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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,662 miles

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 10)

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problem #173

Oct 232012

Caravan

  • 78,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the door locks failed and the doors could not be opened automatically or manually. The driver's side door was the only door that could be unlocked manually by using the key. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Uniontown , OH, USA

problem #172

Oct 262012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 23,800 miles
Power door locks failed on 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT purchase new on December 21, 2004. Doors will work manually, but will not operate with the remote or power lock buttons. The back door gate will not lock without the power locks working. The power door locks are designed to automatically lock when reaching speed of approximately 20 mph. It does not. This is a safety issue. Why doesn't Dodge admit to this problem and provide a free software upgrade? if you google it there are many complaints of this. This should be a recall for safety issues.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #171

Sep 032012

Caravan

  • 53,210 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while parked the doors would not lock or unlock with the key fob. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the door lock relay needed to be cleaned. After the repair the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 53,210.

- Collings Wood, NJ, USA

problem #170

Jul 302012

Caravan

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Power door locks stopped operating. They cannot be unlocked with the keyless entry, nor can the be unlocked by the driver's or passenger's power buttons. As time has gone by, we have been manually locking and unlocking the doors, but now those are even getting harder to unlock manually....it is as if they are becoming stuck shut.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #169

Sep 252012

Caravan

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the automatic door locks failed to engage while traveling 20 mph. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic or the dealer for inspection or repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileages were 87,000.

- Roy, UT, USA

problem #168

Feb 012012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Car door locks will not work on key chain or buttons on door will not lock doors have to manually lock and unlock doors pull iod fuse and they will start back working for two days up to a week then they quit working again called main Dodge Corp they said they have had several complaint on it but they would not have a recall on it.

- Middlesboro, KY, USA

problem #167

Sep 062012

Caravan

  • 81,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I just purchased this van (used) yesterday and this morning the power locks stopped working. They responded neither to the key nor to the switch on the door. They only work manually. Come to find out, through my own research on the internet, I guess this is an serious issue wit this particular year Caravan.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #166

Aug 162012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Power door locks stopped working.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #165

Jan 032011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The automatic door locking system on my 2005 Dodge Caravan stop working. It can be reset by pulling the iod 20amp fuse in the main fuse panel for 5 seconds and reinstalling it which resets the system. It will then work for a short period of time before the problem reocurrs. I have had to reset the system many times. There are many Caravan owners with this problem. I feel this a serious safety issue and more so if you have kids. While Chrysler has apparently denied that this problem exists I have done research and found that it is a factory defect and Chrysler possibly has a software update which can correct the problem. Chrysler should be made to bear the cost of the repair to the automatic door locking system on my Caravan via a recall.

- Hernando, FL, USA

problem #164

Apr 242012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the door locks only functioned manually and she was unable to control them using the key fob. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000. Updated 06/05/12 the consumer stated the doors did not lock automatically while driving. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired according to invoice. Updated 06/06/12

- Harleysville, PA, USA

problem #163

Apr 162012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The power lock will not work. Van was taken back to dealer 2 times. Last time was a year ago.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #162

Feb 052012

Caravan

  • miles
My 2005 Dodge Caravan smelled strong gasoline odor in and out. When I took it to the mechanic he knew exactly what was wrong because he serviced 3 vans like mine with similar issue. When he lifted my van and started the gas started to pour. The fortunate part was that I am lucky that it didn't explode on me while driving. Here is the worst part, I called rancho Jeep chryler in san diego to order a new fuel pump, I was told that the parts is nationally back ordered and it will take 3 to a month waiting period and nowhere available as per parts technician. If it is back ordered nationally, will it constitute recall? this situation is a major safety violation just waiting a major explosion to occur. My van only have 50K miles in it and I bought it brand new and always service timely. I am hoping that the company will take some action immediately to prevent costly lawsuits. I am receiving all my receipts as a proof when something happen. I will be the first one to come forward. My second complain is the lock, it is very uncomfortable if you manually lock and unlock all doors. I have to pull out the iod fuse everytime to reset, this is also a national issue because I found this from the blogs of other Dodge Caravan owners. My 3rd complain is why are my front brakes always shakes no matter what I do to it. I replaced both rotors and pads.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #161

Nov 112009

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The passenger side sliding door will not unlock using the key or the driver or passenger door's electric unlock button. The manual button on the door also will not unlock the door. I have not be able to open the door for over a month. I have seen suggestions on the web of taking out and then put back the iod fuse, but that did not work.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #160

Dec 012011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The doors will not lock/unlock with the key automatically nor will the doors lock when driving as they normally do. The car "beeps" so you think the doors are locked but they are not. The first few times it occurred, we removed the fuse and reinserted. Eventually this "fix" worked only briefly. This failure is unsafe for personal safety and also for property in the car. This is a common problem with 2005 Dodge Caravan.

- Alva, FL, USA

problem #159

Feb 142010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT power door locks fail to lock or unlock with the remote or door switch. The manual door lock is the only way to lock or unlock the doors. With there only being one key hole, this is a huge inconvenience and safety factor. What if you have several children and are trying to get everyone in the van and can only open the driver's door? this could pose a potentially dangerous situation as you're trying to get everyone inside the van, one of the kids could wander away, possibly into traffic. I'm sure you have heard all of this before because every 2005 Caravan owner I have talked to has this problem and more.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #158

Oct 282011

Caravan

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks failed. The keyless entry did not work on the vehicle and the locks would not engage automatically. The contact replaced a 20 amp fuse to correct the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 104,000.

- Hartland, MI, USA

problem #157

Sep 272011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
My power locks stopped working about a month ago. They will work manually but will not operate with the remote or the power lock button. Tried disconnecting battery and then re-connecting, tried remedy in handbook (turning key in ignition 4 times on and off, without actually starting it, and then depressing the power lock switch) which worked for two days. This is a safety issue!!! the locks are designed to automatically lock when reaching speed of approximately 20 mph. It does not. This is a safety issue!! why doesn't Dodge admit to this problem and provide a free software upgrade! many people are experiencing the same problem. Google it, it's there plain as day! is Dodge hoping the problem will just go away by itself? this is a safety issue! fix it!

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #156

Oct 252010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Door/sliders lock would not operate by remote. Had to manually enter thru the back lift gate and unlock from inside.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #155

Aug 252011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. While driving approximately 18 mph the contact noticed the automatic door lock failed and would not lock the doors automatically. The door fob also would not lock the doors when the lock button was engaged; however, the horn would blow. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact stated after disconnecting the iod fuse and later reconnecting it the automatic door lock function would activate. After two days, the automatic door lock would failed again. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 09/27/11 the consumer contacted the dealer and was informed there was no recall and therefore, he would have to pay for the repairs himself. Updated 10/31/11 updated 3/30/12

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #154

May 012011

Caravan

  • 75,000 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Caravan and starting at the beginning this summer the doors started to not lock or unlock with switch inside or with key lock button. We have had to jiggle the fuses at least 3 times. Just fixed again today. There is only one lock on driver side door that uses key to enter it.

- Wss, WV, USA

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