hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,520 miles

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2005 Dodge Caravan electrical problems

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #88

Mar 052014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 114,234 miles


Headlights do not turn on and/or go off while driving.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #87

Nov 292013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
My power locks stopped working. Dose not work with wireless remote or with the power locks in the vehicle. Went to Dodge dealer in queens stated I needed a body controle module for $900 plus. Dealer whrer I brought vehicle 1 week before said this is not covered by lemon law warranty or after market warrenty I brought from them. Hunningting chevelot is very bad dealership please don't use.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #86

Jan 152014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 122,881 miles
Electric door locks quit working. There is only 2 doors that can be unlocked by the key from the outside. Getting children out from the passenger side slider requires climbing through the vehicle to reach the door lock. Also there is no way to lock the doors from the drivers seat to prevent children from accidentally opening the passenger doors without climbing through the vehicle. Pulling the iod fuse and replacing will temporarily reset the door locks.

- Lake Tapps, WA, USA

problem #85

Jun 132012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


Locking system failed to work, doors need to be locked and locked manually. Fuse removed and replaced but only solves the problem temporarily. This should be a recall by Dodge. So many reported failures.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #84

Jul 082013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Power door locks failed to work out of the blue, the only way to lock the vehicle now is to manually lock each door. The battery on the key fob was just replaced, non of the switches work. The only way to get the doors to lock or unlock is by manually pulling up pr pushing down on the lock piece, or by opening with a key. Took to an independent auto shop. They could find no cause to the problem.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #83

Jul 292011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 76,834 miles
Power lock failed on all locks. The rear gate can not be locked.

- Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

problem #82

Feb 012011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


Power door locks no longer work. Neither the buttons on the key fob nor the switches on the inside door panels will lock or unlock the doors. If I disconnect the battery for a few minutes and then re-connect it, the locks will work properly, but only for short time periods.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #81

Jan 012013


  • 49,000 miles
The power doors locks do not work anymore. We use this van as an ada wheelchair access. We cannot lock the rear hatch with a key. We are vulnerable to leaving the rear hatch unlocked. The drivers door is the only door with a key access. The other doors do not have key access to unlock the door. Try looking on the internet and see how many people have this problem. It is a common problem on the 2005 vans. This is a real safety issue. Please help thank you

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #80

Sep 152012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Power door locks not working properly, you lock the doors with remote lights flash but doors don't lock, causing a safety concern with small children inside the vehicle as their suppose to lock when speed reaches 18 mph, I have noticed lots of complaints online regarding my issue. Thanks.

- Central Falls, RI, USA

problem #79

Apr 112012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,502 miles
Power door locks do not lock and unlock.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #78

Jun 042012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the sliding doors and the front driver side and passenger side doors would not lock. The contact mentioned that the only door that would lock was the rear liftgate. The contact stated that if the fuse was removed it corrected the problem for a few day, but the failure returns. The contact stated the dealer told them the vehicle needed a software upgrade. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 101,000. Updated 12/19/12

- Fort Scott, KS, USA

problem #77

Oct 262012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 23,800 miles
Power door locks failed on 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT purchase new on December 21, 2004. Doors will work manually, but will not operate with the remote or power lock buttons. The back door gate will not lock without the power locks working. The power door locks are designed to automatically lock when reaching speed of approximately 20 mph. It does not. This is a safety issue. Why doesn't Dodge admit to this problem and provide a free software upgrade? if you google it there are many complaints of this. This should be a recall for safety issues.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #76

Jul 302012


  • miles
Power door locks stopped operating. They cannot be unlocked with the keyless entry, nor can the be unlocked by the driver's or passenger's power buttons. As time has gone by, we have been manually locking and unlocking the doors, but now those are even getting harder to unlock manually....it is as if they are becoming stuck shut.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #75

Feb 012012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Car door locks will not work on key chain or buttons on door will not lock doors have to manually lock and unlock doors pull iod fuse and they will start back working for two days up to a week then they quit working again called main Dodge Corp they said they have had several complaint on it but they would not have a recall on it.

- Middlesboro, KY, USA

problem #74

Sep 032012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 84,699 miles
Door locks do not respond to the door lock switch. Door locks do not respond to the electronic signal from the key fob. This is dangerous since the is only one external key lock. Car cannot be unlocked in an emergency.

- Glen Rock, NJ, USA

problem #73

Jun 012012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The door locks, horn, headlights, A/C, windows and mirrors stop working. We have to remove the fuse or disconnect the battery and then it works again for a while. This is very unsafe when we get in the car at night and cant go because the lights wont go on. We live in Arizona and that is unsafe when the ac and windows wont work at the same time. After a five minute drive my kids were about dying. Its unsafe when the door locks go out and we cant lock the vehicle. I understand that the vehicle needs a software upgrade, but that the dealership charges $200. I shouldn't be forced to pay for a defect that Dodge knows is defective.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #72

Aug 162012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Power door locks stopped working.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #71

Jan 032011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The automatic door locking system on my 2005 Dodge Caravan stop working. It can be reset by pulling the iod 20amp fuse in the main fuse panel for 5 seconds and reinstalling it which resets the system. It will then work for a short period of time before the problem reocurrs. I have had to reset the system many times. There are many Caravan owners with this problem. I feel this a serious safety issue and more so if you have kids. While Chrysler has apparently denied that this problem exists I have done research and found that it is a factory defect and Chrysler possibly has a software update which can correct the problem. Chrysler should be made to bear the cost of the repair to the automatic door locking system on my Caravan via a recall.

- Hernando, FL, USA

problem #70

Mar 302005

Caravan 4-cyl

  • miles
Lights go out by themselves, parking lights & dash lights wont turn off. Suspect it to be a defective light switch.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #69

Jan 102012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Headlights turn off on their own causing a very dangerous situation when driving in the dark. I googled this problem and found that several people have had this happen. This make, model and year obviously have a flaw and needs to be recalled before some one gets killed.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

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