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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,728 miles

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Apr 142009

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. The head-lights and the speedometer intermittently fail. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was contributed to the internal headlight module. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 130,000. The current mileage was 132,000. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #25

Jun 152006

Grand Caravan

  • 450,000 miles
Intermittant head lights. Some times when driving with lights on- they go out. With in a day or 2 they come back on. This is an on going occurance.

- Easttroy, WI, USA

problem #24

Sep 022008

Grand Caravan

  • 149,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Caravan equipped with daytime running lights. During operation only the driver side daytime running light comes on. When headlights turned on, only passenger side headlight comes on. Only one headlight works at any time. Not enough light to see while driving. It is a constant issue.

- Delray Beach , FL, USA

problem #23

Mar 152008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

When starting my car, the automatic headlights come on, however only the passenger headlight works. When I turn on the lights the passenger lights stay on and the driver side remains off. When I turn my lights onto a bright setting, the driver side lights work and the passenger side goes out. I have replaced both headlights and this still occurs. I have researched this problem online and have noticed hundreds of people experiencing the same problem. Because lights are a safety issue, I strongly believe daimler-chrystler must do a safety recall and fix this problem.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #22

Jul 202007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlight is not working propely at daytime light only the left side working and at night when I tern the swich on the right head light work and the left side is now of!!! changed the bulb but the problem still

- Brampton, 00, USA

problem #21

Aug 012004

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left headlight worked on low, right headlight worked on high. They did not work together at the same time. Our dealer replaced the FCM and made several other attempts. Then they installed "op pdc for headlight problem that wa S listed on the workorder under labor. Under parts it said fp number 55102969-ab block non 8015009" there was a forum that indicated thiswas a widespread issue. Itwas costly for the owners as the dealers were plaing "hit and miss" on this:. ttp://www.topix.net/forum/autos/Dodge-grand-Caravan/tfgks9O3llh1abobm.

- Good Thuner, MN, USA

problem #20

Mar 182007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at speeds ranging from 45 to 55 mph the headlights flickered. The failure mileage was 50000. The headlights were operating normally when using lower beams. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The current mileage was 55600.

- Quincy , IL, USA

problem #19

Oct 152005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Headlight problem experienced over the last 2 years. When daytime running lights are on, just the left light illuminates. When headlights are turned on, the left one goes off and the right one goes on. When brights are on, they switch - left goes on and right goes off. Only one light is on at a time. I have had this in to the dealer 4 times for repair. They replaced lamps, switch, and front control module to no avail. Now they say I need to replace the fuse block and body control module, at a cost of over $800. I am not alone in having this problem. According to the following website, over 20 others have had the very same problem: www.topix.net/forum/autos/Dodge-grand-Caravan/tfgks9O3llh1abobm.

- Riverdale, MD, USA

problem #18

Nov 012006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with headlight problems. When you turn the van on, the right running lamp lights. When you turn the headlights on, the left headlight lights and the right goes off. When you turn the brights on, the right headlight lights and the left goes off. I have seen on the internet a number of other Caravan owners reporting this problem.

- Clarkston, WA, USA

problem #17

Oct 102006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
Headlights on 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan operate erratically over the past month. When daytime running lights are on only left headlight illuminates. With headlight switch on only right headlight illuminates. When high beam is selected, only left headlight illuminates. Wiring and switches have been eliminated as possible faults, control modules are suspected. Internet forum at www.topix.net/forum/autos/Dodge-grand-Caravan/tfgks9O3llh1abobm suggests other are experiencing identical issues.

