For 2005, Chrysler addressed a major shortcoming of the Grand Caravan by improving its interior flexibility. The second- and third-row seats can now be folded flat into the floor, ending the need to remove heavy seats. There's also more in-cabin storage space. However, the increased flexibility doesn't compensate for the number of areas where the Grand Caravan falls short of the better minivans.
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    There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

    Brakes

    Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

    What Owners Say

    Antilock system (ABS)

    "ABS waring light will randomly come on , then later turn itself off."

    Keith D., NC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Left rear hub bearing failure"

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "replaced sensor"

    D F., MI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE)
    Calipers

    "shocks rack and pinion air conditioner water pump sway bar links oil consumption sliding doors calipers"

    Anonymous, MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "something going on with sensors, haven't done a brake overhaul yet. I believe this will fix problem."

    Keith D., NC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "left front caliper would not release"

    Vincent M., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Calipers seizes up"

    Anonymous, WI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Rotors were replaced and then the calipers siezed the next day, nearly causing a fire. It happed once. Fortunately, the repair shop covered it under warrenty."

    Anonymous, TX (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Because of age needed a complete brake rebuild on the front axel."

    Anonymous, GA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Caliper seized. I replaced it."

    Anonymous, OR (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Front calipers did not fully release"

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Brakes locked up and vehicle could not be driven. Had to replace calipers and rotors on rear"

    Anonymous, CA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)
    Master cylinder

    "due to rust the brake lines needed to be replaced which in turn caused the master cylinder to bust during installation. That is why I needed a new master cylinder, but I was told it needed replacing sometime very soon anyway."

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Normal routine brake wear

    "notice that the brake pedal became slushy when braking."

    Anonymous, NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Had tires rotated and I was told I need to replace front brakes. I would say that was probably true since I hadn't replaced them in a while."

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Parking brake

    "Front parking cable broke"

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Premature brake wear

    "Brake don't seem to last"

    Edward P., BC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Poor braking system. Rotors over heat and have to be replaced with brake pads"

    Edward P., BC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Inadequate braking system"

    Anonymous, BC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "This car goes through brakes and brake pads like they are going out of style!"

    Susan W., NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
    Pulsation or vibration

    "Last two years stepping on brakes pulse and vibrate and told antilock brakes. Throughout life of van replacement of brakes due to brakes not matching weight of van."

    Anonymous, CO (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Regular brake failure

    "It seems like the brakes failed before they should have and it cost over $1000 to fix them."

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Rotors

    "The rotors on this vehicle are too small so they overheat and start to warp at about 15 to 20k miles causing pulsing. To my knowledge there is no recall on this so I just replace the rotors and pads every time I feel the pulsing start."

    Anonymous, CA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Brake system wears down to rotors without squeak warning."

    Anonymous, CO (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Warped rotor. I replaced them myself"

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Rotors froze causing premature brake pad wear."

    Anonymous, GA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Changed rotors"

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan)
    Squeaking

    "Loud squeaking every time I touch the brakes. Seems to be a glazing issue. Plenty of brake pad. Can't burn it off, after repeated trying. Two mechanics think replacing the brake pads won't be enough to solve -- have to turn the rotors, as well. So...I live with the annoyance and embarrassment"

    Deb B., NE (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Paint/Trim

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

    What Owners Say

    Loose interior trim or moldings

    "Headliner fabric fell down, foam/insulation between the roof and headliner fabric has deteriorated and crumbling into a nasty mess raining down particles in the passenger compartment. A total mess."

    Anonymous, HI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)
    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

    "Paint on the roof is faded and is gone down to primer on parts of the roof. Otherwise it is good on the hood and sides. I have had other cars as long or longer with greater mileage yet with no paint damage at all"

    Charles A., TX (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

    "Paint wore off all around the door handles"

    D B., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "The clear coat has blemished and peeled from this vehicle. I expect the next step will be the remaining paint will fade and come off. There is no known repair for this paint problem except total strip and repaint of the entire vehicle at SIGNIFICANT COST! The paints used or the processes used to paint this car and many others I see on the road from many different manufactures have the exact same problem. My 1994 Buick Le Sabre did the exact same problem. These paints they are using must be defective. They should go back to the Alkaloid Enamels. My 1986 Isuzu has no clear coat and no problems with the paint."

