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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 326 repairs.

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 147 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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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

185000 mi

US $300
replace brake pads 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

114000 mi

US $354
Emission valve was causing the check engine light to come on. Replaced valve and reset error. All lights and electrical system voltage fluctuating. First noticed when the battery was replaced. Made a stop to put gas cap on and left lights on and turned off vehicle. Would not start. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

136000 mi

US $92
Air Conditioner Condensation was draining back into the interior of the car. A patch and O ring needed to be added to solve the problem 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2009
May 2009

74000 mi

US $600
Water pump failed 
Jun 2009

76000 mi

US $300
Ball joint making noise 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Oct 2014

98580 mi
Oil was leaking from the front of the engine - gasket was torn and needed the needed to bring down the engine to replace the part - Estimated cost $500 + $100 for spark plugs Speedometer showing all lights when vehicle started (PRNDL) - Not diagnosed but estimated by mechanic approximate cost - $300 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

56000 mi

US $300
EGR valve 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Missouri, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

130000 mi
Failed inspection due to tie rod movement Water pump inlet rusted, close to breaking 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013
Jul 2013

94220 mi

C $358
Squeaky noise 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2014
Sep 2010

135000 mi

US $1400
Check engine light, O2 sensors. Replaced. PCM fried new O2 sensors, sensor driver is out. Replaced. Fishing expedition with several codes, only dealer could diagnose correctly. Catalytic Converter is bad. Replaced. 
Jun 2012

158000 mi

US $650
Wiring harness for fuel injectors melted and shorted out! Ran really rough, lost 2 cylinders or so. Replaced wiring harness and spark plugs, good to go. Not pleased with this defect, I think this is my last Dodge. 
Jun 2013

173000 mi
Back A/C fan stopped working. Replaced electrical relay. Working again. 
Oct 2013

179700 mi
Misfiring Cylinder 
Nov 2013

181300 mi

US $500
Alternator went out. Replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in West Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2013

99300 mi

US $550
Main transaxle Wiring harness melted by manifold new harness PART $1500-$1750 had mech repair melted wires took 2-3 times to shop also Clock spring bad Dealer wanted over $250 I fixed myself for $30 Thank God for Google & Youtube VERY EASY 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
Jan 2011

83000 mi

US $150
Alternator pulley start making noise. Got remanufactured alternator from Autozone for 150. Bearing on it broke in 1.5 months. Replaced again by lifetime warranty. So good so far. 
Apr 2011

86000 mi
Replaced broken wires in power sliding door harness 
Oct 2011

88000 mi
Replaced all brake pads with full ceramics and resurfaced front rotors. 
Apr 2012

92000 mi

US $16
Replaced swaybar bushings 
Jul 2012

95600 mi
I had to use piece of plastic as a spacer to fit the swaybar bushings tighter, noise was gone. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Jan 2006 - Dec 2012
Mar 2009

88000 mi

US $38
Front disk brake pads repaced only- parts obtained from Advance Auto 7216 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 
Sep 2009

93000 mi

US $262
Water pump seal failure. Leaking coolant. Pump replaced along with serpentine belt 
Feb 2010

106000 mi

US $75
EGR sensor failure replaced plugs and leads also 
Mar 2010

106000 mi

US $100
YEARLY INSPECTION REVEALED NEED FOR REAR BRAKES TO BE REPLACED- ROTORS AND PADS CHANGED 
Jul 2012

154700 mi
broken wire in power sliding door on driver side. broken in two places- repaired; Also bolt fell out of door stay latch. replaced with comparable bolt. pass. door window will not go up and down correctly. electrics disconnected until repair can be effected colored lens for driver side tail lamp seperating from housing. caulk looks to be delaminating. fixed with 3M strip caulk. 
Oct 2012

160000 mi

US $190
Growing leak in radiator, replaced along with hoses, thermostat and thermostat gasket 
Dec 2012

160000 mi
pass. door window will not go up and down correctly. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Oct 2008 - Oct 2011
Mar 2009

93000 mi

US $635
Brakes became mooanfully noisy-replaced pads, turned rotors, and replace both rubber hydraulic lines as was told w=they are collapsing from indide. 
Jun 2009

