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DODGE CARAVAN 1999

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Date Complaint Filed: 03/27/1995

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 8246

Squish VIN: 1B4FK5435KX

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE POWER DOOR SWITCH BURN OUT, PUT A NEW TRANSMISSION IN VAN REBUILT. TT

Date Complaint Filed: 01/01/1999

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 10/22/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 134466

Squish VIN: 2B4GP45G2XR

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

CUSTOMER REBATE CHANGED TO 1000 DOLLARS IN THE MIDDLE OF A 750 DOLLAR REBATE PROGRAM, TO EXPIRE 1/4/99 I WROTE TO ASK FOR THE ADDITIONAL 250DOLLARCHANGED ON 11/24/98. SO FAR NO RESPONSE

Date Complaint Filed: 01/21/1999

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 10/01/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 137681

Squish VIN: -

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

INTERMITTENTLY WHILE DRIVING OVER BUMPS THE VEHICLE SLIDING DOOR OPENED UNEXPECTEDLY WHICH MAY CAUSE INJURIES. PROBLEM HAPPENED 6 TIMES. DEALER CANNOT DETERMINE THE PROBLEM. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION AND VIN#. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 03/02/1999

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 01/20/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 145600

Squish VIN: 2B4FP2531XR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

WHILE BACKING VEHICLE UP, RIGHT REAR BRAKES LOCKED UP. BLACK STREAKS ON DRIVEWAY (1/5/99). EMERGENCY BRAKES WERE NOT USED. HAD CONTACTED DEALER (1/20/99), PICKARD DODGE 530 E. CUMBERLAND PATHWAY CORBIN KY 40701). WANTED OLD CAR BACK, WAS CHARGING $8,900. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 03/10/1999

Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 02/28/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 146839

Squish VIN: 2B4FP25B2XR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. CAUSE UNKNOWN. DODGE REPURCHASED THE VEHICLE UNDER THE LEMON LAW AFTER SEVERAL FAILED ATTEMPTS TO FIX IT. *AK *ML

Date Complaint Filed: 03/30/1999

Component(s): VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 150495

Squish VIN: 2B4FP25B1XR

Crash: -

Fire: -

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

THE WINDSHIELD WIPER ASSEMBLY WHEN LIFTED FROM THE GLASS FOR CLEANING EXPOSES AN EXTREMELY SHARP EDGE WHICH IS NOT VISIBLE WHEN THE BLADE IS DOWN. THIS EDGE CUT ME DEEPLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY RIGHT HAND WHILE I WAS WASHING THE WINDSHIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM WHEN THE WIPER ARM IS DOWN BUT IS EXPOSED WHEN THE ARM IS UP AS IT MUST BE TO CLEAN THE ENTIRE WINDSHIELD. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 05/14/1999

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 05/13/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 156264

Squish VIN: -

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE VAN WAS PARKED ON A FLAT SURFACE, WITH THE IGNITION OFF, GEAR IN PARK, VAN ROLLED BACKWARDS ABOUT 100 FEET, CRASHED THROUGH A FENCE AND HIT A MOBILE HOME BEFORING COMING TO A STOP. OWNER HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH KEY BEING STUCK IN IGNITION, AND KEY WAS STUCK AT THIS TIME. VAN IS BEING HELD BY DEALERSHIP. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 05/14/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 05/13/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 156362

Squish VIN: -

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE VAN WAS PARKED ON A FLAT SURFACE, WITH THE IGNITION OFF, GEAR IN PARK, VAN ROLLED BACKWARDS ABOUT 100 FEET, CRASHED THROUGH A FENCE AND HIT A MOBILE HOME BEFORING COMING TO A STOP. OWNER HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH KEY BEING STUCK IN IGNITION, AND KEY WAS STUCK AT THIS TIME. VAN IS BEING HELD BY DEALERSHIP. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 06/14/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 06/08/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 160430

Squish VIN: 1B46P4468XB

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

5-YEAR OLD CHILD PULLED VEHICLE OUT OF PARK INTO DRIVE. VEHICLE TOOK OFF, CAUSING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE . DEALER AND MANUFACTURER HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. PLEASE FURTHEFR INFORMATION. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 06/04/1999

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 160740

Squish VIN: -

Crash: -

Fire: -

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WHEN DRIVER ATTEMPTED TO BACK OUT OF PARKING SPACE AND ACCELERATED WHEN PUT IN DRIVE CAUSING DAMAGES.

