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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 30 of 38)

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problem #175

Sep 062014

Grand Caravan

  • 92,000 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 NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and did not restart. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Aurora , CO, USA

problem #174

Aug 042014

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact indicated that the key became stuck in the ignition switch. The failure recurred multiple times. The dealer was contacted more than once. The part needed to remedy the failure was not available. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 09/14/15

- Blue Hill, NE, USA

problem #173

Aug 052014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification for 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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Charlotte Court House, VA, USA

problem #172

Aug 182013

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

Several times since approximately August of 2013 the vehicle power has cut off while driving causing loss of power steering. I had the ignition replaced once at my own cost but it did not fix the issue. It has happened several times since then with the latest being in October of 2014. I am aware of the recall but what is the point if there is no fix? the fact that we are still waiting on a fix is unacceptable. This is a safety issue not an inconvenience issue. I have three young children and it is unacceptable that I have to drive them around in an unsafe vehicle because Dodge doesn't yet have a fix.

- Locke, NY, USA

problem #171

Oct 072014

Grand Caravan

  • 92,750 miles
While driving on the highway the van stalled the horn started blaring, the windshield wipers started working and squirting water. I managed to get the vehicle off the road, but the doors begin to lock and unlock and the key was useless. You could not shut the horn off or unlock the door with the key. The only way thus stopped was by disconnecting the battery. This was the first instance. The second occasion was when we're sitting in the house and the horn just started blaring. Each time this lasts for more than 5 minutes, you can't stop it because it locks the doors, the key doesn't work, and you can't get to the battery. It's disturbing, dangerous, and embarrassing. Not to mention we are retired and this is our only vehicle and we didn't expect to have such an unsafe vehicle with a minivan. These instances have occurred on and off for the last month. We shouldn't have to disconnect our car battery to escape the faulty malfunctions. As owners we shouldn't be afraid to go into church because of the car horn and I shouldn't have to disconnect the battery just to enjoy the service.

- Selma, AL, USA

problem #170

Oct 302014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer was unable to 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 did not experience a failure.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #169

Oct 012014

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 recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Lockport, IL, USA

problem #168

Mar 032014

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart but there was a loss of power steering and brakes. The contact also stated that when starting the vehicle, there was an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the terminal battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired twice but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #167

Oct 102014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
My ignition has a recall on it since June and I've never gotten a recall letter from Dodge and when my ignition started giving me problems 2 months ago they told me there was no recall.two weeks ago I was strained at the gas pump because my ignition is out.I had to get my van towed.now I'm fighting with Dodge in detroit and the dealer here in lafayette.la. To fix it.they are claiming they don't have any parts to fix it but they told us if we pay to fix it they can fix it.I'm on foot.I have cancer and I have appts. With cancer doctors and I can't got.I have a Chevy aveo with a recall for my running lights and I'm having the same problem.they claim they don't have parts.they can't even tell us when they will fix them.my Dodge has been recalled in July and my car in June..no parts yet so when.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #166

Oct 122014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
The vehicle refused to start. There was no electrics and the engine would not turn over. No lights on the dash. The vehicle was diagnosed with a tipm failure, for which Dodge are quoting 10 weeks for a replacement and refusing to provide any support or hire car for what is a known systemic fault with Dodge / Chrysler vehicles. They are basically absolving all responsibility from producing a part which is not fit for purpose.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #165

Oct 172014

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 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #164

Aug 152014

Grand Caravan

  • 78,000 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 taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wireless ignition node control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. 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 time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Loves Park, IL, USA

problem #163

Sep 102014

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #162

Oct 012014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was restarted and functioned as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) was received in October of 2014. The contact was informed that the part needed to repair the vehicle was not available. The contact also stated that there was no estimated date for when the part would be available fore the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #161

Oct 242014

Grand Caravan

  • 133,122 miles
Was stuck with no way to start vehicle because plastic fob key was cracked and wouldn't start van. There's a recall on the plastic ignition module but parts are not yet available and this recall is from June 2014. The ignition switch has moved a few times while I was driving from on to acc. Causing hard brakes and steering. Luckily it was at low speeds and no traffic around. Called dealer to see if there's a way to start with metal door key and I was told no. Also dealer wants to charge me to fix even though there's a recall out on it. Dodge is the cheapest pos and unsafe cars period !!!

- Littleton , NH, USA

problem #160

Oct 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice regarding ignition switch. The consumer also stated the recall repair, that was performed on the door, did not rectify the problem. The door is still inoperative. Updated 07/01/15

- Jennings, LA, USA

problem #159

Jan 012013

Grand Caravan

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while attempting to enter a residential driveway, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact attempted to restart the engine but the ignition failed to move into the start position. The manufacturer advised that the parts needed to remedy recall NHTSA campaign number 14V373000 (electrical system) were not available. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #158

Oct 102014

Grand Caravan

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that it took multiple attempts to start the vehicle. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were not available. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Douglassville, GA, USA

problem #157

Aug 292014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
My 18yr son was driving the van at highway speeds (65 mph) when he described a sudden inability to control the vehicle. The steering became hard to control and the brakes here hard to push. He thought the brakes had failed. Due to the inability to control the van he drifted into the passing lane where a car to the rear of him struck his rear quarter panel, causing his van to spin out of control. The vehicle spun and came to rest in the meridian. The police report stated" no evidence of brakes locking up" as there was no skid marks in the road way until the vehicle was leaving the road sideways. The air bags did not deploy. The damage to the vehicle includes substantial front, side and rear panel damage the front and rear tires are out of alignment, exhaust pushed up into rear quarter panel and the force caused the battery to slide out of place. The engine warning lights were all on to include the air bag light. We called Chrysler because we saw the recall on line. Meanwhile 5 days after the accident we received the recall notice in the mail stating it was fine to drive the can until the recall was performed.they sent an investigation team to examine the van and determined the brakes were at fault. However the brakes were new including rotors 2 weeks prior and upon having my own inspection done the brakes were found in working order, no warped rotors or burnt pads that would suggest a brake lock up at 65mph, tires(snow tires as my son was heading to college in northern Maine ) are in good condition with no evidence of flat areas (as one might expect with brakes locking up) we had engine diagnostics checked and found an yaw warning at the time of the accident with no other engine codes noted. All engine lights were lit up at the time of the accident much like what happens when you shut the ignition off while the vehicle is in motion only to reset upon normal restart.

- Dedham , ME, USA

problem #156

Sep 182013

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated the vehicle hesitated to start, but after several attempts the vehicle started. The failure recurred numerous times. Also while driving approximately 60 mph, the air condition and the windows failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system), but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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