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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (25%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 79 repairs.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (53%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 17 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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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

7440 mi
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
Apr 2012 - Feb 2013
May 2012

9000 mi

US $100
Shifting hard and jerky. 
Jun 2012

10000 mi

US $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. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
May 2012

28500 mi
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 
Aug 2012

34500 mi
Sliding door out of adjustment. 
Oct 2012

36000 mi
Cooling fan squealing upon shut-down. New cooling fan module installed under 3/36 warranty. 
Jan 2013

37000 mi
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. 
Feb 2013

38000 mi
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. 
May 2013

40000 mi
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. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Mississippi, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

37000 mi

US $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
Jun 2011 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

3000 mi
Poor shifting, harsh engagement, and whistling/whining while slowing down. Dealer unable to fix, says everything is normal. This transmission is terrible. 
Nov 2011

5000 mi
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. 
Jul 2012

12000 mi
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. 
Apr 2014

30000 mi
Shocks rattling in rear. Dealer replaced under warrany.  Van still making noise. The whole van makes noises. Just poor quality overall. 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. Blend doors not working properly, getting stuck on heat, and or air. Chrysler is aware of issue but has no fix currenly. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
Feb 2012

14000 mi
Door squeek 
Apr 2012

16000 mi
Fixed door squeek 
Apr 2013

29000 mi
Rattle near rear suspension. 
Mar 2014

38000 mi

US $30
Replaced rear srut for the second time. 
May 2015

52300 mi
Replaced rear evaporator. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

6000 mi
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. 
Jan 2012

7000 mi
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. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2012

5580 mi
Mar 2014

30380 mi

C $350
Rotors were warped and replaced with new Pads 
Sep 2014

38440 mi

C $200
replace front rotors and brake pads 
Mar 2015

44640 mi

C $728
Wheel bearing failed and was seized on axle. 
Sep 2015

51460 mi

C $381
Replace O2 sensor 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
May 2011

1220 mi
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. 
Mar 2012

6200 mi
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. 
Jun 2013

19220 mi
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! 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2015
Mar 2012

11000 mi
The info system showed an error, which required a software change to the car's computer. 
Nov 2013

21700 mi
Rear brake pads and rotors wore prematurely. Rear shocks were replaced after "thunk" noise noticed. 

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

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