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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 316 repairs.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (46%)

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Chart based on 229 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Grand Caravan in Indiana, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 TPMS sensor failure likely due to age of battery in transmitter. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

60000 mi

US $225
Front end vibrating at speeds above 55 MPH. First they balanced the front tires and then they decided that the rear brakes (Caliper) was locking up causing the issue. The replaced both rear calipers, rotors and pads. The front caliper locked up making the car undriveable. Had to spend the night n a hotel due to unavailable part. Experienced a serious storm over night causing major power outages which added to the probelm delaying the trip. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

62000 mi

US $111
Driver lock and window unit began not working, continual activating and causing battery to die. Noticed when rained, door would fill with water. Finally unit quit working at all. Owner after part ordered caused by prev repair done wrong. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Indiana, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
Nov 2009

13000 mi
Reflashed TCM to resolve rough shift 
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Aluminum alloy wheels started corroding. Corrosion was in center and outer edges of wheels. Dealer took pictures of the defects and submitted them to the manufacturer(Chrysler). Chrysler approved for two wheels to be replaced. 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $280
Under Drive solenoid failure code threw. Turned out just to be water in the wiring harness. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

128000 mi

US $395
Both front and back calipers were shot, right rear caliper was stuck in the "activated" and destroyed the rotor/pads as well as the tire pressure sensor. Our maxcare lifetime warranty covered most of the parts/labor. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

US $592
Abs,brake,Esp,Traci light come on part #_68030939AB-module anti-lock brake 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 The GPS/Nav head unit was sporadically not working. The head unit was replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2014
Jan 2009

2000 mi
Vacuum hose was loose. 
Dec 2010

34000 mi
Power steering pump making noise, because it had lost fluid. Dealer did not want to fix under warranty. Dealer finally flushed and refilled Power Steering pump, could not find leak. 
Jun 2012

55000 mi
Recall on airbag module. Airbag light on. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Oregon, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

32095 mi
Waranty replacement of L/F axel shaft because C/V boot leaking.  
Dodge Grand Caravan in Oregon, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

3000 mi
Defective seat belt latch. Repaired defective seat belt latch. Power sliding doors would often not shut. My GIG entertainment/Nav system randomly deletes settings, media, and contacts. 
Jun 2008

7000 mi
Passenger front door clunks during start or stop. 
Aug 2008

13000 mi
Doors are clunking worse than ever, keeps getting worse. Person who would normally work on the problem was out sick, so an appointment was rescheduled which fell in following month. The top of the rear bumper had faulty fasteners from the factory. The bumper top comes loose and bows (especially in heat). There is an existing TSB related to the problem. 
Sep 2008

13000 mi
Bumper plastic was bowed. Replaced clips and scratch plate. Driver and Passenger doors clunking all the time. They tried a special "lube" on the seals, it did not correct the issue. They put noise monitors all over and drove around, and then took apart a couple of the doors and made some adjustments. 
Oct 2008

15000 mi
Door still clunking. Same as previously. 
Nov 2008

15000 mi
Still working on solving the noise from driver side doors. Noise worse after this trip to dealer. 
Dec 2008

16000 mi
Door making worse noise. Dealership couldn't fix it yet again. They now refuse to look at the problem any further.  
Mar 2009

20000 mi

US $10
Plastic "guard" underneath engine came loose, and was hanging down hitting debris on the road. Replaced mounting screws to secure guard to frame. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2011
Jul 2009

20000 mi
Low speed hard shifting 2-3, 3-4 
Aug 2009

20000 mi

US $2
Hard shifts Front bumper came loose around lights 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2017
Oct 2009

17000 mi
Replaced leaky radiator cap Adjusted power sliding doors due to ultra-sensitive "phantom" obstacle detection noisy front struts exterior mirror-mounted LED blinker lenses fell off (both sides) clear coat on alloy wheels cracking misaligned rear wiper adjusted front struts replaced replaced exterior mirror-mounted LED blinkers (both sides) all 4 alloy wheels replaced 
May 2011

32700 mi

US $40
Front parking brake cable broke. Purchased new cable and replaced; now fully functional. 
Oct 2011

36800 mi
Replaced front brake caliper. Power sliding door pulley mechanism at bottom came detached, preventing door from closing. Repaired myself by re-attaching parts. 
Mar 2012

42000 mi

US $30
Rear lift support struts replaced 
Dec 2012

51000 mi
sliding door mechanism again fell apart, had to tighten bolt 
Jun 2016

93000 mi

US $330
One rear caliper was stuck, slide bolts on other side were stuck, so had to replace both plus new pads and rotors 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $240
4 TPMS sensors replaced (batteries dead) 
Jun 2017

