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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 1 of 38)

problem #755

Nov 022015

Grand Caravan

  • 79,000 miles

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

Vehicle randomly has electrical problems. Lights flicker off and on, wipers start without prompting, dash lights flash and RPM lever goes crazy.

- Saint Rose, LA, USA

problem #754

Oct 222016

Grand Caravan

  • 110,370 miles
The tipm went out as I was driving 64 mph and every light on my dash came on. Luckily the car kept running and did not cause a serious accident. 1/2 of the electrical components on my car no longer work and I'm going to have to spend over $700 to fix a problem that Dodge knows fully about and has not issued a recall. They should based upon the numbers of people that have this same problem.

- Milton, DE, USA

problem #753

Oct 102016

Grand Caravan

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the horn, locks, and window wipers functioned independently and the tranmission failed. All the warning indicators were illuminated. The failure occurred various times. The dealer diagnosed that the tipm failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 105,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Homer Glen, IL, USA

problem #752

Oct 092016

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles

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

My family and I were driving down the street to go to the hospital to see our new addition to the family then all of a sudden the wipers flew on, the dash board lights were blinking and the dinging from all the lights on the dash was going off also my head light were blinking on and off.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #751

Oct 082016

Grand Caravan

  • 118,540 miles
After parking my car, after about 5 minutes, the horn started blowing, the wipers, front and rear started running and the washers started spraying. The door locks started locking and unlocking on their own. The car, when started had no dash lights, or gauge function. The drivers electric seat started adjusting itself. Radio came on and off on its own. Car acted like it was possessed. I had to unhook the battery to make everything stop. Please note, the car was parked in my driveway when all of this occurred.

- Kirkwood, NY, USA

problem #750

Sep 242016

Grand Caravan

  • 78,274 miles
Tipm module malfunctioning. Wipers and horn will go off randomly, transmission will disengage at the same time. Power steering shuts off as well during episodes while driving! I have had to stop on the freeway with my kids in the car and restart the car.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #749

Jun 302016

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles

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

Intermittent electrical problems - replaced tipm at my own expenses. 6 months later, vehicle would not start, no electrical power - only security light flashing. Took to Firestone, they could not diagnose, then towed to Chrysler dealer - could not find anything, reconnected tipm connections, vehicle started and ran ok. There are multiple problems with this design/generation of the tipm (as seen in forums) - even had to change at my own expense, still have random/intermittent electrical problems - is this vehicle safe to drive - will the airbags work, if needed? why has this vehicle not been recalled and the tipm replaced/redesigned - this is a massive safety issue with these minivans!

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

problem #748

Sep 102016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
This has been an ongoing issue. My doors unlock and lock while I'm driving. My wind shield wipers go on by themselves and my door ding goes off while I'm driving and all doors are securely closed. This is an issue that keeps being brought up and ignored for several drivers, not just my family. When I stop they will do it also but more often than not its when I or others are driving.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #747

Sep 072016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
On the 24th of August, the car was taken in for repairs related to several recalls including the ignition and air bags. After the work was done, the air bag light came on. After speaking to a mechanic over the phone, an appointment was made for septermber 9th. However when the car was brought in to be looked at, the employee I spoke to would not accept the problem as part of the recall work and wanted to charge a diagnostic fee. I have since had the car checked by a different mechanic whose opinion is that the previous work done on the car is what is causing the current air bag problem, and therefore I would like the work to be done without cost to me as per the warranty on the recall work.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #746

Aug 282016

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 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. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart once the vehicle was placed in park. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. 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 approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #745

May 162015

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 randomly stalled multiple times without warning. The contact constantly had to make several attempts to restart the vehicle. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags and electrical system). The dealer was unable to supply the part for months. The dealer scheduled an appointment, had the contact wait for the repair, and then indicated that the part was not available. The original part was placed back on the vehicle. The dealer stated that they tried to get the part from the manufacturer, but the manufacturer was unable to determine when the part would be supplied to the dealer. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #744

Aug 162016

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

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #743

Apr 092016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #742

Jul 292016

Grand Caravan

  • 168,000 miles
Tipm completely failed, locking my transmission in "limp mode" and also affecting doors and window controls. While driving on the hywy I loss speed instantly making it necessary to pull onto the median to prevent accident.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #741

Aug 102015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the transaxle was rough when switching gears and when the brake pedal was depressed. In addition, the vehicle jerked when shifting gears. The contact also stated that the sliding doors failed to close. The contact had to manually open and close the doors as the failure progressed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V235000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #740

Jul 132016

Grand Caravan

  • 180,000 miles
In reference to recall 11V-139, the wireless ignition module, (win), in this vehicle has exhibited symptoms of early failure and eventual permanent failure. It would allow the fobik to release into the accessory position, resulting in the cessation of movement and other vehicle functions on multiple occasions. In response, last year, Chrysler noted that parts are back ordered and only vehicles rendered inoperable or dangerously impaired were currently being serviced. This situation has not improved, the win module has compounded its dysfunction over the course of the preceding year. The win module will no longer recognize either fobik, and only the odometer will light up when a fobik is put in run position, rendering the vehicle inoperable. The win module design is prone to failure beyond releasing the fobik, it may also eventually fail to recognize it, perhaps as a symptom on constant disconnection or deeply flawed design. The situation with the backlog of repairs also appears to be worsening: Fca us representatives have acknowledged that the back order of part 68241076ac may be as much as four weeks, even for a vehicle now rendered inoperable. I request that the recall be extended further still, to include permanent or persistent failure of these modules. Such a condition granting eligibility for the consumer to receive a rental vehicle for the duration of the repair, and a reexamination of the module design for the cause and probability of permanent failure.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #739

Jun 302009

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. 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 unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #738

Jun 222016

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

- Saiburn, SD, USA

problem #737

Jun 022015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #736

Jun 202015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Nampa, ID, USA

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