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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,773 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 15)

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problem #279

Jul 012013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the door locks failed and could not be activating using the key fob. The doors could only be locked and unlocked manually. The power locks also did not work from the interior of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer but was not repaired the failure and the current mileages were 85,000.

- Heath, TX, USA

problem #278

Jan 022013

Grand Caravan

  • 49,000 miles
Doors won't lock with fob have to lock them each by hand also automatic locking of all doors at app. 20 miles an hour does not work either. I read about pulling 20 amp fuse out then putting it back in it worked. It lasted about 2 weeks then happened again, did the same thing with the fuse it worked again for about 3 weeks then stopped working again, pulled fuse and put back in it worked again for about 2 weeks.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #277

Jun 182012

Grand Caravan

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the automatic locks failed to lock and unlock as designed. After extensive research on the internet and other vehicle owners, the contact determined there was no fix for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #276

May 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles


Power door locks do not work properly. Practically not at all.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #275

Sep 292011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 79,435 miles
Our power locks quit working. We have tried getting a new battery which worked for a whole day then they stopped working again. We have tried replacing the fuse and it worked for a day and then it stopped working again. There needs to be a recall out for the locks. The locks do not work on either the remote or in the vehicle itself. The only locks that work is for the trunk but besides that none of the doors work.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #274

Oct 222008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 37,900 miles
Power door lock continues to blow fuses. Dealership failed to update the software in the body control module in 2008.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #273

Mar 042013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that he attempted to enter the vehicle but the vehicle could not be unlocked whether using the key fob or using the key manually. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 74,000. Updated 4/24/13 the consumer stated the drivers door would open with the key. However, the power door locks and power doors would remain inoperative, until the body control module was reset. Updated 05/0613

- Auburn, KY, USA

problem #272

Mar 012012

Grand Caravan

  • 45,000 miles
Power locks have to be reset by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery every few days. Since this apparently is a widespread problem, why hasn't there been a manufacturer recall to fix this defect?

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #271

Aug 232012

Grand Caravan

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after placing her vehicle into gear, the automatic door locks do not engage. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. The current mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Pulaski, NY, USA

problem #270

Nov 152012

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks would not function. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Sycamore, IL, USA

problem #269

Feb 032009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles


The power locks on this vehicle stopped working correctly. I have looked online and many other people have the same issue. The manufacturer should have to pay to fix this issue. The only fix is to have the computer reflashed at a dealer at a cost of around $400. I have locked myself out of my vehicle a few times because the door locks will just intermittenly lock for no reason or if you put the windows down, the doors will lock. It is a mess. This is an obvious flaw with the manufacturing of the vehicle and the manufacturer should have to fix it.

- Litchfield, OH, USA

problem #268

Jun 012011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The power locks stoped working. They will not luck/unluck with the interior door switch nor with the remote on the key. The tail gate lock will luck/unlock with the key remote only. Removing the iod fuse for a while will correct the porblem for a day or two.

- Galt, CA, USA

problem #267

Jun 272008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 63,254 miles
Power door locks stopped working. I found articles online to disconnect battery and reconnect at which time the issue went away. After a week or so the locks stopped working again. I went to the dealer and they informed me that I needed to microcode update to correct the issue. Since my mileage was above 36K there was a $175 fee. I refused to pay it since the car was under 3 years old and it was a computer issue. I contacted Dodge and they refused to waive the fee. The car is now 8 years old and Dodge has not released the updated microcode to any service companies and only allows dealerships to update the microcode where most will upgrade for free. I believe this is done intentionally to charge current Dodge owners for poor engineering.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #266

Jul 042010

Grand Caravan

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that all the power door locks failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 34,000 and the current mileage was 56,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Franklin Square, NY, USA

problem #265

Jan 312012

Grand Caravan

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph or higher, the door locks did not automatically engage. The contact also stated that the doors did not lock with the key. The was not taken to a mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 47,000. The current mileage was approximately 55,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #264

Jan 112013

Grand Caravan

  • 70,854 miles
The power door locks on this 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan just stopped working. Key fob sounds horn when locking, but locks do not engage. Very dangerous for travel as locks do not engage when vehicle reaches 18 mph.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #263

Nov 152011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The automatic locks on the vehicle repeatedly fail. For a while pulling the fuse connect with this system helped and they would work for a period of 1-7 days, now nothing works. Dodge doesn't seem to have a solution or to want to work on a solution.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #262

Dec 132012

Grand Caravan

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the remote key fob would not lock any of the doors. The doors also could not be locked manually. The contact also stated that the doors failed to automatically lock when the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure and the current mileages were 97,000.

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #261

Nov 142012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Power locks failed, they did not work with the key buttons or by pushing the lock button on the door. I took the iod fuse out and put it back in and it is working for now.

- Selbyville, DE, USA

problem #260

Oct 202012

Grand Caravan

  • 141,564 miles
Power door locks stopped working completely from both interior switches and key fob. Will not lock or unlock any of the 5 doors from interior. Manually able to lock and unlock doors individually. Unable to lock back hatch with key or from inside vehicle. Safety problem with 1 and 3 year old that need to have doors locked while vehicle is in motion. Also unsafe for young children to be standing outside vehicle while unlocking driver's door with key then manually D/S rear door. Children are unnecessarily standing outside vehicle while doors are manually unlocked.

- Gresham, OR, USA

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