100000 mi
rear brake caliper replaced under warranty 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2008 - Jul 2009
Jul 2008

3000 mi
TO replace a buckled scuff pad on rear bumper 
Aug 2008

4000 mi
Windshield Honking noise repaired with silicone caulking. 
Jul 2009

15000 mi
The driver side sliding door would open on its own and often would not close all the way. Never happened while car turned on. They kept reflashing it and said "could not duplicate." They did purchase the van back but it was not a lemon law purchase. 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

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

107000 mi

US $100
new replacement headlight assemblies. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2016
Feb 2014

100500 mi

US $1200
needed a new catalytic converter to pass emissions test. 
May 2014

105500 mi

US $130
System had leaked out all of its refrigerant. Recharged it with dye, and checked for leaks. 
Jun 2014

106000 mi

US $120
Replaced front rotors (did the rear ones too for good measure) 
Feb 2015

119500 mi

US $125
Shift lever. Electrical switch broke. Car never knew when it was in park and wouldn't release key. 
Jun 2016

147000 mi

US $100
2 cans of freon 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

59520 mi
HAD TO REPLACE LEFT REAR WHEEL BEARING. 
Jan 2012

57660 mi
FAULTY TAILGATE SWITCH---INTERIOR LIGHTS WOULD NOT GO OFF--DASH INDICATED THE TAILGATE WAS NOT CLOSED--BUT IT WAS. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Sep 2020
Jun 2012

76880 mi

C $40
Check engine light would activate, then clear, then re-activate a few days later. Go out again, re-activate 
Jul 2012

78120 mi

C $200
Replace EGR valve and gasket 
Mar 2014

111600 mi

C $186
Ignition key would turn but not start the car. Computer chip apparently faulty. Key replaced with a new key. 
Apr 2014

112500 mi

C $333
Replace water pump to lower rad hose tube and replaced intake manifold gasket 
Nov 2014

122760 mi

C $400
Coolant leak 
May 2015

133320 mi
Replace wireless ignition module per recall 
Apr 2016

148780 mi

C $531
Replace left front and right front struts with quick-strut assembly 
Jun 2016

151900 mi

C $250
Toggle switch for driver's power window broke. had to replace entire unit. 
Jan 2017

163680 mi

C $175
Replaced actuator for the heating system 
Feb 2017

164580 mi

C $82
Replaced rear window windshield wiper arm, cover and blade. 
Apr 2017

168020 mi

C $856
Replace left front and left rear hub assemblies. 
Jun 2017

169260 mi

C $600
Radiator leaking 
Oct 2017

175460 mi

C $356
Replace intake gasket 
Jun 2018

185559 mi

C $270
Multifunction switch malfunctioning. Wipers would not turn off, no signal lights, no windshield washers, no high beams. 
Apr 2019

197780 mi

C $97
Replace left outer tie rod end 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Missouri, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

95000 mi

US $200
Losing freon. Had to replace High pressure hose, expansion block and freon. Losing freon. Had to replace High pressure hose, expansion block and freon. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2010

69280 mi
Replaced AC High Pressure Hose, EVAC and Recharged 
Nov 2010

85518 mi
Replaced both front wheel bearings 
Mar 2011

94442 mi
Removed console and replaced HVAC Grommet and Tube 
Jul 2013

107460 mi

C $490
Diagnose, Remove and Replace EGR valve 
Oct 2015

116760 mi

C $220
Transmission slipping a bit on cold start-up. Flushed transmission to see if problem could be corrected. 
Dec 2015

117800 mi

C $892
Rear brake callipers seized. Replaced both rear callipers, rear brake pads & machined rotors; brake fluid flush Both rear brake callipers seized. Replaced both rear callipers, brake pads and machined rear rotors. Brake fluid flush 
Sep 2017

124046 mi

C $590
Replacement of heater hose assembly due to coolant leakage. Coolant flushed and replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2018
Dec 2014

67000 mi

US $150
EGR valve solenoid failure 
Jul 2016

83000 mi

US $1000
Replaced pads and rotors all around, and R rear calipers. Was grinding and didn't want to wait 2 weeks till inspection. R rear caliper was discovered inop and replaced. 
Sep 2016

86000 mi
Was the TPIM failing, basically the main fuse/control box. This is a known weak spot within FCA for many Mopar vehicles from 2007-2015. 
May 2017

98000 mi

US $595
Replaced leaking front main seal and leaking head gaskets 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

50000 mi

US $3000
Overall paint job necessary due to clearcoat starting to come off in some areas on all body panels, needed to be fixed before it got worse. Done probably a little sooner than planned due to an accident and it was going to the shop anyway. 
Sep 2016

