hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,103 miles

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012020

Grand Caravan

  • 62,000 miles


The drivers side window won't go up!! the van was in motion on a street. I don't feel safe in South Florida with my window down.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 272018

Grand Caravan

  • 125,000 miles
Faulty tipm, causing all electrical devices to quit working or operate intermittently on there own. Door safety locks to not open and trap occupants inside or not lock when vehical reaches speed. Vehicle no start and leave stranded and wrecker charges!

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 262017

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
The rear wiper of my 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan randomally stopped working. After being charged $140 labor fee to track down the issue, the dealership told me the tipm is defective and not powering the wiper. It will code $1300 to replace this unit, which is conveniently not covered under warranty or extended warranty.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #4

Apr 202017

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that both the front driver's and passenger's side window glasses opened automatically without warning. The windows failed to close. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 06/01/17 the contact is qorried about this failure due to small children and when the car is in motion.

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 082016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact attempted to release the front driver side power window in an upward position; however, the glass released downward inside the door panel and made a loud pop sound. A plastic covering was placed over the window frame for protection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #2

May 102013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 11,720 miles
Documented several times since 2013, this van has had problems with the following: Speedometer does not read, gauges do not read, windshield wipers turn on, all warning lights read, headlights do not work, A/C does not work; then all turn off randomly and intermittently turn back on and off again. In May 2014, the van had transmission issues where it would not shift out of low gear and driver had to twice shift into neutral and back into drive to shift properly. 6 repair attempts were made on the van beginning in May 2013 and ending in July 2013 with no success on repairs. The van was still under warranty so repair was free of charge. Replacement of the tipm was twice attempted but failed because of the faulty 2012 tipms. This van is used by rsvp, a federally funded nationwide non-profit, to Transport senior volunteers to their work sites. This van has the potential to put people into a dangerous crash and needs Chrysler to repair the tipms immediately.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 062014

Grand Caravan

  • 89,000 miles
While driving along the highway at night, I turned off the high beams because of an approaching car. The multifunction switch instantly failed; I was unable to activate the high beams again, my directional signals did not work and the windshield wipers began to wipe incessantly. I consider this to be a safety-related defect, because I could not signal my intentions to other drivers, nor could I use the high beams to improve visibility. On a two-year-old van with only 89,000 miles, this failure seems premature.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

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