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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Iowa, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

14898 mi
Rear AC/vent system was allowing large amounts of dust in. When rear ventilation system was turned on, visible plumes of dust would blow out of rear vents. Dealership could not find anything wrong so FCA engineers were called in. They found rear body vents were so caked in dust they wouldn't close. They also fabricated filter(s) for the rear vent to help control some of the dust. My 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan let some dust in, but nothing as bad as the 2017. 

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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

5000 mi

US $20
The rotors had to be resurfaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

8680 mi
rear windshield sprayer 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Idaho, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

24000 mi
The control arm for the driver side ac vent was broken. This was covered under the 3 yr 30k, new car warranty. They pulled the vent assembly and installed a new one. 
Sep 2017

27000 mi
Right rear tire had a slow leak requiring adding air bi-weekly 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

4000 mi
Software Update performed for enhanced shifting of transmission 
Dodge Grand Caravan in South Dakota, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

35000 mi
Rattle in front end. Dealer replaced stabilizer end links under warranty. There was also rattling in the rear. Suspect loose struts. Dealer could not replicate 
Nov 2017

50000 mi
There was a paint bubble/deterioration on the hood about the size of a dime. Hood was replaced under warranty. Work was done by local body shop. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

31000 mi

US $3
Adhesive tape had failed on driver side roof line rubber trim piece causing it to flap against the roof at speed. Removed old adhesive tape and used rubber cement to adhere the trim to roof line. 

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2015 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016 Changed the blower unit due to faulty HVAC program 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

10000 mi
Piece of the stow-N-go seat assembly broke off. Had to replace the assembly. Under warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

4500 mi
mixer door was stuck only hot air came out of air vent. 
Jan 2016

4700 mi
Actuator for right side heating and cooling replaced. Problem appeared after the dealer flashed the car for a TSB in January. The same has happened with others. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Manitoba, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

2480 mi
AC not cooling properly. A/C pressure low. Required leak check - None Found. Charged system with 1.81 lbs 
Jun 2017

17360 mi
Passengers side air vents blew very hot air at cold setting intermittently. Air vents blew warm air when both temperature controls were turned to cold. Had to use AC when outside temperatures were above 15'C even on cloudy days. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

24800 mi
Stuck on heat in the right side, not responding to controls. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2017
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

47000 mi
Passenger side door lock assembly would not engage manually or with door or key fob controls. After replacing assembly dealership realized the door will now not disengage from the locked position. I had to leave with a loaner vehicle. Update: fixed it. I was really out of sorts that a new lock assembly on the van was $1,000 + The dealership sent me a survey and I told them how disappointed I was that a van less than 3 years old would need a repair that was almost 1/15th the value if the car. And for a lick a things! Then I got a phone call explaining they were concerned with the marks I gave them on the survey and they would do a good will repair if I would refill out the survey giving them higher marks.  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

10500 mi
Passenger side blows hot air only regardless of heater/air settings. Dealer updated HVAC software to comply with the recall and replaced actuator. 

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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

26000 mi
TSB for noisy idler pulley. 
Aug 2017

61000 mi
engine oil filter mount/cooler leaking oil all over. Covered under engine warranty . 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

4000 mi
Ran rough with a mil. Pulled code for crank position sensor. Dealer cleared code and has been fine ever since. 
Mar 2016

29000 mi

US $260
When rotating tires in December, dealer stripped out 3 lugs on right front wheel. Wasn't noticed until changing out winter tires in March. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

19220 mi
Door trim 
Dec 2015

37200 mi
Transmission kick when changing reverse to foward and first gear to second and they fix with the computer 
Dec 2017

74400 mi

C $100
Brake pad and disk 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Utah, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

34100 mi
Air conditioning rear control 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

12400 mi
A/C would intermittently come on even when not selected by HVAC controls, and no light would indicate it was in use. TSB was applied to reflash HVAC controls - known issue for intermittently blowing cold regardless of setting. 
Mar 2016

30380 mi
Reflash of HVAC module. Part of a customer satisfaction recall to fix blend door sticking issues. 
Nov 2016

34580 mi
Had low frequency rattling noise from rear suspension. Dealer spent about 1.5 hours to diagnose as noisy shock. Required second trip for repair. Update: within 2000km, the noise has returned. Actually was fixed briefly. Either more defective shocks, or was something else disturbed when shocks were replaced. Disappointing. Warranty now over. Noisier than my 19 year old Civic with 362k on the odometer. Still original rear suspension there. 
Feb 2018

48980 mi

C $120
Replaced rear shocks with Monroe OE Spectrum units. Rear suspension is finally quiet! I thought it was just a low speed noise before, but it seems notably quieter on the highway as well. Pleasantly surprised. Hopefully these last longer. Mopar units would not self extend upon removal, even though they are labeled as gas charged. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arizona, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Oct 2014

12500 mi
Small rubber stopper on driver side rear door fell off. Clicking sound in door while driving. Part ordered, not yet repaired 
Nov 2014

15600 mi
small rubber seal spliting on door 
Mar 2015

27000 mi
Blower motor making noise 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

23000 mi
Engine light came on, oil pressure sensor bad, apparently common issue in the Pentastar V6 engine, TSB issued, repaired under warranty Wrapped panel at the base of the rear window 
Dec 2016

31000 mi
Low coolant noted in tank, repair d leak at C clamp at water pump Trunk panel separating from body at glass junction 
Apr 2017

36000 mi
Broken plastic front seat side shield replaced, hatch molding repaired after separating from windows 
Apr 2018

57000 mi

US $550
Change pads and rotors, brakes were noisy and vibrating when hard breaking 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2015 - May 2017
Dec 2015