52000 mi

US $100
Split Y-pipe hose from engine to front/rear heater cores was leaking. Ended up replacing both even though the send was the only one with problems. 
Oct 2017

68962 mi

US $261
Took it in to check due to squealing brakes (seemingly from the front). They are fine and still squealing...rear pads were shot and rotors damaged. Pads and rotors replaced. Left rear caliper sticking after brake work, caliper replaced. 
Nov 2017

70013 mi

US $443
Coolant leaking. Replaced intake manifold gasket. Fluid Flush. 
Mar 2018

74687 mi

US $174
Window regulator broke, window glass fell down into the door. Regulator replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

156000 mi
Battery light came on on the dash. Took it to Autozone to get it tested (battery was purchased there less than a year ago). Alternator tested fine, but battery was corroding. Autozone replaced battery. 
Sep 2015

156000 mi

US $1000
Battery light came on again. This time the ScanGauge was connected and displayed voltage between 11.5 and 12.5v. Took van to Autozone to test and it tested bad. Bought new alternator and replaced it. Car won't start. receiving many odd OBD2 errors that don't seem to apply C2000, U2500, C2100, etc. Sounds like Starter engaging, but not spinning. Bench tested OK. Checked all relays, grounds. Probably the TIPM, which includes the voltage regulator. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

78500 mi

US $15
A/C was not as cold as it should be - operating pressure not within spec. Added one can of R-134a. Pressures and temperature drop now within specs. 
Aug 2013

78000 mi

US $30
MyGIG entertainment system experienced random reboots/unable to copy CDs to hard drive. Replaced hard drive. System now functions properly. 
May 2014

88000 mi

US $30
A/C was not as cold as it should be - operating pressure not within spec. Added two cans of R-134a, 1 oz stop leak and UV leak detection dye. Pressures and temperature drop now within specs. 
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $100
Radiator started leaking at metal/plastic seam. Replaced radiator, issue resolved. 
Dec 2014

93000 mi

US $25
Engine oil leak at oil pan gasket. Replaced gasket, issue resolved. 
Feb 2015

93600 mi

US $135
Parking brake froze on left rear caliper, destroying brake pads on that side. Replaced one caliper and rear pads on both sides. 
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $310
ABS/TCS/Brake warning lights on dash. Diagnosed as internal ABS module failure. Replaced ABS module and had dealer program the new module. 
Apr 2015

95000 mi

US $110
Oil leak at front crankshaft seal. Replaced seal. Fluid leak at transmission cooler lines. Replaced lines. 
Aug 2016

110000 mi

US $20
Failure of low-tone horn. OE part unavailable from Chrysler. Replaced with aftermarket unit - normal horn operation restored. 
Oct 2016

112800 mi

US $105
HVAC blower motor was extremely noisy. Removed blower assembly and found rust on bearings and fan shaft. Replaced blower motor assembly. 
Jan 2017

115000 mi

US $155
Traction Control and Stability Control dash lights on, along with random, inappropriate ABS activation. DTCs indicated failure of air bag clockspring. Replaced clockspring assembly. 
Feb 2017

116794 mi

US $72
Check Engine light on. DTCs indicated failed electronics in EGR valve. Replaced EGR valve. Oil leak from rear valve cover gasket. Replace front and rear valve cover gaskets. 
May 2017

118627 mi

US $200
Rear air conditioning stopped cooling. Replaced rear evaporator and expansion valve, and recharged system. Rear A/C operation restored. 
Mar 2018

127269 mi

US $35
Plastic thermostat housing cracked, causing total loss of engine coolant. Replaced thermostat housing and re-filled coolant. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - May 2018
Dec 2010

52000 mi

US $270
Both outer front tie rods loose, replaced both. 
Feb 2011

53700 mi
Wheel bearings were noisy, Chrysler recalled. 
Dec 2012

74000 mi

US $470
Heater hose assembly was leaking coolant and needed replacement. 
Feb 2013

76300 mi

US $225
Vehicle started locking doors automatically. Symptoms got worse, making it difficult to get into the van. Discovered problem was the key fob, had to replace. 
Nov 2013

81000 mi

US $450
Transmission gasket leaking, was replaced. 
Sep 2014

88000 mi

US $1500
Head gasket needed replacement, $1250. Also replaced leaking power steering line, $250. 
Dec 2014

89000 mi

US $750
WIN module for ignition went bad, as seems to happen with these vans. Van wouldn't start, towed to dealer for repair. 
Oct 2015

