hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,773 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 12 of 15)

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problem #79

May 222009

Grand Caravan

  • 83,000 miles


Power door locks don't work with switch or remote like all the other complaints for the 2005 Caravan. What the others don't include is that the only way to open the rear hatch is electronically and it is also disabled when the power locks don't work. If for some reason this was the only way to get a child out there would be no chance to rescue them other that breaking out the glass.

- Pennock, MN, USA

problem #78

May 082009

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The power locks on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan have stopped working. To me that is a safety hazard, I have a little girl and like to have the doors locked while driving, and if I have anything in my car I don't want it to get stolen. I looked on the internet and found that alot of the same year vans are having the same problem. There is a software out there to fix the problem which means someone out there knew there was a problem.

- Lagrange, NC, USA

problem #77

May 052009

Grand Caravan

  • 51,000 miles
Auto door locks on my 2005 Grand Caravan SXT stopped working with no warning. Also will not lock or unlock with remote. They are suppose to lock at 19 mph. 51000 miles on vehicle. Its a computer thing and is not safe.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #76

Apr 142009

Grand Caravan

  • 48,000 miles


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 48,000 miles. Power door locks failed. Disconnected battery and cleaned terminals: Locks worked for a week. Replaced battery and they worked for another week. Consulted web forum, which recommended removing door lock fuse for 5 seconds. This worked for another week. Now believe that body control module (BCM) needs replacing, which is expensive (over $700). Web forums reveal hundreds of same complaints about '05 Caravan. Big safety problem is that when remote lock is activated, horn beeps, signifying doors are locked, though they are not. This poses the danger that someone could enter the van at night undetected and assault the driver or hijack the car when owner returns. Chrysler Corp. Should be compelled to fully repair this fault by a general recall.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #75

May 042009

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan srt door locks don't work. Disconnecting negative battery terminal and removing and replacing the 40 amp fuse evidently resets the computer and they now work. It has been reported that the fix is temporary. I will wait to see how long they work.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #74

Apr 252009

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
The automatic locks just suddenly stopped working, which is a huge safety issue on a minivan with kids. I went online and discovered tons of people had the same problem with 2005 Grand Caravan/Caravan. There is a quick, temporary fix of removing the 10D 20A fuse or the negative cable on the battery, but the problem apparently recurs with ever diminishing periods of time in between. The permanent fix is apparently an update to the software, which clearly states that Dodge/Chrysler is aware of the problem, that it is a problem with their engineering, and that they are only too happy to take money from consumers to fix a safety problem inherent in their faulty design. It should be recalled and fixed by them before we start hearing about tragedies, especially as this occurs without notice.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #73

Apr 252005

Grand Caravan

  • 76,254 miles


We just purchased a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan yesterday and did not discover until we got home that the power locks do not work. We feel this is a safety issue especially with our two small children in the vehicle. It is unsettling to think that someone dangerous could attempt jump into the van at any time the vehicle is stopped and not be able to quickly hit the button and protect our family. It is also easier to forget to lock all the doors after exiting the vehicle, which makes us more prone to theft. We would really, be grateful for this to be considered for a recall. Thank you so much!

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #72

Apr 182009

Grand Caravan

  • 52,000 miles
Automatic door locks quit working. Trouble with car computer after battery change.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #71

Apr 132009

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
Power doors and locks don't work, despite flash of headlights and horn beep indicating that they do work. Found on the web that you can pull one of the 20 amp fuses for a temporary fix but this keeps happening more and more frequently.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #70

Nov 102008

Grand Caravan

  • 76,000 miles
The door locks open or close from the switches or the smart key buttons. They also do not lock at twenty mph as designed. This due to a known failure of the body controller in the vehicle, however the dealers I have spoken to say 'yes', this is a known problem that consistently comes up after warranty periods. This failure puts the occupants of the vehicle (mini van) at risk when locks don't work as designed, especially considering that the van only can unlocked with the key at the driver's door.

