Dodge Van 1999



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Dodge Van 1999 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
07059809/04/1998602431Experiencing engine cooling fan noises. *yc1998-11-04
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
23459810/09/1998602886Approval of using of in- transit protective film. on all vehicles at all assembly plants. *ak1999-01-20
Dodge Van 1999 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
112/01/1999
 The vehicle was stopped when it was rear ended by another vehicle going about 40 mph. the impact pushed the consumers vehicle into another vehicle. upon impact with that vehicle the air bags did not deploy and the driver's seat back collapsed. the driver sustained back and neck injuries. *ak *nlm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
03/01/20071400001
 I have bought this car used, however it was fine, as time went on the air bag system went, the horn, ignition system, fails to start random times, gauges on and off randomly, instrument light on and off, i am tired of paying for repairs, who ever constructed this dodge grand garbage can, should come pick me and my 7 children up every time we break down and see how they feel, i am tired of being ripped off when it came to thinking you are buying a good reliable quality car, instead i got junk, go to the web sites and look at all the headaches these vehicles are causing, someone is getting rich on these vehicles and it is not the owners, what is up? do tell! (maybe i should have bought a tow truck). *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
08/22/200345000104/09/2001
 The dealership sold me a 7 year or 70,000 miles warranty. my engine blew up and they denied my warranty, they wouldn't fix my vehicle. they said that i had sludge in my engine. i had a certified mechanic stated that the top of my engine was clean and the bottom was clean. he stated that i had defective metal that wouldn't stand up. i would like someone to help me on this matter.*jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
03/01/20071400001
 I have bought this car used, however it was fine, as time went on the air bag system went, the horn, ignition system, fails to start random times, gauges on and off randomly, instrument light on and off, i am tired of paying for repairs, who ever constructed this dodge grand garbage can, should come pick me and my 7 children up every time we break down and see how they feel, i am tired of being ripped off when it came to thinking you are buying a good reliable quality car, instead i got junk, go to the web sites and look at all the headaches these vehicles are causing, someone is getting rich on these vehicles and it is not the owners, what is up? do tell! (maybe i should have bought a tow truck). *tr
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
 The radio in the rear of this conversion van had a short that caused a fire to break out in the rear area on the gas tank side. dealer has not been contacted.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
07/31/2005109/17/2000
 The family in this van was traveling on waveland avenue approaching the intersection with mannheim road in franklin park, illinois. the traffic signal was green and the van proceeded across the intersection. while crossing the intersection, the caravan was struck by a truck who ran a red light.upon impact, the caravan burst into flames and caught fire. two children died as a result of the ensuing fire; three other passengers had fire-related injuries. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
03/01/20071400001
 I have bought this car used, however it was fine, as time went on the air bag system went, the horn, ignition system, fails to start random times, gauges on and off randomly, instrument light on and off, i am tired of paying for repairs, who ever constructed this dodge grand garbage can, should come pick me and my 7 children up every time we break down and see how they feel, i am tired of being ripped off when it came to thinking you are buying a good reliable quality car, instead i got junk, go to the web sites and look at all the headaches these vehicles are causing, someone is getting rich on these vehicles and it is not the owners, what is up? do tell! (maybe i should have bought a tow truck). *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
105/18/1999
 Vehicle hit a support post and the back door to the house while consumer was parking it in the driveway. *ph the vehicle was parked with the engine running when the vehicle jumped out of gear and ran into the consumers garage. *nlm
SEATS
07/18/20031
 I was attempting to adjust the front seat by pulling the lever under the seat with my right hand. the front seat was too close to the dashboard, and the seat refused to move. i grabbed the side of the seat with my left hand while pulling the lever with my right hand when all of a sudden the seat moved quickly backwards. my finger was in between the seat and the seat track which i didn't know, there was no guard to keep my finger from the area. my middle finger was amputated on my left hand down to the first joint and the emergency room was unable to re-attached my finger. this occurred on a dodge 15 passenger van. *jb
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 While the vehicle was parked the driver was sitting in the driver seat and without warning the seat collapsed backwards. *mr
112/01/1999
 The vehicle was stopped when it was rear ended by another vehicle going about 40 mph. the impact pushed the consumers vehicle into another vehicle. upon impact with that vehicle the air bags did not deploy and the driver's seat back collapsed. the driver sustained back and neck injuries. *ak *nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/03/2000309/01/1999
 Recurring brake failures on front driver's side. dealer repaired 2x prior. abnormal pad wear -- inner pad, okay -- outer pad ground down to bare metal. brakes pull to left. dealer uncooperative in repairing under warranty. wants us to pay for new pads (even though only 5,000 miles or so since last repair). *ak
STEERING
112/01/1998
 Consumer experienced steering problems which caused vehicle to wander to the right and called for constant adjustment while driving on good road conditions. nlm
STRUCTURE
09/18/20027000602/15/1999
 When it rains or you drive through a puddle, the tensioner belt comes off. this makes steering almost impossible. if you do manage to control the vehicle & drive to a safe spot to stop you risk burning up the engine due to lack of cooling. the above is especially dangerous when driving on a highway. *nm
STRUCTURE - FRAME AND MEMBERS
01/01/2009107/02/1999
 1999 dodge van 1500 has a rusted frame. consumer states that chrysler said the van was past warranty and will not help. *nj the consumer was informed the vehicle was not repairable. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
12/03/2005115000112/18/1998
 While driving my minivan in a 25 mph zone i heard a snap and lost control of the car resulting in hitting a curb. damage to front left wheel, suspension, fender & door body damage. repair shop determined that the lower control arm came apart causing loss of control of the vehicle. repair needed to entire suspension, alloy wheel, tire, body will cost over $3,000. *jb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
08/07/2002975284
 The upper ball joints disengages from the a-arm. the bracket that holds the upper ball joint does not support it the way it should. contacted the dealer. this happened three times. however, the problem recurred. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - MACPHERSON STRUT
07/25/2005140000202/18/2002
 Front strut mounts rotted. must be repaired / replaced
TIRES
03/23/20061
 1999 roadtrek tires dry rotted and were replaced. *ts during an inspection the vehicle tire were found to be dry rotted. the tire were replaced with general grabber at 2, radial tires. after the tire were replaced the consumer noticed that the vehicle wandered on the road while driving. *nm
04/29/199904/01/1999
 Under rated tires on van conversion, vehicle not safe. *ak( dot number: tire size: p235/75r15 )
Car dealers selling Dodge Van 1999
StateCityZipNamePhone
GAATHENS30622BARRETT.DODGE7065497555
NJFLEMINGTONFLEMINGTON/CHRYSLER/PLYMOUTH/DODGE
PANEW HOLLANDFOUR WAY AUTO SALES
SCNORTH CHARLSTON29445ALTMAN DODGE, INC.
WIJANESVILLE53545HEMBROUGH AUTO GROUP(608) 757-6130