Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Grand Caravan
- Brake lights in the rear of my car randomly blink on and off for not reason.
- how do I know if I need a power steering hose or the pinon
- My brake line is leaking between the pedal and seat. What part do I need?
- transmision shifting problems
- How do I do a drive test to reset monitors? I have tried several methods--no go
Dodge Grand Caravan Problems
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.
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.
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.
Dodge Grand Caravan Questions
was letting van warm up heard a noise but it stopped when I went out to leave my power steering fluid was on the ground under the van I couldn't even turn the steering wheel
A friend of mine has a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and those dreadful lights are on (ABS/ESP/BAS) and when driving the brakes wants to engage. With this loud grinding noise and the truck almost coming to a stop. Note: late in the day it will not happen, but early in the morning just like clock work ...
Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls
If the ignition key unexpectedly moves to the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off. This will depower various safety systems including but not limited to airbags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or injury in the event of a crash. The weight of extra items on the ignition key ring can be a contributing factor to this unexpected occurrence. Until this recall is completed customers are advised to remove all other items from the ignition key ring. Dealers will modify the ignition switch to correct this concern.
The occupant restraint control module monitors vehicle occupant and crash data to determine which airbags to deploy when necessary. A software error may result in the airbags deploying from the opposite the side of impact (a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa). This would leave the occupant at the point of impact with no protection, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will reprogram the occupant restraint control module to correct this concern.
The incorrect software may have been installed in the occupant restraint control module (ORC). As a result, the airbags may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash. Improperly deployed airbags can increase the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the ORC module as necessary to correct this concern.
Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews
Lots of little electrical problems. Leaky power steering. Leaky radiator.
This is a great van but I've had brake problems since I purchased it. My friend also owns it and he has brake problems too. My dealer told me it's because I live on a hill.
I have owned this van for 7 years. Its been great. No major problems at all. I did install a new sliding door motor, gave it a tune up. Very easy to work on. I have the 3.8 liter engine and it really moves for a mini van with 200 hp and 250 tq. NICE!!!!!!