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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 155 repairs.
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 121 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

115000 mi

US $244
clock spring replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

115700 mi

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

131000 mi

US $745
Replace condenser and line for air conditioning. 
Apr 2017

167000 mi

US $298
Replaced door electrical harness found at the bottom of door channel. 
Jul 2017

171000 mi

US $1082
Needed to replace the "separator"?? (not the condenser). 
Mar 2018

181000 mi

US $532
Dash lights to see the air/temperature controls went out. Had to order new board for this part of the dash. 
Apr 2018

179000 mi

US $693
Had to replace driver's console as dash lights not working properly. When ordered, the odometer was set at last reading and therefore the difference of almost 3,000 miles. It was very expensive to fix just the dash lights not working. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
May 2012 - Dec 2017
Jun 2012

60760 mi

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

70760 mi

C $1395
EGR Valve malfunctioned 
Oct 2013

79360 mi
No A/C blowing - no cold air at all. Dealer neglected to clamp power steering hose all the way from previous repair trip. All Power steering fluid drained from system. 
Feb 2014

81840 mi

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

110980 mi

C $1158
Brought in van for timing belt and water pump replacement together. 
Nov 2016

119120 mi

C $438
Hairline crack in y adapter for coolant hoses led to rupture. Replaces OEM plastic Y and hoses with aluminum after factory part and recharged cooling system. 
Apr 2017

123070 mi

C $600
Power steering hose blew. Had to replace with new hose. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
- Nov 2009
May 2009

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

12400 mi
Van wouldn't start again. Used remote start still didn't start. Called roadside to have it brought to a diffrent dodge dealer as we moved. They replaced the wireless control module. They say its fixed now 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

620 mi
lost brakes (going on #4 times now) Dealer can not find problem..nor will CHRYSLER CANADA fix the body damage caused by the brake loss. Now I have the reaction time to push ebrake if need be...but I DO NOT feel safe putting my family in a FAMILY van. ESP light for the 3rd time keeps on constant can not figure it out! NO BRAKE LIGHTS NOW...Family was almost taken out by a transport not stopping since he could not tell I was...As I am very afraid in this van...I was able to pull over to shoulder of road since I pay attention to traffic as well behind me... a ton of fit and finish interior parts that should have never left factory...I mean a lot of interior stuff... MANY exterior issues as well as a damaged sliding door from the factory...that was pointed out on delivery...front and rear fascia's gaps/sticking out and not holding in place...exterior trim horrid in many places not proper... A whole slew of flashes (around 9 of them) to correct issues that should not happen anyways...another Chrysler quick fix is to re-write programs and re-flash to save from actual fixing the real issues... 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Jan 2010

24000 mi
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Mar 2010

14000 mi
The van started making a 'ratcheting noise'-the noise got louder very quickly(w/in 100 miles).Took it to the dealer-they gave me another van to drive during repair. They found a bad LH wheel bearing which was replaced the same day.  
Dec 2010

23000 mi
LH Rear caliper froze up - Dealer replaced under warranty 
Sep 2012

62000 mi

US $220
The powered third row passenger side seat would not recline, so the seat would not stow. The recline motor was replaced 
Oct 2012

62500 mi
The seat was fixed on the second trip. The problem was in the geared recline mechanisms, not the motor. The dealer recommended that I call Chrysler since it was out of warranty. I had to send copies of the repair orders, and I was reimbursed $500. 
Jun 2013

69000 mi

US $195
The AC stopped blowing cold air. The unit was recharged with a dye to detect a leak The AC stopped blowing cold air - a leak was detected in the discharge hose 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Mar 2018
Nov 2016

119040 mi
Replace brake pads and rotors under warranty 
Sep 2017

127100 mi

C $1700
Struts, shocks, bushings, 
Mar 2018

129580 mi
Brakes worn, replaced under warranty 

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

67000 mi

US $175
The catalytic converter is shot and costly to replace along with the gaskets on both manifolds. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
May 2017

124000 mi

US $2000
SLIDING DOOR TRACK WIRING HARNESS was replaced, brake pads, rotors, oil pan, front calipers, tune up, and finally will have to replace transmission, that is another $2000 dollars added to this lemon nightmare. Total repair amount $4000 dollars and counting. Dodge minivans from (2008 on) must all be disposable that is my opinion from my experience.These vehicles are not reliable, they are toy minivans made to break down fast. The D for Dodge should stand for (DISPOSABLE Dodge minivan) Get them at your nearest (DOLLAR STORE).Manufacture by other than the CROOKED ATOMOTIVE CEO DODGE Will have to replace transmission. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

77000 mi
Exhaust manifold cracked. Brake fluid boiled while on road trip out of town. Caused front brakes to lock up on highway.Fluid not changed when brakes repaired. 
Mar 2014

81000 mi

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

81700 mi

US $125
Noisy wheel bearing replaced. 
Jul 2015

95700 mi
Win module locked up,not able to drive. At dealer for recall (RO3) to correct problem. 
Sep 2015

