hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,449 miles

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan lights problems

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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 012012

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles


Engine stalls post refueling while vehicle in motion in parking lot and on roadway interior reading lights melting and smoking when turned on door lock on right and left rear sliding door will not lock or unlock via auto door locking/ unlocking button.

- Munfordville, KY, USA

problem #8

Nov 202014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 86,538 miles
The interior in the front of the vehicle went out. When I took it out to replace it, and it was melted on one side. That happened to me with the other side of the front interior lights, around 2011 and when I went to the dealership I was told I would have to buy the whole assembly at a cost of about $150 I think. I asked then if there had been a recall on this and was told no. I asked what would cause the light to melt and he said he did not know. I left it as I still had the one on the drivers side but now I do not have either and there isn't any light in the front of the car when opening the drivers or front passenger door. Please advise me if this has been a problem and or what can I do about it.

- Wilmington , NC, USA

problem #7

Mar 092014

Grand Caravan

  • 91,000 miles
Just bought a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan and realized the front reading lights were not working. I took of the plastic covers in an attempt to change them and observed that the bulb had completely melted the plastic and burnt part of the casing. It appears as though the plastic housing was very close to, or had already, caught on fire. I am worried that if we put a new light bulb in the same housing it will likely catch the whole van on fire. The safety of my family being paramount, I do not feel safe doing so. After reviewing this problem online, I found numerous other Grand Caravan owners claiming to have had the same problem. This issue needs to be fixed before someone gets hurt, or even worse, killed.

- Washington, MO, USA

problem #6

Jan 282010

Grand Caravan

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the interior lights on the front dome wiring system burnt out. The instrument panel wiring system was partially burnt out causing the light to illuminate on and off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #5

Oct 242012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Head lights stopped working. Not simple bulb replacement, major electrical problem in power distribution system.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #4

May 092012

Grand Caravan

  • 35,000 miles
Interior dome lights stopped working. Now, the "malfunction light" is lit up on the dashboard at 38,000 miles.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 082010

Grand Caravan

  • 62,000 miles


The headlights intermittently shutoff or will not turn on while driving. I have replaced the bulbs, checked for a loose connections, and checked the fuses many times. This is okay during the day, however I live out in the country 15 minutes from the nearest town. I cannot drive at night without headlights or with the possibility that they will shutoff while driving. This is extremely dangerous. I have been lucky so far that nothing serious has happened but this is a problem that must be fixed! my wife and 7 month old child use this vehicle the most and I can't fathom the idea of them being injured due to this problem. Others have suggested a faulty headlight switch. I have not had the time to take the vehicle in to the dealership to have it inspected.

- Stockbridge, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 302009

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles
Headlights will not come on intermittently. Headlights turn off while driving.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 132007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. From September of 2007 until may of 2008, the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times for transmission failure. While attempting to accelerate from a red light, the transmission feels as if it will drop to the ground when shifting from first to second gear. On May 14, 2008, the transmission was finally repaired under warranty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection because paint was peeling from the rear passenger side quarter panel. The dealer stated that tar adhered to the paint; therefore, they washed the quarter panel and scraped off the paint. When the vehicle and headlights are turned off, the instrument panel lights, fog lights, and headlights would remain illuminated, even though the switch was in the off position. While the vehicle was parked, the exterior lights would illuminate automatically, which drained the battery. The dealer stated that the headlamp switch shorted out. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the switch on the panel to shut the vehicle doors did not work for two days. It has begun to work again, but the contact believes it is only a matter of time before the switch fails again. The current mileage was 7,000 and failure mileage was 2,500. Updated 07/10/08. Updated

- Shelby, OH, USA

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