1999 Dodge Van D250 318 FI from North America
Poor factory complaince
When I purchased this van it had 38,000 miles. I bought the extended warranty sold by the dealer. I’m glad I did. I left the dealership and went to AutoZone. Purchased a new oil filter and mobile 1 oil. I changed the oil that same say, better safe than sorry. Less than 3, 000 miles the engine locked up. They put in a new engine. I changed the oil at 1, 000 miles. I changed the oil every 3,000 miles at 71,000 the engine locked up again. The dealer said it was from not changing the oil. Now they have a recall on the catalectic converters they get plugged up and cause excessive engine wear. They still won't replace the engine, but will replace the converter.
This van is a high top conversion and is very comfortable. However, unless it has had the catalectic converter changed don't buy one. Not all of them have this type of converter. So some of them are OK.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2006