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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Coolant leaks coming from the underbody on vehicles equipped with rear heat/AC are common. The underbody hoses should be inspected as part of regular maintenance. If you drive on roads where salt is prevalent the problem is generally more severe. Some 2005 models are involved in a special service action, no government recall was issued.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or regulator. In some cases these items are replaced as a set. If not, diagnoses will be required to determine which is at fault.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.

2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2003

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The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.

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Suspension & Steering, September 27, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 OR 3.8L V-6 ENGINE, THE UPPER POWER STEERING COOLER HOSE MAY SPLIT AND CAUSE A FLUID LEAK.

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions and Answers

srl, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, Wadena, MN

I just bought a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport with a 3.3L. When leaving the dealer lot went to turn the corner and it died but restarted right away. Being excited about purchasing a new vehicle I ...

roadhard, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, Asheboro, NC

ok my van has started stalling ive replaced the fuel pump and filiter the coilpack and tuned it up over $300.00 in parts and 4 hours in laber and its stilling and acting like its not getting fuel. ...

jamztravel, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, Barton, VT

I hear a crunching noise from seems to be the front wheel on the passengers side and I had it checked out by a mechanic but he said brakes,cv,and bearings are ok. I hear the noise intermitantly and...

pastor.ike, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, Walla Walla, WA

I have looked through all Caravan, Grand Caravan, Voyager, Town and Country.

From what I find there are some who claim a hard to reach screw toward the back of the housing cover. I read one that ...

RoadCrew, 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, Niles, MI

I purchased a well maintained & documented 2003 DGC approx 4 months ago. Only recently, I'm hearing a loud audible clicking (about half as fast as the turn signal) that seems to be coming...

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Overall my 2003 Grand Sport with the 3.8 V6 has been reliable with liitle problems other than the normal things that wear out.

Replaced a water pump at 118,000 miles and a front wheel bearing assembly at 110,000 miles.

The electric rear lift gate stopped functioning last year (a very common problem among thousands of Caravan owners). The problem is electronic and seems to be narrowed down to a temperature sensor called a "thermistor" that is faulty.

This van sucks shit through a straw! We don't drive it much (7 years old with 65k on it). In that time, we've had to replace the electric door motor, the driver's side power window controls, the water pump, tie rods and now I'm having to take it in because the controls for the A/C aren't working right--it won't blow cold air out the driver's side, only the passenger side. I knew I shouldn't have bought a Dodge and my fears have been justified.

I've owned my 2003 Grand Garavan Sport for about 3 years now and got it used with 29,000 miles under it's tires. It's at 82,000 now and I have to say the only thing I've replaced so far has been all 4 tires, a rear drivers taillight, front brakes(3 times), and rear brakes (1 time). The engine is the smaller 3.3 V-6 which is a little pushed on hills and on-ramps when getting power to accelerate, but other than that, what can you say about a family transport van. It gets the job done and it is functional and looks nice. Amenities are not great, but that just gives little ones more things to possibly break. It is a big heavy vehicle so the brakes get worn down fast in the hilly area we live in, and the fish-tailing is a little scary during (some) rainy and winter driving conditions I must say! I do feel safe with the higher seat view it affords you over cars and it doesn't feel pea-sized beside 18 wheelers on the freeway either. Overall a nice family mover for our 5 person group!

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