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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

50 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. 23 of these members (46%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 60 repairs to 2011 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 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 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

12% of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 25% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 60 repairs.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 30% between $100 and $499, and 60% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 10 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.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 7440    
7440 0 suspension squeaks and car has alignment issues that couldn't be fixed 

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 8000    
9000 100 Shifting hard and jerky. 
10000 80 Transmission was jerky and car shook in reverse. Dealer flashed control module. Drives much better now, shaking in reverse still there. Dealer opened up a case. 
20000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 25000    
28500 0 No start when turning the key, second try it would start. Computer re-flashed to correct problem. EVIC system randomly reset mileage to 18.7 mpg and would zero out trip meters. Computer reflashed under TSB 08-012-12 
34500 0 Sliding door out of adjustment. 
36000 0 Cooling fan squealing upon shut-down. New cooling fan module installed under 3/36 warranty. 
37000 0 Customer Satisfaction Notice M38 - reprogram transmission computer for better shifting. No longer slams into gear after backing up, less "harsh" shifts when in ECON mode. Covered under powertrain warranty. 
38000 0 Sliding door panels contact the fenders when opened, rubbing the paint off the vehicle and damaging the door panels. Repaired under warranty, TSB 23-012-12 Rev. A Covered after 36k miles due to being reported as "almost" rubbing earlier. 
40000 0 When coming to a rapid stop, a "bump shift" occurs while the transmission tries to figure out what to do. Fluid drained, new filter, re-fill with fresh fluid. No apparent repair available, software up to date with M38 flash. 
49000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Mississippi, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 37000    
37000 185 check eng light came on code said #2 cyl misfiring replaced COIL & sparkplug. next day eng light came back on saying same thing #2 cyl misfiring 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
3000 0 Poor shifting, harsh engagement, and whistling/whining while slowing down. Dealer unable to fix, says everything is normal. This transmission is terrible. 
5000 0 Whistling, wind noise driver side. Took dealer 6 weeks to fix, ended up being side mirror that was not properly in place. Remote start works intermitently. Sometimes vehicle starts and immediately shuts off on its own. Dealer can't fix, problem does not occur all the time. Chysler has electrical issues. Dealer replaced starter box but it didn't help. 
12000 0 Hard shifting, especially downshift. Dealer reprogrammed, better for now. Warped rotors, worn pads. Yep, at 12,000 miles. AC not as cold as I felt it should be. Dealer drained and refilled system, sighted no leaks but did it anyway to satisfy me. AC still the same, not that cold in rear of van. Remote start failures. Van starts then shuts off about 2-3 seconds later. Happens 75% of the time. This is the 3rd attempt to fix, and it still remains unresolved. Dealer reprogrammed starter this time but did not help after a week. 
29000 0 Shocks rattling in rear. Dealer replaced under warrany. Van still making noise. The whole van makes noises. Just poor quality overall. Blend doors not working properly, getting stuck on heat, and or air. Chrysler is aware of issue but has no fix currenly. Rear pads squealing. Pads worn out, rotors to glazed to be cut. Dealer quoted $435.00. I order parts for $120.00 and will do labor myself. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 13000    
14000 0 Door squeek 
16000 0 Fixed door squeek 
29000 0 Rattle near rear suspension. 
31000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 0    
6000 0 Navigation radio would lose all memory including saved places, radio presets, etc. Has happened twice since van was new. Whistle or wind leak somewhere on drivers door window. Extra annoying whistle noise between 30 and 55 mph. 
7000 0 Scheduled service to replace previously ordered nav unit. New nav unit was DOA so another had to be ordered. 2nd nav unit repair was successful. 2nd trip to try and repair wind noise. Dealer found issue with window weatherstripping behind drivers door mirror. Replaced weatherstripping and problem has been corrected. 
9000  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
5580 0 UCONNECT SOFTWARE NEEDED AN UPDATE 
30380  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 620    
1220 0 One computer module would disconnect from the bus and then sequentially take down every other module until the entire electrical system was dead. Two modules were temporarily replaced. The wiring harness was then removed tested and tweaked. 
6200 0 Dead vehicle towed to dealer for third time. Found a connector full of water. Modified mounting of connector to better shed dripping water and covered with plastic. 
19220 0 The rear brake pad hold downs are very susceptible to corrosion and were replaced with a redesign. I had to pay for new brake pads ($147) which were required to fit the new hold downs. The dragging pads were worn about 75% at 31,000 km! 
28520  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
11000 0 The info system showed an error, which required a software change to the car's computer. 
21700 0 Rear brake pads and rotors wore prematurely. Rear shocks were replaced after "thunk" noise noticed. 
24000  

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