really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,413 miles

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 272016

Grand Caravan

  • 68,236 miles


Several things has been happening. Van would speed up for no apparent reason, it has stalled while driving, two front windows went down by themselves, I've had to try several times to start the van, its gotten a lot worse! took it to cr Dodge dealer in adrian mi had to pay $60 to diagnose it. They came up with thermostat and crankshaft position sensor labor $297.05 parts $76.20 took it home a couple days same crap. Put 02 oxygen sensor because it was also running really bad at times. A couple days later same crap. Took it back again said it needs a new fuel pump module. Had to take it to a different mechanic because it would take them at least 2 weeks to get one in.so around $500 for the pump. A few days later again hard to start, it seems like if there were a lot of moisture in the air or rain it was worse. So yesterday went out and was completely dead! got a jump it finally started. Turned it off tried to start it with the aftermarket remote starter wouldn't start again at all after that just cranks and I don't hear the fuel pump coming on. I told the "Dodge" service man that I read about the tipm and I thought it was that. He said no, he said it depends when and where the van was made"??" Dodge does not care about their customers!!!! I am sooooooo aggravated!!!!

- Adrian, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 192012

Grand Caravan

  • 93,000 miles
Well from the time I purchased the car I told the dealer about the ignition. The car speeding off while I'm driving in a regular street or highway. The warning lights doesn't warn. Enough is enough. Riding in the car in street yesterday once again the steering wheel locked in me in traffic and it shut down. No warning. So dangerous. There is no way there should be so many complaints about the same issues and they not have a recall and repairs.my alternator actually fried and we could have been killed along with my children!!!! I'm scared. Im paying $500 dollars a month for a vehicle that is sitting and I can't drive. Please give hello me to get justice.

- Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 022015

Grand Caravan

  • 77,453 miles
When driving at 30mph my van accelerated on its on without the gas pedal being touched. I had to push my brakes, I then pulled over. When attempting to drive my van again it did the same thing again. My malfunction indicator light came on the dash after the second acceleration. I then had my car towed.

- Worthington , KY, USA

problem #4

Oct 012014

Grand Caravan

  • miles


Letter from senator on behalf of constituent re 2011 grand Dodge Grand Caravan. The consumer stated the vehicle suddenly accelerated, when she applied the brake, at 15 mph. She crashed into her neighbor's garage.

- Shawano, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 182014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
I would occasionally smell smoke while driving the first few times it happened I pulled over but noticed no obvious smoke coming from anywhere, this was never a consistent ongoing problem meaning I don't smell it daily. Sometimes while driving at maybe 40 mph if I give it a little more gas to speed up a little it would speed up more than I thought it should. When unplugging the usb cord into the board for music I can hear a loud noise that typically is associated with electrical problems. Most recently my A/C has began coming on automatically, this began last week and has happened at least 5 times so far. Since the A/C issue I got online to goggle ad search for possible recalls. I placed a call with a local Dodge dealer to explain the issues I'm having and ask about a recall, I was told someone would return my call but has not. This van has a ramp installed in it and is used to Transport my daughter who has special needs. I need this resolved asap.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

May 062013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that when traveling with the cruise control set at any speed, the vehicle would accelerate beyond the set speed limit. The failure was most prominent when traveling downhill and the vehicle would continue to accelerate until the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was advised that although the failure was common, there was not a remedy available to rectify the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 31,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

- South Haven , MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 152012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,200 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph with the cruise control activated, the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated and the vehicle suddenly decelerated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 34,200 and the current mileage was 37,800.....updated 10/11/12 the consumer stated royal Chrysler diagnosed the failure to be because of the handicapped equipment installed by access unlimited. Updated 10/17/2012

- Greene, NY, USA

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