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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,354 miles

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 17 of 38)

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problem #435

Mar 202014

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key was loose when inserted in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. Two dealers were contacted where the recall part was not available as a result the vehicle was placed on awaiting list. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #434

May 132014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 25,145 miles
Upon starting vehicle the fobik may not fully seated in "on" position. If not fully seated, the fobik could inadvertently move to "accessory" mode. This could unintended shut off the engine and passive restraint system, including airbag shut off. This could increase risk of crash under certain driving conditions and increase risk of occupant injury. Also, the wireless ignition node module may have unintentional movement of fobik. Two new fobik's are a part of recall procedure and will have to be replaced. Recall is a part of Chrysler notification codes: L25, R03. Updated 10/07/15 updated 3/28/2016

- California, MD, USA

problem #433

Jul 032015

Grand Caravan

  • 84,646 miles
Drove to nearby town and made several stops for shopping, but kept the car running for the ac as people were inside the vehicle that included my disabled veteran husband and his aid. At the last stop, the engine was turned off and the car was parked about an hour. Returned and the engine would not start. All warning lights were on and the inside lights were working. No sound from the engine like a dead battery or bad starter. Called and a sears employee came with a booster box. Box reported battery was putting out 12.7 volts. He tried jump starting with battery cables. No sound from engine. Called two insurance companies that were trying to arrange Transport and an hours later tried the key one more time and it started. Drove home without stopping. Once I got home and turned off the engine I tried to start it again and it would not start. Appeared the problem did not solve itself.

- Reform, AL, USA

problem #432

Jul 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the key remained in the on position. As a result, the contact was unable to turn the vehicle off. The VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Jennings, LA, USA

problem #431

Aug 302014

Grand Caravan

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact maneuvered into the emergency lane and shut the vehicle off. The contact was able to restart the engine after multiple attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the parts to repair the recall were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #430

Jul 262014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the engine stalled numerous times and the vehicle was able to restart. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #429

Jun 022014

Grand Caravan

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. After parking the vehicle, the key fobik could not be immediately removed and the engine failed to turn off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The notification for NHTSA campaign number 14V373000 was received in June 2014. After contacting the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- East Chicago, IN, USA

problem #428

May 082013

Grand Caravan

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. When the key was turned to the on position, the engine failed to start. The contact was able to start the engine after multiple attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The starter was replaced multiple times; however, the failure persisted. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the parts needed to remedy the recall were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Brewer, ME, USA

problem #427

Jun 262014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #426

Jun 262014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. In addition, the contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the engine failed to start. The ignition had to be turned to the off position then back to the on position in order for the engine to start. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Venton, KY, USA

problem #425

Oct 052014

Grand Caravan

  • 122,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key was difficult to remove from the ignition switch and the key failed to turn over to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that there was an internal electrical failure with the win module. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and referred to the dealer. The dealer indicated that the part needed was not available to remedy the repair. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was not able to provide a timeframe for when the part would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.

- Dayton, PA, USA

problem #424

Jun 262014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 09/03/15 updated 12/9/2015

- Sutherland , VA, USA

problem #423

Jun 262014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #422

Jun 252014

Grand Caravan

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While attempting to turn off the vehicle, the key failed to release from the ignition and remained in the off position. In addition, while attempting to start the vehicle, the key remained in the on position and failed to shift. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- West Jordan , UT, USA

problem #421

May 152015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #420

Oct 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) was received in October of 2014. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 8/21/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 08/27/15

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #419

Jun 052014

Grand Caravan

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key failed to turn over in order to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the fobiks; however, the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) but the failure persisted. The dealer was notified of the failure and was not able to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Bennington, VT, USA

problem #418

Jun 012015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to wireless ignition node module parts not available to complete recall notice. The consumer stated he received the recall notice seven months ago. Prior to receiving the recall letter, he experienced intermittent problems at least every month with the vehicle stalling. The consumer finally traded the vehicle after the waiting for the parts, became too frustrating. Recall # 14V373000.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #417

Jun 012015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to wireless ignition node module recall notice and issues at dealership. The local dealer informed the consumer, they were not responsible for replacement the part. Recall # 14V373000

- New York, NY, USA

problem #416

Jun 182015

Grand Caravan

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 88,000. Updated 09/14/15

- Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, USA

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