8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$550.00
Average Mileage:
49,973 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (9 reports)
  2. ac repaired by dealer (3 reports)
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problem #12

Jun 212013

Caravan Stow N Go 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,555 miles

This is the second time AC has stopped working within 2 years. Every time i have had this problem its after I take it in to get fixes for something else or an oil change it has left dodge with a problem with the AC.

- , Steinbach, MB, canada

problem #11

Jul 012012

Caravan 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,500 miles

Driving my van one day air conditioner worked great, went from 90 degrees in van to arctic temp in under 2 minutes. took it in to dealer to have recall of module occupant restraint replaced. Did not turn on a/c on the way home. Parked my car at home left for 10 days, came home to hot weather, started my van turned on a/c and nothing but ot air blows... took it into dealer to find out if they forgot to hook something back up? Was informed by dealer that they did not work in or near the area of the a/c, they informed me that my compressor quit working possibly due to a faulty a/c line!! REALLY my vehicle has 44500 miles on it!! My cost will be $1100.00 to fix. After a little research I see am not the only have to have this problem. It appears the a/c becomes defective between 35,000 -55,000 miles. Dodge should be fixing this problem not the consumer. I have found over 100 complaints on this specific problem in the less than 45 minutes on the internet. How many more are there, and how many have gone unreported?

- , Cave Junction, OR, USA

problem #10

May 012011

Caravan 4d Pass Ext

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,828 miles

the air conditioner stopped blowing in the front of the van, once the (hvac) drain grommet leak started. the blower in the back of the van works, but the front blower doesn't work at all, which is inconvenient to drive around in the Texas heat. This problem only started happening after the leak. Shame on you for selling products, that are inferior, and the worst part is the money you charge for the inferion product that you manufacture. It is obvious that you should repair this problem, since it is clearly a problem you caused..

- , Humble, TX, USA

problem #9

May 032011

Caravan 4d Pass Ext

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,878 miles

The airconditioner stopped working after Chrysler recalled cars because of HVAC drain grommet replacement. Dodge indicated that a brake problem could occur if leakage was not repaired. The problem occured in May just when the weather starts to get hot in Texas. It is obvious that the HVAC recall is related to the air conditioning problem since the air stopped working around the same time. It is a real concern for consumers that Chrysler has inferior products, and charge such outrageous prices for their cars. The air is working in rear of the car fine, but there is no air in the front, because the drip caused by the drain grommet . Chrysler needs to take responsability and recall the vehicles and repair this air problem.

- , Humble, TX, USA

problem #8

May 122011

Caravan SXT Chrome 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

Ac compressor will not Engage, Leaked all Freon Out. they are saying not covered under warranty. Not sure if i will by a dodge again , all the recalls and problems . Think i will be going else where when i buy another. Very Dissatisfied with My Caravan.

- , Lafe, AR, USA

problem #7

Jul 022010

Caravan SE 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

i really like the dodge caravan, but they are really not worth the money they charge, because there are always problems. After just one year, the air stopped working. The company really should cover the cost of the repair.

- , Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #6

May 022011

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Sure is funny we had the dealership replace the HVAC DRAIN GROMMET under recall earlier this year (during winter) and the first time I go to use the AC this summer, it won't cool. Took it in and it is the AC discharge hose leaking. 220.00 to fix UGH

- , Kingsley, IA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012010

Caravan STX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

it is shame that we try to patronize our own manufacturer but they sale us with a cheap, problematic vans. But they don't even try to help the consumers that buy their product. I will no longer buy an American made van. this was my second chrysler van. it gave me a lot of problems not even lasted for three years. first problem that i have was the transmission gave up at 9900+ miles, 2nd was the brakes they put a cheap brake pads it did not even last for a year, 3rd was now my biggest problem the air condition it was leaking at the line called the dealer told me the warranty run out 3/36000 yrs/miles which ever comes first, my mileage was only 34000. i think, we need to make a sign attach to our van windows to warn all buyers to watch out for any dodge product. what do you think consumers?

- , Sacramento, California, USA

problem #4

May 212010

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

AC not working. Per Chrysler the hose needed is on backorder and they can not keep up with demand. Was told 3-4 weeks and the part will be in. It's been 4 weeks and still no part. Per dealer they are getting a "big box" of parts from the manufacturer next week, but have no idea if its enough to cover all the vehicles that need to. I called Chrysler 1-800-247-9753 to see what they would/do to assist. My issue was escalated to a tier 2 department and I should have a response tomorrow by 8:00 PM. Doubt it will do any good. We have also had power steering hose blow 3 times will log that under a different topic.

- , Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 262010

Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Purchased the van new in February of 2008 (26 months ago) Turned on AC for the first time this year and guess what? Warm air. Took it to a Dodge dealership in Cleveland, Tenn. to have it repaired. Had a defective part that had let all the gas leak out. The part was hard to find because it seems quite a few other people had the same problem.

Sounds like a recall item to me.

- , Decatur, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 172009

Caravan SXT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

I am not sure when my air conditioner went out all I know is when I did try to use it for the first time this summer it did not work. This is only the second summer season I had the van. I took it in to get fixed today we will see what they say.

- , Odenton, Maryland, USA

problem #1

Apr 232009

Caravan SE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,913 miles

Stupid piece of crap Dodge Caravan, AC stopped working after 15 months. It's a brand new vehicle.

I have an appointment to bring it in. The service guy said with a lot of certainty that it would be an easy repair. I suspect he knows the problem already, this must happen a lot.

- , Burnaby, BC, Canada