This iteration of the Dodge Grand Caravan is better than the model it replaced. Despite some notable new features, though, it hadn't risen to the level needed to compete against better rivals. Safety features include standard stability control and curtain airbags. A blind-spot detection system is also available as an option. It’s a good find if you can locate one equipped with the feature.
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    There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

    Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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    Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

    Brakes

    Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

    What Owners Say

    Antilock system (ABS)

    "idiot lights lit up on long trip, an area mechanic couldn't identify problem, my home mechanic deemed it ABS issue and repaired. ~$450 dollars"

    Anonymous, CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)
    Calipers

    "Calipers freeze about one per year over time we have owned it"

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "They were frozen and caused the premature break wear and rotor wear so bad they had to be replaced"

    Matthew B., (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "calipers locked causing rotors to overheat also wheel bearing on that wheel faiiled"

    Anonymous, MD (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "left caliper locked up"

    Daniel F., FL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)
    Normal routine brake wear

    "my car were making winding noise"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Unsure)

    "Had to replace front brake pads and rotors."

    William L., IN (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "car started to pull to the riight and made a grinding noise."

    Anonymous, MN (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Parking brake

    "Parking brake didn't disengage and brake pads burnt while driving."

    Anonymous, OH (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)
    Premature brake wear

    "This is a design flaw on many Dodge/Chrysler vehicles. The rotors/calipers are simply too small. This creates excess heat when operated which burns hot spots in rotors requiring their replacement even though they are not otherwise worn out. The hot spots cause brakes to "Thump" and make braking force uneven. The pads are also too small so even the best long life pads only go a little over a year. The excess heat also sometimes causes the calipers to stick which ruins the pads. The caliper rails are lubed with hi temp lube made for that purpose but the heat dries the lube and the brake caliper freezes. Otherwise, there have been no other problems in the last 12 months. The Caravan has more size and versatility than the Honda and the Toyota vans. Chalk that up to stow-n-go and 4 ft wide opening by 8 ft length. You can drive the grandkids somewhere, drio them off, go buy whatever you need at the lumber company drop it home, flip up the seats againgrab the grands when the movie os over and head home. Cannot do that with out stow n go."

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Stuck calipers caused premature brake wear. In less than five months new pads wore out."

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Dodge will not admit that the brakes are a real problem on these models, however in doing research I found that the parts all have identifying part numbers that show REVISIONS to the design. The latest set of brakes(Calipers) were revision #3 and are doing better than the previous ones. I found these all out through a friendly Dodge parts manager who will deny ever telling me about it. A private garage really ripped me off by putting in original design (version 1) calipers which failed within 2000 miles. They wanted to charge me to do the job over. I went back to the Dodge dealer, talked to the parts guy, had them replace every brake part with the latest version and all is well, for now. Never again will I own an American made car!"

    Anonymous, NJ (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Needed to replace front brake pads 2x within 10,000 miles. Rear brakes not wearing evenly since van was purchased."

    Michael B., PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Brake system is a known design flaw that is not been correctly addressed by Dodge. After several trips to the dealer for repair I finally replaced brakes with aftermarket system and corrected the problem"

    John W., CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    "Rotors have to be replaced EVERY time brakes are done"

    Anonymous, NJ (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3-L V6)

    "Bad calipers caused premature brake wear"

    Matthew B., (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "During the 9 years I've had the van, the brakes have had to be redone 3 times"

    Anonymous, ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Front breaks wear out at very low kilometers"

    William M., ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3-L V6)

    "Since brand new the brakes ware down excessively fast. I do not ride the brake nor come up quick on a red light and slam on the brakes. This past year it cost $1,300.00 to rebuild the brakes. New rotors pads and parking brake assembly due to it being frozen. These brake are WAY UNDER Engineered for the weight of the vehicle"

    Wayne S., NJ (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "brakes wear twice as fast as any other vehicle I have owned"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Warped rotors almost on a yearly basis which cause vibration . Brake pad wear every 20 to 25K. Even with more expensive pads the rotors warp. Once you have to replace them you may as well complete the total brake job"

    Anonymous, ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT)

    "On a trip out of town, the rear rotors and pads failed & had to be replaced. The Dealer said the guide pins had corroded. It may well have been more of a case of lack of use, than product defect"

    Anonymous, MI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Pulsation or vibration

    "Brakes pulsed when applied at slow speed. Problem was repaired with replacement of a sensor."

