1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L V6 from North America
Not reliable after 100,000 miles!
Serpentine belt problems.
Windshield Wipers go on themselves.
The main problem I have had on this vehicle is the Serpentine Belt. We have replaced it 12 times over the four years We have owned it. Over the last four months it has been replaced three times and just broke again yesterday. We had it fixed once by the dealer for over $500.
Also the transmission has started shifting very roughly. We had the Transmission fluid and filter changed about 5,000 miles ago, but it didn't help.
We are now looking at selling/trading in this vehicle because it isn't dependable anymore.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th April, 2004
9th Nov 2005, 10:44
I have a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the only thing that has went wrong was it was the altanator.That's it. I bought the Van with 2,500miles on it. Besides getting the oil changed the altanator was it. It now has I think 125,000 Miles on it. And it still rides like the day I got it..
10th Apr 2006, 22:18
Is it possible that the harmonic balancer is bent causing the serpentine belt to shred all of the time.