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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,586 miles

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan engine problems

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

May 192016

Grand Caravan

  • 153,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 25 mph and attempting to make a turn, the power steering failed and the battery and temperature gauge lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the timing belt fractured and the timing chain and engine cover needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 153,000.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 202016

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
Engine dies after filling up gas tank because of a faulty vapor/liquid separator valve. After filling up and driving for less than a 1/4 mile the engine will stall in traffic several times.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #21

Dec 092015

Grand Caravan

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. While making a right turn at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Stanton, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 012013

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles


1st occurrence: While driving on freeway on a hot day the car stalled without warning. On attempted restarts car would fire for a couple of seconds and quit. Tried other key: No help. After about 7 or 8 attempts the car would not crank and solenoid clicked. Towed home. Car set codes P0339 and P0344(intermittent crank and cam sensor). Charged battery. Replaced both sensors car initially would not start, then mysteriously fired up and ran fine. Ok for about a month. Battery tested ok charging voltage good when running. Not related to having just (over)filled gas tank. (much on internet about this: Bad valve in tank allows evap to flood) 2nd occurrence. Once again driving on highway hot day. Once again stalled without warning. Same symptoms on attempted restart. After waiting about 15 minutes, car restarted, ran about 4 miles and stalled again. Attempted four or five restarts, then battery appeared to run down. Headlights would dim on start attempt. After a while the car started again but ran roughly on acceleration. Once again set same codes. At this point I noticed some electrical anomalies. Upon key on, the temp, fuel, and tach gauges would peg high and then fall back to normal. The power windows began to operate without the key on. Tow truck arrived and got it home. Car restarted in garage. Replaced both sensors again and battery (suspected intermittent open). 3rd occurrence on test drive got about 5 miles and onto highway. Once again stalled. This time restarted, turned around and got about 2 miles then quit again. This time no restart( same 2-3 seconds). This time set code P0344 only(cam sensor intermittent). Car restarted later back in shop. Research on the internet has got me thinking about the tipm (totally integrated power module)

- Dripping Springs, TX, USA

problem #19

Apr 052015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
The last few times I have completely filled up my gas tank - the vehicle has stalled. I have had to tried to stop and restart the ignition/engine a number of times for the vehicle to run. This is happening with full gas full-up and happened to me again last night. I have seen this as being a common problem for Chrysler/Dodge minivans in a few on-line forums. Some reports have the vehicles stalling on highways and/or when driving. My vehicle is a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT.

- East Hampstead, NH, USA

problem #18

Mar 222015

Grand Caravan

  • 61,000 miles
The engine stalled twice within 5 minutes of refueling. The vehicle was filled with unleaded 87 octane gas to full. The gas pump auto stopped when full, and the tank was not topped off. The first stall happened while the vehicle was idling at a stop sign approximately 1 minute after fueling. The engine restarted, but stalled again approximately 2 minutes later. The second stall occurred while the vehicle was in motion at approximately 15-20 mph and turning left. The stall left the vehicle without power steering, and the vehicle coasted into a driveway. There was no accident because of light traffic. Under different circumstances or traffic patterns, a stalled engine leaving a moving vehicle powerless likely would cause an accident resulting in possible injury or death. This same problem has occurred approximately 5-6 times in the last 2 years, however I can not be specific on dates. It was only when my wife and I were together this last time that we both commented on the problem, and found that it has happened to each of us several times. I believe any manufacturer defect which causes a moving vehicle to lose power and become uncontrollable while in motion is an extremely serious and potentially deadly problem.

- Salem, WI, USA

problem #17

Nov 212014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


The vehicle stalls after re-fueling. We re-fuel at different gas stations (brands) and the issue remains. Every time we fill the tank and pull out of the gas station into traffic, the engine sputters after driving approximately two blocks, as if it is not receiving enough fuel. The engine then stalls. The engine can be restarted and will not sputter or stall until the next time we re-fuel it. We encounter this issue weekly, after every fill up. It is a potentially dangerous issue because the vehicle stalls in traffic and could cause a traffic accident.

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #16

Feb 022015

Grand Caravan

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #15

Aug 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 97,500 miles
When it first began the van would stall and skip upon acceleration between 20-50 mph. Now the van stalls and/or skips at any point of acceleration. The engine light comes on right after there is fuel added to the tank and this is when the stalling is the worse. The engine light also comes on when there IS1/4 tank of gas left and the distance to empty number jumps around when there is less than 1/4 of a tank.