    Charles C., MO (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8-L V6)
    Rotors

    "losing rotor"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Unsure)

    "Premature brake wear caused the metal brake pad bases to etch the rotors requiring their replacement. It all stemmed from a poor brake job that didn't catch the need for caliper replacement."

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "known problem with short life on rotors & pads dealer had to replace all at time of purchase.@yrs old w/13000 mi I had to replace @ prox every 15000 -18000 mi ever since still less than 100000mi."

    Anonymous, NY (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Original rotors had factory recall, dealer replaced with new rotors. These new rotors were worse than the originals, they wore out quickly, layers of metal peeling off surface. Now off any wty, I had to pay for newer 3rd set. 3rd set also wore out, heavy rusting. I had to pay for 4th set, which I bought from non-Dodge source, and dealer agreed to install, as dealer was installing new calipers, which failed by sticking, done under wty."

    Patrick C., WI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3-L V6)

    "I have replaced the Rotors on this vehicle twice. For a vehicle that only has 105,000 miles I think that is excessive. I am a good driver and don't ride my breaks and have heard from mechanics that this vehicle is notorious for this problem"

    Susan P., WA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Brakes wear out too fast"

    Anonymous, NJ (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3-L V6)

    "I believe the size of the rotors are inadequate for the weight of the vehicle. Rotors continually warp. I had to try an after market brand with slots for cooling. Seems to be holding up."

    Anonymous, CT (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Rotor was overheated and scored because caliper froze."

    Anonymous, MD (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Aftermarket rotors installed on front twice in one year"

    Kevin H., WV (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    "As in my previous description of premature brake failure, the rotors warp causing pad wear and expensive repair"

    Wayne S., NJ (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "bearing going bad on front hubs"

    Anonymous, KY (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Squeaking

    "The breaking system has been an issue with this vehicle from the start. There has been at least one recall and I have had to replace the breaking components 4 times since 2008. This vehicle is not used in a manner that would warrent this type of wear"

    Anonymous, TX (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    Climate System

    Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

    What Owners Say

    Blower (fan) motor

    "rear blower motor has a mind of its own and works sometimes flawlessly and then not at all other days"

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "bad blower fan resistor module"

    Anonymous, MD (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Fan began to make noise. It was replaced"

    Bryce S., SK (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Heated or cooled seat controls

    "Passenger middle row seat no longer heats. Garage said part no longer available"

    Mario S., PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Heater system

    "Had lines rot out under the body that were carrying the heat from the rad to the rear compartment vents."

    Anonymous, ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)
    Refrigerant leaks

    "failure of lines to rear AC failed due to corrsion very expensive to replace,poor design & known problem failed under 50000 mi."

    Anonymous, NY (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Broken hose to back ac, tough to diagnose"

    Richard F., MA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "system lost charge and had to be repaired. Doesn't seem to get as cold as it used to."

    Anonymous, TX (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Rear A/C system developed leaks in refrigerant lines & would not hold a charge. Required bypass (system now works on front A/C controls only). Did not replace due to cost ($1000+). This is a common issue with 08-11 Dodge/Chrysler minivans."

    Michael B., PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Refrigerant leak somewhere in system. Used leak repair can myself. Hot coolant line to rear AC unit corroded thru along frame. Fixed with rubber hose myself."

    B H., VA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Paint/Trim

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

    What Owners Say

    Loose exterior trim or moldings

    "Side molding is coming undone"

    Anonymous, CT (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

    "After 10 years the paint on the roof is beginning to peal and fade. Otherwise, the body is in good shape."

    Randall F., CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Clear coat failing on roof. Hood will be next to go. Shop says the rest of the paint is in good shape. Looking at about $1,800 to repaint hood, bumper and roof."

    Anonymous, CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Paint on the bumpers is cracking and peeling off"

    Anonymous, CT (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Rust

    "Bottom of doors rusting pretty bad. Also starting to see rust come thriugh on liftgate"

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure Unsure)

    "Passenger sliding door, rear hatch"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Left Rear Quarter panel rusted thru, from inside panel, due to white foam sound deadening foam padding, which retains moisture. Caused rust-thru from inside sealed panel. I had to pay for panel replacement body work, for cut out and weld in of new panel. Worried that Right Rear panel, and maybe 4 doors may show same rust-thru, from inside, and I cannot tell or prevent, I can only watch and replace if-when it shows up outside as rusted paint and metal failure."

