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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 28 of 38)

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problem #215

Jun 152014

Grand Caravan

  • 88,500 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 while driving at approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification of 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,500.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #214

Jan 302015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 134,500 miles
Ignition key failed to release. Chrysler group has not responded to recall on this issue.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #213

Jan 092015

Grand Caravan

  • 179,000 miles
Drove vehicle to local diner. Upon leaving vehicle did not start acted like the fuel pump and starter were not getting any power. Came back the next day to start vehicle and it started right up. Got vehicle home and shut vehicle off. Went out to start an hour later same problem. Thought is was the starter so had local mechanic change starter still same problem. Local mechanic tested computer for trouble codes and no trouble codes showed. Local mechanic asked dealership mechanic about issues with these vehicles. Dealership mechanic states that the tipm computer usually breaks down.

- Mahnomen , MN, USA

problem #212

Jun 012014

Grand Caravan

  • 168,000 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 while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition housing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 168,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #211

May 012014

Grand Caravan

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to start. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (airbags, electrical system). However, the parts were not available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but there was no diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #210

Oct 152014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system. The contact stated the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #209

Jan 222015

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

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #208

Jan 222015

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 not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Milmaukee, WI, USA

problem #207

Jan 202015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #206

Jun 272014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
On multiple occasions beginning in June '14 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, once with children trapped inside!! while the problems were happening, 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: Transmission would not advance beyond 2nd gear, the check engine light would come on, the dashboard lights would flash and flicker, the back-up camera would flicker (the image is displayed on the radio's screen when the vehicle is in reverse), the dashboard displays would all be turned off or to zero (including tachometer even though the engine was running), and the engine would not shut off with the key switched to "off" and completely removed. Now, the wipers have stopped working completely, which is a perpetual safety issue, until the problems can be solved. Koons Dodge of tysons corner said the problem was the tpim (totally integrated power module).

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #205

Jul 082011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

The wireless key entry went bad, the ac leaked on my fan inside the car, the key now gets stuck in the accessory position have to wait a while to remove. Now the radiator fan will not turn on. This is absolutely the worst vehicle I have ever owned.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #204

Jan 132015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the key turned from the on position to the accessory position independently. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system); however, the part for the recall repair was not available. The failure mileage was 68,000. Updated 5/15/15

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #203

Sep 292014

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.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #202

Jan 072014

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. After restarting the engine the vehicle would operate as normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to duplicate failure. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number 13V373000 (electrical system). After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time to receiving the parts could be provided. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #201

Sep 252014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Engine shut off complete and hard to control the steering wheel and the brakes don't response at all and Chrysler group llc don't do nothing to fix the problem at all and I have over 5 month still paying the van and I can't drive at all.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #200

Jan 122015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 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 3/24/15 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled on two occasions. Updated 04/02/15

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #199

Jan 122015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/21/15

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #198

Jan 122015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 80,295 miles
My 5 children and I got into the van to head to my disabled child's doctors appointment. We had just pulled out and began accelerating when the car shut off. The wheel locked, as did the brakes. It seemed as though all electrical to the van was lost. Nothing worked. We were stuck in the middle of the road. When I tried to restart the vehicle nothing happened. The dash indicators did not come on, the power locks and windows would not work. It was dead. After the children and I were almost rear-ended by a ups truck, I removed my children from the vehicle and brought them to the side of the road and told them to walk home (fortunately we weren't far). At that point I returned to attempt to get it to restart. After about 15 minutes of blocking traffic and 2 near collisions, the van came back to life. I brought it back to my home and parked it. This issue began when, about 3 weeks ago, my vehicle wouldn't start. I then discovered if I took the key out then put it back in it would eventually start. I had called the local Dodge dealership and was told it was my win module. I called Dodge and was informed that there was no eta on a replacement part but I can pay out of pocket to have it fixed and would be reimbursed. After calling the dealership again I was informed that they didn't have the means to fix it. This is absolutely ridiculous! the vehicle I purchased to keep my children safe put their lives in danger. It's the only vehicle I have that will fit all 5 of my children. Now my daughter, who is disabled, cannot see her doctor today, and only lord know when we'll have access to a vehicle for the already scheduled future appointment. I refuse to put my children back into a vehicle that could kill them!

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #197

Jan 022014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
In January 2014 as I was driving my vehicle the gauges on the dash suddenly quit working, all of the indicator lights on the dash came on, the wipers turned on and the radio and entertainment system no longer functioned. I took it to a Dodge dealership where they eventually diagnosed it with a faulty tipm. The faulty tipm also caused the power door module to fail. Neither repair was covered by my extended warranty we bought with the vehicle and we spent $1200 for the repairs. The same thing happened approximately 2 months later, this repair was covered by the Dodge service department warranty of 6 months 6,000 miles. On January 11th the same thing happened again and my 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan again has a total failure of the tipm. 3 times in less than 13 months. I contacted Dodge customer care and they said that there is nothing they can do to assist with the repair and we again will have go cover E repaid out of pocket.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #196

Jan 012014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at a low speed, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the starter and the key needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 11V139000 (electrical system) and 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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