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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,406 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 2)

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problem #15

Mar 142007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,800 miles


55,000 miles om my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT and the air bag sensors already needed to be replaced. $99.95 for the diagnostic, an additional $205 for parts and labor. 2 years and these things go bad!

- Baxter, MN, USA

problem #14

Mar 052007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 - airbag sensors failure very disappointed, only 2 years old van started having this problem - took it to the dealer, I was told that is not covered by warranty because I have 39000 miles.

- North Chili, NY, USA

problem #13

Feb 212007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,900 miles
I have owned a used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan since Aug. 2005. In Dec. 05 the airbag system warning light came on. In Jan. 06 a front sensor was replaced under warranty. Yesterday, the light came on again, and I am assuming a front sensor will again be at fault. I am reporting simply to add another name to the file for your investigation into this problem (EA06003).

- Gloucester, 00, USA

problem #12

Jan 262007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


2005 Grand Caravan air bag sensors in front bumper corroded. Dealer states that it is my problem. Air bag light stays on. They want $450 to repair this safety defect. NHTSA #EA06003 describes this problem.

- Medfield, MA, USA

problem #11

Mar 012006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Front air bag sensor replacement completed following multiple sessions of air bag light coming on, but going out after a period of time. By time it stayed on the warranty had expired due to high mileage that I drive. Dealer had to solder wire into system to make repair.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #10

Feb 262006

Grand Caravan

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,701 miles
On Jan 22,05 I had my 05' Dodge Grand Caravan in the dealership because my air bag light had come on, they supposedly replaced my sensor along w/ my wiring harness, well on Feb 26 06 my air bag light came on again, the dealership deal maker said I could bring my car in but I'll have to pay for it to be checked along w/ any repair, and this is because my warranty had expired. I don't feel I am responsible to pay for any repair on this. None the less for them to supposedly replace my sensor last year, along w/ my wiring harness and spark plugs beause of misfiring etc. To have bought this car used in Nov of 04 and then to have it in on Jan 05 is a little ridiculous. I have 40 some thousand miles on my car. And this issue should of been done correct the first time.

- Fort Drum, NY, USA

problem #9

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

problem #8

Feb 282006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Rack and pinion steering assembly is leaking clock spring for airbag light is broken.

- Crestwood, KY, USA

problem #7

Mar 062006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
: the contact stated the air bag lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer determined the impact sensor for the front air bags were faulty and need replaced; however no repairs were made. Updated 4/6/2006 - both the left and right air bag sensors were replaced on 3/14/2006.

- Mexico, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 152005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,300 miles
The contact stated there have been problems with the brakes since he purchased the vehicle. He felt a jerk while driving the vehicle. He pulled off the road and found the back wheels locked. There was smoke coming from the rear passenger side wheel. The dealer made several attempts to repair the vehicle. The repairs consisted of: Bleeding of the brakes, replacement of the master cylinder, and replacement of the air bag wiring. None of the repairs have corrected the problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


My airbag light on my 2005 Grand Caravan went on this past spring. We took it into the dealer and they fixed the problem. The manual stated that the light could come on if there was a sudden change in temperature and that is what we attributed the problem too but I just wanted to report it since I heard it was being investigated.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 282005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Air bag warning light has come on. 9000 miles est. Dealer took three weeks getting part. Would not give loaner car because the air bag may or may not work is not a safety issue. Light has come back on a second time. Phone interview update (Oct 20, 2005): The passenger side weight indicator sensor was faulty.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 012004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Air bag light illuminated while driving. Vehicle had been to two separate dealers on five separate occasions, but problem recurred. Consumer was concerned that the air bags may not operate in a vehicle crash or the air bags may deploy inadvertently.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 082005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Vehicle experienced problems with electrical odor constantly appearing to be burning, and the air bag light would intermittently illuminate while driving. Vehicle had been to the dealer shop on several occasions, and they were unable to locate the cause of the problems. Phone interview update (Oct 24, 2005): The dealer replaced both air bag frontal impact sensors (part # 4686957ac) one at a time. However, the air bag warning light still comes on during wet weather conditions.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 182005

Grand Caravan

  • 450 miles
Air bag warning light came on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the senor or the electronic control device was faulty. The dealer did not have the part in stock to repair the vehicle.

- Washington, DC, USA

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