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#1531 of 2083 Re: Chrysler Minivan Transmissions [chdabren]
Nov 29, 2007 (9:06 am)
I have an 02 caravan that had problems downshifting. I didn't pull a boat or anything close to it. just normal wear and tear. Most of the threads I have read involve vans that are 2000 and newer with trani problems. I see a lot of complaints about brand new caravans with under 30k with transmission problems. Thats a problem, I can't image that everyone that post a thread abuses there van by towing too much payload. Dodge has to accept some blame.
#1532 of 2083 2005 T&C Transmission Problem
Dec 04, 2007 (11:24 am)
I just bought a 2005 T&C Touring with 52K miles. Lately it seems when on the highway going up a hill when the van downshifts it seems to shudder, Seems to happen around 68 mph. I also hear a loud knocking like something is slapping the trans housing (much louder than say a piston knock). The feeling that best describes it is like a 10 speed bike where the chain can quite get to the next sproket and keeps falling back. No check engine light or anything. Any thoughts?
#1533 of 2083 diesel voyager stalling
Dec 05, 2007 (5:41 pm)
Anyone found a solution to their voyager stalling? I've a 99 .5td which is running fine but engine stalls every so often, not much of a pattern to it though. Put some redex through to clean out the engine and it ran fine for 5 weeks but i'v had it cut out on me 5 times in last 2 weeks. 3x at high speed, don't get it. Diagnosis at dealers couldn't pin point problem, came back with a list of maybe's including wiring and fuel pump. Anyone got any suggestions? Would be really greatful, here in uk not many garages have experience in dealing with chryslers.
#1534 of 2083 Re: Chrysler Minivan Transmissions [chdabren]
Dec 08, 2007 (5:11 pm)
I appreciate the friendly advice and i understand your point of view, however from the customer point of view think about this, I paid $600 extra for the towing prep package plus $350 for dealer too install Mopar class3 style hitch designed for my van "by chrysler" with 7 pin connector. I am completely within vehicle specs to tow #3500 that is what i paid for that is what chrysler says it can do.
My experience has been chrysler dealers first response to any warranty problem is to blame the customer in some way, until they change there ways they will continue to lose market share.
#1535 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [tom166]
Dec 09, 2007 (11:57 am)
To all them who had the software update on the 2007 Caravan for the transmission problems...
Some had previously said it fixed the problem (simidave), some said it improved but not completely fixed (tom166). What about issy and izzy5, did it fix yours. I am asking because it didn't fix mine. It was a lot better after the update, but it gets worst with time. The manufacturer is trying to make me feel as though I am the only one out there for which it didn't work. Here was their response : It has been our experience that the bulletin service, properly completed, has been very successful in bringing the symptoms as described to a satisfactory conclusion . So could you give an update on your transmission so I can see if I am really alone in this? Thanks
#1536 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [ericbenwa]
Dec 09, 2007 (5:28 pm)
I had the update done on my 07 town and country, it has not totally eliminated the problem but it is much better, because it is much better and doesn't happen as often it is nearly impossible to demonstrate this to the dealer, i get the typical "you must be driving it wrong" or "it is electronically controlled and the computer has to adapt to each driver" even though i am the only driver. Remember dealer motto, blame the customer.
#1537 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [ericbenwa]
Dec 09, 2007 (5:46 pm)
I too, have had the updates and still have the problem. I did take the mechanic out on a test drive but he didn't feel anything, so he says. I'm glad to be getting feed back on this. Feel free to give the dealer my e-mail addres and I'll verify that I'm still having the same problem as you.
#1538 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [ericbenwa]
Dec 10, 2007 (5:20 am)
Tom 166. I have a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country van (similar to your Dodge van). Had software updated, low gear replaced, etc. Rides a little bit better but problem still there. Mechanics say there is nothing wrong per computer. No lights in van indicating anything wrong. I can feel the van shifting from one gear to the next. Service manager said to come back if the problem still exist. Unfortunately I can't bring the van in for service every week. Not a good solution to this matter. Next car or van I buy I'm sure it will not be a Chrsyler/Dodge/Jeep product. Had a 1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager that was the best van I ever had. I sold it in 2000 and van lasted until 2003 when it was involved in an auto accident and declared total loss. If not for the accident, with proper care, the van would still be around today. Like the saying goes, " they don't make them like they use to." I will continue to bring the vehicle in until the warranty runs out anyway......
#1539 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [issy]
Dec 10, 2007 (8:29 am)
Thanks for the message.........I'm not going to let up on the dearlership, I'll be a pain in their ass until I get it fixed or replaced....
#1540 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [tom166]
Dec 12, 2007 (2:38 am)
I'm not surprised. Here is what I received in writting from the manufacturer concerning my transmission problems:
The total operation of any vehicle is subjective in nature which would result in differences of opinion.
You may bug them until they fix it, but I'm warning you, I was already told by the dealership that they can't do anything more than what the sofware update did.
I have my CAMVAP hearing on next Monday. I'll let you know what the arbitrator had to say.