- Portageville, MO, USA

problem #14

Oct 122014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
After getting gas, when I slow to come to a stop the car stalls out. It will usually start right back up and I don't have a problem until I get gas again. This is a concern as I am usually driving my children around and it happened after I pulled out onto a busy 4 lane road and had to slow due to an upcoming light. We were almost hit because the cars coming up saw that the light was now green. I put on my blinkers as fast as I could but that did not save us from nearly being hit as we were sitting ducks.

- Woodbury, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jul 012013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 210,000 miles


Right after gas tank fill up engine stalls, and on several occasions was on highway, and power went off after stalling with loss of control of steering, and rapid deceleration with near miss of being rear ended. Someone is going to be killed, and according to the reported incidences on the internet someone will eventually be killed or severely injured.

- Canton, CT, USA

problem #12

May 122014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
In May 2014, at approximately 55mph, after refueling and driven 50 miles. The engine light came on. Stopped vehicle and checked everything that I could check, as I had just had it serviced approx. 300 miles prior. Continued on trip, after spending night in motel, took vehicle to repair facility and they did diagnostics...came up with code 461, which was fuel lever sensor in gas tank. Continued on trip, (1300 miles), after that two times when I had filled up with gas again the vehicle died within 2 engine light ever came back on. This continued throughout the summer, occurring 80% of the time I refueled...took to dealer as I have extended warranty, they are looking into it, but said because the engine light doesn't come back on, they can't evaluate it. Read somewhere since I took it back to the dealer, that if I don't fill the tank up fully, that will cure the problem" the engine dying happens while driving less than 20mph, so far...could be a problem pulling out in traffic" this is now October, still experiencing problem.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #11

Apr 072014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 38,700 miles
On approximately 04/07/2014 the van was filled up with gas, I took the nozzle out when it shut off and did not put any extra gas into tank. I started up the van to exit the station we drove about 100 yards and the van jerked with a knocking sound twice and stalled. I started the van back up, when it did start the idle was rough and low. I held my foot on the gas peddle to slightly raise the RPM's for about 30 seconds before we proceeded. It took a couple of miles before the van seemed to be about normal. This has happened two other times since then. Another complaint, the front brakes squeak every time you apply them.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 122014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 72,282 miles
Refueled vehicle, after shutting off ignition, vehicle stalls immediately after starting.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #9

Oct 122013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Frequently after filling up with gas at costco, the van stalls, especially while I am going around a turn. It has come close to causing an accident but I have been able to put it in neutral and get it started quickly enough to avoid getting rear-ended. Very strange and annoying.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #8

Dec 302013

Grand Caravan

  • 117,000 miles
When I fill up my van, the vehicle will start however after a few minutes and I am on the highway the car completely shuts off. Have had to several mechanics look at the van, and no one knows what the issue is. I try to ride around the gas station parking lot to insure the van is going to run because I have had several close calls when the vehicle shuts down when I am trying to cross traffic. I will then have no brakes, power steering, etc. The van shuts completely off. I usually able to restart the vehicle. This is a very unsafe issue.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 282011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
On three separate occasions when driving the car, the ignition key suddenly shut off the engine causing difficulty with steering as well. This was checked by the dealership who could find no reason for the action.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 022013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Vehicle stalls immediately after filling gas tank completely. I let pump turn off automatically and do not overfill. Has happened repeatedly in traffic and is dangerous. After a few miles, no more stalling or sputtering. Lots of reports of this problem with Dodge/Chrysler vehicles online but company claims no knowledge of problem. Fix is to replace fuel tank and attached parts.

- Clayton, DE, USA

problem #5

Dec 202013

Grand Caravan

  • 114,000 miles
I just completed filling up my vehicle with regular gasoline. About 100 yards from the filling station, my van stuttered and stalled. It does this every time I fill it up. It stalled in the middle of an intersection. I did some research and it looks like it is the result of a failed component of the emissions system and a pretty common problem with Chrysler/Dodge vans.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #4

May 092012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I went to get my oil changed and there was about 1/10th of a quart drained out. The engine oil light never came on. Since then we have had to add a quart every 1,000 miles. This is uncalled for and have noticed on this site and on the web others have the same problem.

- Unionville, CT, USA

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