5580 mi
Whine/Howl noise at 90kph. Dealer replaced 5th and 6th gears and bearings. Noise better but still can be heard. Not present in 4th gear, only 5th or 6th. 
Mar 2016

8680 mi
Engine would crank excessively. Dealer replaced cam sensor and fuel injectors for leaking. Now starts normally 
Sep 2016

10540 mi
Steering wheel controls stopped working reliably. Dealer replaced controls and was then ok. A/C had to be recharged and expansion valve replaced for making noise. Fault only went away because weather warmed up. When temps were cooler, AC would still make noise. 
Feb 2017

13020 mi
Water pump was leaking when temps started going below -20 celcius. Dealer replaced at no charge. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

6000 mi
Passenger sliding door failed to auto-reverse when obstructed. The door became misaligned and no longer closed, impacting the vehicle and re-opening. 
Jul 2014

6700 mi
Sliding door impacted body and failed to close after initial fixes. Required body work and repainting of areas to correct. 
Sep 2015

29000 mi
Drivers door rattled when it was closed. Turns out the wires in the door were bouncing around. The wires were insulated in foam and the rattling stopped. 
Nov 2015

31000 mi
Power Booster was leaking causing ABS to apply brakes randomly. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2013 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

4340 mi
Many trips to the dealer for small things, especially alternator belt and pulley. Struck a deal with the Dealer, - swap at no charge - for 2015. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

8200 mi
Dual zone climate control would not work 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

8000 mi
Gasoline smell under hood after driving fo 30 minutes or more, Smell comes through vents at times. Smell noticeable in enclosed house garage for 2 hours after shutting off. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - May 2018
May 2015

25000 mi
Passenger side climate control stuck blowing full high heat. Internet suggested turning both temp controls back and forth simultaneously might fix. This was attempted on three separate occasions - appears to have worked on 3rd attempt 
Apr 2016

48500 mi
passenger side again blowing heat regardless of temp setting. 'recall' work performed consisting of software update. 
Aug 2017

73000 mi

US $150
Rear Passenger Caliper pin had seized causing rapid uneven wear of pads and rotor. Replaced caliper bracket, pins and boots, brake pads and rotor. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

50000 mi

US $100
Oil sensor went bad and was replaced. Covered by warrantee -- $100 deductible. 
Jun 2018

60100 mi
oil leak in the oil filter housing 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jan 2017
Jul 2014

777 mi
Brand new - literally had it for less than a month with 1200km on it. Dealer suspects camshaft phasers stuck due to possible debris. Code reset, nothing else was done. Issue never came back. Dealer suspects camshaft phasers stuck due to possible debris. Code reset, nothing else was done. Issue never came back. 
May 2015

16509 mi
Air bag light on. Was told air bag would not work in an accident. Open in driver side seat harness was found. Harness part had to be ordered. Replaced under warranty a week later when part came in. Dual climate control not working properly, blowing hot or cold air instead of the opposite. Was part of recall notice. HVAC control module reprogrammed. Issue resolved. 
Jun 2016

17708 mi
Check Engine Light (p0520 code came on). Oil sender unit had to be replaced. Covered under warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

125000 mi

US $950
Engine oil cooler started leaking oil 
Jul 2018

150000 mi
Check engine light came on - Had been driving up steep mountains in Custer State Park in SD. Said low transmission oil pressure. Reset the light and drove over the mountains to Salt Lake City and then back to Minnesota. No issues following regular highways 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

56000 mi

US $780
Starter failed. Replaced. 
Mar 2018

57000 mi

US $760
Plastic piece in lubrication line failed. $50 part $610 labor. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

19700 mi
Check Engine light. Dealership replaced sensor on gas tank. 
Aug 2017

51000 mi
My little blonde daughter abused the sliding door and knocked it off its track. Body shop had to disassemble/reassemble to fix it. 
Dec 2017

56000 mi
Transmission had a slow leak. Dealer re-sealed transmission pan under drivetrain warranty at no charge. 
Jun 2018

65000 mi

US $1600
Alternator worn out and replaced. Refrigerant too low to start AC system. Recharged system. Front struts bad. Replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

27900 mi

C $450
Replaced pads and rotors due to vibration, (warped rotors) 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Indiana, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

80600 mi

US $1000
Front Ac was weak, rear was blowing hot. Found that Rear evaporator was leaking coolant. Rear evaporator and expansion valve were replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

36000 mi

US $35
MIL light indicated that the oil pressure sending unit had an issue. Replaced with updated part (last two letters of p/n AB). 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

42000 mi

US $1300
No Air. Rear Condenser failure, loss of coolant. Replace condenser, recharge. Replace cabin filter, remove mouse nest. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2016

59520 mi
Engine miss, failed camshaft. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

24000 mi
corroded ac lines, causing leaking refrigerant. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

96000 mi
Transmission was engaging harshly from reverse to drive intermittently. Dealer updated PCM. Hood had rust bubbles on the leading edge lip. Chrysler replaced hood under warranty. 

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

77000 mi

US $40
check engine light came on due to oil being old and causing sensors to throw up red flags, so got the oil changed when things settled down after moving and the check engine light disappeared afterwards. the work was done by a local college for free. 

