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4.7

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$195.00
Average Mileage:
66,757 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace EGR valve (emissions) (7 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #9

May 122012

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

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

Check engine light came on while on vacation 7 hours from home. Immediately went to the first Dodge dealer I found to find out what the problem was as we were due to drive home the next day.

EGR valve was sticking & needed replacing. Dealer said it was safe to drive home and could have it taken care of there. Got an estimate from my local dealer in the $225 range. Will be replacing it ourselves - found a YouTube video explaining exactly how to do it. Will cost about $60 for a new EGR valve and an hour of our time.

- , Ishpeming, MI, USA

problem #8

Dec 012009

Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Engine light kept coming on, read the codes and it said the egr valve was not operating correctly. Engine ran fine, cleaned egr valve and put back on, did not help. Finally had to replace it and all seems fine now. Known issue because the local dealer had 7 on the shelf!

- , Monon, IN, USA

problem #7

Apr 062010

Grand Caravan STX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

Not a complaint.... I am definitely not a mechanic and was able to replace the EGR valve/solonoid for this vehicle. While it was a little hard to get to, it was something really anyone can do. I figured 1-2 hrs max. All you need is a 1/4inch socket drive, 8mm &10mm, swivel and 2" extension and some PB Blast spray. Not hard and saved me by the looks of the cost $250....

- , King George, VA, USA

problem #6

Nov 242009

Grand Caravan SE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,686 miles

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

check engine light came on, did the key trick to get the code (p0404), EGR needs replacing. we have a gold plan on the car 5yr/100,000km. guess what... it's not covered under warranty, thanks dodge. Halifax dodge wanted to charge me for them to diagnose the problem, when I already told them what it was.

- , Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

problem #5

Oct 162009

(reported on)

Grand Caravan SXT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,400 miles

to have the egr valve go at 78000 miles seems early. i made 2 complaints on my dodge 2005 so i guess thats why im looking at toyota. thanks for your time and letting me get this off my chest...

- , Greenacres, FLA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012009

Grand Caravan ES 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

IS THE SAME GRAND CARAVAN THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, CHECK WAS THE TPS CHANGE THE SENSOR IS DOING THE SAME, REPLACE THE SENSOR AGAIN, DOING THE SALE CHANGE IT FOR THE 3ER TIME THE LIGHT STILL ON WENT TO AUTOZONE TO ERASE THE CODE P0123 STILL DOING THE SAME DISCONECT THE BATTERY COMPLETLY IS DOING THE SAME. DOES ANY BODY HAVE AN IDEA WHAT CAN I DO NEXT I TRY ANY THING NOW SOUNDS LIKE THE ENGINE IS GOING TO GO OFF IDLE IS LOW AND SEEMS IS RUNING WITH 3 SPARK PLUGS SOUND RELY BAD ANY IDEAS???

Update from Jul 21, 2009: I REPLACED THE TPS AND FOR SOME REASON THE LIGHT STILL ON AND WHEN I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER TO ERASE THE CODE P0123 I CAN NOT FIND THE COMPUTER THAT CAN ERASE THE CODE AND THE LIGHT STILL ON. DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 2005 IS PIECE OF ..... I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER ONE.

- , Fort Polk, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 222007

(reported on)

Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

Check engine light came on, and I found that if you turn your key from the run to on position multiple times, I think it was like 3 times, the odometer will display the error codes. I looked the codes up online, and they pointed to the EGR valve. I then just bought one from a dealer for $75 (some dealers were more expensive, but you can also get them online). Then I replaced it myself. I was very easy, and only has 2 bolts.

- , Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 192007

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,700 miles

700 miles out of the standard factory warranty, We get a check engine light on. This is NOT the only problem BTW!!! We had numerous ABS sensor problems, automatic door locks wiring problems. The garage is ordering a part to replace in the emissions system, I believe it was called an EGR valve. Definitely looking for a new car after this!

- , Dickinson, ND, USA

problem #1

Apr 212007

(reported on)

Grand Caravan SE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,027 miles

the check engine light came on 2 days ago and nothing seems to be happening. the engine is running fine but the check engine light comes on. dad says they programmed it to come on so we have to take it to the shop and give them money

- , Trooper, P. A. 1, USA

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