- Norwalk, IA, USA

problem #69

May 172008

Grand Caravan

  • 48,000 miles


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan auto locks stop working. Safety hazard because only driver door works. With children this is a hazard. Not safe in parking lots and can only enter on one side of vehicle. I can not believe this hasn't been recalled.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #68

Oct 152008

Grand Caravan

  • 29,000 miles
The power locks do not work for the driver and all passenger doors. They will not work with either the remote or the interior lock switch or after driving the vehicle over the reset lock mph of 20. Only the rear tail gate lock is functional. This issue started approximately October of 2008 and continues. Disconnecting the battery and reconnected after approximately 15 minutes will get the locks to work again but only for the time being. The power locks may stop working again within a couple of hours or couple of weeks. My mechanic stated that a reflash may work but the problem has a history of coming back after the $175 reflash. A new BCM costs $500 and that may not correct the problem either. Because of the high rate of lock failure for this vehicle and the safety issue here (a key hole is only provided on the driver's side door meaning people need to stand in busy streets or parking lots while driver opens his door and then climbs through the interior to pull up the buttons for others to enter as well as lock not locking when vehicle is in motion) I feel a recall is needed to be issued for this power lock problem. This is a safety issue.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #67

Dec 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 52,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan door locks, fuse replaced, iod fuse pulled to reset system but is short lived only worked for a day. This vehicle has 55,000 miles. Most of the vehicles have this problem after 40,000 miles.this is a safety hazard with no real fix. It was said that I might need a software upgrade -if that's the case it should be a recall do to a malfunction not ware and tear. The door locks do not work, regardless of key less entry or the switch on the door panels. This should not be a problem when all the fuse have been check and replaced or are good.

- Dawson Springs, KY, USA

problem #66

Feb 062009

Grand Caravan

  • 46,000 miles
The door locks stoped working with the remote or inside button. Happened twice in two weeks and I understand it will be recurring. Re-booted computer.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #65

Oct 152008

Grand Caravan

  • 45,000 miles
2005 SXT Dodge Caravan power door lock failure, after 1 minute on the web I have found people with the exact same problem as I, to the tee! this is obviously a problem with the manufacture and software/firmware. Dodge has a fix. Why has this not been recalled yet? such a simple fix of a firmware upgrade would save many hours of frustration. I am very upset that this problem is so well know and has happened exactly the same way to others and nothing has been done to right the problem. My power doors locks have stopped working yet the lights still blink when using the remote and the rear tailgate will work. After replacing the battery they worked again then quit after a few days. I could have just copied this straight off the forums I have been reading...its is the exact same thing going on that everyone else is experiencing also. Please issue a recall notice and have Dodge take care of this problem. Thanks

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #64

Jan 122009

Grand Caravan

  • 65,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. It has power door locks. The locks will not operate from inside the vehicle or from the keychain. Not being able to lock and unlock this vehicle makes it very difficult with two young children. The safety feature that locks the doors when the vehicle is going over 18 mph is also not working. The only doors that has key unlock are the driver door and the rear door. I have found a website that has many others with the same problem. This should be recalled. Please look at this website, and help us get this fixed. www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Caravan/2005/electrical/power_door_locks_quit_working.shtml. thank you

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #63

Oct 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
Power locks stopped working. Disconnecting battery foot 30 minutes will reset the computer and the locks will again work for about a month and the problem recurs. This is a known problem.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #62

Jan 182009

Grand Caravan

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks do not work at all. When the battery is disconnected for a few minutes and then reconnected, the power locks still did not work. The computer must be reprogrammed in order for the locks to work again. The dealer stated that they would repair the failure at the contact's expense. The contact has researched several complaints regarding the same failure that he is experiencing. The failure and current mileages were 41,000.

- Norwaki, WI, USA

problem #61

Sep 232008

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Power door locks do not work at all. When battery is disconnected for a few minutes and then reconnected, door locks will work for about 30 seconds then fail again. When lock button is pressed on remote key faub, the lights flash, but doors do not lock. I was told that a module needs to be replaced.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #60

Dec 242008

Grand Caravan

  • 48,524 miles
The power door locks on our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT stopped working, including the auto-lock feature when the vehicle hits 20 mph. The internal power locks did not work and using the remote to lock or unlock the vehicle also did not work. The internal auto side door opener mounted with the information center did not work as well as the chimes that sound when the key is in the ignition and the driver's door is open. After searching the internet, I found that pulling the oid fuse for 5 seconds had worked for a large number of other people who all have encountered this problem. Pulling and reinserting the fuse has corrected the problem for the time being. (forum link where solution found: autoforum.classifieds1000.com/Dodge-grand_caravan/power_locks_will_not_lock_or_unlock ).

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

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