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Dodge Grand Caravan

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A minivan produced by Dodge since model year 1987, the long wheelbase version of the Dodge Caravan (which began in model year 1984).

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Dodge Caravan page on 9 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

First generation (1984–1990)

The long wheelbase (LWB) Grand Caravan was introduced in 1987.

Beginning with model year 1987, all trim levels were also available in a long wheelbase variant, marketed as the Grand Caravan, which allowed more cargo space behind the rear seat. Interior trim, controls, and instrumentation were borrowed from the Chrysler K platform|, and coupled with the lower floor enabled by the front-wheel-drive, the Caravan featured car-like ease of entry. There were three trim levels: base, SE, and LE.

Base vans came equipped for five passengers in two rows of seating. The LE came with 7 passengers standard in three rows of seating. The base van had two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a 3-person bench seat in the second row. The 7 passenger came with two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a 2-person bench seat in the second row, and a 3-person bench seat in the back row. The two bench seats in the rear were independently removable, and the large 3 person bench could also be installed in the 2nd row location via a second set of attachment points on the van's floor, ordinarily hidden with snap-in plastic covers. This configuration allowed for conventional five person seating with a sizable cargo area in the rear. The latching mechanisms for the benches were easy to operate though removing and replacing the seats typically required 2 adults. A front low-back 60/40 split bench, accommodating a third front passenger in the middle, was offered in the SE trim level in 1985 only, allowing for a maximum of 8 passengers.This configuration was subsequently dropped.

Safety features consisted of 3-point seat belts for the front two passengers, with simple lap belts for the rear five. Seats on base models and cloth-trimmed SEs had no headrests, which were not mandated due to the van's "light truck" legal status. However, the two front seats were equipped with non-adjustable headrests on the LE model and in conjunction with vinyl upholstery on the SE. Side-impact reinforcements were mandated, and were at all seating positions front and rear. Neither airbags nor anti-lock braking systems were available.

Access to the rear rows of seating was by a large passenger-side sliding door enabling easy access in confined situations, e.g., parking. Because only one sliding door was offered, the smaller 2nd row bench seat was shifted to the drivers side of the van, facilitating passenger access to the 3rd row seat. To facilitate variable cargo storage behind the rear seat, the seat could be adjusted forward in 2 increments, the first of which removed roughly 6 inches (150 mm) of legroom from the back row passengers, and the second of which would push the bench all the way to the back of the 2nd row, making the seats unusable. The seat back of the rear bench could also be folded forward, providing a flat cargo shelf. The smaller 2nd row bench was not adjustable, nor foldable; it could only be removed entirely.

Cargo access to the rear was via a hatchback, similar to the one on the K platform station wagons. The hatch was hinged at the top and held open by gas struts.

A cargo version of the Caravan, called the Mini Ram Van, was also introduced in 1984, renamed the Caravan C/V for 1989 and discontinued after 1995. It was available either with the short- or long-wheelbase models. Unique to the Caravan C/V was the option of either having the traditional hatch door in the back or the optional swing-out bi-parting doors (with or without windows), similar to those of more traditional cargo vans. These doors were made of fiberglass and required the C/V vans to be "drop shipped", as these doors were custom installed by another vendor. Also based on the Mini Ram and C/V were aftermarket conversion vans sold through official Chrysler dealers and from the conversion companies themselves.

Second generation (1991–1995)

From 1991 through 1995, the Caravan used the Chrysler AS platform; they were the last minivans derived from the Chrysler K platform. The increasing popularity of the short wheelbase Caravan had a dramatic effect on the captive import from Mitsubishi, called the Dodge Colt Vista, and was no longer imported to North America starting in 1991.

