Rotors Warped

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Dodge dealer.

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7.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$430
Average Mileage:
51,150 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new rotors (7 reports)
  2. micked the rotors (2 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 012010

Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, brake rotors started shuddering within the first two years when the brakes are applied. I have had three sets of new rotors put on, and two of these new rotors had to be turned within a year. At the time of this writing, the vehicle has just over 60,000 miles.

I stopped using the Standard Dealership Rotors and Pads and went with the Top of the Line NAPA Ceramic Pads and Rotors with no help, the Napa Ceramic pads and rotors have lasted about a year and are ready to be turned or replaced again. Chrysler knows full well that the Rotors and Pads are too small for the weight of this vehicle, and they also know that the heat build up from too much weight and too little rotor is immense, which causes the rotors to warp, but they also know it is too expensive to upgrade to larger rotors, pads and calipers.

- bigtalldumbass, Mesa, AZ, US

problem #9

Aug 252011

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

I am beyond disgusted with either the service that I have been getting at the auto place or the inherent problem that this vehicle, Grand Caravan, has with its brakes and/or rotors. The stupid thing is only 3 years old and I have had to replace the rotors twice, turned twice, and the brakes changes every 5-6 months or so (because of the rotors).

Is it an inherant problem with the vehicle design that it can't roll straight or brake consistantly? Or is the auto place bending me over? Either way Im sick of spending money on these dam things. The mechanic says its my fault for being in stop and go traffic and slamming on the brakes. Sorry, don't do that, I don't need or want whiplash. And I can't help the stupid people that don't know how to drive. So yeah, Im in stop and go traffic, but who isn't. Im done, if I didn't like the roominess of this van, color, and my Sirius radio, it would be gone.

- kelstephe, Pelham, AL, US

problem #8

Sep 132011

Grand Caravan LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Three thousand miles ago I replace two rotors. Today when I took my vehicle in the shop I need to resurface all four rotors. I have only had the car for about five months. The shop said that it is my fault for braking too hard down hills at a high speed. Both times I have driven to Denver and back. I down shifted all the way there and back. Only using my brakes for a few seconds at a time. I can't be replacing rotors every time I go over a mountain pass. My family and I have driven many vehicles to Denver for the last 35 years and have never had to replace our rotors.

- tazerplayer, Grand Junction, CO, US

problem #7

Jun 072011

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,700 miles

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

Brake pads good, rotors are bad?! Replace the rotors every 2 years?!

- nearing, Gilbert, AZ, US

problem #6

Apr 142011

Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 177,500 miles

Have to change the front brakes every 25,000 - 30,000 miles. Doesn't matter what brand purchased. Rear brakes last roughly 55,000 miles which isn't terrible for a minivan.

- Dan S., St Peters, MO, US

problem #5

Nov 122010

Grand Caravan LS Vs

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,687 miles

I bought my caravan from carmax in ontario, it was never mentioned that there was a recall on the rotors. i had to fix my breaks then the rotors twice since November of 2010. i had front bearings that needed to be replaced, i fixed those then got the recall on them. the heating burned up and the air conditioning was leaking, got the recall on those but had to pay for the heating that could have seized my motor. this car is a perfect pain in my behind and NO ONE will help. i have sent all of my invoices the dodge/chrysler over 2 months ago and not even a letter back. i want my refund, i want a new car, this is ridiculous. its like they are afraid to stand behind their own product. i hate making that car payment when my car is in the shop at least once a month.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- deseri, Montclair, CA, US

problem #4

Oct 062010

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

After replacing the brakes AND rotors in the fall of 2010, I just replaced the brakes AND Rotors again in March of 2011. Not covered under any warranty.

- Chris H., Butler, MO, US

problem #3

Jun 152009

Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

well, 20,000 miles later it's fix the rotors again. The dealer actually micked them below STANDARD. Another $ 350.00..I paid for someon'e vacation

- Donald D., Cincinnati, OH, US

problem #2

Sep 142009

Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

now my brakes work fine...but I tell you all the other issues. With EVERY Chrysler product I have owned, the really big one is coming.

- Donald D., Cincinnati, OH, US

problem #1

Mar 092009

Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles

I had rented 2 different Caravans before I purchased. Told the salesman that I had brake issues. He said ( surprise ) that there was no problem. Within 7500 miles I was experiencing rough braking.

- Donald D., Cincinnati, OH, US

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