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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 1 of 10)

problem #193

Nov 112014

Caravan

  • 70,000 miles

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

Door lock system has failed due to computer glitch. From what I have found on-line this problem has been happening for years and should be covered by a recall.

- Crystal, MN, USA

problem #192

Jan 012013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the door power locking system failed. The contact mentioned that the vehicle doors only locked manually. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the electronic body control system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 62,000. Updated 08/14/14 the dealer informed the consumer, the computer needed to be re-flashed at a cost of $85. Updated 08/19/14

- Durand , MI, USA

problem #191

Jun 042014

Caravan

  • 163,000 miles
The automatic locks stopped working. They are supposed to automatically lock at 15mph as a safety feature and then do not. It also means I have to enter the car only from driver side and manually lock or unlock all my doors and my trunk door does not lock at all. I consider this a safety issue as I have children as well as I can not secure my car when I am not in it.

- Whistler, WA, USA

problem #190

Jun 012014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 156,901 miles

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

Locks no longer work with the fob or the automatic lock/unlock button in the car. The locks no longer lock when the car reaches 10 or 15 mph. If it stops working while your car is unlocked, you can not secure your vehicle because you can not manually lock the trunk.

- Crafton , PA, USA

problem #189

May 142008

Caravan

  • 25,000 miles
The power door locks stopped working. The only way to lock or unlock the car is with the key, and there's no keyhole except on the driver's door. Dealer fixed it once: $89. Second time, he charged $400 for a new body module. Each time it stopped working again after about three months. He fixed it once more without charge, then said $89 each time thereafter. Another mechanic went over the wiring all the way to each door and found no problem. I have stopped paying for the fixes. I have tried the unhooking the battery and unplugging the fuse tricks but they don't work. So I drive without power locks and deal with the nuisance of manual locks. (the electric window motor on the driver side also failed - another $400 bill. This is my ninth Chrysler product but from now on I wouldn't take one if they gave it to me).

- Pomfret Center, CT, USA

problem #188

Aug 012013

Caravan

  • 85,000 miles
My power locks stopped working. The key fob beeped, but did nothing, and using the buttons within the car did nothing. I took it to a mechanic who fixed loose wires, and they worked again... for just a couple months. Now they told me I need to have Dodge "flash" the computer system, (for over $100!) but everything I've read online says that is only a temporary fix, and changing the fuse may fix it, again, temporarily. It seems to be a major defect and with children in the car, is a very major safety hazard. It's not okay to have to fix this repeatedly.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #187

Jan 072013

Caravan

  • 131,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks failed to function. The vehicle had to be manually locked and unlocked. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who could not diagnosed the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage 131,000.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #186

Jan 012012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the door locks failed. The door locks could not be unlocked with the keyless remote. The contact's personal mechanic removed the iod fuse for a brief moment and when the fuse was replaced, the doors unlocked with the keyless remote but the failure was not permanently corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000 and the approximate current mileage was 36,500. Updated 4/22/14 updated 04/25/2014

- East Freedom , PA, USA

problem #185

Jun 132012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Locking system failed to work, doors need to be locked and locked manually. Fuse removed and replaced but only solves the problem temporarily. This should be a recall by Dodge. So many reported failures.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #184

Jul 082013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Power door locks failed to work out of the blue, the only way to lock the vehicle now is to manually lock each door. The battery on the key fob was just replaced, non of the switches work. The only way to get the doors to lock or unlock is by manually pulling up pr pushing down on the lock piece, or by opening with a key. Took to an independent auto shop. They could find no cause to the problem.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #183

Jul 152013

Caravan

  • 68,000 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 doors could only be opened and closed manually. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 68,000.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #182

Jun 122013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the key fob failed to unlock and lock the doors. The contact mentioned the doors had to be locked or unlocked manually. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #181

Nov 152012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that when attempting the lock the doors with the key alarm or manually, the doors failed to lock. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hebron, KY, USA

problem #180

Apr 202013

Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key fob failed to unlock the doors. The contact was able to unlock the front driver's side door with the key manually. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and the cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, however no assistance was provided. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

- Westhampton , MA, USA

problem #179

Jul 292011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 76,834 miles
Power lock failed on all locks. The rear gate can not be locked.

- Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

problem #178

Feb 012011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Power door locks no longer work. Neither the buttons on the key fob nor the switches on the inside door panels will lock or unlock the doors. If I disconnect the battery for a few minutes and then re-connect it, the locks will work properly, but only for short time periods.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #177

Jan 012013

Caravan

  • 49,000 miles
The power doors locks do not work anymore. We use this van as an ada wheelchair access. We cannot lock the rear hatch with a key. We are vulnerable to leaving the rear hatch unlocked. The drivers door is the only door with a key access. The other doors do not have key access to unlock the door. Try looking on the internet and see how many people have this problem. It is a common problem on the 2005 vans. This is a real safety issue. Please help thank you

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #176

Sep 152012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Power door locks not working properly, you lock the doors with remote lights flash but doors don't lock, causing a safety concern with small children inside the vehicle as their suppose to lock when speed reaches 18 mph, I have noticed lots of complaints online regarding my issue. Thanks.

- Central Falls, RI, USA

problem #175

Apr 112012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,502 miles
Power door locks do not lock and unlock.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #174

Nov 292012

Caravan

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while parked, the doors could not be unlocked with the remote key fob. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

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