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 7 of 15)

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problem #179

Jun 062010

Grand Caravan

  • 76,000 miles


My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan door locks stopped working and when car drives 20mph they no longer automatic lock, this is a safety issue with children. When contacting Dodge they said its a software update that is needed. Since when do we buy cars and then need to pay hundreds to have the software updated. With thousands of complaints on the internet with the same problems and no body wants to make this a recall. I guess Dodge/Chrysler are waiting for a child to be killed before making this a recall. If any of my children get hurt there will be a lawsuit.

- Cairo, NY, USA

problem #178

Jun 012010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
2005 Dodge Caravan door locks quit working, and required a software update to fix. Treated as a chargeable item for something they knew about during the warranty period.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #177

Aug 282010

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Power locks randomly stopped working. Has happened 3 times in the past 3 months. Cannot lock rear liftgate. Searched online, found many complaints concerning this. Temporary fix is to pull the 20 amp iod fuse and clean and put it back in. It appears the permanent fix is either to replace your BCM or have the dealer upload a computer update to the vehicle.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #176

Aug 122010

Grand Caravan

  • 98,300 miles


Door locks and power sliding door malfunctions, or total non-operation.

- Myerstown, PA, USA

problem #175

Aug 202010

Grand Caravan

  • 94,222 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan has a lock failure. The door locks do not work with the remote, the remote will sound and you think its working but the locks stay up. I must lock doors manually. This is unsafe and should be recalled. There a many complaints this problem on the internet with this year make/ model with same lock problem. There is one key lock entry (manually) on the van's drivers side door only. This is a family van, and this is a safety issue.

- Dallas, NC, USA

problem #174

Oct 202009

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Automatic door locks not working.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #173

Aug 172010

Grand Caravan

  • 95,041 miles


The door locks on my 2005 Dodge Caravan would lock or unlock themselves after pressing the switch on the door. They have now quit working all together even quit locking at 18 mph. I tried using the switch on the doors and do not get a reaction. I tried the remote and they will not respond. They worked 10 minutes earlier. I tried a couple hours later and still nothing. I have two small children and having the door locks is a huge safety issue. Now I even feel uncomfortable putting my kids in my van and walking around the other side with my keys and remote in my hand fearing that the locks might not unlock when should. I have visited numerous sites and found a large number of people with the same problem and temporary fixes or very expensive repairs. Please investigate this issue for the safety of small children that travel in these vehicles. The issues with the locks started in 2008 off and on and continued to get worse.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #172

Jul 132010

Grand Caravan

  • 74,000 miles
My young daughter was able to open the sliding door on our 2005 Dodge Caravan at highway speeds ! apparently the automatic door locks failed to operate, and my research online indicates this is a common failure mode. Dealer update software flash rom but problem recurred shortly thereafter.

- Manito, IL, USA

problem #171

Jul 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 62,000 miles
The powerlocks on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan do not work. Normally they lock the vehicle at 20mph or greater. The only way to lock them is to manually lock them. The power key will not lock/unlock them either.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #170

Jul 302010

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
At 5 years our 2005 Dodge Caravan electric door locks stopped working. Door open or lock does not work from inside car on the door button or the remote entry keyring. Imagine not being able to open the door from the inside because the electric locks stopped working, or delays in a dark parking lot getting in because locks don't work. This is a safety problem Dodge needs to fix.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #169

Jul 042010

Grand Caravan

  • 46,900 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the power door locks failed. The contact stated in order to get the door locks to function, he would disconnected the battery and a fuse momentarily in order to get the computer to reset itself. The power door locks would then function for a brief period before failing again. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 46,900 and the current mileage was approximately 47,000.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #168

Sep 232009

Grand Caravan

  • 124,000 miles
My Caravan has had numerous electrical problems and is now sitting in my driveway unable to be driven or to sell. Power window and door failure, gauges jumping, radio disconnecting itself, lights turning on and off when no one is in the car, and finally the end result is total power failure (sometimes in the middle of an intersection). Scared for my life and the life of my children I have stopped driving it. I have spent $1600 at the Dodge dealership only to finally be told they can no longer help me. I have talked to Chrysler directly and they stopped calling me back. There is clearly thousands of complaints about similar problems. I am sick over the junk pile I can't remove or replace in this economy. When will Chrysler be held accountable?

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #167

Jun 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 80,000 miles
The power door locks and power windows randomly stopped working on my van. There are numerous complaints about this from 1005 Dodge van owners all over the internet. The equipment continues to fail and I have been unable to find a solution.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #166

Jul 072010

Grand Caravan

  • 90,085 miles
Electric door locks would not lock or unlock - unsure what precipitated the failure. Web searches have turned up "quick-fixes" which indicate pulling the iod fuse out for five seconds and replacing it. Further searching indicates a costly software upgrade and warnings by Dodge dealers not to do this type of quick fix with no reason why. The quick fix appears to work for varying lengths of time until same failure occurs. Heat, cold, wet or dry do not seem to alter the failure rate.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #165

Jun 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 33,500 miles
Recently my power door locks quit on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, when trying to activate it either by my key or from the door panel. I gave it to my mechanic who fixed the problem.. the same problem recurred a week later. I was quite upset for paying money for a simple problem which was not fixed. The mechanic told me to disconnect the power from the battery (for at least 15 minutes) and then reconnect the battery. The power door locks now work. However this problem could happen again. I did a search on this problem on the web and found many other people complaining about this exact problem on the 2005 Grand Caravan. The correct solution seems to be going to a dealer. But I will not pay for a manufacturing defect ( and this defect is definitely a safety and security problem). This problem should be under a recall order.

- Sharon, MA, USA

problem #164

Jun 062010

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
Power locks stopped working on 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. There was no indication of this initially and my daughter opened the rear door while the car was in motion. Everyone I have spoken with is experiencing the exact same problem with this year and model.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #163

Jul 082010

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
Power windows & power locks don't work on key or doors and have not for the last year. Now transmission won't shift into higher gears, I've got 67,000 miles and luckily it came with a 7 year 70,000 drive train warranty, this thing is an electronic nightmare !!!

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #162

Jun 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
The auto door locks stop working in my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. This makes it very difficult with kids to get in and out of the car as on the driver's door has a key entry. I consider this a safety hazard especially with children because of the time it takes to lock and unlock the car. We risk car jacking or inability to leave the car quickly if there was danger. This is a problem widely reported on the internet. Yet, Dodge dealership claims that have not heard of this problem and is going to charge $100 to diagnose the problem.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #161

Mar 012008

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan door locks stop working.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #160

May 212010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 76,800 miles
Doors will not lock or unlock electronically on door switches or key fob. Can reset iod fuse by pulling out of fuse box and re-inserting; electric door locks will work for a few days then problem comes back.

- Amelia, OH, USA

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