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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,272 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 242011

Grand Caravan

  • 44,638 miles


I turned the ignition on, put the car in reverse and backed out of a parking space. I pushed on the brakes and put the car in drive. The car began moving forward for about 10 seconds and then it lost all power with no warning, just stalled. The car's heat sensor gauge was normal just below halfway and I had a half tank of gas. There were no warning lights on the dashboard prior to the incident. It didn't feel like the brakes were working either. I put the car in park and then started it up again with no problems. It drove to my destination without any further problems.

- Souderton, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 032011

Grand Caravan

  • 60,500 miles
Around January 2011, I noticed a rubbing noise after being part of a funeral precession. The noise would come and go. There were also a little shaking like a pothole when nothing was there and I assumed it was the road but I couldn't see it. I was not comfortable with the noise and needed to travel so I took it a shop. On February 23rd I was told I had a low level brake pad and to return in 6 to 8 weeks. My front brakes were done at 40,000 miles and the rear were done October 2010. The vehicle was near 60,000 miles on this check-up. I was still not comfortable and was going to return in early March, when I got paid. I went to apply my brakes going to work...they didn't work correctly...I hit two cars (totaled my car and middle car). My brakes failed at over 60,000. My lower legs still hurt over 2 months after the airbags deployed.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 71,450 miles
I brought my 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan to a dealership for an inspection. Front and rear brakes were replaced and an egr valve was replaced in order for it to pass inspection. Before the repairs were done I was getting approximately 20 miles to the gallon. This also showed up on the interior electronic information center. After the repairs were done, my interior electronic info center indicated I was getting approximately 10 miles to the gallon. I confirmed this by the "old fashion way" of filling the tank and driving then filling it again and dividing the miles by the number of gallons. This confirmed that I was getting aprox 10 miles per gallon. I called the dealership and to this date have had no response. I'm also continuing to keep track of the mileage and amount of fuel I'm using. The same thing happened with my wife's Dodge journey. The web site, shows that I should be getting aprox 20 miles per gallon even with the new 10% alcohol addition and these were the aprox epa standards when the vehicle was sold. I am continuing my research in this matter to bring it to my satisfaction.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #1

May 232009

Grand Caravan

  • 16,500 miles
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. Since about 5,000 miles the van has had an intermittent rumbling/squealing from the braking system, more pronounced at a stop, but also at low to mid-speeds. This past weekend, while driving down the driveway at less than 10 mph, the ABS rumbled so loud the entire van shook. We then stopped the van, placed it in park and then back into gear (drive). When the brakes were again applied, they were rock solid (no movement of the brake pedal) then the pedal went all the way to the floor, resulting in a collision with a tree vice an on-coming vehicle. The passenger front tire rolled slightly up the tree, broke the wheel frame connection piece, bent the sway arm, buckled the front quarter panel, and exploded the tire. Van currently has 16K miles. No injuries. Event was witnessed by three people outside of the vehicle. But with that type of hit on the tree, shouldn't the airbags have also deployed?

- Stafford, VA, USA

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