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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (26%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (7%)

Chart based on 133 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 Alberta, Canada
- Nov 2009
May 2009

9300 mi
Van wouldnt stay running. would start for 1/4sec and die. Called roadside and had it towed to dodge dealer. Their fix was to use remote start instead of key. As the van thinks its being stolen. And sent me home 
Nov 2009

12400 mi
Van wouldn't start again. Used remote start still didn't start. Called roadside to have it brought to a diffrent dodge dealer as we moved. They replaced the wireless control module. They say its fixed now 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

60760 mi

C $350
The van would go into limp mode while driving. Dealer flushed trans. fluid and billed us $350. Didn't solve problem. After we replaced the battery (ourselves) the problem has mostly gone away. Happened 1 other time since. 
Apr 2013

71060 mi

C $1395
EGR Valve malfunctioned 
Oct 2013

79360 mi

C $400
No A/C blowing - no cold air at all. 
Feb 2014

81840 mi

C $1350
Problem with the oil pressure sensor - wasn't allowing vehicle to remote start. Dealer advised of worn out shocks and struts - wanted $1150 + alignment and GST for repair. We took the van to a local shop and paid $900 all in. 
Mar 2016

110980 mi

C $1158
Brought in van for timing belt and water pump replacement together. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2010

24000 mi
SEAT FRAME 
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 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

116300 mi

US $232
Car compartment was not cooling enough. Engine temperature gauge went a little higher than center. Had it checked out. Needed more refrigerant. 
Jun 2015

131000 mi

US $745
Replace condenser and line for air conditioning. 
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... 

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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 Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

72000 mi
Front wheel bearings replaced under Chrysler warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

67000 mi

US $175
Brakes needed replacing but  The catalytic converter is shot and costly to replace along with the gaskets on both manifolds. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

77000 mi
Exhaust manifold cracked. 
Mar 2014

81000 mi

US $25
Rebuilt brake caliper, piston sticking in caliper due to corrosion. 
Apr 2014

82300 mi

US $125
Noisy wheel bearing replaced. 
Jul 2015

96300 mi
Win module locked up,not able to drive. At dealer for recall (RO3) to correct problem. 
Sep 2015

99000 mi
Piston in brake calipers sticking. Brakes not releasing all the way. Removed caliper and disassembled, sanded inside of caliper and outer surface of piston. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Oct 2011

36000 mi
B pillar cover hold downs broken RR disc brake caliper frozen. Dealer replaced rotor and pads also on RR after customer pressure. 
Apr 2012

39000 mi

US $250
rr wheel bearing failed. bearing replaced. Traded vehicle for 2012 Town&Country Touring Due to incentives. 
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 Connecticut, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

18000 mi
Clockspring required, ordered 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Missouri, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2013

55000 mi

US $400
Warped rear rotors and pad replacement 
Mar 2014

71000 mi

US $250
Tuneup. Intake manifold gasket replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2014

74000 mi

US $400
Brake pulsing due to warped rotors. 
Mar 2015

94000 mi

US $1250
Cracked heater hose Replace plugs and wires. Cleaned intake. 
May 2016

111000 mi
Replace rear shock absorbers Replace front break pads 
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 Utah, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

30000 mi

US $50
Driver's side power window would not rise. Dealer mechanic replaced regulator. 

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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 Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

59700 mi

US $400
Rear left caliper was sticking, which seemed to be a common problem with these vans. took to dealer didn't repair instead they broke the other side as well, so I took to a local shop. 
Aug 2015

70300 mi

US $150
EVAP system fail 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

103588 mi

C $10
Replace heater hose Y that goes to heater core. 
Mar 2016

118420 mi
drivers side sliding door lock wiring broken so door will no longer lock or unlock with remote. located broken wire at bottom of door rail and repaired it. 
Jun 2016

119660 mi

C $185
Noisey Left front wheel bearing, replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

118700 mi
ignition switch module was replaced due to recall 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

84700 mi

C $900
- replace left side bearing wear - replace sensor of detecting slipery 
Aug 2015

86800 mi

C $500
Car dead suddenly and dealer said it is caused by a recall in safety module.  After replacing that module, dealer told me the manual shift is not working and they are not responsible for it. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

105000 mi

US $150
Front brake rotors and pads were shot after only 18 months since last replaced. Replaced pads and rotors. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2014

66960 mi

C $175
Passenger door electric lock would not unlock. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013
Apr 2012