This generation of vans brought additional innovations, such as:

  • "Quad Command" bucket seating (1991)
  • Integrated child safety seats (1991), improved design with recliners (1993)
  • Available anti-lock brakes (1991)
  • First driver's side airbag in a minivan (1991) and first dual front airbags (1994)
  • First minivan to meet 1998 U.S. federal safety standards (1993)
  • All-wheel drive was introduced for the minivan. (1991)


  • Changes for this generation included revised trim for 1992, including roof-racks and doorhandles, among other components (prior to this, said components were largely like those found on the previous generation). 1993 marked the final year for optional woodgrain and wire wheels on higher level models. 1994 saw a redesigned interior, with slightly different seat contours/fabrics, along with a new dash, in order to accommodate a passenger-side air bag. 1994 also saw exterior trim changes, such as a body colored grill and moldings on certain models, as well as the addition of a one-year only "10th Anniversary Edition" model. Available as an option on a mid-level Caravan and Grand Caravan (also offered on Voyager models as well), the popular "10th Anniversary" package featured 2-tone paint schemes, which included a contrasting light gray colored lower break, along with a gold fender badge. Only select colors were available on this model.

    Third generation (1996–2000)

    With Generation III, the Chrysler minivans were available in long- and short– wheelbase models; three- and four-door configurations; and eight different powertrains, including electric and compressed natural gas; on a single, flexible platform.

    In development for nearly 5 years from early 1990 (full development from 1991) to December 26, 1994 (final design by Don Renkert was approved on September 23, 1991 and frozen in May 1992), the 1996 model was introduced at the 1995 North American International Auto Show using the Chrysler S platform. It included a number of innovations, including a driver's side sliding door (optional initially, to become standard equipment later), a first for Chrysler and a non-compact minivan for the United States & Canada (the Honda Odyssey had introduced the first four-door non-compact minivan for the United States & Canada in 1994, although the first-generation Odyssey had conventional hinged rear doors). With Generation III, Chrysler introduced a seat management system marketed as Easy Out Roller Seats. A conventional door handle and lock was added to the rear hatch, eliminating the confusing pop-and-lift maneuver which had been required on earlier models.

    Base models of the Caravan were offered in most states with either a 2.4 L four-cylinder or the 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6 engine, except in several northeastern states, where the Mitsubishi didn't meet emissions standards. In those locales, the 3.3 L engine was offered as the V6 option from 1997 through 2000. The 2.4 L four-cylinder engine produced more power than the Mitsubishi 3.0 had in the first two generations.

    The 1996 Caravan, along with the Plymouth Voyager and the Chrysler Town & Country won the North American Car of the Year award. The Caravan itself won Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year 1996 and appeared on the Car and Driver Ten Best for 1996 and 1997. 1999 also saw the addition of a one-year only 15th anniversary "Platinum Edition", to mark Caravan's 15th year of production. This package was offered on various trim levels, and included Platinum Metallic paint, and fender badges. The 2000 model year offered packages which included the "2000+" and "Millennium" package, however these were little more than unique fender badges on vans with popular equipment.

    In 1998, the 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan got new front styling on all trims above SE, and Sport and ES models received even sportier styling. The ES model was the first minivan to receive the "AutoStick" transmission and 17 inch wheels. A cargo net between the driver and front passenger seats was added. Some other changes during this generation included new colors, and interior fabric. Color keyed door and lift-gate handles were standard across the whole range, in addition to a new keyless entry remote. Base and SE models had options for a spoiler as well as color keyed bumpers and trim (grey or color molded bumpers and trim were standard). The driver's side sliding door became standard. Chrysler had updates of the Plymouth Voyager in 1996 for the 1997 model year and the Chrysler Town & Country in 1997 for the 1998 model year, prior to the 1998–2007 DaimlerChrysler era; it was the only exterior update of the NS Dodge Caravan.

    Fourth generation (2001–2007)

    Unveiled at the 2000 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) on Monday, January 10, 2000, the redesigned 2001 Dodge Caravan and 2001 Chrysler Town & Country were released for sale in August 2000. The release was part of a promotional tie-in with Nabisco, which unveiled their new "Mini Oreos" inside the van during the unveiling. The first vans rolled off the line at the Windsor Assembly Plant on July 24. The fourth generation vans were available in the trim levels; SE, Sport, SXT, AWD Sports, "base" model, AWD Choice, eL, C/V, ES, EX, AWD Wagon, and SXT All-Wheel-Drive.

    In development from February 1996 to December 1999, the Generation IV minivans were based on the Chrysler RS platform and featured a larger body frame with modified headlights and taillights. Design work was done by Brandon Faurote from January 1997 and reached production approval in 1998.

