really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,609 miles

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problem #10

May 202011

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that fluid was leaking from the air conditioning unit and the unit was also blowing warm air. The dealer was contacted and advised that a manufacturer recall was initiated for the failure but the contact's VIN was not included. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 103,000.

- Evergreen Park, IL, USA

problem #9

May 052011

Grand Caravan

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact noticed that the air conditioner evaporator cord was leaking freon and it was confirmed by a private mechanic. The dealer was not notified of the leak. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 130,000. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 072010

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
I purchased my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT about 1 year ago. When purchased, driver's side sliding door was not working at all. The dealer replaced the wire harness last summer and the door worked fine. 10 months later, it suddenly stopped working with no warning. The door will open to about 8 inches then stop and closes to the same point and stops.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #7

Jul 222009

Grand Caravan

  • 56,380 miles
I was braking as I was descending a hill on the highway when the front brakes got so hot that my automobile started to shimmy. I stopped and discovered that my right front brakes were on fire. I had my front brakes pads and rotors replaced about 7,000 miles ago with mopar value line brakes at the Dodge dealership. My vehicle is a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with 56,380 miles on it.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #6

Jun 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 42,000 miles
My minivan's air conditioning stopped working so I took it into the dealer. This car already was in for a recall on the rear air conditioning/heating lines which were replaced in November of 2006. The dealer told me that it was not the recall lines that were leaking but the rear extension lines which are after the recall lines. The parts are also on backorder for well over one month or more. I was told that they were having a lot of repairs on this part. I cannot help but believe that the original recall for rear air conditioning/heating lines should have included the rear air conditioning/heating extension lines also. Bear in mind that my van is around 3 1/2 years old with 42,112 miles on it.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #5

May 222007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Grand Caravan SXT was purchased on January 12, 2005. This is my second Dodge Caravan. My first was a 1999. On December 21, 2005, after less than one year, with 17248 miles on the vehicle, the rack and pinion assembly failed and needed to be replaced. I brought it in because I was hearing a whining sound when I turned the steering wheel and there were oil spots on my garage floor, under the front left side of my vehicle. I was told by the dealer that this was a known problem and, since it was sitll under warranty, I wasn't to worried as long as it would be fixed. On May 22, 2007, after less than one and a half years after the first rack and pinion replacement and with 41558 miles on the vehicle, the rack and pinion assembly failed and needed to be replaced, again. I brought it in because this time I was hearing a loud rubbing/whining sound when I turned the steering wheel to the left and there were oil spots on the same spot on my garage floor, under the front left side of my vehicle. I don't understand how I need to put a third rack and pinion assembly in my van after only less than two and a half years of ownership and only 41558 miles on the vehicle! I was told that it would cost me around $800-$900 for the repair, parts and labor! I have to pay that amount of money every year, or year and a half, for a known problem?

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 202007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Several problems with 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan....

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 182006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,709 miles
My 2005 Dodge Caravan (id4gp24rx5B305163) had the rack and pinion replaced at 30,709 miles. At 47,208 miles the rack and pinion and pump had to replaced again. The vehicle was seen by dealer before several times before they confirmed the problem with the rack and pinion.

- Stockton , CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012005

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan developed problems with the heating and air conditioner system.** answer required***. while driving the A/C lines blew. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who explained that this was a known problem with the air and heat. The problem could not be fixed because the part was on back order.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #1

May 082005

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased a 2005 doge Grand Caravan from bob caldwell Dodge dealership about 2 months ago. A little over a month of having the vehicle the air conditioning just stop putting out cool air and we noticeds some spots of something leaking in the drive way. We took the vehichle back to the dealership where we purchased and they indicated that a stone or rock had went through the air conditioner's compressor. There was nothing they could do and it would be $800+ to fix it. They indicated also that we weren't the first and that because of the design and the placement of the compressor that we won't be the last and even if we fix it, it will probably happen again. We called Dodge directly and they spoke with the dealership and agreed that this was not something that they would considered under any warranty and denied to cover the payment of the services. We called around locally to other dealerships and there was a total of 5 in less then one week and all agree that is was some sort of design/placement flaw and that this would continue to happen. We could attach a screen protection somehow to the front to protect the compressor but still no guarentees.

- Blacklick, OH, USA