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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,028 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.

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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

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problem #12

Nov 202013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


From 2013 on, every time I fill my van up, whether half way or all the way, it stalls after going a few feet or sometimes further. It is completely unexpected. I have stalled in traffic, pulling into traffic or just sitting at a stop sign or light. Lately it takes two or three times to start up again. I have tried expensive gas and cheaper gas with same result. I was told by mechanic it would be a huge cost to fix so did not do anything about it. It is frustrating and is becoming dangerous as it is completely unexpected. This is also a problem that can only be shown to a mechanic at fill up. Most of the time I am told I am overfilling which is not the case.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #11

Aug 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Upon refueling the van stumble and stalls at various speeds. When vehicle stalls in traffic, the steering column locks. No longer in control, the driver and passengers are powerless to avoid roadside obstacles as well as other automobiles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #10

Jul 082014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT stalls unexpectedly at highway speeds and at low speeds shortly after being fueled to a full tank of gas. This has been happening more often after the mileage has gone over 100000 mile. It has been starting back up after it stalled but has taken longer to start with each passing stall. If I disconnect the negative battery post wait a few moments and reconnect the van will get me home till the next day when the stalling start again. After the gas tank is below 3/4 the stalling issue goes away. In it's current condition not a very reliable or safe automobile for any family to be using on the highways.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #9

Jun 052013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


After filling up the vehicle it would sputter or stall. Sometimes while in traffic! it doesn't occur every time after fill up but has done it multiple times since for almost a year.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #8

Mar 212014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 172,000 miles
Took ownership of the vehicle in January 2014. Nearly every time the gas tank has been filled up (to full), the vehicle will run ok for a brief period of time, it will then begin to buck and stall. This happens at nearly any engine speed. Once the vehicle stalls it is difficult to restart for one attempt. After the gas tank gets just under full the operation is completely normal. This is dangerous as usually you are in traffic.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 112014

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle stalls out after filling up with gas. It will run rough after a fill up and stall out at the next stop you have to make.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #6

Jul 152010

Grand Caravan

  • 154,000 miles


Nearly every time the we fill the tank full of fuel the engine shuts down after leaving the station. Typically it will happen mid turn while pulling out of the station or else within a block of leaving. When it happens the steering stops working normally. We have to shift the vehicle to neutral and restart it and then put it back in drive and go.

- Rowley, IA, USA

problem #5

Jun 242013

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle jerked and then stalled. The failure occurred after the contact filled up the fuel tank. The dealer stated that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Hilbert, WI, USA

problem #4

Aug 012013

Grand Caravan

  • miles
When parking and shutting the engine off, I get out and walk toward rear of the van, I can smell gas but I can not find any gas leaking on the ground and the gas cap is on tight. I had a friend tell me that they had similar problem on their Dodge Grand Caravan and they had to drop the gas tank and found a leak on top of the tank. It is a strong odor and I am afraid a smoker tossing a butt near the van might cause an explosion. This is an E85 fuel engine but that is hard to find so I use unleaded regular. I have not had chance to get this in to have it checked and repaired. Just checking on recall possibilities first.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 132013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
First and foremost, I see 822 previous complaints (most refer to the exact same problems) with no sign of any intent by the NHTSA-ODI or the manufacturer to respond and/or rectify this situation. Electrical problems: Vehicle repeatedly loses power and stalls while driving. Power door locks stopped working completely from both interior switches and the 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 fob or from inside vehicle therefore, vehicle remains unlocked. Both power sliding doors and power hatch stopped working. Other mechanical problems: Vehicle shakes uncontrollably when applying brakes downhill; new brake pads installed, problem still exists. My neighbors had the exact same problems with their 2005 town and country. Bottom line: This is a widespread safety issue that requires immediate action. Unfortunately, as you can clearly see below, it is highly unlikely that any of us will ever see a response by the manufacturer, NHTSA-ODI or anyone else for that matter. The manufacturer has no intent to admit responsibility and help consumers resolve this issue. Without action by the NHTSA-ODI we as consumers do not stand a chance in solving this problem.

- Yelm, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 102012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
My tank showed I had 1/2 tank of gas and ran out of gas this has happened also at 1/4 tank of gas I am afraid I will run out of gas on a busy street or highway also my gas pedal sticks some times I am afraid it will stick some time and will cause an accident thanks

- Plainfield, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 012012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
Fuel pump developed hairline cracks allowing fuel to seep from fuel tank onto the outside of the tank and onto the ground below the vehicle. The resulting buildup of fumes and leaked fuel poses a great risk of injury or death to occupants of the vehicle as well as damage to any property near the vehicle if combustion did occur.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

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