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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

73 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. 29 of these members (39.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 102 repairs to 2001 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

38% of the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 22% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 102 repairs.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 63% between $100 and $499, 15% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 54 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 85000    
85000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 27900    
32240 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 81000    
82000 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). 
94000 1945 The transmission failed, and the mechanic was able to cripple it to their transmission shop for a complete rebuild. 
113000 165 When trying to perform a wheel alignment, shop noticed fron steering tie rod worn and needed replacement before they could perform the alignment. 
117000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 68000    
76000 12 The front sway bar bushings were worn out and needed to be replaced on both the drivers and passengers sides. 
79000 67 High pressure steering hose failure which caused the loss of power assist. 
88000 30 Swaybar bushings replaced 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 73000    
78000 100 Driver side window motor stopped working. 
81000 225 Got code 0601 with check engine light. replace PCM. 
82000 122 Air conditioning blowing luke cold air. Had A/C recharged. Seems to be working fine now. 
85000 28 Moaning sound at startup. Replaced power steering resevoir. Problem fixed. 
87000 350 Got a check engine light. No spark in #2 cylinder. Had to replace coil pack. 
89000 0 replace front condenser for A/C. water pump leaking. replaced 
93000 45 Lock actuator for drivers sliding door went bad. Replaced with used item. 
101000 350 replaced shocks and struts. 
115000 400 Leak from radiator. Replaced radiator. 
116000 300 Upper intake gasket let go and started to leak antifreeze. Had to have the gasket replaced. 
117300 250 Right front wheel bearing went out. 
129000 25 No heat in car on highway. Replaced thermostat. 
130000 100 Starter solenoid went bad. Had to replace starter. 
134000 500 Had to replace leaking rear main seal of engine. 
136000 380 Replaced alternator because of transmission issue. 
139000 600 Had to replace alternator do to failure of the one just replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 88000    
89000 180 Power window on driver's side would go up and stop, then go up an inch at a time. 
92000 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 
99000 0 Check engine light came on, checked codes with friend's scanner, found evap code, cleared codes, light came back on three days later 
101000 100 Leaking coolant from water pump 
111000 200 Replaced worn sway bar bushings, also replaced brake rotors, pads, calipers. 
111000 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. 
117000 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. 
120700 450 Front struts replaced, driver side strut leaked oil 
128000 105 Check engine light-evap system small leak, shop found leak at purge solenoid. 
132000 325 Radiator was leaking, and replaced. Rear wheel cylinders were froze, one was leaking, wheel cylinders rebuilt, replaced, also replaced shoes & drums. 
136000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 70680    
74400 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. 
76880 75 Engine ping...cause unknown (too many possible causes). 
77500 279 Front brakes. New pads and rotors. Rotors warped. 
136400 375 Replaced power steering reservoir to eliminate steering noise and shudder. Repair rad leak. 
139660 0 New battery 
145500 200 Rear wheel bearings replaced. 
150660  

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 90000    
94000 600 Front AC Blower 
110000 10 Filaments burned out in brake lights. 
117000 400 Replaced Starter and Serpentine Belt. 
122000 750 Replace Gauge cluster. Circuit board bad. 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 102000    
103000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 112000    
113000 40 replaced one sway bar link rt side that was broke, both sway bar bushings 
114000 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. 
115000 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. 
115000 0 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. 
115000 1000 Vehicle not running, blowing fuses. Shop replaced egr valve, pcm, leak detection pump, fuel pump, starter 
 

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