really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 9
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,777 miles

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 20)

problem #397

Jan 112017

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the power window master switch did not function. The contact also noticed an abnormal burning odor coming from the master switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V234000 (electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Soquel, CA, USA

problem #396

Nov 152016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
After noticing the ignition switch was not always working, I contacted the dealer and learned there was a recall on the ignition switch. After giving them my VIN # they said they will not replace the ignition switch under the recall. If I want to replace the switch it will be at my own expense. I fill if there is a safety recall for my vehicle it should be at there expense!! please advise.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #395

Dec 252016

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
My van just shut off while doing 55 mph on a highway. No warning signs or check engine lights came on. I had no steering, gas, or breaks when it shut off. The a few days later all the lights on the dash came on then went off but never shut off until a few blocks later when it turned off while driving on a street. And everytime it shuts off I put it in park take the keys out and then restart the van and it acts like nothing ever happened.

- Hartford, KS, USA

problem #394

Dec 142016

Grand Caravan

  • 58,500 miles


While driving the car, the engine shuts off unexpectedly and we lose power steering and brakes. We have to coast to a stop, put it back in park and restart engine and proceed. This happens with no predictability which makes this dangerous. The times that it has happened, the roads have been wet or snow covered. It has also happened on dry roads. Traveling at a high rate of speed makes this a dangerous circumstance. Since it is unpredictable, we are very nervous to take this car on a highway. We have had the car in to shapiro leon motor sales several times and they cannot find anything that comes up on their diagnostics.they did replace the powertrain control module. This did not make a difference. It continued to shut down. There is no rhyme or reason. They have driven it but it did not shut down for them. I got it inane shortly after leaving, it shut down. We know that there was a recall on the ignition switch through June 2010 but our car was manufactured Sept 2010. However all the symptoms that are listed on that recall fit our van's problem perfectly. The dealership does not agree a per their testing. This is not something that we can have happen to us while traveling 65 down the interstate. The only thing that shows up on the dash is the traction control when we lose engine power. Please address this problem.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #393

Dec 272016

Grand Caravan

  • 71,000 miles
I have had my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan for 1 year. First the alternator went out then the key module then the transmission then the shifting harnesses cable and now the lights keep blinking on and off and the van feels like it has no power the battery was just changed a month ago. This has been the worst vehicle ever and we are scared that it is going to cause a deadly accident. The vehicle gets stuck in gears. And and now keeps shutting off and the headlights keep blinking on and off as well as all the lights in the van. If these are know issues why has there not been a total recall on all these vehicles before a deadly accident does happen. Or is it going to take someone to actually die before something is done about all the known issues the makers of these vehicles are aware of.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #392

Nov 012016

Grand Caravan

  • 116,000 miles
The van will intermittently fail to start, or it sputters when it starts. Bypassing the fuel pump relay on the tipm module will fix the problem, however it is not a safe permanent solution. Other makes and models have been recalled for the same issue, however the 2010 Dodge Caravan was not included in the recall even though the same defect and problem is evident. This is a bad design and Dodge should stick by their mistakes and provide a fix.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #391

Nov 252016

Grand Caravan

  • 125,000 miles


Our 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled 14 times this holiday weekend (more than usual). It stalls at any speed and at any time (warm or cold) and loses all power. Have you ever had to shift a vehicle into neutral at 70 mph and restart it on an expressway in holiday traffic (with no power steering or power brakes)? well it really puts the family in a jolly mood. Dealer claims not to be able to figure it out (because the error codes are not recorded in the vehicle computer since there is no power). Based on all of the exact same complaints I see for this vehicle, it's obvious to me that it's a totally integrated power module (tipm) issue. Any idiot performing a little research on google can figure it out. However, NHTSA can¿T seem to figure it out. See NHTSA action number: DP14004. NHTSA ¿ there's enough complaints out there to support further investigation. Feel free to contact me if you want to take our rolling death trap for a fun-filled family trip.

- Oswego, IL, USA

problem #390

Nov 172016

Grand Caravan

  • 60,500 miles
Van intermittently stop shifting while driving (city or highway) and I have to pull over and restart to drive again. Air conditioning blower also goes out intermittently. Lots of error codes reported via obd2 and all are electrical related. Took it to multiple auto part stores and local Dodge dealership, all said it was a faulty tipm.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #389

