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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,467 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 212008


  • 49,000 miles


Have to stomp on gas pedal to unstick it after using cruise control the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country at my church has the same problem.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 262008


  • 49,000 miles
Gas pedal locked up while using cruise control;turned off cruise control, this freed up gas pedal but still a little sticky. Rear tail light lenses are coming loose from tail light housing.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 272007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Gas pedal stuck after van stoppe D for awhile. Looking to see if therewas a recall for any parts pertaining to the gas pedal mechanism.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


- the contact owna a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The throttle was sticking on the off mode and stayed stuck until one put sufficient amount of pressure to unstick the plate. The dealership stated that the problem was not the throttle but the throttle body. The dealer stated that the failure was due dust in the area that was clogging the throttle which made it stick. The failure mileage was 58,000, and the current mileage was 58,500. The consumer stated that the dealer is aware of the problem and stated didn't know that cleaned to lube was part of maintenance repair. Updated 07/06/07

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 232007

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There have been no crashes with this vehicle. The problem has existed approximately 1 year. The gas pedal sticks. I start the van, put it in drive and press the pedal to go, but the vehicle does not move and the pedal feels like an emergency brake (I can not push it at all - it will not move). I usually put it back in park, press the pedal really hard or pump the pedal several times and once the pedal seems to work, I place it back into drive.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 162005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,800 miles
Consumer stated that 2005 Dodge Caravan accelerator stuck and she could not stop. Owner put both feet on the brakes, and the vehicle could not stop. The brakes were not working well enough to get the van to stop with the accelerator stuck. The van will still not come to a complete stop. Consumer came to a red light; and the vehicle did not stop or slow down. Consumer had to run the red light to keep vehicle from hitting another vehicle/pedestrian. Consumer pulled the van into a parking lot, trying to get out of the way, and keep it from hitting another vehicle. The van went up on both left wheels when the consumer turned into the parking lot after the vehicle came back on all 4 wheels. Consumer quickly turned off the ignition and vehicle stopped. Completely. Left front side tire suffered a blow out prior to this incident, several months ago. The tire was replaced at no charge. Consumer did not ran over anything for the tire to blow out. The van was taken to a local dealership on gastonia, approximately 40 miles from the original dealer where the van was purchased. The original wanted consumer to bring the van to them so they could inspect it themselves. The dealer offered consumer a rental for three days while the diagnostic test was performed. Consumer had a rental car for 5 days, but she refused to pay for the rental.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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