    In addition to other detailed changes, power sliding doors and a power hatch became available as options. The Mitsubishi 3.0 L V6, which no longer met emissions standards in California and the northeastern U.S., was discontinued, and a more powerful 3.8L engine, based on the 3.3L, became available. All Wheel Drive continued to be offered on high end models. Other innovative available features included remote operated sliding doors and rear hatch, which could be opened and closed at the push of a button, either inside the vehicle, or with the keyless entry fob.

    In the 2002 model year, DaimlerChrysler stopped using the "DODGE" badges on the front doors, like with all Dodge vehicles.

    In 2003, the Caravan C/V and Grand Caravan C/V returned after having been discontinued in 1995. The C/V featured the option of deleted side windows (replaced by composite panels), optional rear seats, a cargo floor made of plastic material similar to pickup truck bedliners, rubber flooring in lieu of carpeting and normal hatch at the rear. Minor changes were made to the Grand Caravan ES including many of the features included in Option Group 29S becoming standard, the 17 inch Titan Chrome wheels no longer being an option replaced with standard 16 inch chrome wheels, and the disappearance of the AutoStick Transmission option. This year also saw the appearance of an optional factory-installed rear seat DVD system with single disc player mounted below the HVAC controls.

    2004 offered an exclusive one year only "Anniversary Edition" package to mark Caravan's 20th year in production. This package was offered on higher level SXT models, and included chrome wheels, body color moldings, special interior accents and a unique fender badge.

    2005 changes to the Caravan included a revised grille, new foglight fascia, and a system of in-floor folding second and third row seats, marketed as Stow 'n Go seating.

    Production of this generation continued in China from 2008, when toolings for Dodge fascias and trims were added to the Chrysler Grand Voyager production line, until about 2011 when the fifth generation Chrysler Voyager was introduced for that market. The Caravan was subsequently replaced by the Journey, although a page for the Caravan still exists on the Dodge China site. The Soueast-built Caravan shares its headlights and tail lights with the Chrysler Grand Voyager, rather than the US Caravan.

    Fifth generation (2008-2017)

    The fifth generation van had debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show with exterior styling by Ralph Gilles. Beginning with Generation V in model year 2008, Chrysler only made the long wheelbase Grand Caravan. With discontinuation of the short-wheelbase Caravan, Dodge offered the Journey on nearly an identical wheelbase and as a crossover rather than a minivan. Although the SWB model, which had accounted for half of all sales in Canada, cost approximately $2,000 less and offered a four-cylinder engine option with improved fuel economy, Chrysler executives stated the SWB Caravan was discontinued to accommodate new features offered in the Grand Caravan, consistent with the demands of the majority of the minivan market.

    A new six-speed automatic transmission became standard with the 3.8 L V6 and the new 4.0 L V6. The four-speed automatic transmission is standard with the 3.3 L Flex-Fuel V6. This generation of Grand Caravan and its Town & Country counterpart were not available with an all-wheel-drive system.

    Chrysler introduced a seat management system marketed as Swivel'n Go seating, the MyGIG entertainment system (a stereo with built in hard drive for recording, storing, and playing music), second and third row video screens, powered second row windows, standard side curtain airbags, and dashboard-mounted transmission controls. The gear shift lever moved to the instrument panel, the location used by competitors.

    The market shifted briefly away from minivans and SUVs with the gasoline price spikes of the earlier part of 2008. This trend began to reverse itself towards the fall of 2008. In 2009 and 2010 the Dodge Grand Caravan continued to be the top selling minivan in Canada, with over 60% of the market's monthly sales.

    A noticeable cosmetic update in the 2009 model year saw a "DODGE" badge added to the left side of trunk lid (in the spot where "GRAND CARAVAN" was previously), while "GRAND CARAVAN" had been moved to the right. Badges denoting the engine type ("CRD" for the 2.8 diesel, "FLEXFUEL" for the 3.3, and "4.0L" for the 4.0), previously on the right of the tailgate, was moved to be under the "DODGE" badge. This update also applied to the Grand Voyager and Town & Country. The previously unavailable Electronic Stability Control was made standard on this generation.

