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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,687 miles

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #148

Oct 132016

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles

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

While driving on the highway vehicle starting losing power. It started shutting down all systems and finally stopped working. Vehicle is 3 years old with 50K mileage. The alternator failed. There is a recall for other Dodge vehicles with similar engines that have faulty alternators. This should be included in that recall. Luckily my kids were not in the vehicle and we could get off to the side safely. Dodge charged me $1000 for a new alternator and a battery in a 3 year old vehicle.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #147

Oct 122016

Grand Caravan

  • 84,000 miles
Front brakes are wearing out unusually fast, (not lasting a year), electrical outlets stopped working briefly, driver's side electric window does not work consistently

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #146

Aug 202016

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 49,600 miles
To whom it may concern; tipm (totally integrated power module) problem, faulty fuel pump related, pumping after turning the vehicle off and draining battery and starting problems related faulty fuel pump and stall vehicle. I found Chrysler Corp has recall and class action for faulty fuel pump and tipm problem covered by ext warranty ( 5year upto 70,000 mile) only for upto 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan not for 2013 model, I have been contact to the Dodge/Chrysler dealer in honolulu, hi, said it's not cover. Only up to 36,000 mile basic warranty. So I have to pay $1,200 part plus labor. They recall over 500,000 vehicles Jeep, durango and Caravan please verify and confirm for that's not cover for 2013 vehicle. I had a problem when 49,600 mile my vehicle mileage is 50,300 now I have been researched internet and now I am using bypass cable (www.verticalvisions.com/tipm_solutions.php) now have no problem with using temporary with bypass cable but due to the safety mechanisms I have to fix tipm. Please help this problem with manufacture Chrysler/Dodge. Thank you.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #145

Aug 302016

Grand Caravan

  • 73,113 miles

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

Lock actuator on rear passenger sliding door is frozen in the unlock position and will not lock. Vehicle was stationary at time of issue. While the door is operational it could be a safety issue if the lock actuator had frozen in the locked position.

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #144

May 182016

Grand Caravan

  • 65,000 miles
The trailer lighting module failed twice. There have also been intermittent lights and alarms that activate in the dash panel. I've been told that the total integrated power module (tipm) causes these actions, including the failure of the towing light module. The lighting failed has caused me to have to tow a trailer with defective lights until I could reach a safe place to drop the trailer.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #143

May 062016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I called my dealer (ziegler in kalamazoo) when I got the recall about the vent window switch. They said they would contact me when they had the part. I have not heard back from them yet. I tried calling their service department and got no answer - not even voice mail) on May 6.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #142

Apr 232016

Grand Caravan

  • 68,000 miles

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

Our 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan alternator and pcs failed at 68000 miles. The failure occurred while driving with my wife and 4 children in the car. Multiple dashboard lights came on and the the vehicle engine was racing but the transmission would not engage. The only reason there was not a crash was that they were traveling downhill and did not need to accelerate as the vehicle was not able to. Luckily they were able to pull the car over without incident. Dodge has recalled this alternator in over 900,000 vehicles on 4 other models with the 3.6 liter engine but has not in the Grand Caravan for some reason. I contacted Dodge and they were unwilling to help in any way to repair my vehicle to make it operable and safe again. This repair was quoted form my local Dodge dealer to cost over $750.

- Fultonham, NY, USA

problem #141

Jan 202016

Grand Caravan

  • 58,600 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the rear driver side sliding door failed to open. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power door lock actuator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 58,600.

- Conneaut, OH, USA

problem #140

Mar 172016

Grand Caravan

  • 54,000 miles
Tipm faulty in our 2013 Dodge Caravan with 54000 miles. Van will not start..the fuel pump relay dangerously allows the fuel pump to continue even after van is shut off. These were recalled on thousands but only until 2012. Bought the van with 2 miles off showroom floor, never again will buy a Dodge.. customer service says we are out of the crappy 36,000 mile warranty and conveniently..this seems to happen after 45,000 miles in the Dodge.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #139

Jul 312014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sedalia, MO, USA

problem #138

Feb 202015

Grand Caravan

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system); however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #137

May 072014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system); however, the part 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Beaverton, MI, USA

problem #136

Apr 102015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V283000 (air bags, electrical system). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fairmont, MN, USA

problem #135

Jun 252014

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000(electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rathdrum, ID, USA

problem #134

Jun 112014

Grand Caravan

  • 39,000 miles
Dealer (durocher Dodge, plattsburgh, NY) has yet to complete recall 14V-234 on our family vehicle. I have checked with them numerous times on it and have been told there is no fix. It has now been almost two years since the recall and I have been unable to use my back vent windows. Nobody from the dealership has called me to give me updates and this will eventually lead me to reconnecting the window switch since it is not getting repaired. It is very concerning.

- Peru, NY, USA

problem #133

Oct 132015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Update 01/15/16 MA updated 02/04/16.

- Girard, PA, USA

problem #132

Sep 122015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
At just over 36000 my engine light came on, I was told that the car needed to have cylinder heads and another engine part replaced. When I went to pick the van up the check engine light was on- I was told the PCM (power control module) was bad. After approx. 10000 more miles, while driving on a local road, all of my lights appeared on my dash board- the vehicle went into some mode and I couldn't drive over 25 mph. I stopped at a local auto parts store and was told that my battery now had a bad cell, the alternator was bad- I took it to the dealership and I was again told the PCM was bad. Why is the PCM failing" an alternator and battery being bad at going at 46000 miles, just over 2 years old. I see many of the Chrysler products had recalled alternators- what about this PCM? why is continuing to fail"

- Honesdale, PW, USA

problem #131

May 042015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to rear quarter vent window switch recall notices. The consumer was informed the parts were not available. Also, the vehicle was leaking transmission fluid.

- Copperopolis, CA, USA

problem #130

Sep 282015

Grand Caravan

  • 50,282 miles
On September 25, 2015, the battery light came on while travelling from Canada to usa at night time with my wife and two young children. Because I carry a vehicle scanner with me, I pulled over at a rest stop and checked the voltage sense pid. It showed 12.5V. Thought that was acceptable and continued driving. Aproximately 400 miles later, vehicle exhibited sudden loss of momentum while in cruise control at 72mph, as I pressed on the accelarator, vehicle downshifted and rpms rose to 4500, however vehicle slowed even more and I had to take evasive action to get to right shoulder. Vehicle went from approx 72mph in cruise control to 40mph in a matter of few seconds while I was trying to accelarate to safely get vehicle from left lane on I-495 S to right shoulder. I again plugged in my scanner and had code P0622 show up. At this time, control module voltage sense was reading 11V. After erasing the code and multiple ignition key cycling attempts, the vehicle started up, and everything seemed fine, battery light went out and voltage was again at 12.5 V, and climbing. We made it to our destination (taunton, MA) and everything seemed normal over the course of the weekend. On September 28, while we were travelling back to Canada, within 40 miles of leaving taunton, the battery light came on again, but very shortly after the vehicle lost power again, and had to scramble to get vehicle pulled over to the shoulder of the highway (I-495 N). And is unable to restart. I called fca road side assistance, and they sent a tow truck. The vehicle is currently at dan's Dodge Chrysler Jeep in westboro, MA, usa awaiting diagnostic.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #129

Aug 162015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to door lock actuator failed on the passenger side sliding door. The consumer stated the door actuator failure, caused the battery to drain and was damaged to the point, where it had to be replaced.

- Morehead, KY, USA

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