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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
126,256 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. junked the van (2 reports)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan suspension problems

suspension problem

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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 232010

Grand Caravan SE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,511 miles


Strut mount has rusted completely through, Body shop reports that the work would cost more than the value of the vehicle. Primary mechanic commented that the problem is VERY common

- , Bensenville, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012008

Grand Caravan SE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

The front strut tower where the strut bolts to the body rusted out so the strut wasn't supported by the body anymore. Chrysler said it wasn't a safety defect and there was no recall. Cost to weld in new strut towers was more than the van is worth. Every other Grand Caravan in the boneyard had the same problem.

- , Bolivar, NY, USA

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