1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3 L from North America
My Grand Caravan is one example of a flawed vehicle that Chrysler continues to cheat people with
Within a year after owning the vehicle I had to have the fan relay replaced twice.
In the second year the oil seal on the engine fell apart which meant the engine had to be halfway torn down to replace it.
Since then, the air conditioning had to be completely rebuilt (the mechanic told me it's a leakage flaw associated with Caravan designs).
I have had the fan relay replaced twice more.
This spring the main shaft in the transmission totally snapped in two, thereby causing me to have the automatic transmission completely overhauled.
The van is very comfortable and luxurious on the inside, but it's just a pretty wrapper on a piece of junk.
I have contacted Chrysler to tell them of my experiences with this vehicle and their response was very uncaring, as if they knew every problem I was talking about and weren't concerned about fixing it. I'll NEVER EVER buy anything that is associated with Chrysler again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th July, 2001
12th Jun 2002, 09:47
I need to talk to this guy, because I've replaced the fan relay three times already.
27th Jan 2003, 17:34
Seems like I may be starting to experience the same problems. My engine recently started overheating, and the fans are not turning on. I replaced the relay last year about the same time. I also have an oil leak at my rear main seal, which will require a partial tear down of the engine to replace. My wife is complaining that it is shifting rough. Might be considering a trade in at this point...