Dodge Caravan owners have reported 14 problems related to transmission slip out of gear (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Caravan based on all problems reported for the Caravan.
Car was not running and keys were not in the ignition, they were laying on the dash. No one was in the vehicle. When the passenger's front door was opened the horn started honking and windshield washer started spraying (wipers were not activated). It lasted only a couple seconds and stopped. It also activated the driver's side mirror's auto dim feature. Once I was on the road discovered it also prevented the car from shifting out of first gear. I tried manually shifting and slipping it from drive to neutral but that had no effect. The indicator light showed no response to the manual shifting it just remained on the "d". The van did go into neutral and the indicator light showed "n". I didn't try the van again until 24hrs later and everything was working fine. After researching online I see there is an obvious problem with the tipm and will be replacing it. If this would have occured in heavy traffic there would have been a definite safety hazard issue. I was lucky it happened at home and it only lasted a few seconds. Others have not been that lucky!! this is a serious issue that if it hasn't already it very easily could have deadly consequences. Make the recall!!.
See all problems of the 2008 Dodge Caravan.
While in an intersection the transmission slipped out of gear and the vehicle would not move.
See all problems of the 1999 Dodge Caravan.
While driving, transmission drops out of drive and kicks out of gears.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Caravan.
While driving transmission drops out of drive, keeps kicking out of gears.
Transmission computer had to be replaced, then on April 2, 2001 transmission would not shift out of 3rd gear, would downshift while driving 65 mph, go into neutral. Dealer found transmission needed to be replaced.
After driving at highway speeds the van would no longer shift out of 2nd gear . It would remain stuck in 2nd until the van was turned off/on. Upon restarting the cycle would complete. I was told by an independent mechanic that the transmission needed to be rebuilt and when I contacted Chrysler iwas told that I was on my own that they were not responsible. I informed them of the large number of documented problems with these vans and that this was a well known problem ,but they insisted that there were no problems and that it was my responsibility. I have an appointment with a Dodge dealer to look at the car.
Transmission jumped out of gear while driving along the highway. The brake shoes were rubbed into the drum so badly that the drums had to be replaced. No indication of brake wear, noise, or stopping prior to this event.
See all problems of the 1997 Dodge Caravan.
Consumer driving and the transmission started making noise and it slipped out of gear, and wouldn't go into 3rd gear. Contacted dealer, and was told vehicle was not under warranty. Consumer will be responsible for the cost to fix it.
Stopped at stop sign, lever would not shift out of low gear. Engine revved up but no acceleration. Happens intermittently. Vehicle seems to want to stall. Took to mechanic. Problem could not be duplicated. Computer sensor blew out on interstate & was replaced twice. Passenger's sliding door not working properly. Consumer states vehicle loses power, sticks in low gear, makes noises when shifting. Vehicle drops out of cruise control.
While driving the truck slipped out of drive into neutral. Please describe.
Transmission problems since date of purchase, one incident caused vehicle to jump out of gear into drive almost resulting in accident due to wandering.
The vehicle jumps out of gear while driving the vehicle. Tt.
The van was equipped with an automatic transmission. Without the key in the ignition (2) failures occurred. The first was the gear shift lever could be moved and the second failure was the transmission had dropped out of gear.
The consumer stated when the vehicle came to a stop, the transmission slipped out of gear. The vehicle went forward even though the gear was not completely in drive.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||