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Missouri, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

10000 mi
left hand sliding door was misaligned. Door was properly aligned, but unfortunately the repair resulted in a rattle that wasn't there before. 
Oct 2013

11000 mi
Transmission is shifting strangely, particularly exhibiting a "flare" in RPM when shifting from 4th to 5th and from 5th to 6th. Also, it sometimes bangs into drive pretty hard when shifting from R to D. They reprogrammed the TCM. Problem has returned. 
Jan 2014

17300 mi
The cold weather has revealed that 4 of the wires in the rear window defroster are not functioning. 
Mar 2014

20000 mi
This is my 3rd trip to try to improve transmission operation. This time I went to a different dealer. They said the same things the first dealer did, but they did do some reprogramming and add'l checks. Shifting is better, tho not perfect 
Apr 2014

21000 mi
Rattle at low speeds. Dealer replaced one rear shock absorber, which cured the problem. As I previously reported, 4 grids in rear window defroster were dead. Entire window, with grids, was replaced by dealer. I assume it works ok now, but weather has been such that no defogging has been necessary. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Rear shocks replaced for third time due to noise. 
Aug 2015

51000 mi
Rough shifting. Torque converter clutch failed, causing facing material to contaminate internals. New TC installed, transmission overhaul kit installed Bubbles like rust at lip of hood. Since hood is aluminum, don't know what caused this. Hood was replaced. 
Oct 2016

72000 mi
defective rear shocks causing clunking noise. Out of warranty on suspension, so I will replace myself. This is the 3rd or 4th time shocks have gotten noisy. 
Apr 2017

81000 mi

US $255
replaced noisy rear shocks 
Dec 2017

97000 mi
Poor shifting problem has been growing.. Had transmission reprogrammed before running out of warranty. For now, shifting is acceptable. 
May 2018

103000 mi

US $385
Developed misfire, tests showed new plugs needed. Didn't cure problem, going back in tomorrow. 
Jun 2018

106000 mi

US $356
The misfire I reported last time that new plugs didn't cure turned out to be a bad oxygen sensor. Car runs normally since it was replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2013

1240 mi
Left Driver Door not aligned Right Power Sliding Door sometimes will not close after it is open. When hit close switch, it will make a tick tick tick sound and not close. Have to manually close it and sort of reset itself until a week or 2 later, might happen again Very low Fluttering sound occurs when slowing down to 40Km & then 20km. Seems coming from rear of driver seat? Not affecting performance or drivability of the vehicle. 
Sep 2014

12400 mi
Replace defective 2nd row heated seat. 
Mar 2015

17980 mi

C $185
Oil Pressure Sensor 
Feb 2016

23560 mi
Power Door Lock 
Jul 2018

35960 mi

C $220
Driver side power window regulator 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

22300 mi
Check-engine light stayed on; oil pressure sending switch had failed; oil pressure was fine. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

10540 mi
Oil pressure sensor was bad. Repaired under warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013 The deflector (mopar) was vibrating at very high speed (120km/hr). They change the deflector for an other brand (Stampede ). More stable and more rigide. The mopar one was really flunky. 
Mar 2014

9300 mi
Nav/audio/Bluetooth system constantly rebooting during very coold weather. Could not reproduce with the dealer 
Apr 2016

37700 mi
Air conditionning was not working. Always hot temperature (rear and passanger side) 
May 2017

45880 mi
No power in the vent - The ventilators are running fine but not a good flow. AC is not cold 
Oct 2017

55800 mi
solenoid failure for climatization 
May 2018

63860 mi

C $500
Noise (like strap on the AC and also a very weird sound for the dash to the back of the car - like a "cow" Yes... a cow...) Change of valve and solenoid. No more repair on warranty. I will wait and see what will happen Repair not successfull. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

26000 mi
Carpet came loose around one 3rd row seat 2/3 seat peg leg. Carpet was tucked back around the edge, but not like factory original and now peg legs will not lay flat when the seat is stowed. 
Aug 2015

38000 mi
Button cap of UConnect stereo/nav unit fell off. Replacement head unit required as they could not just replace the button cap. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
Sep 2013

12000 mi
Trim around front door windows began delaminating 
Aug 2014

34900 mi
Blind spot monitor malfunctioned. Caused compete electrical fritz. Wipers, turn signals, radio; everything went crazy. Sensor replaced, all is well. 
Oct 2014

38700 mi
All electrical. The wire to the main control box had been worn through. It was less than 100 miles out of warranty. Nothing electrical is covered under the 100k warranty. Nothing would work, not the spedometer, radio or odometer. Rubber strip on sliding doors to eliminate wind noise are splitting of off doors. Out off warranty and not too concerning asset moment so no repair. 
Jan 2015

42000 mi
CEL keeps illuminating, throwing transmission codes. Dealer reset codes. Still returning codes 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Netherlands
Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
Jul 2013

620 mi

€80
Brake fluid level wire had a break and was replaced. 
Aug 2014

17520 mi
Steering pump was leaking. Replaced at no cost to me. I had not noticed the leak but the dealer reported it to me when I took it in for an oil change. He caught it before the warranty expired and saved me over $2000. They have my business 
Feb 2015

21780 mi

€275
Replaced blower fan 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Jun 2013

8000 mi
hood latch loose. hood bouncing and rattling. stow and go cover (floor) hinges collapsed after sitting on it. I weigh 130 lbs. So, in no way did my weight have anything to do with it. Have friends that are 250# they sit on theirs with no issues. trans slams into gear when shifting from reverse to drive. Erratic shifting of 6 speed trans at all times. burning or loosing 1-2 quarts of oil every 1000 miles. Consumption test started. dealer stated that it is within acceptable limits! oil change recommended every 10,000 miles. It it burns 2 quarts every 1000. then I will be negative oil. 
Feb 2014

18000 mi
computer reflashed because of harsh shifting reflash for sliding power doors 
Dec 2014

29000 mi
Severe vibration In front end at highway speeds. Nothing found, tires rotated DNS balanced, vibration did not improve. Will he Going back 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

21080 mi
Check engine light on due to leak in evaporative canister. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Oregon, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