93300 mi
Recall repair - Wireless ignition node module. Car does not start sometimes. Problem continues after repair. 
Jun 2016

99000 mi

US $700
Rear brake calipers and rotors replaced, front rotors sanded. 
Sep 2016

102000 mi

US $430
Vehicle would not start consistently. Replaced ground wire and starter. 
May 2017

106000 mi

US $350
Replaced pads and rotors for front brakes 
Dec 2017

110000 mi

US $680
Radiator had a leak. Replaced radiator and coolant. 
Mar 2018

112000 mi

US $610
ABS Module was replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Nov 2012
Dec 2009

10000 mi
Back up camera was slow to turn on when first starting the van. Dealer replaced radio under warranty. 
Oct 2010

18000 mi

US $50
warranty brake pad and gas cap modification. 
Jun 2011

23000 mi
one power sliding door had screw fall out 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Feb 2012
Dec 2011

55000 mi

US $250
Heater hose from radiator at Y connection leaking. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

29000 mi
Replaced front wheel bearings - they were failing and were replaced under un-documented warranty service. 
Dec 2016

48000 mi

US $150
Frozen Caliper - required new caliper, rotoes and pads. TPMS came on. When checking tire pressure, cheap white metal valve stem broke and tire went flat. Required new valve stem, valve and tire pressure sensor for this tire. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

395 mi
Sliding rear door would not close all the way - needed a reflash software update. Passenger side power sliding door stops at closing at 90% and reopens even though nothing is in the way. Also electronics do not come on upon starting vehicle (still open, not repaired) 
Oct 2008

6000 mi
Doors Not shutting all the way and rear hatch stopped at closing at 20% and reopened. 
Mar 2009

12000 mi
Rear hatch not closing all the way when using the power door closing mechanism if door has been open for more than 5 minutes or so. Sometimes power sliding doors do not close either. 
Dec 2010

33000 mi
Air Bag light was on, the recall was for something in the side door and it ended up shorting the air bag module Air bag module replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2008

10000 mi
The engine has had a rough idle since I had it. I had hoped it would smooth out, but it did not. I suspect it idles a little too lean, but they said they checked everything, injectors, spark plugs, etc. If it gets worse I am to take it back. 
Nov 2009

23000 mi
Noticed antifreeze on driveway on trip. Went by dealer who found hairline crack in Plastic radiator in the neck. No radiator so I called home dealer and had one ordered. This is a little confusing. My first trip was on the road and they discovered what the problem was, but had no radiator. The second trip was to the nearest dealer (40 Miles) where they replaced the radiator and recovered and recharged A/C. 
Jun 2010

36000 mi
Rear windshield wiper and washer most of the time does not work. It worked while it was there, but they did order a switch which has not yet been installed The car was making a noise that seemed to be in the front end varying with speed, but not exactly. It was a whine, but changed sounds. It would not do it for them. The same noise of problem 2 trip one got worse on vacation. I was on vacation and went to a dealer that was 50 miles away from where I was staying. They immediately found a bad left front wheel bearing, but had to order it. They replaced the left front wheel bearing at 35000 miles. The mechanic said it was trashed. 
Jul 2010

36000 mi
Rear Windshield wiper did not work. They ordered a switch and replaced it. Now it works. 
Jun 2013

76000 mi

US $191
The electric radiator cooling fan assembly was not working. I noticed this on a trip. I ordered one online and replaced it. 
Nov 2016

118200 mi
I replaced the stabilizer bar bushings and the left strut bearing was making a noise so I replaced that also. 
Mar 2017

124000 mi

US $377
The front left window regulator broke and the window slid down. 
Nov 2017

131000 mi
The passenger front window switch stopped working. I can operate it from the driver's side and did not replace the switch. Also the driver's side switch does not work for the sliding door window. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2011
Jan 2009

10000 mi
Ignition switch does not always return to on position from start position.  Sliding doors sometimes won't close. 
Jan 2010

26000 mi
Center overhead storage wouldn't stay up. 
Jun 2010

35000 mi
p0032, p0038 
Aug 2010

37600 mi
Transmission shot, replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

17000 mi
Satellite radio quit working, HVAC controls quit working twice, power slider door doesn't always close. 
Feb 2011

45000 mi

US $80
Power steering leak. Clamp replaced, problem returned one week later. Currently awaiting part to arrive to fix again. 
Mar 2011

46000 mi

US $200
Multiple Power Steering leaks. All lines had to be replaced after dealer attempted to just replace clamps. Leaks kept appearing. 
Jun 2012

63000 mi

US $20
Rear lift gate latch would not release. Had to tear apart entire door to even get door to open. 
Nov 2012

