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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,171 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan windows / windshield problems

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 302013

Grand Caravan

  • 106,500 miles


The same as so many other complaints. The electric locking system and power side doors stopped working. Car does not lock when reaching speed either. This is a safety hazard. I have a child in the back and cannot be assured doors are locked. I do not have the ability to lock or unlock in case of emergency. Rear door locking is hit or miss. If it's true that the system needs an upgrade why do I have to pay for that" shouldn't the company that built the defective part have to fix it" not the first electrical problem I have had. Headlights stopped working while driving multiple times. I replaced the switch, works for now. I also had a defective window motor and switch which had to be replaced.

- Enumclaw, WA, USA

problem #6

Jun 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
The power door locks and power windows randomly stopped working on my van. There are numerous complaints about this from 1005 Dodge van owners all over the internet. The equipment continues to fail and I have been unable to find a solution.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #5

May 042010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with 52K miles on the odometer. The power windows malfunction randomly for various intervals of time. They either fail to open completely, fail to close completely, or not function at all. Last year (2009) the front passenger window failed to open. I had to replace the switch. This year the front driver window will not open. I had the master switch replaced and the window will still not operate. The master switch is considerably more expensive being that it has individual controls to operate the front driver, passenger and rear left and right side vent windows. I have read a lot of online forums that the same problems exist for a quite a few owners of Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler town and country vans (made during approx. 2000 through 2007). The repairs that are made at dealers and private repair shops are expensive and are not correctly diagnosed; being that the same problem repeats in relatively short intervals of time. The fixes seem to be guess work at best. The repairs involve not only switches but, power window regulator assemblies. If the driver side window can not open, the driver will have to open the door in order to pay tolls or transact business at drive- through windows, posing a potential safety hazard. I would like to request that an investigation be initiated for the above vehicles, for the problems mentioned, as to whether a design defect currently exists.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #4

Feb 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 18,000 miles


Power door locks and electric windows stop working....happens approx every two weeks. Have removed the iod fuse and then everything works, for approx. 2 weeks, then everything stops working again. The procedure is repeated. Many complaints and same solution as above on internet. Dodge should have a recall to repair. Happening to often to many of us.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #3

Jan 012008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The front driver side window will not go up or down. Also, the electrical system (locking system) does not work. The key has to be manually inserted to unlock or lock the door. The sliding doors are no longer working properly and occasionally become stuck and cannot be opened at all. Water is entering through the front passenger side door handle and creating puddles of water in the vehicle. The warranty expired and the contact was informed that the repair was his responsibility. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 54,424 and failure mileage was 54,400. Updated 02-06-08. The consumer stated he had the vehicle repaired at the cost of $421.56 for locks and windows and obtained an estimate for the sliding van doors at the tune of $773.38. Updated 02/06/08

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 202007

Grand Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,298 miles
My power door locks on my 2005 Grand Caravan stopped working. I have researched the problem online and have found this to be a very common problem for most 2005 Caravan owners. It is a safety issue as the door locks will not lock either automatically or by using the door lock button. If in the event of a dangerous situation the persons in the vehicle would be at risk. Being that this is a very common problem and that owners have no choice but to bring their vehicles into the dealer for a costly update to the software I feel that now is the time for a recall.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
In October 2007 power locks stopped working, I think this is a safety issue because now the locks don't automatically lock when reach certain speed. Children could open back doors.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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