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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,806 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan body / paint problems

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 192010

Grand Caravan

  • 19,000 miles


Premature wear of brakes and rotors. Original front-end oem brakes and rotors needed replacement before the vehicle even reached the 20,000 mile mark. Saw this same problem reported by many, many owners of same model/year van. Others have stated when dealership replaces rotors/brakes, the new brakes/rotors wear just as fast. This seems to be a dangerous situation because new owners are not expecting brake problems so soon, and thus may overlook squeals from brakes as being caused by brake dust, or glazing, not realizing their brakes/rotors are completely worn and in need of immediate replacement (like I did). I do have the brakes/rotors that were replaced, I asked to have them returned to me from the dealership when they were replaced with new parts.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 232008

Grand Caravan

  • 28,612 miles
I have a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with 28,612 miles (mostly interstate). On November 23, 2008 I was going East on interstate 70. A few miles from hagerstown, Maryland the car's front end started to shake. I called the Dodge dealership in hagerstown. After having the car towed to the dealership the mechanic determined that the car's right front axle had snapped. They did not have the part in stock and had to order it. When I picked the vehicle up one week later the service manger told us the cause of the failed front end axle hub was due to the nuts being loose, thus allowing the axel to disengage. After doing some research on the internet I discovered that Dodge has had similar problems with some of their other vehicles. According to edmunds inside line, there was a recall on the 2008 Dodge charger, magnum, and Chrysler 300. The article on edmunds inside line stated, ¿the federal government says 5,509 2008 Dodge chargers and magnums, along with some 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles, are being recalled for a problem that was first spotted in March on a 2009 Dodge challenger Pilot vehicle undergoing prelaunch evaluation at Chrysler's chelsea proving grounds. The torque retention crimp feature "was missed" during the manufacture of one lot of rear axel hub nuts on the affected cars. ¿this could cause the nuts to loosen and allow the half-shaft to disengage from the wheel hub, ¿ said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its recall summary of the problem. ¿this could cause the vehicle to lose power and result in a crash without warning.¿

- Vienna, WV, USA

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