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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 22 of 38)

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problem #335

Apr 062011

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 attempting to start the vehicle, the driver was unable to turn the key to start the engine and the steering wheel remained in the locked position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000. The contact indicated that the notice for NHTSA campaign number 11V139000(electrical systems) was received in April 2014. After taking the vehicle to the dealer for the failure listed in the recall the contact was informed that the parts needed to provide the remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Lake Station, IN, USA

problem #334

Apr 012014

Grand Caravan

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. In addition, the contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) was received in April of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer 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 provided. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #333

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 perform the repair 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Grand Rapids, MN, USA

problem #332

Oct 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to ignition key recall notice problems. The consumer was informed the parts were not available for recall # 14V373000.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #331

Oct 082014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 6/11/15

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #330

Sep 012014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #329

Apr 122015

Grand Caravan

  • 114,000 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 vehicle failed to start. In addition, a bad key message was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Oakfield, NY, USA

problem #328

Jan 032014

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 20 mph over a speed bump, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred seven times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to locate the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Milan, NH, USA

problem #327

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hatfield, PA, USA

problem #326

Jun 152011

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available for several years. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hubbard, OH, USA

problem #325

Apr 212015

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 received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) in September of 2014; however, the part needed to do the repair was still not available. The contact felt the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield , OH, USA

problem #324

Apr 212015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) in September of 2014; however, the part needed to do the repair was still not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #323

Sep 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000(electrical system) in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer 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 provided. Updated 5/26/15

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #322

Apr 202015

Grand Caravan

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

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #321

Nov 202014

Grand Caravan

  • 54,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While attempting to start the vehicle, the key became stuck in the ignition and failed to start. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (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 made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 54,800.

- Oviedo , FL, USA

problem #320

Mar 052013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Upon starting my vehicle, the fobik sometimes does not fully seat in the "on" position. Sometimes I cannot start my vehicle because the fobik will stick before allowing me to fully turn the key. Sometime it will stick where I cannot shut the engine office or the fobik will seat itself into the ignition whereby I cannot remove it. I received a recall notice two years ago. The recall notice stated that dealers did not have the part available. I have yet to be contacted that this part is now available. I have also experienced problems with the cooling system. This has included leaks inside my vehicle, loss of fluid, and fan noise. I've had system repaired numerous times to no avail. Is there a recall on the cooling system as well? thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide to address these issues.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #319

Jun 112014

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part needed for repair was not released by the manufacturer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure. The VIN was invalid....updated 06-11-15 updated 9/18/15

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #318

Jan 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the key remained in the start position. The contact had to hit the key for it move into the on position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Potosi, WI, USA

problem #317

Sep 132014

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Bemus Point, NY, USA

problem #316

Jul 092014

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
I have had numerous occurrences where the van ignition turns off while driving which began approximately a year ago. There has been a recall for this problem since June 2014. I received notification of the recall in Sept. 2014 (important safety recall L25 / NHTSA 14V-373). Since then I have made several calls to the dealership trying to schedule a repair. However, I am always told that they have still not received the parts from Chrysler. I have to drive my van, but I do feel that this is a hazardous defect. It is very difficult to steer the van when the engine unexpectedly shuts down. It needs to be corrected. What is the purpose of having a recall when the parts are not available to correct the issue?

- Chanmpaign, IL, USA

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