Last post on Jan 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Brakes, Van
#119 of 128 Re: Brake Caliper Tool [cactusjack578]
Nov 02, 2012 (3:22 pm)
I believe it's a 3/4" socket wrench. I use a small piece of pipe to get more leverage when they're really tight. I use a piece of wire to tie them up so they're not not hanging on the brake line.
#120 of 128 Re: 09 Gr Caravan Brakes [steveg82]
Nov 17, 2012 (1:27 pm)
WOW!!! this happened to me today... The car was having a very bad shaking problems in the steering wheel. I talked 2 months ago with the dealership and asked them to check my brakes and they told me that everything was perfect. Today, they told me that I have to change the pads and also the rotors, and it is so much expensive!!! I explained them what happened last visit, and he said they NEVER level resurface the rotors... and I HAD to change all completely.. That's a disaster.. and a very bad security issue. What ca we do about this??
Nov 23, 2012 (7:48 am)
1. Written by BASmomma on November 23, 2012 From Rio Rancho, New Mexico, US
I have had issues with my 2010 Town & Country. They say its the way I drive too. I received the letter regarding the brakes and rotors and since I already had issues with mine and they had me "resurface" them a couple months before that, I basically demanded them to be replaced. They did replace them. I think that was just this past July. Then 2 days ago, I took it in because the brakes squeaked. "They have a glaze over them, so they need to be resurfaced." and the rear brakes need to be replaced as well as needing new tires. I only have 39K miles. I said there is something wrong. this just isn't right. they told me that nothing was wrong with them, they just have a glaze. IT'S A BUNCH OF B.S.!!!!!!!! The first time, they blamed it on my driving and they also blamed it on "New Mexico having a lot of dirt" I have NEVER had to replace rotors or even resurface them and ANY car I've owned. And me having "bald tires" on a mini van at 39K is bs too. I no longer feel safe nor do I agree to spend that much money on my van. I am researching the NM lemon law and will be contacting someone.
#122 of 128 Re: I2010 T&C [basmomma]
Dec 05, 2012 (8:29 pm)
I called Chrsyler and complained about premature tire failure and they paid for half of brand new tires!!! I still had to fork out $400 but that's better than $800.
The dealership manager told me that he can't believe that a minivan that heavy would come with such low quality tires and combined with the brakes, it's a disaster waiting to happen.
#123 of 128 Re: I2010 T&C [annfromjersey]
Dec 05, 2012 (9:22 pm)
How many miles were on your vehicle? And what was the brand? I once got over 90,000 miles on the original tires on a 1986 Caravan. When I went to replace them, Goodyear didn't make that model anymore.
#124 of 128 Re: I2010 T&C [basmomma]
Dec 06, 2012 (7:38 am)
There is nothing wrong with 39k miles on a set of tires.
Having said that, our '08 is having a tire eating disorder. I put new summer tires on in June, and now a couple of weeks ago I went to put the winter tires on and noticed 3 out of 4 of the summer tires were already half worn. The 4th still looked brand new.
I took it to sears to get it aligned. It wasn't horrible, but the toe was off all around. We'll see what happens now that its adjusted.
#125 of 128 Re: I2010 T&C [qbrozen]
Dec 06, 2012 (1:25 pm)
My tires failed at 27,000 miles that should have made it to atleast 39,000. They were labeled as "defective" whenn the dealership inspected them. I did miss one rotation but since all 4 were almost bald it didn't matter.
A few moms at school have the same van and all have replaced their tires around 35,000.
#126 of 128 Re: SERIOUSLY????? [misty2010]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:27 pm)
I have a 2008 town and country that I purchased new. I have had nothing but problems with it. My vehicle has only 58k miles and I have had to replace my brakes three times now. Our ignition had to be replaced and it is acting up again. Now my vehicle is using oil like crazy. On top of that I am only getting 9 miles to the gallon. We have done all of the maintenace on it and have even replaced the pvc and changed out spark plugs. Oh did I mention it is also idling rough. I was offended by your post....seriously when I purchased a new vehicle I did not expect such problems. I have never had problems like this with any vehicle I have ever owned. By the way most of the maintenance the dealership had us pay for isnt recommended for our vehicle until 102k miles. Lol......people expect normal repairs not what we are experiencing.
#127 of 128 Re: 09 Gr Caravan Brakes [chanita]
Dec 23, 2012 (8:14 pm)
Any new info on this problem. We just bought a 2010 Town & Country with 17,000 miles on it. Had it one week and on a trip when applying brakes van roared and shook all over. Took to dealer had to replace brake pads and rotors. Then found out from previous owner that he had replaced them "multiple" times, which we are assuming at least twice. Sounds like we bought a lemon, but dealer won't take it back. Wrote to Chrysler but doubt anything will happen. Local Chrysler dealer says "there is no fix" for the brakes. Dealer we bought it from says they put new brakes and rotors on and it is fixed? We wonder how long?
#128 of 128 Re: 09 Gr Caravan Brakes [tcowner15]
Jan 17, 2013 (4:56 pm)
We bought a 2010 Town & Country brand new and as of tomorrow we will be replacing the brakes for the 5th time. We finally quit using the Chrysler dealership because the local tire shop rates for labor were better and they actually seemed to care that our brakes were bad, and would replace the pads if they went bad for FREE. My husband is upset and will never buy another Chrysler ever. We had an Aspen previously and didn't have a bit of trouble with it, I think the quality of the Town and Countries is terrible which is unfortunate since it is made for families.