1999 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Review: Mechanical issues

1999 Dodge Grand Caravan - Consumer Review

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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan


Overall very sturdy and comfortable,
with a smooth ride, but significant
mechanical issues:
Engine head blew at 34,000 miles.
Partial transmission failuire at 47k.
Speed sensor failure at 54k.
Tensioner pulley locked up, and water
pump failed (bearing).
High-speed side of radiator fan unit
locked-up, resulting in overheat
condition, resulting in oil boiling
and sludging the engine.
Electronic window motor locked-up.
Temperature readout of trip computer
stopped functioning.

All of this and more just four years
after buying it off of the showroom
floor. Repairs after the limited
warranty expired have been costly.

Best Features

Smooth ride--rides like a car. Nice handling--again, like a car. Very comfortable interior--supple, comfortable, almost luxurious. Very well-appointed interior. Nice exterior look--very appealing.

Worst Features

Improve the 7/70 "limited" warranty. ALL mechanical issues need to be covered, including malfunctioning interior components. 5-year bumper-to- bumper and 7/70 FULL powertrain should be standard.
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