hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,912 miles

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #18

Dec 042013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 109,386 miles


Sometimes when the vehicle is started only the driver side daytime running light comes on. Turn the lights on and the driver side light goes out and the other side comes on. Turn on the high beams, the driver side light comes on and the other side goes out. Took the vehicle to a dealer, cause was said to be the multi function switch shorted. The multi function switch was replaced, lights worked properly for about 2 weeks, then the problem returned. Took vehicle back to the same dealer and was told they could not duplicate the problem.when both lights are on at the same time they flicker, the problem has gotten to the point to where only one light is working more times than when both lights are working. I researched the problem on the internet and found several other owners having the same problem as early as 2005. I contacted Dodge and was told they were unaware of the problem and that there were no recalls on my vehicle. All 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan should be recalled at once, because of this safety issue with the lights. It should not take someone having an accident whether minor or fatal in order to get this defect corrected.we are at risk of receiving a traffic ticket for driving a vehicle with defective equipment and or being in an accident because of the lighting problem. We have lost use of this for up to 3 weeks because of the problem with the head lights, and we can not afford to replace it at this time. Even if we replace this vehicle the problem would only be passed on to someone else. All 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan need to be recalled at once.

- Holdenville, OK, USA

problem #17

Feb 032014

Grand Caravan

  • 108,000 miles
Using either turn signal cuts off power to the dash. Dash comes back on a few seconds after using. I check the lights (exterior), but no blinking the interior turn signals blink sometimes, but no sound anybody familiar with problem? I've seen many similar conditions.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #16

May 282008

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
Own 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport, 3.3L. Left (driver side) headlight does not work and it is not the bulb. Also have flickering of dashboard lights. Prob started in 08' repair shop advised me this is ongoing prob with these vans. Repair shop said it was moisture in relay box, he dried it out for me and headlight worked fine for almost 2 years, but he said it was only matter of time until moisture builds up again and headlight wont work. He was right, because now not working again.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #15

Jan 262011

Grand Caravan

  • 128,320 miles


2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. Left headlight works on low. Right only on high. Researched on line after spending a fortune by mechanics who couldn't repair it. Found to be FCM. Multiple complaints but Chrysler not fessing up to issue.

- New Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #14

Jun 142009

Grand Caravan

  • 102,000 miles
Intermittent failure of headlights.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #13

Mar 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
I bought a used 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. All the lights constantly flicker like a candle in the wind. This included the headlights and taillights. This is annoying at best. The dealer says they are not aware of the problem and don't know what causes it. I understand there are 800,000 Caravan just like mine with the same problem according to your website. I believe the cars computer may be faulty which is why Chrysler says they are not aware of the problem. Driving with constantly dimming headlights is extremely fatiguing on a persons eyes.

- Salem, WI, USA

problem #12

May 012007

Grand Caravan

  • miles


Headlights flicker. Dash lights and gauges flicker.

- Highland, UT, USA

problem #11

Nov 252008

Grand Caravan

  • 123,000 miles
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport with 3.3 liter engine A/T. the has intermittent on/off headlight problem.

- Burton, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 012008

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Problem began approx. Sept/08headlight intermittently flicker and/or go out shortly after vehicle is started. Daytime running lights continue to operate. Have been to dealer four times for a fix, but has not been resolved.

- Wynyard, 00, USA

problem #9

Feb 222009

Grand Caravan

  • 90,121 miles
Own 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport. Driving down interstate 75 mph at night. Lights go off for 2 minutes, have to pull over. Lights come back on. Could have been fatal. Headlights turn on 1 side only all the time. Front control module defective. This vehicle needs to be recalled, new replacement part corrects problem temporarily but not permanent. Problem still exists as of today 2/26/2009.

- Deming, NM, USA

problem #8

Jul 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 176,000 miles


I own a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan that is having a problem with the headlights. When the lights are on, only the left light comes on, when you put the highbeams on only the right light will light. We have replaced the bulbs, but this has not taken care of the problem. I have done some research and several people have complained about the same issue, is seems as if it has something to do with the front module.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 162007

Grand Caravan

  • miles
When turning on the headlights, only the right headlight will light on low beams. When switching to high beams, only the left high beam will illuminate.

- Vermillion, SD, USA

problem #6

Nov 202008

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
Headlight problem: Vehicle has daytime running lights. With headlights off, driving with daytime running lights only the left headlamp is illuminated. When the headlights are turned on the low beam on the rh side illuminates, but not the left. When the headlights are switched to high beam, the LH lamp illuminates but the rh does not. Internet chat discussions indicate this is a very common problem. I first noticed this problem a week ago and replaced the headlight bulbs, which did not solve the problem. I will now try a solution to improve the connections from the control module to the fuse block, as indicated by several contributors to an online discussion forum.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

May 182007

Grand Caravan

  • 64,598 miles
Headlights. The daylights have one light on and the other off. Turn on the headlights and the other light goes out just opposite. Pulled the FCM and cleaned the contact worked for awhile then back to the same thing. The FCM plugs into the main fuse block seems like the connection here is not a good one.

- Urbandale, IA, USA

problem #4

Jan 102004

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan headlights do not work properly. Only one side works at a time as you alternate between high beam and low beam. Dealer had me spend hundreds of dollars to try and fix and still does not work.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #3

May 142008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
Intermittent headlight problems. Either right works or left works but not both at same time. Changed front module and worked for a day and now not working again. Seems to be a major problem with the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan.

- Nome, ND, USA

problem #2

Apr 062008

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
Headlight failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
1) 1st month-the tailgate latch wouldn't open. 2) 1st year - the driver's side window would periodically freeze and not go up. They said they couldn't fix it until it stayed broken 3) 11/06/03 at 45,000 miles the lights which flash when the remote unlocks the doors, flashed & couldn't be turned off. The headlights would not work when this happened. 4)11/09/03 the headlights turned off while driving on interstate then flashed back on. It happened 4 times. Total darkness @ 70 mph is frightening

- Cookeville, TN, USA

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