    Dan N., AL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Clear coat cracking and peeling"

    David V., VA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "CLEAR COAT PEELED ON HOOD, ROOF, AND SIDE WINDOWS"

    Anonymous, GA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Fading cracking paint"

    Anonymous, MA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Rust

    "Rust on the area around the rear wheels, and bottom of rear liftgate"

    Anonymous, MD (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "BOTTOMS OF ROCKERS AND DOORS SHOWING PERFORATION"

    George Z., NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Horrible rust on bottom of all doors and front fenders. Seems to be a rampant problem with Chyrslers.."

    Maureen T., IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "rust outside of rearwheels"

    Anonymous, CO (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "The rocker panels and areas around the rear wheels are rusting very heavily--chunks of the panels are falling out."

    Anonymous, MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Rocker panel rust along with paint bubbling on edges of hood and hatch ."

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Rocker panels and rear fender lips rusted through in 4 years"

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Rear quarter panels rusting behind the wheels."

    Anonymous, IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Rocker panels on both sides are rusted out."

    Anonymous, MD (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Rust on the rocker panels, just before the right rear wheel opening."

    Anonymous, MI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "I live in the rust belt, but I own several other vehicles. One vehicle is a Toyota Camry that has never been garaged and is 10 years older than my Caravan. jt has very little rust, and no structural rust. My Caravan is near being unsafe to drive. I am waiting for the side doors to fall off because the bottom tracks are almost gone"

    Eugene P., IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "Rust by rear wheels"

    Anonymous, MO (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "rust in sliding doors ,rocker panels and fenders"

    Anonymous, MA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Suspension

    Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

    What Owners Say

    Alignment

    "The van pulls to the right really bad and tire wear is uneven. The shop wouldn't align it because things were so loose that it wouldn't even work to align it (ball joints? rods? I'm note sure). So I'm not sure what to do and just let it stand for the last 6 months."

    Anonymous, UT (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Power steering pumps and hoses

    "hose leaked and had to be replaced."

    Anonymous, IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "When it was -40 degrees, a power steering hose burst from the cold. The block heater did not keep up enough to keep it warm."

    Anonymous, MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Power steering hose wore out"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)
    Shocks or struts

    "Worn out, partially broken left front strut digging into driver's side tire. Replaced with a second hand set of struts. Now is fine."

    Stephen O., NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "The mechanic that I used at one time put the wrong struts on my van. I don't know why and then he lied and said they were the right ones. I didn't have any problem with the front of my van crubbing on the curve before he changed the struts."

    Anonymous, LA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    "After 230000 miles the struts needed replacing"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

    "Replaced most of the suspension"

    Jesse O., IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)
    Springs or torsion bars

    "The bolts on one end of the passenger side spring rusted thru and broke, corrosion was to great to fix and both rear springs required replacing"

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

    "Rack and pinion was leaking. Causing steering issues."

    David V., VA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Added Lucas power steering Fluid and system cam back to not needing replacement Boy was I happy as Dodge wanted over $700 to replace the Rack!"

    John H., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Needed to replace rack and pinion"

    Jesse O., IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)
    Steering wheel vibration

    "The wheels are out of alignment, so I get some vibration."

    Anonymous, LA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
    Tie rods

    "My husband is the car guy. I know the car is waiting for donation pickup. The tire rods are rotted, or something and brakes are not working right, so the car is undrivable. I don't know all the problems."

    Susan T., ON (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8-L V6)
    Tire wear is uneven

    "Bought a new set of 4 tires in August of 2016, and by December of 2017, they were showing wear as if the front alignment was off. Replaced the tires and went for an alignment, only to be told the tie rods needed to be replaced on both front tires. No problems since."

