definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,743 miles

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan windows / windshield problems

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Jan 052007

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles


The front windows on my Grand Caravan don't go up or down. They started acting up when the van was still pretty new, and they have been totally non-functional for the past 2 years. It is absolutely miserable in the summer, especially since the air conditioner doesn't work either and will cost over $1500 to fix. It is not safe to have defective windows, especially if there were a crash or other situation where we would need to crawl out the window.

- Olmsted Falls , OH, USA

problem #22

Oct 102007

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
I own a 2001 Dodge Caravan and the driver side window stopped working for second time. Parts were replaced by dealer worked for a while and then stopped working during a rain event. Window does not work currently.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #21

Aug 222006

Grand Caravan

  • 84,000 miles
I am second owner of '01 Dodge Grand Caravan. Bought it in '05. In the summer of 2006, passenger side window stopped working properly. When first started going bad, window would go down, but not up. Had to pull up on window while hitting switch to get it to go up. Online forum states this window regulator is a big problem with the Chrysler's/Dodge, numerous complaints have been filed and no recall as of yet. I'm in the process of getting another regulator for this window but from what I've read, the after market regulators are just as bad as the originals! what to do?

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #20

Jan 022007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


2001 Dodge Caravan power windows fail to operate properly. The regulators were replaced twice under warranty and since we have spent over $500 having the regulators replaced and, once again, the windows are not working!

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #19

Dec 082006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
We have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, the driver's side window rolls down, but will not roll up very well. It's 95% broken...in other words, we could drive for hours and try to roll it up and it will not...this has happened many times and no one has ever been hurt, but I don't think it should have to come to that to get a recall ordered. I've seen countless forum posts with people having the same problem.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #18

Jun 222004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,369 miles
The regulator on the front driver side and passenger side windows are faulty. My van was built in Canada and it appears to be a common trait of those vehicles. This is a serious defect that could result in injuries. I went to my local dealer and had the passenger window regulator replaced once already. Now both the passenger and drivers window are acting up again. I hope I can get some help.

- Yellville, AR, USA

problem #17

Sep 092005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


After lowering the driver's side power window completely, it does not go up on command. After waiting a minute or two, it responds to a new command and goes completely up.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #16

Aug 112006

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Drivers side power window doesn't want to go up all the time. Sometimes you have to wait several minutes for it to go up again.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #15

May 032006

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Multiple issues with 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both power windows have stuck down over the past 2 1/2 years. Dealership looked at windows said there was nothing wrong with the drivers side and replaced the regulator in the passenger window but it doesn't work all the time still and they charged me over $500 to fix. Sliding doors seals have buckled and had to be replaced and the air conditioner has had 2 failures and a fuse replacement.

- Cable, OH, USA

problem #14

Dec 012005

Grand Caravan

  • miles
This complaint is in regards to the power windows on my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan sport. In early 2005, my power window on the driver's side would periodically go down and not go back up until you waited for 5-10 minutes. After time went by with this continuing to do this, I took it to the Dodge dealership on william flynn highway in gibsonia, pa. They told me that they hooked it up to the computer and there was no documented cases in the chip that this was happening and since it was working, I would basically have to wait until it totally did not work until I could get it fixed. They charged me a $35 +tax diagnostic fee and nothing was don. Now, on 3/1/06, it is happening more frequently, but it is not staying down completely. Since they blew me off the 1st time and this is the closest Dodge dealer to my work, I am afraid they will do the same and charge me to do nothing. I feel that this dealership discriminated against me because I am a woman and "I don't know what I'm talking about". please respond to me if there has been other complaints about this dealership. I had another experience regarding a rough "grinding" sound when my vehicle started. I took it up and asked them to listen to it. They said, "oh, that always happens when it is cold out." I was not charged a fee, but the sound is still happening and 2 experience mechanics, who live totally different parts of pa, who don't even know each other, told me the same thing from the sound. That it was the alternator sticking. I am still experiencing this "noise" every time my engine is cold and I start the van to warm up. Once it is running, you stop and start again, the sound is not there. I do not have an accurate date of incidents.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 102005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles


