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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,726 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Dodge Caravan body / paint problems

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 152014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 122,881 miles


Electric door locks quit working. There is only 2 doors that can be unlocked by the key from the outside. Getting children out from the passenger side slider requires climbing through the vehicle to reach the door lock. Also there is no way to lock the doors from the drivers seat to prevent children from accidentally opening the passenger doors without climbing through the vehicle. Pulling the iod fuse and replacing will temporarily reset the door locks.

- Lake Tapps, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 282011

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 42,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the doors could not be locked automatically. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the door body control module. The mechanic replaced the door body control module twice but the failure was not corrected and the doors still could not be locked automatically. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 42,900 and the current mileage was 43,000. Updated 01/24/12 the consumer stated the BCM has been replaced three times. Update 01/27/12

- Aldan , PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 182010


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated all of the automatic door locks failed to open. The iod fuse that controls the door locks would shut on and off if removed and reinstalled in the fuse box. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing nor was the manufacturer notified. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 122011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,122 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the automatic power door locks were inoperable and the contact would have to manually lock and unlock the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle would not respond to the keyless remote when attempting to lock or unlock the vehicle. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 153,122 and the current mileage is 153,600. Updated 11/16/11 updated 11/30/11

- Rushsylvanya, OH, USA

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