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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,642 miles

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 37)

problem #737

Jun 222016

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

- Saiburn, SD, USA

problem #736

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 #735

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

problem #734

May 132015

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 parts for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #733

May 162015

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.

- Oaklawn, IL, USA

problem #732

Jun 102016

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.

- Kouts, IN, USA

problem #731

Apr 042016

Grand Caravan

  • 180,000 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 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #730

May 312016

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 45 mph, the brakes and steering failed and the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a large rock and the vehicle landed in a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Buchanan, GA, USA

problem #729

Jun 162015

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 parts for the repair were not available beyond a reasonable time frame. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The dealer stated that the contact was placed on a waiting list an extremely long time ago, but was unable to confirm when the manufacturer would supply the parts. The manufacturer was unable to provide a time frame that the dealer would receive the parts specifically. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #728

Apr 072015

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start with the key. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact 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 90,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Valley, NE, USA

problem #727

Jun 012016

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 parts were unavailable to perform the repaired remedy. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- St Louis, MI, USA

problem #726

Apr 152015

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
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 and all the warning lights on the instrument cluster illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 120,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #725

May 242016

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 40 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the pedal traveled to the floorboard. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated independently to 60 mph. The contact also stated that the brake pedal was depressed, which disengaged the accelerator pedal. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Tylersburg, PA, USA

problem #724

May 232016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #723

May 022016

Grand Caravan

  • 80,500 miles
Frequently will not start-have to raise hood & smack top of black box & then it will start, will go "crazy" while parked with no keys in ignition-horn honks, lights flash on & off, wipers go & fluid sprays-again have to smack box to make it stop. Between 5/2/16 & 5/18/16, while driving down the road, four times the motor has shut itself off, horn has begun honking, wipers go, fluid sprays, running lights go off. ** it twice on 5/18/16! thank god, was going slowly down a side street-again had to raise hood, smack on top of that black box-fuses and sensors must be in there-and it stopped acting crazy and restarted. My husband has been driving it as I refuse to!! very surprised and concerned that there has not been recall as this seems to be a very frequent issue with these vans-wish I had never bought mine!

- Warren, PA, USA

problem #722

Apr 102016

Grand Caravan

  • 155,500 miles
Car dies without warning. Acceleration, steering and braking compromised and dangerous. Happens randomly, when stopping, when accelerating when cruising at highway speeds. Engine hot and cold. New ignition installed as part of recall program and the problem has gotten worse since the "fix".

- Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

problem #721

Jan 052015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags and electrical system). The parts were not available within a reasonable time frame. The dealer placed the contact on a waiting list months ago and later indicated that the waiting list was cleared and that the contact would need to be re-added to the list. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific time frame that the part would be supplied to the dealer. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jackson, WI, USA

problem #720

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

- Menominee, MI, USA

problem #719

Apr 072016

Grand Caravan

  • 93,000 miles
My van was sitting in my driveway. I used the key fob to attempt to unlock the doors and instead the horn started honking, wipers going, washer fluid spraying and lights flashing. It did not stop and the doors would not unlock. I had to use the hidden key in the key fob to manually unlock the door to open the hood and disconnect the battery. I reconnected it and attempted to drive it to my mechanic. It stalled after about 50 feet. I ended up being able to drive it to the mechanic four days later. My mechanic said it had 6 recalls on it (which I was not notified of) and needed the tipm replaced, which was not a part of a recall. He said Chrysler would not allow him to buy the part and I would have to take it directly to the dealer. He said the part is $780 and does not include labor! I cannot afford this and I need this vehicle! I have three kids! I did some research online and saw that this part on my van was a part of a lawsuit. When they settled the lawsuit, they did not include the 2008 Grand Caravan. This is the same exact faulty part that is in the other vehicles that are covered by the lawsuit/recall! there is absolutely no reason I should have to pay for any of this.

- Lewiston, NY, USA

problem #718

Mar 172016

Grand Caravan

  • 140,000 miles
Sept 2015-my engine shut off while driving at 25mph and the horn and wipers went crazy. I was able to pull car to side of road safely. Feb 2016- took van in for recall for new key fab. The following week the car went crazy when I pushed unlock button to get into the vehicle using the new key fab. Horn went off, wipers squirting fluid and doors locked on me except for the rear hatch. Took into dealer they changed the clock spring. March 2016- vehicle went crazy again (horn, wipers, doors) I got into vehicle through rear hatch, unlocked hood, turned key to start to see if I could unlock, car started. I tried to turn off and engine kept going without key in ignition. I got out disconnected battery cable and the vehicle. Was still going crazy and the engine was still running for about 10 minutes. I took vehicle into dealer they first stated it needed new battery cables.. I told them that will not fix the issue.. it is more than that. Keep the vehicle until you find the real solution. Now the dealership is telling me it is the integrated power module ($950) on top on the clock spring that they replaced for ($550). I feel like the dealership is just reaching for solutions and ion the meantime I have to keep paying for their testing.

- Southgate, MI, USA

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