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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,417 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan miscellaneous problems

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 012015

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

Power locks stopped working signal lights can only be turned off manually blower defrost fan will not turn off back seat faulty folding into the floor

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #11

Oct 042015

Grand Caravan

  • 129,000 miles
The auto door locks failed. There is only one key lock when the door locking system doesn't work. If I have to get to the passenger in the back passenger side of the car, it is almost impossible to get there quickly. Also when the door locking system isn't working I can't lock my trunk. Dodge knows of the problem, but has not issued a repair recall. Without a working door locking system, it isn't safe. I have a hard time opening the passenger door. I have to reach very far across the car. I don't feel safe not being able to lock my trunk either.

- Grand Rapids, MN, USA

problem #10

May 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
Significant rusting has spread on the driver side rear wheel corner panel and beneath the sliding door rocker panel, leaving large areas of visible rust and missing paint, as well as revealing eroded/chipped chunks of metal of the undercarriage. Multiple body shop exams have shown that this problem has originated from the inside out, leaving little to no easy fix. There is also minor rusting of the same sort on the passenger side of the van as well. Expert consultants have determined that this damage may result in serious hazard if/when the rocker or panel portions of the affected areas drop from the vehicle and damage either of the rear tires. This also poses a risk to any traffic that may be trailing the vehicle at the time parts separating due to rust. Independent research has shown that Chrysler has removed critical requirements, such as galvanization, as design-to-cost measures that have contributed to the increase in these problems in the field. Chrysler should recall, and if not, then a class action suit should be pursued to hold Chrysler responsible for these well known design deficiencies.

- Livonia , MI, USA

problem #9

Apr 282015

Grand Caravan

  • 150,000 miles

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

The 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2005 Chrysler town and country have a known software bug for the body control module that controls the power locks on the vehicle. Once this occurs on your vehicle, the owner is unable to lock the vehicle remotely or from the power lock switch or when the vehicle exceeds 10 mph auto lock feature. Known service bulletins are: 08-028-05 and 08-040-04 to permanently fix this issue with the locks the owner can temporarily fix the problem by pulling the power to the vehicle and letting teh body control module reset. This is only a temporary fix as the problem has re-occurred 3 times since the original issue came up. The permanent fix for this known software issue results in the consumer/owner of the vehicle to take into a dealership for diagnostics and repair a minimum of $130+tax. I believe this a safety issue for this vehicle (the auto lock at speed doesn't work), and it is also a theft issue in that the owner can not properly lock the vehicle.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #8

Feb 132015

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan dash is cracking. It will be a matter of time the front windshield defroster will start to malfunction.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 012013

Grand Caravan

  • 132,000 miles
Power door locks stop working. They cannot be controlled by key fob, door controls or automatic door lock over 20mph setting. A driver cannot automatically lock or unlock doors quickly when in an unsafe situation, and due to the size of the van, some locks cannot even be reached from driver's seat.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #6

Aug 092010

Grand Caravan

  • 38,000 miles

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

Electric locks: After 36000 miles and no more warranty on the vehicle the power locks quit working. I found that pulling the battery would resolve the issue for a short while but it would come back again and that doing this could cause issues with how the engine ran for a while and of course the radio and clock would have to be reset. After researching the issue I found that this is known issue and that it would require a firmware upgrade on the vehicle on board computer. The manufacterer nor dealer would do this at no cost. It cost me $85 to get the update. I do not feel this is right and only hope that others will file complaints to get Dodge to correct this and re-imburse their customers who have had to do this. As for me, this is my third Dodge and will no longer buy another.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 072010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Power door will not shut completely or open when button pushed.

- Huron, SD, USA

problem #4

Jun 302011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The air conditioning for the vehicle has needed to be recharged or A/C heater tube for the rear unit has been changed out because of corrosion. Every year the A/C has needed to be recharged because there is no coolant in the A/C system. This has occurred every year for the past 5 years. This causes an expense of $70 to $150 every year. The front core has been replaced to the sum amount of around $750 last year.

- Albertville, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 242010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
I have 2005 Grand Caravan with 76K miles. The passenger sliding door stops opening after about 6 inches. Many owners are having same issue. I wish there would be a recall on this. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 302010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 65 mph the air conditioner began blowing hot air due to the air conditioning unit. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that a stone hit the compressor and caused the antifreeze leak out. The failure was repaired at her expense for $700. The failure happened previously due to the road conditions such as a stone from the roadway hitting the compressor while driving. The failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 12/08/10 updated 12/13/10

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 140,000 miles
Electric locks on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan have stopped working. The vehaicle is supposed to automatically lock at a certain speed to insure saftey of children inside. I have found this is the number one complaint on this vehicle. Why has Dodge not been made to recall and repair this--or at least come up witha reasonable and cost efficient way to correct this"?"

- Athens, TX, USA

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