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 8 of 15)

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problem #159

Dec 152009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan power locks do not work with the key fob or the interior door control.

- Grafton, OH, USA

problem #158

Jun 072010

Grand Caravan

  • 49,242 miles
I like many other 2005 Dodge Caravan owners has experienced a automatic door lock failure. After taking the van out once door locks operated perfectly, upon 2nd trip that day I noticed when I went to lock the doors with the remote they did not lock, I tried the internal door lock switch it did not work. I was advised (via website) to pull the 20A iod fuse and replace it which I did and the locks worked for about three cycles and stopped again. The doors no longer lock upon shifting into gear either which means the passenger doors (where the children sit) do not lock while on the road and can be opened while the vehicle is in motion without the effort of pulling up the door lock stem. I am going to take it to the dealer for a computer update which I am told sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. the next step is to replace the module at considerable cost.

- Oak Forest , IL, USA

problem #157

Jun 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 40,523 miles
Power door locks stop working on Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 model. This now happens everyday. When this happens it may allow occupants to be thrown from the vehicle in cases of accident or allow unwanted persons to enter the vehicle without forced entry. Initially this could be temporarily fixed by removal and re-insertion of the iod fuse under the hood. This procedure now does not work anymore. It is my understanding that this is a software issue that Dodge must fix with a upgrade.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #156

May 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 23,000 miles


Doors do not lock/unlock when you press the automatic door lock/unlock button on either the keyless entry system or the door itself. Vehicle was taken to dealership who says that there is no problem with them and they are not aware of anyone else complaining. Internet is full of complaints from consumers on issue.

- Springdale, PA, USA

problem #155

May 102010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Failure of the auto door locking mechanism to work while driving the car or trying to lock car upon exiting the vehicle. I temporarily fixed the problem by removing the iod 20 amp fuse for 20 seconds and then replacing it thus resetting the system and then it works again. My research leads me to believe a fault in the BCM firmware of the main computer module for this car. This could be very dangerous in case of a accident as you cannot unlock the doors inside or outside with the remote if the doors are locked manually other than the drivers door with the key in case of an accident.

- Aromas, CA, USA

problem #154

May 012008

Grand Caravan

  • miles
1. power sliding doors on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan opened about 6 inches then stop. Now they have stopped working altogether 2. the failure is constant 3. I have checked both fuses and relays. I took it into my electrical mechanic but he could not run a diagnostic because only Chrysler diagnostic tools can read the doors.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #153

Aug 012007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. VIN [xxx]. power door locks will not function at all. Can only lock each door manually and separately. Beginning in 2007, I took the vehicle to the dealer on four separate occasions to have the problem corrected. Dealer followed guidelines each time and told me the problem was corrected. Each time the problem returned within a few days. I can neither lock or unlock the doors of the vehicle using the key fob or the door lock switch inside the vehicle. I searched online to see if others were having this same problem, and I immediately found that the door lock issue was the most reported problem for the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. There seems to be no "fix" for the problem when taking the vehicle to the dealer. Many customers have reported the same experience that I encountered. They took their Caravan to the dealer to get the problem corrected and work was done on the vehicle, only to have the problem recur within a few days or so. I have not been able to find one single customer online who reports they have been able to get a permanent solution for this issue, and Chrysler corporation seems to be ignoring and even denying that the issue exists. Please help if possible!!! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bluefield, VA, USA

problem #152

Nov 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 57,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, drivers side automatic sliding door does not work.or lock.

- Peebles, OH, USA

problem #151

Feb 152010

Grand Caravan

  • 95,000 miles
Electronic door lock and unlock feature fails. There are only 2 doors where a manual key entry is available, the drivers door and tailgate. This also disables opening the sliding side doors as they won't automatically unlock. Also disabled are the automatic door locking at speed for safety. You can temporarily fix this by disconnecting the fuse or battery for a short time and reconnecting. There are numerous complaints on the internet about this problem. Dodge should fix this on a recall.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #150

Nov 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 52,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-locked van prior to going to dinner. Noted it did not lock all the doors. Had to go in and manually lock all doors. Not sure how to lock the trunk. When we came out could not unlock doors had to go to only keyed lock and then send my son in to unlock the rest. Went to internet and found researched problem. Found I am not alone. Pulled fuse and reinstalled. This works for a short period of time before it has to be done again. No warning when it will happen. Wife is not big on doing this and I can't blame her. Car alarm sounds like alarm is set but unless you visually check you can't be sure. Aka van has been left unlocked when we thought it was ? in addition to a huge pain in the but this is a real safety issue when on tight streets with small kids(we have 5).unlocking the van and resetting the fuse or fumbling around to unlock the doors is not right.

