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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 26 of 38)

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problem #255

Feb 272014

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 would remain lodged in the ignition. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notice of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed for repair was not available. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #254

Feb 182015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Keys don't work, I don't want to buy new ones until you fix the L5/NHTSA 14V-373 recall. Plus I am afraid to drive it around now that I have my grandson in the car every day. What should I do now. One key works on an off so I am getting around but the whole airbag thing on the recall freaks me out a little. Do you help in rental cost for a temp replacement.

- Dunellen, NJ, USA

problem #253

Feb 062014

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 contact was not able to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA

problem #252

Feb 262015

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 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.

- Blackwell , OK, USA

problem #251

Jul 012014

Grand Caravan

  • 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 July of 2014. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted on multiple occasions and the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The contact stated that there was no estimated date for when the parts would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #250

Feb 142015

Grand Caravan

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while approaching a stop sign, the vehicle stalled. The traction control and esp/bas warning lights illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Monessen, PA, USA

problem #249

Aug 072014

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 of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the vehicle was unable to be serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sharpsville, PA, USA

problem #248

Oct 162014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the vehicle was unable to be serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/6/15/ updated 04/09/15

- La Vista , NE, USA

problem #247

Dec 112014

Grand Caravan

  • 140,000 miles
On December 11, 2014 I walked to the parking lot to find my van acting totally crazy (the "poltergeist"). the horn was honking, windshield wipers were going full speed, windshield washer fluid was spraying everywhere and the internal and external lights were flashing. I attempted to use my key fab to unlock the doors but it did not work. I manually entered the van in hopes that starting the van would stop the poltergeist. The van would not start. After about 20 minutes, all that remained was a soft horn constantly honking and the lights sporadically flashing. I hit the unlock button on the key fab the horn honked loudly. I hit the lock button on the key fab the washer fluid sprayed. I called a tow truck and they jump started the van. I drove it home with no additional problems. I had the battery replaced the next day assuming that they may be the issue. This occurred again as I was driving home, at night, I parked the van, turned "off" the van and pulled the key fab out of the ignition. The van remained running. Two days later, as I was driving, the ABS light, emergency brake light, traction light and one other indicator light appeared on my dashboard (the "light indicators"). then, my ABS brakes slightly engaged without my foot on the brake pedal. These problems have continued to sporadically appear. No dealership can fix.

- Waite Park, MN, USA

problem #246

Aug 282013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
While driving the van at 65 mph while on rt.23 on my way to findlay, Ohio, the windshield wipers cycled a couple times, the gauges went to zero, the radio turned off and the warning alarm went off a couple times. This occured twice while I was driving to findlay and twice on my way back home. Each time, the van continued to run. At the time both hands were on the steering wheel. I know the date because I was headed to my son's soccer game at the university of findlay. It was a very un-nerving experience. On other dates the wipers have run by themselves and even sprayed windshield cleaner for a brief period. I have noticed that other people have reported the same behavior on their vans. I wanted to make sure my experience was noted. It appears the situation can become much worse.

- Granville, OH, USA

problem #245

Dec 172014

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 10V235000 (electrical system) however, the recall remedy was performed but was not effective. The contact stated that the passenger doors with the automatic button would no longer work properly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fortworth, TX, USA

problem #244

Feb 242015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the recall 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 T had not experienced a failure.

- Spokane , WA, USA

problem #243

Feb 242015

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.

- Milton, WV, USA

problem #242

Feb 032015

Grand Caravan

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Lynwood , IL, USA

problem #241

Jan 152014

Grand Caravan

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to another dealer where it was diagnosed that the door module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Amhurst, NY, USA

problem #240

Jun 012014

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
When the vehicle is turned off, the key gets stuck in the ignition. This happens at least once a day, and sometimes it happens every time the vehicle is turned off. The key will not turn all the way to the "off" position and has to be moved around and tried several times before it will turn and come out.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #239

Aug 062014

Grand Caravan

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer fives times where the failure was unable to be duplicated. 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 10,000.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #238

Dec 122014

Grand Caravan

  • 36,600 miles
On multiple occasions beginning on December 12, 2014 my 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT would have random electrical malfunctions including synced, intermittent activation of horns, front wipers, rear wipers, front washer fluid spray, rear washer fluid spray, and door locks. These issues would generally come together in "episodes" that could last from about a minute to about 10 minutes. These episodes could occur in rapid succession, separated by only a few seconds, or they might have 5-10 minutes or sometimes days between happenings. This would cause sudden loss of visibility while driving, as the sprayers would cover the windshield with drops but the wipers would not complete a pass to remove the fluid. It was particularly dangerous at night, since the drops would refract light and make visibility almost zero. This also resulted in being locked out of the vehicle on multiple occasions, the remote "clicker" could not be used to unlock or open doors or lift-gate. The only way to enter the vehicle was to use the physical key and force the lock to turn against the pressure of the powered door lock motor repeatedly re-locking the doors other intermittent problems. Why doesn't Dodge recall and fix this problem?

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #237

Jul 152014

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.

- Boothwyn, PA, USA

problem #236

Feb 192015

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 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. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

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