hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,662 miles

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments (Page 4 of 10)

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problem #133

Jul 022010


  • miles


Manual sliding doors on both sides do not work. This must be a defect. I was told the problem is with the hinges and rollers. The auto repair shop wants to charge $615 to fix each door!!

- Airmont, NY, USA

problem #132

Jun 012009


  • 54,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Caravan's power locks stopped working about a yr ago (2009) I tried replacing the fuse, new battery. This did not correct the problem. There is only one keyed entry into the vehicle which is on the drivers door which forces you to crawl all around the vehicle to open the other 3 door. In the even of an emergency this would be a huge safety issue. I know from reading other forums that thousands of other 2005 Dodge Caravan owners have this same problem. Apparently Dodge is aware of it because they have a software program update for it.

- North East , MD, USA

problem #131

Oct 032010


  • 50,000 miles
The power door locks suddenly quit working on my 2005 Caravan. After looking at the internet I discovered that this is a common problem with this van and Dodge knows about it. This issue needs to have a recall issued to make Dodge fix the problem. Not having door locks is very dangerous. Did the internet fix once. Lasted about 1 year.

- Dade City , FL, USA

problem #130

Apr 282010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


2005 Dodge Caravan. Power door locks do not work. Have to pull a 20 amp iod fuse to reset the system. Only way to unlock doors is from driver door, then crawl throughout van to manually unlock doors. This is a safety problem for my children or if immediate access to vehicle is required.

- Trimble, MO, USA

problem #129

Oct 022010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
The power locks stopped working. I feel that this is a safety concern since while driving down the road with my children they could open the doors. It is supposed to lock automatically but I can't even manually lock it. Also the headlights randomly shut off while driving.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #128

Sep 172007


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks stopped working intermittently. He had to remove the fuse, wait and re-insert the fuse in order for it to function properly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and a repair shop where the contact was told that they could find nothing wrong with the locks. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The current mileage was approximately 70,000. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Portsmouth, OH, USA

problem #127

Jun 242010


  • 63,000 miles


Automatic door locks stop working.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #126

Sep 012010


  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the rear passenger was to able to open the rear driver side sliding door. The locks in the vehicle should lock automatically, however, they failed to lock and malfunctioned. The contact stated that the doors have to be locked manually. The contact had not contacted the manufacturer about the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 119,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Corinth, ME, USA

problem #125

Sep 022010


  • 115,000 miles
Power locks randomly quit working without warning. If you disconnect the battery or pull the iod fuse and put it back in the locks start to work again.

- North Liberty, IA, USA

problem #124

Aug 292010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 166,552 miles
2005 Dodge Caravan, power locks on doors, doors fail too lock when engaged, when the van is running doors usually lock between 20 mps or 30 mph I believe that this needs too be looked into it appears too be a safety feature as T doorscould accidentally opening and causing loss of life or injury too passengers. I have checked online and it seems too be a common problem in this vehicle, temporary fix is too reset the relays but, after awhile it continues and is not any longer a remedy for future fixes.

- Combes, TX, USA

problem #123

Aug 072010


  • 58,560 miles


I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT. Power locks quit working. Can not unlock with remote key, must use key in lock to open. I was told to disconnect the battery and the iod fuse for ten minutes and reconnect. Locks work awhile then quit. I was told that Dodge had a soft ware fix but, it would cost about one hundred dollars. I don't think it is right to charge for problem they created and seem to know about it. If there was an emergency and you needed to access the van quickly it would be impossible to do it quickly if you have to fumble with the key. Also you couldn't lock it quick enough from the inside. I think there should be a recall on this problem. I noticed on the internet a number of people are fighting this problem as well.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #122

Aug 152010


  • 180,000 miles
'05 Dodge Caravan auto door lock failures. Sometimes minutes, sometimes days. Fuse must be pulled. Never know when it will cease working. Worried if I carry children in my van. Is there a recall?

- New Egypt, NJ, USA

problem #121

Aug 142010


  • 98,000 miles
1. electric door locks stopped working suddenly from both the key control pad and interior switches. The sliding side door also did not operate 2. it is persistent since it has happened. The lights blink so you think there is no problem. As a result you have to use the key and manually open or lock all the doors. Safety concerns with a minivan designed to haul around families, security concerns with theft/vandalism and entering the vehicle, securing property while leaving. Pulled the iod fuse and replaced after 1 minute as described in the below link. It seems like a common problem with over 150 documented complaints (under 2 separate titles) www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Caravan/2005/electrical/power_door_locks_quit_working.shtml. I plan to bring it to a Dodge the dealer.

- Baden Ontario Canada, 00, USA

problem #120

Jul 022010


  • 31,000 miles
Power door locks stopped working on my 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT. Dealer claims no liability nor does Dodge. This is a safety issue as the vehicle's back door/lift gate will not lock at all.

- Auburn, GA, USA

problem #119

May 152009


  • miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that consistently has power lock failures. I have been to many forums on the internet and it appears to be a common problem with 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan owners. There are no recalls for this defect.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #118

Jul 132010


  • miles
My power door locks have failed to work on my 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT. I have no idea why they stopped but I immediately did a search on the net and found a # of other Caravan owners with same probelm. Apparently you can fix it by removing the fuse and the negative terminal from the battery. That fix did not work for me so it's off top the dealer I guess. Do the right thing and issue a recall. It's obvious there is a problem. Do a search on the internet.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #117

Jul 142010


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. While attempting to unlock the doors in the vehicle, the contact noticed that neither the keyless entry or the manual door locks failed to unlock the doors. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a software update. The vehicle was not repaired. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 91000.

- West Harford, CT, USA

problem #116

Jul 012010


  • miles
Problem: The door locks on my 2005 Dodge Caravan quit working with both interior and remote controls. Data: The web site below is one of several sites that address this problem. With over 250 entries at this one web site describing a problem identical to mine, it is my opinion that the problem with Dodge door locks is not an isolated problem, but a systemic problem caused by a design fault. I also believe that this problem is a safety issue because the operator looses control of the door locks. autoforum.classifieds1000.com/Dodge-grand_caravan/power_locks_will_not_lock_or_unlock.

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #115

May 012010


  • miles
Door locks fail to engage and key fob will not function.

- Harrogate, TN, USA

problem #114

Jun 292010


  • miles
Driver's side power sliding door opens six to eight inches and stops.

- Crimora, VA, USA

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