9 1 8 9 1

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

76 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. 38 of these members (50%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 138 repairs to 2002 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

32% of the 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 32% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 138 repairs.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 1% more than $2500.

Chart based on 78 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
2000 Replaced A/C compressor, belt, drier, valves, refrigerant (under warranty) 
500 Replace rear H-valve in A/C 
281 Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
304 Replaced motor in passenger side sliding door 
57000 695 Replaced all four rotors and pads. Rotors were warped and stopping distance was bad. Rear shocks replaced. 
62000 800 Struts replaced, sway bar mounts replaced, jounce bumpers replaced. 
84000 45 Turn signal not working or working incorrectly. Replaced multi-function switch. Very easy fix, took 10 minutes. 
97000 800 Rear hatch would not open when using key fob. Latch mechanism replaced. Engine oil pan was leaking. Gasket replaced. 
97500 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. 
103000  

Return to top

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 99000    
102000 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. 
108000 212 Power steering--broken hose leaked all the hydraulic fluid out. Had to replace the hose and refill with fluid. 
117000 0 Right tie-rod loose. Needed to be changed with an alignment after. 
117000 0 The air conditioning system had leaks and would require over a thousand dollars to repair. Therefore, we traded-in. 

Return to top

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 135000    
136300 50 repaired rusted out rear heater lines replace failed rubber fuel line from pump to pressure regulater 
140000 67 Replaced drivers side window lift assembly including motor. I used parts from an eBay seller. I hope it lasts a long time. 
145000 17 transmission output sensor 
156500 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. 
162300 35 SES LIGHT CAME ON, SPEEDO WAS ERATIC, TRANI SHIFTING BADLY, ERROR CODE SAID OUTPUT SENSOR,REPLACED OUTPUT SENSOR 
163000 19 SES LIGHT CAME ON ALSO SMELLED RAW GAS. SES SAID EVAPORATIVE EMISSION LEAK. FUEL LINE WAS SPLIT OPEN. REPLACED RUBBER FUEL LINE. PROBLEM FIXED. 
167000 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. 
170700 0 Drivers window came unattached from clip and fell to bottom of door 
183000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 79000    
80000 205 had front pads replaced & rotors turned 
86000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 66340    
74400 45 Front end knock- sway bar bushings replaced. 
103540 400 02 Sensor replaced 
133920 150 front stab. links and bushings 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 55800    
56420 0 Air Conditioning failed - Compresser replaced, lines replaced, filters front & rear replaced and system cleaned. 
60760 200 O2 sensor defective and replaced. 
63240 1350 Rear heater lines were rusty and required replacement. 
68820 400 Water Pump was leaking. 
70680 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. 
75020 450 Brake Caliper was defective - replaced with new caliper. Tie rod replaced and wheels aligned. 
 

Return to top

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 91000    
110000 2680 Transmission went out. Entire transmission replaced with remanufactured version with a 75,000 mile warranty. Water pump was leaking. 
113000 120 Oil pan gasket leaking 
128000 160 ABS Light came on. ABS sensor on one wheel was successfully replaced. 
139000 500 Air Conditioning system losing refrigereant. Replaced Condenser. 
145000 0 Transmission failed. Tranmission was still under 75K mile warranty. Shop replaced the transmission as a whole unit for no charge. 
147000 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. 
151000 0 Check engine light came on & began running very roughly. EGR valve was replaced. Shop warrants repairs for 12 months, so no charge. Repaired. 
155000 0 Head gasket leaking internally & externally. Cost to repair exceeds value of the van, but is not a severe leak yet. 
 

Return to top

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
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 
118000 295 One valve cover gasket replaced for an oil leak. Both front and rear sway bar links replaced. 
122000 20 Fan speed control for heat/air, resistor replaced. 
124000 675 Replaced front struts and rear shocks. Purchased parts from Rockauto online, shop used for labor only. 
130000 0 Engine oil pan leak and rear valve cover replacement. Trans oil leak. 
132000 400 Coolant transfer tubes, also called heater tubes. Front firewall to rear heater controls. Made of steel. Late models now aluminum. 
168000 382 Alternator bearings knocking, original part. Replaced it with a rebuilt 10 year warranty. 
171700 75 heater control reprogram 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1 Replaced fuse for radio. 
242 Remove coolant, flush cooling system, refill ($57.08). Replace ignition wiring ($117.85). Reprogram computer (brake & ABS light stay on-$72.00). 
65000 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. 
77000 145 Discovered loose left front outer tie rod end during routine annual safety inspection. Removed and replaced. Took about 45 minutes. 
77000 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. 
84000 285 Replaced driver door window regulator. Window stopped 2/3 way down and wouldn't close. 
95000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 77000    
84000 1081 Squealing of brakes. 
86000 550 Humming noise - alternator and tensioner assemblies 
 

Return to top