1) events leading up to failure: Each time this has occurred after or during a summer vacation trip that included 700+ miles. Use of the ac usually continues on low fan speeds (1 or 2). 2) failure and consequences: First failure would be the power windows would begin not to work. Second a relay fuse would go bad. Then the switch that controls the fan speeds would short out only allowing for high fan speed only. 3)have not be able to fix the switches due to dealer charging high rates just to look for the electrical failure with no guarantee they would be able to find the fault and still wanting $70+/hour before any repair work is started. We have owned a 1996 Caravan and 2001 gr Caravan and this problem has happened on both vehicles.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #12

Apr 012005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,723 miles
The problem first started with the driver's side window in April 2005. The window started moving slower and then it locked. The contact took vehicle to the dealership on April 18, 2005, and they replaced the window motor regulator. Then, the passenger's side window did the same thing over a period of time. On October 7, 2005 it locked in a lower position. The contact was taking vehicle to the dealership.

- Garden City, MI, USA

problem #11

Jul 192005

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Power windows do not work on either drivers or passengers side. Windows will go down but not up.

- Scottsboro, AL, USA

problem #10

Oct 092003

Grand Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Driver side and passenger side power windows do not always work.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 202004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Problem is passenger side power door. Power works, but does not release from motor when you use it manually. Dealer says out of warranty, repair cost $300-$350. ((38,000 miles). When door closes by power now, needs strength to fight power of motor. What happens if a child gets caught in power door closing?

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #8

Jul 292003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
My 2001 Caravan A/C had gone out a little over 1 year after I bought it. I guess it wasn't their problem to report or inform us when we purchased this vehicle that there was an extended warranty through the daimler Corp due to a possible A/C problem). On this model minivan the middle windows on the sliding doors do not open and the back windows only open a sliver so my 2 year old son was practically baking the middle seat with no air circulating and no windows to open for ventilation. My letter sent to daimler/Chrysler is below and I am very upset about the professionalism and customer satisfaction I have or haven't received as I have sent them two letters, copy of my bill etc. And I have not heard one response from daimler daimler Chrysler attention: Reimbursement I purchased a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan in September 2001 it was a used van with 19,000 + miles and some original warranty still remaining. We purchased what we thought and were told to be an additional 75,000 of warranty covering us to 100,000. I havent had the van two years and my A/C compressor has gone out at only 83,000 miles we brought it to a dealer on July 29, 2003 to replace the A/C compressor and to check with our warranty company, which we were then told that our warranty expired at 75,000 miles. I was extremely irritated. I commute 120 miles a day and living without A/C in the summer cannot be done so I had the compressor assembly kit replaced in the tune of $1,094 then as an added slap in the face I received your letter on August 5, 2003 stating that you know of the A/C problems the 2001-2003 models are having but you will only pay to fix them if you havent gone over an unknown extended 70,000 miles. I am writing this letter today to ask to be reimbursed for the repair of my air conditioner. I have attached a copy of the work order showing the repair and cost as stated in your letter. Sincerely, [xxx] [xxx]. updated 07/25/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Newman, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 252003

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Both the driver side and passenger side power windows have failed with less than 51000 miles and 3 years of service on the van. The windows start off being intermittent and slow then eventually fail, the amount of time from first problem to total failure is about a year, by that time the warranty runs out!

- Belle Chasse, LA, USA

problem #6

Apr 242004

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Vehicle has 37000 miles and has had front brakes replaced (25000 miles) / new driver side power window motor assy. Installed (not under warranty @ cost of $210 +) / front sway bar repaired (not under warrany either) and now the air conditionong is not working.....dealer says it will have to replace the complete system...estimate is for $1,284 plus tax!!!) are you kidding me! I have no faith in the Dodge gran Caravan product. This is a $30K vehicle. It should not be having these kind of issues w/ only 37000 highway miles.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

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

problem #4

Nov 152002

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I only have 25,000 miles on my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. (1) the sway bar links were repaired twice, and parts are on back order for a third repair. (2) I had to replace the front brakes after only 14,000 miles, and they are half gone already at 25,000 miles, plus the rear brakes have to be replaced. (3) the engine has a flat spot during acceleration, and I get about 11 miles per gallon in the city, and about 15-16 miles per gallon on the highway. It stated it got 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. (4) the transmission makes a moaning sound; the power steering was leaking fluid, (5) I had to replace the battery the first summer I had it, the anti lock brakes went out early this summer (6) the driver?S side window would not roll up when we were at bear country usa surrounded by bears (7) the shift gear lever sometimes slips from drive to neutral, and I have had that looked at twice (8) the cruise control went out last summer

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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