hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,571 miles

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problem #7

Mar 222006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 50mph, a loud noise was heard coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was driven to its destination and when the contact attempted to drive the vehicle again, it would not go into gear. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, where it was determined the differential cross pin came loose, logged into the side of the transmission case and resulted in a complete loss of transmission fluid. The entire transmission needs to be replaced.

- George, IA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
While driving 50-55 mph transmission exploded. Broken pieces of the transmission spread out onto the roadway. Vehicle was towed to a repair shop, and mechanic stated that the cause of this problem was undetermined. The dealer was not notified.... let Chrysler know of the problem. When transmission was taken out it looked like a bunch of holes shot into it. The mechanic said the pin came out of the differential. Consumer was lucky to get off the road.

- Marion, WI, USA

problem #5

Mar 092004

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
While driving, suddenly there was a loud clanging noise from the transmission then the van stopped accelerating. The van was towed to a dealership. The dealership indicated that the differential pin broke in half and went through the transmission and created a hole. The cause of the differential pin breaking had not been determined.

- Chesterland, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 222003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
Transaxle pin slipped out of position and ripped transmission case open. Transmision was destroyed. Fluid drained out in local driveway. Ealership says will cost $3,100 to $3,400 to replace transmision with, not a new one, but a Chrysler rebuilt transmision. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 years old... 71,000 miles... when tranny busted. Dealership preformed $150 powerflush to transmision 1 1/2 years ago with superior fluid that was avert any problems due to original equipment fluid not recomended because of not being good enough. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ amy whitford stopped van in the middle of the road when she thought she hit something (the noise of the transmision pin breaking through the case) and got out in traffic walking around vehicle with 3 young children inside. She noticed fluid on ground and pulled into nearest driveway, where remainder of fluid ran out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am outrage to find that thousands of these exact falures happen with these Chrysler automatic transmisions and continue. The consumer pays the $3,300 price for these known defects after they tear the transmision apart. These failures are dangerous and only ignored because it will cost the manufacturer instead of me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chrysler has made a blunder here and wants me to pay for it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cameron R. whitford ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ whitfordcr@bluefrog.com please email with any assistance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ how do I get Chrysler to own up to this customer nightmare. I will do anything!

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 022003

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The consumer heard a noise from the under carriage of the vehicle, when the consumer depressed the gas pedal, the rpms increased, but the speed did not. The dealer diagnosed the transmission differential failed which resulted in a $3000 repair.

- Oxford, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 082003

Grand Caravan

  • 47,000 miles
The vehicle began to make a loud noise, consumer pulled over and noticed transmission fluid all over the ground. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, after the vehicle was inspected, it was determined the pins which were located inside of the differentral was bent and had shot out of the casing.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 212003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The differential pin popped out, which caused a noise when the vehicle coasted. The dealer stated that if the vehicle continues to be driven, the pin would penetrate the transmission, then spill fluid and breakdown. Scc

- Crandon, WI, USA