really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,079 miles

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

May 082013

Grand Caravan

  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at an unknown speed, the speedometer failed without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #5

Jun 052013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
Upon refueling the vehicle, vehicle stalls for a few seconds upon first acceleration. This has happened several times (about 1 out of every 4 refuels). Several times, the vehicle has stalled while pulling into traffic. Upon doing research, we have learned of many complaints already voiced about a faulty valve. For reference: www.autoblog.com/2014/09/10/Dodge-grand-Caravan-Chrysler-town-and-country-stalling-NHTSA/ en.allexperts.com/Q/Chrysler-repair-807/F/stalling-refueling.htm ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/engine-stalls-after-filling-tank-Chrysler-minivan/.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 152012

Grand Caravan 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
I have had so many major problems with my 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan! I bought it used in 2008 w/ 68K miles. At that time the transmission had already been replaced. I had to replace the entire power steering system ($2000), auto window regulator, ac blower, tires, alternator belt, water pump, etc.the engine light has been on for some time now and mechanic says misfiring spark plugs. When serviced for problem(@ 170K miles) discovered original factory sp still in. Horrible corrosion/build up, had 2 fuel system flushes. Light on again. Newest & most dangerous problems, on multiple occasions now, van has completely turned off while driving, idling, and parked. It happens randomly and unexpectedly. More frequently while at lower speeds or parked but once while I was actually driving. When it cuts off the oil light remains illuminated. The car turns right back on. 5 times while driving 25-50mph has gone into cruise control by itself, and I loose control until it decides to give it back! today, for the first time, after parking and turning car off myself, it would not restart. Ignition not responding, no noise, nothing. Tried to jump it and nothing, notices that lights and other electrical components not effected. Fortunately an observer also happened to be a mechanic, he took out the starter fuse and stuck some wires in the socket and had me turn the key, it started!!! he said that it seems there is an ignition communication problem, a.K.a. computer problem. I have 4 kids that are always with me and this is our only vehicle. If the vehicle is dependent on the computer to function, then I have zero room for communication problems. I have reviewed all of the complaints for this make/model/year, there are multiple complaints that are similar if not identical to mine. I wonder how many complaints have to be filed before action is taken" does someone have to die first"

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 082008

Grand Caravan

  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the air bag indicator illuminated and the horn and vehicle speed control stopped working. The dealer stated that the clockspring was the cause of the failure. The repair would cost $300. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 052006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,240 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph, the engine revved without warning. The rpms rose to 4500, and dropped back down to 2000. The vehicle was shut off and restarted, but the problem recurred immediately. The vehicle was not seen by a dealer.

- American Fork, UT, USA

problem #1

Jul 182005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,236 miles
Pulled into parking space at low speed with foot on the brake and experienced uncontrolled acceleration. The car jumped the concrete barrier and hit 2 poles that were in the parking stalls in front of it and one on the right. Towed to a Dodge dealer, and immediately contacted Chrysler, who sent out an inspector. Consumer along with the insurance Agency awaited the inspector's report which indicated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. No repairs were made except the repairs for the body damage. No explanation as to why this incident occurred. No police report taken due to the fact that the only damage occurred was on the vehicle.

- Spring, TX, USA

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