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    Thread: 2012 please post your brake/transmission issues..

    1. 09-05-2012 07:27 AM #1
      Hi Gurus,

      I just bought 2012 Routan. I am wondering whether any 2012 owners have any issues with brakes and transmission. If you did, what have you done to fix/replace? How did you approach the dealer? Thank you all!!

    2. 09-13-2012 08:42 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by vwroutan1 View Post
      Hi Gurus,

      I just bought 2012 Routan. I am wondering whether any 2012 owners have any issues with brakes and transmission. If you did, what have you done to fix/replace? How did you approach the dealer? Thank you all!!
      So far 102 viewers visited this thread and nobody commented anything on this. Does it mean that 2012 has no transmission/brake issues?

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      09-13-2012 01:10 PM #3
      To the best of my knowledge the Routan is still wearing the same brakes, so in time problems will arise. I think a lot has to do with your location, hilly etc... As far as the Trans, the econ mode gets the most complaints. Just do a search for it. The issue with the brakes is warpage, the brake warranty was extended for the earlier vans so if assume the 12's will get it to. I knew about the warpage before we bought our 2010, it didn't stop me or sway me from our purchase. I still love our Routan. www.chryslerminivan.net will get you more info.

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      09-15-2012 10:00 PM #4
      I thought the 12's got the larger calipers? I could be wrong.

      Almost 20,000 miles on mine and brake are perfect.
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      09-15-2012 10:35 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Chedman13 View Post
      I thought the 12's got the larger calipers? I could be wrong.

      Almost 20,000 miles on mine and brake are perfect.
      If your rolling a Chrysler Town and Country, with the HD brake package, but not on the Rout. I think they got a different caliper design for the rear in 2011, possibly the fronts too, but I can't remember.
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      10-04-2012 12:54 PM #6
      2011 dodge caravan: 55,000 Kms or 34,000 Mi.
      Maybe 1/2 is highway driving.

      Still on original brake pads & rotors, just inspected, lots of material left, no vibrations, nor any problems with van at all.

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      11-13-2012 10:03 PM #7
      I will be monitoring this on our 2012. I have not read much on the issue since the 2011's came along. hopefully it was just the earlier models that caused a lot of owners the heartache. It has been my experiience that not every newer model year is immune.

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