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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,153 miles

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 142010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds he heard a loud noise coming in the vehicle, especially when making a left turn. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised him that the front passenger wheel bearings had failed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the passenger side wheel bearings need to be configured. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Updated 04/12/11 updated 05/19/11

- Pleasantville, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan at 60,000 miles is already needing the front wheel bearings replaced. I can see online that several people are having the same problem. One other owner reports comparing the bearings that were originally on the vehicle to the replacement part and noting that the replacement part is notably better made. This angers me in that it is not the only problem I've had with this newer vehicle. I'm not sure what type of safety hazard this creates, but I cannot afford $500 to replace it, after having just spent $500 to replace the brakes. I feel that Dodge should honor replacing the wheel bearings as a vehicle recall!

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #2

Mar 312008

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I purchased this vehicle on March 31, 2008 and have had it for 2 years. We were headed out of town on vacation and had to stop at 2 different dealerships a long the way for them to try to correct the pulling. Neither one could correct the problem. In the 2 year time it has been back in forth to the dealership service dept several times for it pulling to the right and eating the front edge of every tire that has been put on the front. Tires have been rotated regularly and crossed and still has the outside tire wear from the pull. Cam bolts have been installed by the dealer to help correct the alignment with no results. It still pulls. I have filed a lemon law complaint with Chrysler who has performed the final repair attempt and it still pulls. I have took it to 2 local tire alignment shops here and both have said the alignment can't be fixed. Chrysler's position is that the vehicle drives as designed and no further action will transpire. I don't understand how a vehicle can be designed to immediately pull off the road to the right if you let go of the steering wheel. It is not a drift to the right. A drift doesn't eat tires from what I understand. My hand actually falls asleep while trying to drive the van for long distances because you have to fight to keep the van on the road. We have driven 2 other Chrysler vans for comparison purposes and they pull to the right as well but not to the extent of my van. I am still in the lemon law process and don't know if I will get anywhere with Chrysler but someone needs to check the steering and alignment of this make and model. You should not have to fight the vehicle in order to keep it on the road. This issue has made me despise this van and it was perfect for a family with 3 kids. Bad safety hazard and Chrysler should be made to correct the issue and not just play god with the final statement of "this vehicle performs as designed".

- Doerun, GA, 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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