Dodge Caravan 1984



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Dodge Caravan 1984 model
Engine [L]CylindersTransmissionDriveEstimate MPG (city/highway/combined)Unadjusted MPG (city/highway/combined)FuelFuel costClassRelease date
( 2.2L) 4Automatic, 3 gears22/30/25$ 85317831017
( 2.2L) 4Manual, 4 gears25/36/29$ 75017831017
( 2.2L) 4Manual, 5 gears24/37/29$ 78217831017
( 2.6L) 4Automatic, 3 gears21/28/24$ 89217831017
( 2.2L) 4Automatic, 3 gears23/30/25$ 81617831128
( 2.2L) 4Manual, 4 gears25/34/28$ 75017831128
( 2.2L) 4Manual, 5 gears23/36/28$ 81617831128



Dodge Caravan 1984 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
84V150000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 10/01/1983 to 11/01/1984V (Vehicle)8250012/06/1984MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/26/198411/27/1984
Defect SummaryThe metal fuel supply tube may crack at the fuel pump end due to vibration. the crack may result in fuel leakage. (the fuel supply tube connects the fuel pump to the fuel filter.)
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryA fuel tube retaining clip assembly will be installed on all involved vehicles, free of charge. this will restrict tube vibration and prevent cracks.
NotesVehicle description: vans and trucks equipped with 2.2 liter engines.system: fuel system; fuel supply tube.consequences of defect: leaking fuel may cause a fire in the enginecompartment, possibly resulting in personal injury.note: if a gasoline odor is detected, the fuel tube may have cracked.
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE - LOCK
95I001004CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1983 to 07/01/1989I41167811/03/1995ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/27/199505/09/1996
Defect SummaryVehicle description: light duty passenger minivans without remote release. this is not a safety recall. there has been no determination that a safety defect exists with the minivan latches. chrysler is conducting a service campaign to replace the liftgate latch assembly of the affected minivans. in a collision, the rear liftgate latch assembly could open.
Consequence SummaryIf the liftgate latch opens, occupants can be ejected resulting in significantly increased risk of injury or death.
Corrective SummaryChrysler dealers will replace the liftgate latch with a new stronger latch assembly without charge. chrysler began notifying owners during november 1995.
NotesThis is not a safety recall.there has been no determination that a safety defect exists with the minivan latches.however, chrysler has decided to provide a stronger latch without charge.owners can contact chrysler at 1-800-minivan (1-800-646-4826).
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - TAILGATE - LATCH
95I001008CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 08/01/1983 to 07/01/1989I126200007/12/1996ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC03/27/199505/13/1996
Defect SummaryVehicle description: light duty passenger minivans with remote release. this is not a safety recall. there has been no determination that a safety defect exists with the minivan latches. chrysler is conducting a service campaign to replace the liftgate latch assembly of the affected minivans. in a collision, the rear liftgate latch assembly could open.
Consequence SummaryIf the liftgate latch opens, occupants can be ejected resulting in significantly increased risk of injury or death.
Corrective SummaryChrysler dealers will replace the liftgate latch with a new stronger latch assembly without charge. chrysler began notifying owners of these vehicles during july 1996.
NotesThis is not a safety recall.there has been no determination that a safety defect exists with the minivan latches.however, chrysler has decided to provide a stronger latch without charge.owners can contact chrysler at1-800-minivan (1-800-646-4826).
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DIFFERENTIAL PROPORTIONAL VALVE
85V053000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 10/01/1983 to 02/01/1985V (Vehicle)264000ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC05/01/198505/14/1985
Defect SummaryRoadway stones may become lodged in the height sensing brake proportioning valve. this may cause the proportioning valve to fail. consequence of defect: proportioning valve malfunction results in increased stopping distances during hard braking with a light load and may cause an accident.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryClear proportioning valve of stones and install a protective cover to prevent stones from entering.
NotesVehicle description: mini vans.system: rear brakes proportioning valve.
SUSPENSION
08E033000FEDERAL-MOGUL CHASSIS PRODUCTS E (Equipment)690305/22/2008MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC04/14/200804/17/2008
Defect SummaryFederal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between november 9, 2007 and march 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. the part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: k7147, k7329, k8683, and 104353. these parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.
Consequence SummaryThe nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. if the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. this may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryFederal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. the recall began on may 22, 2008. owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket ball joint assemblies and has no relation to any original equipment installed on vehicles manufactured by the vehicle manufacturers.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
VISIBILITY - REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES - EXTERIOR
85V164000CHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 10/01/1983 to 07/01/1985V (Vehicle)1080001/16/1986MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/11/198501/10/1986571111
Defect SummaryVans equipped with the optional sunscreen rear glass which has less than 70 percent luminous transmittance and does not have a passenger side outside rearview mirror are not in compliance with fmvss 111, rear view mirrors. consequence of defect: the drivers of these vans do not have the minimum field of vision required by fmvss 111. without this minimum field of vision the driver cannot maneuver his vehicle safely and may cause an accident.
Consequence Summary
Corrective SummaryInstall passenger side outside rearview mirror.
NotesSystem:passenger side mirror, fmvss 111.vehicle description:van-type vehicles with sunscreen rear glass and without passenger side outside rearview mirror.