    Daniel K., AL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Wheel bearings

    "Starting at around 150,000 miles, I've had to replace the rear hub bearing assemblies (both sides) twice, and one has recently started acting up again (rear-right)."

    Daniel K., AL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "failed and had to tow vehicle to garage"

    Anonymous, QC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    Climate System

    Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

    What Owners Say

    A/C compressor

    "Replaced by the dealer, with a refurbished compressor, without disclosing it was refurbished at the time of quoting. When it failed just after the warranty expired, I went to an independent shop that installed a new compressor, which works well. That the dealer quoted a repair without disclosing it was a refurbished unit, was devious."

    Anonymous, TX (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "AC compressor failed after being replace 8 years ago"

    Anonymous, QC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
    Blower (fan) motor

    "two of the three speeds stopped working. Watched a youtube video and replaced a part. That part burned up. went to a garage they were able to replace the part under warranty. it has worked fine ever since"

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "The resistor needs to be replaced. Only 2 out of 4 speeds work."

    Anonymous, ME (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.2-L V6)

    "defective resistor"

    Anonymous, MI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "I have had to replace the blower motor , and the resistor pack . ( And replacing the blower motor is ridiculously difficult )"

    Anonymous, MI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Refrigerant leaks

    "MISMATCHED METALS AND POOR SEALS CAUSE CORROSION AND LEAKAGE OF FREON....IN REAR AC UNIT"

    George Z., NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Lost refrigerant. Replaced condenser o-rings."

    Anonymous, MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

    "The condenser unit had to be replaced that was in my first 3 years of ownership and repaired under warranty free"

    Alan C., NJ (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    "The AC was recharged in Aug 2019. It worked fine until July of 2020."

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None Unsure)

    "The use of dissimilar materials at the rear evaporator are the cause of this leak. A block off kit isolating the rear a/c solved the leak issue"

    Brett R., MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Jose had a blow out. I'm"

    Carl S., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)

    "Each year I develop a leak in the system and each year it's corrected"

    Anonymous, NJ (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Fuel System

    Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

    What Owners Say

    Emission control devices (includes EGR)

    "Replaced the EGR myself but error code returned 6 months later. Had it replaced twice by Firestone and the error code returned intermittently - on for 2 weeks, off for 1 week. Finally took it to a shop where they replaced EGR with OEM part. No problems since. However, OEM part cost 2-1/2 times as much as after-market part"

    Patrick H., MO (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "The EGR fails every few years. Apparently a design flaw that Dodge had not addressed."

    Anonymous, MD (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Catalytic converter cleaned out. Helped a lot"

    Anonymous, NC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Fuel cap

    "engine light on, replaced with OEM cap. Helped"

    Anonymous, NC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Fuel gauge/sender

    "This vehicle is 12 years old and has 210,000 kms on it and hasn't cost us nearly as much as my 2010 Traverse has"

    Anonymous, ON (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Fuel injection system

    "I had to replace the throttle body."

    Fred R., AR (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Fuel pump

    "There was a leak I could smell gas the whole pump had to be replaced"

    Alan C., NJ (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
    Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

    "Caused the check engine light to come on. Had to replace the O2 sensor twice."

    Anonymous, AR (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Engine check light comes on and code specifies emission system problems."

    Anonymous, MI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Need to clean or replace every 2 years due to corn fuel"

    John H., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Radio still works, but display is gone making it difficult to tune. ECM developed a cold solder joint and failed. Vehicle was down all winter. A new ECM is $500 plus $100 to program it. Counting labor the price nears $1000 to fix, which is too much for a 12 year old car. Repaired it myself with ECM from EBay!"

    Eugene P., IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    Body Hardware

    Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

    What Owners Say

    Doors or sliding doors

    "Wiring split apart and had to be soldered back together. When the wiring was split apart the door worked intermittently or not at all."