94000 mi

US $125
Eng check lite on-diagnosed exhaust gas recirculating valve deficient-replaced-lite out. 
Oct 2010

114000 mi

US $560
Clutch on alternator-bad bearing-replaced. Bearings for struts and torsion/sway bars replaced. AC drain opened up. 
Apr 2011

120000 mi

US $330
Brakes noisy-not rust-pads low. Replacd pads and a;; 4 rotors. Shift lever was stiff and resisted moving; found that the shaft at entrance to transmission needed lubricating-that was all-works great now. 
Oct 2011

128000 mi
Needed $1500 AC repair when traded. Rust bubbling up under paint on front of hood and rear door, would cost $800 to fix, when traded. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

69000 mi
Had been choking after filling up the gas tank, sometimes so bad it would stall. Always went away after a mile or two. Dealer never could replicate. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

155500 mi

US $450
Pre-emptive replacement of original alternator because it was making suspicious noise. 
Mar 2015

159000 mi

US $144
Driver power window switch busted. Replaced power window module. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2014
May 2012

93000 mi

US $200
Caliper collapsed. Dealer said it was due to normal wear and tear, but what a coincidence, huh? 
Mar 2013

100000 mi

US $250
Automatic doors, driver side fixed. 
May 2013

105000 mi
automatic sliding door 
Mar 2014

115000 mi
passenger side automatic sliding door never fixed, wanted $800. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Iowa, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2013
Sep 2008

63000 mi
Second time we have had to have the ball joints replaced. Weather stripping at the top front and back of the sliding doors had cracked open and would allow water through. Dealer repaired the crack and replaced the weather stripping with a larger strip for no cost. Dealer body shop repaired the cracks by re-caulking/painting and replaced the weather stripping with a larger strip for no cost. 
Dec 2008

67000 mi

US $80
Some interior lights did not work. The Dealer said that they just reset the computer and that brought the lights back to a functioning state. 
Jan 2009

68000 mi

US $98
Wiring harness for the Cooling fans had to be replaced. This was indicated by the "service engine" light. We took to auto-zone to check and then to dealer to get repaired. 
Apr 2009

75000 mi

US $100
Replaced Driver side power door cable (broken wire inside cable)Replaced something in drivers side window control as it was intermitently not working. Replaced Fueltank and Fuel pump, car would shortly after each fill up, but run fine after stall.  
Aug 2010

94000 mi

US $215
Multi switch that controls blinkers, windshield wipers was not working correctly. After repair we noticed that the steering column shroud was not on correctly, took back to dealer to fix the shroud alignment. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2015
Mar 2012

98000 mi

US $80
A/C recharged & key FOB quit working. 
Nov 2013

112700 mi

US $150
rotors turned 
Jul 2014

119000 mi

US $1300
A/c clutch broke. water pump leaking water and antifreeze. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

114500 mi

US $650
Check engine light was on- P0420. Had catalytic converter replaced. 
Feb 2015

117000 mi

US $14
Replaced ambient temperature air sensor, located in front of the radiator and behind the grill, which reports the outside temperature on the overhead console 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

228000 mi

US $85
Radiator was leaking coolant. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2015
Oct 2008

52000 mi

US $360
Replaced the EGR valve. 
Oct 2009

71000 mi

US $320
Replaced tie rods that had become worn. 
Dec 2010

97000 mi
Rear window mechanism that opens and closes the rear drivers side window is not working because the mechanism has become unglued where it attaches to the window. 
Dec 2011

112000 mi

US $180
Driver side power window mechanism needed to be replaced because the window would take a very long time to get back up. 
Sep 2012

124000 mi

US $140
Replaced the turn indicator mechanism on the steering column 
May 2013

138000 mi

US $380
Replaced a leaking radiator 
Mar 2014

146000 mi

US $220
EGR valve needed replacement. Check engine light was on. 
Aug 2015

170300 mi

US $150
The rear window windshield motor was replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

