Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 2:11 AM
You are in the Chrysler/Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan
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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
Mar 07, 2004 (4:03 pm)
Which engine does it have? Is it set up for towing now? I would be careful buying a vehicle from a rental company--you know how folks treat rental vehicles! If it's been properly maintained then I would think you should have no problems. I used to have a 2001 Chrysler Voyager (the twin van) and drove it with no problems for 2 years until I upgraded to a nicer 2003 model. I've had it almost a year with no real problems with it, either. Good luck!
#2185 of 4276 Car Rental Agency Vehicles
Mar 07, 2004 (4:22 pm)
Rental agencies do not always have a good reputation for performing scheduled maintenance.
#2186 of 4276 2001 problems
Mar 11, 2004 (2:48 am)
We have a 2001 one all wheel drive that has had a very serious vibration problem since we got it. We were told it was nothing but it keeps getting worse and now we have been told that they are not planning on fixing it (after they guaranteed us it would be fixed). Other than that we have had a few little kinds but nothing serious.
#2187 of 4276 Rental Agency Vehicles
Mar 12, 2004 (9:27 pm)
Rental Agency vehicles are usually driven by people who beat the crap out of the rental. After all, they aren't making monthly payments so why care about abusing the vehicle?
Mar 13, 2004 (7:22 pm)
Doesn't your 03 Caravan have a 3year /36,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty in addition to the 7 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty (or the metric equivalent to 36,000 miles and 70,000 miles of the USA Warranty)?
DaimlerChrysler should replace the transmission at NO COST to you if it is not working properly since you had it towed when you first noticed a problem. That is the advantage of buying a vehicle NEW: Factory Warranty.
Mar 13, 2004 (8:36 pm)
Yes but they say there is NO problem. It has no codes, works fine when they have it .
Mar 14, 2004 (7:32 pm)
candlemaker: Do you have them write up a service order each and every time you take it in? Be sure you have them put in writing every problems as you tell them. Keep every copy of every service order.
When and if major problem occur, you will have established a written record of problems that occurred early in the life of the vehicle.
You will be more likely to get problems fixed at DaimlerChrysler's expense under the written factory warranty you got when you purchased your vehicle new if you keep the documentation.
Mar 15, 2004 (9:09 am)
They write it up just as I explain it and give me a copy. I have all they have given me so far. One of them even says the leak was caused by extreme cold weather.I have a file open with Chrysler and have told them if it is too cold for the van they should not be selling it in Canada !
Mar 17, 2004 (3:09 pm)
I bought a 2001 with 15,000 km on it two years ago. I have had numerous problems with it. Mainly, warped rotors (2 sets), oil leaks due to a defective sensor, transmission oil leaks (Dealer replace the Solenoid pack), electrical ( replaced ignition wires among other parts), rusting tailgate (lower seam). If you read enough posts on this site you will see the same problems reported by other owners.