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Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 2362 repairs.
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Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 790 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Dodge Grand Caravan problems by year

before 2000 (10%)

2001 - 2007 (56%)

2008 - 2010 (22%)

2011 - 2016 (12%)

Chart based on 2363 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Separately controlled temperature driver and front passenger, excellent fuel economy, smooth quiet ride, comfortable seats, very reliable. full 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have owned or regularly driven three Grand Caravans in the past (1988, 2003 and 2006). No significant problems with any of them. They all were very reliable and trustworthy, especially the 2003 and 2006. full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We have driven Caravans since 1988. We had the first one 12 years with NO problems other than normal maintenance, and the second one 7 years, again nothing but regular maintenance, only trading it for the stow n go seating we now needed full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We have owned Plymouth, Dodge, and Chrysler vans and minivans. We have always needed to haul the family and fix-up supplies. They have been workhorses. The large step price increase does not justify reliability in Toyota and others. full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have had previous generations of Plymouth/Chrysler minivans (going back 20 years) and all have been dependable work horses! full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 197-horsepower 3.8L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have owned a 1987 Dodge Caravan, 1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager, 1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager and a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager. My current 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan the best one I have owned. I have logged over a 1,000,000 kms with these mini-vans over the past 25 years. Had to replace a transmission in the 1992 van at 210,000 kms and the 1999 van at 94,000 kms. The replacement transmission in the 1999 van logged another 333,000 plus kms before I sent it to the scrap yeard. I will probably purchase one more van. full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2005 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
My grandparents have owned caravans for years, and never had many problems with them. full 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2003 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I owned a 1990 Grand Caravan C/V and took it to 245,000 miles. The only major repair items were: rebuilt tranny once @ 65,000 miles and a fuel pump @ 110,000. Other than that, just fuel, oil and normal maintenace items. full 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
This is my 4 Caravan (2nd Grand) and they have been Great vehicles for me. Only repairs I have ever made are 2 water pumps.... funny but they were made by GM.. full 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan review
Dodge Grand Caravan Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 251-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have had transmission failure on previous models. full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 175-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The van we rented poisoned us with carbon monoxide and gas fumes spewed through the ventilation system. I passed out while driving and spent the night in the hospital. The rest of my family was sick for weeks. full 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan review
2003 4dr Minivan 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
The earlier Caravans suffered from tranmission problems which supposedly have been solved. Also, in snow prone areas, the front strut towers tend to rust out prematurely. full 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan review
 

Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

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