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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,943 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan body / paint problems

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,400 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The front driver side window will not go up or down. Also, the electrical system (locking system) does not work. The key has to be manually inserted to unlock or lock the door. The sliding doors are no longer working properly and occasionally become stuck and cannot be opened at all. Water is entering through the front passenger side door handle and creating puddles of water in the vehicle. The warranty expired and the contact was informed that the repair was his responsibility. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 54,424 and failure mileage was 54,400. Updated 02-06-08. The consumer stated he had the vehicle repaired at the cost of $421.56 for locks and windows and obtained an estimate for the sliding van doors at the tune of $773.38. Updated 02/06/08

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 112006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Dash board lights intermittently flicker. The vehicle will be taken to the local dealership tomorrow for a recall and will be inspected for the first time for the lights flickering. Additionally, the rear passenger door has made a strange noise when the chain engages to open ever since the van was purchased. It was inspected once with the dealer not finding anything wrong. A year later, the door only opens 1/2 way when remote or button is used and will not close with the use of either. This will be inspected tomorrow as well.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 172006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,916 miles
: the contact stated the exhaust pipe protrudes below the bottom of the vehicle. The child may touch this pipe. Updated 5/10/2006 - the exhaust pipe protrudes below the bottom of the vehicle and is too close to the outside edge (rocker panel). The pipe is located on the right side of the vehicle which is the side the consumer child safety seat is installed. When the sliding door is opened the child could be burned by the pipe. The consumer indicated that the pipe is only like this on the stow and go model Grand Caravan. Updated 5/10/2006 - the parking brake cable had to be replaced and rerouted. The engine ran rough while idling and in park. The fuel gauge was erratic. At 1/4 of a tank or less the needle moves back and forth from empty to 1/4 of a tank.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Grand Caravan

  • miles
We own a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with no automatic back door. After purchasing it in Nov 2004 and upon periodic operation of the door, my back started getting sore and painful. One day in Feb of 2005 after closing the back door manually within 2 days I reached over for an apple that fell on the floor and fell to the floor in terrible pain and had to be rushed to the doctor. I still have problems until this day and now have protruding disks in my lower back. I have never had low back problems and now sciatica before Feb 2005. I am getting tired of doctors and chiropractors to solve this problem. What can I do?

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 042006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,400 miles
Have 2005 Grand Caravan. It has 24,000 miles. The air bag light came on. I am taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Also, the driver interior map light doesn't work, eventhough the bulb is ok. (am having that checked tomorrow, too.) when the light first went out, the automatic side doors stopped working. They didn't work for about 2 weeks and when I decided I had time to go to the dealer to get it checked, the doors started working again and have seemed fine since. The light, however, still doesn't work. The rear passenger map lights also come on randomly (usually overnight). There is a clunking noise in the driver side front end. We had some parts repaired on it in Dec. (though the dealer did say they weren't sure what the problem was), but the noise is still there. (am having that checked tomorrow as well.)

- Elyria, OH, USA

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