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Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

1074 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Dodge Grand Caravan. 508 of these members (47.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1555 repairs to Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.4 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

28% 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 1555 repairs.

Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 60% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 7% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 608 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 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  
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  

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2005 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
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 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 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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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 81000    
82000 210 Replaced broken thermostat which was making the engine run rough due to poor engine firing (engine stayed cold all the time during winter months). 
94000 1945 The transmission failed, and the mechanic was able to cripple it to their transmission shop for a complete rebuild. 
113000 165 When trying to perform a wheel alignment, shop noticed fron steering tie rod worn and needed replacement before they could perform the alignment. 
117000  

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2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 27900    
32240 399 Odd lawn-mower like sound when driving slow or idle. 
 

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2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 102000    
103000 1857 RF pwr door lock inop Replace water pump Replace sway bars links Replace A/C compressor due to clutch lock-up 
 

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