1999 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L from North America
A big piece of junk!
My 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE loves to throw the serpentine belts.
This van was reasonably reliable until the Serpentine belt fell off and left me and my one year old child stranded in the freezing cold.
It was snowing out and I turned a corner to realize my power steering went out.
At first I thought the pump blew, but once I raised the hood I realized the entire belt just fell off.
I ended up having to buy a new one and it was a major pain putting it back on.
I will not ever buy another vehicle made by Chrysler.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th December, 2007
1st Aug 2009, 14:54
Belts, especially ones that have been replaced from original given your mileage, have nothing to do with factory reliability. It depends on the replacement belt and/or who installed it. This is an isolated & typical roadside emergency as with any car. You have to ask yourself, would you have been any more prepared to deal with a flat tire or dead battery? With many newer cars becoming increasingly complicated every passing year and general reliability decreasing, you have experienced certainly the least of what could happen with any car at any given time. I'd consider yourself fortunate... VERY fortunate.