Engine Oil Leak From Oil Filter Adapter on Dodge Grand Caravan

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

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Average mileage: 110,996 (20,000–230,000)
Engines affected: 3.3L V6, 3.8L V6
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014
44 people reported this problem
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Our oil leaks at the filter and adapter area that's attached to the engine. It has leaked since we have bought it at 90,000 miles and still leaks at 135000. What can I do?
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 149,000 mi,
oil leak around oil filter mount will let you knoe if it is easy fix
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 46,000 mi,
Oil leak from Oil filter Adapter housing, covered under warranty and currently being repaired
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 150,000 mi,
Oil filter adapter housing to block leaking. Dealer gasket part cost 2.59
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 115,000 mi,
Small leak from oil filter. Thinking a new oil change would fix the problem but after three seasons still the same leak.
I see a lot of oil on my drive way it came from my dodge caravan under the oil filter I took to the Macanic he confirm
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 115,000 mi,
oil is leaking from under the oil filter. I changed the filter and its still leaking.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 147,000 mi,
The oil filter adapter is leaking
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 120,000 mi,
Found that oil was leaking from the fitting.
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan - 3.8L V6 40,000 mi,
Same issue, I'll be taking it to a mechanic to replace the adapter.
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan 120,000 mi,
Same problem
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan 120,000 mi,
I fixed from my mechanic because dealer is too expensive. But buy from dealer
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 204,000 mi,
At oil change was noted heavy oil pan leaks and filter housing leaks Also fan motor on ac/heater making noise and now no longer works. Need Estimate of repairs and is it worth paying to fix?
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 20,000 mi,
Noticed dripping oil during a road trip. Lifted hood and oil all over the engine. Lost 4qts. No low oil light on instrument panel. Looked like spray pattern coming from oil cap. Removed cap and rubber ring. Ring had tear in it. Replaced ring and leak stopped. Took to dealer to verify and they put dye in oil and found no leaks and also cleaned engine. Several months later the exact same thing happened AGAIN. Lost most of the oil and no warning light. Oil all over and same spray pattern as first time. This just happened today so will take to dealer again.
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 150,000 mi,
We had an oil leak from the "oil pan" and service charged over $200 to fix the leak. Went home sat over night and was fine for the night. Then noticed drips again. took it in and they said just residue left over. Next few days couple of small drips. about two weeks past and started noticing several spots. Took it in and service said it was the oil filter and they replaced and did an oil change. Two days later still dripping oil. Service says not dripping when brought it in and could not find the problem. Going to take it in one more time and see what they say but is certainly coming from the area by the filter as it has been since they replaced the oil pan gasket. Tired of taking in again and again for the same issue. Techs need to be honest.
Was driving and all of a sudden the van started over heating. Filled with water and drove not 10 miles and star y ed to get hot again.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 78,000 mi,
Noticed the oil filter and oil pan were saturated in oil and just assumed it was the oil filter itself. After changing the filter at the next oil change i noticed the leak didn't subside. Now with 88,000 miles the leak has progressively gotten worse. I hadn't addressed the problem because it wasn't causing a noticeable loss of oil but now the oil pan and filter are soo saturated in oil that its occasionally dripping and it's time to fix the problem before it gets any worse. With how many people reported this same problem I believe the oil filter adapter should be recalled.
oil leaks from oil filter adapter where filter matas with unit.