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Vehicle Shudder Problems of Dodge Grand Caravan



Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported 4 problems related to vehicle shudder (under the power train category).

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 1
Failure Date: 10/16/2011

Vehicle rolls forward without stopping when in reverse & the brake is released & on a shallow incline, without accelerating (vehicle nose down slope). Two days after having my 2011 Grand Caravan, which I park in my driveway that has an angle of apprx. 15-20 degrees & the vehicle is parked nose down slope toward my home & garage. The first indication of a problem was on entering the driveway and shifting into "park", the vehicle rolled forward 6"-8" inches. This issue started 2 days after having the vehicle. Prior to the vehicle rolling forward all vehicle operations seemed normal, there was hardly any roll at all (1"-3" in. ) when "park" was engaged. The next clue of a problem was that the vehicle would shudder when accelerating in "reverse" & at low speed. This problem does not happen every time the vehicle is reversing, but has become more frequent. While driving noise has been detected from somewhere beneath the vehicle, but is not heard frequently, only 2-3 times. The worst issue present is when the selector is placed in "reverse" and I remove my foot from the brake, without accelerating, the vehicle continually rolls forward without stopping. If the vehicle is in "reverse" and being accelerated up the incline and I remove my foot from the accelerator the vehicle will roll forward down slope without stopping. The closest comparrison is that it feels like driving a vehicle with a manual/standard transmission. It seems that the transmission issues is getting worse and I've only had the vehicle since 14 October 2011 and for 772 miles. These issues have been brought to the attention of the dealership & their service dept. & to the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep case management dept. I have continually been lied to by both departments and calls to case mgtmt. Ignored/not returned. My family & I feel very unsafe in this vehicle & have lost all trust in Dodge.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 2
Failure Date: 01/24/2007

Tl *- the contact owns a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan sport. The contact's vehicle vibrated, but did not stall when making a left or right turns. This incident occurred since June 2006. The mechanic replaced the power steering pump and serviced the transmission. While servicing the transmission the mechanic observed that the oil pan and dip stick had grey debris in it, and the magnet was not in the right location. The contact stated that the power steering returns cooler should be replaced. The contact also observed a burning smell under the hood ,and was concerned about an under hood fire. The dealer did not confirm if there could be a failure if she didn't replace the power steering return cooler. However, he advised her that the new part will eliminate the vibration in the steering wheel. Each visit to the dealer/repair shop the contact experienced a new failure including the original concern. The dealer stated the contact should also replace the power steering return cooler. . The contact also replaced the right front tires on two occasions since 2004 due to uneven wear. They mechanic stated that a carriage bolt will correct the tire failure.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3
Failure Date: 06/18/2003

At slow accelerations vehicle shudders/hesitates to shift. When downshifting it "bumps" down. At 35-40 mph engine races without accelerating. Dealer says clutch plates need 5-10,000 miles to break in after transmission was rebuilt at 2,400 miles. Vehicle still not shifting correctly after many service attempts and 11,000 miles.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 4
Failure Date: 09/01/1998

Defective transmission, causing difficulty in reverse position and surgeing while driving. Also vibration and the vehicle pulls to the right badly which may cause an accident. Dealer cannot determine problem, but is going to replace the tires. Michelin stated that it not the tires, but the vehicle itself. Please provide further information.

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