2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems

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.

Oil leaks at the valve cover gaskets and cam plugs at the rear of the cylinder heads are common.

A delay in the transaxle engagement (greater than three seconds) may have multiple causes, including a defective pump, defective internal lip seals, valve body components, park-reverse-neutral-drive lever switch, and the output speed sensor. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the exact cause.

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Humming noise for about 1/4 mile then off and on for another 5 miles. I thought it was loud tire noise. Wheel smelled hot when I got in my garage and very hot to touch. Today on the way in to work it did not occur. What should I suggest to my repair man?

A recall was issued to deal with the PCM software, which I had updated. Fine for a couple of weeks, then same thing. At the time, OBDII codes issued were P0172 and P0175, fuel banks 1 and 2 running too rich (respectively.)

When it doesn't "self correct" after a few miles, I pull...

the right front side definitely needs replacing by the dodge dealership, but says they only replace the side that is bad according to the dodge dealership
also should you get a front end alignment after one strut is changed and why?

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls

Some vehicles may have been assembled with a missing or incorrectly installed steering column pivot rivet. This could result in a loss of steering capability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rivet and repair the steering column as required. This recall is expected to begin during June 2011. The Chrysler recall number is L23.

 

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Nothing but Problems, Can you say Lemon!!!! Had exhaust replaced, transmission rebuilt, air conditioning condensor and lines replaced, brakes replaced twice, seat belt straps replaced, power window stopped working, Only 30 thousand kms. Transmission jolts between first and second gear when using econo. LED Tailight stop working, replaced a couple of sensors, now the power steering pump is mak...

Bought at 34,000 miles from CarMax after one year of service in a rental fleet. Post-purchase inspection revealed right front axle leak, repaired by Dodge dealer under warranty. At 35,700 miles, MIL and traction control light popped on. Dodge dealer diagnosed bad cam sensor, replaced under warranty. At 35,990, MIL and traction control light back on. Dodge dealer diagnosed need to replace two ph...

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