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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 7 of 38)

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problem #635

Aug 152015

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. While turning the ignition key to the off position, the vehicle independently restarted while the key positioned off. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. 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 not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Candler, NC, USA

problem #634

May 162015

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 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/15/16 updated 03/23/16.

- Edgar, WI, USA

problem #633

Nov 152015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While the vehicle was parked and unlocking the doors, the anti-theft alarm engaged and the wipers independently activated. In addition, after turning the vehicle off with the key removed from the ignition, the engine continued to run. The check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system, air bags); 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 of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/09/16 the consumer stated the part was replaced. Updated 03/14/16

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #632

Jul 312015

Grand Caravan

  • 109,000 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 at a low speed, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The check engine and other multiple warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Grandview, WA, USA

problem #631

Jun 042014

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 parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a time frame for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #630

Sep 092015

Grand Caravan

  • 206,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to start. The vehicle was started after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 206,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ronda, NC, USA

problem #629

Sep 132014

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #628

Dec 132015

Grand Caravan

  • 78,000 miles
The instrument panel randomly lights up with all warning lights and chimes going off simultaneously, the windshield wipers activating and headlights flashing. Stopping the car, turning it off and on doesn't reset the problem, but it randomly goes away and doesn't happen again for two weeks or a month. It happens when the vehicle is stopped or in motion, while the vehicle is running. I see an open NHTSA investigation matching this on my vehicle, for a tipmodule

- Wailuku, HI, USA

problem #627

Jun 262015

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

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #626

Dec 132015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I was informed in approximately 2013 or 2014 of a safety recall regarding the wireless ignition module and key fob. I received additional notification that parts were ready in early 2015 regarding this recall. I have tried to schedule service for this recall with three separate dealers numerous times. I have been told it is unknown when parts will be ready. I have had the vehicle turn off due to this issue. The Dodge paperwork states they are concerned with my safety. And the recall should be complete in a reasonable amount of time. It has now been years since notification, and nearly a year since parts have been "ready" and the recall still isn't complete. According to Dodge statistics, as of Oct 26, 2015, only 192,616 of 724,503 vehicles have been completed. This is not in a reasonable time and I feel as if Dodge is slow rolling this recall to save themselves money. This recall is similar to a 2010 recall.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #625

Dec 112015

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 vehicle was able to start after numerous attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Sydney, MT, USA

problem #624

Dec 112015

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 contact stated that the vehicle was unable to start. The vehicle received a new starter and a new battery, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chaska, MN, USA

problem #623

May 062015

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 had not been made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Romeo, MI, USA

problem #622

Dec 102015

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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #621

Jun 182015

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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/10/16

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #620

Apr 102015

Grand Caravan

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #619

May 042015

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.

- Linden, MI, USA

problem #618

Jun 012015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge grand. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Glencoe, AL, USA

problem #617

Nov 172015

Grand Caravan

  • 160,000 miles
I have had my car in many times for horn blowing, wipers and washers going, all lights going off at night ( I could have been killed) blower not working, car not starting, doors not closing. It has cost me several thousand dollars in repairs and the last time I was told the tipm computer would fix everything. The car computer was already replaced. The car was on the highway at 60mph and also at stop lights. This all happened over several years.

- Bethlehem, CT, USA

problem #616

Oct 072014

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. Additionally, the key failed to release from the ignition. The contact was able to release the key and restart the vehicle. The contact also stated that the brakes started to grind while driving with the illumination of the esb and ABS traction control warning lights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the front routers and brake pads were replaced; however, the failure recurred. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Barrington, NH, USA

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