hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,212 miles

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

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 #28

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 #27

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 #26

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 #25

Nov 202015

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact noticed that the headlights were not working. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the tipm failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Acton, NY, USA

problem #24

May 102016

Grand Caravan

  • 56,000 miles
Similar to other reports; vehicle will randomly lose power and/or stall. It has happened at slow speeds, stopped at a light, and even on the highway going 70mph. Have to take key out of ignition, wait a few seconds and turn back on and car starts up. Also now having issues to turn on. Lights on dash will blink and dim; radio shuts off; ebs, anti lock brake, engine light all begin to blink. Idle needles gets low. Power brakes lose function. We have owned the car since March 2016, car has 56000 miles. Taken to dealer a few times where the PCM was changed and issued not resolved. Changed faulty pulley on belt system and issue not resolved. Computer does not come back with any codes. Local mechanic checked for starter, alternator, ignition switch issues and all showing good. Vehicle is not part of Dodge recall of other 2010 that are having exact same issue.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #23

May 092016

Grand Caravan

  • 117,000 miles


While operating the vehicle, the interior lights, radio, air conditioner and windows become inoperable. The lights, radio, and air turn off, and the windows will not go up or down. The head lights still work, but the rest do not. Then they come back on out of nowhere. Then off and on and off and on... while sitting still and while driving. This has happened multiple times. And I fear it's going to start an electrical fire while we are in the vehicle.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #22

Sep 022014

Grand Caravan

  • 98,000 miles
Vehicle headlights intermittently go out during driving or starting of vehicle. Various other electrical issues inside vehicle as well occur, for example: Dash lights go out, radio lights go out, etc... lights may go out while parked or while driving and intermittent.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #21

Aug 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 24,000 miles
Some of my dash lights are not working. I took to my mechanic and he said, "this would be an eight-hour job and cost about $800. He did not want this job and suggested I contact Dodge to see if there were any recalls. I cannot afford to have this repaired. Is there something Dodge can do to fix this problem. I never had this kind of problem with any of my vihicles before and thyis is the fourth Dodge I have owned. The problem is that at night, when I need to see my dash lights, I cannot see my speedometer, ect. I had to put a light above my speedometer. Nor very attractive and not real helpful.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #20

Sep 032015

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles
The headlights intermittently work, but mostly do not light up whether turning on the headlights using the main switch. When attempting to turn on the headlights, the lights will flicker several times and then go out. My wife was driving home from the grocery store and the police pulled her over and asked why she was driving down the interstate at night with her headlamps off. My wife noticed, but thought a headlamp had burned out. My wife setup an appointment at a experienced mechanic who shot the wires and did not identify any issues with the headlamp switch assembly or the wires. We have an appointment with Dodge dealership in a few days, however, reading online this is a problem that could entail a circuit deficiency within the total integrated power management (tipm) module. We just purchased the van from a Toyota dealership 2 months ago and this is very unacceptable that the headlights intermittently work. The van is grounded from operation at night and during inclement weather conditions as this is a very unsafe condition.

- Box Elder, SD, USA

problem #19

Oct 082015

Grand Caravan

  • 65,000 miles


The headlights go out intermittently. It has done it while driving, both on streets and the highway, or parked in the driveway. While investigating this issue, I have found, on your site and others, that this problem is not a new occurrence. This bothers me that just because no major injuries have been attributed to this problem, that this safety issue has not been addressed. We took our van to our mechanic who told us he could try to replace the headlight switch, which we have done, but we need to try replacing tipm, but at a price tag of $600-700, it is still not a guarantee and it is on national, or from the words of a person at the dealership - galactic, backorder with no date as to when to expect the part to be in. We called a local dealer to find out who to complain to and we were told we needed to verify the part was on backorder, which we did and it is. Chrysler told us that they are not responsible to correcting the matter and all attempts to fix the issue are our responsibility. Our concern is that we can no longer safely drive our car in the rain, when our headlights need to be on or at night, if we cannot be assured the lights will work the entire time we are out. We are thankful that during the times it has gone out, we were able to safely get off the road. As for your question at the bottom of the page about when this has happened, the most recent date was last night, when my wife needed to go to a meeting and the headlights would not turn on, so she had to take my vehicle.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #18

Jun 012015

Grand Caravan

  • 70,000 miles
Headlights blink on and off. Some days they work, some days they don't. they will even work for a while and then shut off while we're driving!

