hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,462 miles

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2005 Dodge Caravan fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #17

Sep 202016


  • 139,000 miles


Top of the fuel pump is made of plastic and was found cracked in two places. Internet search yielded many other examples with photos showing cracks in exactly the same place. Result of these cracks is a fuel leak as well as strong gas fumes in and around the vehicle resulting in an obvious fire hazard. Leaks at all time that the vehicle is running as well as for some time after the vehicle is stopped and parked.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #16

Apr 242016


  • 135,000 miles
Strong gas smell while driving and at stop. Lights turn on and off at will.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 012016


  • 260,000 miles
Fuel leak caused by cracks in fuel pump fittings

- Risco, MO, USA

problem #14

Jul 192016


  • 100,000 miles


Purchased used 2005 Dodge Caravan with 100000 miles and it was leaking fuel around the fuel pump, took it to merlins to have it checked out resulting in replacement of fuel pump modeule due to the fact it was cracked and had to be replaced.

- Lewistown, IL, USA

problem #13

Feb 052016


  • 122,000 miles
My van when I fill it up would runn so ruff and then would die trying to cross the street. Then it started smelling like gas when I filled it up.. then it started smelling like gas and trying to die when I filled it up. So as long as I dont fill it more than half way I was ok. My son finds out about this and makes me take the car in. They tell me it is the fuel pump, fuel tank and cannister. I ask how can it be all 3 ? go head and take it apart and make sure whats proken and fix it. They say its under recall and needs a new tank and cannister but pump is not included. Well if it pumps fine under half a tank and runs fine under half a tank then what going on. They replace everything cnly charge me 7.00 for labor but $397 for parts. A month later call me back to replace it all again. They never shower me the bad parts as requested.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 062011


  • 66,092 miles
The vehicle has the strong smell of gasoline. When parked and being driven the gas fumes are strong. I changed the fuel tank, that did not fix the problem. If the windows are opened the fumes enter the cab. When open the door, I have to stand back and let the fumes dissipate before getting in. I cringe when a lit cigarette is thrown out ahead of me. Is this the time that I will go up in a blaze of glory" what has to happen to get this problem fixed"

- Aztec, NM, USA

problem #11

Aug 032015


  • 95,000 miles


Gasoline leak from fuel pump seal on top of gas tank or fuel line to fuel pump connection. Gas could be smelled from side and back of vehicle. It could easily cause fire. A recall seems to safe lives.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 012015

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 160,500 miles
I had this van 2005 Caravan for about 5 years and past year I had 3 issues, one of them is that my lights turned off right in the middle of highway and it was very scary, I fixed it by replacing the light switch and now is ok but it should be looked into because there is more incidents of that type on other Caravan as I can see, second is my airbag sensor light comes, stays, goes away and then comes back up as it wills, I did not fix it since I don't know how to but will try to get it done as a recall, third one is my fuel pump is leaking at a same point where I saw pictures and complaints by other owners so I would like just to add my own complaint, I will replace my fuel pump since I doubt I can get recall in near future but hopefully keep the receipt if it gets approved so I can try to get my money back, thank you for your consideration.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

problem #9

Jul 282015


  • 52,000 miles
Cracked fuel pump housing leaking fuel by exhaust system.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 032015


  • 137,456 miles
Just filled up with fuel, started to pull in to traffic, engine stalled. Almost broadsided by a semi. Now every time I fill up, the engine stalls upon acceleration. Upon doing some checking I have found that I am not the only one with this problem, and that the problem is a faulty valve in the fuel tank. Somebody is going to die because of this all of a sudden hesitation. There are hundreds of these people having this same problem. How come no recall?

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #7

Apr 012013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


Engine can stall out after filling the gas tank.

- Englewood, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 052015

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 68,800 miles
Began smelling gas fumes, got stronger and stronger and began leaking fuel. Crack in fuel pump. I began to hear that this is a trend with this 2005 model.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jan 042015


  • 141,000 miles
After refueling the car will stall out, usually this happens after a few minutes of driving. Car typically restarts and there is no other incident until refueling again. This has happened more than a dozen times.

- Pawlet, VT, USA

problem #4

Aug 132013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
If the van is really low on gas and I fill it up completely, when I leave the station, by the first or second time I stop or really slow down the van will die. It must be filled completely though. I have been a couple places to get it checked out but can't find a problem. I try and make it die on me now before leaving the parking lot.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #3

May 142009


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that when she refueled to capacity, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the vapor lock may have been the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 136,000.

- Clinton, MS, USA

problem #2

Dec 012012


  • 54,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Caravan has a strong gasoline odor. The car has completely stopped while driving twice now. Upon extensive online research this has been an ongoing problem with the Caravan from 1998 through 2004 with recalls. When looking online I've read many complaints from people still having this problem with the 2005. It seems that this problem is still not fixed. I hope that you will look into this. I'm now scared to drive my vehicle, afraid that it will die going down the highway causing an accident or catch fire.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 042007


  • 30,000 miles
Immediately after fueling my van will stall as I am driving. I looked on the internet and this problem is rampant with numerous Dodge vehicles of the same and varying types and concurrent years. I am wondering why they are not recalling them as this is a severe safety hazard?

- Middletown, NY, USA

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