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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (26%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 122 repairs.

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (68%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 34 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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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2010

24000 mi
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

620 mi
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
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Mar 2010

14000 mi
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.  
Dec 2010

23000 mi
LH Rear caliper froze up - Dealer replaced under warranty 
Sep 2012

62000 mi

US $220
The powered third row passenger side seat would not recline, so the seat would not stow. The recline motor was replaced 
Oct 2012

63000 mi
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. 
Jun 2013

69000 mi

US $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
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
May 2010

12000 mi
replace hose in a/c system 
Jan 2011

19000 mi
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 
Jan 2014

50500 mi

US $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. 
May 2015

65000 mi

US $180
Replace right front wheel bearing. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Vermont, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2015
May 2009

2000 mi
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. 
Mar 2010

24000 mi
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. 
Apr 2010

27300 mi
Multifunction switch replaced. A/C Discharge Line replaced. 
Jul 2010

37000 mi
Minor transmission fluid leak in area of transmission pan. 
Mar 2011

58000 mi
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.  
May 2011

63000 mi

US $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. 
Aug 2011

72000 mi
Transmission whining in all gears. Replaced defective bearings in transmission. 
Jun 2012

92000 mi

US $118
Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar links. 
Jul 2012

95300 mi

US $104
Both rear shock absorbers worn affecting ride. Replaced shock absorbers. 
Aug 2012

98700 mi

US $40
Left power door lock functioning intermittently. Replaced left door latch assembly. 
Mar 2013

114000 mi

US $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. 
Apr 2014

142700 mi
Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar links (Moog Lifetime Warranty). 
May 2014

145300 mi

US $37
Transmission cooler hoses seeping fluid. Replaced the hoses. 
Jan 2015

162300 mi

US $27
Check Engine Light with multiple O2 sensor related codes and sudden drop in MPG. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

18000 mi
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
Jun 2009 - Sep 2015
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Multifunction switch replaced. Wipers stuck on at mid-speed, no wash, NO turn signals. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jul 2013
Jun 2010

1240 mi
Check engine light came on and intermittently flashed. Dealer determined a problem with the catalytic converter and replaced it. 
Feb 2011

5580 mi

C $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 
Nov 2012

15687 mi

C $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
Nov 2008 - Sep 2015
Jun 2010

22320 mi
Air Conditioning not working.  
Jul 2010

25420 mi
Smoke noticed coming from rear right brake. Took to dealer and all 4 four corners rotors and pads replaced.  
Jul 2011

35340 mi

C $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 
Feb 2012

40580 mi

C $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. 
Jul 2012

44640 mi
All pads and rotors replaced again for the 3rd time in 3 years. 
Jul 2013

55140 mi
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. 
Aug 2013

56420 mi
Rear pads were metal to metal, frozen in the carriers and dragging on the rotors. Rotor were badly warped. 
Dec 2014

73780 mi

C $250
Rear plastic wiper arm was broken. Replaced with new metal style. 
Jul 2015

82920 mi

C $500
Replace pads and rotors due to sticking brakes. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Jan 2010

6820 mi
Valve replaced under warranty. Vehicle loss of power and would not restart. 
Apr 2010

10046 mi
A/C line leak repaired, recharge system.  Key Fob malfunction - replace, reprogram 

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

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