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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,966 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #27

Dec 292009

Grand Caravan

  • 116,000 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 air bag warning light was illuminated. A local mechanic diagnosed that the driver and passenger side impact sensors were defective. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 10V008000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 116,000 and the current mileage was 126,000.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #26

Nov 092011

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I was involved in a major front end head on collision and my airbags failed to deploy. My husband was a passenger and hit the windshield. I was told by the garage where it was towed to that if my airbags had deployed they would have totaled my van out due to the extensive damage to the front end. I am very angry at Dodge! why have airbags if they don't work and fail to go off. Thankfully my husband wasn't killed. He is injured pretty bad though. Bad job Dodge! you should be ashamed to put your customers lives at risk!!!!!

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #25

Nov 022011

Grand Caravan

  • 122,588 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the air bag indicator light was illuminated. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 10V008000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module) and called the manufacturer. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The failure mileage was 122,588.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #24

Jun 062010

Grand Caravan

  • 76,000 miles

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

My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan door locks stopped working and when car drives 20mph they no longer automatic lock, this is a safety issue with children. When contacting Dodge they said its a software update that is needed. Since when do we buy cars and then need to pay hundreds to have the software updated. With thousands of complaints on the internet with the same problems and no body wants to make this a recall. I guess Dodge/Chrysler are waiting for a child to be killed before making this a recall. If any of my children get hurt there will be a lawsuit.

- Cairo, NY, USA

problem #23

Jul 072010

Grand Caravan

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact was exiting a ramp when she fell asleep behind the wheel. The vehicle spun out and crashed into a ditch. The air bags did not deploy. The front end of the vehicle was damaged. The police arrived on scene to assist. A police report was available. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was not drivable and was towed from the scene. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. After having recall repairs under NHTSA campaign id number 10V008000 (air bags: Frontal: Sensor/control module), the air bag warning light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the contact was advised that the failure was not associated with the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated the air bag warning light would only illuminate when making a right or left turn. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #21

May 202009

Grand Caravan

  • 63,000 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 all of the power doors failed to lock. The dealer reprogrammed the door lock control module, to no avail. He then replaced the wiring harness in an attempt to correct the failure. After the repairs, the contact noticed that the air bag warning light sporadically illuminated on the warning panel. The dealer advised her that there were no related recalls. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 63,000 and the current mileage was 95,000.

- Pensicola , FL, USA

problem #20

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 #19

May 142009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,685 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. Whenever he would drive the airbag light would appear on the instrument control panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, and a technician concluded that the sensor housing for the airbags needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 102685. Updated 3/8/10 updated 05/10/10

- Mattawan, MI, USA

problem #18

Jul 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 75,000 miles
Airbag light continuously illuminated. Diagnosed as defective clockspring in steering column. May case airbag to fail to inflate in accident.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #17

Mar 242009

Grand Caravan

  • 41,000 miles

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

Air bag light comes on. This is the same issue covered by NHTSA campaign id number : 04V480000 NHTSA action number: EA04013. But my vehicle was manufactured after the end of the recall.the dealer diagnosed the problem as exactly what the recall issue is. There doesn't seem to be any resolution to this issue on newer models as I have seen similar complaints on other websites about the same issue by other Dodge & Chrysler owners.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 062009

Grand Caravan

  • 99,500 miles
Air bag light comes on. This is the same issue covered by recall campaign 07V192000 NHTSA action EA06003 but my vehicle was manufactured 4 months passed the end of the recall.the dealer diagnosed the problem as exactly what the recall issue is.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #15

Aug 312008

Grand Caravan

  • 34,000 miles
Normal driving, vehicle has been involved in no accidents. At about 34,000 miles on vehicle, and 3 and a half years old, airbag light on dash started illuminating. Would turn off sometimes, but usually stayed on. Dealer diagnosed failure of "clockspring" in steering column, which had to be replaced at cost of about $250.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #14

Dec 152008

Grand Caravan

  • 53,613 miles
Air bag lamp on clock spring was replaced 10/31/07 air bag lamp on clock spring was replaced 12/15/08 was beyond 12 month 12,000 mile warranty.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #13

Dec 062007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT front passenger airbag and the airbag light.

- Maple Lake, MN, USA

problem #12

May 152008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan mfg 6-05 the air bag light was on and the dealer said it was the front right sensor. I replaced the part and found the pin on the sensor was completely corroded off on the purple wire. I bought the connector kit to replace the plug to the sensor. When I stripped the white wire the wire is also corroded. It is black and tarnished. I checked back to 8 inches and could not find clean copper. I know that the senor was in a recall up to Feb. 08, but I think there may be other issues involved in the failures. I still have the senor and connector.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 012008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 35mph, the frontal air bag deactivation light illuminated. The dealer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle identification number wasn't included the air bag sensor switch recall. The current mileage was 40,000 and the failure mileage was 38,000. Updated 03-25-08 updated 03/25/08

- Kingston , PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 192007

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Cathedral city Dodge refused to work on the recall because the vehicle was modified. The recall problem had nothing to do with the modifications but cathedral city Dodge refused to work on it.. after several heated conversations with management cathedral city Dodge returned my vehicle with a dead battery, and a leak in my engine and did not fix the recalled item. After I received my vehicle I noticed that the new problems with my vehicle had nothing to do with the modifications but were independent from any modifications previously made to my vehicle. After complaining to the Dodge corporation I was referred to the Dodge service center in laquinta. There my car was equipped with a new battery and the recall item was not fixed because the manager refused to work on the vehicle because of the modifications. I called laquinta Dodge to complain and my vehicle was returned to me with the engine leak, the unserviced recall item and now in doesn't shift into gear. The cathedral city service center and the laquinta service center didn't even check to see if the problems were in anyway way connected to the modifications. They just refused to even look at it. Now there is another recall on my Dodge Grand Caravan that has to do with the airbags and laquinta is refusing to work on it. In summary my vehicle arrived in palm springs fully operational in June 2006 and ever since the first contact with cathedral city service center my vehicle has been inoperable. Between the cathedral city and laquinta Dodge service centers my car now has an engine leak, a bad heating coil, defected airbags problems shifting into gear and does not start. My vehicle was fully operational and had 80 miles on it when it arrived at cathedral city Dodge in 2006 and now has 87 miles on it and is in operable. That?S 87 miles not 8,700 or 87,000 miles. It has only 87 miles because it hasn't been running since cathedral city and laquinta Dodge have damaged my vehicle.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #9

May 142007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,930 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact was involved in a crash while driving 50 mph. The contact was rear ended and caused the vehicle to rear end the proceeding vehicle. This caused both the rear and front end of the vehicle to be completely destroyed. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact's child was injured and property damage incurred. The current and failure mileages were 24,930.

- Cincinatti, OH, USA

problem #8

Feb 012007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The airbag light is on due to a corroded sensor. The left sensor failed while under warranty and was replaced by Chrysler. The right sensor went out at 40K and is currently being repaired. It seems like these sensors are prone to failure, and I have much concern that that the airbags might not be deployed when in an accident.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

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