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.
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems
Shifting harshness and shuddering issues related to the operation of the automatic transmission have been addressed by factory service bulletins. The shuddering can feel like the vehicle is being driven over rumble strips.
The front legs for the third row bench seat may not retract. Our technicians tells us a new parts kit and/or spring is available to correct this concern.
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed regulator or motor which will require replacement. Our technicians tell us the regulator and motor is replaced as a set on these vehicles.
The auxiliary heater hose connections (that are routed to the rear heater under the vehicle) can develop coolant leaks.
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls (Recent)
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Vehicles without the optional blind spot detection system still have the wiring installed to support that system. This wiring, unused, could become corroded and cause an electrical short. This may cause various electrical concerns, and even a fire hazard. Dealers will seal off the connectors. The Chrysler recall number is J01. This recall began on March 9, 2009.
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions and Answers
3.3 L engine, between every shift, there is a loud rumble and vibration, the mechanic says it is the torque converter and needs to break in, it has 3000 miles??? The noise sounds like a truck at 60mph
I started my van it was 5 below zero out it ran for 2min and shut off I completly lost power to everything. I changed the battery out and when I connected the cables the horn honked. Now it does no...
no real problems could it do it if oil was low
I know there is a specific order but I don't know what it is.
Also, is there anything that must be done for the ABS system to work properly?
Door switch quit working on drivers side, all other PW & PL switches on other three doors work fine.
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews
I love the look of Dodge vehicles and this van does look nice. Stow & Go is great. Pretty much turns the van into a storage truck. However, the rear brake apparatus was faulty and actually broke at 50,000 miles! Transmission oil cannot be checked by a the operator, requires a mechanic to check and required oil and repair to the gasket at 70,000 miles. Weak V6 engine. Good for city driving and long distance traveling but don't drive on a dirt road or in any grass.
brakes out at 12,000 miles, again 6 months , again 1 yr. FIVE times the rear brakes have been replaced. also once on front brakes. Air conditioner out once ,electronics repaired once. So what do you think???? there is presently 33,000 miles on this car and brakes have had to be replaced 5 times....