45000 mi

US $100
Driver's side power sliding door, which was previously realigned began to malfunction. It would not close all the way and latch. The center console, which they installed when the van was new has never worked correctly. The rear outlet was blowing the fuses on all of my chargers. They said it was fine repeatedly. The passenger power door started malfunctioning and quit working all together. The lock on the driver's door stop working. It could not be locked electronically or manually. You could not push it down or lock it with the key. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2007 - Jun 2009
Apr 2007

17980 mi

C $38
notchy feel in gas pedal, feels like a slight amount of looseness in linkage. Dealer unable to notice problem. It's an annoyance, does not have any affect on drivability or reliability ~so far. 
Feb 2008

28520 mi
HVAC system or external body leaks causing carpets in both driver & pass area floors to become water saturated. Dealer tried to reproduce problem, but failed. Dealer asked to have Van back in warmer weather to re-attempt repairs. 
Apr 2008

30380 mi
Hose connection to rear A/C unit failed at joint, system drained itself completely. Dealer replaced connection and recharged the A/C system. Wet carpet & underpad with rust on floorboards, this issue was brought to dealers attention last winter. Issue continued, dealer retained an outside vendor "leakpro" to fix problem. No charge to us, wait on long term results at this time. 
Mar 2009

40300 mi
Waterpump leaking coolant, noticed by owner, pump replaced under powertrain warranty at dealer. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

23550 mi
Driver's slider door locking mechanism replaced to repair issue with power lock not working on that particular door. Computer flashed, unsure why 
Feb 2007

25000 mi
Front/Rear sway bar bushings replaced to stop a 'pop' sound. 
Apr 2007

26680 mi
Rack and Pinion replaced to stop whine noise and vibration felt with turning RIGHT into a parking space. A/C expansion valve drain tube replaced under passenger dash. Carpet was stained from the leak, the didn't clean it despite my complaint. Rear sway ba 
Dec 2008

42000 mi

US $210
Water Pump leaked, needing replaced, also damaged serpentine belt, replaced belt at my expense.  New Front window motors. New map light assembly. Tightened sway bar bushings again. Wouldn't cover rear window leak, left unfixed. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2009
Dec 2007

34000 mi

US $350
Brake pads worn to rivets and rotors shot @ just short of 33,000 miles Loud, intermittent whine from belt side of motor. Did not duplicate for dealer service. Was told not an issue with power steering since it was intermittent. 3 days later check P/S reservoir (after I found it) and it was empty. Filled it up - no proble 
Aug 2008

41000 mi

US $30
Brakes were pulsating - dealer said it was a front end component. Charged $300 for service. Did not fix problem - returned to dealer next day. Replaced pads under warranty from Nov of 2007 brake work. Credited for unneeded repairs from first visit. 
Dec 2008

48000 mi
Component on suspension system loose and rattling. Only needed to by tightened. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

65000 mi

US $100
Ran out of fuel twice in three days. Fuel sensor and gas tank were both replaced under extended warranty. Actual cost of repair (without warranty) would have been $588.00 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Feb 2005 - Mar 2010
Oct 2005

4000 mi
Front left end making horrible sound. "No defect found" 
Jun 2007

31000 mi
A/C Blower Motor Gone Front left end making horrible sound. "No defect found" 
Mar 2008

45000 mi
BCM Module replaced 3rd row folding seats will not latch in upright position Neither power sliding door operates Bad Alternator Bad Front Struts A/C Blower Motor Gone 
May 2008

50000 mi

US $340
Right sliding door off track, and sliding harness destroyed. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
- Sep 2004
Sep 2004

US $28000
Vaccum Hose warranty repaired 25 miles 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Sep 2005 - Dec 2015
Mar 2007

36000 mi
Passenger side power sliding door motor. Hard to move manually since car was purchased. Had replaced just before manufacturer's warranty was up. 
Jul 2007

39000 mi

US $100
Power door locks stopped working. There was a TSB on this. 
Sep 2008

51000 mi

US $350
Brake Pads replaced. Original rotors turned. 
Oct 2008

52000 mi

US $100
Replaced front sway bar bushings 
Oct 2009

68000 mi

US $90
Front blower resistor replaced. Blower/fan for the front HVAC system was inoperable. 
Dec 2010

