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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,369 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #11

May 152007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,550 miles


Car started. Headlights switched on, but headlights did not illuminate, others lights did. Switch was not the problem. Turned car off, turned on headlights, which now worked, and started car. It was purchased new and headlight switch was replaced about two years ago due to headlights going out while driving at night.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #10

May 012006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
All of my vehicle lights continuously flicker. A very noticeable change in the intensity of the headlights, marker lights, tail lights, interior lights and instrument lights occurs whenever the engine is running.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #9

Oct 262006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bought van used about a yr ago - is a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan- issues since purchase not satifyingly dealt with are ( between end Dec 05 to mid Nov 06- noticed brakes noises since bought it - several calls and a check they said there was dust making the noise - less than 9 mo later needed to replace the pads and rotars - they made excuses they wear out - had they informed me they were wearing out when they found dust id have had them in long before needing rotars fixed - since new brakes and rotars in October hear same noise and they dismiss it. Also - have trouble with lights and heat and electrical components dimming and seeming to die out when decelerating a lot since I bought it - had it in ad called several times - they say they cant see anything wrong adn that Dodge was made to do that ". not happy with my purchase and feel I am out near 20,000 - also ABS light came on shortly after brakes repaired this month- covered item but less than deductible so stuck with near 85 dollar bill - they said again this just happens - seems that is standard answer to trouble it just happens - I dont feel the brakes just happened and I am sure the light trouble could be a hazard if it stalled completely on a busy road. Dodge should look closer at thier vehicles. Am also gonna check out vehicle for the other trouble stated here in regards to seatbelts and cracks - have children and that is major safety issue - if it happens and anyone is hurt you can bet ill be running to a lawyer - same with the down idle with brrakeing and ABS going out - just praying for no injuries - note that printout I recieved today has old owners stuff on it and noticed that the noise from tires and front is not a new problem thay had it in several times also for it. Oh - and guess what they charge for a 2 inch trailer hitch ball - 89.00!!! had I known that id have gone to walmart and paid wayyyy less. All for the cashola an not the good of th customer I suppose huh"

- Ripon, WI, USA

problem #8

Jul 262006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,900 miles


: the contact stated that the headlights on the vehicle only worked intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,161 miles
Headlights and interior lights flicker 2 1/2 year old vehicle currently has 49,00 miles headlights have always seemed to flicker. Occasionally interior lights do the same. Dealer suggests replacing several modules at significant cost. I see from NHTSA web site that a recall is/was to be issued for 2000-2002. Based on number of complaints in systems seems it should be extended to 2003.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 152005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
More and more often headlights flicker or go off completely while driving. It is very unnerving and unsafe since sometimes I don't realize they are off even though the switch is in the on position. Sometime they come back on, other times I have to turn the switch off and on quickly. Nobody can trace the problem so far.

- Ridge, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 312004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My headlights flicker while driving - happens quite often ever since I purchased my 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. Dealership can not find problem. Replaced alternator but problem still exists. Purchased in January, 2004. Purchase & incident dates are approximate.

- New Richmond, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 102005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan headlights flicker while I am driving.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 232005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,650 miles
Since purchasing the van used headlights flicker when driving, usually including the interior lights. They have never actually failed, but this does not inspire confidence when driving at night. I understand a NHTSA recall is possible for 2001-2002 models, but I hope this will be extended at least to 2003 models as well, since the symptoms are eerily similar.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 092005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
While driving at night the headlights flickered on and off and sometime failed completely without warning. The dealer has inspected the vehicle over six times, however states they cannot fix the issue. Please provide additional information.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 202003

Grand Caravan

  • 800 miles
When driving with the headlights on lights dimmed, and the heat from the air vents temperature decreased. This occurred when coming to a complete stop, or if consumer removed foot from the accelerator pedal. Dealership replaced the module/alternator, transmission control module, and the main computer, but the problem still occurred.

- Nekoosa, WI, USA

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