definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142006

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan purchased April 18, 2005 from enterprise car sales. It already had 24,000 miles on it. In July of 2006- the cv joint broke. The van currently had 39,000 miles on it putting it just out of the warranty by a few thousand miles. The car would not go into any gear since the joint was broken- it made a loud rumbling noise as the gears ground against each other. It had to be put in neutral and pushed into a parking lot. There is no excessive use or abuse of the van to cause this to happen. This should be covered by the manufacturer. Never had I a car or van that had the cv joint go within a year's time. The manufacturer does not supply cv joints- the entire shaft must be replaced. Had I been traveling on a busier highway and at a higher speed, it could have been deadly. I had two small children in the car and had to push the van out of a busy intersection causing a potentially deadly situation. Powertrain coverage used to be standard at 7 years/70,000 mile. Why did this change and become a paid extension of warranty? Dodge should stand behind their product and warranty their powertrains for longer than 36,000 miles.

- Fairless Hills, PA, USA

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