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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,425 miles

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 092011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles

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

While driving I felt and also heard a clunk, then my check engine light came on. While driving it felt like my car was stuck in 1st gear (it has an automatic/manual trans). We then realized the manual was not working, and everytime we put it in drive there is a clunking noise. Now as we are driving it sounds like it is stuck in 1st gear like the manual went out and the car thinks it is stuck, the engine revs the RPM's go up and the automatic kicks in but it does not shift right and the engine does not stop revving. Since I had this car I have replaced the brakes twice, the battery, the window module, the whole ac. This car is costing more then it is worth and Chrysler will not help with any of it. The window module transmission and ac should not have gone out so early.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 082010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
When moving the cvt transmission, dash mounted gear shift lever from reverse to drive the gear shift lever assembly fell apart. The handle fell to the floor, as did the button and the internal spring. This occurred today 8/12/2010 for the first and only time (so far). I managed to re-assemble the spring, button and lever upholstered grip onto the lever itself but I have no idea what is supposed to keep it in place. I found no screw on the floor of the vehicle. It will require servicing to repair at a dealership. In the meanwhile I guess I will have to just use the lever itself but I have concerns about that because I now have a pointed piece of metal sticking out of my dash. I have not driven the vehicle since the incident.

- Renfrew, 00, USA

problem #2

Aug 092010

Grand Caravan

  • 3,500 miles
The events leading up to the failure = while vehicle in motion engine lost complete power and died on street---the failure how often it occurs = one time--- its consequences = towed to dealer for repairs---additional problems with the vehicle = 1-while Dodge Caravan was in motion¿on the street¿Dodge Caravan engine power was totally lost¿Dodge Caravan came to a stop while holding the brake pedal down very hard! 2-transmission shift lever stuck in park with engine running - I could not move gearshift lever to drive- I had to turn off ignition and start engine again. 3-intermittent electrical operation of left and right sliding doors to open or close. 4-intermittent transmission jumps and a clunk noise at approximately 21 miles per hour speed. *(on 04-06-2010 vehicle bought in for same problem). 5-security system head and taillights do-not flash when car is armed or unarmed. 6-intermittent low tire pressure light symbol intermittently goes on/off or stays on. 7-engine idles high. 8-very low gas mileage. Approximately 12 miles city and 14 miles highway per 18 gallon tank = approximately 240 miles per tank-----vehicle id [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tujunga, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102009

Grand Caravan

  • 1,200 miles
We purchased this vehicle in early February 2009. Two weeks later, the "check engine" light came on. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and they could not find the problem. It has been back tot he dealership 2 more times for the exact same problem and they have not been able to find the source of the problem and the vehicle was returned to us. The evening of April 3rd, we were returning home on the freeway and the transmission completely failed and almost caused us to be involved in an accident on the freeway.

- Westerville, OH, USA

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