Dodge Grand Caravan Problem Reports

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Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

If you hear a popping, clunking, or snapping sound from the front of the vehicle after five miles of driving on smooth surfaces, the outer tie rod ends may be worn and require replacement.

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

If the keyless entry remote is inoperative or working intermittently, a new remote transmitter may be needed. The new remote will need to be programmed to the vehicle.
If you experience delayed or loss of gear engagement after initial startup, the transmission may require removal and disassembly.

If you experience a harsh downshift from fourth to third gear, the transmission control module (TCM) software should be checked and updated if necessary before any other repairs are performed.

dealer says $400 to $600 to remove a stuck CD from the changer. The backlite HVAC rotary control has 3 or 4 micro lights out and I'm told rather than replace a bulb or two I NEED AN ENTIRE SWITCH ASSEMBLY...$400 TO $600 What a pair of freak'in design flaws!! HELP!!

If the hood of the vehicle is rattling, revised hood hinge bushings are available.
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available.  

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.

Due to corrosion at the pivot, the driver side window wiper may fail. The damaged pivot will require replacement to repair this problem.

If you hear a popping, clunking, or snapping sound from the front of the vehicle after five miles of driving on smooth surfaces, the outer tie rod ends may be worn and require replacement.

A defective vehicle speed sensor can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors are also susceptible to corrosion, which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.

A bad ground on the left frame rail can cause intermittent operation of the radiator cooling fans or AC compressor.

The brake/transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may make it difficult to select a gear from "Park." Be sure the brake is pressed before shifting out of "Park."