68000 mi

US $150
Bad bearings, very loud when driven. Wheel hub replaced on right side, now left side needs to be replaced. 
Dec 2012

71000 mi

US $200
Terrible noise when driving, afraid tire was going to fall off. Entire driver side wheel hub replaced, passenger side replaced month previous. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi

US $200
Heater connection sprung a leak, spraying coolant all over engine. Dealer only part, needed simple Y connector, had to buy entire assembly for $150. This is something they keep in stock, has to be replaced on most vans. Ridiculous. 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $600
Radiator replaced, cracked and leaking 
Mar 2015

107000 mi

US $100
Heater bypass hose, failed again at Y junction. This hose has to be replaced about every 3 years, as this is the second time I've replaced it due to a plastic part failure 
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $100
thermostat replaced due to Cooling System Performance code Alternator locked up Cooling System Performance code still present after replacing thermostat. Dealer determined all gaskets had failed and engine was leaking coolant and oil Cooling System Performance code still present. Dealer kept van for 4 days, determined temperature sensor was bad 
Aug 2015

117800 mi

US $200
Oil pan was leaking significantly. Gaskets replaced. 
Sep 2016

131000 mi

US $900
Replaced fuel injector, wires, plugs 
Dec 2016

136000 mi

US $200
Left inner tie-rod cracked, outer threads stretched. Both inner and outer replaced 
Nov 2017

143000 mi
Alternator failed while driving. Van towed to shop. Part replaced under warranty, was previously replaced 18 months prior. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Apr 2010

44000 mi
AC won't work- 
Jun 2010

49000 mi

US $120
Discovered problem w/ AC in March but only got it fixed in June. Attempted to work with dealer & Dodge corporate but got nowhere. Bought new hose from dealer for $24 and had friend install it & fill refrigerant for under $100. 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

175-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2015
Nov 2007

3000 mi
Rattles when going over bumps, noticable mostly at speeds 30mph or less. Some minivans came from the factory with door seals not properly lubricated. Already a TSB on this. Seals were soaked in silicone lubricant solving problem so far. Rear bumper scuff plate was warping up slightly in two places. Original was either installed incorrectly or defective. New scuff plate was installed, problem solved. 
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Rear bumper scuff plate was lifting in three places when car was new. Repaired, and now at 12k Chrysler has mfg a different part, evidently the original was defective. To be put on soon. Also looking at rattles <30mph, likely recurring weatherstip probl 
Jul 2008

14000 mi
Rear bumper scuff plate warping up, the warmer the temp the more the warp. This had been fixed before and came back. Dealer again replaced the bumper scuff plate with another new (updated supposedly) part. Rattles when going over bumps, noticable mostly under 30mph. Recurring problem with door seals. Sliding and rear door seals replaced (upgraded part, supposedly), minor squeeks & rattles still noticable, told by dealer it is inherent in vehicle design. 
Apr 2010

43000 mi
we noticed that the air conditioning was not putting out cold air. One of the connecting hoses' seal was bad & leaking. Hose & seal replaced, recharged now ok. So common, the dealer knew the part number by heart and a new design was made by Chrysler 
Sep 2012

83000 mi

US $100
Engine smelled of antifreeze. Following done: (as listed on invoice) tube, heater core - replace assembly - return and supply. 
Oct 2012

83500 mi
Wheel bearing noise coming from the left front wheel and right front wheel (less noticeable on the right). Both front wheel bearings were replaced. No cost to owner. 
Jun 2013

92000 mi

US $100
ABS Module inoperable, had to be replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2016
Jun 2010

43000 mi

US $400
AC was no longer blowing cold air, parts were replaced by private shop 
Jan 2014

95700 mi

US $50
Faulty tire pressure monitor. 
Oct 2016

132000 mi
The tire pressure monitor was never fixed, the dealer would reset the light but it always would come back on with a week or so. We continuously checked the tire pressure and it was always within spec, so the system definitely had some problem. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2018
Oct 2014

105800 mi

US $40
Caliper bracket broke during pad replacement. The guide pin was rusted into the bracket. 
Feb 2015

115000 mi

US $467
Heater hose assembly replaced. Intake manifold gasket replaced. 
Jan 2017

124200 mi

US $220
failed injector 
Jan 2018

199000 mi

US $400
Radiator started leaking; shop replaced thermostat at same time, which may have been sticking open as temp gauge would not reach normal "middle" temp. Now does. 
Apr 2018

205000 mi
Fault code for ignition misfire, #1 cylinder. Cleared with OBDII reader. Plan to replace all ignition components soon. 
Jul 2018

