hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,147 miles

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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 102014

Grand Caravan

  • 176,000 miles


Engine started missing, vibrations from engine. Diagnosis electrical fault. Wiring harness brittle form harness being placed on, over and next, snaked around exhaust manifold, causing premature wiring failure. Fuel injector wiring harness unshielded in side of intake manifold / plenum. Wiring harness poorly shielded. This is a deliberate, intentional design / engineering to snake wiring harness around exhaust manifold. Causing wiring harness failure. Using sub-standard wiring components and not using shielding to cause pre-mature failure. Installing PCM (computer) in wheel well for pre-mature failure exposed to salt, road debris, water, etc. PCM installed in open area of vehicle prone to failure. Consequential safety issues.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 222012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Dash lights and back up lights stopped working completely airbag error light sometimes its on, sometimes not. Attempted to purchase rebuilt body control module, but was informed it is illegal to sell one. When you cannot repair or replace a part, it seems like the manufacturer should be obligated to recall and replace this part when defective, which, investigation shows to be common problem. I cannot pass inspection with inoperable back up lights and if airbag light is on, but cannot buy replacement part. It sucks to own a disposable vehicle.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #8

Apr 222011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Power windows and doors fail to work.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 122011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 99,680 miles


Vehicles headlights intermittently will not turn on. There have been multiple times when the lights worked fine when leaving the house and then would not turn on when leaving to return home. This has caused us to drive home on multiple occasion with no headlights, obviously a very dangerous situation. We have taken it to multiple mechanics and have not had anyone find a problem, they always seem to work when we take it in. We replaced the switch to no avail. We simply do not drive it when we think we will be out after dark. There seems to be a lot of other people with this same problem online, please make Dodge find and fix this problem.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #6

Jul 102009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
We have a Dodge Grand Caravan with electric side doors. The motors mechanism has stopped the ability for my daughters to be able to open them manually. If we were in an accident I am afraid that they would not be able to open them to get out. When the van was under warranty Dodge replaced one that was not as bad as they both are now.

- Peru, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 012011

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Power locks stoped working.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 130,789 miles


I have an 04 Dodge Grand Caravan. Having problem with the headlight module. Now this problem has been going on scents the 2000 Caravan. When is this going to be recalled and fixed by Dodge"??? do we have to wait when someone is hurt or killed in a car accident????? Dodge clams they have the best vehicles on the road???" well prove it. This is owner 5th Dodge mini van and I think its are last Dodge ever. This has to be addressed and fixed asap!!! please recall the head light module on all Dodge Caravan. Canada and us.

- Canada, 00, USA

problem #3

Mar 312006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
3 months after buying my van the drivers door is giving a heavy shock. This led up to the replacement of the body control mod (BCM). My car was repaired but after 11 months the same problem happened and Dodge will not cover it. The symptoms are as follows the drivers door lock switch does not lock but will unlock all the other switches are fine.

- East Freetown , MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
We have 2004 Grand Caravan. We have an electrical issue where the gauges all go out, the doors locks or don't work and the lights stay on when driving, whenever it feels like it. We have had it serviced five times for this issue, changing the control module as well as codes and other items and it is not fixed and now considered as a "lemon". the dealership which is doing the servicing is offering us a new vehicle with a standard trade in value. We find this unacceptable and know our states lemon laws as well as I am in the military and find this a safety issue for my family.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
On July 14, 2005 the vehicle quit in the middle of highway. Was able to get it restarted, and wa staken to the dealer, who indicated it was a computer problem. The computer controlle dthe electronic function of the vehicle. Before it had slipped into neutral once in July of 2003. Also, once before icame out to start it and it would not start. It did not turn over or make any type of noise. This was in December of 2004.

- Conklin, NY, USA

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