Dodge Grand Caravan
Report: Key May Not Start Car or Release From Ignition
Dodge Grand Caravan Problem
Average Mileage: 120,072 mi (62,000 mi - 159,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, 149,507 mi
Able to put Key into ingnition, but unable to turn it to start the vehicle.
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, 150,000 mi
My key would not turn the ignition. I would have to wiggle it back and forth till it started. No problem taking the key out. I replaced the lock cylinder. Works fine
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan, 135,000 mi
my tumbler sticks also,, so I leave a key in it at all times so I don't get stranded. Pain in the arse.
Visitor, 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan, 159,000 mi
Visitor, 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 62,000 mi
I was told by my mechanic that the shape of the key with the keyring hole on the side of the key rather than on the end of the key contributes to this problem. Even though the key is reversible, people always put it in the ignition with the keyring hole facing down because of the weight of the keys, so the key wears on the one side. I was told to try to try to remember to reverse the direction.