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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,031 miles

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 19 of 20)

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problem #29

Jan 252012

Grand Caravan

  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system:ignition) and was repaired. After the repair the contact was driving approximately 35 mph when he noticed that the electronic functions of the vehicle failed. The vehicle did not stall but the turn signals and the instrument panel lights would not illuminate. The failure occurred two different times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #28

Jan 102012

Grand Caravan

  • 38,400 miles
Electronic throttle control light comes on periodically, causing inconsistent, poor or non-existent throttle response. Traction control light may also light up. Restarting the vehicle usually makes the problem go away, but this is not an acceptable solution. Occasionally, with the etc light on, throttle response does not occur at all, which is hazardous in traffic.

- Northfield, VT, USA

problem #27

Jan 012011

Grand Caravan

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle was experiencing numerous electrical system failures on an intermittent basis. The automatic doors, windshield wipers, turn signals, and mirror adjustment system stopped functioning. In addition, the automatic start feature would not function and the key fob would only function on an intermittent basis. The contact stated that she was unable to unlock the doors on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions, but they were unable to diagnose the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Norwood, PA, USA

problem #26

Jan 142012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after having repairs performed on the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number:11V139000 (electrical system:ignition), the turn signals, windshield wipers and the power windows failed intermittently. The contact stated the failures were non-existent prior to having the recall remedy performed on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 7,000.

- Nesconset, NY, USA

problem #25

Nov 252011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 42,377 miles
While traveling southbound on I-75 at milepost 263.3 a faint alarm of some kind came on. Then the engine began making a noise and quit. When I pulled over to the side of the highway the engine compartment shot flames and smoke from under the hood. I was attempting to release the hood latch when flames burst in through the firewall under the dash. We then abandoned the vehicle and called 911. By the time a fire truck arrived the van was totally burned. I have the vehicle serviced regularly and had just replaced the tires and brakes. I have no idea what the cause might have been but it bears looking into.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #24

Oct 182011

Grand Caravan

  • 15,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 70 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The brake pedal became stiff on two occasions and the instrument panel did not illuminate. The contact stopped the vehicle on the shoulder and was able to restart it. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. NHTSA recall campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system:ignition) may be related to the failure. The manufacturer stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 15,500.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #23

Oct 092011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 37,800 miles

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

Was driveing about 40mph when all electrical power failed no turn signals wipers radio brake lights power windows etc. Pulled over to side of road and when iturned off ignition all power came back on. This is the second time this has occured. Also, have trouble with the ignition of this vehicle sometimes takes 2 or 3 tries to start. Vehicle was taken to dealer for a recall of the ignition but seems to have created other problems.

- Saint Louis , MO, USA

problem #22

Aug 242011

Grand Caravan

  • 19,645 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the dealer performed repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000 (electrical system: Ignition) but the repair did not correct the failure. The contact was unable to turn the engine off and release the key from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 19,645 and the current mileage was 20,740.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #21

Aug 252011

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle caught on fire. The contact was able to pull over to the side of the road and exit the vehicle. The contact was not injured during the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire and advised that the fire originated under the hood on the driver side but did not advise the cause of the fire. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #20

Aug 092011

Grand Caravan

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the ignition unexpectedly switched into the accessory position and the vehicle stalled. After a few moments, the vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The dealer also stated that they would not perform the repairs associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V139000 (electrical system:ignition). The vehicle was traded in since the recall remedy was not performed. The failure mileage was approximately 22,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Noble`, IL, USA

problem #19

Aug 052011

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V139000 (electrical system: Ignition switch). After having the vehicle repaired, the electrical system failed. The power windows, air conditioner, turn signals, and radio stopped functioning. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the contact was informed that some of the parts for the vehicle were not functioning properly. The dealer and the contact attempted to notify the manufacturer, but had not received a response. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 22,346.

- North Saracuse, NY, USA

problem #18

Jul 182011

Grand Caravan

  • 41,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the vehicle would suddenly stall. The vehicle would not immediately restart after some of the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where they attempted to duplicate the failure three times. The vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11V139000 (electrical system:ignition); however, the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The vehicle was awaiting a fourth diagnosis. The approximate failure mileage was 41,500 and the current mileage was 42,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #17

Jul 112010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
I received safety recall notice L25. Called the dealer to schedul appointment and Chrysler group recall assistance center. They are not aware of recall and stated that it was bogus.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #16

Jul 052011

Grand Caravan

  • 62,000 miles
Vehicle shut off while I was driving it and not it wont start except ever 500 key turns.

- Colorado, CO, USA

problem #15

Jun 192011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 28,628 miles
When driving vehicle, vehicle stalled out and steering wheel became difficult to steer. When vehicle put in park, we were able to re-start. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Two day previous car stalled out while driving on a flat surface at about 35 mph. Steering wheel locked up and had to stop in center turn land completely, put in park, and re-start vehicle.

- Oakdale, CA, USA

problem #14

May 282011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
My 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan would occasionally stall when started. But in the last month it has stalled threes time while driving, on one occasion it stalled pulling out of a parking lot into traffic. The dealer is yet to find anything wrong.

- New Jersey, NJ, USA

problem #13

May 122011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
In the 12 months that we've owned our 2010 Dodge Caravan, the engine has shut-down in traffic multiple times. Each time it has nearly caused an accident. Dodge announced a recall but has not actually put it into action.

- Sikeston, MO, USA

problem #12

May 032011

Grand Caravan

  • 20,300 miles
I was driving at about 30 mph when I noticed the air conditioner stop working. I began slowing down for a red light. When the light turned green I went to go and realized that the engine had stopped as well. I lost all power and engine function while driving. I was able to place the vehicle in park and restart it.

- Ridley Park, PA, USA

problem #11

Mar 042011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who found that the vehicle was not included in (NHTSA campaign id number: 11V139000; electrical system: Ignition). The failure mileage was unknown but the current mileage was 15,000. Updated 06/01/11

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #10

Apr 262011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 13,835 miles
While turning a corner on my way to work at 5:30 am, my 2010 Grand Caravan with 13,835 miles totally went dead, I had the lights, blower on, the radio on and the rear defroster on, and everything went dead. No steering and the brakes were out. Since I was turning left, I had to cross 4 lanes of traffic with no power. I was able to pull into a parking lot, put the car in park and it restarted. I did have to turn the key to the off position and put it in park, as putting it in neutral and turning the key did nothing. I checked the Dodge website for the recall information and it says that my vehicle is not in the listing of recalled vehicles. I have sent an email to Dodge. This did happen 2 to 3 previous times while driving on the freeway, but the car just seemed like it was losing power, but then it came back to life-it did not have a total loss of power and it did not require me to restart the engine.

- Willowick, OH, USA

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