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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Chart based on 315 repairs.

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

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 Texas, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

56000 mi

US $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
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 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 Georgia, United States
Sep 2005 - Jun 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 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. 

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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
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 

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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
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
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 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. 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

178 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. 75 of these members (42.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 315 repairs to 2005 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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