6000 mi
The buttons that open the passenger side slider door weren't working. The door could only be opened by pulling the handle, then the electric slide function did the rest. The dealer said it ended up being a part and a programming issue. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Jun 2013

1000 mi
Transmission banging into drive when shifting from reverse or park. Re-programmed transmission computer. 
May 2014

10000 mi
Bangs into drive when shifting from reverse to drive. Problem corrected. No more bangng since van was in shop. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2017
Aug 2017

33000 mi
Windshield washer assembly had to be replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

47000 mi

US $515
Left rear wheel bearing failure. Required total hub replacement. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
Nov 2017

61152 mi

C $500
Sever transmission leaking. The transmission was previously repaired by a dealership before I have bought the car from them.The work was not done properly by the dealership. Oxygen sensor was replaced at 62000 km. Air condition rear vaporizer was replaced at 68000 km. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

67000 mi

US $700
Replaced radiator. Loose clamp in coolant system 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2017
May 2016

10600 mi
Replace 2 "O" rings in AC block. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

22940 mi

C $310
Rear condenser failure which I found is a common problem because of poor engineering. The part is situated behind the rear wheel well and salt is thrown on the part during the winter, causing it to corrode prematurely. The same problem will happen again in about three years time, for a cost 0f $800.00 each time. I had them cut the front line leading to the rear A/C and then cap the front lines. Had it recharged and the front A/C works fine, but no A/C for the rear. Chrysler would not cover the cost. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Jul 2016

50000 mi

US $1000
Bad Oil pressure Sensor. Replaced sensor and manifold gaskets. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

57000 mi

US $25
Replaced Idler Pulley (Accessory belt system). Pulley squealed at low ambient temperatures (10 degrees or less). 
Feb 2017

95000 mi

US $35
Computer signaled Emissions Codes for GasCap, Small Leak, and later on Large Leak. Culprit was Switch/Valve on Vapor Canister (next to rear axle). 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

42000 mi
Transmission had a hard shift at low speed. M38 recall addressed the problem 
Feb 2015

46000 mi
The transmission failed completely and they replaced it under warranty 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

27000 mi
Transmission clunked when shifting. Checked for flash program updates...Also rear quarter vent window switch recall (P25/NHTSA 14V-234) 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

60700 mi

US $400
Driver side power window failure. Very poor design. The entire door assembly and guts needed to be removed and I do mean 100%. the window is wedged in the up position. Parts to fix are only $55 but labor is expected at ~3 hours for a professional. 
Oct 2016

68200 mi

US $250
Parking break cable and harness broke. Cause unknown Misc pieces; armrests and carpet have all broken, peeled off or warped like they are melting head rest passenger side front has a spring loaded mechanism that is intended to pop forward and catch your head if airbags deploy. It sprangout suddenly for no apparent reason and cannot be repaired. Replacement is only option Transmission shifts very rough and sometimes fails to shift up a gear under heavy acceleration. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

43800 mi

C $986
HAD TO CHANGE A REAR WHEEL BEARING AND REPLACED WORN BRAKE PADS 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

29000 mi
Rear blower was making a fluttering/bearing noise. Replaced rear blower. 
Apr 2016

32800 mi
Weather stripping tore on vertical trim piece on driver side sliding door. Replaced under warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

68000 mi
Transmission failed a week after initial repair. Needed to replace more parts. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
Mar 2013

1240 mi
Backup camera was inoperative at time of delivery - head unit replaced (uConnect) 
Sep 2013

8370 mi
Transmission would 'clunk' when selecting gears - dealer reset the computer and indicated that it was a known software issue. Transmission now operates very smoothly. There is an intermittant rattle from the dash, right around the area where the stereo unit is. The issue was not present when I met with the service foreman; issue is not resolved. Squeak from rear - suspected it was third row stow n go; all points lubricated, but squeak persists. May be coming from rear liftgate; will report back when cause is found. Transmission would 'clunk' when selecting gears - dealer reset the computer and indicated that it was a known software issue. Transmission now operates very smoothly. There is an intermittant rattle from the dash, right around the area where the stereo unit is. The issue was not present when I met with the service foreman; issue is not resolved. Squeak from rear - suspected it was third row stow n go; all points lubricated, but squeak persists. May be coming from rear liftgate; will report back when cause is found. 
Nov 2013

10770 mi
Dash rattle repair attempt 2. Demonstrated successfully for shop foreman, but tech could not replicate so no repair attempted... Clicking noise coming from front left wheel when steering moved away from centre (both directions). Diagnosis was that axle nut not properly torqued (!) and allowed for play. Wheel alignment required after axle nut retorqued. Wheel alignment re-done - car pulled badly to the left after previous attempt. 
Jan 2014

12060 mi
Dash rattle repair attempt 3. Defrost vent cover pulled; retaining nut at centre of dash installed incorrectly at factory. Additional washer added to correct nut to plastic trim contact. Issue repaired. 
Jul 2015

36580 mi
Rust on leading edge of the hood. Dime-sized bubble with no paint cracking. Rust also showing on inside edges of doors and liftgate. Dealer had car assessed at bodyshop and repairs were authorized. Traded van before work was started. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013 Transmission clunked when shifting. Checked for flash program updates - all controllers were up-to-date. Cleared variable line pressures and performed "quick learn" procedure. 
Aug 2013

10000 mi
In Economy mode, transmission "clunks" as car slows to 15 mph. 
Dec 2013

18000 mi
Transmission "bumps" when slowing to 15mph in economy mode. 
Oct 2014

24800 mi
The transmission has always "clunked" when slowing to 20 mph in Econo Mode. I was told this is normal. Now the transmission does the same thing in non Econo Mode which it had not done before. Again I was told this is "normal." 
Oct 2015

