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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,784 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 6 of 7)

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problem #27

Apr 102010

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

Headlights randomly go out.

- Bedford, IN, USA

problem #26

Mar 302010

Grand Caravan

  • 55,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan has problem with headlights turning on. It has happened 2 times this week. When I turn the switch, the headlights will not come on. Parking lights do come on. But an hour later when I turn the switch, the headlights come on.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #25

Mar 262010

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan headlights intermitently will not turn on or turn off while driving down the road resulting in loss of visibility. May cases of this can be found on internet and my own dealership service center indicated is a known issue with switch ($100+ for new switch). Feel this is a safety issue and should be required recall.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #24

Nov 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles

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

I was driving along at night and the head lights just turned off. I played with the switch and they came back on it has happened several times I have been able to get them to come back on so far. It is only a matter of time before this problem does serious damage.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #23

Mar 102010

Grand Caravan

  • 63,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan headlights intermittently go off and won't work. This is a real safety issue.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #22

Feb 152010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The headlights on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan went out while driving. Fog lights come on and go off randomly. Without key in the ignition. This happen shortly after we bought the van in 2005. The dealer said it was the switch and replaced it. But the lights have been coming on randomly every since. Now, the headlights went out while we were driving. A switch isn't that complicated.

- Chatham, IL, USA

problem #21

Mar 102010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 116,500 miles

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

My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan lights short out random times. I can be driving down the highway and they will quit working. I have to turn the lights on bright for them to work again.

- Odessa, MO, USA

problem #20

Nov 092006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
The 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan has a serious headlight safety issue. Sometimes when you switch to the on position, the headlights are off. I have reported to Dodge in November 2006 (reference number: 15635986). They asked me to have the dealer to fix it. But the dealer was unable to find the problem because it only happened in rare cases. I knew it happened about 10 times these years. But perhaps sometimes I drove it without knowing the headlights were actually off.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #19

Aug 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 105,000 miles
I am concerned about my 2005 Dodge Caravan. I have been experiencing power surges while driving for the past 6 months or so. The other issue I am having is my headlights turning off randomly while I am driving. It some times takes up to 5 minutes to get them to come back on. That has been happening since August of 2009. So far I have not had any accidents, but I have had some close calls. I have had to pull over in because it is dark and I don't have any lights. Recently I have been having more frequent power surges where my lights flicker, my gauges go haywire and my radio turns on and off. I recently brought it in to have it looked at and my mechanic contacted Chrysler because he couldn't figure out what was wrong. Chrysler told them they have had several other reports of this and some of them have resulted in fire. They would not release a way to fix it because they don't know how yet. I am very concerned for my family, I have 2 young kids that are frequently riding in this vehicle. I am worried that it will start on fire while driving it and my family could be injured. I would like a resolution for this problem asap. I feel that Chrysler should make this a top priority because there are lives at stake.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #18

Feb 142010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Turn signals - sometimes they don't work, and sometimes when you use indicator to turn left the right signal will operate, and visa versa. It wont do this when you take vehicle to Dodge and they don't acknowledge this as a common problem although there are numerous complaints with NHTSA and on internet.

- Welland, 00, USA

problem #17

Jan 232010

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

Headlights will not turn on or will turn off while driving.

- Nogales, AZ, USA

problem #16

Feb 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 87,000 miles
Headlights and dashboard lights flicker. Airbag light also goes on and off. Read up on this problem online and noticed others have the same issue. Their headlights went off while driving in the dark!!!!

- Coplay, PA, USA

problem #15

Aug 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
The headlights come on and go off on their own. Sometimes they won't come on. Sometimes they won't go off. They have come back on and killed the battery. They have even gone off while I was driving down the road at night in a rainstorm. This is very dangerous.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #14

Dec 192009

Grand Caravan

  • 100,125 miles
Head lights won't work. Park lights work ok when switch is moved to the headlight position. Have 100,125 miles just paid it off now this. This is a safety issue as it is intermittent right now but can't rely on it working all the time.

- Holland Patent, NY, USA

problem #13

Dec 142009

Grand Caravan

  • 71,915 miles
Headlights would not work...drove about a mile when someone flashed their headlights at me. Pulled into a parking lot and realized that only my parking lights were on. The lights on the dashboard were still on, so I was unaware that I had no headlights. Took about 4 times turning the van on and off before they came back on...very dangerous situation!

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

problem #12

Oct 102009

Grand Caravan

  • 98,000 miles
Driving at night, when dimming lights, headlights went out. This has happened three time in less than 100,000 miles. By holding dimmer switch control in "up" (bright lights) lights stayed on. After a period of time the lights again worked properly. When taken to a dealer, technicians could not duplicate the problem.

- Dayton, WA, USA

problem #11

Nov 072009

Grand Caravan

  • 71,000 miles
Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. Headlights intermittently shut off while driving. Parking lights, interior lights, etc. All continue to function. Seems like short.

- Pullman, WA, USA

problem #10

Nov 022009

Grand Caravan

  • 63,000 miles
The headlights on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan won't come on sometimes when I turn the switch and once they have even gone out on me while I was driving down the road. If I turn the switch back to off and then on again they will come on but this is a problem that makes me worry. Now I'm on edge when I drive at night wondering when it's going to happen again. Last night for the first time my lights went from bright to dim on their own. They just changed while I was driving down the road. I have not had this looked at yet. The van isn't under warranty anymore and we know it's going to cost a fortune just to have it looked at.

- Butler, KY, USA

problem #9

Aug 222009

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I bought the car in last year and everything was fine. Last month I was driving at night and I was pulled over my a police officer because my headlights were out. After explaining that I didn't know how this happened the officer checked my lights and all were working except my headlights, the only way I was able to drive home was with my bright lights which were annoying alot of people. I took the car to a mechanic and after running a diagnostic and checking it manually he could not find anything wrong, but my headlights still don't work. I have to drive at night with my bright lights.

- Arverne, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 102009

Grand Caravan

  • 118,000 miles
While driving down the road the headlights turned off. I almost crashed because of it. I had the headlight switch replaced and it fixed the problem. I do have the old switch.

- East Jordan, MI, USA

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