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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,000.00
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

May 042009

Grand Caravan 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Since the Van was new we've had to replace brakes at least annually but more often twice annually. Pads, rotors, cylinders - it's all crap. I suspect that the Dodge engineers undersized the brake system components relative to the the vehicle's weight which leads to excessive friction and heating - causing accelerated failure. The frequency of brake repairs has been unbearably costly and anyone contemplating the purchase of a dodge caravan - beware!! Any lawyers in the audience - ripe material for a class action. But then not likely any lawyers driving a Caravan.

- , Carlsbad, CA, USA

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