Chrysler (Dodge Grand Caravan) and transmission problems

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
December 19, 2008 4:23pm CST
This is my second Grand Caravan. The first one needed the transmission replaced just after the car was no longer under warranty. Other than that, I can say it was a pretty good car. This one only has 16,000 miles on it and we just had to have the transmission repaired. Fortunately the warranty covered it this time. Does anybody else have bad experiences with this car and transmission problems? Or have one that's lasted a long time without transmission problems?
2 responses
• United States
20 Aug 09
i just bought a new 2009 Grand Caravan and put about 250 miles on it and had a transmission problem. Its at the dealer as im typing this and not sure exactly what happened other than it is the transmission. We have a lifetime warranty on the powertrain and transmission but it is still agravating. I guess i should have known better because i traded in a 98 dodge durango on the cash for clunkers program and the transmission went out on that as well. What sold me on it was the lifetime warranty on the transmission but if i have to have it in the shop with problems all the time it's not worth it.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 09
Mine went a few more miles than 250, good grief. We have the lifetime warranty also and fortunately it seems to have been a one time thing (crossing fingers)...
• United States
30 Sep 09
I too recently purchased a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan (stow and go), at 5,800 miles the transmission completely broke down. It's in the shop today having the transmission torn down.... I agree, it's aggravating...You think because you buy a new vehicle it will be reliable.... Not in this case.... JGT
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Dec 08
i am not great in the informetions about cars but the one which we have now(wagon-r)has not given us problems till now.but our previous car(armada)used to give us lots of problems.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Dec 08
Mine haven't given me a lot of problems, it's just interesting that the only two I have had of this model both had problems with the transmission.