really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,971 miles

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #93

Feb 192019

Grand Caravan

  • miles


A few weeks ago I had a problem with my ignition, and started to look information abount it. I found a recall for my vehicle (R3 / NHTSA 14V-373) where the remedy is: The win module and fobiks must be replaced. I called to palmer Dodge (770) 410-1111 (address: 11460 alpharetta hwy, roswell, ga 30076 - worker: Luis) and made a appointment to fev-19 (today), and they told me that it will be replaced, but today they told me that they just will update the win module and it will be fine. The report say: The win module and fobiks must be replaced, so I don't fell good because they didn't fix the problem. I tried to contact recalls.mopar.com by chat, and they could not help me. I ask the palmer worker and he just say that update is enough, but the report says must be replaced.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #92

Feb 152019

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
Mileage: 100,000 the engine will cut out while driving. Dash lights will flash, warning chime will beep, and the vehicle will rev and lurch forward before dying. This leaves the car at a coast. When the vehicle is brought to a stop, it restarts without a problem. Has happened in cold and warm weather alike.. has happened while coasting, braking, and accelerating. Most stalls have been while driving straight in the city. No highways stalls to date. Cause: Unkown; we have not been able to reproduce the event reliably, though it now occurs with some frequency (e.g. driving more than 20 min). I suspect the power control module (PCM) or the ignition switch somehow moving between on and accessory modes. Available data: Issues similar to this one can be found on forums, it does not seem that many have been able to resolve the problem, despite replace the computer and alternator.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #91

Jan 132019

Grand Caravan

  • 133,000 miles
The van started randomly shutting down/turning off/stalling (however you want to term it) while in drive and in motion. Happens at any speed, any road conditions, all gas levels, and any temperature. Last occurrence was 4 times in less than 10 mins. 3 separate mechanics have no idea what's wrong and since it can't be produced at will, they are unable to diagnose. It's only a matter of time before something happens and results in an accident. This has been ongoing since September 2018.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #90

Jan 112016

Grand Caravan

  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving various speeds, the engine stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that an unknown sensor failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000.

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #89

Nov 272018

Grand Caravan

  • 102,000 miles
Van stalls while driving- no steering, etc

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #88

Nov 112018

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
My vehicle has stopped running while driving 3 days in a row which has caused close collisions. I have lost my trust in my "family safe van". I loose control of my power steering and have to pull over to the side of the road and put my vehicle in park/neutral and then restart it. I've read numerous online posts about this problem and I believe some of these models have already been recalled because of the ignition switch failing. I'm unhappy that the manufacturer hasn't done what they are supposed to do and contacted the consumer and reported this issue to them properly. This will cause accidents and isn't safe. I've read multiple posts online where the dealership/Dodge has informed multiple people that nothing is wrong with their vehicle because they can't replicate it. What ever happened that the customer is always right? please help me make sure Dodge takes care of this safety recall before it causes injury/death to multiple family's that this issue could happen to them when they least expect it because it is supposed to be a family safe vehicle. Sincerely, (xxxxxx) parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Black River, NY, USA

problem #87

Dec 202017

Grand Caravan

  • 157,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. Also, while reversing, the vehicle would seize and the engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact had to turn off and restart the vehicle for it to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to byford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram duncan (8703 us-81, duncan, ok 73533, (580) 255-2067), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failures recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and informed the contact that there were no recalls associated with the VIN. The failure mileage was 157,000.

- Chickasha, OK, USA

problem #86

Jun 252018

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I have had to replace the catalytic converter 3 times already. I went this month to get a safety inspection and was told it is the catalytic converter again. Do you have a recall on catalytic converter for this vehicle?

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #85

Jan 192018

Grand Caravan

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of engine power. The contact stated that all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to ancira Volkswagen of Laredo (2701 bob bullock loop, Laredo, tx), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 97,000.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #84

Feb 262018

Grand Caravan

  • 152,000 miles
While driving my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan van in the city limits, when I hit the brake to slow down or to anticipate to stop, the engine shuts off while the car is still in motion. The radio, lights and air conditioner do not shut down *(they stay on). When this happens, I take out the key, reinstall it back to the ignition switch and crank it to turn the engine on and it does turn on. This is happening everyday, at least twice per day.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #83

Jan 112018

Grand Caravan

  • 152,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle completely shut off. The vehicle was placed in neutral and started to reverse. There were no warning indicators illuminated before the failure. An unknown dealer location was contacted and referred the contact to the manufacturer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that the vehicle had no recalls; therefore, he would have to pay for the repair. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #82

