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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 107 repairs.
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (56%)

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Chart based on 84 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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 Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2020
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 . 
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 Michigan, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2016
Jun 2013

45000 mi

US $968
Jun 2015

75000 mi
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2013
May 2012

9000 mi

US $100
Shifting hard and jerky. 
Jun 2012

10000 mi

US $80
Transmission was jerky and car shook in reverse. Dealer flashed control module. Drives much better now, shaking in reverse still there. Dealer opened up a case. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arizona, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
May 2012

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 Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2018
Jan 2013

21500 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
Jun 2011 - Apr 2017
Jan 2012

5580 mi
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 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 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 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 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. 

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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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