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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

162 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. 67 of these members (41.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 254 repairs to 2005 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

30% of the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 254 repairs.

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 59% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 128 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.

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 55000    
56000 300 EGR valve 
 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Driver's slider door locking mechanism replaced to repair issue with power lock not working on that particular door. Computer flashed, unsure why 
0 Front/Rear sway bar bushings replaced to stop a 'pop' sound. 
26300 0 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 
42000 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 Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 17360    
17980 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. 
28520 0 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. 
30380 0 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. 
40300 0 Waterpump leaking coolant, noticed by owner, pump replaced under powertrain warranty at dealer. 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 17000    
36000 0 Passenger side power sliding door motor. Hard to move manually since car was purchased. Had replaced just before manufacturer's warranty was up. 
39000 100 Power door locks stopped working. There was a TSB on this. 
51000 350 Brake Pads replaced. Original rotors turned. 
52000 100 Replaced front sway bar bushings 
68000 90 Front blower resistor replaced. Blower/fan for the front HVAC system was inoperable. 
87000 45 Replaced power steering reservoir. 
89000 163 Coolant hose leading to the radiator 
89800 340 Transmission was slipping/shuddering while driving. Torque converter replaced. Replaced leaking radiator Replaced radiator 
107000 200 Replaced valve cover gaskets. Rear gasket leaking for last few years. 
110000 300 Replaced inner tie-rods 
123000 200 CEL light on. Replaced CO2 sensor. 
126000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 16000    
30000 0 Steering gear worn and required replacement. 
62000 273 Water pump and lower metal hose needed replaced. 
83000 256 Both outer tie rod ends needed replaced 
98000 536 Intake manifold gasket required replacement. Was seeping coolant into engine block. 
106000 300 Gaskets on both valve covers and oil pan were leaking and needed to be replaced. 
109500 492 Alternator failed and needed to be replaced. Alternator failure caused battery to fail. 
111000 183 Oxygen sensor located before the catalytic converter. 
120000 475 Radiator cracked and began leaking fluid. Had to be replaced. 
122000  

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 35960    
43400 236 check engine light -- code p0138 - replaced O2 sensor 
48360 380 Front crash sensors had be replaced, not covered under 2006 recall. 
58900 0 e-brake cable broke. 
60760 0 Replaced water pump under warranty thermostat replaced 
62000 222 Fault code P0406 - replace EGR valve. 
65100 570 Replaced both rear brakes! 
71300 351 Replaced front tie rods 
83700 35 Replace broken/stuck IOD 20 amp fuse to solve power locks not working. 
89280 900 Replace structs, mounts 
94240 320 corroded wire in the fuse box caused the check ABS light to on 
 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 14000    
20000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 14260    
15360 0 Front Air Bag Sensors failed due to wiring corrosion. Replaced under warranty. 
18600 0 Driver's side power window inoperative, regulator replaced under warranty. Sticky throttle repaired/lubricated as per TSB. 
24800 0 Power locks not working, reset error codes. 
27900 750 Suspension joints replaced Front pads and rotors replaced. 
29760 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 Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 20460    
21700 0 Two Failed Air Bag sensors. 
33480 0 Tierod was broken. 
38440 0 Check engine light due to issue with an engine sensor. 
39680 0 Replaced EGR 
40300 0 Ordered new sensor. 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 25000    
26000 0 Misfire in cylinder 4. Performed TSB- replaced spark plugs, wires and performed a PCM flash., 
42000 100 Replaced EGR Valve 
58000 460 Leaking water pump-replaced Trans shudder from 2nd to 3rd. Flashed computer. 
 

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