99000 mi
Piston in brake calipers sticking. Brakes not releasing all the way. Removed caliper and disassembled, sanded inside of caliper and outer surface of piston. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Missouri, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

71000 mi

US $250
Tuneup. Intake manifold gasket replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2015

94000 mi

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

109600 mi
Replace rear shock absorbers 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Oct 2011

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

39000 mi

US $250
rr wheel bearing failed. bearing replaced. Traded vehicle for 2012 Town&Country Touring Due to incentives. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

72000 mi
Front wheel bearings replaced under Chrysler warranty. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

18000 mi
Clockspring required, ordered 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Vermont, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2015
May 2009

2000 mi
The shift knob fell off because the brass insert for the set-screw became loose. On the initial trip to the dealer the insert was glued in to secure the knob until a new knob could be ordered. A new knob was successfully installed. 
Mar 2010

24000 mi
A/C not working. A/C Discharge Line ordered. Front windshield washer switch does not return to off position after actuating (must be pulled back manually to turn washers off.) Switch ordered. 
Apr 2010

26200 mi
Multifunction switch replaced. A/C Discharge Line replaced. 
Jul 2010

37000 mi
Minor transmission fluid leak in area of transmission pan. 
Mar 2011

58000 mi
I noticed an oily substance sprayed in engine compartment. Dealer found A/C Discharge Line was split. Dealer replaced line with new part number. Chrysler reimbursed because old part number was used when previously replaced under warranty.  
May 2011

63000 mi

US $137
Check engine light came on, code indicated bad EGR Valve. Replaced EGR Valve. Dealer previously noticed small crack in power steering pressure hose crimp connection, and recommended replacing it as it could blow at any time. I replaced the hose. 
Aug 2011

72000 mi
Transmission whining in all gears. Replaced defective bearings in transmission. 
Jun 2012

92000 mi

US $118
Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar links. 
Jul 2012

93700 mi

US $104
Both rear shock absorbers worn affecting ride. Replaced shock absorbers. 
Aug 2012

96900 mi

US $40
Left power door lock functioning intermittently. Replaced left door latch assembly. 
Mar 2013

114000 mi

US $7
Drivers side front hub bearing making growling sound. Replaced both front hub assemblies because I prefer to replaces front end parts in pairs. NOTE: Bad bearings are a known issue on these vans with an extended warranty to 90,000 miles. Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar bushings. 
Apr 2014

141300 mi
Front suspension clunking going over bumps. Replaced stabilizer bar links (Moog Lifetime Warranty). 
May 2014

144300 mi

US $37
Transmission cooler hoses seeping fluid. Replaced the hoses. 
Jan 2015

141200 mi

US $27
Check Engine Light with multiple O2 sensor related codes and sudden drop in MPG. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
May 2010

11800 mi
replace hose in a/c system 
Jan 2011

19000 mi
replaced steering wheel clock spring, ESP and anti lock lights were on. fault successfully repaired at no charge while vehicle was in for oil change and tire rotation 
Jan 2014

15300 mi

US $130
Lost heat output. As my wife works nearby, I had her take it to the dealer for thermostat replacement rather than drive home with no heat. Had them change the coolant also. 
May 2015

65000 mi

US $180
Replace right front wheel bearing. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Utah, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

30000 mi

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

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

84200 mi

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

87700 mi

C $500
Car dead suddenly and dealer said it is caused by a recall in safety module.  After replacing that module, dealer told me the manual shift is not working and they are not responsible for it. 
Sep 2017

111600 mi

C $700
change drums and pads 
Jan 2018

112220 mi

C $200
Battery dead 
May 2018

113460 mi

C $900
1. transmission shaft replaced 2. left rear door couldn't open, replaced some components of the mechanism 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2018
Oct 2010

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

93700 mi
Replaced upper radiator hose. Just a little weeping at the radiator end and it didn't owe me anything after 93K miles, so replaced it while re-doing clamps. Both key fobs replaced under recall program. That was nice, since one of the fobs didn't work! 
Dodge Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

103588 mi

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

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

119660 mi

C $185
Noisey Left front wheel bearing, replaced. 
Aug 2017

138260 mi
Exhaust rattle, still there, even though R & R exhaust system and checked Catalytic converter. 
Jan 2018

146940 mi
Low RPM rattle in Catalytic Converter. Had to remove Catalytic Converter to repair by welding flex flang inside pipe. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

164000 mi

US $240
Radiator leak. Replaced with new aftermarket radiator. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

154000 mi

US $160
Fuel sending unit went bad. 
Jan 2018

155000 mi

US $365
Clock spring went bad causing left front brake to be applied without warning or necessity 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

143000 mi

US $352
While they were changing all 4 tires, per my request, the mechanic found my Right Wheel Bearing, front, needed replacement. I don't know how long that repair was, but tires and Wheel Bearing repair took less than two hours. Great work. My van is much quieter now! 
Jan 2018

143000 mi
Mechanic said not to replace my transmission fluid because fluid had never been changed before. At this point I need to rebuild transmission. Changing fluid completely could cause leaks. They were however able to change my oil and engine coolant. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

