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Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1075 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Grand Caravan. 323 of these members (30%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 430 engine repairs to Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

27% of the Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1565 repairs.

Dodge Grand Caravan engine repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Grand Caravan engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 56% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 288 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 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
Feb 2008 48000    
48700 0 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 
 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 47740    
49600 625 Coolant line to rear heater corroded resulting in coolant leak. 
 
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 
60760 0 Replaced water pump under warranty thermostat replaced 
62000 222 Fault code P0406 - replace EGR valve. 
 

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2005 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge 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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2002 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
Apr 2007 55800    
60760 200 O2 sensor defective and replaced. 
68820 400 Water Pump was leaking. 
70680 995 Had a coolant and it was determined that the radiator was defective. 
 

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2002 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge 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. 
130000 0 Engine oil pan leak and rear valve cover replacement. 
 

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2001 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 70680    
74400 428 Rear brakes seized and Service Engine Soon light on. Scan revealed an 'EVAP' code. Replaced gas cap, problem still exists. Unknown cause for light and everything 'appears' to be fine. 
76880 75 Engine ping...cause unknown (too many possible causes). 
136400 375 Repair rad leak. 
150660  

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2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Caravan in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 102000    
103000 1063 Replace water pump 
 

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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

158-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Hawaii, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 82000    
89000 150 Water pump pulley fell off. Replaced water pump and pulley. 
98000 450 Fuel pump defective. Replaced pump with OEM unit. 
99000 500 Excessive engine oil consumption. Blue smoke from tailpipe during acceleration. Engine teardown reveal oil control rings "cooked up", possibly from November 2007 overheat. Replaced all compression and oil control rings. 
127000 800 Small engine coolant leak near timing chain cover. Sealing surfaces of coolant passages on cover were corroded, not likely to provide a reliable seal. Owner replaced timing chain cover with new OEM replacement. Front motor mount rubber insert torn. Replaced all four motor mounts with OEM replacement parts. 
157000 50 Valve cover gaskets starting to leak. Replace gaskets. 
161000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 112000    
115000 55 Belt tensioner was squealling loud and on first start when cold, belt would not turn for a few seconds, and would not charge until it started moving again. 
 

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