Date Complaint Filed: 06/16/1999

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 160767

Squish VIN: -

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

AT NIGHT HEADLIGHTS ARE NOT BRIGHT ENOUGH, AFFECTING VISIBILITY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT. DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 06/25/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 12/25/1998

NHTSA ID Number: 162329

Squish VIN: 2B5WB25Y5XK

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

THE SPEEDOMETER IN MY DODGE VAN FLICKS ON AND OFF, ON AND OFF. MUCH OF THE TIME WHILE DRIVING, I DON'T KNOW HOW FAST I AM GOING. AND THE ON/OFF BEHAVOIR IS VERY DISTRACTING. IT ALWAYS DRAWS MY ATTENTION FROM THE ROAD. THIS VEHICLE IS DANGEROUS. I AM TRYING TO WORK WITH DODGE TO MAKE REPAIRS, OR TO REPURCHASE THE VEHCILE, BUT DODGE IS VERY UNCOOPERATIVE. REPEATED WARRANTY SERVICE HAS NOT SUCCEEDED. MY COMPLAINT LETTER TO CHYRSLER COROPORATION WENT UNANSWERED FOR TWO MONTHS. FINALLY THE ZONE MANAGER, MYRON ABBOTT, CALLED BUT THIS WAS USELESS. I HAVE TRIED TO GET MORE HELP, OR A REPURCHASE FROM MR. ABBOTT, BUT HE AVOIDS ME NOW. ALWAYS HE WILL 'CHECK AND CALL RIGHT BACK.' BUT HE DOESN'T. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 07/14/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 07/10/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 164486

Squish VIN: 1B4GP54LXXB

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

OTHER PEOPLE MAY HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH TRANSMISSION FAILURE. AT 5000 MILES I FIND THIS UNACCEPTABLE. CHRYSLER 'S CUSTOMER SERVICE LEAVES ALOT TO BE DESIRED. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 07/24/1999

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 04/21/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 166073

Squish VIN: 2B4FP25B7XR

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

FROM THE TIME THAT WE PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE, WE HAVE HAD AN ON-GOING PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES. WHEN WE ARE AT A SPEED OF GREATER THAN 60MPH AND BEGIN BRAKING, WE HAVE A VIBRATION IN THE FRONT END. IT IS AFFFECTING THE HANDLING OF THE VEHICLE. THE FIRST TIME IT WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER ON 4-20-99-THEY RESURFACED THE ROTORS. ON 5-19-99, IT WENT IN FOR THE SAME PROBLEM-THEY REPLACED THE ROTORS. ON 6-15-99, IT WENT IN FOR THE SAME PROBLEM-THEY REPLACED THE ROTORS, BALANCED AND ROTATED THE TIRES. ON 7-20-99, IT WENT IN FOR THE SAME PROBLEM, THIS TIME THEY RESURFACED THE ROTORS. AS WE DROVE THIS VEHICLE HOME, WE DISCOVERED THAT THE VEHICLE STILL HAS A VIBRATION IN THE FRONT END WHEN BRAKING. THE SERVICE TECH THAT WE HAVE DEALT WITH TELL US THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE FRONT END.

Date Complaint Filed: 07/29/1999

Component(s): STRUCTURE

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 06/18/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 166781

Squish VIN: 2E4GP44GXXR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 1

Number Of Deaths: 1

Summary:

WHILE TRYING TO GET INTO THE VAN, DRIVER FELL DOWN AGAINST A METAL STRIP THAT WAS FLAT AGAINST VEHICLE DUE TO NO SUPPORT (NO STEP TO BE USED / HANDLE TO GRAB). VEHICLE WAS A RENTAL. *ML

Date Complaint Filed: 07/29/1999

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 06/18/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 166782

Squish VIN: 2E4GP44GXXR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 1

Number Of Deaths: 1

Summary:

WHILE TRYING TO GET INTO THE VAN, DRIVER FELL DOWN AGAINST A METAL STRIP THAT WAS FLAT AGAINST VEHICLE DUE TO NO SUPPORT (NO STEP TO BE USED / HANDLE TO GRAB). VEHICLE WAS A RENTAL. *ML

Date Complaint Filed: 08/25/1999

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 08/20/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 172915

Squish VIN: 1B4GP44G8XB

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

AIRBAG LIGHT INTERMITTENTLY COMES ON WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES, AND ALSO WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD. CONTACTED THE DEALER. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 08/30/1999

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 08/28/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 173492

Squish VIN: 1B4GP4XR8XB

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A REAR END ACCIDENT DUE TO BRAKE FAILURE. WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED, VEHICLE CONTINUED TO MOVE. ALSO, BRAKE PEDAL WAS HARD. CAN NHTSA HELP IN THIS MATTER. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 10/08/1999

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 09/05/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 184088