    Robert M., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Locks and latches

    "It seemed to be electrical. The sliding door quit locking. The windows tinted. We actually just decided to ignore the problem and started using that door to get into the car."

    Anonymous, UT (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Rear door electric latch stopped working. Have talked to others with same problem."

    Anonymous, WI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Seat controls - movement

    "The front up/down control on the drivers seat has not worked for about 3 years."

    Robert M., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Tailgate, hatch or trunk

    "Lift struts for the rear lift door have lost their strength and can no longer hold the back door up, especially on cool days due to lack of expansion of gas in the struts."

    Anonymous, HI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

    "The automatic tailgate was not working properly. The lift cylinders had to be replaced. Had the same problem several years back"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Windows

    "if you put the glass all way down it would not go back up one window quit working. weather stripping rotted off"

    D B., FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Have had to replace the power window motors in both front doors numerous times"

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Passengers side front door electric window stopped working. Have not repair yet."

    Anonymous, CT (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    Engine Cooling

    Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

    What Owners Say

    Antifreeze leaks

    "maybe 4 years, a slow leak, need add ~qt every 4 months, ongoing."

    Anonymous, LA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Radiator

    "Radiator leaked and needed to be replaced."

    Anonymous, MT (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "There are signs of leakage along one side tank of the radiator and the car loses coolant but no coolant is ever found to be leaking. Not sure if we need to replace the radiator or not."

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Radiator failed. Had to have it replaced"

    Randy G., UT (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    "Cracked, had to be replaced"

    Anonymous, NC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Radiator cracked and needed to be replaced"

    Anonymous, RI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Water pump

    "Water pump and lower intake gasket both failed resulting in a coolant leak. Cost to repair $550"

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    Electric System

    Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

    What Owners Say

    Body control module

    "The electrical system of this car is all messaed up"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Exterior lights (other than headlights)

    "driver's side tail light assy fell out while driving"

    Anonymous, ID (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
    Headlights

    "The lights are shorting out intermittently when attempting to turn them on at night."

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Keyless entry

    "door locks quit working, with both key fob and door controls."

    Anonymous, NC (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "The locks will quit working. The dealer claims it it is a BCM programming error and needs to be re flashed at a cost of $100 with no guaranty that it will completely solve the issue. Pulling and re inserting the IOD fuse resets it. Sounds like this is an ongoing problem for this year"

    Brett R., MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Electrical door would not open or close, had to do manually. Could not lock without using key"

    Anonymous, ME (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "To fix requires disconnecting the battery"

    Anonymous, MN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Exhaust

    Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Catalytic converter

    "The converter and whole exhaust system cost me about $2100 to replace."

    Anonymous, NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Code for catalytic sensor error, yet to replace."

    Anonymous, LA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Converter, alternator and brakes"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "P0420 CHECK ENGINE LIGHT"

    James W., CA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Muffler

    "Old and had to be be replaced to pass inspection."

    Stephen O., NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Other/unsure

    "Apparently a $36 connector under the front passenger seat needed replacing. The estimate was 4.5 hours of labor ~ $600."

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Engine Minor

    Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Accessory belts or pulleys

    "Alternator quit. A large pulley that was supposed to smooth the fan belt quit working. Cost $630.00 to repair. Had to charge the battery to drive 2 miles to repair facility."

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Engine computer

    "The computer that controls the interior lights and locks went on the fritz . Chrysler downloaded new software, went out again 6 months later. Computer was replaced then no more problems to date"

    Anonymous, GA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Engine mounts

    "The car was previously owned by my elderly mother and yet the motor mounts have all failed on this car."

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Oil leaks

    "It is a minor leak and we decided to leave it alone since no one is using it much. The mechanic said it would be more expensive to fix it than leave it for now. It does not leak when standing only when running."

    Anonymous, IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "had to replace oil pan gasket"

    Anonymous, NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Power Equipment

    Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

    What Owners Say

    Battery (not hybrid or electric)

    "The battery went dead probably due to lack of use. We got a new battery and it is fine now."

