definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,333 miles

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 082010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles


I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport and I had nothing but problems with it from the brake lines rotted away to the anti freeze line rotted away also the steering getting hard to were it wont budge also lights flickering and overheating so there's nothing on my van that isn't a problem I spent thousands of dollars on these problems and they just continue to happen anything on my van that holds fluids just rots away from the inside out and now the water pump housing that's bolted onto the motor were the hose attaches to goto the firewall so that you have heat and ac inside the van rotted off so there's a hole were the nipple would be to connect a hose to and the dealership wont help me in anyway shape or form so im basically on my own so I guess there waiting for someone to die before they fix anything on these vans they have so much concern for the civilians that buy there car vans ext. They keep up like this everyone who buys a vehicle from them is certain to die and they wont have any customers to sell to period because they will all be dead.... its time to take our story to the press and you will see how fast the will fix these issues so if your a owner of a Dodge Chrysler and having problems such as me we should get the press involved and have them write a story about there lack or care for there customers safety so lets team up and write me at [xxx] and lets put a flame under there butts. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 242010

Grand Caravan

  • 57,000 miles
Brake line burst. After just getting off the highway, stopping at stop sign and felt something change. Pulled into a parking lot, had to press pedal all the way down to stop. Brake fluid pouring out of rear left side. Had to have it towed. Scary to think if it had gone on highway, esp. Since I had my 4 yr. Old with me. Replaced w/ dealer part. Mechanic stated that the 3 other sections have a coating to prevent corrosion but the 4th doesn't, that's how it comes. So this new part is subject to fail again" this is a serious safety issue. How common is this repair? is there a design flaw that could be remedied before someone dies"

- East Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 232006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
: the contact stated when the road conditions are wet and cold, the rear brakes freeze. The brakes drag hard and the rear wheels will not turn. The dealership is unable to duplicate the problem. The problem was a build up of brake dust. Updated 02/27/06

- Linden, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 152002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


I noticed that at highway speeds 50-65 mph the van would shutter violently when the brakes were applied making it very hard to stop and also causing the van to pull left or right. At lower speeds I had the same results. I notified the dealer about this problem and was told this was normal reaction of the braking system. Which I found to be quit odd since I've never exsprienced this type of problem before on a Chrysler product. Finally with 23075 miles, I took the van in to have the front rotors changed because they where found to be (warped). Please note that I took the van to an outside vender (brake systems of America)where they did a full inspection of the braking system, and test driving the van they found that the front rotors where warped.also note the reason they didn't repair the van was because they said it might void the Chrysler warranty.is this a wide spread problem with the 2001 Chrysler and Dodge products premature warping of either the front or rear rotors or a manufacturing, quality control issue which ever the consumer is getting stuck footing the repair bill.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I only have 25,000 miles on my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. (1) the sway bar links were repaired twice, and parts are on back order for a third repair. (2) I had to replace the front brakes after only 14,000 miles, and they are half gone already at 25,000 miles, plus the rear brakes have to be replaced. (3) the engine has a flat spot during acceleration, and I get about 11 miles per gallon in the city, and about 15-16 miles per gallon on the highway. It stated it got 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. (4) the transmission makes a moaning sound; the power steering was leaking fluid, (5) I had to replace the battery the first summer I had it, the anti lock brakes went out early this summer (6) the driver?S side window would not roll up when we were at bear country usa surrounded by bears (7) the shift gear lever sometimes slips from drive to neutral, and I have had that looked at twice (8) the cruise control went out last summer

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 122003

Grand Caravan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes pulse when stopping, especially noticeable at lower speeds. Van mileage is about 22,000 miles. First noticed the problem at about 8000-10,000 miles, and it has steadily gotten worse. It is quite prominent now. Presumably the rotors are warped. The (original) brake pads are still in very good condition. We are very conservative drivers and rarely make fast stops. Dealer says brakes are warranteed for only a year. Apparently, so are the rotors. The incident date is the date I posted this notice. The problem has been ongoing for well over a year. We didn't notice it much at first, but it is now pronounced enough one cannot miss it.

- Everett, WA, USA

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