Transmission Failure problems of the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan
15 problems related to transmission failure have been reported for the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Transmission Failure problem #1
The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Dodge Grand Caravan is 1B4GT44L4W_. Transmission failed. Nlm.
Transmission Failure problem #2
The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1B4GP54L1W_. Transmission failed while operating. Engine surged several times, lost acceleration, then stalled. Vehicle operated with only passenger weight. Dealer no explanation for failure. Suggest complete replacement of transmission. It was Sat., Jan. 8, 2000 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
Transmission Failure problem #3
The vehicle is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1B4GP44G1W_. Transmission failed suddenly; transmission failure at <70k mi has occurred with 3 other family members - recall needed?. This transmission failure issue occurred 05/10/2001.
Transmission Failure problem #4
The vehicle involved is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2B4GP44R5W_. The transmission failed at 48,000. When I contacted the dealership the service manager diagnosed the problem over the telephone. When I asked him how he knew what was wrong, his response was " happens on these vans all the time, it's a common problem". When I asked why Dodge didn't do a recall and fix them all, his response was "we would rather handle them on an individual basis". I'm sure it's a cost factor. My position is that Dodge, (Chrysler), has a major transmission problem on their vehicles, they knowingly installed them anyways and have deceived the public. If a survey of Dodge owners was conducted, I'm sure that transmission problems would be frequent. Dodge split the cost of a re-built tranmission with me which cost me $864. 00. I am confident that there are a number of people who have had the costs split like me, had the whole thing taken care of and those who suffered the burden of paying for the entire cost. I feel that Chrysler owes me $864. 00 and that they should be punished for putting "bad" transmissions in cars. It was Saturday, April 15, 2000 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
Transmission Failure problem #5
The car involved was a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The VIN of the problem Grand Caravan is 1B4GP44G1W_. Vehicle was at a stop sign, and without prior warning, front wheels locked up because of transmission failure. This transmission failure issue occurred Sunday, January 13, 2002.
Transmission Failure problem #6
The car is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer was driving and the transmission failed. Dealer was contacted. This transmission failure problem happened on 01/30/2003.
Transmission Failure problem #7
The car involved is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The VIN of this vehicle is 1B4GP54L2W_. Vehicle exprienced a complete transmission failure and required a new transmission with only 55,000 miles on the vehicle. In our research, we have seen numerous complaints of this type with Dodge Grand Caravans. This problem occurred on 11/10/02.
Transmission Failure problem #8
My 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan had a complete transmission failure while I was driving it late one evening. It would no longer respond to any gear change and in fact, it sounded and smelled terrible! I was completely stranded for several hours on a dark windy road until I could obtain help. Upon investigation on the internet I saw that this is unfortunately a commonly known problem for Dodge owners. I have never towed anything with my car and had all routine maintenance completed. The transmission repair shop said they see this all the time with Chrysler products. Dangerous!!. This issue happened on Mar. 15, 2003.
Transmission Failure problem #9
The car involved is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Dodge Grand Caravan is 2B4GP44G7W_. Complete transmission failure at 65,000 miles. Van needs complete replacement at cost of $2,400. Previously repaired one month earlier with transmission valve problem at same dealer. Opening cases with cfas and zone rep also. Please advise. The failure date was Tuesday, April 22, 2003.
Transmission Failure problem #10
The vehicle involved was a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving, the consumer heard a "pop" then the vehicle stalled. The mechanic stated the transmission pin came in contact with the casing which caused the caused the transmission to fail.
Transmission Failure problem #11
The VIN of this vehicle was 1B4GP44RXW_. 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan: massive transmission failure. The shaft of a pin extending into the core (sorry if I have the technical details wrong) sheered of completely and destroyed the entire transmission at around 50,000 miles. Shortly after the failure when the vehicle was first being looked at by my mechanic, the transmission "locked up", meaning the vehicle could not be started or moved. The reason I am reporting this is because my mechanic indicated that had this "lock up occurred" at the wrong time and place that there is good chance my wife (who drives this vehicle daily) and my children (who ride in this vehicle daily) would have been seriously injured or killed. I have digital pictures showing the failure and damage inside of the transmission, and my mechanic is available to provide any further technical details or information. This issue happened on Jul. 7, 2003.
Transmission Failure problem #12
Transmission failure. The transmission in my 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan began to slip and stay in second gear around 50k miles. I had it diagnosed by the dealer and the cost of repair is more than I could ever afford. I have taken it to two other mechanics and there is not much variation in price. Generally the cost is going to be from $16,000 to $2,400. I cannot afford a new car either. I am reading all of the complaints about this, so why hasn't there been a recall? the dealer should gladly replace the transmissions since they are aware that this is occurring on a regular basis. It is because they do not want to absorb the cost themselves. They will recall something small like brakes or fan belt. I also have had the serpentine belt slip off twice when driving through puddles of water. Both times my engine overheated and the steering column locked, both fatally serious probems. What is the deal? I demand relief! no one is going to trade this piece of junk with me. What is the dealer willing to do?. The failure date was Thursday, May. 8, 2003.
Transmission Failure problem #13
The vehicle is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. The VIN of the problem Grand Caravan is 1B4GP44L4W_. Transmission failed at 40 mph. Transmission was replaced by the mechanic.
Transmission Failure problem #14
The car involved was a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 65 mph transmission failed. As a result, the vehicle shut off in traffic. No impact reported. It was Aug. 10, 2004 when this transmission failure issue happened.
Transmission Failure problem #15
The vehicle involved is a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Transmission failed while going 60 on interstate. Power would come and go leaving me stranded in the middle of traffic and attempting to get to the side of the road without getting hit. The engine light didn't come on until I was pulled off the road. No prior warning of the pending failure. This transmission failure problem happened on Oct. 24, 2006.
Other Power Train related problems of the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||22|
|Transmission Failure problems||15|
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||9|
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||5|
|Differential Unit problems||5|
|Transmission Noise problems||3|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||2|
|Power Train Driveline problems||1|
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||1|
|Power Train problems||1|
|Manual Transmission problems||1|
|Transfer Case problems||1|
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||1|