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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,686 miles

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan body / paint problems

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 44,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. While the vehicle was parked, the rear passenger doors automatically opened and closed independently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

problem #8

Jun 152014

Grand Caravan

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the driver side door panel and passenger side door panel overheated without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician informed the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 252014

Grand Caravan

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the engine failed to start. In addition, the contact stated that the driver side door interior panel caught fire. The dealer replaced the door and panel wires. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the initial failure. The contact stated that the vehicle continued to experience electrical failures with the rear door motor. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Rahway , NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 292013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle automatic sliding door issues. The consumer stated the automatic doors would continually close after partially opening. The door would just randomly close, causing injuries to the passengers. The dealer was unable to duplicate the issue.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #5

Jan 262013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 38,003 miles
Continued issues regarding vehicle performance including front tires, transmission, window switch, sliding pass. Doors. Financed a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan on Jan 25 2013, VIN # [xxx]. upon delivery I had issues with car and returned to dealership the nex day. Issues included hard shifting, car veering off the road and some noises and no manuals or paperwork for warranty. Numerous repairs were made on car throughout past 6 months some of which made on car, some of which caused other issues to come up with repairs including failure to properly repair the car, brake issues, alignment and steering wheel, front tires, sliding door scraping, transmission issues and more. Numerous unsuccessful repairs and other problems not addressed or unwilling. Front tires/ rear never matched and were suppose to be replace per sales and never happen causing treads to show and still does, transmission jerks and hesitates, doors rip paint off side of car and scrape. Other issues include passenger door window switch and pickup. ** 2 Chrysler cases created against dealer to fix issues. Case # [xxx] case # [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 102013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 31,123 miles
On April 10, 13 we came home from the grocery store. I got out of the van and went around to the left side to unbuckle my 3yr old son. I then went back to the back of the van to get the grocery's out. I heard the side door closing. Then a yell. When my son got out of the van he pushed the button like he has many of times. He must of noticed something in the van he forgot and went to grab it. The door shut completely on his right hand. He broke the bones in his hand and now is in a cast. The big seller point from the car dealers were about the sensor and see this and see how it stops. Well it did not and my 3yr old now has a broken hand.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 302011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 50 miles

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

The sliding doors do not have an automatic stop; when the kids get in and out and the door close button is pushed, the door keeps going; even with children in/out the door, items laying between the door... I even had my hand in the door for testing and the door will not stop; it will keep moving forward to close. What a safety issue especially for a mini van that is designed for kids in and out.

- Lakeland, Floirda, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 312011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
We purchased a white 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 4/30/11, it now has 24,000 miles. We have noticed that both sliding side doors have caused like evenly placed black marks on the rear wheel wells when the doors have been in the open position. Both door interiors have marks where the doors have made contact with the body making the fore mentioned marks. We have made computer inquiry searching for "anyone with a Dodge Grand Caravan having issues with the sliding doors rubbing?" and have had hits on this issue.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 312011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
We purchased a white 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 4/30/11, it now has 24,000 miles. We have noticed that both sliding side doors have caused like evenly placed black marks on the rear wheel wells when the doors have been in the open position. Both door interiors have marks where the doors have made contact with the body making the fore mentioned marks. We have made computer inquiry searching for "anyone with a Dodge Grand Caravan having issues with the sliding doors rubbing?" and have had hits on this issue.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

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