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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,626 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,751 miles

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

Dear sirs: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. It has had numerous problems, few of which were fixed properly when brought back to the dealership. Finally, on October 04, 2006, with 29000+ miles on the vehicle, an axle broke as my son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren under two years old pulled out of a parking lot onto the road. Had this happened on an interstate, with the vehicle moving at a high rate of speed, there is every likelihood that a fatal accident would have occurred. Axles do not break except under extreme circumstances or when there is some fatal fault with the manufacture itself. This is not a vehicle which has been abused. It has been used to Transport housewives and small children back and forth to school, to grocery, etcetera. It has been serviced at all proper intervals at the mechanicsville, va dealership where it was purchased. Except to move the vehicle so as to avoid storage charges, I will not have any member of my family transported in this vehicle. The service department at mechanicsville Dodge claims to have repaired the vehicle and that it is safe. They have all ¿¿¿¦ driven it and it drives fine!¿ that is illogical for a number of reasons. First, it ¿¿drove fine¿ right up until the moment the axle broke, even though numerous electrical and other problems existed which were not fully repaired at that time. Second, I have absolutely no reason, based on my past experiences with shoddy work and outright falsehoods at this store, to believe that this shop is capable of properly repairing the vehicle. Third, there is no reason to believe that other life threatening problems do not exist, lurking in this vehicle to strike my family if we were to trust it or mechanicsville Dodge once again with our lives.

- Aylett, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving 20 mph on a city street, the left front driver side axle fractured without warning. The contact managed to pull the vehicle over without incident. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the left front fractured axle. Afterwards, while driving 45 mph on a city street, the right passenger side fractured which caused a loss of vehicle control. A crash was avoided by using brake pressure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the right front fractured axle. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 09/16/06.

- Miami, FL, USA

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