Question about 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan
All of a sudden, the horn will not sound, the cruise control no longer works, and the air bag light is on. I checked the fuses and relays and switched them around--that doesn't seem to be the problem for the horn.
Any ideas on my next step?
I had the same problem and yes, it was covered by the recall warranty - clockspring, which my dealer replaced for nothing. The warranty recall is lifetime, so it doesn't matter how old the vehicle is or if you are the original owner.
Posted on May 07, 2009
Recall # 04V480000
The clockspring in the stering column is probably bad and is covered by the recall:
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY 1998-2000
DODGE / CARAVAN 1998-2000
DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN 1998-2000
PLYMOUTH / GRAND VOYAGER 1998-2000
PLYMOUTH / VOYAGER 1998-2000
Manufacturer: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Mfr's Report Date: OCT 05, 2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V480000 EA04013 NHTSA Action Number: EA04013 Component: AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected: 955344 Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL. Consequence:
THIS CONDITION WILL MANIFEST ITSELF THROUGH ILLUMINATION OF THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP, AND COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A DRIVER'S AIR BAG OPEN CIRCUIT, IF THE PART IS NOT REPLACED IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY ON ALL COVERED VEHICLES WITH 70,000 MILES OR LESS. FOR THOSE VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN 70,000 MILES, DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL OFFER AN EXTENDED LIFETIME WARRANTY UNDER WHICH IT WILL REPLACE THE CLOCKSPRING AT NO CHARGE IF IT FAILS. DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL ALSO REIMBURSE OWNERS WHO HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE CLOCKSPRING REPLACED ON THEIR VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403. Notes:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D17. CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Eric, I had this same problem with my 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan and it was a factory recall. Contact your local dadge dealer to find out if it is the same problem and if your model was recalled also!
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Find the earth for that circuit and make your own Nothing fancy just a piece of wire you can easily remove Purely to test if it works If it does work do something more permanent
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
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