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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 27 of 38)

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problem #235

Feb 192015

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) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fenton , MO, USA

problem #234

Sep 152014

Grand Caravan

  • 107,999 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, while driving approximately 62 mph, the anti-lock brake, the electronic stability program, and the traction control warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the parts needed to do the repairs were 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 107,999.

- North Riverside, IL, USA

problem #233

Apr 272013

Grand Caravan

  • miles
We went out to car to get in it, and all doors were locked and would not unlock. Horn started blaring. Windshield wipers went crazy with windshield wiper fluid spraying. Headlights were blinking on and off. Finally able to get in car, things finally calmed down after about 10 - 15 minutes. Next day, we took it to dealership. They tested it, and they said they did not find anything wrong with it. Similar episodes happened after that one which included taking the key out of the ignition, and the car was still running. We took it to a different dealership to have it checked, and they said they could not find anything wrong with it.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #232

Nov 052014

Grand Caravan

  • 144,000 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 approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting the vehicle, it was able to resume normal operation. The failure recurred on two separate occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Freemont, MI, USA

problem #231

Jan 152013

Grand Caravan

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Summerfield, NC, USA

problem #230

Feb 132015

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 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.

- Lyndonsville, WA, USA

problem #229

Feb 122015

Grand Caravan

  • 65,500 miles

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

I was driving at 45 mph when suddenly van revved up from 1500 RPM to 3500 RPM, and speed went down to 30 mph. Somehow I got my car to my work place and parked it. I suspected my transmission had gone bad. I decided to take my car to a transmission shop. I drove the van at 30 mph at 3500 RPM to the transmission shop. Their technician drove the van around, did some other inspection and reported that there was no problem with my transmission. However he mentioned there was a electrical power loss which made my van go into limp mode. Remarkably my van started driving normally after the inspection. I took my van to authorized Dodge dealer. They pulled some codes from the computer which indicated power loss to several equipment. They suspected the tipm module, but did not have hard evidence from the codes. They advised me to leave van overnight at the service area, and have them check it out. I declined because arranging alternate transportation was difficult. Today morning, while driving the van, wiper blade suddenly started running. It stopped on its own after few cycles. Now I am unable to start the van. Reading through forums where drivers have experienced similar issues, I am confident it is the tipm on my van. It is a safety issue, since I drive on the freeway a lot, and if van goes into limp mode, it will be a hazard. Looks like Dodge is aware of this issue. Why don't they accept the situation and deal with it by issuing a safety recall and fixing the tipm. Please force Dodge to issue recall, else I will need to spend $1000 atleast to fix tipm.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #228

Jan 282015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, while driving 25 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but it took a greater distance to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system); however, the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Sort Mill, SC, USA

problem #227

Feb 102015

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 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.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #226

Oct 102014

Grand Caravan

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of the NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall 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 200,000.

- Citra, FL, USA

problem #225

Nov 102014

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: 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.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #224

Mar 032013

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after the vehicle was turned off, the key failed to disengage from the ignition switch. In addition, the contact stated that when the spare key was put into the ignition, the bad key warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition needed to be lubricated. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #223

Oct 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) in October of 2014; however the part 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 made of aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #222

Oct 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) in October of 2014; however, the part was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the repair. The manufacturer was made of aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #221

Jan 282015

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system) however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Three Forks , MT, USA

problem #220

Feb 062014

Grand Caravan

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The battery was recharged however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) however, the part was not available for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Mullicahill, NJ, USA

problem #219

Oct 102014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system). The contact was advised by the dealer that the parts needed to complete the repair were not available for several months. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 8/21/15

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #218

Sep 242014

Grand Caravan

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off, causing the driver to lose control and drive off the road. There was no crash or injuries involved. The cause of the failure was not determined. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer and 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 given. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Neenah , WI, USA

problem #217

Sep 052014

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 parts needed for the repair were not available for several months. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #216

Jan 042015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 03/30/15 updated 6/23/2015

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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