87000 mi

US $45
Replaced power steering reservoir. 
Feb 2011

89000 mi

US $163
Coolant hose leading to the radiator 
Mar 2011

90000 mi

US $340
Transmission was slipping/shuddering while driving. Torque converter replaced. Replaced leaking radiator Replaced radiator 
May 2012

107000 mi

US $200
Replaced valve cover gaskets. Rear gasket leaking for last few years. 
Sep 2012

110000 mi

US $300
Replaced inner tie-rods 
Dec 2013

123000 mi

US $200
CEL light on. Replaced CO2 sensor. 
Nov 2014

134000 mi

US $300
Clutch/bearing on the alternator was going bad. Very loud noise that fluctuated with vehicle speed. Alternator replaced. Shop indicated they had seen several recently. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Indiana, United States
Oct 2005 - Dec 2015
Jun 2008

22000 mi
replace steering gear and set toe because inner rack tube seals leaking 
Mar 2009

30000 mi

US $500
Brakes 
Aug 2009

31000 mi
ac is not working have to ad refrigerant because system has a leak 
Oct 2009

33000 mi

US $345
R+R EGR VALVE 
Jun 2010

38000 mi

US $60
Air conditioning stopped getting cool Passenger automatic side door quit working 
Nov 2015

82000 mi

US $310
Wouldn't always start correct,had ignition checked along with starter....starter failure. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Dec 2005 - Mar 2011
Jun 2008

50000 mi

US $250
Radiator cracked 
Dodge Grand Caravan in South Dakota, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2015
Jul 2008

73000 mi

US $232
I have had a constant "thump" on the left side of my vehicle (front tire area). This same "thump" was present around 35K miles and was the result of a bad tie rod on the passenger side. Squeal in front brakes developed suddenly. Drove home (500 miles). Replaced brakes the next day. 
Oct 2008

78000 mi

US $294
Thump on driver's side wheel area. Worse when you hit a bump. Replaced struts and strut mounts. Vehicle was then aligned.  
Jan 2009

84000 mi

US $55
Harsh shift while driving (felt like something slipping). Was told that there was a PCM update that listed this as one of the symptoms. PCM update was completed. While driving today, felt like problem may still exist. Will need to drive more to verify.  
Dec 2009

100000 mi

US $75
Moaning noise from power steering. TSB from Chrysler indicated that problem could be plugged resoirvoir. Replace P.S. reservoir and flush system. 
Nov 2010

120000 mi

US $880
turn signal stalk replaced, would not return to position replaced water pump, battery replaced alternator 
Mar 2011

128000 mi

US $1200
replaced rack & pinion steering unit 
Apr 2012

147000 mi

US $22
Plastic panel on outside of drivers seat (where controls are located) broke. Third time this has happened. Fabricated steel piece to put through the trim with a screw. Ugly but works! 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2015
Mar 2007

30000 mi
Steering gear worn and required replacement. 
Dec 2008

62000 mi

US $273
Water pump and lower metal hose needed replaced. 
Mar 2010

83000 mi

US $256
Both outer tie rod ends needed replaced 
Mar 2011

98000 mi

US $536
Intake manifold gasket required replacement. Was seeping coolant into engine block. 
Feb 2012

106000 mi

US $300
Gaskets on both valve covers and oil pan were leaking and needed to be replaced. 
May 2012

109500 mi

US $492
Alternator failed and needed to be replaced. Alternator failure caused battery to fail. 
Jul 2012

111000 mi

US $183
Oxygen sensor located before the catalytic converter. 
Sep 2013

120000 mi

US $475
Radiator cracked and began leaking fluid. Had to be replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

4900 mi

US $350
EGR Valve replacement 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
May 2012

71880 mi

C $200
Timing chain was rattling badly so I replaced the chain and cam/crank gears as well as oil pan gasket, timing cover gasket and front main seal since it all had to come apart to get down to the chain. 
Jan 2013

77480 mi

C $5
hose from water pump to hard line was leaking, replaced clamps 
Jul 2013

82440 mi

C $220
rear evaporator extension tubes corroded through and started leaking 
Apr 2014

89240 mi

C $120
Water pump started leaking - replaced Later serpentine idler and tensioner started making noise - replaced as well 
Aug 2015