    Anonymous, IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Coil

    "Check engine light... Coil caused 2 cylinders to misfire. needed repair."

    Anonymous, PA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Electronic ignition

    "It sometimes doesn't start because of shorts or fuse issues. If I slam the side door it shakes everything into working again. For real. This has happened two times. Another time the lights wouldn't turn off until I disconnected a fuse and reconnected it."

    Anonymous, (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Spark plugs or wires failure

    "Spark plugs failed and had to all be replaced"

    Anonymous, RI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Transmission Major

    Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

    What Owners Say

    Transmission rebuild or replacement

    "Did now work in all gears. Had it rebuilt at a transmission shop"

    Anonymous, WA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Transmission totally failed. Needed to have the transmission rebuilt."

    Anonymous, IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

    "Transmission seemed to be skipping,code said it was failing. Aamco rebuilt it."

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    "Check engine light lead to transmission codes which included failure of Torque Converter, and the indications lead to a Transmission Rebuild $2499"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    Transmission Minor

    Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

    What Owners Say

    Slipping transmission

    "Transmission starting to slip"

    Anonymous, OH (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan)
    Transmission computer

    "Shifting from OD to Drive back and forth regardless of speed. Would do it at 40 or 70mph. Was infrequent. Might not do it today or ust this morning. Would seem to do it after 45 miles or so. Dealer sent info to the computer to fix. But I don't believe it is cured. Haven' driven it in months."

    Richard W., AR (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Transmission leaks

    "leaky transmission"

    Anonymous, TN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
    Transmission sensor or solenoid

    "With no warning the car would not operate. Had to be towed and we were without a vehicle for some time,"

    Anonymous, FL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None Unsure)

    Body Integrity

    Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Seals and/or weather-stripping

    "Seals at the bottom of the driver's door tore off from friction with shoes and clothing. Sliding door seals are no longer held on the body by their adhesive."

    Charles A., TX (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

    "falling off"

    Anonymous, CO (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Squeaks or rattles

    "Tie rods and bushings making significant noise"

    Anonymous, TN (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
    Wind noise

    "Difficulty in getting door/window seal installed properly."

    Robert B., WA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    Drive System

    Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

    What Owners Say

    CV joint

    "Cover not intact. Not yet fixed"

    Anonymous, MD (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
    Driveshaft or axle

    "Driveshaft had to be replaced within two weeks of purchasing the car. The dealership paid half the cost. I respected their decision, since they'd sold it to me without disclosure of any problem -- and I think the problem surprised them, too"

    Deb B., NE (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
    Electrical failure

    "Intermittent stalling while driving. Multiple attempts to find problem - which was the Electronic Control Module, PCM. Cost about $2,000 (work + diagnosis and incorrect attempt at other parts replacement)."

    Anonymous, HI (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

    "Resistor unit $ 120. Part and labor"

    Alan C., NJ (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

    Engine Major

    Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

    What Owners Say

    Engine rebuild or replacement

    "Bearing inside engine failed"

    Randy G., UT (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
    Head gasket

    "At about 75000 miles the head gasket blew causing the engine to overheat. Since gasket was replaced no more issues. Got Chrysler to pay for repair which cost $900+ since we were loyal customers"

    Anonymous, GA (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

    In-car Electronics

    CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

    What Owners Say

    CD player

    "c d player quit working. i have not gotten it fixed"

    Anonymous, IL (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

    "CD player stopped working when someone accidentally put two CD's in it at once. We were able to finally get the stuck CD out, but the CD player only works occasionally"

