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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,235 miles

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #8

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 ( 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 #7

Nov 102015

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 80 mph, the engine warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normally for a few hours. The dealer diagnosed that the number four cylinder was cracked. The left cylinder head assembly was replaced. On a separate occasion, the right cylinder head assembly was replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Rainier, OR, USA

problem #6

Mar 162016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Vehicle has misfire and ticking sound from engine with check engine light on and flashing. Also when driving vehicle wants to stall when idling.. took to dealer and told me head cylinder need replaced but not covered by extended warranty Chrysler issued for exact same reason for 2011-2013 models. This is not fair that not all 2013 Grand Caravan are covered. They should all be covered by same warranty.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #5

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 #4

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 #3

Jun 222015

Grand Caravan

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 60 mph, the entire instrument panel illuminated and the engine revved from 4 to 5 rpms. The vehicle decelerated to 40 mph independently, the air conditioning failed, and the vehicle became extremely hot. The contact restarted the engine, however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #2

May 142015

Grand Caravan

  • 47,000 miles
Was driving down busy city expressway frontage road at approx 40 mph. Accelerated and passed the slower-moving vehicle ahead of me....upon clearing the vehicle I was passing, released my foot from accelerator, but vehicle failed to return to prior pass speed and instead continued to accelerate faster. Attempted to brake....pumped the brake hard when that didn't work but no luck. Held the brake pedal in to the floor as far as it would go to counter the engine audibly reving to gain more speed (hoping to slow the accelerate process as much as possible and maybe hold it at its current rate despite the engine still trying to go faster). I rode out the uncontrolled acceleration issue until coming to a long turn lane where I veered off to get away from other cars. Wth a busy intersection approaching quickly ahead of me and the braking not resolving the issue, I threw the vehicle into park and after a brief time it finally slowed to a stop. This is the only thing that worked...I even checked to see if gas pedal was physically stuck somehow on the floor mat (it was not), and lifted up from underneath it with my foot to verify this, during this attempt to regain speed control..I believe it was this in addition to putting vehicle in "park" that actually stopped the engine acceleration/rev so the vehicle could physically stop... II is valid to note that I previously took this vehicle into the dealership (around 36000 miles) for evaluation with prior concerns over the engine/transmission not seeming to function right/smoothly....the dealership reported that "they could find nothing wrong with it." & it was returned to me with no adjustment/repair. This vehicle has several of theory same complaints on the web (acceleration stick/engine/transmission) over a span of several year models & nothing is being done about it or even acknowledging it...huge safety issues here.

- Moline, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 152013

Grand Caravan

  • 3,000 miles
At times when you turn the air on hot air comes out or when you turn the heat on cold air will come on even after turn it off and back on or shutting the vehicle off.the suspension rattles a lot when going over bumps.the engine runs rough and idles rough usually when it is cold out or rainy but not always. Stalls at red lights and the check engine light comes on until it runs better.

- Alliance, OH, USA

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