101520 mi

C $45
Serpentine tensioner started squeaking - needed replacement 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Oct 2013
Jun 2007

43400 mi

C $236
check engine light -- code p0138 - replaced O2 sensor 
Sep 2007

48360 mi

C $380
Front crash sensors had be replaced, not covered under 2006 recall. 
May 2008

58900 mi
e-brake cable broke. 
Jun 2008

60760 mi
Replaced water pump under warranty thermostat replaced 
Aug 2008

62000 mi

C $222
Fault code P0406 - replace EGR valve. 
Feb 2009

65100 mi

C $570
Replaced both rear brakes! 
Feb 2010

71300 mi

C $351
Replaced front tie rods 
Sep 2011

83700 mi

C $35
Replace broken/stuck IOD 20 amp fuse to solve power locks not working. 
Jun 2012

89280 mi

C $900
Replace structs, mounts 
Dec 2012

94240 mi

C $320
corroded wire in the fuse box caused the check ABS light to on 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2006 - Apr 2011
May 2006

12400 mi
fix air conditioning, charge lost, seals leaking on rear exhanger, down time 3 days 
Jul 2006

12400 mi
rear window exploded while driving, warranty 
May 2007 fix air conditioning, condensor seals lost, replace pump, downtime 2 days 
Aug 2007 driver, rear window exploded while driving, warranty 
Jul 2008 flywheel cracked while on vacation, downtime 4 days 
Sep 2008 fuel pump failed, required removal of tank and replacement of pump and fuel gauge 
Oct 2008 Passenger rear window exploded by driving, warranty 
Sep 2009

C $400
Rear window exploded while driving 
Jan 2010

66340 mi

C $1000
passenger power window failed, 
Apr 2011

86800 mi

C $1000
3 tie rod ends had to be replaced,  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Utah, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2013
Dec 2012

47000 mi

US $100
Water pump was leaking. Also replaced thermostat. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

105000 mi
Electronic Sliding door would not close properly without manually forcing to close. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
May 2012 - Dec 2015
May 2012

74400 mi

C $742
replaced brake pads and disk brake on 4wheels 
Oct 2012

80360 mi

C $1198
replaced tie rod INT & EXT front left wheel replaced 2 studs on rear left wheel (had been overtightened) and one motor oil level indicator stick (yellow tip had hardened up then broken due to age) detected noise that came from the alternator. bearings worn , replaced DRIVEALIGN tensioner of the alternator. items replaced : 13870A and 38185 by Tech-NET Professionnel garage. 
Oct 2013

89480 mi

C $315
replaced brake caliper on both front wheels. 
Oct 2014

101680 mi

C $1932
replaced and paint tailgate door bottom was all rusted. repaired and paint rust damaged rear wheels fenders . 
Feb 2015

104160 mi

C $89
replaced blower motor resistance fan would work only on hi speed , part replaced RU362 
May 2015

105400 mi

C $107
recharge and replaced condensor fan 
Oct 2015

118420 mi

C $734
Front hub assembly left, sway bar frame bushing front kit, sway bar Link kit front right, replace front Axle Universal joint, replaced front right bushing and bearing 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Utah, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2011

83000 mi

US $400
Radiator started to leak. 
Jun 2011

85000 mi
Replaced EGR valve 
Apr 2012

90000 mi

US $450
The Check Engine light reported a problem with a relay on top of the transmission. Transmission would not shift out of 2nd gear for a while. The problem then went away. However we had to resolve the Check Engine light prior to inspection. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
May 2006 - Jan 2011
Apr 2006

18800 mi
Warranty repair to remove and repair belt tensioner pulley and turn signal switch. 
Jul 2007

38500 mi
Warranty Repair- Water pump leaking. Replaced. 
Nov 2009

86000 mi

US $600
Radiator started to leak. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

217000 mi
The lights on the radio and air condition buttons don't work. The dealer says to buy new radio and new air condition controls. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2009

60000 mi

US $600
radiator leaking - replaced 
May 2010

73500 mi

US $500
Transmission has slight oil leak; diagnosed & part ordered and replaced on same day The car "moans" when turning sometimes; shop could not replicate problem; intermittant for months, but never when the car is in the shop 
Jun 2010

