Last post on Jun 10, 2011 at 5:43 AM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Car Comparisons, Van
#247 of 256 Rotor issues/ Front wheel bearings failure
Aug 18, 2010 (12:35 am)
I began experiencing uneven braking at around 7500 miles. Took the vehicle to my local dealer and they said one of the rotors needed to be machined after which everything was Ok. Several days ago, at 11500 miles, heard a whining noise coming from the front which was separate from engine noise. After doing research on the internet, noticed quite a growing number of owners having problems with front wheel bearings. Sure enough, my dealer said front wheel bearings need to be replaced, they are on backorder (I wonder why?) and should be here within....1 MONTH!!!. He said I am OK to drive the vehicle until the parts arrive. I am not taking any chances, luckily have another vehicle to drive in the meanwhile. I smell another recall in works.
#248 of 256 Re: Rotor issues/ Front wheel bearings failure [gavrik]
Aug 18, 2010 (2:45 am)
Be advised that they have extended the warranty on brakes for the 2009 model year. You should get a notice in the mail. 36K is the max listed on the form. Mine are doing so well that I do not think I can take advantage of this good deal. Just finished my stash of brake parts for my first brake job. The way we drive I should need brakes at 60K (TBD). My son's 2000 limited needs brakes all the time.
#249 of 256 Re: Rotor issues/ Front wheel bearings failure [gavrik]
Aug 18, 2010 (2:48 am)
My daughters transmission went out on her 2009 TC and had that noise you describe. Seems the TCs and not the GCs had problems with the 6 speed/4.0 combo.
#250 of 256 Re: Rotor issues/ Front wheel bearings failure [etp]
Aug 18, 2010 (4:31 am)
The 4.0LV6 6-speed powertrain is identical between the GC and T& C.
#251 of 256 Re: 3.8 vs. 4.0 engine [kope49]
Aug 18, 2010 (5:07 am)
I guess I am one of the "unlucky" ones as far as gas mileage is concerned. I bought a 2008 GC SXT with 3.8 and 6 speed. On the first three tanks which are about 50-50 city highway I have gotten from 16.6 to 17.9 mpg. With the onboard computer cruising at a steady 65 it shows only about 20.5 so I will never get the kind of mileage some of you are claiming.
#252 of 256 put some air in those tires
Aug 19, 2010 (2:09 am)
The 4.0/ 6 speed with 17" wheels seems to be the best in MPG
Aug 27, 2010 (12:41 pm)
28 mpg from Toronto to NY and 27.4 mpg from NY to Toronto. 4.0L/6 speed, 38 psi
#254 of 256 Re: my mpg [candriver]
Nov 06, 2010 (4:02 am)
39,000 Miles and no repairs so far.
#255 of 256 61k
Jun 10, 2011 (2:20 am)
Still running great and on the same brakes.
#256 of 256 Re: 61k [etp]
Jun 10, 2011 (5:43 am)
Late last year, traded in my '09 DGC for '10 DGC model with more options and power doors. Now, the vehicle clocks at 9K and the brakes begin to pulsate. I took the vehicle to my local dealership, they state front rotors need to be machines and the calipers on the rear brakes are leaking making a whistling sound while in drive. So, I am driving a loaner for a few days while they are taking care of this issue. This is not a biggie, more of a nuisance. Otherwise, the vehicle is fine.