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    2002 BookDodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager & Chrysler Town & Country 1996 thru 2002 Haynes Repair Manual by L. Alan LeDoux and John H. Haynes; Haynes


    Photographs

    NSSL Chase Vehicle Mobile Mesonet vehicle stopped alongside the road with storm ahead.
    Image ID: nssl0317, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Wyoming, LaGrange
    Photographer: Sean Waugh NOAA/NSSL
    Photo Date: 2009 June 5
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 710KB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle The tornadic storm observed earlier was accompanied by large dangerous hail which smashed the windshield of this National Severe Storms Laboratory instrumented vehicle. Note leaves and mud on side of truck.
    Image ID: nssl0257, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Wyoming, LaGrange
    Photo Date: 2009 June 5
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 955KB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle The tornadic storm observed earlier was accompanied by large dangerous hail which smashed the windshield of this National Severe Storms Laboratory instrumented vehicle. Note leaves and mud on side of truck.
    Image ID: nssl0258, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Wyoming, LaGrange
    Photo Date: 2009 June 5
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 971KB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle Hail damage to vehicles is part of the routine.
    Image ID: nssl0318, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Wyoming, LaGrange
    Photographer: Sean Waugh NOAA/NSSL
    Photo Date: 2009 June 5
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 1.3MB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle Hail damage to vehicles is part of the routine.
    Image ID: nssl0319, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Wyoming, LaGrange
    Photographer: Sean Waugh NOAA/NSSL
    Photo Date: 2009 June 5
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 1.6MB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle Hail damage to vehicles is part of the routine.
    Image ID: nssl0320, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Wyoming, LaGrange
    Photographer: Sean Waugh NOAA/NSSL
    Photo Date: 2009 June 5
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 707KB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle Sean Waugh, OU meteorology student, with Mobile Mesonet Probe 2. Sean was responsible for building the mobile mesonets.
    Image ID: nssl0346, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Photo Date: 2008 September 23
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 1.1MB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle Making preparations for the storm chase in an NSSL vehicle. Instrumentation on tops of other vehicles seen in upper left.
    Image ID: nssl0359, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Photo Date: 2010 May 10
    Credit: VORTEX II
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 1.2MB
    NSSL Chase Vehicle Mobile mesonet vehicles beginning their transects through storms.
    Image ID: nssl0367, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
    Location: Kansas, Oberlin area
    Photo Date: 2010 May 6
    Photographer: Susan Cobb, NOAA/OAR/NSSL
    View photo of NSSL Chase Vehicle - 1.4MB
    3-D Sound Company Dodge Grand Caravan 3-D Sound Company
    Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
    Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
    Mecum Auctions
    View photo of 3-D Sound Company Dodge Grand Caravan - 3.1MB
    Dodge Grand Caravan - Crystal Lake Police Department Crystal Lake Police Department
    Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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    Dodge Grand Caravan - Hanover Park Police Department Hanover Park Police Department
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    September 13, 2008
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    Dodge Grand Caravan - Mike's Transportation Service Mike's Transportation Service
    Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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    Dodge Grand Caravan - Mike's Transportation Service Mike's Transportation Service
    Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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    Dodge Grand Caravan - Horizon Taxi Cab Horizon Taxi Cab
    Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
    November 21, 2010
    View photo of Dodge Grand Caravan - Horizon Taxi Cab - 1,491KB
    Dodge Grand Caravan - NOAA NSSL Instrument Van NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
    A cluster of lightning over a US National Severe Storms Lab Probe minivan which measures weather statistics as it travels through storms. (NOAA)
    View photo of Dodge Grand Caravan - NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory - 6.0MB
    Dodge Grand Caravan - UPS UPS
    Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
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    Dodge Grand Caravan - UPS Liberty Mutual
    Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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    Documents

    DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
    classified date 1994In-Depth Accident Investigation
    1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 94.0MB - 293 pages
    classified date 1995On-Site Air Bag Investigation
    1996 Dodge Grand Caravan LE, extended minivan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 92.7MB - 311 pages
    February 1996Remote Air Bag Report
    1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, 7-passenger, 4-door, extended minivan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 18.7MB - 134 pages
    February 1997On-Scene / Vehicle to Vehicle / Front to Rear
    1996 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 100KB - 11 pages
    September 1997On-Site Air Bag Investigation
    Vehicle - 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 727KB - 24 pages
    October 1999Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
    SCI Technical Summary Report
    RABSS Vehicle - 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 223KB - 10 pages
    classified date 2002Special Crash Investigation Report
    Case Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport, 4 x 2 minivan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 8.9MB - 149 pages
    November 2002Calspan On-Site Vehicle Compatability Crash Investigation
    Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tundra / 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 452KB - 14 pages
    November 2002Veridian On-Site Air Bag Related Child Fatality Investigation
    Subject Vehicle - 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 547KB - 22 pages
    June 2003General Dynamics On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
    SCI Technical Summary Report
    Vehicle - 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 245KB - 19 pages
    15 August 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
    2003 Entervan II, 4-Door MPV (Dodge Grand Caravan)
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 4.1MB - 72 pages
    15 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
    2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, MPV
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 1.6MB - 25 pages
    December 2003Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
    Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 166KB - 16 pages
    May 2004On scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
    1996 Jeep Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 2,536KB - 24 pages
    January 2005Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
    Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 279KB - 13 pages
    4 May 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
    2003 Braun Entervan, 4-Door Liftback MPV (Minivan) (Dodge Grand Caravan-based)
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 1.6MB - 92 pages
    November 2005Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
    Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 264KB - 16 pages
    2 November 2005Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: Child Restraint Anchorage Systems (Lower and Tether Anchorages)
    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, MPV
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 20.5MB - 110 pages
    9 May 2006FMVSS No. 202a - Head Restraints: Indicant Test
    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, MPV
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 2.7MB - 46 pages
    15 March 2006Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
    2003 Braun Entervan II MPV (Dodge Grand Caravan-based)
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 1.3MB - 40 pages
    19 October 2006Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 9.9MB - 181 pages
    24 October 2006Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 8.6MB - 164 pages
    January 2007On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 2,250KB - 33 pages
    8 April 2008Federal-Mogul Corporation: Part 573.6 Notitication
    From: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
    To: Recall Management Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 323KB - 3 pages
    8 April 2008NHTSA Recall 08E033000
    Carquest K7147, Carquest K7329, MasterPro K8683, Moog K7147, Moog K7329, One Source K8683, Parts Depot K8683, Parts Master K8683, Treadsaver K8683, TRW 104353, 1984 Chrysler E Class, 1984-1986 Chrysler Laser, 1984-1990 Chrysler LeBaron, 1984-1988 Chrysler New Yorker, 2001-2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 1989-1990 Chrysler TC, 1990 Chrysler Town and Country, 1984-1988 Dodge 600, 1984-1989 Dodge Aries, 1984-1990 Dodge Caravan, 1984-1987 Dodge Charger, 1984-1990 Dodge Daytona, 1988-1990 Dodge Grand Caravan, 1985-1989 Dodge Lancer, 1984-1988 Dodge Mini Ram Van, 2000-2005 Dodge Neon, 1984-1990 Dodge Omni, 1984 Dodge Rampage, 1987-1990 Dodge Shadow, 1989-1990 Dodge Spirit, 1995-2000 Ford Contour, 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar, 1995-2000 Mercury Mystique, 1989-1990 Plymouth Acclaim, 1985-1988 Plymouth Caravelle, 1988-1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager, 1984-1990 Plymouth Horizon, 2000-2001 Plymouth Neon, 1984-1989 Plymouth Reliant, 1987-1990 Plymouth Sundance, 1985 Plymouth Turismo, 1984-1990 Plymouth Voyager
    SuspensionNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Recall Page - 1 page
    22 April 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
    2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 5.3MB - 178 pages
    24 April 2008Ball Joint Recall Attachment A
    Ball Joint Affected Date Codes and Applications
    Federal Mogul
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 57KB - 1 page
    2 May 2008Campaign #08E-033
    From: Joe Stephan, Federal-Mogul Corporation
    To: Distributors
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 70KB - 2 pages
    5 May 2008Aftermarket Ball Joint Assemblies
    From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    To: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 121KB - 3 pages
    21 July 2008Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
    Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 51KB - 1 page
    27 August 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 111: Rearview Mirrors (Other Than School Buses)
    2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 5-Door MPV
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 3.8MB - 64 pages
    October 2008Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
    Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 14KB - 1 page
    14 November 2008Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
    2008 Dodge Grand Caravan MPV
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 78.5MB - 441 pages
    January 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
    Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 28KB - 1 page
    4 February 2009From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    To: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 43KB - 1 page
    April 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
    Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 25KB - 1 page
    July 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
    Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 36KB - 1 page
    October 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
    Federal Mogul Corporation
    NHTSA Recall 08E033000

