really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,784 miles

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #67

Nov 102010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles


I have been having problems with my headlights for some time now. When the problem began, I would turn on the light switch and after a delay the headlights would come on. Sometimes when turning the switch off they would remain on. For the past few months my headlights would just turn off while driving, which is very dangerous at night. When this happens, the dashboard lights remain on as well as the yellow lights and tail lights. Some days they don't come on at all. I have taken it to several auto shops for repair, however the lights would come on when taken in so nobody has been able to fix the problem.

- Swansea, IL, USA

problem #66

Apr 242011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Low beam headlamps intermittently don't work. When this occurs, the high-beams will work only by holding back the stalk. Turning the headlight switch on and off a few times seems to fix the problem temporarily.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #65

Mar 102010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan... the head lights sometimes go out and will not come back on.... I am sometimes able to get them turn back on by turning the light nob back and forth... and other times will not come on... the longest I have gone with out head lights is 2 weeks..

- Pilot Hill, CA, USA

problem #64

Mar 232011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


Headlights go out in my wifes 2005 Grand Caravan.

- Jones, MI, USA

problem #63

Mar 212011

Grand Caravan

  • 73,000 miles
Took my 2005 Grand Caravan to the dealership due to a loud noise when turning. Was just informed by dealership that I need a power steering pump, and rack and pinion, bushings and bearings. Also need a new radiator. This is ridiculous for a barely 6 year old vehicle with 70,000 miles on it. I have also had the problem with headlight not coming on when you flip the switch. That is a huge safety issue!

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #62

Mar 182011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan has problem with headlights turning on. When I turn the switch, the headlights will not come on. Parking lights do come on. I can have the engine running and have the high beams on, but the low beams do not work. I have replaced the bulbs, and the headlight switch is next - many complaints on many websites about this problem.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #61

Mar 152011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


While driving, headlights turn off on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The problem can be fixed by turning headlight switch off and on several times. A google search tells me that this is a very common issue with 2005 models. I have examined the headlight switch and I feel the issue is due to the design of the switch.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #60

Jan 182011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Randomly, head lights do not turn on, have to turn the switch on & off multiple times to get them to come on eventually. Also, on days when having problems with headlights turning on, after you get them to turn on they shut off as you are driving down the road. We have not fixed them, Chrysler dealership told me it could be the switch or the electrical components, they didn't know?!!!!!

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #59

Oct 152010

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
Headlights on 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan will not always turn on it will sometimes require turning the switch on and off repeatedly. Headlights randomly will turn off while driving.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #58

Jan 142011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 135,400 miles
Lights off during operation.... off at turn on and now will not come on no matter what I do.... told by several they are having same trouble... real safety issue the first time as it went out while driving down dark road.

- Ripley, WV, USA

problem #57

Jan 142011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 131,427 miles


Since purchase, the headlights have randomly stopped working. The dealer couldn't replicate the action. At this point, the headlights were not turning off unless the switch was wiggled. Now the headlights work sporadically, and the parking lights will not go off when switch is in off position. They do however go off over time. We will try replacing light switch to see if this resolves the problem. This is a concern for us with teenage drivers using the vehicle!

- Clyde, NY, USA

problem #56

Apr 152009

Grand Caravan

  • 94,000 miles
The headlights went off while driving down the road. Finally came back on after turning switch off and on while using the dimmer switch at the same time. This has happened several times over the last 3 years.

- Sedalia, KY, USA

problem #55

Nov 012009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Headlights on my Dodge Grand Caravan intermittently fail to turn on. Failure occurs 60 - 75% of the time. After wiggling the knob for 5 - 10 minutes, lights usually will finally turn on. Lights have turned off while driving several times.

- Magna, UT, USA

problem #54

Nov 282010

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle was parked and shut off when the contact smelled a burning odor and noticed that the rear passenger side taillight was on fire. The fire was extinguished but the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 100,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #53

Nov 222010

Grand Caravan

  • 123,000 miles
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - headlights randomly turn off - they do not dim - they just simply turn off.

- Hiram, OH, USA

problem #52

Nov 212010

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
Headlights on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan randomly turn off by themselves. No event leading up to the incident. The failure occurs randomly while driving. Nothing done so far to fix the problem.

- Clearbrook, MN, USA

problem #51

Aug 182010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that when he engaged the turn signal, it would stop flashing when he was halfway through the turn. He then noticed that when he turned the turn signal on, it would not function at all intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that a turn signal module needed to be replaced. The turn signal lever was repaired at an automotive repair shop. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current mileage was approximately 70,000. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000. Updated 01/31/11 the consumer stated the turn signal lever was replaced by an independent repair shop after being told by the dealer the vehicle needed a turn signal module. Updated 03/22/11

- Reedsburg, WI, USA

problem #50

May 192010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights would shut off intermittingly without warning. In addition, the contact would attempt to turn on the lights several times before illuminating. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the switch would possibly need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. Updated 02/09/11 updated 02/28/11

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #49

Nov 022010

Grand Caravan

  • 49,000 miles
Headlights turn off while driving. Mechanics and dealerships have no idea why. Looked on internet and this is not something rare. Major safety hazard for me, my kids and others on the road.

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #48

Oct 282010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Intermittent problem of headlights not turning on when operating headlight switch or shutting off on their own while driving. Updated 07/25/11

- Northborough, MA, USA

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