- Newark , DE, USA

problem #149

Apr 152010

Grand Caravan

  • 118,000 miles


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - power door lock failure/intermittent operation. Temporary fix of removing fuse no longer works. Issuing occurring even when trying to lock doors with remote. Obvious manufacture issue due to numerous similar complaints, dealer network is aware of tsb, dealerships willing to charge for diagnosis of known issue.

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #148

Apr 292010

Grand Caravan

  • 74,000 miles
We own a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with 74.000 miles on it. The power locks will repeatedly lock when I use my keyless remote entry or the overhead console buttons to open the sliding doors. These doors should be unlocking but instead everything is locking. While I'm driving, I can hear the clicking of the locks "re-locking" even though they are in the locked position. This happens when the rear wiper is running or I press and release the window control button. Sometimes I hit the power lock button on the driver door to lock all doors but nothing locks. I have had this happen before, but for shorter periods of time. With 5 doors of entry, I never know if my car is truly locked.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #147

Apr 162010

Grand Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
Headlights will not turn on and have turned off (on their own) while driving. This has happened before and I had to mess with the switch repeatedly on multiple occasions before the lights would come back on. Also, the door locks stop locking/unlocking and we have to pull the fuse, then put it back in for them to work again. Vehicle is a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #146

Jan 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 49,750 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT model and the automatic door locks no longer function. This appears to be a common problem with this make/model year. This is no safe as the only way to unlock vehicle is with key at drivers side door. There are no other doors with key access. This could be very dangerous in a crash or other emergency situation.

- Newton, NH, USA

problem #145

Mar 012010

Grand Caravan

  • 115,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and have had nothing but electrical problems with it. Our automatic sliding door on passenger side has been repaired once already and quit working about 6 months later. Our power door locks now will not work with either the key fob or from inside on the switch. The lights on the dash go out and come on a various times. These are serious issues and dealerships are charging an arm and leg to just look at it and you still aren't guaranteed how long it will remain functional.

- Park View, IA, USA

problem #144

Oct 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 112,078 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. Rear passenger side automatic door lock does not automatically lock or unlock.

- New Brighton, MN, USA

problem #143

Sep 152008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Rear LH sliding door on 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan no longer operating normally. Door stops 8" and must be manually moved thereafter.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #142

Mar 262010

Grand Caravan

  • 55,000 miles
2005 Dodge Caravan power door locks quit working. Only 55,000 miles on vehicle. There is only one keyed entry into the vehicle, making this a safety threat. This is a well-known issue that is reported on numerous websites, including www.carcomplaints.com. problem seems to be widespread on the Caravan and Town & Country models, occurring between 50-70,000 miles. Chrysler/Dodge is not recognizing this as a systemic issue with the platform although frequency of occurrence would suggest otherwise.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #141

Mar 132010

Grand Caravan

  • 65,000 miles
My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan power locks have quit working. It happened back in 2006 when I bought the van. I have reset the fuse several times but now it gets shorter and shorter between resets. Several other Dodge Grand Caravan owners are having this same problem. My wife drives the kids in this van and not knowing if the van locks or not is very dangerous. When locked everything "sounds" like it is locking so it is hard to tell without paying very close attention.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #140

Jan 112009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The doors fail to lock at 18 mph, and upon exiting the car with the key fob. It occurs randomly, consequences are the doors are not locked while driving (you can't lock it), and when you leave the car, the doors are unlocked. Removing and replacing the iod fuse seems to correct the problem for a period of time.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

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