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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
458,491 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 102016

Grand Caravan

  • 135,000 miles


Unable to clear codes after all repairs completed. Alarm goes off repeatedly after the key/ignition was replaced for recall.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #7

Mar 092016

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles
While driving the wipers, headlights, and dashboard started operating crazy. It would occur every 30 seconds and would not stop. The only solution (temporary) was to remove the fuse associated with the driver side door. This caused the craziness to stop, but now I lost all ability to operate any functions on the driver side door. The fuse was tested and it is working just fine. While this was not an immediate danger, it was still scary having this happen to me while driving with my young children in the car. We are unable to discover a permanent solution. After review, it appears we are diffidently not alone. Please figure this out!

- Blanchardville, WI, USA

problem #6

Sep 182015

Grand Caravan

  • 3,020,153 miles
Driving on the hwy 485 toward airport when I heard a sudden sound in my dashboard. It was a etc (electronic throttle control light) and the ESC (electronic stability control light) that came out and, my temperature control gauge needle dropped from mi-range to zero. I slow down the car pulled it on the side of the highway so I can check to see what was happening and the next thing I know was a heavy smoke coming out of the hood and that was it.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 262015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 56,940 miles


Was driving and had multiple stereo electrical issues also lost dvd monitor then ABS esp bas code came up and had some radical braking with on and off repetition of stereo functions. Stereo and ABS esp bas still not functioning.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 132015

Grand Caravan

  • 105,000 miles
Dash lights indicating failure of stability control and brake force help have illuminated and won't reset. Mechanic states vehicle requires steering angle sensor. Getting part for repair seems to be difficult. This is a safety issue in my area as roads are heavily covered in snow and ice for months at a time.

- Tully, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 152014

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving down the highway at 70 miles an hour, and all of a sudden my car shuts off and turns back on and could not steer for a few mins, and it would not go over 45 miles an hour, every thing shut off in the car, it happened again, in rush hour traffic. My brakes on the car and rotors I have replaced 4 times in 3 years its eats them up, sometimes the side doors just open by them selves, driving or parked, control buttons are going out all the time, windows go up and down on there own, this car is a death trap waiting to happen. I have contacted the Dodge dealership I am on a waiting list and have been for 4 months they still say the parts are not in yet.

- Tucson , AZ, USA

problem #2

Dec 212014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
I have been having an issue with my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan wherein my "anti-skid" system is somehow activated and kills my engine and tightens up my steering while I am driving down the road. I am able to keep my cool and throw it into neutral and restart the van and put it back into drive and keep going. I have been fortunate that this has not happened in high speed or thick traffic. I am concerned that this may cause an accident and injuries. I found a similar complaint on the internet:

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 192009

Grand Caravan

  • 17,835 miles
On one occasion, my vehicle swerved without warning into the oncoming traffic lane, like being blown by a strong gust of wind. On another occasion, the vehicle spontaneously started pulling and my wife had to fight it to get it to pull safely to the shoulder. When I arrived I tried it and experienced the same problem. The dealer diagnosed it as a faulty clockspring & steering wheel position sensor. The electronic stability program had improperly sensed the steering wheel position and had been trying to compensate. While replacement of the said parts resolved the problem, my family was lucky to have avoided a serious accident when the vehicle swerved into the oncoming traffic lane.

- Oakdale, CT, USA

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