Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,069 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.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 012012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 161,000 miles


Air bag light stays on, when I use turn signal to turn left the right one comes on and vice versa, one head light will come on and after a while the other one will turn itself on, went out one night to eat and when entering the van with the automatic unlock key the security alarm went off nothing worked what we did so we had to unhook the battery for 20 mins. I was told that weird things happen when the clock spring goes bad. I was told that all 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan's had recalls on the clock spring and when I called the Dodge dealer close to me I was told my VIN wasn't in the system and they refused to repair the problem.

- Wendell, ID, USA

problem #8

Dec 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 89,500 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights malfunctioned while driving 25 mph and only the passenger side headlight was operable. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer or mechanic for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was 89,500.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

May 272011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
When the low beams are on one headlight is out and when the high beams are on the other headlight is out. I had it fixed twice by two different shops until I found that the problem is the front computer module. The fix is a new front module which is around $550 (part is 450/labor 100). My complaint is that it is a safety issue and very expensive to fix, also it took quite some time to figure out exactly what needed to be fixed, during that time I didn't feel safe in the vehicle driving at night. I believe there should be a recall on this module as I have seen many other people who have had the same problem.

- Maple Lake , MN, USA

problem #6

May 212011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated the doors could not be opened automatically or manually. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the doors had to be taken apart in order to locate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current miles were 77,000. Updated 07/27/11 the consumer stated the radiator cooling fan broke, the steering wheel column came off while driving and was incorrectly fixed at the dealer. The electric tail gate doesn't work. One of the tail lights came off while the vehicle was in motion on the interstate, the headlights had to be replaced the left nd right window regulators broke, the fuel pump broke off and the ABS sensor was faulty and had to be replaced. Updated 08/01/11

- Naples , FL, USA

problem #5

May 302010

Grand Caravan

  • miles
My van is a 2002 and it has the drivers side light out while the passenger stays on. When I pull the high beam switch the passenger side goes out and the drivers side comes on. My bad light changes sides as I click the dimmer switch. I have replaced the dimmer switch, and both headlights and that did not fix the issue. If you hold in the dimmer switch when the lights are on bright, both the bright light on one side and the dim light on the other side are on.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 282010

Grand Caravan

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated the driver side low-beam and passenger side high beam headlights would not operate. The contact replaced the headlight bulbs and the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the multi-function switch was replaced. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08E039000 (exterior lighting: Headlights). The contact was in the process of notifying the dealer to verify whether the VIN was included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Waldorf , MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 242008

Grand Caravan

  • miles


I have a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan that has had headlight troubles for nearly two years. When you turn the van on, only the right headlight turns on. When you turn the headlights on, only the left headlight turns on. When you turn the brights on, only the right headlight turns on. Always, only one light at a time. We have replaced about three different switches and we still can't seem to find the trouble.(no, it isn't the bulb). This has gone on long enough. Even the dealer can't seem to find the trouble and it needs to be recalled for this problem.

- Warren , MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 122009

Grand Caravan

  • 98,125 miles
When the ignition is first turned on, the daylight lights come on the driver side only, the passenger light is off. When the headlights are turned on the passenger side turns on only, the driver side is off. When high beams are turned on the driver side comes on only, and the passenger side is off. Verified the bulbs they're all ok.?

- Montreal,Quebec,Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Sep 052008

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles
Headlight malfunction. Drl one on one off, headlights opposite on/off, hi-beams opposite on/off. Replaced FCM, worked ok for a few weeks, but is malfunctioning again.

- Middletown, PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?