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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

84 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. 41 of these members (48.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 167 repairs to 2002 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Chart based on 167 repairs.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Chart based on 82 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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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Dec 2003 - Jun 2015
Jun 2003 US $2000 Replaced A/C compressor, belt, drier, valves, refrigerant (under warranty) 
Jul 2003   Replace rear H-valve in A/C 
Nov 2006   Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
Mar 2007   Replaced motor in passenger side sliding door 
May 2008   Replaced all four rotors and pads. Rotors were warped and stopping distance was bad. Rear shocks replaced. 
Feb 2009   Struts replaced, sway bar mounts replaced, jounce bumpers replaced. 
Aug 2011   Turn signal not working or working incorrectly. Replaced multi-function switch. Very easy fix, took 10 minutes. 
Jun 2013   Rear hatch would not open when using key fob. Latch mechanism replaced. Engine oil pan was leaking. Gasket replaced. 
Jul 2013   Sliding door motor no longer worked properly. Replaced with aftermarket motor. Slides much better now, but still need to replace electric latch mechanism on the door. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in New Hampshire, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2008
Jun 2007 US $49 Power steering failed at slow, turning speed three times during the month. Was told need a new pump and steering rack need to be replaced For $1,426.75 and an alighnment for $79.95. Refused to have the work done. 
Dec 2007   Power steering--broken hose leaked all the hydraulic fluid out. Had to replace the hose and refill with fluid. 
Sep 2008   Right tie-rod loose. Needed to be changed with an alignment after. 
Oct 2008   The air conditioning system had leaks and would require over a thousand dollars to repair. Therefore, we traded-in. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Iowa, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2015
Jan 2009 US $50 repaired rusted out rear heater lines replace failed rubber fuel line from pump to pressure regulater 
Apr 2009   Replaced drivers side window lift assembly including motor. I used parts from an eBay seller. I hope it lasts a long time. 
Nov 2009   transmission output sensor 
Feb 2011   We had a huge blizzard Wed, Thursday drove to work noticed check engine light. I noticed rad fans plugged with ice. Storm must have blown snow into engine compartment. Code said rad fan circuit open,I melted the ice and replaced fan fuse. 
Aug 2011   SES LIGHT CAME ON, SPEEDO WAS ERATIC, TRANI SHIFTING BADLY, ERROR CODE SAID OUTPUT SENSOR,REPLACED OUTPUT SENSOR 
Sep 2011   SES LIGHT CAME ON ALSO SMELLED RAW GAS. SES SAID EVAPORATIVE EMISSION LEAK. FUEL LINE WAS SPLIT OPEN. REPLACED RUBBER FUEL LINE. PROBLEM FIXED. 
Dec 2011   one cold morning PS quit,fluid was pouring out from under van. I put some fluid in and returned home. The power steering return line was leaking at the cooler so I replaced it and refilled the system. Started van and could not find any leak. 
Jul 2012   Drivers window came unattached from clip and fell to bottom of door 
Apr 2015   replaced the power steering plastic reservoir because it was clogged up and causing the pump to whine. I replaced both headlite housings because they were so fogged up I couldn't see where I was going. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Apr 2008
May 2007 US $205 had front pads replaced & rotors turned 
Sep 2007   vehicle was stalling when cold, mechanic/shop could not find a source but noted that the transmission fluid was really dirty & due a change & that it might fix the problem. We did the fluid change and since then no cold start stalling. $45 to diagnose t 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2013
Feb 2008 C $45 Front end knock- sway bar bushings replaced. 
May 2011   02 Sensor replaced 
Jun 2013   front stab. links and bushings 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Jan 2011
May 2007   Air Conditioning failed - Compresser replaced, lines replaced, filters front & rear replaced and system cleaned. 
Apr 2008 C $200 O2 sensor defective and replaced. 
Oct 2008   Rear heater lines were rusty and required replacement. 
Nov 2009   Water Pump was leaking. 
Jan 2010   Had a coolant and it was determined that the radiator was defective. Signal lights were not operating at all times. The multi-function switch at the steering column was defective. 
Jul 2010   Brake Caliper was defective - replaced with new caliper. Tie rod replaced and wheels aligned. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2011
Jan 2009 US $2680 Transmission went out. Entire transmission replaced with remanufactured version with a 75,000 mile warranty. Water pump was leaking. 
Apr 2009   Oil pan gasket leaking 
Jan 2010   ABS Light came on. ABS sensor on one wheel was successfully replaced. 
Jul 2010   Air Conditioning system losing refrigereant. Replaced Condenser. 
Oct 2010   Transmission failed. Tranmission was still under 75K mile warranty. Shop replaced the transmission as a whole unit for no charge. 
Dec 2010   Check engine light came on & began running very roughly. Spark plug wires and spark plugs were replaced as they were all original from 2002. EGR valve was replaced. 
Mar 2011   Check engine light came on & began running very roughly. EGR valve was replaced. Shop warrants repairs for 12 months, so no charge. Repaired. 
May 2011   Head gasket leaking internally & externally. Cost to repair exceeds value of the van, but is not a severe leak yet. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Apr 2002 - Oct 2013
Sep 2002 US $17500 1-04 dealer recall 51k 5-04 abs sensor $157.56k 9-04 sus.links $176. 59k 10-04 dealer recall 63k 6-05 02 sensor, not solved 72k 7-05 fuel pump, problem solved $537. 73k 3-06 air bag fault, not repaired 86k 11-06 sus links $195. 95k 12-06 swayba 
Mar 2008   One valve cover gasket replaced for an oil leak. Both front and rear sway bar links replaced. 
May 2008   Fan speed control for heat/air, resistor replaced. 
Jul 2008   Replaced front struts and rear shocks. Purchased parts from Rockauto online, shop used for labor only. 
Feb 2009   Engine oil pan leak and rear valve cover replacement. Trans oil leak. 
Apr 2009   Coolant transfer tubes, also called heater tubes. Front firewall to rear heater controls. Made of steel. Late models now aluminum. 
Sep 2012   Alternator bearings knocking, original part. Replaced it with a rebuilt 10 year warranty. 
Jan 2013   heater control reprogram 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Feb 2005 - Jun 2015
Oct 2005 US $1 Replaced fuse for radio. 
Oct 2007   Remove coolant, flush cooling system, refill ($57.08). Replace ignition wiring ($117.85). Reprogram computer (brake & ABS light stay on-$72.00). 
Mar 2009   Low frequency vibration noise in rear when braking at low speed (below 25 mph) caused by parking brake cable connection assembly at drum. Ordered new part and installed upon delivery next day. Less than 2 hours in shop, total. 
Dec 2010   Discovered loose left front outer tie rod end during routine annual safety inspection. Removed and replaced. Took about 45 minutes. 
Mar 2011   Front suspension bushings worn out, heard thumping noise when driving on rough roads. Anti-sway bar was also replaced. About 2 hrs for repair work. 
Jan 2012   Replaced driver door window regulator. Window stopped 2/3 way down and wouldn't close. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Apr 2007 - Oct 2009
Dec 2008 US $1081 Squealing of brakes. 
Jun 2009   Humming noise - alternator and tensioner assemblies 

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