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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,500 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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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 222014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 69,500 miles


Tire pressure was a bit low on 2 passenger side tires so added air. End of valve stem (about 1/4" of thread) broke off in the pump nozzle taking the valve core with it immediately releasing all the air in the tire in a sudden rush. On inspection unit was corroded badly, same situation on rear tire. There is a recall on the 2014 Dodge Ram truck for this very issue. There are numerous situations recounted on the internet of exactly this issue for various model years of the Dodge Grand Caravan. Aside from the cost and inconvenience of having to replace the TPMS sensor, if this were to happen at high speed a crash possibly with fatalities would likely occur. Dodge/Chrysler refuses to acknowledge this probably because it would be very costly for them to resolve and likely suits for wrongful death and negligence.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #5

Mar 192014

Grand Caravan

  • 92,500 miles
Upon noticing my tire was low, we started to unscrew the valve cap and the stem fell apart & part of it shot into my husband's shoulder. The tire went immediately flat. This was on my front tire. The piece just disintegrates in my hand. If this would have happened while driving it could have caused an accident.

- Rising Sun, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 252012

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Dashboard light indicating low tire pressure came on. When I stopped at service station to check and fill tires, I had difficulty removing valve caps from all 4 stems due to poor quality of the stems/corrosion. When I went to inflate front, passenger side tire, it practically crumbled in my hands! I had to have the cheaply constructed aluminum valve stem replaced, costing me $130! I wanted to replace it with a quality, standard, metal valve, but was told this was not an option, legally. Another customer in the service station waiting room told me he'd had all four of his tires blow, on different occasions, while driving, due to these crappy valves! he recommended I have all 4 replaced as opposed to just the broken one, for my own safety and that of my family. I would, if the less expensive metal valve stems were an option! this should be a recall item!!

- Wilmington, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 212012

Grand Caravan

  • miles


Front driver side tire valve stem fractured when the plastic cap was removed, exposing needle valve.

- Stanley, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 112011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
This is the most recent failure. Low tire light came on. When we tried to put air in tire the stem was cracked so could not put air into tire. This was the second tire on this vehicle to do this. Called dealership to see if there was a recall- we were told no recall. First time this happened it was several weeks before they could replace the stem for us because they were on back order...there had been so many problems they couldn't keep up! this should be a recall. We will change other two tire stems right away to prevent an accident.

- Goodland, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 202010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The tire valve stem made of a single piece of aluminum corrodes at the base of the threads at the end of the plastic cap. This leads to the sudden release of air and can happen while driving orwhen handling the tire valve, e.g. when adding air to the tire. This has now happened to me twice, once while I was driving, and once soon after adding air to the tire. The tire was damaged in the first incident and had to be replaced. The second time I found the valve piece hanging inside the cap a week after I had added air to the tires. Upon continued inspection of these valve stems I have found another one that is cracked. I am an engineer and up till recently was in the automotive industry. The design of the valve and material selection or manufacturing is flawed. This vehicle is used by my wife to carry my kids and their friends. I will not replace this flawed design with another equally flawed replacement and have gone to using non-TPMS valves that utilize a flexible rubber stem and threaded brass end. I am willing to go back to a TPMS valve if the design is corrected. The best thing would be to have Chrysler recall and repair the vehicle but it seems they are either waiting for a solution to fall form the sky or for NHTSA to force this on them. I have an old part that is available.

- Brown Deer, WI, USA

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