truck was parked on an incline and the fuel started to leak into the engine compartment. Please describe. Tt.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 24
Failure Date: 09/19/1995

Fuel system leakage, fuel leak in the engine compartment. Tt.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 25
Failure Date: 08/20/1995

The van leaks gasoline or it spews it out. Please describe. Tt.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 26

On three occassions consumer smelled a strong smell of raw gasoline after the vehicle had been parked for a period of time. The strong smell is in the interior of the vehicle.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 27

While backing up, smoke began pouring from underneath the hood and burned van completely. Ph.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 28

When going up a hill at high speeds the engine completely shuts down due to a malfunction within the vapor lock. Cause unknown. Please give any further details.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2001 Dodge Caravan 29

Consumer states vehicle is experiencing a gas leak.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2001 Dodge Caravan 30

The new vehicle suddenly lost all power and there was a smell of gasoline, it was found that gasoline was leaking from the engine area. The consumer states that recall on design defect similar to what he experienced was being issued.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 31

Periodically when turning vehicle to left or right vehicle stalls. Took vehicle to dealer. Dealer had fuel system checked. Cause of problem unknown. Please add VIN.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 32

Consumer states that the parts for recall have not been available for 2 months. And was informed by dealer that they would call them back when part were available. But consumer was never called. Ts.

car image   Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 33

When driving gas fumes were coming inside of vehicle. Had to open window to breath. Odor also came from underhood. Vehicle has no aceleration power. Dealer contacted.


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