36800 mi
Replace rear evaporator coil 
Nov 2015

37700 mi

US $123
Intermittent groaning not related to any action such as braking, accelerating, turning, etc. Chrysler bulletin - Starcase #S1324000030 described noise. Replaced front and rear A/C expansion valves and seals. >36000 mi but warranty covered. Cracked driver's side outer bottom seat shield was replaced. 
Jan 2018

64000 mi
Transmission failed, needed replacement. Close to a dealer, able to limp in. Chrysler paid 100% for the new transmission since there was still 26 DAYS left on the original warranty! Interesting they found the "fluid level overfull and burnt," since this was the original fluid that came with the car when new it should not have been overfull. After removing the transmission they found "ferrous debris" and "pump damaged, torque converter failed." A week after the new transmission was installed, the transmission "range sensor" had to be replaced and this was also covered by warranty. 
Jun 2018

67000 mi

US $250
Replaced leaking underbody A/C-Heater line bundle. Chrysler covered cost subject to owner $250 deductible. Original cost estimate was $900. I had to ask the dealership to pursue Chrysler coverage which they would not have done on their own. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

41300 mi
Rear ac wasn't working Rims paint peeling 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2017
Apr 2013

1500 mi
Month-old van failed to start in the morning due apparently to weak battery. Clipped on my motorcycle battery trickle charger for a few hours. Van started fine. Had dealer check systems. Found no problem, dealer reset low voltage fault. 
Dec 2013

17000 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system indicated false low tire pressure. Dealer reset fault. Dealer replaced under warranty a torn rubber seal on right sliding door. 
Mar 2014

20000 mi
I broke a plastic piece on the left side of the driver's seat. Dealer replaced part. 
Apr 2016

51800 mi
Replaced flex plate under powertrain warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2014
Feb 2013

7000 mi
Heated steering wheel quit functioning. Bad clockspring in steering wheel. Hood release not working properly. Replace hood release mechanism. 
Nov 2013

17000 mi
Nav/audio/Bluetooth system freezing 
Oct 2014

29000 mi
The entire dashboard and electronics suite went dead at 80 mph on the highway. Restarted itself about 20 seconds later. Scary. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

620 mi
Makes a noise while idling. Sounds like a diesel. Dealer said intake manifold needed to be replaced. On order. Brought in for several defects. Dealer installed remote start. Damaged shift knob, panel under steering wheel, and dashboard. Replaced shift know, other two on order. Two spots on van that paint did not stick with clearcoat on top. Clearly defective from factory. Dealer offered to paint the panel. Bumper not aligned properly. Whirring noise when slowing down. Still trying to figure this one out. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New Brunswick, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

6820 mi
Side doors rubbing contacting paint on rear wheel well when door was opened. The plastic "wall" of the door hit the flaring of the wheel well. Area started to become scratched. 
Mar 2014

9920 mi
Rattle in Vent system when blowing downwards. Dealer found damaged and malfunctioning baffles inside the dash. Parts ordered and replaced. High pitched whine during very cold (-18C and below) for a few seconds. Origin on noise appeared to be the fan. Dealer was aware of problem but no active TSB. They replaced an Idler Pully and requested I monitor the situation. 
Jan 2015 Heater had two problems 1) Heat would not work reliable unless turned to AC 2) Fan no longer "blasting" on high. 1) Seems fixed 2) Was not fixed, no solution found by dealer (it was the same on other vans in the lot) 
Jun 2018

37200 mi

C $625
Multiple cylinder misfire code. Dealer couldn't figure it out. Not covered by the extended warranty that is on engines made prior to this one. Compression test showed 0% leak so they replaced every sparkplug. A week later van is showing O2 sensor failures. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2016
Sep 2013

8000 mi
Water pump bearing replacemant 
May 2014

12000 mi
Intermittent wipers would shut off. The problem was sporadic snd was not happening when taken in to the dealer. They said the info was not stored and could not find the cause. Suggestion was to take it in while it was happening.  
Nov 2015

26000 mi
They ordered the r rear gull motor. Original metal is rusting from the inside out on the front of the hood. They took pictures of the hood and said they had sent them to Chrysler for further instructions. They said they would let me know what we are doing next. I told them... 
Dec 2015

26000 mi
Needed to replace right rear gull window motor 
Apr 2016

32000 mi
There is rust bubbling under the paint in two areas of the hood The dealer took pictures both in the massena dealerhip and then in the potsdam dealership due to the massesa body shop closing. they called this week stating they have to see te 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Rear blower motor replacement for squeak. 

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

68200 mi
Brake pedal switch was on and car would not start 

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Apr 2015
Nov 2012

14440 mi
When I pressed hard on the gas pedal to pass a vehicle, the pedal stuck and would not release for several seconds. It did it again when I was parked in a parking spot,engine off and floor mat removed. When pressed far enough, it sticks. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Mississippi, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
Jun 2013

27000 mi
Left side sliding door rubbing quarter panel. Interior panel was removed and all the fasteners were replaced to keep panel from rubbing quarter panel when opened & closed 
Oct 2013

33700 mi
Power seat blowing 40amp. fuse. Seat lumbar switch shorted and was replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2018
Mar 2013

3000 mi
Belt area squeaked at low temps at morning startup - and only at that time. Finally the dealership was able to make the problem stop by replacing the idler pulley. 
Oct 2014

11200 mi
Rear brakes malfunctioned causing squealing noise. Dealer found faulty caliper and replaces rear brake system. 
May 2015

15100 mi
climate blew hot air into rear vents when the AC was on 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New Brunswick, Canada
Apr 2013 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

