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

Key May Not Start Car or Release From Ignition

Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.

Oil May Leak From Oil Filter Adapter

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

Silding Door May Fall Off Track

A problem with the sliding door track and door stops can allow the door to slide out of the track and fall off the vehicle. This is more common when doors are opened fast and allowed to hit the stops with a lot of force.

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

I am having electrical issues since I replaced the battery. Any advice ? (2 answers)

I replaced my old battery with a smaller battery. Is this gonna make a difference or cause problems ? Since I put the battery in the head lights and dash lights flicker while im driving. I dont know if its because the battery is to small ? Or maybe the alternator is starting to go ? any advice wo...

which master cylinder required for my brake system ? (1 answer)

I went to auto part store and asked for the master cylinder for my caravan. This is a four wheel disk brake system. At the store they sold me the master cylinder for my caravan so I expected it to be the correct part. I was surprised to find out when installing this new part that the fitting on t...

yesterday my car over heated badly to where I was unaware that I left the radiat (1 answer)

or cap off it started smoking before it died, let it sit and 2 hrs later went to start and now it makes bad noise& dies if not gassing it plez help

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls

Airbag Warning Light May Illuminate

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.

Windshield Wiper Motor May Fail

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.

Right Front Seat Belt Retractor Fault

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.

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

I bought this new new on 9/11/04. The airbag light came on at 20k and Chrylser covered it. It was the airbag control module. Since then it's been replaced 5 times but I still have the problem about every 6 months. The Dodge dealership replaced the Occupant Restraint Controller Module and I'm still having problems with the airbag control module! Also I had to have the whole front end rebuilt...
Dirt & Dust come in thru vents.........just bought a month ago and can't keep DUST out.........can chew dirt while driving and your eyes get filled with dirt... Took back in and they said the "rubber" around this vent in rear of van (after tearing my whole inside apart) wore out and needs replaced.... $375.00 and was MY expense, not theirs!!! I argued for over 1 1/2 hours that I bought thi...
Bought a 2005 Grand Caravan with around 32,000 miles about 5 years ago. I think I have sunk about $5,000 in repairs into it since I bought it. I will never buy another Chrysler product. I have had the transmission rebuilt (at around 65,000 miles), brake problems, coolant leaks, power locks that won't work and now it looks like it will need a new computer. What a piece of junk. Don't waste ...

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