74000 mi
oil leak under car. dealer said it was loose gasket and tightened bolt = no charge 
Dec 2010

80000 mi

US $600
Rear brakes, rotors, pads, brade fluid, etc. 
Sep 2012

92000 mi

US $300
Windshield wipers would not turn off 
Dec 2013

100000 mi

US $110
Car would not start without major boost from AAA. Took into repair shop and had bad battery diagnosed. No electrical issue. 3 1/2 years of a 6 year Chrysler battery. 
Aug 2014

111000 mi

US $500
leaking oil pan gasket 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Hawaii, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
May 2009

8000 mi

US $120
power door locks failed - reflashed BCM per TSB 08-040-04 -- not considered recall or warranty item since not safety issue charged 1 hr shop time even though TSB says 0.5 hr 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2015
Jul 2008

26000 mi

US $450
Left CV joint bad Front brake pads replaced; rotors turned 
Feb 2011

58000 mi

US $310
Drivers power window would go down, but stop half way up. Replace controller/motor unit. 
Sep 2013

80000 mi

US $160
Replaced lower control arm 
Jun 2014

83000 mi

US $492
AC not cooling. Recharged. Seems good Both rear shocks replaced 
Aug 2015

87000 mi

US $652
Rear evaporator leaking. Had been to shop twice in the past four poor cooling, but they were unable to find the problem due to small leak 
Nov 2015

87000 mi

US $500
Two rust bubbles repaired. Back portion of right front fender and front portion of right rear fender. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2010
Jan 2009

85000 mi

US $50
Throttle body was cleaned. 
Mar 2009

88000 mi

US $185
Water pump siezed again and broke the belts. 
Sep 2009

97000 mi

US $569
Coolant lines to rear heater core rusted and leaked. The control valve also rusted out and needed replacement 
Oct 2009

101000 mi

US $200
Rear bumper cover was replaced. It was not painted though. 
Dec 2009

104000 mi

US $250
braks pads, rotors replaced, drums turned, shoes replaced. tune up done as well (plugs and wires) 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2015
Sep 2008

62000 mi

US $35
Replaced O2 sensor. 
Nov 2008

63000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear shocks. 
Dec 2008

64000 mi

US $85
Water pump was leaking, replaced pump. 
Jul 2010

84700 mi

US $116
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Apr 2011

92000 mi

US $65
Front sway bar end links and bushings replaced. 
Jun 2012

105000 mi

US $35
Drained fluid and replaced power steering fluid reservoir (built in filter) to correct noisy power steering. Steering is much smoother! 
Sep 2013

118000 mi

US $50
replaced rear shocks again. Driver side bolt was rusted to the shock and I had to cut the bolt out. Replaced with Dodge OEM bolt. 
Dec 2013

121000 mi

US $200
Alternator was making noise at idle, especially on cold days. Problem traced to decoupling pulley. Had alternator completely rebuilt including a new litens pulley. Rebuild shop said it was close to failure. Replaced belt while apart. 
Jun 2014

129000 mi

US $175
Radiator was leaking so I replaced that along with hoses. Noticed a drip on bottom of water pump so I replaced that as well while the system was drained. Second time the water pump has been replaced. 
Nov 2014

132700 mi
Water pump replaced in June started squeaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2015

134500 mi

US $75
Van was hesitating/running rough, especially at low speeds. Finally threw code P0404. Replaced EGR valve. Problem continued and then van threw P0405. Finally figured out it needed a "reboot" to recognize the new part and then all was well. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Kansas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

275000 mi

US $50
Water pump went out 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Nov 2014

161000 mi

US $550
Replaced all gaskets and oil pan on van engine to stop oil seepage. 
Jan 2016

169000 mi

US $750
Had to replace transmission with used lower mile transmission. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2014
Apr 2008

40000 mi

US $230
O-rings failed. Freon lost. O-rings replaced and refrigerant installed. 
Mar 2009

44000 mi

US $100
Electric door locks stop functioning. 
May 2009

47000 mi

US $1000
air conditioning line corroded and leaked out the freon - lines replaced 
Jul 2010

