1996 Dodge Caravan plain 3.0L from North America
Would not recommend to others
The wipers come on when you make left or right turns.
The horn dosen't work any more.
The air bag light stays on all the time.
When the van is first started you hear a high pitch coming from the motor.
The transmission some times will not kick down when you come to a stop.
When accelerating the transmission slips.
There is always oil coming from the motor, but the garages can't correct the problem.
When accelerating you hear a high pitch coming from the valve covers.
This van is a pain to do any engine work like spark plugs and to change the timing belt.
This van is very comfortable to ride in it handles the corners good the body structure is good.
But however the blind spots are very poor for driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th February, 2004
11th Nov 2006, 19:45
The airbag light and horn problems can be fixed by replacing the clockspring in the steering column. This requires airbag removal and should be done by a mechanic shop or the dealer.
13th Jan 2007, 10:32
My caravan also has the airbag light constantly on. After getting the dealer to perform the work requested to replace the clockspring, the light was still on and I was told the bags were not getting power. Basically the bags are there, but hit someone and they're not gonna work. Hooray Dodge...