2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 141 repairs.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 70 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

85000 mi

US $1000
The headlights had one light that would pop in and out whenever it felt like it. This was NOT due to to a faulty light bulb that needed to be replaced. At this time, we are told that it is the computer component, no other diagnosis as of yet. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

32240 mi

C $399
Odd lawn-mower like sound when driving slow or idle. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2011
Feb 2007

82000 mi

US $210
Replaced broken thermostat which was making the engine run rough due to poor engine firing (engine stayed cold all the time during winter months). 
Aug 2008

94000 mi

US $1945
The transmission failed, and the mechanic was able to cripple it to their transmission shop for a complete rebuild. 
Aug 2010

113000 mi

US $165
When trying to perform a wheel alignment, shop noticed fron steering tie rod worn and needed replacement before they could perform the alignment. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2012
Oct 2008

76000 mi

US $12
The front sway bar bushings were worn out and needed to be replaced on both the drivers and passengers sides. 
Jan 2009

79000 mi

US $67
High pressure steering hose failure which caused the loss of power assist. 
Oct 2009

88000 mi

US $30
Swaybar bushings replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2015
Jun 2008

78000 mi

US $100
Driver side window motor stopped working. 
Jul 2008

81000 mi

US $225
Got code 0601 with check engine light. replace PCM. 
Sep 2008

82000 mi

US $122
Air conditioning blowing luke cold air. Had A/C recharged. Seems to be working fine now. 
Jan 2009

85000 mi

US $28
Moaning sound at startup. Replaced power steering resevoir. Problem fixed. 
Apr 2009

87000 mi

US $350
Got a check engine light. No spark in #2 cylinder. Had to replace coil pack. 
Jun 2009

89000 mi
replace front condenser for A/C. water pump leaking. replaced 
Sep 2009

93000 mi

US $45
Lock actuator for drivers sliding door went bad. Replaced with used item. 
Jul 2010

101000 mi

US $350
replaced shocks and struts. 
Sep 2011

115000 mi

US $400
Leak from radiator. Replaced radiator. 
Nov 2011

116000 mi

US $300
Upper intake gasket let go and started to leak antifreeze. Had to have the gasket replaced. 
Jan 2012

117300 mi

US $250
Right front wheel bearing went out. 
Apr 2013

129000 mi

US $25
No heat in car on highway. Replaced thermostat. 
May 2013

130000 mi

US $100
Starter solenoid went bad. Had to replace starter. 
Sep 2013

134000 mi

US $500
Had to replace leaking rear main seal of engine. 
Nov 2013

136000 mi

US $380
Replaced alternator because of transmission issue. 
Mar 2014

139000 mi

US $600
Had to replace alternator do to failure of the one just replaced. 
Feb 2015

147000 mi

US $50
power steering cooler lines started to leak 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2015
Apr 2008

89000 mi

US $180
Power window on driver's side would go up and stop, then go up an inch at a time. 
Oct 2008

92000 mi

US $267
Check engine light, took to friend's shop, code was evap system, checked, evap lines, bought new gas cap. Ligth came back on in two days. Took to shop with more diagnostic equipment, found leak detection pump failed. Replaced part, light came back on two days later. Reset codes to shut off light, replaced gas cap with one from dealer. Not sure if it is successful 
May 2009

99000 mi
Check engine light came on, checked codes with friend's scanner, found evap code, cleared codes, light came back on three days later 
Oct 2009

101000 mi

US $100
Leaking coolant from water pump 
Sep 2010

111000 mi

US $200
Replaced worn sway bar bushings, also replaced brake rotors, pads, calipers. 
Oct 2010

111000 mi

US $400
Car running very bad especially when cold, pours out black smoke, ran better when warm, fuel mileage dropped to 10 mpg. Dealer replace both o2 sensors. 
Jun 2011

117000 mi

US $50
Smell of gasoline around the vehicle, on occasion would see small drip of gas on driveway. Found connector between steel fuel line and plastic fuel line, was leaking. Replaced connector, leak stopped. 
Oct 2011

120700 mi

US $450
Front struts replaced, driver side strut leaked oil 
Sep 2012

128000 mi

US $105
Check engine light-evap system small leak, shop found leak at purge solenoid. 
May 2013

132000 mi

US $325
Radiator was leaking, and replaced. Rear wheel cylinders were froze, one was leaking, wheel cylinders rebuilt, replaced, also replaced shoes & drums. 
Sep 2015

142000 mi

US $250
Brake caliper froze, one front brake overheated. Both front calipers were replaced, and pads and rotors also. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2007 - Jun 2014
May 2007

74400 mi

C $428
Rear brakes seized and Service Engine Soon light on. Scan revealed an 'EVAP' code. Replaced gas cap, problem still exists. Unknown cause for light and everything 'appears' to be fine. 
Jun 2007

76880 mi

C $75
Engine ping...cause unknown (too many possible causes). 
Jul 2007

77500 mi

C $279
Front brakes. New pads and rotors. Rotors warped. 
Mar 2012

136400 mi

C $375
Replaced power steering reservoir to eliminate steering noise and shudder. Repair rad leak. 
Jul 2012

139660 mi
New battery 
Nov 2012

145500 mi

C $200
Rear wheel bearings replaced. 
Apr 2014

158280 mi

C $300
alternator failed 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2009
Jun 2007

94000 mi

US $600
Front AC Blower 
Apr 2008

110000 mi

US $10
Filaments burned out in brake lights. 
Aug 2008

117000 mi

US $400
Replaced Starter and Serpentine Belt. 
Nov 2008

122000 mi

US $750
Replace Gauge cluster. Circuit board bad. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

103000 mi

US $1857
RF pwr door lock inop Replace water pump Replace sway bars links Replace A/C compressor due to clutch lock-up 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2008
Dec 2007

113000 mi

US $40
replaced one sway bar link rt side that was broke, both sway bar bushings 
Jan 2008

114000 mi

US $15
driver side stabilizer link broke completely Air conditioning compressor clutch separated, was rubbing on pulley making loud noise, not completely repaired, but put in postion to stop noise and rubbing, until fixed properly. 
Feb 2008

115000 mi

US $55
Belt tensioner was squealling loud and on first start when cold, belt would not turn for a few seconds, and would not charge until it started moving again. 
Mar 2008

115000 mi
Vehicle quit on freeway. Towed to friend's shop. Finally discovered blown fuse for ignition switch. Could not find source of problem. Towed to another shop, still there, they haven't been able to find source of problem as of yet. 
Apr 2008

115000 mi

US $1000
Vehicle not running, blowing fuses. Shop replaced egr valve, pcm, leak detection pump, fuel pump, starter 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

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