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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,877 miles

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan miscellaneous problems

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #16

Oct 212016

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

I had been laughing with the people of this school bus company which is close by to me named lorinda bus or logan bus co Inc there at 100 St and atlantic av there about how they extended their parking lot upward there onto an old lirr track there that has not been used and is all rusty with broken cement and like other broken and old things there and they extended the parking lot for their buses there at 100 St and atlantic av there upward to like the top of this lirr track there which I found to be an odd location. I mean some questions were in my mind like could the 14 buses or 18 buses that they put up there on the old lirr track there stay up there with all of the huge buses parked up there on the track there. No, the lirr track there is not used anymore there beginning South from like 99 St and Liberty avenue there and the old lirr track is maintained by nyc dcas or the mayor's office there. Lots of rusty and old and falling apart things there on that railroad track there of the lirr there. But with the old lirr track there at atlantic av and 100 St should they use that area up there, as I saw on a google map there to park 14-18 of their buses. Yes, the google map showed them extending their parking lot to the top of the lirr tracks there and they could park more buses as shown on the google map there. Do you think it is safe of lorinda or logan there to put like those buses parked up there all 14-18 of them up there on the old lirr track up there to be parked or no? the old lirr tracks are really falling apart, talking about the rust and all of that. Use google street view and you can see the rust in some parts of those bridges there.

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #15

Aug 012016

Grand Caravan

  • 149,000 miles
Instrumental panel dash lights come on and stay on while driving. Do not know how fast we are going or how much gas. All lights including ABS as well. Several other families in my area have same van with same problem. Wipers also come on when they are off. The chrylser Town & Country has had instrumental panel problems that were part of a recall as well

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #14

Jul 082016

Grand Caravan

  • 81,000 miles
K31 notification. While driving on the interstate to visit family out of state, my ac blower motor stopped working and my floor on the front passenger and driver areas became very saturated. I brought my vehicle to an auto repair shop and they stated that the ac drain tube should be part of the K31 recall notification due to my vehicle being a 2009 Grand Caravan. The drain tube was rubber and the replacement part is supposed to be hard plastic. I contacted Chrysler customer assistance and they stated that they would not do anything because the van was manufactured 2 months after the notification cut off. I stated that a mechanic verified that on www.alldatapro.com and the part was incorrect on my van.. due to the drain tube getting clogged, it caused not only the cabin floors to become saturated but also the blower motor to become inoperable and needing replacement. Chrysler customer assistance then stated that I would have to take my van to a certified dealership (at my own cost) and have the part verified. The Chrysler dealer I contacted told me it will cost $125 for them to simply verify that the part was incorrect. So not only did I pay the auto repair shop $37 but also have accrued at least $125 more and there is no guarantee that anything will be repaired. I feel that a mistake during manufacturing and 2 months should bar my van from the K31 notification repair.

- Onamia, MN, USA

problem #13

Jun 292016

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

We received a safety recall notice reguarding the wireless ignition node on our vehicle. As the notice instructed I called the dealership upon receiving the notice. The service department told us they would let us know when they got the part to replace it. It has now been over a year and the dealership still does not have the part they need to fix the problem. They say they are waiting for the car manufacturer to send the part.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #12

Apr 282016

Grand Caravan

  • 190,000 miles
The driver door intermittently locks and will not unlock with the key. My wife has to climb out the passenger door as she cannot open the locked door by pulling the door handle which with a great deal of strength is the only way to open the dfrivers door.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

problem #11

May 152015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Manufacturer recall number: R03 the dealer in Hawaii has not secured the replacement part for 6 months and we are still waiting for replacement

- Schofield Barracks, HI, USA

problem #10

Jan 142016

Grand Caravan

  • 107,000 miles

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

Re: RO3/nhsta 14V-373 wireless ignition module I have been trying to schedule a replacement of the ingition model for monthws since the first recall notice was mailed. Recently I received a second and called the dealer who informed me that Fiat Chrysler is only trickeling parts to them and suggested I call fca directly. I did that and learned that the consumer reps have no idea when parts will be available. My dealer is foster doge in middlebury, Vermont.

- Bristol, VT, USA

problem #9

Dec 082015

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
Takata recall on tue, Dec 8, I took my van in to correct the recall regarding the wireless ignition node module. Billion of sioux falls sd would not fix it free of charge because they said they would have had to remove my remote start. They stated they could/would not reinstall it or replace it at their expense. The recall on my van was not completed.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #8

