2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems
Coolant leaks coming from the underbody on vehicles equipped with rear heat/AC are common. The underbody hoses should be inspected as part of regular maintenance. If you drive on roads where salt is prevalent the problem is generally more severe. Some 2005 models are involved in a special service action, no government recall was issued.
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or regulator. In some cases these items are replaced as a set. If not, diagnoses will be required to determine which is at fault.
Shifting harshness and shuddering issues related to the operation of the automatic transmission have been addressed by factory service bulletins. The shuddering can feel like the vehicle is being driven over rumble strips.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions
2005 dodge caravan, 3.3 liter v6 with 150,000 miles. It can be shifted but you can't see the gear and it won't move until the gauges light up. The alternator and serpentine belt were replaced 1-27-12 at 106,000 miles. The problem occurs almost every time it is started.
start up van - headlamps - windows - wipers - horn - blower motor - key powered acc. outlet does not work. Battery powered acc. outlet does work. Air bag light on, no seat belt light on even when seat belt is hooked
The radiator overheats when idling or in heavy traffic. I've checked the fuse (OK) and the fans turn manually, so the fan motors are not seized.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls
Under certain environmental conditions, a front crash sensor for the airbag system may crack, allowing water intrusion. This can cause the sensor to fail and illuminate the airbag warning light. The airbag system may not deploy as designed when the airbag warning light is on, increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected sensors with ones of a new design. This recall is expected to begin during June 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J38.
The front windshield wiper motor armature shaft may break. Loss of windshield wiping capability could occur, resulting in the driver's vision being obscured, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during June and July of 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F10.
On vehicles not equipped with "Stow 'N Go" seating, the right front seat belt retractor may have been improperly assembled. As a result, the seat belt may not function as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the seat belt retractor and replace those not meeting specification. The recall is expected to begin on February 23, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D04.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews
Lots of little electrical problems. Leaky power steering. Leaky radiator.
We got this van because the seats would fold flat in the floor. We have really enjoyed the extra space for vacationing. The problems we have with the van is the cup holders in the second seating area are unhandy. The front end is very noisey, alot of rattling when we go over the smallest bunp..
I purchased a New 2005 Grand Canavan. The van is 6yrs old I had to replace the sway bar link 2 times, rack and pinon 3 times, struts 1 time, bushings 6 times. I don't suggest this van to anyone. I had nothing but problems, it is more in the dealership than I am driving the van. Good luck