Dodge Caravan 1984 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
PE89170CHRYSLER GROUP LLC09/26/198902/23/1990UNDERDASH FIRES
 There is no summary currently available
EQUIPMENT
PE90030CHRYSLER GROUP LLC01/09/199005/31/1990SPARE TIRE CARRIER FAILURE
 There is no summary currently available
EA90030CHRYSLER GROUP LLC05/31/199009/24/1990SPARE TIRE CARRIER FAILS
 There is no summary currently available
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
EA90011CHRYSLER GROUP LLC02/23/199002/28/1991UNDERDASH FIRES
 There is no summary currently available
POWER TRAIN
EA91010CHRYSLER GROUP LLC12/10/199012/31/1991TRANS PARK SYSTEM FAILURE
 There is no summary currently available
SEATS
PE88095CHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/22/198802/15/1989BROKEN DRIVERS SEAT
 There is no summary currently available
STRUCTURE
EA94005CHRYSLER GROUP LLC01/31/199410/25/1995LIFTGATE LATCHES95I001000
 Liftgate latches in the subject vehicles have failed in low and moderate speed impacts resulting in occupant ejections, injuries, and fatalities.there are two failure modes associated with latch failure: fork bolt-detent lever bypass, and inertial unlatching.nhtsa analyses of chrysler and peer minivans took the form of static and dynamic crash testing, engineering evaluations, complaint and field analyses, and real world data analyses.a technical report discussing these analyses can be found in the engineering analysis technical report in the public viewing file.chrysler has advised nhtsa that it will conduct a campaign to replace the latches on all the subject vehicles.the chrysler campaign will consist of notification letters to all owners; free replacement of all latches with stronger, safer latches regardless of the age of the minivans; national advertising to promote customer awareness of the campaign; quarterly reports regarding campaign completion rates; as well as additional measures to ensure a high completion rate, above and beyond the actions that normally would be taken in a formal safety recall.these include follow up written and telephonic notifications to owners who do not bring their vehicles in for corrective action.nhtsa firmly believes that the crash performance of the latches on these minivans raises serious safety concerns, and that the campaign addresses these concerns.the chrysler corrective action will increase the strength of the liftgate latches and decrease the potential for inertial unlatching, thereby reducing the risk of crash-related openings of the liftgate and possible occupant ejection through the liftgate opening.owners of chrysler minivans will get a stronger, safer latch free of charge at the earliest possible time, without the need for further technical investigation and complex and time-consuming litigation with an uncertain outcome.based on the above, odi is closing this investigation.
Dodge Caravan 1984 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
07/05/19961
 Emergency brake failure. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
06/04/1997
 Vehicle fills with gas fumes when tank is refilled.
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE - LOCK
 Rear latch gives false latching allowing door to come open while in motion on several occasions. please describe details. tt
02/01/19951
 Rear hatch is difficult to close, will not latch from time to time. tt
06/06/1994
 Consumer was hit from the rear and the rear hatch latch came open van was totaled the driver side seat recline backward. tt
01/28/19951
 Rear hatch liftgate opened upon being rear ended 35-45mph causing 3rd seating to collapse forward, vehicle then spun and was struck in left side. )ak
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - HOOD - LATCH
09/17/19961
 Hood came unlatched/flew up.(ohio state police report)
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - TAILGATE - LATCH
06/17/1997
 Recall # 951001008, owner states that the dealer did not replaced the liftgate latch on the hatchback.
PARKING BRAKE - CONVENTIONAL
07/05/19961
 Emergency brake failure. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
12/16/1996104/01/1995
 The transmission involuntarily slipped out of park into reverse, causing the vehicle to roll back into a trash dumpster, damaging the left rear.
08/12/1996211/01/1995
 Transmission failed twice.
04/03/1995
 Rod in transmission failed, equipped with auto transmission. tt
SEAT BELTS - REAR
05/10/1995401/01/1987
 Door bracket is separating from pilar in left and right doors. eventually door can separate from body and cause injury to the occupants. the seat belts on the bench seat (mid/rear) are not working the belts dont extend enought for the occupants size or to get to the buckle. *ak
SEATS - FRONT ASSEMBLY - RECLINER
01/01/1985
 Vehicle was at complete sto, impact 6:00 position, passenger side seat clasped, causing seatback failure. *ak
06/06/1994
 Consumer was hit from the rear and the rear hatch latch came open van was totaled the driver side seat recline backward. tt
01/28/19951
 3rd seating collapsed when rear hatch liftgate opened upon being rear ended 35-45mph. tt
STEERING - GEAR BOX - SHAFT SECTOR
08/12/1996111/01/1995
 Front end problem causes steering wheel to vibrate when driver hits bumps, also has popping sound in steering wheel due to failed intermediate shaft.
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR
06/17/1993
 Front seat driver's and passenger's manual window (handles) stick, could result in entrapment upon emergency exit. *ak
 Remote entry no longer functions. door no longer shuts. phase will not start for another month or so. please describe details. tt
01/01/1995
 The sliding door you have to push it up to close the door. tt
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR - HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
05/10/1995401/01/1987
 Door bracket is separating from pilar in left and right doors. eventually door can separate from body and cause injury to the occupants. the seat belts on the bench seat (mid/rear) are not working the belts dont extend enought for the occupants size or to get to the buckle. *ak
STRUCTURE - BODY - HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE - SUPPORT DEVICE
04/14/19952
 Hydraulic cylinder lift struts fail, won't stay up, will descend unexpectedly, without wwarning tt
SUSPENSION - FRONT
08/12/1996111/01/1995
 Front end problem causes steering wheel to vibrate when driver hits bumps, also has popping sound in steering wheel due to failed intermediate shaft.
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - LEAF
08/12/1996111/01/1995
 Rear suspension does not support loads properly, due to insufficient spring leaves.
VISIBILITY - GLASS, SIDE/REAR
02/27/1995
 Vehicles sliding door window shattered while closing with warning glass exploded 6-7 feet. tt
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD
07/05/19961
 Emergency brake failure. *ak