59960 mi
Cylinder head, #6 misfire. Exhaust valve would not seal properly when closed, leading to misfire. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

45880 mi
Rough shifting in and out of gear and when downshifting. Dealer updated software and resolved the problem. 
Mar 2015

60760 mi
Engine light on, rough idling, needed a new left cylinder head, known issue through Chrysler on small number of pentastar motors. Water pump was replaced as well While waiting to bring in for repair. Flex plate in transmission also broke. 
Oct 2015

68900 mi
Transmission shifting very rough into third. Took me going down to the dealer to replicate the issue for them. Broken spring inside the transmission, clutches unevenly worn. Had full rebuild done 
Dec 2016

89900 mi

C $465
Driver side wheel bearing was going, very loud humming. Replaced by shop 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

52000 mi

US $397
Right rear wheel bearing replaced. 
Feb 2016

68600 mi

US $244
Left rear wheel bearing replaced. 
Aug 2017

95000 mi

US $550
Replaced rear wiper motor (and all wiper blades) . Some noise and pulsation. Installed new pads + rotors - front and rear. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

9000 mi
Stability Control warning light on. Replaced dynamic sensor. 
Jan 2013

16000 mi
Alternator failed. Repaired under warranty. 
Jul 2015

30500 mi
Check engine light for one cylinder miss. Left side cylinder head was replaced. Problem is known to Chrysler. No cost. 
Feb 2018

46000 mi

US $400
I had pulled the end off the parking brake cable by setting it with too much force. Cable and foot perl (all one part) were replaced. 
Apr 2018

47000 mi

US $400
Window regulator failed. Replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

49000 mi

US $100
Driver window regulator broke, replaced under extended warranty. However, receipt said replace defective window regulator which leads to me believe this an issue with this model. 
Dec 2017

56000 mi

US $180
Replaced front and rear discs and pads Battery died, replaced it 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2013

3100 mi
tranny harsh shift from zero to first gear 
Mar 2015

19840 mi
one of the Fobs stopped functioning and was replaced. 
Jul 2015

22420 mi
had to change a stuck PCV valve new style soooo if changed out of warranty will cost over $108...plus labour....new style PCV alone is around $60.....usual style PCV is usually around $3 to $10...so what a rip off 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

60760 mi

C $480
Front right wheel getting hot. Serviced front and rear brakes. Replaced rear left rotor with scratches. Replaced rear brake pads. 
Nov 2012

7440 mi
no work done. But I noticed the TPMS seems to be unreliable. I switch on my winter tires and steel rims w/o TPMS. I expected the TPMS alert to come on but it didn't, even after I drove with winter tires for a week. 
Aug 2013

15500 mi

C $90
I was driving on highway and heard squealing from the back. I stopped the van and found out that the passenger rear side of the brake was extremely hot and could smell burned rubber. The dealer checked and said the rear brakes seized. I was driving on highway and heard squealing from the back. I stopped the van and found out that the passenger rear side of the brake was extremely hot and could smell burned rubber. The dealer checked and said the rear brakes siezed. 
Feb 2015

31700 mi
high pitched whining noise lasted about 5-30 seconds in sub-zero cold weather during cold start. Idle pulley was replaced as per TSB. 
Aug 2015

37640 mi
Reported rough shifting issues to dealer. The dealer ended up rebuilding the transmission. After the rebuilt shifting is somewhat better but still no where near what I would call smooth shifting. 
Jan 2017

56420 mi

C $360
Battery light came on while driving. Mechanic said alternator failed and as a result battery was not charing. Replaced alternator. 
Apr 2017

57660 mi

C $35
Rear left caliper pins rusted and seized, causing deep scratches and grooves on 6-month old rotor. 
Aug 2017

60760 mi

C $484
Brakes making noise. Had brake service performed and replace rear brake pads and rear-left rotor. A few swollen lug nuts were replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

21700 mi
Temperature control unit replaced. 
Aug 2016

84560 mi

C $190
transmission cooler line replaced after it started to leak at the connection with the radiator. 
Nov 2016

87860 mi

C $160
Thermostat replacement, had failed. Oil sensor due to code. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

124000 mi

C $90
rear sliding door actuator needed replacing for the lock 
Jun 2017

142600 mi

C $150
brakes 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2017
Apr 2017

113000 mi

US $1000
Engine cam replaced then blew up at dealer Dealor replaced with new engine for $1000 deductible. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2018
Jan 2016

57000 mi
vacuum assist vacuum assist 
Sep 2016

65000 mi
replaced shifting cable 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

102300 mi

C $1300
Flex plate And trans oil and filter 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2014

39680 mi

C $319
Had random brake pads rubbing around all wheels. Eventually right rear pad wore through and gouged the rotor. Found rear wheel cylinders and parking brake mechanism sized, Replaced calipers, rotor and pads. So far stopped random brake probl. 
Jul 2016

56100 mi

C $708
Replaced the alternator. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

13640 mi

C $1
Control arm bearings wore out. Replacement by dealership estimated at 1100 before taxes. I took it to a private repair shop and it was repaired for 791 including taxes. 
Jul 2017

17980 mi

C $150
New rotors and pads for the 4th time in less than 30,000 kms. Finally put ceramic on. Will see if these last better. Replace muffler 
Aug 2017

18600 mi

C $850
After 4 rotor replacements in less than 30 thousand km I decided to go to a private repair shop and have ceramic rotors and Pads put on all around. The dealer rotors rotted out every 6 months costing me 450 to 500 each time. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

114700 mi

C $1800
rear tubing and evaporator suddenly leaked down, was corroded 
Oct 2017

120900 mi

C $40
Horrible noise in AC - thought it was related to the previous repair, but seems to be in the compressor. Didn't fix, as everything seems to work. 
Dec 2017

