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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,755 miles

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 282015

Grand Caravan

  • 65,000 miles

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

Tire pressure light started flashing and then went solid while driving 70 mph. I pulled over to check my tires. When I started to unscrew the cap on one of the tires, the valve stem broke and the tire went flat. I had just driven through a tunnel and was headed towards another. Had the stem broke while I was driving, it could have caused a serious accident. There are so many complaints about this issue that I can't understand why there hasn't been a recall. There was a recall on the sensor not reading the correct tire pressure which can lead to over inflating and a tire blowing out, but not on this which seems to be affecting a lot of people.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #14

Apr 152015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 27,174 miles
Premature wear and failure of front wheel bearings, all rotors, brakes and pads. Possible failures are due to inferior parts being used during vehicle assembly.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #13

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 #12

May 172014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Van began making loud, grinding noise. Noise seemed louder when steering more to the right. On visit to dealership for ignition recall issue, they looked at where noise was coming from - since they heard it when they drove van back to the service area. They said it was a wheel bearing / hub on right front. Dealership said van was not safe to drive. It could cause an accident. It was a safety issue. Is this a safety issue enough to be a recall issue?

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Jul 232013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 151,000 miles
Both of the wheel bearings were completely worn out, causing grinding, harsh road noise, and clicking when turning. The bearings assembly have been reengineered by Dodge but they are not issuing any recalls. Dodge is making you replace both hubs at the same time. Failure of the wheel bearing while driving on the interstate can cause the vehicle to have an accident.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #9

Feb 122013

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that after installing replacement tires on the vehicle, the tire pressure warning light was illuminated. The contact attempted to add air to the tire but the valve stem failed. The vehicle was taken to a tire specialist where they advised that all four of the tire valves needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Windham, NH, USA

problem #8

Jan 102011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
We purchased vehicle with @ 15K miles in May 2010 - in January 2011 at @ 30K miles we had to replace the brakes and rotors the whole way around. I spoke with 3 mechanics who 1) said rotors at this low mileage was unheard of and 2) this was a known problem with Dodge Grand Caravan. Then, just 3 weeks ago, at 55513 miles, my left front axle / cv joint snapped. From (plenty of) online research, I learned 2 things - 1) this break should not occur in a vehicle so new and 2) all 2008 Chrysler / Dodge vehicles are known for this! in fact there was a recall in 08 for a lot of vehicles (not the Caravan) for just this! when I called Chrysler/Dodge - they first said that this wasn't a part of the powertrain warranty (um, it's an axle!!! attached to the drive shaft) and second - if I was the original owner, it'd be covered, but since I'm not, it wasn't. this was a $500 repair job. 2 weeks later!!!!!!! at @ 56000 miles, I started having front end problems again - back to the garage - this time, I'm surprised with the fact that I need brakes and rotors the whole way around again. And, ABS sensors, a new caliper and brake hoses. New brakes - again"!?!" here comes the online research again... I found a website (carcomplaints.com) that had 1027!!! entries from 08 Grand Caravan users that have had to repair or replace their brakes and rotors at an average of every 10000 miles - that is not normal!

- Beaver, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 102012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
2nd incident - tire stem (valve) broke when removing plastic cap to add air. I reported when the first valve stem broke (to this system) also.

- Stanley, NY, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Nov 112011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

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

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 #4

Jun 242011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 47,155 miles
Front hub bearings needed to be replaced at 47,155 miles.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 022010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
The tire valve stem tips (the end metal part), which are integral with the TPMS, break off leading to a sudden and complete loss of air from the tire. This has happened twice on two different tires on our 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Once at about 25K and the second time at 33K. The Dodge dealership says this is a common occurrence but will not cover it under warranty.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 202010

Grand Caravan

  • 38,000 miles
Dodge Grand Caravan 2008. Left front hub/bearing assembly bad at ~38,000 miles.

- North Riverside, IL, USA

problem #1

May 152010

Grand Caravan

  • 45,000 miles
I have at 2008 Dodge Caravan with 45,000 miles on it and experienced a wheel bearing failure on the right front of the vehicle. If the bearing had frozen I could have lost control of the vehicle before I was able to make a safe stop.

- Sheridan, IN, USA

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