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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,562 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 252009

Grand Caravan

  • 51,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the brake line on her vehicle has ruptured at least three times within the past eight months. While driving at an unknown speed, the brakes failed. The vehicle was repaired by a mechanic with parts purchased from the Dodge dealer. The vehicle has been repaired three times for this failure and the contact is currently too afraid to drive the vehicle. The failures occur without warning. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was 51,500.

- Erial, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 012006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Brakes fail completely every 20K miles, require full rotor / pad replacement. Obvious design flaw, if they fail that quickly then certainly something more dangerous could occur.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 35 mph, the contact heard a loud grinding noise and the brake pedal went down to the floorboard. The dealer stated that the front brake pads were worn. The dealer replaced the brake pads and turned the rotors. Approximately three months later, the ABS warning light illuminated. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed front brake pads and performed the repair. While driving 25 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and it went down to the floorboard, making the vehicle difficult to stop. He had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the brake line failed. The dealer replaced the brake line. Approximately two months later, the vehicle experienced the same failure. The dealer has not diagnosed the cause of failure. The current mileage is 55,000 and failure mileage was 23,000.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 152007

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,750 miles
I am concerned with overall quality control on this vehicle. I purchased this vehicle new to provide safety and comfort for my growing family. I was disappointed in the vehicles performance and gas mileage during the first several weeks of ownership. I returned the vehicle to the dealership and they replaced the oxygen sensor units that they said where defective. Several months later the heater/air conditioning blower went out. Next with less than 20,000 miles on the vehicle I had to replace the brakes. Now with less than 28.000 miles on the vehicle I noticed that the passenger side floor was soaked, the vehicle was making unusual sounds when turning and the passenger side door would not close automatically. At the dealership I found out that the rack and pinion steering unit had failed along with the the cable on the passenger side door. On investigation of the water leak the dealership found that the passenger side pillar had not been sealed properly to the roof causing water to run into the van and rot the carpet. While the vehicle is in for repairs the dealership is also replacing the heater/air conditioner blower which is making grinding sounds again.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

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