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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,708 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012016

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Suspected tipm failure causing multiple electrical issues. 1. 9/1/16 fuel pump died thereby immobilizing vehicle. Very unusual for a car with less than 60K miles and not yet 5 yrs old. Replaced at dealership, no reimbursement from Chrysler Corp, total out of pocket cost $826. 2. 10/1/16 multiple electrical issues occurred simultaneously a) power door locks no longer function. Therefore over 20mph self locking doors not functional. B) fuel gauge reads completely empty but tank is definitely full. C) parking brake light is constantly illuminated although not applied. D) interior dome lights working intermittently. E) service engine soon indicator light on. For items #1 & #2 vehicle was stationary both times. Currently not being driven until further repair research is done as electrical issues of this nature create an unsafe driving environment.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 202016

Grand Caravan

  • 131,000 miles
My daughter made an attempt to start the vehicle, one night after community theater rehearsal, to drive home and found the vehicle would not start and she heard random relays chattering throughout the vehicle, had the windshield wipers move, the instrument panel lights flickered on/off along with displaying error codes of: "no fuse" and "no bus". the fuel pump could be heard running, even with the key off and she said the van acted like it was possessed. Based on online information, I replaced the crankshaft position sensor, which was listed as a top culprit in the problem and that solved nothing. Further research indicated the tipm unit is most likely the cause and we found that her make/model of vehicle is part of a lawsuit for this problem.

- Archer, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 252014

Grand Caravan

  • 14,834 miles
I was entering on a busy interstate when my 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T got to about 50+ mph the gas pedal kept accelerating and would not stop the RPM gage hit 6 the only way I got it to stop was to put the vehicle in neutral and pull of the road the rmp's kept going as did the engine I turned the van off in neutral and put it in park. When I started the van back up it instantly started doing the same thing in park. I turned the van back off and waited about 5 minutes and when I restarted the van it seemed normal. Took it to the dealership that day on a Saturday they called me Monday and said it happened with their technicians driving and he removed the floor mat that had been in there for 2 and a half years and it was fine they told me the floor mat got stuck under the pedal! common sense says it would stop the pedal from being pushed down not pull the pedal to the floor. But what do I know right!"!?!"! I am just a female and mother to 2 small children who were with me when it happened. It did this again with my husband driving on a 6 lane road when he pulled out from a stop. This time the floor mat had not been there. Chrysler needs to do something about this matter before a run away vehicle kills someone! they keep telling me they have no idea what the problem is caused from because no codes come up on diagnostics. However if you search the issue online it points to the tipm and the fuel pump not shutting off. The safety issue of this is pretty severe if you ask me. A vehicle that accelerates on its own is pretty serious and dangerous not only for my family but to the general public as well! I do not want to just get rid of the vehicle it is the first brand new vehicle my family has owned and even purchased the extended warranty with the hopes of keeping the vehicle for at least 6 years and now this is not a safe family vehicle! please help with this issue!

- Hudson, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 192015

Grand Caravan

  • 49,000 miles
After having trouble using the key to start the vehicle for a couple days my car just turned off while traveling at 70 miles per hour. Definitely an electrical problem. The car just shut off as if I turned it off with the key.[no dash lights or radio] I was able to coast and move the shift lever to the neutral position and restart the car and proceed. This is a dangerous problem. The dealer could not help me because nothing was stored in the computer about the incident. Really" the next day I was driving and tapped the key and the car shut down again. Same ignition switch recalled be GM" somebody better figure this out. The dealer did not agree or disagree with my belief that the ignition switch was the culprit. I am afraid of my wife driving this car. If this were to happen to an unexperienced driver not realizing that steering will be difficult and only a couple more pumps left for the power brakes, it would be catastrophic. Again, somebody has to take ownership of this problem and fix it before someone is injured.

- Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

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