56000 mi

US $200
EGR replaced 
Mar 2011

61000 mi

US $300
Air bag sensor in steering wheel failed, in accident, air bag would not deploy. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi

US $75
reservoir screen plugged 
Aug 2013

75000 mi

US $400
Drivers window failed to go up and down. Module replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2008 - Dec 2008
Mar 2008

49600 mi

C $625
Coolant line to rear heater corroded resulting in coolant leak. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2014
Jul 2010

60760 mi

C $100
Brake pads were 80 % worn, replaced them and rotors. 
Jan 2012

73780 mi

C $40
Spare tire winch does not retract fully after lowering spare tie to ground and removing, cannot replace as is, and it is a sealed unit...tire is in the car now..stay tuned. 
Aug 2012

81060 mi

C $185
Had pulsation in front , changed one rotor, and changed rear brakes. did over all check.,All ok 
Dec 2013

94860 mi

C $86
replace right tie rod end found in general checkup. test drive, scan for codes, none showed, check brakes, and front end. 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Arizona, United States
Sep 2005 - Apr 2013
May 2008

27000 mi
Latch not always releasing rear hatch. 
Jan 2011

45000 mi

US $100
Windshield washer container cracked 
Apr 2013

57000 mi
wire broke on one leg of the seat in third row that holds the leg down flat to the floor when the seat is stowed. Did not effect it when the seat was up. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alabama, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

20000 mi

US $75
replaced brake pads 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

198400 mi
Inspect and clean rear brakes to prevent seizing and minor pulsation. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

74700 mi

US $100
door locks were not working properly, side electric door sometimes not working 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Sep 2014

79360 mi

C $200
Noises 
Apr 2015

82860 mi

C $500
Car would not start 
Nov 2015

86360 mi

C $500
Car wouldn't start 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

19840 mi
Cylinder 2 compression low, by looking at the sparkplug electrode, the cylinder got multiple detonation. Engine started burn oil around 22000km. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Apr 2013
Nov 2010

93900 mi

C $11100
brake/rotors, plugs/wires tie rod/ alignment undercarriage spare tire release 
Feb 2011

96100 mi

C $1500
Replacement of complete steering rack 
Aug 2012

112500 mi

C $650
new Rad, Thermostat, all hoses, serpentine belt, antifreeze rear brakes, drums, and wheel cylinders 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
Oct 2011

104000 mi

US $75
Brake pads wore. Replaced pads and turned rotors. 
Jan 2012

107000 mi

US $208
Replaced radiator 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Dec 2008
Mar 2007

21700 mi
Two Failed Air Bag sensors. 
Dec 2007

33480 mi
Tierod was broken. 
Apr 2008

38440 mi
Check engine light due to issue with an engine sensor. 
May 2008

39680 mi
Replaced EGR 
Jun 2008

40300 mi
Ordered new sensor. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Dec 2006 - May 2011
Feb 2007

26000 mi
Misfire in cylinder 4. Performed TSB- replaced spark plugs, wires and performed a PCM flash., 
Jun 2008

42000 mi

US $100
Replaced EGR Valve 
Jul 2009

58000 mi

US $460
Leaking water pump-replaced Trans shudder from 2nd to 3rd. Flashed computer. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Indiana, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

55000 mi

US $140
Recharged A/C. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

46500 mi

C $125
EGR valve faulty, throwing code 
Sep 2010

52080 mi

C $150
Right rear shock was leaking, no longer functional. Replaced both sides. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

103000 mi

US $1816
Vehicle pulling to left or right. Clunking sound from actuation of front suspension. Upon further investigation. Rack & Pinion assembly, strut and sway bar, and alignment issues. Major issues. 
Apr 2008

104000 mi

US $18045
See initial notes. Front struts were missing bushings, too. So had the rack and pinion unit replaced. Bushings on struts replaces. An front alignment done and a TBS taken care of. CV spindle replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
May 2007 - Jan 2013
Jan 2007

32000 mi
Replaced ERG sensor (Code P0406)(warranty). Replaced spark plugs & ignition wires (Code P0302) (warranty). Flashed PCM per TSB 18:018-4 (warranty). 
Aug 2007