    Patrick C., WI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3-L V6)

    "Engine hood lip rusting out Had to fight with dealer & rust profer to have it repaired"

    William M., ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3-L V6)

    "rust coming through on fenders and tale gate"

    Delmer S., IA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    Suspension

    Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

    What Owners Say

    Alignment

    "out of alignment due to holes in the roads from lots of road construction in our area."

    Anonymous, FL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.8-L V6)
    Ball joints

    "the boot that cover the joint was ripped. Not a surprise, the car is 12 years old and in hot Florida. Had it replaces."

    Anonymous, FL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.8-L V6)
    Shocks or struts

    "After 198000 miles the shocks and struts needed replacing. There were no real issues, but the ride did improve with the new parts."

    Anonymous, FL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Dealer said these were leaking, and replaced them both"

    Patrick C., WI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3-L V6)

    "Front struts had to be replace because of wear"

    Anonymous, SK (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

    "loose steering caused by worn out tie rod ends"

    David A., ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Dealer checked for thump noises, said rack & pinion bad, needed replacement, and replaced this and other parts"

    Patrick C., WI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.3-L V6)
    Wheel bearings

    "Right front wheel bearing needed replacement on a cross country trip"

    Jarold B., CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    Transmission Major

    Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

    What Owners Say

    Torque converter

    "Would not allow transmission to down shift when coming to a stop, sometimes causing the vehicle to stall by not disengaging the transmission"

    Anonymous, SC (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Transmission rebuild or replacement

    "Rough shifting and slipping transmission lead to rebuild. Six months later the same problems began agai--replaced transmission with OEM."

    Anonymous, SC (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "transmission began shifting erratically, hard shifting between first and second gear. Shop is replacing transmission with a factory rebuilt unit."

    Anonymous, TX (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Transmission failed after having the fluid replaced."

    Anonymous, TN (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    "Transmission was having problems shifting at 165000 miles. Transmission was not rebuildable so a new one was installed. This is the longest lasting of any of the previous three Chrysler minivans I have owned."

    Anonymous, TX (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "transmission shift with a pronounced jerk and noise. I was rebuilt under warrantee. Reprogramed several times. In the last two years the van was taken to the dealer twice to determine if the rough shifting was transmission failure or linkage problem. I was told the transmission was ok and the rough shifting and noise was due to bushing and linkage wear. I DON'T BELIEVE THE DEALER AND CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY A THIRD TIME FOR A NON DEALER SERVICE ASSESSMENT. I 'll continue to drive the van till failur"

    Anonymous, ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT)

    "Transmission replaced 3 times within 100k miles"

    Wilbur S., CT (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Engine Minor

    Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Engine computer

    "Computer logged error in anti knock sensor. Dealer pulled the fuel injector and head to get to sensor, should have checked wording first. Repaired wire and all is well. Cost over $1,000 due to poor diagnostic procedure."

    Anonymous, CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Fuel leaks

    "Gas filler pipe developed leaks and was replaced. Currently trying to find new fittings for gas tank to stop small leaks. These issues have caused the "check engine" light to remain on most of the time"

    Greg G., CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)
    Oil leaks

    "Leaks 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles."

    Anonymous, MD (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Excessive oil usage. Had to add 3 quarts in 4000 mi since last oil change. No external leaks found"

    Michael B., PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "This car has always used a lot of oil"

    Anonymous, IN (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "There appear to be a combination of leak and usage that results in the loss of a quart every two weeks or so. The dealer says the leak is insignificant and cannot find the reason for the usage"

    W T., FL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Electric System

    Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

    What Owners Say

    Body control module

    "Left side slider door quit functioning electronically, including auto-open, auto-close, and window controls. Mechanic could not identify cause."

    Anonymous, CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)
    Gauges

    "fuel gauge quit working, showing empty no matter the level."

    K M., IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Keyless entry

    "The passenger's front door lock would not lock or unlock until three or four tries."

    Lawrence K., PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "I AS CHARGED ABOUT 1200 DOLLARS FOR A IGITION AWITCH REPLACEMENT"

    Paul T., IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)
    Tire pressure monitor

    "I AM OLD IT COST ABOUT 300.00 TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM SO I JUST IGNORE THE WARNINGS"

    Paul T., IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)
    Warning lights

    "all warning lights stay lit except low tire pressure"

    K M., IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Transmission Minor

    Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

    What Owners Say

    Coolers and lines

    "cooler broke and blew coolent all over engine area"

    Anonymous, KY (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Rough shifting

    "Goes along with the torque converter problem---not working properly"

    Anonymous, SC (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Transmission computer

    "On several occasions I have been unable to shift out of first, though I could clear this by shutting off and restarting the engine. Recently the check engine light came on when this occurred. The dealer did not find any codes to explain why this happened, but they are asking me to leave the van for a week so that they can do a complete tear down of the transmission."