Squish VIN: 1B4GP44R4XB

Crash: -

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 0

Number Of Deaths: 0

Summary:

ANTI LOCK BRAKE PUMPCOMES ON AND BRAKE WENT TO FLOOR CAR TOOK MUCH LONGER TO STOP WAS TRAVELING AT VERY SLOW SPEED.AND 2ND INICIDENT SLOWING FROM APROX 20MPH FOR STOP SIGN CAR WENT THROUGH INTERSECTION WITHOUT SOPING RETURNED CAR TO DEALER FOR REPAIRS DEALER REPORTED THAT CHRYSLER IS HAVING PROBLEM WITH ABS MADE RECOMENDED REPAIRS BUT BRAKES FAILED AGAIN ON WAY HOME FROM DEALER.

Date Complaint Filed: 10/14/1999

Component(s): STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 09/27/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 184730

Squish VIN: FILL IN

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

HAD TAKEN VEHICLE TO MECHANIC FOR REGULAT OIL CHANGE SERVICE. THE NEXT DAY, THE STEERING WHEEL STARTED TO ACT UP. COULD NOT TURN STEERING WHEEL UNLESS PULLED ON IT VERY HARD. HAD NO PROBLEM PRIOR TO OIL CHANGE BY MECHANIC. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 10/29/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 187541

Squish VIN: 1B4GP44R4XB

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

PARKING GEAR SHIFTER CAN BE PLACED INTO TO DRIVE OR REVERSE WITHOUT APPLYING THE BRAKES FIRST. THE DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED, AND TOLD CONSUMER THAT THIS WAS A NORMAL OPERATION. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/1999

Component(s): AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 189565

Squish VIN: 2B4FP25B1XR

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. UPON IMPACT, DRIVER'S SIDE AND THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AIR BAGS DIDN'T DEPLOY. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/1999

Component(s): AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 189664

Squish VIN: 2B4FP25B1XR

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. UPON IMPACT, DRIVER'S SIDE AND THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AIR BAGS DIDN'T DEPLOY. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/1999

Component(s): AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 189667

Squish VIN: 2B4FP25B1XR

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. UPON IMPACT, DRIVER'S SIDE AND THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AIR BAGS DIDN'T DEPLOY. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/22/1999

Component(s): SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 11/01/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 191437

Squish VIN: 1B4GP44G1XB

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: 2

Number Of Deaths: 2

Summary:

CONSUMER WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONTAL COLLISION IN WHICH THE DRIVER'S LAP AND SHOULDER BELT DID NOT LOCK UP, CAUSE UNKNOWN. *AK.ET.

Date Complaint Filed: 11/23/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 09/16/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 191704

Squish VIN: 2V4GB44R7XR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

FRAME IS BENT/ REAR AXLE IS OFF BY 30 DEGREE, AND TRANSMISSION IS GOING OUT, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL.THERE IS A LOUD KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. ALSO, REAR TAILGATE WILL NOT OPEN. DEALER CAN'T DETERMINE THE CAUSE. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/23/1999

Component(s): POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 09/16/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 191706

Squish VIN: 2V4GB44R7XR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

FRAME IS BENT/ REAR AXLE IS OFF BY 30 DEGREE, AND TRANSMISSION IS GOING OUT, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL.THERE IS A LOUD KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. ALSO, REAR TAILGATE WILL NOT OPEN. DEALER CAN'T DETERMINE THE CAUSE. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/23/1999

Component(s): STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 09/16/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 191708

Squish VIN: 2V4GB44R7XR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

FRAME IS BENT/ REAR AXLE IS OFF BY 30 DEGREE, AND TRANSMISSION IS GOING OUT, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL.THERE IS A LOUD KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. ALSO, REAR TAILGATE WILL NOT OPEN. DEALER CAN'T DETERMINE THE CAUSE. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 11/23/1999

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: 09/16/1999

NHTSA ID Number: 191709

Squish VIN: 2V4GB44R7XR

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

FRAME IS BENT/ REAR AXLE IS OFF BY 30 DEGREE, AND TRANSMISSION IS GOING OUT, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL.THERE IS A LOUD KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. ALSO, REAR TAILGATE WILL NOT OPEN. DEALER CAN'T DETERMINE THE CAUSE. *AK

Date Complaint Filed: 12/08/1999

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

Date Of Incident: N/A

NHTSA ID Number: 194584

Squish VIN: -

Crash: Yes

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING UNDER WET CONDITIONS AND WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES, WHEELS LOCKED UP AND THE VEHICLE SLID INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. DEALER HAS NOT SEEN VEHICLE. *AK

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