40000 mi

US $92
Flashed BCM to repair electric lock failure. Reimbursed by dealer after complaint to Chrysler went unanswerd. 
Oct 2007

42000 mi

US $126
Replace sway bar bushings. 
Jan 2009

65000 mi

US $838
Replace rack and pinion. 
Jun 2009

67000 mi
Transmission does not always go into gear when shifting from reverse to drive when engine is cold. After adding transmission fluid, problem seemed to be resolved. 
Sep 2012

115000 mi

US $400
Repaired rust around passenger side rear wheel well. 
Oct 2012

116000 mi

US $550
Both front power window motors needed replacement 
Nov 2012

118000 mi

US $650
Lower radiator hose deteriorated and leaking. Intake manifold gasket leaking. Throttle body full of carbon 
Jan 2013

120000 mi
Leaking radiator New pads & rotors Tie rod bushings. All repairs would have cost $2,200. Traded van instead. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Oklahoma, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

95000 mi

US $200
Changed oil pan gasket 
Apr 2013

102000 mi
Changed the pads again. Grinding on left front. Mechanic warranted the pads. 
Sep 2013

109000 mi
Replaced rotors on warranty. They were warped. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2007 - Mar 2009
Mar 2007

15500 mi
Front Air Bag Sensors failed due to wiring corrosion. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2007

18600 mi
Driver's side power window inoperative, regulator replaced under warranty. Sticky throttle repaired/lubricated as per TSB. 
Feb 2008

24800 mi
Power locks not working, reset error codes. 
Jul 2008

27900 mi

C $750
Suspension joints replaced Front pads and rotors replaced. 
Feb 2009

29760 mi

C $50
Power locks didn't work. Fixed by reflashing body control computer. ABS light on. Clearing error codes did not fix problem. Need to take back for further analysis. Clunk noise from front suspension. Told it was not a safety issue. Decided to ignore because lease ends soon. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

78000 mi

US $450
Water pump leaking - replaced, filled with coolant 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

86800 mi
Air conditioning failed 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015
Feb 2013

40000 mi
the van makes a slight scraping sound. Mech sanded rotors of brakes but noise still there. he couldn't find anything 
Apr 2015

48000 mi

US $100
The passenger seat belt light came on even when there was no passenger in the car or when the passenger had the seat belt on. Other vin numbers of this vehicle had a recall for this item so the repair cost was covered, but not mine. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

132000 mi

US $30
spark plug porcelain separated from the base leaving a hole into the cylinder and the plug threads in the head with no top for a wrench. The threaded portion was removed with an Easy-out type extractor. 
Aug 2014

140300 mi

US $75
Replaced noisy water pump 
Feb 2015

144300 mi

US $50
Replace serpentine belt tension-er including drilling out sheered of retaining pin. 
Jun 2015

145000 mi

US $20
Window motor and switch on passenger side. Now the drivers side window won't work. 
Oct 2015

145000 mi

US $20
Heater fan resistor failed and fan would not run, replaced resistor and it failed put in another and it is working but I am afraid to run fan at low speed for fear of burning out resistor. 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Missouri, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2016
Jul 2014

146000 mi

US $151
The rear AC core was broken. Due to the high cost of repair I chose to plug the rear system and recharge the system at about 1/4 of the cost 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2013
Oct 2011

63000 mi
Heard clicking noises when making hard turns, knew from previous vehicles that this could be CV joint. Shop insist that both half axles need to be replaced to verify that problem is solved. Saving up money. 
Nov 2011

64000 mi
Same shop - didn't get repair for half axles this time because got call that NOW the rack & pinion is leaking bad & needs replacing for new $1,400 in addition to prev. $448. Plus now add $700 for alignment! Told them no go and took it home. 
Dec 2011

65000 mi

US $230
My son took to another shop and was able to inspect undercarriage with mechanic. No leaking of steering parts visible. Driver side half axle replaced after obvious joint noise thru boot. Prev. shop claimed couldn't tell which side. 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 2-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2015
Dec 2012

81000 mi

US $400
Leaking radiator 

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