208000 mi

US $150
Heater hose Y-pipe broke. Towed to shop for repair. 4 days later, the second Y-pipe broke. Towed again. Next day, CEL for EGR valve. Two days later - traded in van for newer model. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

165000 mi
Trans starting slipping and breaking away during shifts. Had to have a NEW transmission installed. Covered under the Unlimited Powertrain Warranty 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

81800 mi

C $50
Rear caliper sticking...regreased. 
Oct 2015

85140 mi

C $75
Pass. rear was sticking, pads and rotor replaced. Needed to clean/chip away built up debris on caliper bracket that was causing pads to be unable to slide. 
Mar 2016

87420 mi

C $150
Replace trans oil cooler lines due to small weep/leak at crimp. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

99000 mi

US $60
Coolant hose on the right side, behind the thermostat and over the exhaust had been leaking, making the car smell like burnt coolant. Replaced with an metal part found on ebay. 
Oct 2016

128800 mi

US $120
Noise from wheel and yep, it was the bearing. Easy replacement. 
May 2017

142000 mi

US $200
Radiator leak. Successful replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2018
Jun 2008

4958 mi
Rainwater was collecting in each of the sliding doors. Dealership said that door drain was clogged 
Dec 2008

15095 mi

US $28
head lights out of alignments. was told that they were not covered under bumper to bumper warranty 
Nov 2009

30980 mi
battery keeps going dead, tested,failed and replaced. intermittent problem with door locks, dealership said battery was not providing enough power, battery replaced would fix problem. whining noise from engine, parts ordered 
Dec 2009

32102 mi
return visit for intermittent door lock problems, and whining noise from engine. replaced mater swithc and latch, replaced power steering pump, resevoir and pulley esp,trac control abs light on, drops into neutral, electrical meltdown. replaced fuse jection box (anticorrosion jelly was missing, AC blower on and off intermittently. installed new AC control head 
Mar 2011

53000 mi
Airbag indicator light had been coming on for a month or so. Shortly thereafter received safety recall that the AC was dripping water on the Airbag sensor and needed to be repaired 
Sep 2011

62000 mi

US $77
When I had new tires installed on the van, the tire store told me the passenger rear shock was leaking. Took car to dealership, said it was driver's rear shock leaking and replaced. 
Nov 2012

80200 mi

US $313
loud whining sound from engine. Replaced alternator and belt tensioner pulley 
Feb 2013

83000 mi
Whining sound coming from under the hood whenever accerating from a stop 
Dec 2013

97000 mi
Warning chimes while driving. Battery dead after 1 or 2 days, unable to lock or unlock doors with key fob or door button, unable to turn lights off even after lights were turned to the off position TIPM/Power distribution center module repld whining sound when accelerating from stop driver side sliding door makes metal to metal sounds each time opened. defective latch hold open dashboard auxiliary power outlet don't work properly base cigar lighter/accessory outlet ordered Battery tests good but gets drained in 1 or days 
Jan 2014

84300 mi

US $130
They replaced the AC compressor unit to fix the whining sound. New accessory outlet installed. New hold open latch installed. Battery drained on a daily basis and intermittently I could not lock or unlock my doors with key FOB. Tested, both defective, why my battery was being drained (even with the keys 50 or 60 ft away from van). Bought new key fobs, programmed myself ($130). Couldn't get shifter out of park. Called dealer, they walked me through process to get to neutral, then start car. Dealer could not duplicate. Brake pedal switch tested okay. 3rd brake light intermittently works. Ran out of time, did not have replacement part in stock. I am to monitor 3rd brake light and they will repair at a later time possibly under extended warranty. Have to crank engine for longer than normal to start car. Spark plugs are worn. Tuneup with new spark plugs and ignition wires done this repair visit. Not covered by extended warranty Cost $350, not included in total. 
Jun 2014

103000 mi
Worn front sway bar, bushings worn, sway bar links and realign front end rear shocks worn, struts worn. both replaced master cylinder leak 3rd brake light would intermittently work. Replaced center brake light 
Jul 2014

103200 mi
rumble noise coming from back wheels whenever car went over bumps. Caliper Shim from recent brake job had slipped out of place. 
Nov 2014

107400 mi

US $46
Had intermittent turn signal problems. Turned out the bulb was bad. 
Jan 2015

112800 mi
I felt a vibration which started when I reached 60ir mph. They did a safety inspection and checked all 4 tires for any issues. They could not find what was causing the problem and said the tires were fine. This repair visit was Jan 2015. 
Mar 2015