126480 mi

C $1300
Battery suffered from alternator failure and also failed Alternator failed and was replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alaska, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Apr 2015

54000 mi
PCV system pressure error. Mechanic did not tighten oil fill cap. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
May 2015

36620 mi
Automatic transmission hose leak. Replaced hoses or o-rings. Rear sliding doors internal panels rubs against the rear wheels wells. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alabama, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

60000 mi
It needed the fuel injectors cleaned mainly. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Washington, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

59900 mi

US $400
Rear shocks replaced 
Nov 2014

61000 mi

US $700
Frunt struts worn causing clunking in front end 
Dec 2016

80000 mi

US $800
Driver side window fell into door breaking brackets, regulator and window. Regulator failure. Hvac control head failure, fix attempted but unsuccesdful. Needs full replacement, elected to not do so. 

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
Feb 2014

111840 mi

C $1
replaced alternator 
Dodge Grand Caravan in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
Aug 2012

17500 mi
Some electrical problem with the power seats. It is not fixed yet. 

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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 Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2018
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. 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

29500 mi
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. 
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 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 Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2016
Feb 2012

13800 mi
Door squeek 
Apr 2012

15500 mi
Fixed door squeek 
Apr 2013

28500 mi
Rattle near rear suspension. 
Mar 2014

38000 mi

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

52400 mi
Replaced rear evaporator. 
Apr 2016

62000 mi

US $400
Replaced door latch on sliding door. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

52700 mi

C $1000
Replace front calipers and rotors, replace rear rotors and pads all around. This is 1st replacement on the front and the second on the rear 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
May 2012

28300 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

34300 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 South Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

52300 mi

US $500
Battery light lit up while driving. No voltage coming from alternator. Dealer diagnosed for $100 and then offered repair for another $398 vs selling an alternator for $360, so I had them replace. 
Mar 2015

70000 mi

US $15
The passenger rear caliper had come loose. Apparently the last technician had stripped the slider and the bolt backed out over time. New sliders and bolts fixed the issue. 
Sep 2017

129000 mi
Recall repair 
Mar 2018

138000 mi

US $125
Torque converter was failing causing a CEL and failed to lockup. I replaced myself. The cost would have been $1200 approx at a shop. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2012

15500 mi

C $190
Minivan started to squeak randomly off and on by itself starting on the 11th month after ownership. I had to take it to the dealership twice to have it diagnosed and fixed properly. Chrysler refused to honor any warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2012

11160 mi
Rear brakes seized while driving. Smoke and smell of burning. Took to the dealer. 
Jun 2012

12400 mi
Van was shifting irregularly, especially between 75 and 80 kilometers per hour...thats about 50 miles per hour..was told the torque converter was locking up and failing to release between gears 
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 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

21900 mi
Rear shocks were replaced after "thunk" noise noticed. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

18360 mi

C $550
Rear brakes seized. Replaced rear pads/rotors. Serviced front and rear brakes 
Sep 2013

32860 mi

C $500
Rear brake service required due to constant squealing. Same issue occurred one year ago. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2018
Jan 2013

12300 mi
We had a one time rough engine start. The dealer found a TSB that suggested replacing the cam phasers 
Apr 2017

86000 mi

US $900
replacement of rear calipers, rotors, pads-- calipers seized 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
May 2011 - May 2013
May 2013

35000 mi
Seal in transmission went bad, needed replaced. Also flashed update for recall on transmission shift points 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

19540 mi
M38 reflash 
Jun 2013

26660 mi
Driver side sliding door hitting rear fender and latch when closing the door. 
Nov 2013

30380 mi
Sliding doors sagging and hitting door jambs. Driver side sliding door rubbing rear quarter panel again. 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
Rear heating/cooling stuck on HOT 
Feb 2014

32200 mi
Front passenger climate control stuck on HOT Sliding doors rubbing on rear quarter panels again 
Nov 2014

40300 mi
1 Key Fob Remote didn't work 1 key fob remote intermittent in operation Rear climate control can't blow cold air. Fixed with a software update. 
Feb 2015

40300 mi
Rear calipers seized Rear parking brake stuck on 
May 2015

42160 mi
Parking brake seized on again. Parking brake pedal failed. 
Jun 2016

50220 mi
Rear climate control stuck on floor vent. Cleared code and ok. 
Jun 2017

58900 mi

C $265
Checked rear brakes - NFF Factory key fobs not working again. Warranty wouldn't replace 2nd factory key, even though the first one was already replaced under warranty about a year ago. Rattle/clunk in front end of vehicle 
Jun 2018

67580 mi
Steering pump replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Apr 2017
Jan 2012

5580 mi
UCONNECT SOFTWARE NEEDED AN UPDATE 
Mar 2015

44640 mi

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

51460 mi

C $381
Replace O2 sensor 
Dec 2015

52080 mi
Premature rust on leading edge of hood & dealer painted and installed a new hood free of charge. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
Jun 2014

40300 mi
had transmission codes read a couple of times not shifting into higher gear unless shifted to neutral and back to drive nothing came on up in the way of codes. It has been fine since 
Mar 2017

89900 mi

C $712
Tappet noise. Replaced 12 tappet, 12 arms, 1 camshaft, 14 gaskets, 4 seals. $525 labour, $215 parts plus taxes total $859. Includes oil change . 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

76880 mi

C $550
Rear calipers had brake fluid leaking, needed to be replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Jul 2014

77880 mi
AC coming out of driver side while extreme heat out of passenger side. Issues is same in winter, haven't had time to take to dealer. 
Apr 2015

96720 mi
Problem with the AC. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

