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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
119,366 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. third bcm for the 1997 caravan. the first two were warranty (1 reports)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 242013

Grand Caravan LE 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,732 miles


First off the vehicle stops running at any speed. After sitting for a few minutes it restarts. But it will happen 2 or 3 times aday. The dash will stop working, no speedo, no tach, no fuel gage. It you hit the dash in front of the speedo, it will sometimes come back on. Now the Body Control Module has died and when it quit I was on the road, and everything came to a halt. Very dangerous. Is there anything that can be done?

- , Staples, Ontario, canada

problem #1

Mar 141999

Grand Caravan ES 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

The First BCM caused havoc with the speedometer and the engine running only intermittently, The Second BCM repair was same. The THIRD however, apparently caused the van to just plain Stop in the middle of the highway at 55mph!

Join me in calling the National Transportation Safety Board to complain about Dodge

electrical problems ... my complaint #10222489!

Dodge has a problem with Caravan electrical dating back at least to 1995.

Call and let the NTSB know about your Dodge electrical problems ... 800-424-9393.

- , Lexington, KY, USA

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