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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$430.00
Average Mileage:
37,788 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace with aftermarket brake pads & rotors (5 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 312012

Grand Caravan Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,560 miles

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

I BOUGHT THIS VAN BECAUSE I LOVED MY OLD ONE. HATE STICKING MONEY INTO A VEHICLE I HAVE LITTLE MILEAGE ON.

- , ROTHSCHILD, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 302009

Grand Caravan SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,165 miles

Van is 6 years old with 35000 miles and front brake replaced four times and back once.

- , Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 102008

Grand Caravan SE 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

The front pads wore out really fast. We had them replaced in 2006 and they were totally shot after only 20,000 miles. The back drums make a pounding noise when stopping, but only the rotors have been replaced.

- , Griswold, CT, USA

problem #3

Sep 062007

(reported on)

Grand Caravan SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Like other posts on this site, the Dodge G Caravan brakes simply wear out too fast. This second set was supposed to be the best

but only got c. 25k. The 3rd set last two weeks, then the rotors had to be replaced along with new pads. Now the 4th set is squealing horribly. The mechanic says he'll replace with different pads on his dime. I also recently bought "dust covers" to keep the pad dust from destroying the wheel covers. Don't know if they will work. I told Dodge a long time ago that this would be the last purchase from us. They could not care less!! Go TOYOTA!!!

- , Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 102006

(reported on)

Grand Caravan ES AWD

  • 28,000 miles

28000 miles and now have to get a 4-wheel brake job AND both front rotors have to be replaced. Rear rotors are close to the discard level and will have to be replaced on the next rear brake job (55,000 miles or so on the odometer). Again, Dodge says "this is not uncommon". We generally drive the van in the city, but don't have a trailer and don't generally use the van for anything other than passenger driving. Really frustrating.

- , Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102006

(reported on)

Grand Caravan ES AWD

  • 13,000 miles

Front brakes needed replacing at only 13,000 miles. Dodge said this was "not out of the ordinary." I found out later from an independent brake specialist that this is a common problem, as Dodge uses car-sized pads. Would have been nice to know before we bought the van....

- , Seattle, WA, USA

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