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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,721 miles

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #46

Aug 042015

Grand Caravan

  • 76,000 miles

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

I am driving and all of a sudden car shuts off, then I have no power steering or brakes. Can put in neutral and turn it back on. Has a habit of doing it several times in a day.

- Drain, OR, USA

problem #45

Jul 302015

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after numerous times. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who stated that the tipm needed to be replaced; however, the part was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #44

Aug 042015

Grand Caravan

  • 58,520 miles
I received a letter concerning recall R03/NHTSA 14V-373 in June of 2015. On Friday, July 31, we found that the van would not start, but when the key was turned a few times, it would. Thinking that this could possibly be related in some way to the recall, I carefully read the document that stated "… this could cause unintended engine shut off and increase the risk of a crash…." the document said nothing about problems initially starting the van. On Tuesday, August 4, as the van would only intermittently start, I brought the van to a local repair shop. The local repair shop diagnosed the problem as a defective starter. After they installed the starter, they told me that they had then done some research and that there was a recall out for this problem. They still charged me $390. I dropped off the van this morning with three Chrysler key fobs, otherwise known as a "frequency operated button ignition key" or fobik, and an additional aftermarket key fob made by ilco, which performs the same functions as the oem key fobs do. The people at larchmont Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram stated that this recall only would replace oem Chrysler key fobs. 1)why does it take three months to set up a date for a safety recall? 2)why did the notice not mention anything about ignition problems but only "unintended engine shutoff?" the way this notice is written, most people would infer that the engine would already be on and one would be driving to experience this difficulty. 3)why, when a local van was brought to a local repair shop, didn't this diagnostic code immediately mention the recall and state that the recall part is the problem, not the $390 starter? 4)why, if a person has gone through the ridiculous expense and bother of getting four key fobs which all function, and that it is Chrysler fault entirely for the problem, can't an additional key fob be provided?

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #43

Jul 142015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 80,204 miles

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

My wife started our van and it didn't start. She got it started and went a few miles down the road. After stopping at a stop sign she took off and was going approximately 35 mph when the vehicle abruptly stalled. She lost power steering and was able to get it stopped before going into the ditch. Had she been traveling faster she probably would have wrecked. She had my two year old with her and is currently 13 weeks pregnant.....updated 11/02/15 updated 1/4/2016

- Royal Center, IN, USA

problem #42

Jul 032015

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
Key went from on position to accessory while car was stopped at red light. We were able to restart and continue on our way. This could have easily caused a crash if the car were still moving in traffic.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #41

May 072015

Grand Caravan

  • 87,000 miles
While driving my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, on numerous occasions, I have lost all power leading to the inability to steer. Last event, I was in a round about and, switching into neutral, was barely able to prevent a crash. I have nothing attached to my key fob. This is the known ignition problem and I find it unacceptable that Chrysler thinks it is ok to wait until August to fix this. This is extremely dangerous. I do not have the means to get a new vehicle and with 2 young children, this is extremely dangerous. Please force them to move faster to correct this problem!!

- Bridport, VT, USA

problem #40

Feb 032015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

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

The vehicle just quite--it died in the middle of the road... there was a recall on this vehicle from Chrysler but they stopped 2 months before this one.. called the dealer and they said sorry... it happened numerous times... the recall was on the ignition module which was what they changed on my van..$850 dollars worth.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #39

Mar 182015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Key fob on recall for over six months. Engine will occasionally shut down while driving. Key sometimes not recognized and must be reinserted to start. Can not get Dodge on the phone. Dealers have no suggestions.

- Westmont, IL, USA

problem #38

Apr 102015

Grand Caravan

  • 97,100 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact came to a complete stop and the vehicle restarted after one minute. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, where the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 97,100.

- Woodhaven, MI, USA

problem #37

Dec 082014

Grand Caravan

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and multiple independent mechanics, who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system, air bags). The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Belleair, FL, USA

problem #36

Nov 272014

Grand Caravan

  • 55,000 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 while driving at 45 mph, the vehicle lost power. The accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. In addition, the traction control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who diagnosed that the totally integrated power module (tipm) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who diagnosed that a valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Tinley, IL, USA

problem #35

Jan 142015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000. Updated 8/10/15

- Pemberville, OH, USA

problem #34

Apr 042015

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and the ABS warning light illuminated. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. After a minute, the vehicle restarted normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they were not able to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the failure recurred six other times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #33

Jun 072014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 51,500 miles
In the first drive of the day (no matter what time of the day) within 4 blocks of my home, the vehicle stalls while driving. This has so far happened 8 times over the last 9 months. This incident has occurred with 3 different drivers and in the same exact location 7 out of the 8 times. Vehicle is always coasting (not accelerating) around 20 miles per hour. When this incident occurs, the engine turns off, which disables the steering, brakes, and acceleration. This leaves the driver and its passengers in serious, potentially lethal, danger. We have taken this vehicle multiple times to the dealership, and they claim that this vehicle is not included in the recall. They state that there are no error codes.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #32

Aug 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The vehicle stalls while driving between 30 and 35 mph. There is no warning and it just quits. When it does you lose all power steering and electrical systems. There is no rhyme or reason as to when this happens - it can be shortly after starting the morning drive or after you have been driving for 20 minutes. It also happens sporadically so it is very hard to determine if and when it will happen. We have had the car checked many times by the dealer where we purchased the vehicle and they have not been able to find anything. It has continued to stall sporadically over the past 5-6 months. We now see that there is a recall for 2010 Dodge Caravan based on this faulty ignition switch, however the dealer informs us that our car is not included in the recall and there is nothing they can do.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #31

Mar 032015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The vehicle cuts off at normal operating speed on bumpy surfaces or after going over bumps in the road. Vehicle lost power steering, braking, and the engine cuts off. This resulted in and emergency exit from the lane of travel. This has happened multiple times over the past 12 months. This appears to be the same symptoms of a current recall for the ignition switch on similar vehicles of this model. Dodge makes no attempt to assist with verifying that there is an issue.

- Carrollton, VA, USA

problem #30

Feb 242015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
While driving the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan it suddenly stalls. There does not appear to be a reason behind it, at least the dealer is unable to pinpoint it. It has happened 4 times, with the most recent being just after having it into the dealer where they replaced the battery and the battery cable and did an oil change, with a total cost of $325. However, they also said it may be the module that needs to be replaced at a cost of over $600. However, they apparently do not know or just trying to run up the cost of repairing the vehicle. I see a lot of others who are complaining about stalling problems with no satisfaction. What is the problem"?" this is a serious safety problem as stalling can occur anywhere and involve serious accidents.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #29

Jul 012014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #28

Oct 012014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Ignition switch became "loose" started to have trouble with the switch being inoperable - could not start the van with the switch. A couple times the vehicle turned off while idling to warm up.

- Holyoke, CO, USA

problem #27

Nov 012014

Grand Caravan

  • 93,000 miles
While driving, the engine shut off causing the power steering and brakes to not respond. I muscled the car around a corner, restarted and continued home.

- Wixom, MI, USA

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