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1.9

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 5 of 15)

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problem #219

May 142011

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the front driver's door lock was the only functioning lock on the vehicle, but it would only function if operated manually with the key. The vehicle was not yet taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Cotati, CA, USA

problem #218

Jul 132011

Grand Caravan

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the doors would not lock unless they were manually locked. The failure also occurred twice in the past when the sliding doors malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on one occasion and repaired. The contact also previously disconnected the battery in order to remedy the failure. The contact stated the front struts were also replaced. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 71,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mount Pleasant, TX, USA

problem #217

Jun 042010

Grand Caravan

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated the automatic lock on the fob does not work. The sliding doors on the left and right side of the vehicle will not unlock after being locked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who previously reset the computer which was the body control module and the resetting of two codes. The vehicle will be taken back to the dealer for a second repair. The manufacturer stated this was not a known failure and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 84,000 and the current mileage was 164,000.

- Madisonville, KY, USA

problem #216

Jun 292011

Grand Caravan

  • 85,000 miles

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

Automatic door locks have failed, and the automatic sliding doors have failed.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #215

May 132011

Grand Caravan

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact state the vehicle doors would not lock or unlock electronically. The local mechanic was contacted and advised that the electronic control possibly needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 96,000.

- Rome , GA, USA

problem #214

Jun 092011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 63,800 miles
The door locks have failed repeatedly, and cannot be operated with either the remote key or with the power switchs inside the car. The temporary fix is to open the engine compartment to remove and reinsert the iod fuse. The permanent fix is to pay the dealer a lot of money to update the BCM software for the vehicle. This is not just an inconvenience, but also a safety issue due to theft vulnerability and passenger personal safety compromise.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #213

Mar 012010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

Power door locks not working, they either won't lock or unlock until you pull the iod fuse, this fixes it until a few days later. I have to continue to do this several times a week. This is a safety issue, if you were involved in an accident or fire of a vehicle you may not have time to unlock the doors or if the door locks are not locking and your going down the road and a kid could open the door. This problem needs to be recalled before a tragedy happens.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #212

Oct 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. At approximately 50,000 miles, the electric door locks quit working. When you use the key fob or lock switch, the actuator makes a sound but the locks (on all doors) will not lock/unlock. This is apparently a common issue on this year of Caravan and there is no known fix. Creates a safety issue when my children are riding in the car and the doors are unlocked and/or when we can't get into the car as only the drivers door can be unlocked using the key.

- Usaf Academy, CO, USA

problem #211

Apr 172011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks failed. Neither the key fob nor the power lock switch was operable. The contact stated that he located a remedy for the failure on the internet. The dealer was contacted but they were unable to assist him. The failure mileage was 66,000. Updated 05/26/11 updated 05/31/11

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #210

Apr 012006

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the power locking system had become inoperable intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer in 2006 and a software update was performed however, one month later the failure recurred. The contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure since the dealer stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty and they would have to charge to perform repairs. The current mileage was 232,000 and the failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Colbert, OK, USA

problem #209

Feb 202011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that power locks malfunctioned. The keyless entry along with the power unlock buttons were inoperable. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer nor contacted the manufacturer in regards to the failure. The contact stated that he discovered numerous complaints online regarding the power lock failure in his year, make and model. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 4/01/11 the consumer stated removed the fuse and the door locks are now working. Updated 04/06/11 updated 06/24/11 the consumer stated the iod fuse was removed and allowed to sit for 10 minutes and placed back into the fuse block and the remoter door lock has been working fine ever since. Updated 06/30/11

- Walden, NY, USA

problem #208

Jan 042011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Door locks on 2005 Dodge Caravan sequence on their on and now occasionally work.

- Camden, TN, USA

problem #207

Jan 282011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
No events led up to failure other than age. Electronics locks stopped working from inside or fob, vehicle does not lock when speed hits 19 mph. Dealer said computer had error code locking door failed. Could not diagnose problem. Moving harness reset temporarily but it failed again in 2 days.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #206

Jul 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle was unable to be locked from the inside or outside. The dealer was aware of the issue but did not provide any assistance. The contact did not inform the manufacturer and the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage was 65,000 and the failure mileage was 44,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Christiansburg, VA, USA

problem #205

Apr 012009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the door locks failed and the doors could not be opened from the interior or exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test and located the failure at the electronic module. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 103,000. Updated 03/07/11 updated 04/22/11

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #204

Jan 222011

Grand Caravan

  • 98,000 miles
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT doors do not lock/unlock properly. Have seen literally hundreds and hundreds of the same problem on forums all over the internet. This should be a slam-dunk for a recall....Dodge should not be allowed to get away with this!!

- Plymouth, WI, USA

problem #203

Jan 012010

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - the power door looks quit working on the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan due to a defective computer programming in the Dodge computers. There are thousands experiencing this problem which can be temporarily fixed by pulling a fuse and replacing it, but the real fix requires Dodge to re-program the computer. This is a significant safety issue and must be addressed by Dodge. I have found many with the same problem.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #202

Aug 272010

Grand Caravan

  • 95,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 7 passenger, auto door locks fail to function. Resetting iod fuse temp fix, then all locksfail again.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #201

Nov 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 125,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The door locks will quit working. You must manually lock the doors but the rear hatch will not lock. I can remove the fuse for the door locks and the problem is fixed, however this does not last but a couple of weeks.

- New Washington, IN, USA

problem #200

Nov 142010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 58,156 miles
The power door locks stop working, pull the iod fuse or disconnect the battery to reset for awhile, then problem comes back.

- Elyria, OH, USA

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