74000 mi

US $895
Passenger sliding door wont lock. Dealer changed actuator in door panel. 
Feb 2016

77700 mi

US $428
Automatic Climate control blowing hot air on a hot day. Replaced air temp sensor and airtemp connector kit. 
Oct 2017

89000 mi

US $1500
The TIPM (power module) failed and had to be replaced and reprogrammed... 
Dodge Grand Caravan in South Dakota, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

117000 mi

US $500
Power doors getting worse as vehicle gets older. Track and chain broke and needed replacing. That is the only dollars of repair ever to this vehicle. Doors rattle and don't close well though. 
Jul 2016

126200 mi

US $500
Sliding power door chain broke and required replacement. The doors just plain sucks and haven't worked properly since day 1. However we have owned this vehicle since new and that is the only issue 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
May 2011

1120 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 Idaho, United States
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

89000 mi

US $60
Thermostat failed and check engine light came on. Thermostat was replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2017
Oct 2013

24480 mi
Rubber from running board and sideview mirror started to buckle Automatic sliding door not working on passenger side 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

80000 mi
This van has been blessed with intermittent electrical issues such as: HVAC control head intermittently not controlling HVAC for certain zones. Intermittent tire pressure sensor loss of signal, Intermittent cruise control not switching on 
Jun 2016

97000 mi

US $340
Rear evaporator let go. Replaced rear evaporator, rear expansion valve, and filter drier. Evacuated and recharged 40.5 oz of R134a. 
Jul 2016

97700 mi

US $100
Intermittent loss of power, check engine light flashing during power loss. Was able to drive vehicle home and check for codes. P0300 on bank two was the only hard code. Determined Bank two Sensor one oxygen sensor faulty. Replaced Sensor. 
Sep 2016

101000 mi

US $110
Left rear wheel bearing howling. Repalaced wheel bearing Rear shocks very noisy. Replaced noisy shocks 
Oct 2016

102200 mi

US $150
Right rear wheel bearing developed noise - replaced wheel bearing. 
Feb 2017

108000 mi

US $65
Transmission cooler lines leaking. Replaced cooler lines 
Apr 2017

110000 mi

US $180
Rear evaporator connection tube corroded and caused leak. 
May 2018

12400 mi

US $125
Right front wheel bearing making noise. Replaced right front wheel bearing. 
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 Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Jan 2016

C $80
Fuel Pump relay issue. The whole fuse box will need to be replaced as the relay is soldered right on the board. The part that needs replacing is called TIPM. End up bypassing the relay 
Jul 2016

74780 mi

C $67
This year all I have been doing is recharging and takes few weeks before I can feel warm air again. Took to a mechanic and said that the AC was empty and they wanted to charge it with DYE and charge me over $200, but declined and did it mysf Car seen by another mechanic and they did more thorough check and confirmed that there may be leaks somewhere but will charge AC and check back in a few days 
Nov 2016

80580 mi

C $180
The rear shocks are leaking and mechanic replaced both of them 
Jul 2017

85560 mi

C $100
The driver side window switched stopped working. I'm able to lower the driver side window but takes lots of force to take it back up. The other windows are not affected. The driver side window switch was replaced 
Jul 2018

98580 mi

C $100
I kept getting check engine light and usually would go away, but this time it stayed on. I contacted the nationwide warranty as I had purchased warranty when I bought my used van (bad choice) and they said it was covered. Took the van to the mechanic and after few days of running diagnostic, they concluded that a part within the transmission will need to be replaced (do not remember the name). He told me that another shop will have to do that as he cannot do the repair. He took the car to the other mechanic and after few days it was ready for pickup. No more check engines 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2016
Jun 2013

45000 mi

US $968
Warning light for torque converter, replaced. WONDERFUL SERVICE FROM MY LOCAL DODGE DEALER. ALL COSTS WERE COVERED BY MANUFACTURE. DEALER EVEN ASKED TO TEST DRIVE IT 2 DAYS AFTER REPAIR, AS A FOLLOW UP. WONDERFUL SERVICE FROM MY LOCAL DODGE DEALER. ALL COSTS WERE COVERED BY MANUFACTURE. DEALER EVEN ASKED TO TEST DRIVE IT 2 DAYS AFTER REPAIR, AS A FOLLOW UP. 
Jun 2015

75000 mi
PISTON MISS FIRE . REPLACED CYLINDER HEAD ETC. WHILE UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTEE. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Utah, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

45700 mi

US $238
Would not engage starter occassionally 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

63000 mi

US $564
master cylinder started leaking which also caused the brake booster to go bad. both were replaced. 
Oct 2015

72154 mi

US $125
pcm was flashed . was told to replace the old pcm ,by an independent repair facility. because it was bad that was not the problem. original problem alternator failed replaced with new alternator that proved to be defective as well. once another new alternator was installed problem was fixed. 
Jan 2016

82000 mi

US $70
front brakes needed to be done I bought the pads and rotors the amount paid was for labor. 
Apr 2018

103000 mi

US $575
front right control arm with bushings and ball joints replaced 
May 2018

106000 mi

US $395
there was recall for the airbag possibly going off by accident . all that connected to that was repaired under warranty. was told clock spring was bad so had that replaced as well. costs are just for the clock spring part . 

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

44000 mi

US $600
rebuilt transmission, and replaced torque converter and pump, after previous replacement of torque converter and pump, shop should have replaced transmission the 1st time at 37800 mi but did a sloppy fix while under warranty 

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

11780 mi
Airbag light does not turned off. Dealer replaced a defective sensor on passenger side. Left sliding door side panel rubs the rear fender when opening and closing the door and you can see a white mark/paint and a scratch on the fender. 

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