    Randall F., CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Transmission leaks

    "Transmission hoses were leaking and had to replace all"

    Anonymous, SK (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Had a transmission flush. Over the next 3 mo had leaks in 2 separate incidents"

    Anonymous, MI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Transmission sensor or solenoid

    "Goes into "limp home mode". Only you 2nd gear"

    Anonymous, KS (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    Fuel System

    Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

    What Owners Say

    Emission control devices (includes EGR)

    "The car indicated a P0401 error code and I replaced the EGR valve to take care of the problem."

    Wiliam B., MD (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    "The EGR failed, causing the vehicle to stall and rough idle"

    Anonymous, TX (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)
    Fuel gauge/sender

    "Fuel gauge reads empty at all times. Not sure if sender is bad or wiring problem yet"

    Kurt M., IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

    "A valve was stuck closed and would not open. It had to be replaced. It took over one day to repair."

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.8-L V6)

    "Malfunctioning sensor caused engine light to go on"

    Bryce S., SK (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    Engine Cooling

    Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

    What Owners Say

    Antifreeze leaks

    "The coolant leak was at the heater hose assembly. Both were replaced"

    W T., FL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Overheating

    "This vehicle has had chronic coolant system problems. This lead to a head gasket repair."

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure Unsure)
    Radiator

    "Radiator developed a leak and had to be replaced."

    Anonymous, MO (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.8-L V6)
    Thermostat

    "Having problems now and have had to replace thermostat 3 times"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    Body Integrity

    Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Air or water leaks

    "driver door rubber seal leaks when going through automatic car washes"

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Water leak on engine and fully covered by lifetime engine and drivetrain warranty"

    Carl H., MI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-L V6)

    "Small coolant seap at intake manifold. Occurred in cold temperatures. Did not leak when engine warm. No coolant in oil or cylinders. Only dripped down outside of engine block. Not enough to make it to driveway"

    Anonymous, ON (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Wind noise

    "wind noise , replaced windshield"

    Anonymous, WI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Power Equipment

    Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

    What Owners Say

    Alternator

    "Had to replace alternator and battery."

    Anonymous, NE (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Battery (not hybrid or electric)

    "Battery failed and had to be replaced."

    Anonymous, MO (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.8-L V6)
    Electronic ignition

    "Engine fails to start periodically. Starter stays engaged but engine does not fire. Multiple trips to service but no problem ever found. Happens sometimes monthly, every other month and sometimes only every 3rd month. Cannot get the issue to duplicate at the dealership."

    Anonymous, VA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Ignition switch

    "The vehicle will not start due to key fob failure. Very frustrating to be stranded with no way to start the car. Problem was random and sporadic finally required replacement of the keyless system at significant cost."

    John W., CA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0-L V6)

    Body Hardware

    Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

    What Owners Say

    Doors or sliding doors

    "When using the remote or the overhead switch to close the sliding doors, they sometimes almost close and then reopen (no obstructions). This can happen repeatedly. They also tend to freeze shut in certain kinds of weather"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Plastic cable guide broke so power door is now manual only"

    Kurt M., IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "The rt sliding door seems "rotated " clockwise a bit and binds at times when opening or closing. This is the worst in rain or winter"

    Anonymous, MI (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Tailgate, hatch or trunk

    "The tailgate rusted out and needed a costly repair. Also, the latch occasionally won't open"

    Anonymous, PA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    Engine Major

    Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

    What Owners Say

    Engine rebuild or replacement

    "The vehicle has had a chronic problems with the cooling system which eventually lead to a head gasket repair."

    Anonymous, (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure Unsure)

    "heads were not working. had to replace both of them."

