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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 174 repairs.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 84 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 - Sep 2015
Jun 2003

16842 mi

US $2000
Replaced A/C compressor, belt, drier, valves, refrigerant (under warranty) 
Jul 2003

17023 mi

US $500
Replace rear H-valve in A/C 
Nov 2006

42048 mi

US $281
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
Mar 2007

44843 mi

US $304
Replaced motor in passenger side sliding door 
May 2008

57000 mi

US $695
Replaced all four rotors and pads. Rotors were warped and stopping distance was bad. Rear shocks replaced. 
Feb 2009

62000 mi

US $800
Struts replaced, sway bar mounts replaced, jounce bumpers replaced. 
Aug 2011

84000 mi

US $45
Turn signal not working or working incorrectly. Replaced multi-function switch. Very easy fix, took 10 minutes. 
Jun 2013

97000 mi

US $800
Rear hatch would not open when using key fob. Latch mechanism replaced. Engine oil pan was leaking. Gasket replaced. 
Jul 2013

97500 mi

US $150
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

102000 mi

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

108000 mi

US $212
Power steering--broken hose leaked all the hydraulic fluid out. Had to replace the hose and refill with fluid. 
Sep 2008

117000 mi
Right tie-rod loose. Needed to be changed with an alignment after. 
Oct 2008

117000 mi
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 - Sep 2015
Jan 2009

137000 mi

US $50
repaired rusted out rear heater lines replace failed rubber fuel line from pump to pressure regulater 
Apr 2009

140000 mi

US $67
Replaced drivers side window lift assembly including motor. I used parts from an eBay seller. I hope it lasts a long time. 
Nov 2009

145000 mi

US $17
transmission output sensor 
Feb 2011

156500 mi

US $5
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

162300 mi

US $35
Sep 2011

163000 mi

US $19
Dec 2011

167000 mi

US $1
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

170700 mi
Drivers window came unattached from clip and fell to bottom of door 
Apr 2015

192000 mi

US $15
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

80000 mi

US $205
had front pads replaced & rotors turned 
Sep 2007

86000 mi

US $45
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

74400 mi

C $45
Front end knock- sway bar bushings replaced. 
May 2011

103540 mi

C $400
02 Sensor replaced 
Jun 2013

133920 mi

C $150
front stab. links and bushings 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Jan 2011
May 2007

56420 mi
Air Conditioning failed - Compresser replaced, lines replaced, filters front & rear replaced and system cleaned. 
Apr 2008

60760 mi

C $200
O2 sensor defective and replaced. 
Oct 2008

63240 mi

C $1350
Rear heater lines were rusty and required replacement. 
Nov 2009

68820 mi

C $400
Water Pump was leaking. 
Jan 2010

70680 mi

C $995
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

75020 mi

C $450
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

110000 mi

US $2680
Transmission went out. Entire transmission replaced with remanufactured version with a 75,000 mile warranty. Water pump was leaking. 
Apr 2009

113000 mi

US $120
Oil pan gasket leaking 
Jan 2010

128000 mi

US $160
ABS Light came on. ABS sensor on one wheel was successfully replaced. 
Jul 2010

139000 mi

US $500
Air Conditioning system losing refrigereant. Replaced Condenser. 
Oct 2010

145000 mi
Transmission failed. Tranmission was still under 75K mile warranty. Shop replaced the transmission as a whole unit for no charge. 
Dec 2010

147000 mi

US $525
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

151000 mi
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

155000 mi
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

23 mi

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

118000 mi

US $295
One valve cover gasket replaced for an oil leak. Both front and rear sway bar links replaced. 
May 2008

122000 mi

US $20
Fan speed control for heat/air, resistor replaced. 
Jul 2008

124000 mi

US $675
Replaced front struts and rear shocks. Purchased parts from Rockauto online, shop used for labor only. 
Feb 2009

130000 mi
Engine oil pan leak and rear valve cover replacement. Trans oil leak. 
Apr 2009

132000 mi

US $400
Coolant transfer tubes, also called heater tubes. Front firewall to rear heater controls. Made of steel. Late models now aluminum. 
Sep 2012

168000 mi

US $382
Alternator bearings knocking, original part. Replaced it with a rebuilt 10 year warranty. 
Jan 2013

171700 mi

US $75
heater control reprogram 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Feb 2005 - Sep 2015
Oct 2005

44162 mi

US $1
Replaced fuse for radio. 
Oct 2007

59086 mi

US $242
Remove coolant, flush cooling system, refill ($57.08). Replace ignition wiring ($117.85). Reprogram computer (brake & ABS light stay on-$72.00). 
Mar 2009

65000 mi

US $113
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

77000 mi

US $145
Discovered loose left front outer tie rod end during routine annual safety inspection. Removed and replaced. Took about 45 minutes. 
Mar 2011

77000 mi

US $250
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

84000 mi

US $285
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

84000 mi

US $1081
Squealing of brakes. 
Jun 2009

86000 mi

US $550
Humming noise - alternator and tensioner assemblies 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

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