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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,088 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 082014

Caravan 4-cyl

  • miles


When starting the vehicle, the catalytic converter blew up and started making a strange noise. After picking it up from the shop, the mechanic told me that he just received another vehicle of my same make and model with the same problem. Hole on the neck of the unit.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #5

Aug 102010


  • 87,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 doge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was unable to control the vehicle as it proceeded to crash into a cement post. The contact was not injured but the passenger received minor injuries. The passenger was not transported to the hospital. The police were contacted and a police report was available. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who informed the contact that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 87,800.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 182010


  • 77,200 miles
2005 Dodge Caravan. I had an engine light come on and heard a clicking noise in the engine. I had it checked by a non-Dodge dealer and he researched and was told that this engine has had problems with cracked flywheels causing shifting problems. I thought it unusual that a main part such as a fly wheel would crack. I took it to classic Dodge in denton, tx and was told that the flywheel is cracked and needs to be replaced at a cost of $1080 have any other reports of this type been sent?

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 012009


  • 21,000 miles


2005 Dodge Caravan 2.4 engine. I have had the vehicle in twice under warranty to repair a "squeal" of the belt. It sound like the belt is not traveling correctly over the tensioner pulley. Now it has started the same problem again. Seem to do it after putting about 3000 mile on the new belt. (third time).

- Winton, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 112007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the entire electrical system goes out a leaves the van with no power. After not being able to move off the road and 5 attempts to start the van it started. This has occurred twice and the dealer can never find any thing wrong. Other incidents

- Summerhill, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,525 miles
Consumer's air bag light is on. Consumer is concerned that if involved in an accident no air bag will deploy. Also, engine makes noise, and driver's side window regulator does not work. Phone interview update (Oct 24, 2005): The passenger side air bag module was defective.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

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