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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (8%)

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

63000 mi

US $722
Front end vibrating at speeds above 55 MPH. First they balanced the front tires and then they decided that the rear brakes (Caliper) was locking up causing the issue. The replaced both rear calipers, rotors and pads. The front caliper locked up making the car undriveable. Had to spend the night n a hotel due to unavailable part. Experienced a serious storm over night causing major power outages which added to the probelm delaying the trip. 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

34000 mi

US $6000
Front brake pads & rotors replaced. 
32500 mi

US $40
Front parking brake cable broke. Purchased new cable and replaced; now fully functional. 
37300 mi

US $65
Replaced front brake caliper. 
93000 mi

US $330
One rear caliper was stuck, slide bolts on other side were stuck, so had to replace both plus new pads and rotors 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

16000 mi

US $38
Replaced front brake pads. 
71000 mi

US $400
Front brake rotors and pads needed replacing. I had not had the front brakes worked on at all since purchasing the vehicle with 38,000 miles, so it was time. 
99000 mi

US $700
Rear brake calipers and rotors replaced, front rotors sanded. 
74000 mi

US $300
The brake pads were all worn down to about 1/8" on the inboard pad. The outers were about 5/16" The front drums were badly grooved so I replaced them. 
94300 mi

US $135
Parking brake froze on left rear caliper, destroying brake pads on that side. Replaced one caliper and rear pads on both sides. 
95000 mi

US $310
ABS/TCS/Brake warning lights on dash. Diagnosed as internal ABS module failure. Replaced ABS module and had dealer program the new module. 
106000 mi

US $120
Replaced front rotors (did the rear ones too for good measure) 
121000 mi

US $125
Shift lever. Electrical switch broke. Car never knew when it was in park and wouldn't release key. 
21000 mi

US $800
Front Brakes were worn down and needed to be replaced with rotors. 
38000 mi Needed brakes again when sold. 
22000 mi

US $450
Pads and rotors had to be replaced already. Very upset about the rotors needing to be replaced at 22,000 miles. 
123000 mi

US $100
Rotors and pads replaced, once again 
48000 mi

US $800
Frozen Caliper - required new caliper, rotoes and pads. 
83000 mi

US $1000
Replaced pads and rotors all around, and R rear calipers. Was grinding and didn't want to wait 2 weeks till inspection. R rear caliper was discovered inop and replaced. 
117714 mi

C $892
Both rear brake callipers seized. Replaced both rear callipers, brake pads and machined rear rotors. Brake fluid flush 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

175-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

106700 mi

US $40
Caliper bracket broke during pad replacement. The guide pin was rusted into the bracket. 
45260 mi

C $500
brakes were vibrating so fronts were replaced and rears only needed drums ground 
46280 mi Replace pads 
81800 mi

C $50
Rear caliper sticking...regreased. 
85340 mi

C $75
Pass. rear was sticking, pads and rotor replaced. Needed to clean/chip away built up debris on caliper bracket that was causing pads to be unable to slide. 
57660 mi

C $100
Left rear brake caliper sticking. Lubrication completed. 
24180 mi caliper seized so pads were replaced but not rotors so now rotors need replacing. 
44020 mi parking brake need to have link fixed 
45260 mi

C $50
brake squeal everytime i stop 
31620 mi right rear wheel brakes seized and caused wheel to over heat both rear brake calipers were replaced along with rear pads and rotors turned cost $180 for pads and rotors 
32860 mi

C $245
Front brakes started locking up. Mechanic released them but couldn't bleed one side ended up replacing both front calipers. Recommended replacing rotors stating they had over heated and where compromised Calipers where warranty, rotors $245 
36580 mi Brake pedal goes to floor while idling with a little pressure on pedal. calipers and roters re-replaced, master cylinder, booster. lines, anti-lock module all replaced. As reported on last repair, my brakes still go to the floor while idling. Contacted Chrysler and told this was normal even though the Chrysler mechanic thought the problem was serious 
16740 mi squealing/noise rear brakes: came back after repair. 
67000 mi

US $8500
Replaced the entire back brake system including pads, calipers, rotors 
32000 mi

US $175
Replacement of rear brake pads 
92000 mi

US $100
ABS Module inoperable, had to be replaced 
80000 mi

US $313
During "free" 16 point inspection, mechanic found that rear brakes needed to be replaced Replaced rear brake pads and refaced rear rotors. 
103000 mi master cylinder leak 
127700 mi calipers were dragging on rear brakes, also had to do another complete brake job on front brakes 
139000 mi Both front brakes failure (smoking,no stopping power)calipers,pads, not sure about rotors replaced. Rear drivers side brake showed fluid leak at one repair place but dealers said it was fine???? 
48540 mi

C $700
Second full brake replacement. First at 32,000km, two months out of warranty so refused coverage. Also replaced rear calipers, not covered by extended warranty because work not done by dealer. Will not buy a Chrysler/Dodge product again. 
52700 mi

C $170
Rear brakes needed adjustment 
69220 mi

C $400
Brake line rupture and leaking brake fluid 
70060 mi

C $800
Front brakes and rotors needed replacement. 

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Sedan

258-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

167240 mi I rebuilt/regreased the passenger rear caliper. 
171900 mi

C $35
Replaced rear brake pads, cleaned and lubed all. Passenger side was shot/completely worn out due to previously sticking. Changed both sides, drivers side were almost new. 

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