Jun 262015

Grand Caravan

  • 76,000 miles
I purchased this used handicapped equipped Dodge back on June 26, 2015. The spare key didn't work, so I went to larry miller Dodge in peoria, AZ to see if I could get it fixed. They said there was a recall on the van, and it would be foolish to purchase another key, as the recall would necessitate replacement of both keys anyway. I have called them twice since that time and am still waiting for them to call me back to schedule the recall work. In the meantime I don't have a spare key, so I'm unable to leave the van running without it. My wife is a paraplegic and sometimes has to sit in the van while I run into the store to pick up something. When it's more than 100 degrees outside she gets extremely hot because the air conditioning isn't running. The spare key would allow me to leave the van running and lock it up until I can get back to the van. The last time I spoke with the dealer, they told me they would put a "priority" on the recall service, but that was more than a month ago, and I still haven't heard anything from them. This is really getting frustrating.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
I received notice of a recall on my Grand Caravan R03. I have been on a list for replacement of the ignition module since July 2015. I am having problems with the van starting. I have to flip the key 5-10 times to start it. Dodge is not supplying the part to the dealer ships. They have had more than enough time. I even contacted Dodge directly and they told me there was nothing they could do for me. The part number the dealership is waiting on is cbxzr036aa.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #6

Jan 142015

Grand Caravan

  • 63,200 miles

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

I bought my Dodge Grand Caravan on 09/09/2009. My complaint is with the key fob. I was using my first key fob & the vehicle would not start. I kept trying & eventually it did start. With years of use this plastic fob has become out of shape with tape on it. When I drove home it stopped while on the road home. I was able to safely pull over. My wife brought me the spare key fob. This has worked for a while & now it is acting up. I went to my local Dodge dealership & they want over $400 for two key fobs including reprogramming them. When I bought this vehicle Dodge never told me that the key fobs would only last for about 4 years. I have other vehicles with regular old fashioned keys & they still work properly even after 11 years. Thus I need Dodge to replace these key fobs or repurchase my vehicle. It is not safe to drive when it could stop at any moment.

- Lecanto, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 302011

Grand Caravan

  • 15,000 miles
The car for years just wont start. You turn the key and then nothing happens. It has been an ongoing issue for years and just happened again today on 3 separate trips. I have taken it to the dealership and nothing can be found. Also when backing out and turning the wheel, the car makes a grinding noise. Was told nothing can be done about that.

- Homewood, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 012013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
In October of 2013 I took my vehicle to my local Chrysler dealership explaining to them my car stalls when it comes to an incline in the road I'm talking mere inches, not climbing up gigantic hill. Since October it has continuously stalled out on me, to go so far as to just stopping at a red light. If I put my foot on the brake and began to slow down, the entire vehicle starts shaking and feels as though the tires are trying to grip the road and there is a jumping and jolting sensation. My car cuts off at least once a week since October. I've taken it to the dealership to run a diagnostic, but they can't find anything wrong with it. Of course they're willing to take the entire car apart and charge me for it but I can't afford that! what's happening to my vehicle is from a manufacture defect. I was so happy to see the news article on wed. Com today which is why I'm contacting you.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 012013

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
Van has been having problems starting, it makes a clicking noise but the van won't turn on, yet all other electrical devices continue to work perfectly. After several attempts the van will eventually start, but other times we have had to leave it overnight parked due to it not started after trying for almost an hour. We replaced the battery, and the problem persisted. We took it to a Dodge dealership and the win module was replaced and a new key was ordered and reprogrammed at a cost of almost $1000! a few weeks after getting the van back the problem started again and once again left me (pregnant) and my 2 young children stranded in 101 degree temperature. A tech from the dealership met with us this morning to look at the van and suggested it might be the starter. We can't continue to purchase parts and pay for labor and yet the vehicle isn't working as it should. This is dangerous for a pregnant woman with a newborn on the way and two young children.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 172012

Grand Caravan

  • 33,329 miles
A corroded valve stem let gojust after the low tire light came on. This was the first time this has happened. We managed to pull over to the berm and called aaa. The man came out and put the spare tire on and we were able to get home. I checked out the other valve stems and they are corroded also.

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 092010

Grand Caravan

  • 3,500 miles
The events leading up to the failure = while vehicle in motion engine lost complete power and died on street---the failure how often it occurs = one time--- its consequences = towed to dealer for repairs---additional problems with the vehicle = 1-while Dodge Caravan was in motion¿on the street¿Dodge Caravan engine power was totally lost¿Dodge Caravan came to a stop while holding the brake pedal down very hard! 2-transmission shift lever stuck in park with engine running - I could not move gearshift lever to drive- I had to turn off ignition and start engine again. 3-intermittent electrical operation of left and right sliding doors to open or close. 4-intermittent transmission jumps and a clunk noise at approximately 21 miles per hour speed. *(on 04-06-2010 vehicle bought in for same problem). 5-security system head and taillights do-not flash when car is armed or unarmed. 6-intermittent low tire pressure light symbol intermittently goes on/off or stays on. 7-engine idles high. 8-very low gas mileage. Approximately 12 miles city and 14 miles highway per 18 gallon tank = approximately 240 miles per tank-----vehicle id [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tujunga, CA, USA

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