    Ralph S., CT (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3-L V6)

    Exhaust

    Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Exhaust leaks

    "Hear noise that sounds like muffler. I have not taken car in to my mechanic for diagnosis and repair. Not loud enough"

    Anonymous, IL (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure Unsure)

    Drive System

    Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

    What Owners Say

    Transfer case

    "Transmission failure. Covered under lifetime drive-train warranty"

    Anonymous, VA (2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    In-car Electronics

    CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

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    Jul 07, 2020
    Projectiles as a result of driver air bag deployment in the event of a crash can increase the risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2008-2010 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan and 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro vehicles. These vehicles may have a loose or missing brand emblem in the center of the steering wheel. The loose emblem or the securing nuts for the emblem within the driver air bag module may become projectiles in the event of a driver air bag deployment.
    What should you do:
    Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag cover with a redesigned cover, free of charge. The recall began February 11, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is W09.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V396000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 925239
    AIR BAGS
    Jan 29, 2016
    If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Additionally, the air bags may inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Summary:
    FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured December 31, 2007, to August 31, 2008, 2008-2009 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured June 18, 2007, to August 31, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.
    What should you do:
    Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control unit, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S07.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V047000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 110482
    AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    Jun 26, 2014
    If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
    Summary:
    This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
    What should you do:
    Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs, free of charge. The recall began on May 26, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R03. Note: This is an expansion of recall 11V-139.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V373000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 722705
    SUSPENSION
    Feb 11, 2014
    Failure of the rear axle may increase the risk of a crash.
    Summary:
    Freedom Motors Inc., (Freedom Motors) of Savaria Vehicle Group (formerly The Liberty Motor Company) is recalling one model year 2009 Volkswagen Routan and certain model year 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country wheelchair accessible vehicles modified by The Liberty Motor Company from February 2008 through January 2011. Over time and with use, the vehicle's rear axle may develop cracks which could lead to axle failure.
    What should you do:
    Freedom Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected axles, free of charge. The recall began on April 1, 2014. Owners can contact Freedom Motors at 1-800-561-9600. Freedom Motors' number for this recall is ENGF0216-3.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V055000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 130
    AIR BAGS, EQUIPMENT
    Aug 03, 2011
    AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN FRONT OF THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH.
    Summary:
    CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER, TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 24, 2007, THROUGH JULY 30, 2008. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER (HVAC) CONDENSATE LEAK FROM THE HVAC DRAIN GROMMET ONTO THE OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL (ORC) MODULE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE ILLUMINATION OF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND A POTENTIAL INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT WARNING.
    What should you do:
    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED AIR BAG MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 14, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
    For more information:
    CHRYSLER SAFETY RECALL NO. L01.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V394000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 298949
    EQUIPMENT
    Dec 08, 2010
    AN INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN FRONT OF THE DEPLOYING AIRBAG AND/OR A VEHICLE CRASH.
    Summary:
    CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WATER LEAK At THE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONER (HVAC) DRAIN GROMMET WHICH CAN LEAD TO ILLUMINATION OF AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND A POTENTIAL INADVERTENT AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.
    What should you do:
    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HVAC DRAIN GROMMET FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 14, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
    For more information:
    CHRYSLER SAFETY DEFECT REPORT K25. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V611000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 299635
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    Jun 03, 2010
    A SHORT CIRCUIT COULD OCCUR INSIDE THE SLIDING DOOR, OVERHEATING THE LATCH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
    Summary:
    CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 2007 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2009. SOME OF THE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN IMPROPERLY ROUTED WIRE HARNESS THAT MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE THE LOWER SLIDING DOOR HINGE BRACKET CAN MAKE CONTACT AND WEAR THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION.
    What should you do:
    CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-853-1403.
    For more information:
    CHRYSLER'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K14.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V235000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 284655
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
    Sep 11, 2009
    A BRAKE FLUID LEAK COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY, POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.
    Summary:
    ELDORADO NATIONAL IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 AMERIVAN MOBILITY VEHICLES BUILT ON CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN PLATFORMS VEHICLES. THE REAR BRAKE LINES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED AND NOT SECURED PROPERLY DURING THE ALTERATION. IF NOT ROUTED AND SECURED PROPERLY, THE BRAKE LINES COULD RUB AGAINST THE VEHICLE CAUSING A BRAKE FLUID LEAK.
    What should you do:
    ELDORADO NATIONAL AMERIVAN DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND IF THE BRAKE LINES WERE IMPROPERLY ROUTED THEY WILL BE CORRECTLY REINSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ELDORADO NATIONAL AT 1-800-955-9086. THESE MINIVANS HAVE BEEN ALTERED INTO WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES BY ELDORADO. THIS RECALL IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED BY CHRYSLER GROUP LLC AND WILL NOT BE PERFORMED AT NO COST BY DODGE OR CHRYSLER DEALERS UNLESS THEY ARE ALSO AN ELDORADO NATIONAL DEALER.
    For more information:
    OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V351000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 82
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