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #17

Aug 132015

Grand Caravan

  • 93,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle in April 2015. On 08/13/2015, I was driving late at night on interstate 5. both headlights unexpected flashed on and off, then stopped working completely. I pulled to the side of the freeway and attempted to get the headlights working by jiggling the light switch, but nothing worked. The side marker lights and fog lights did work, so I used those so I could get off the freeway until daylight. Since that date, it has happened three more times. One time, it occurred when I simply hit the remote door unlock. The headlights started flashing, then went off. I was unable to get the headlights to turn back on by manipulating the light switch and had the use the parking lights and fog lights. It does not appear to be caused by a faulty switch. This is an extreme safety hazard. I have read numerous reports online that this is not a rare occurrence.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #16

Jul 082015

Grand Caravan

  • 90,000 miles
Headlights (both, high and low beams) do not work sometimes. Some times for several days. They will go off while driving and most time they will not come on at all. Also, the headlights do not work when pressing the open door option on the key fob. All they do is blink on and then turn off...that's it. Park lights and fog lights do work. The fog lights have save me on a couple occasions when the lights turn off while driving at night. Took it to the dealer and was told there were no codes turned on in the computer.

- Fincastle, VA, USA

problem #15

Apr 212014

Grand Caravan

  • 74,300 miles
I was driving down the road around dusk, when the headlights suddenly turned off. All parking lights, interior lights and radio worked. However, I had no low beam or high beam headlights. This issue keeps recurring every month or two for the last 1.5yrs and nobody seems to know the cause. When taken to be looked at the headlights seem to work fine and the problem can't be duplicated at that time. I have noticed if the tipm is jiggled and the van is restarted, they will work fine again for about 1hr or so. Very frustrating and extremely dangerous for my family and other people on the road.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #14

Jun 262014

Grand Caravan

  • 232,812 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights failed to work. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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 not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 232,812.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Feb 032015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The vehicle just quite--it died in the middle of the road... there was a recall on this vehicle from Chrysler but they stopped 2 months before this one.. called the dealer and they said sorry... it happened numerous times... the recall was on the ignition module which was what they changed on my van..$850 dollars worth.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #12

Apr 162015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
I purchase a 2010 Dodge Caravan from holt Jeep car dealership July 2014 and the headlights flickers on and off while driving and sometimes don't come back on for a while. The lights blinks out at night while driving what can be done because I reported it to them before and they. They told me the next time it does that I should record it or take a picture so I have a small video that I did from my phone to show what I am talking about. I can't even drive my vehicle at night how limited is that.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 202015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 86,200 miles
When this incident occurred, I was driving 20 mph in a school zone and my daughter was in the van with me. All the electrical instrumentation suddenly turned off. The van continued to move forward, but the turn signals, dash instrument panel, windows, locks, etc. All failed to work. I thought a fuse had blown or something. I pulled off the road and parked, but the van would only turn part way off. The motor stopped running, but the key indicated that the motor was still on. The key would not turn counter clockwise, or "off" past the "on" designation marked on the ignition. The key would not release/come out of the ignition. Since I could not get the key out of the ignition, I tried to start the van. It would not start. My husband came out and tried to jump start it, thinking it might be a problem with the battery. This was unsuccessful. I had called a local mechanic from the car, and with his help my husband was able to get the van started. He drove it to the mechanic's shop. The mechanic looked at the "codes" and said it looked like it was under recall. He was able to get the key to release and my husband drove the van to the local Dodge dealership. The dealership told him that our van was part of an ignition recall and that Dodge would have the parts replaced. We have been waiting more than two weeks now, and still the dealer says the parts are not available. I am afraid to drive the van. I Transport my children and children in a carpool. I cannot risk their safety, and I have no car to drive to work. The first week without the van, I borrowed a car. I was on vacation for the next week. I believed Dodge would have the parts to fix my van in those two weeks. Dodge has still not fixed my van. If these problems cause a wreck, will the airbags even deploy? it is appalling that Dodge expects me to drive my family around in an unsafe vehicle.

- Selah, WA, USA

problem #10

Oct 212014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 73,135 miles
While driving between 30 and 35 miles per hour, at around 7:40pm, the low beams on my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan went completely off. I pulled over and was unable to get them back on and had to drive with my high beams on. Took it to a mechanic, explained to him exactly what happened, but when he went to check them they turned on and he found no visible problems. The mechanic told us that he had researched online what the problem could be and found that there were many complaints about this issue. I am now afraid to drive at night or in the rain after seeing all the complaints online about this same problem. I can only imagine what could happen driving at night time on a curvy road and the lights fail.

- Christiana, TN, USA

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