2002 Dodge Caravan from North America
I would not buy another Caravan
The lower power steering hoses have blown out on 2 separate occasions while I was driving. The lower power steering hoses have now been replaced 4 times and the upper hoses once.
The van has been in with the dealer for repairs (under warranty)a total of 11 times in 29 months.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th February, 2005
25th May 2005, 16:31
A? Try a different brand of steering pump hose.
5th Dec 2006, 17:10
Warranty claims are done by the dealerships who replace the parts that are warrantied with the original part that was installed unless a recall states otherwise. These hoses were a recall item and the flaw should have been addressed. My hoses were done just once, but I'm on my second Rack & Pinion assembly in 135,000 kilometers the first one lasted 80,000 under extended warranty the second 55,000 this one I get the benefit of paying for. This is just one part of my list, but the Caravan I have now is the last one that will ever be parked in my driveway.
5th Dec 2006, 19:31
We also have a 2002 Grand Caravan. Overall, we are pretty happy with it at 75,000 miles. Maintenance costs (tires, brakes etc.) have been very reasonable. Two repairs so far: $500 emissions system and $130 sway-bar bushings. The power steering hoses were replaced under two recalls, but we never had a problem with them. Recently our P/S system was getting extremely noisy especially when cold. I topped off the fluid level from the “low end” of full range to the top of the full line and the noise has gone away. I suggest everyone check this before replacing any expensive parts.