Jan 012018

Grand Caravan

  • 128,384 miles
My Dodge Grand Caravan, 2010, has started cutting off on me while driving. My stabilizer light comes on, rpms drop to 0, and I lose my power steering along with low break reaction. I feel this is very unsafe. I have changed several sensors to no avail. I started doing research and found that they have safety recall L25. Called my local Dodge dealership to set up the repair, only to find out my van was not included in the recall, even though it is in the alotted years (2008-2010). What am I supposed to do. This could easily cause a wreck

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #81

Jan 242018

Grand Caravan

  • 97,790 miles
Vehicle shut down while giving gas at a speed of 30 mph or less loose steering and brakes and slip slide warning symbol appears. Reference numbers that apply are 14V373000, 11V139000 and rc-R03-15. After I shut down the car it I can restart te car immediately. When I turn the radio back on the radio comes right on without the safety warning that normally appears when I turn the radio on.

- Manchester, NJ, USA

problem #80

Sep 102017

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles
Beginning September 2017 to December 2017 (present): Multiple issues related to electrical: (1) engine stalled while driving at 30 mph (city street, driving straight), and lost power steering and brakes; (2) electrical system warning light has been coming on from September 2017 to December 2017 (present). Light often comes on when power window buttons are pressed; battery has been checked; alternator has been replaced twice (!) in December 2017 and warning light still comes on; (3) windows roll themselves down when vehicle is not running; this happened multiple times in winter and cold weather, there is no chance the window was left down by the driver; (4) head and tail lights blink when vehicle is not running; (5) rear seat power outlet not working; (6) rear defroster not working; (7) side mirror defrosters not working. Research into others with similar problems suggest defective tipm.

- Cottrellville, MI, USA

problem #79

Nov 142017

Grand Caravan

  • 127,000 miles
Car stalls out of nowhere and I lose power steering and brakes. The traction control light comes on after it's stalled. I have nearly gotten into an accident twice but it has stalled more than that. It was in motion from speeds of 25-40 mph on city streets. Twice on a turn and 6 times going straight.

- Chesaning, MI, USA

problem #78

Nov 012017

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
The vehicle has shut down while driving about 15 times over the last 2 years. While driving, usually at slower speeds but once on the freeway and a few times at about 45 mph, the ABS light comes on and then everything shuts off -- engine, power steering, brakes -- everything. It is a miracle it hasn't killed us yet. We have taken it to the dealer several times and they can not replicate it or find any code that is the problem. It is not the ignition recall as we have had that fixed. During my research I have found that this is a problem with this vehicle.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #77

Jul 222017

Grand Caravan

  • 133,000 miles
We have a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with 133,000 miles and since the day we got it back in July all it has done while driving is shut down/shut itself off. Lights on dashboard will come on, flash and van will just shut down. Key refuses to come out at times, have no hazard lights when this happens, and it can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes for the van to even start again. This happens on the interstate and in the city, doesnt matter really where we are, even at stop lights/stop signs

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #76

Jul 272017

Grand Caravan

  • 134,431 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving various speeds and making a left turn, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. An independent mechanic informed the contact that the vehicle would be difficult to diagnose because no warning indicators illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 134,431.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #75

Jul 062017

Grand Caravan

  • 108,000 miles
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 108000 miles. At time of this complaint, we have owned vehicle for only two months. For no apparent reason and no warning; engine will stall. This has happened both at a stop sign and rounding a curve at 30 mph. No engine - no power steering. Hoping this doesn't happen on the highway. Engine also has a 'surge' to it at around 40 mph; not sure if the two are related.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #74

Jun 022017

Grand Caravan

  • 99,854 miles
My 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan began having issues about 6 months ago. The ABS light would light up and beep on and off and was taken to the dealership and they stated they could not determine the problem without it occuring at that time. As months went on the problem became worse. All the dashboard lights began turning on and off headlights would dimmer, clock and radio would shut off. Took to a few mechanics and none could determine the problem. The problem got worse battery light began staying lit. We then replaced the battery and the battery cables. The problems persisted, we took to another mechanic who stated the alternator needed to be replaced. We replaced the alternator and the vehicle was fine for three weeks, then the problem started again all the lights lit up, the air went in and out, the radio shut off and out of nowhere the car shut off while about to turn at an intersection with my children in the van. We have taken the vehicle to many different mechanics even the dealership and none of them can determine what is causing this issue. Through the internet I see that we are not alone with this problem. I don't know what to do besides attempt to get rid of the vehicle. This is the vehicle I bought to Transport my children; I've been paying for rental cars because I'm scared to drive it. With as many complaints as I've seen for this issue you would think there should be a recall. Someone is going to be seriously hurt or dead if they don't do something about this.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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