    PDF
    - 43KB - 1 page
    June 2010Calspan On-Site Child Restraint System Crash Investigation
    Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 433KB - 37 pages
    2011SAFETY RECALL L33: ENGINE BLOCK DEBRIS
    Chrysler Group, LLC
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

    PDF
    - 24KB - 1 page
    7 June 2011NHTSA Recall 11V315000
    2011 Chrysler 200, 2011 Chrysler Town & Country, 2011 Dodge Avenger, 2011 Dodge Caliber, 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2011 Dodge Journey, 2011 Dodge Nitro, 2011 Jeep Compass, 2011 Jeep Liberty, 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Jeep Wrangler
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Recall Page - 1 page
    7 June 2011Updated Defect Information Report for Chrysler Group LLC
    From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

    PDF
    - 340KB - 4 pages
    14 June 2011Steering Column
    From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    To: David Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

    PDF
    - 26KB - 3 pages
    28 June 2011NHTSA Identification Number 11V-315
    From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

    PDF
    - 26KB - 1 page
    28 June 2011Safety Recall L23: Steering Column Pivot Rivets
    From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

    PDF
    - 234KB - 2 pages
    July 2011Safety Recall L23: Steering Column Pivot Rivets
    Chrysler Group, LLC
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

    PDF
    - 3.7MB - 11 pages
    12 July 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    PDF
    - 7.2MB - 170 pages
    26 September 2011NHTSA Recall 11V487000
    2012 Chrysler 200, 2012 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012 Dodge Charger, 2012 Dodge Durango, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2012 Dodge Journey, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Recall Page - 1 page
    26 September 2011From: David Dillon, Chrysler
    To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

    PDF
    - 107KB - 4 pages
    29 September 2011Rod Bearing Failure
    From: Ric Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    To: David Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

    PDF
    - 27KB - 3 pages
    7 October 2011RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/11
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

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    - 56KB - 3 pages
    November 2011Safety Recall L33 - Engine Block Debris
    Chrysler Group, LLC
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 4.5MB - 41 pages
    17 November 2011NHTSA Identification Number 11 V-487
    From: David Dillon, Chrysler
    To: Claude Harris, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 18KB - 1 page
    6 January 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/11
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 85KB - 2 pages
    6 January 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/11
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

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    - 85KB - 2 pages
    2 April 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 3/31/12
    From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

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    - 38KB - 2 pages
    4 April 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 3/31/12
    From: David Dillon, Chrysler
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 38KB - 2 pages
    6 July 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 6/30/12
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 105KB - 2 pages
    6 July 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 6/30/12
    From: David D. Dillon, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

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    - 104KB - 2 pages
    5 October 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/12
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 39KB - 2 pages
    5 October 2012RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 9/30/12
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

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    - 39KB - 2 pages
    7 January 2013RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/12
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 1.1MB - 2 pages
    7 January 2013RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 12/31/12
    From: David R. Bernier, Chrysler Group, LLC
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V315000

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    - 1.1MB - 2 pages
    18 April 2013RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT -- QUARTER ENDING 3/31/13
    From: Kristin J. Kolodge, Chrysler
    To: Nancy Lummen Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NHTSA Recall 11V487000

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    - 44KB - 2 pages


    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    13 December 2002NHTSA Safety Complaint: 1992 Dodge Grand Caravananonymous
    13 September 2012The tricks to resetting a Dodge Grand Caravan Computerthewritingden
    26 June 2013Chrysler Group, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
    20 March 2015NHTSA Safety Complaint 10695561: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravananonymous
    8 April 2015Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP14-002Frank S. Borris II


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