Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported 16 problems related to transmission not go into gear (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Grand Caravan based on all problems reported for the Grand Caravan.
Takata recall : while driving, van would not go into gear and sent super high rpms and would not come down while braking. Have read about several of these issues with this style of vehicle. Dangerous while having kids in the vehicle on the road.
See all problems of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle would restart however; it failed to shift gears. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer (brown-daub inc, 3903 hecktown rd, easton, PA, 18045) where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure under case number: 32110215 and due to the vehicle being over 100,000 miles it no longer was covered by the warranty as a result no further assistance was offered. The vehicle was not repaired. Additionally, the vehicle was taken to the dealer a total of three times due to the contact experiencing difficulties in shifting gears. The failure was unable to be duplicated. In addition, the contact mentioned in October of 2015 the engine had to be replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 133,000.
See all problems of the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Parked facing downhill with vehicle in park and parking brake on. Car would not change gear using column lever. Got out of vehicle to check under hood for a problem. Notice cable disconnected from lever on transmission. When I was about to reach in to get the cable, the vehicle popped out of gear and rolled down hill, the hood slammed my arm trapping it as the vehicle rolled downhill. I became trapped between another car as it pushed me 20 feet downhill. Another passer by was able to get in the vehicle and put the brake while I pryed my arm out causing nerve damage. The hood would not release while my arm was stuck.
See all problems of the 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan.
At 62,000 miles the car would not shift into gear. After moving the gear shift all the way up and down it engaged, but began downshifting very hard from 4th to 3rd. Dealer performed maintenance and reprogrammed the module which resolved the problem for about 8,000 miles. Again, same thing happened this time dealer just reprogrammed module. The problem was resolved for about 9,000 miles and again the transmission has begun down shifting very hard. When decelerating the car clunks and catches.
See all problems of the 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Van was slipping not going into gear when it was cold and now just will not go into gear. The transmission is shot has to be rebuilt will cost anywhere from $2300 to $2800 to fix.
See all problems of the 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan.
While driving 20 mph, the driver was not able to shift into third gear. The driver tried to shift gears numerous times but was not able to do so. The vehicle was taken to a garage for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The problem recurred and the driver was not able to shift gears at all.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Pulled vehicle into parking spot, tried shifting into reverse and although heard a clunk, vehicle not in gear. Could not get it to go into a forward or reverse gear. Marketplace Dodge dealer in rochester, NY states a thrust bearing in transmission shattered tearing through gears. Cost $2,790 to repair, mileage 41,000, 2002 Dodge caravan.
Transmission failure 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan. Will not go into gear, will not drive or go in reverse. Loud clunking noise and car jerked. Could have caused accident.
While driving, the automatic transmission failed to shift gears. Please provide further details.
Transmission problems, not shifting into gear and when in drive even on a slight incline car rolls backwards. The latter could cause an accident if the car in back is too close.
See all problems of the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan.
At approx. 59,000 miles, the transmission on our 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan started lurching and slamming when you put it in gear. After only 1 1/2 days of minor occurrences, before we could have the car looked at, the transmission completely locked up. Fortunately, my husband was able to get it into gear to get it out of the street, but it would not get into gear at all after that. We had to tow it. We are now having to pay $2000 to rebuild the transmission. This is our only car for carrying our twin toddlers, and this is the second Chrysler vehicle we have owned that has had transmission failure before 70,000 miles. My best friend also had to get rid of a Chrysler lebaron with the exact same issue. There is a systematic problem with Chrysler transmissions, and it is a known defect that is sold to consumers. If we had bought this van new instead of 1 year old, I would be finding a lemon law attorney.
See all problems of the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan.
While driving rpm stayed high and would not shift gears. Dealer states transmission needed replacement. Please provide any further information.
Speed sensor malfunctioned, and transmission not able to shift gears, was told to drive to shop for repairs. Very low miles for a transmission to start failing.
See all problems of the 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Complete transmission failure while on highway. Would not move in any gear after coming to a stop. Had to call tow truck. Day before jumped in and out of gear while coming to a stop and nearly caused collision with vehicle in front of mine.
Rear carrier weld broke, causing vehicle to surge forward when applying accelerator, and transmisson did not go into gear. Dealer has replaced the transmission.
While driving vehicle suddenly stopped accelerating. Transmission failed to change gears and was replaced, but the failure recurred within 62,0000 miles. Then, transmission was replaced again, but the failure recurred.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||