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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,880 miles

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2005 Dodge Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #17

Feb 152011

Caravan

  • 64,000 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 air bag lamp illuminated. The manufacturer was contacted and referred him to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. The dealer was contacted but a decision was not made to perform a diagnostic test. The contact was concerned that he had to pay for a diagnostic test since the vehicle experienced the same failure specified in NHTSA recall campaign number: 07V192000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) and recall NHTSA campaign id number: 10V008000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000 and current mileage was 65,000.

- Cary , IL, USA

problem #16

Aug 102009

Caravan

  • 75,477 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. He noticed that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. He took the vehicle to an independent mechanic who replaced the air bag sensors at the owner's expense. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no related recalls for his VIN; however, the contact saw a news report for a recall on his year, make and model vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him that his VIN was not "yet" a part of the recall (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V008000: Air bags :frontal: Sensor control module). The failure mileage was 75,477. The current mileage was 83,300.

- Couder Sport, PA, USA

problem #15

Feb 152010

Caravan

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact started the ignition. The air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The failure was contributed to the air bag sensor. The vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 58,000. The current mileage was 58,500.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #14

Aug 012009

Caravan

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Every 5-10 minutes of driving the air bag light would illuminate on the instrument control panel. She believes that the air bag sensor has failed, which in a situation that warrants, may cause the air bags not to deploy. The dealer nor the manufacturer has been contacted. The current mileage was 93,000. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #13

Apr 072007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. While driving approximately 50 mph, the air bag warning light would sporadically illuminate on the instrument control panel. One year later, the failure recurred and the light remained illuminated. The contact noticed that the failure occurs only in rainy weather conditions. The dealer stated that although he was experiencing the same failure referenced in NHTSA campaign id number 07V192000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module), his VIN was not included in the recall. The contact would have to pay for the repair. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 42,000. Updated 05/06/08 the dealer replaced the front impact sensors. Updated 05/06/08

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #12

Dec 032007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,750 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The air bag warning indicator light illuminated. The dealer stated that the warning light illuminated because the vehicle crashed and the sensor needed to be replaced. There was no impact or crash. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V192000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The failure mileage was 17,750 and current mileage was 17,806.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #11

Jun 152007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

Incident #3 this is the third time my car instrument panel did this under 25,000 miles. I was driving down the road and I can see that I am actually moving but none of my instruments are. None of them move all the while the car door ajar lights are on so after checking the doors 3-4 times I just drove on as they were clearly closed. Fueled up the car and restarted. Instruments all a go.sometimes it takes overnight before the panel works again. Airbag light has been on for 6 months and check engine light is always popping on and off. How will I know if the van is really is danger of breaking down, or perhaps running out of gas as this van has cried wolf too many times.I will never know if a problem really exist. I consider this a major safety issue. I have received an airbag recall, so that's one down but when will they recall the whole instrument panel it is either shutting completely down or popping up check engine light. I have taken this car in for this check engine light several times. They just say " maybe you didn't put the lid on the gas tank right". so at one time that lid was replaced. I am not under warranty any longer but I don't like the idea of driving down the interstate with 4 kids and not knowing how fast iam going or if I am running out of gas. Like I said before the instrument panel just not working at all is a major defect. Iam not sure but I think the system is corrupt. Planning to trade if action is not taken in the near future. I pay for a reliable car and that's not what iam getting. I hope there are others who have had this experience so that the instrument panel will be recalled.

- Fort Knox , KY, USA

problem #10

Jul 022007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge town and country. The contact stated that the air bag light on the control panel is constantly illuminated and will not dim. Safety recall # 07V192000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) does not apply to the VIN. The contact stated that the ABS light has been illuminated for a while. The powertrain and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage is 43,713.

- Paxton, MA, USA

problem #9

Mar 142007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,600 miles
My wife was driving from work while getting on to the freeway the check engine light came on. Two minutes later the airbag light came on also. Took to dealership next day and was told that both front impact sensors and connectors needed to be replaced. Vehicle is a 2005 with 43000 miles which is out of warranty so we will have to pay for repair. Parts were ordered but are on national backorder so they have no idea when they will come in.

- Hartford, WI, USA

problem #8

Mar 102007

Caravan

  • miles
My airbag light came on and I took it in to dealer and they replaced left impact sensor then 2 days later light came on again now they say it is right impact sensor.

- Portage, WI, USA

problem #7

Feb 162007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,300 miles

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

Failure of front mounted airbag sensor and wiring harness. Airbag light came on.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 102006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
My air bag light is on all the time. I'm on my third sensor. For me, they last about six months before the problem returns. My mechanic says the airbag won't deploy if needed, others say it could deploy for no reason. The vehicle is beyond the original warranty and because the vehicle is beyond the original warranty, the dealer is not willing to cover the costs even though it is clearly a flaw with this vehicle. There is currently no recall that I am aware of.

- Shortsville, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 202005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
Within a month of purchasing my 2005 Dodge Caravan SE, the airbag light came on. I have since had it back to the dealer for repair several times. I have been informed that it should now be fixed (11/06). I am not optimistic.

- Oak Park, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 172006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I have had to replace the airbag sensors or my airbags could have deployed! I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT. The brakes and rotors for this vehicle are bad to they have had to been replaced and this was costly!

- Coloma, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 012006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan that I bought new from foster motors, a Dodge dealer from middlebury, vt. This winter, the air bag warning light came on and stayed on. I took the car to the dealer and they replaced front air bag sensors that had rusted. They did this under warranty and I did not have to pay. I thought it was very odd seeing how the car is about a year old. I have never had any problem with any air bag of any vehicle I owned before. Perhaps some parts made of bamboo from overseas? perhaps not because bamboo will not rust. At any rate, I see where there is an investigation of this problem. You can add mine to the list if you wish. The date of the problem is an estimate. Thank you, dennis from Vermont.

- Brandon, VT, USA

problem #2

Oct 102005

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
Contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. On 10-11-05 was driving home from a trip when the airbag warning light came on. Took it to the dealer the next day, the vehicle was put on a machine where they found that the sensors and the wiring harness were defective. This was located on the passenger's side. The one on the left side which was the driver's side was not fixed. The contact felt that the manufacturer should pay to have the driver's side sensors and the wiring fixed at no charge to the contact because they also were defective.

- Kirkville, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 042004

Caravan

  • 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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