75640 mi

C $180
early wear on brake parts. Both front wheel bearings changed twice. 
Apr 2013

98420 mi

C $850
Both rear calipers seized up from rust due to poor design front driver side prakes premature wear due to failing caliper. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2016
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Multifunction switch replaced. Wipers stuck on at mid-speed, no wash, NO turn signals. 
Apr 2016

94300 mi

US $14
Replaced upper radiator hose. Just a little weeping at the radiator end and it didn't owe me anything after 93K miles, so replaced it while re-doing clamps. Both key fobs replaced under recall program. That was nice, since one of the fobs didn't work! 
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 - Jun 2016
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. 
May 2016

95100 mi

C $578
Rear wheel bearing and ABS sensor 
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 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

21480 mi

C $300
Thermostat not functioning properly. Was replaced. Temperature gauge sensor acting erratically. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

39060 mi

C $1690
Battery dies overnight. Cause unknown. Can be avoided by pulling the IOD fuse every night. Dodge technical support has no ideas. All related parts have been replaced. 
Feb 2011

39360 mi
Batteries are killed by this car - in as little as 3 hrs. 3 new batteries in 1 month. Dealers have given up on fixing it. Dodge HQ Technical Support has given up as well. Everyone throws the problem back at me. It is time to sue. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - May 2012
Feb 2012

34720 mi
Rear hatch latch replaced because of I/panel warning and interior lights on. (cause-corrosion). Replaced leaking tire pressure sending unit in wheel (valve and sender assembly) 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2010

6200 mi
Replaced leaky transmission hose. 
Feb 2012

39060 mi

C $100
ABS module failed, was replaced with new. ABS pump was also found to be defective and replaced. Original replacement module was defective. MFR agreed to cover cost - $100under recently expired (60,000km) new vehicle warranty. 
Apr 2012

43000 mi

C $100
Took in for tire replacement. Rear brakes were worn. Replaced brakes. Replaced stuck rear brake caliper. In hindsight, we had noticed intermittent "burning brake pad" smell. 
Apr 2013

71300 mi

C $720
Radiator fan motor started on fire. Replaced radiator fan assembly. 
May 2013

74400 mi

C $75
Brakes squealing intermittently during driving. Suspect loose caliper. The rear driver side brake pads were not coming into contact with the rotor (but a loose part may have been intermittently). Ordered a replacement caliper for that wheel. 
Mar 2015

101680 mi
ABS/TC light on solid. Shop thinks ABS pump. Did not fix. 
Jun 2015

103540 mi
Was noticing steering 'clunk' at low speeds. Power steering leak caused whine. Took it to quick oil change for top up, diagnosed leaky line. Appointment set for the following month for repair. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

38000 mi

US $300
brake pads replacement, front and rear 
Apr 2014

76700 mi

US $5
little water hose to spray on windshield broke, repaired for less that $5 
Aug 2015

99500 mi

US $500
new brake pads and rotors, front and back, flushed brake fluid 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
Jan 2011

52000 mi

US $120
Air temp sensor was replaced 
Mar 2011

56000 mi

US $200
Passenger side front brake pad wiped off scored the rotor badly replaced both front rotors and brake pads. 
Sep 2011

72000 mi

US $50
Interior lights stayed on didn't interfere with vehicle performance 

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

150040 mi

C $290
Power steering leaking replace rear hose still leaking replaced pump. Replaced frt shocks. Wear item Serpentine belt replaced. Engine leaking oil. Shredding of serpentine belt pushed front seal of engine. Very lucky it didn't seize engine Y joint to heater core failed. Replaced first time mar/14 after market assembly. Then twice more. Then steel fitting. Finally with nylon y hope it lasts. Know problem which lead to more expensive repairs. Replaced radiator because of overheating due to leaking Y joint. Replace headgasket because of overheating caused by leaking y joint and a driver with no mech. aptitude (not me). Replace sparkplugs wires and Oil amzoil signature. Key. Had two with purchase they lasted for 6 mth and a year. Had to get a dealer key after the first one failed. Key not available aftermarket. $250cdn. Rear support arms for non powered rear liftgate failed. I found this dificult to find aftermarket and then they offered me the power one which are 4X price. After 3 day got parts. Replaced rear brk light twice on one side once on other. First time is tricky, after that easy. But generally bulbs should not fail that often. 
Dec 2014

156240 mi
Replaced frt pads. Replaced pad too many times. Frt should last 40k km or 25k miles. Rarely make it. This is a know problem. 

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