Jan 252016

Grand Caravan

  • 225,000 miles
In late 2014, the van started having intermittent issues starting & would occasionally stall while driving. Issues started to progressively get worse over the next year. The van would have to be jumped to start on a daily basis. The van was in for service at a Dodge dealership in November 2015, but they stated it was a battery issue. The battery was 1 year old and we had it tested at wal-mart, where we purchased it and it tested ok. We then had it tested at advance auto & auto zone and it tested ok there as well. We did not believe it was a battery issue, we believe the tipm is the issue. In December 2015 we noticed we could hear something running after the van's ignition was off and the key was out. The fuel pump was still running and would drain the battery everyday. An external fuel pump relay was installed and the fuel pump no longer ran after the van was off. The van would still have intermittent starting and stalling issues. After reading all the issues other 2010 Dodge products were having associated with the tipm, I asked a Dodge service guy about my van. He agreed that the tipm would explain all the issues that I have with my van, but there was no open recall and the part was on a national backorder. The part is now available for >$800! on January 25, 2016, the van stalled again and I could not get it to start. I had to get someone to come jump it off, however, this time it took a while to get the van to start even being jumped. I bought another car the next day and parked that van at our home. It has been sitting there since January 2016. Chrysler is well aware of these issues in the 2010 Grand Caravan, but they refuse to take ownership. This is disappointing especially since Chrysler knows the recalled tipms in the 2010 durangos & Grand Cherokee are the same in the 2010 Grand Caravan. I was a loyal Chrysler customer until this!

- Castor, LA, USA

problem #388

Oct 032016

Grand Caravan

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power while the vehicle was operated at various speeds. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 104,000.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #387

Jul 182016

Grand Caravan

  • miles


I called bertera Dodge, 167 springfield St, westfield, MA, on or about July 18, 2016 to schedule an appointment for the R03 recall. They told me they would order the part, then call me to set up the appointment. I called again on or about September 20, 2016 and was told they still did not have the part needed. It is now November 11, 2016 and I still haven't received a call for the appointment. I have no documentation or photos because the part under recall is still working, but who knows for how long. I have had recalls of other vehicles that do not take this long.

- Easthampton, MA, USA

problem #386

Oct 242016

Grand Caravan

  • 111,000 miles
Bought a used Dodge Caravan with 96,000 miles on it and it ran like a dream. Now that it has 111000 miles on it, the car has started to stall on me while about half a dozen times driving at various speeds.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #385

Jul 012016

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The headlights will come on and blink a few times and then go out and not come back on (sim and brights). Took to the dealer and they said they could not recreate the issue so nothing was wrong with it. Can cannot be driven at night or inclement weather. It has happened when stationary, driving through a neighborhood slowly, and when going down an interstate at 70 mph. When that happened other cars could not see me and I couldn't tell where the side of the road was to get off safely. When I made it to the shoulder I had to swerve back into traffic because luckily my eyes adjusted some and was able to see a bridge railing coming up. If not we would have hit it at about 60 miles per hour. I have read endless reports about this happening the same way and many believe it to be the tipm but no dealer or mechanic could give a definitive answer of what was actually causing it. First happened on July 1st 2016 and has happened off and on since then.

- Fort Rucker, AL, USA

problem #384

Feb 102016

Grand Caravan

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, it failed to start. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #383

Sep 292016

Grand Caravan

  • 93,000 miles
Suddenly the headlights stopped working on both high and low. We live in a rural area, so this is serious. When we noticed the problem we were on a highway, moving. Dealship confirms needs new tipm at $1354.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #382

Sep 032016

Grand Caravan

  • 59,248 miles
The headlights just stop working and then hours or days later they work again and then in a few days the headlights stop working. The van can be moving or stationary.

- Sodus, NY, USA

problem #381

Sep 112016

Grand Caravan

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact had to stop and turn the key fob to the off position. The vehicle was restarted and operated normally. The failure recurred twice in the last week. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed by an independent mechanic or a dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Bell Plaine, MN, USA

problem #380

Sep 092016

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles
Van would not turn off. After many tries, it finally did shut off engine. Then, when I tried to restart it, the warning beep kept beeping and alert system said "bad key". when I contacted Dodge in rockwall Texas, the technician said it was probably a bad key fob, so I had van towed to shop and was quoted a price of $320 to replace key fob. Upon my return, he said it was not the key, but the wireless ignition system that would have to be replaced. He said my van was not part of the recall, but yet many other vans from that same year model and make were. Now my cost is $530 for wireless ignition system to be replaced, and $180 for new key fob and $52 to have it programmed. Why isn't this van part of the recall if it is exhibiting the same problems as the ones that are being recalled and replaced free of charge?

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #379

May 162015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Myrtle Creek, OR, USA

problem #378

Aug 302016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I first recieved a recall notice in January of 2016 I contacted hunter Dodge to get the problem fixed and was placed on a waiting list for the part. I was never notified of the part being in and recieved another notice, I again contacted them and was placed on another list. This has continued for the past 8 months. I received yet another notice on 8/25/2016 called them and I finally recieved an appointment for 8/31/2016 and then was called 1 hour after the appointment was given and asked to re schedule for October. I have had many problems with my ignition over the past few months, the key switches from on to accessory without anyone near it, and I notified hunter Dodge of this and they said the soonest I could get in was 9/10/2016. It was been 8 months since my first notice and feel like safety isn't their first concern. It has been a frustrating ordeal

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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