Radiator Problems of Dodge Caravan



Dodge Caravan owners have reported 18 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Radiator problem of the 2008 Dodge Caravan 1
Failure Date: 02/19/2014

2008 Dodge Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch issues. The consumer stated the vehicle would not shut off, when the key was removed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where they installed a tipm part at a cost of $897. The dealer claimed the part would make the engine shut off. A day later, the engine would not shut off. However, when it didn't shut off, the engine blew up destroying the engine in the process. The dealer admitted the mistake, of installing the wrong part, and they stated they did not know the engine would not shut off, but they were certain that the failure, was not linked to engine blowing up. Somehow the engine, and radiator blowing up was simply a coincidence.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Dodge Caravan 2
Failure Date: 06/15/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan sxt. While the vehicle was parked and while driving the contact was unable to lock both side cargo doors or open them by using the remote. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the wiring needed to be replaced in both doors. The doors had to be locked and unlocked manually. The passenger side front windows also would not open. She stated that the radiator was leaking fluid. The estimated repair cost was $1,000. The contact was unable to provide a VIN. The vehicle was being repaired when the complaint was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 47,800. The current mileage was 48,500.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Dodge Caravan 3
Failure Date: 02/20/2010

I started seeing fluid running from under van. I couldn't see where it was coming from> it did not appear to be from hoses etc. I took the van to repair shop. They found the seam of the radiator leading to the crimp where the plastic tank for fluid was the cause. I was told they had seen this before. They had to replace radiator. The van is a 2006 Dodge grand Caravan.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 4
Failure Date: 09/29/2007

The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Caravan. After parking and exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed flames rising from under the hood. While inside the passenger compartment, the driver felt heat underneath her feet. The vehicle was towed to a garage and labeled as destroyed. The fuel pump and radiator were previously replaced. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 148,000.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1991 Dodge Caravan 5
Failure Date: 04/20/2006

1991 Dodge Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to anti lock brake system recall and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated he paid for the repairs on April 20, 2006 and was charged $376. 73, even though a recall had been issued. The consumer experienced abs problems again in December 2013. The consumer stated the recall letter stated if the problem occurred again, Chrysler would cover any repairs. The dealer informed the consumer, he had to pay $112 for a diagnostic test, to see if the problem would be covered, under the recall. The dealer then informed the consumer, they didn't have the equipment to test his vehicle, due to the age. However, a few days later, the dealer informed the consumer, they had the equipment, but it would cost $336. The consumer declined the test. Also, the transmission, starter, fuel pump, ignition coil blocks , serpentine belt, pulleys, power steering pump, and radiator were all replaced. Updated 04/16/14.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1999 Dodge Caravan 6
Failure Date: 08/03/2004

Contact stated something was defective with the radiator and transmission. The coolant from the radiator went into the transmission and destroyed the transmission. This happened about two weeks ago. She took the vehicle to a mechanic and he changed the radiator and tried to flush the transmission, but the transmission was to be rebuilt. She called Chrysler and they said they could not do anything. The mechanic told her he had changed many with the exact same problem.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 7
Failure Date: 08/12/2003

I have a 1998 Caravan that the trans cooler failed and filled the engine with transmission fluid, and the transmission with coolant, not able to drive vehicle.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 8
Failure Date: 05/07/2003

Engine loses lots of oil at speeds over 60 mph. Also smell burning smell when engine shuts off. Radiator loses coolant. Don't know if there is a recall for these things. Also oil light only comes on when you take a sharp turn. Engine light has been on for a year, since we got it.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1999 Dodge Caravan 9
Failure Date: 04/09/2003

The engine was running really rough. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they determined that oil was getting into the radiator. The engine light did not illuminate to warn the consumer of the problem.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 10
Failure Date: 01/07/2003

Radiator failed mixing coolant and trasmission fluid leading to transmission failure.


 
car image   Radiator problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 11
Failure Date: 09/12/2002

The radiator fan relay is inoperative, a recall has been issued on this vehicle make and model however this vehicle is not include due to VIN.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 12
Failure Date: 02/11/2002

After noticing a leakage on the radiator, consumer had taken vehicle immediately to dealer. Dealer repaired the problem, and could not determine the cause.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 13
Failure Date: 07/30/2001

Radiator leak causing anti freeze to enter transmission and cause complete transmission failure. $2100 repair after owning vehicle 1 year, total milage 58620. Seems to be a rather common problem. Please investigate.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 Dodge Caravan 14
Failure Date: 06/25/2001

Radiator was leaking, flushing coolant into the transmission, but temperature gauge in dash never showed a high reading. Also-shook auto was where I bought the van, but I had the repairs done at a Chrysler dealership. Ned adams Chrysler-Jeep, 544 e liberty st,.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 15
Failure Date: 06/02/2000

While driving vehicle came to a complete stop/died due to coolant and transmission fluid mixing together in radiator, and causing transmission failure. Consumer has contacted dealer, transmission specialist has replaced transmission and radiator.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 16
Failure Date: 05/15/2000

Power seat stopped operating properly. Unable to move seat back and forth. Manufacturer notified, and refused to repair unless cost was paid by consumer. Engine overheated due to thermostat failure. Rattle in rear seat while driving due to seat risors and adjusters failure.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 17
Failure Date: 08/30/1999

Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component (engine radiator fan) prior to notification resulting in the vehicle overheating, consumer is requesting reimbursement.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 18
Failure Date: 10/11/1997

Vehicle was parked in the garage, there was fuel leaking from the top of the gas tank which caused a fire. Consumer doesn't want the vehicle back due to the fact that there was fuel coming from the radiator. The fire department came out and they couldn't determine what caused the fire. Dealer doesn't know what caused the fire either.


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