116000 mi
Check engine light came on. Code said it was the shifter. ordered transmission shifter awaiting part.l a tire service center told me I had a power steering fluid leak and my power steering level was low. driver-side sliding door window drops down on it's own periodically, sometimes when the door is slammed and other times unknown cause. The 2 auxillary power outlets in dash have pulled out of dash and work intermittently. 
Apr 2015

116500 mi

US $250
Had severe vibration, front end and constant pulling to the right. Goodyear tire belt had separated on driver's front tire. replace tire and did front end alignment. 
Jun 2015

119000 mi
Recall R03 wireless ignition node module. I had had several incidents where I could not turn the key fob to start the car. They told me to put the shifter in neutral and then start the car and that always worked.  
Nov 2015

127000 mi
calipers were dragging on rear brakes, also had to do another complete brake job on front brakes 3rd brake light assembly/spoiler had come unattached on one side axillary charging socket not working when car is turned off, should be directly wired to battery. When I got home from repair visit I found that they had not corrected the probelm. This is the second time I have tried to get them to fix it 
Dec 2015

129000 mi
leaking oil pan gasket 
Feb 2016

130700 mi
Check engine light on. Diagnostic said that there was a leak, they did a smoke test and could not find the leak. they said they would have to possibly do further diagnostics. Check engine light has remained off since that visit Oil pan gasket leaking 
Apr 2016

132500 mi

US $120
Oil pan gasket was leaking, they installed a new oil pan/gasket 
Sep 2016

139000 mi
Both front brakes failure (smoking,no stopping power)calipers,pads, not sure about rotors replaced. Rear drivers side brake showed fluid leak at one repair place but dealers said it was fine???? 
Mar 2017

143000 mi

US $100
had pin hole leak in hose from radiator 
Sep 2018

146000 mi

US $100
Severe vibration, excessive road noise, hotbsmell in right wheel well . Dealership said drivers side bearing was bad and replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jan 2020
Oct 2016

119040 mi

C $350
unbalanced, one siezed 
Jun 2017

121520 mi

C $100
power steering fluid line from pump to actuator corroded through = replaced 
Sep 2018

125860 mi

C $350
rad leaked, this was the original rad, and was thin in many places and was replaced by a new rad 
Sep 2019

127100 mi

C $175
heater control, replaced from wreckers 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2012
Oct 2010

42000 mi

US $210
Alignment and replacement of rear shocks 
May 2011

48200 mi
Throttle body cleaned after Electronic Throttle Light (ETC) warning light came on. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

5580 mi
DVD player would not play DVDs. 
Jun 2009

9920 mi
Valve/TPMS sensor assembly was leaking. Suspect it was damaged by a tire shop when mounting tires, but not sure. Was repaired under warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Utah, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2011
Jul 2009

31000 mi
Leaky transmission seal 
Nov 2009

37000 mi

US $600
I didn't get it done but the middle ceiling mounted screen for the DVD player broke and the parts alone would have been $600. Unfortunately it broke right after the warranty ran out. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

120200 mi

US $900
changed both hubs 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Nov 2017
Mar 2013

57660 mi

C $100
Left rear brake caliper sticking. Lubrication completed. 
May 2013

58900 mi
Position switch would not sense when vehicle was in Park. Adjusted shift cable. 
Feb 2014

64640 mi

C $1100
Ignition switch failed. Vehicle would not turn on. 
May 2015

75020 mi

C $150
A/C leak. Recharged and added dye to locate leak. 
Jun 2015

75640 mi

C $1100
Replaced leaking evaporator (rear a/c) and recharged. 
Sep 2016

96100 mi

C $750
Two wheel bearings replaced. Coolant hose replaced. 
Aug 2017

111600 mi

C $500
Replace caliper. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2013
Jan 2009

200 mi
Replace Torque converter 
Feb 2009

400 mi
replace engine block and transaxle 
Mar 2009

2000 mi
Power Control Module failure lead to intermittant camshaft position sensor failure. replace camshaft sensor (again) 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jan 2013
Jul 2009

24800 mi
Lower passenger side grill loose driver side rear light loose 
Jan 2010

28520 mi
keys intermittently wouldn't unlock doors - replaced ignition, chipped keys and repaired sender for door locks 
Mar 2010

31620 mi
air conditioning hose leaked and caused air conditioning to stop working right rear wheel brakes seized and caused wheel to over heat both rear brake calipers were replaced along with rear pads and rotors turned cost $180 for pads and rotors 
Apr 2010

32860 mi

C $245
Front brakes started locking up. Mechanic released them but couldn't bleed one side ended up replacing both front calipers. Recommended replacing rotors stating they had over heated and where compromised Calipers where warranty, rotors $245 
Aug 2010