118300 mi
ignition switch module was replaced due to recall 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Nov 2016
May 2014

66960 mi

C $175
Passenger door electric lock would not unlock. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

39060 mi

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

39260 mi
Batteries are killed by this car - in as little as 3 hrs. 3 new batteries in 1 month. Dealers have given up on fixing it. Dodge HQ Technical Support has given up as well. Everyone throws the problem back at me. It is time to sue. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

22320 mi
Air Conditioning not working.  
Feb 2012

40380 mi

C $280
Pulled code that cylinder 2 was misfiring. Recommended to replace all plugs, wires, and air filter. Settled on changing just the plug for cylinder 2 to verify if plug was the issue. 
Dec 2014

73780 mi

C $250
Rear plastic wiper arm was broken. Replaced with new metal style. 
Jul 2015

82020 mi

C $500
Replace pads and rotors due to sticking brakes. 
May 2016

94900 mi

C $578
Rear wheel bearing and ABS sensor 
Aug 2016

97960 mi
Ignition switch recall. We had issues with the switch for over a year… issues included the switch turn itself off while driving and by the end the switch would only work once about every 3 times it was used. Delay due to parts shortage. 
Sep 2017

108190 mi

C $1350
Rear calipers and rotors and pads all around. 
Jan 2018

110360 mi

C $450
Driver front wheel bearing. 
May 2018

114700 mi

C $450
Need to replace the gas cap, and emission canister plus a solenoid in order to clear the check engine light for a Clean air test. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jul 2013
Jun 2010

1240 mi
Check engine light came on and intermittently flashed. Dealer determined a problem with the catalytic converter and replaced it. 
Feb 2011

5580 mi

C $150
Rear calipers were not contacting rotors properly and rust continually built up causing poor braking and noise. Calipers removed, rotors removed and lightly turned, caliper slides lubed and everything re-assembled 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2017
May 2010

6200 mi
Replaced leaky transmission hose. 
Feb 2012

39060 mi

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

41600 mi

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

69800 mi

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

74400 mi

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

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

102900 mi
Brake warning light on solid - Low Fluid - Leak in brake system caused by pervious brake work. 
Jun 2015

103540 mi
Was noticing steering 'clunk' at low speeds. Power steering leak caused whine. Took it to quick oil change for top up, diagnosed leaky line. Appointment set for the following month for repair. 
Oct 2016

117800 mi

C $350
Front driver wheel bearing replaced. 
Dec 2016

119040 mi
Rear passenger door handle broke off. Rear wiper arm broke off. 
Apr 2017

127100 mi

C $91
Replaced broken wheel stud. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Jan 2010

6820 mi
Valve replaced under warranty. Vehicle loss of power and would not restart. 
Apr 2010

10046 mi
A/C line leak repaired, recharge system. Key Fob malfunction - replace, reprogram A/C line leak repaired, recharge system.  Key Fob malfunction - replace, reprogram 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

76300 mi

US $5
little water hose to spray on windshield broke, repaired for less that $5 
Apr 2018

155000 mi

US $100
passenger air bag module , replaced front hub bearings, replaced power lock switch, driver side wiper motor was replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - May 2012
Feb 2012

34720 mi
Rear hatch latch replaced because of I/panel warning and interior lights on. (cause-corrosion). Replaced leaking tire pressure sending unit in wheel (valve and sender assembly) 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jul 2013
Jan 2013

14360 mi

C $300
Thermostat not functioning properly. Was replaced. Temperature gauge sensor acting erratically. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Maryland, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2011
Jan 2011

52000 mi

US $120
Air temp sensor was replaced 
Sep 2011

72000 mi

US $50
Interior lights stayed on didn't interfere with vehicle performance 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013
Apr 2012

75640 mi

C $180
Both front wheel bearings changed twice. 
Apr 2013

97520 mi

C $850
Both rear calipers seized up from rust due to poor design front driver side prakes premature wear due to failing caliper. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

59000 mi

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

70400 mi

US $150
EVAP system fail 

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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

150040 mi
Power steering leaking replace rear hose still leaking replaced pump. Replaced frt shocks. Wear item Serpentine belt replaced. Engine leaking oil. Shredding of serpentine belt pushed front seal of engine. Very lucky it didn't seize engine Y joint to heater core failed. Replaced first time mar/14 after market assembly. Then twice more. Then steel fitting. Finally with nylon y hope it lasts. Know problem which lead to more expensive repairs. Replaced radiator because of overheating due to leaking Y joint. Replace headgasket because of overheating caused by leaking y joint and a driver with no mech. aptitude (not me). Replace sparkplugs wires and Oil amzoil signature. Key. Had two with purchase they lasted for 6 mth and a year. Had to get a dealer key after the first one failed. Key not available aftermarket. $250cdn. Rear support arms for non powered rear liftgate failed. I found this dificult to find aftermarket and then they offered me the power one which are 4X price. After 3 day got parts. Replaced rear brk light twice on one side once on other. First time is tricky, after that easy. But generally bulbs should not fail that often. 

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