    Susan W., NY (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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    Recalls
    PROVIDED BY
    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
    Jun 15, 2010
    THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE INJURED IF THE SEAT BASE PIN WERE TO BREAK.
    Summary:
    ALL IN ONE MOBILITY IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1997 THROUGH 2008 CONVERSION VANS EQUIPPED WITH VMI/RICON 6-WAY POWER SEAT BASES. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A DEFECTIVE WELD AT THE JOINT BETWEEN THE PIVOTING PLATE AND THE PIVOTING PLATE PIN.
    What should you do:
    ALL IN ONE MOBILITY WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE VEHICLES WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 22, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AT 1-503-255-5005.
    For more information:
    THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO VEHICLES ALTERED BY ALL IN ONE MOBILITY AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY CHRYSLER, FORD, HONDA, OR GENERAL MOTORS.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V271000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 13
    SEATS
    Jun 14, 2010
    THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY BE INJURED IF THE SEAT BASE PIN WERE TO BREAK.
    Summary:
    ARIZONA MOBILITY PRODUCTS (AMP) IS RECALLING ONE 2005 AND ONE 2007 CONVERSION VANS BUILT ON DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH VMI/RICON 6-WAY POWER SEAT BASES. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A DEFECTIVE WELD AT THE JOINT BETWEEN THE PIVOTING PLATE AND THE PIVOTING PLATE PIN.
    What should you do:
    AMP WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 10, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AMP AT 1-602-385-5988.
    For more information:
    THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO VEHICLES ALTERED BY AMP AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY CHRYSLER.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V261000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
    AIR BAGS
    Jan 11, 2010
    IF THE FRONT CRASH SENSORS BECOME INOPERATIVE, THE DRIVER IS IMMEDIATELY ALERTED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT AND THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE PROMPTLY SERVICED. UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS REPAIRED, THE AIRBAGS MAY NOT PROVIDE THE ENHANCED PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
    Summary:
    CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 DODGE CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, ALASKA AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT CRASH SENSORS MAY CRACK UNDER CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND ALLOW WATER TO ENTER INTO THE SENSOR. THIS CAN CAUSE THE SENSOR TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND ILLUMINATE THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT. THESE SENSORS WERE ADDED TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE AIRBAG SYSTEM IN CERTAIN FRONTAL CRASHES.
    What should you do:
    CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE FRONT AIRBAG SENSORS WITH A NEW DESIGN. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
    For more information:
    CHRYSLER'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS J38. CHRYSLER HAS NOT DECIDED THAT THIS IS A DEFECT RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY.HOWEVER, CHRYSLER HAS INFORMED NHTSA THAT IT WILL PROVIDE THE MODIFICATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE AT NO COST.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V008000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 308950
    VISIBILITY
    Dec 11, 2007
    IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.
    Summary:
    CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, "GLAZING MATERIALS."
    What should you do:
    SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS RETAIL CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. RETAIL CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE TOLL FREE AT 1-888-843-2906. SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS AND REIMBURSE WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS FOR CURRENT INVENTORY AND AT A SPECIFIED RATE FOR REPLACING THEIR CUSTOMER'S GLASS. WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE'S WHOLESALE DIVISION, SERVICE AUTOGLASS TOLL FREE AT 1-888-246-6298. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 15, 2008.
    For more information:
    THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS, LTD. (DOT-430) AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E104000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657
    VISIBILITY
    Mar 08, 2006
    DURING CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS, LOSS OF FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPING CAPABILITY COULD OCCUR, AND THE DRIVER'S VISION COULD BE OBSCURED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
    Summary:
    ON CERTAIN VANS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR ARMATURE SHAFT MAY BREAK.
    What should you do:
    DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 19, 2006, TO DODGE DURANGO OWNERS. MINIVAN OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
    For more information:
    DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F10.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V067000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 268800
    SEAT BELTS
    Feb 03, 2004
    AS A RESULT, THE SEAT BELT MAY NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS, WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.
    Summary:
    AFTER PERFORMING THE NCAP TEST, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITHOUT THE AVAILABLE "STOW 'N GO" SEATING OPTION, THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED.
    What should you do:
    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLIES AND ANY SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE STAKE WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 23, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
    For more information:
    DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. D04.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V047000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 3200
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