- Farmington, UT, USA

problem #16

Sep 012006

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Headlights flash off after 5 min. Of driving. They come back on but have progressively been getting worse. Flashing on and off three times then back on or continuing to flash on and off. A mechanic looked at it and can not find the problem.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #15

Aug 282006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan - various electrical malfunctions including: Headlight failure/flashing, instrument cluster light failure/flashing, traction control failure/brake pulsing, radio failure, seat belt connector failure.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #14

May 072006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,250 miles
I had a single headlight fail on my Dodge Grand Caravan. It was Sunday, and I had a long drive home. I had the intent of replacing the bulb the next day. As I neared my home, it became dusk. I turned on my one working headlight. As it got darker, I noticed that my working headlight was flashing on and off steadily. I tried turning the switch on and off, but the problem remained. In fact, the headlight would not turn off at all! I was in a remote area, and drove the about 30 minutes home with one headlight flashing on and off. I got home, turned off the headlight and the ignition. The headlight kept flashing on and off! the only way I got it to stop was to disconnect the battery. The next day, I bought 2 new headlamps and replaced them, which seemed to resolve the problem. A vehicle should be able to operate on a single headlight for a short period of time. This was a very unsafe situation.

- Lewiston, MI, USA

problem #13

Apr 212006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
While driving with headlights on the lights flicker on-off randomly.

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #12

Apr 212006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles
On April 22, 2006, my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan was en route from wilmington, nc to Warren, mi. The vehicle was being operated with the low beam headlights and also the fog lamps both in operation. Without warning or any operator error, all frontal lighting was turned off. Both the low beams and fog lamps failed to operate. Normally, this would not be so much of a concern, but I happened to be traveling at 70 mph on a very dark location of the interstate. I quickly (within 2 seconds) cycled the headlamp switch from the full on position to the full off position and back again to the full on position. The low beam and fog lamp failure remained. During the cycling of the switch, I noticed there was a flash of light in the secondary position (parking lamp only position). I immediately returned the switch to this secondary position and pulled out the switch to enable the fog lamps (the fog lamps are operated by extending the switch towards the driver and are reset to the off position when the switch is rotated to the off position). The parking and fog lamps did operate correctly in this position. I then navigated the vehicle safely to a lower speed and out of the way of any other surrounding vehicles. In the right lane at a slower speed, I once again tried to toggle the switch to the low beam position. Again, all lighting failed to operate in the full on position. I then switched back to the parking (and fog) position. I tested the hi-lo beam switch. The flash to pass feature worked and the high-beam lights were briefly turned on when the turn signal lever was pulled back. Once again I toggled the light switch to see if the low or high beams would work in the full on position. There was no response from the headlamps, but the turn signal lever did cause the high beam lamps to flash on when it was held back. The headlamps returned to normal operation after the vehicle was turned off and restarted.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 262006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,501 miles
Headlight malfunction on 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan unrelated to a bulb failure.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #10

Jan 102006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. Similar to other complaints in the database about headlights going off while driving and then after 1 or 2 seconds coming back on again. Happens while driving at any speed, also sometimes while stopped. Took to dealer and was told that they could not find anything wrong. This has happened approximately 5 times over the past 2 months, the date I entered is the most recent occurrence.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 242005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the headlights flickered on and off while on low beams. He was unsure whether it would happen with the high beams on. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, and they replaced the multifunction switch. This did not correct the problem. The vehicle is currently at the dealership for repairs.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Headlight malfunction. 1 daytime running light comes on. When I turn on headlights, the one that is on during daytime running light operation turns off, and other light turns on. When I switch lights into high beam mode, the lights reverse to the way they operate while in daytime running light operation. I've already invested $200 into the diagnosis of this problem. The repair shop replaced the light switch and turn signal switch which did not correct issue. Shop spent two days checking all connections, leads and ground and they can not diagnose the cause of the problem.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #7

Jul 052005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Over the last 4 months (March 05 - July 05), my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan has experienced intermittant headlamp failure. This happens when the vehicle is in motion. The lights flicker off/on for several cycles. This does not seem to be related to weather or engine RPM. To date, the lights have eventually stayed on and this has not yet made the vehicle unoperable. Dealer does not have any idea what the problem could be and will just start trying things....am planning to take this to dealer within the next month. I have filed a complaint with DaimlerChrysler. The date listed below is the most recent occurance...but this has been a problem for several months.

- Windsor, CT, USA

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