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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

44 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. 24 of these members (54.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 81 repairs to 2009 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

14% of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 28% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 81 repairs.

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 74% between $100 and $499, 5% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 19 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.

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 3000    
24000 0 SEAT FRAME 
65000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 620    
620 0 lost brakes (going on #4 times now) Dealer can not find problem..nor will CHRYSLER CANADA fix the body damage caused by the brake loss. Now I have the reaction time to push ebrake if need be...but I DO NOT feel safe putting my family in a FAMILY van. ESP light for the 3rd time keeps on constant can not figure it out! NO BRAKE LIGHTS NOW...Family was almost taken out by a transport not stopping since he could not tell I was...As I am very afraid in this van...I was able to pull over to shoulder of road since I pay attention to traffic as well behind me... A whole slew of flashes (around 9 of them) to correct issues that should not happen anyways...another Chrysler quick fix is to re-write programs and re-flash to save from actual fixing the real issues... 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
14000 0 The van started making a 'ratcheting noise'-the noise got louder very quickly(w/in 100 miles).Took it to the dealer-they gave me another van to drive during repair. They found a bad LH wheel bearing which was replaced the same day.  
23000 0 LH Rear caliper froze up - Dealer replaced under warranty 
62000 220 The powered third row passenger side seat would not recline, so the seat would not stow. The recline motor was replaced 
63000 0 The seat was fixed on the second trip. The problem was in the geared recline mechanisms, not the motor. The dealer recommended that I call Chrysler since it was out of warranty. I had to send copies of the repair orders, and I was reimbursed $500. 
69000 220 The AC stopped blowing cold air. The unit was recharged with a dye to detect a leak The AC stopped blowing cold air - a leak was detected in the discharge hose 

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 0    
12000 0 replace hose in a/c system 
19000 0 replaced steering wheel clock spring, ESP and anti lock lights were on. fault successfully repaired at no charge while vehicle was in for oil change and tire rotation 
50500 130 Lost heat output. As my wife works nearby, I had her take it to the dealer for thermostat replacement rather than drive home with no heat. Had them change the coolant also. 
52000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Vermont, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
2000 0 The shift knob fell off because the brass insert for the set-screw became loose. On the initial trip to the dealer the insert was glued in to secure the knob until a new knob could be ordered. A new knob was successfully installed. 
24000 0 A/C not working. A/C Discharge Line ordered. Front windshield washer switch does not return to off position after actuating (must be pulled back manually to turn washers off.) Switch ordered. 
27300 0 Multifunction switch replaced. A/C Discharge Line replaced. 
37000 0 Minor transmission fluid leak in area of transmission pan. 
58000 0 I noticed an oily substance sprayed in engine compartment. Dealer found A/C Discharge Line was split. Dealer replaced line with new part number. Chrysler reimbursed because old part number was used when previously replaced under warranty.  
63000 137 Check engine light came on, code indicated bad EGR Valve. Replaced EGR Valve. Dealer previously noticed small crack in power steering pressure hose crimp connection, and recommended replacing it as it could blow at any time. I replaced the hose. 
72000 0 Transmission whining in all gears. Replaced defective bearings in transmission. 
92000 118 Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar links. 
95300 104 Both rear shock absorbers worn affecting ride. Replaced shock absorbers. 
98700 40 Left power door lock functioning intermittently. Replaced left door latch assembly. 
114000 195 Drivers side front hub bearing making growling sound. Replaced both front hub assemblies because I prefer to replaces front end parts in pairs. NOTE: Bad bearings are a known issue on these vans with an extended warranty to 90,000 miles. Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar bushings. 
140000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 6000    
18000 0 Clockspring required, ordered 
 

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
24000 0 Multifunction switch replaced. Wipers stuck on at mid-speed, no wash, NO turn signals. 
64000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 0    
1240 0 Check engine light came on and intermittently flashed. Dealer determined a problem with the catalytic converter and replaced it. 
5580 150 Rear calipers were not contacting rotors properly and rust continually built up causing poor braking and noise. Calipers removed, rotors removed and lightly turned, caliper slides lubed and everything re-assembled 
16420 375 The rotors were warped causing severe vibration when braking at highway speed. New rotors at 25,000 km is unacceptable but what else could I expect from Chrysler brakes. 
 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
22320 0 Air Conditioning not working.  
25420 0 Smoke noticed coming from rear right brake. Took to dealer and all 4 four corners rotors and pads replaced.  
35340 400 Brake pads and rotors needed replacing due to excessive rust and wear. Dealer replaced all corners just over a year ago due to a seized brake for free. This time dealer labor covered costs because we complaining about quality of last time 
40580 280 Pulled code that cylinder 2 was misfiring. Recommended to replace all plugs, wires, and air filter. Settled on changing just the plug for cylinder 2 to verify if plug was the issue. 
44640 0 All pads and rotors replaced again for the 3rd time in 3 years. 
55140 0 The rear pads were left with 15% and the rotors were warped. This was the fours time in as many years this needed to be done. Dealer wanted full price for the fix so opted to bring it a private garage. 
56420 0 Rear pads were metal to metal, frozen in the carriers and dragging on the rotors. Rotor were badly warped. 
61380  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Valve replaced under warranty. Vehicle loss of power and would not restart. 
8680 0 A/C line leak repaired, recharge system.  Key Fob malfunction - replace, reprogram 
 

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