really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (2 reports)
  2. fixing it in a reasonable time frame (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032010

Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


have severe problems im still payin on it its been in and out of the shop for everything had cv axels replaced 3 times i got the van in 1/2006 the air is leaking water had almost everything on it replaced now i have to get a new mortor n trans its been sitting i had finally got a replacement car which ran real good for a 89 chevy celeberty til some one hit me n totalled it this month i had my lil ones with me im glad we was ok the car ran soo much better then the van im waiting for my taxes so i can get a new motor n trans for it and new cv axles n the air switch needs to b replaced only works on high i wil never buy a dodge again my final payment is tomm on it i cant wait then i jus gotta get it running it should b good for a few yrs it been in an out of the sop since i got it i put soo much money into it and going to put more into it hopefully it will b the last i gotta do for a while motor n trans

- Joyce G., Hernando, FL, US

problem #2

Oct 162006

Grand Caravan EX 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

The exhaust valve was stuck open. It started running rough (understatement) so I drove it to the shop. They told me that it was already too late for the engine and that nothing could have been done to prevent this (it was a fluke occurrence). I can't believe that it never even reached 100,000! Never will I buy a dodge again...

- highdro-d, Isanti, MN, US

problem #1

Jun 272005

(reported on)

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles

We have had problem after problem with this van, everything from brake rotors rusting at 15,000 miles. That was not covered under warranty. Umm the windows constantly get stuck.. also not under warranty, I paid 800+ for an extra warranty on my vehicle that doesn't seem to cover anything?? They have had my van for 3 weeks now. We call them and they say oh the part is not in yet. The guy even told my husband we are backed on on engine repairs... gee imagine that? I have had 3 recalls in 3 years. Only one of the built in car seats actually work it has been trouble after trouble since the 1st month of ownership of this damn thing. Engines should not blow up with routine maintenance done on them after 50,000 THANK GOD we did buy the extra warranty or else I would have been screwed!!! I own a 1996 chevy cav that has had 1 problem in the 9 yrs that I have owned it. DO NOT BUY DODGE!!!! THEY SUCK!

- Diana P., Glen Burnie, MD, US

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