36580 mi
Brake pedal goes to floor while idling with a little pressure on pedal. calipers and roters re-replaced, master cylinder, booster. lines, anti-lock module all replaced. engine light came on. mechanic could not find a problem told to come back if light comes on again for further investigation As reported on last repair, my brakes still go to the floor while idling. Contacted Chrysler and told this was normal even though the Chrysler mechanic thought the problem was serious 
Feb 2011

41540 mi
heater fan stopped working, dealer replaced parts but could not find a solution put everything back together and fan started working again but 2 days later fan stopped working again. 
Mar 2011

42160 mi
new fan motor installed fan worked until we got out of service shop then stopped working again returned and service found a loose wire. motor has been working fine since then 
Nov 2011

52080 mi
heard noise coming from what seemsd to be the engine mechanic road tested and found the wheel bearings needed to be replaced. work was completed the same day. 
Feb 2012

57660 mi
Intake manifold gasket and valve cover gasket were replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2011 - Oct 2013
Jun 2012

56000 mi

US $350
The wheel ball bearings were suspected of being damaged. There was squeaking coming from the wheels. The technican determined it was tires. The sweaking still continues. I can't affort to go again. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $275
The car would not start & the battery was taken out of the car & tested & showed the battery was good. The car was towed to a dealer & determined the battery had to be replaced.  I had them look at the squeaky ball bearings & nothing was found. 
Jul 2013

66700 mi

US $8500
Replaced the entire back brake system including pads, calipers, rotors 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2013
Sep 2011

52000 mi
Cruise just quit working. I was told I would have to return it to Albany which is 200 miles from home to get it looked at. I was injured and just let it go. Dealer warranty not worth much. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Mississippi, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

117800 mi

US $463
Something on front A/C was leaking. I had had a slow leak on this Van for a while. It finally got bad enough to show up. 
May 2015

129000 mi

US $414
Replaced a part on rear air unit. It was leaking freon. Don't know name. 
Mar 2018

165000 mi

US $500
It was missing on cylinder 1. I had a full tune up. I drove it to Texas the next week, and kept driving it. I had no breakdowns, but it will occasionally run rough briefly and the check engine light will come on and show a code for missing on cylinder 1. 
Jun 2018

168463 mi

US $83
This car has a slow leak in the A/C. I have to put freon in every May/June. I have replaced various parts, but a slow leak remains that does not show up with a dye test. It also showed a code for missing on cylinder 1. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Jun 2012 - Feb 2016
Nov 2013

132000 mi

US $200
Cracked hose 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2009

8060 mi
Power steering was shot - no steering.  Steering hose broken - was replaced. Second power steering repair in recent months. 
Sep 2009

12400 mi
Transmission lever was difficult to move 
Dec 2009

16740 mi
squealing/noise rear brakes: came back after repair. Part of the front dash was reattached 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Nov 2009

19220 mi

C $50
the van clunks over bumps it still does to this day. 
Mar 2010

24180 mi
weather strip not sitting right. 
Jul 2010

27280 mi
weather strip replaced. transmission was leaking fittings replaced and fluid added. 
Jul 2011

44020 mi
parking brake need to have link fixed 
Aug 2011

45260 mi
engine ticking and using oil. hope repair will be done soon started oil consumption report. 
Jan 2012

50220 mi
the engine was using oil and had got rebuilt. 
Apr 2012

52380 mi
the engine is still using oil dealer said it was not enough to do a repair at this time will keep trace and go back to get engine work do so i don't have to replace myself. 
Oct 2012

57340 mi

C $60
Transmission fluid leaking out and dripping into the ground 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

48240 mi

C $700
Second full brake replacement. First at 32,000km, two months out of warranty so refused coverage. Also replaced rear calipers, not covered by extended warranty because work not done by dealer. Will not buy a Chrysler/Dodge product again. 
Dec 2013

52700 mi

C $170
Rear brakes needed adjustment 
Sep 2014

61380 mi

C $375
Right front bearing 
May 2015

62700 mi

C $250
Radiator hose and radiator copper pipe replacement 
Jul 2016

69120 mi

C $400
Brake line rupture and leaking brake fluid 
Apr 2017

74400 mi

C $450
Right front bearing replacement 
Jul 2017

75640 mi

C $950
Radiator leak 
Oct 2017

77500 mi

C $150
New battery 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

144000 mi

US $500
Coolant line to rear heat broke. I filled the radiator with water and took it straight to the shop. It could not continue to be driven. 

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

52000 mi

US $450
Car running rough at times. Coil Pack was replaced along with plugs and wires. Door lock does not lock or open with the automated key lock or interior lock control. I was not willing to pay $250 to repair at this time. 

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