Rear Lift Gate Does Not Stay Up on Dodge Grand Caravan

The rear lift gate support (prop) attaching bolts may break, causing the lift gate to fall unexpectedly. Thorough inspection of the bolts is required; if the support washers are loose, the supports need to be replaced.

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Average mileage: 100,750 (65,000–165,000)
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 94,000 mi,
Power lift gate doesn't stay open. I've used the keyless remote and it beeps three times, opens fully and then slams shut. I've pressed the in cabin button by the rear view mirror and it opens fully and drops hard shut. I've tried manually opening liftgate too. I have to keep my arms raised to hold it open or else I'm in for a headache. Loading groceries is a problem. Thinking its the gas shock struts but not 100%...not looking forward to big dealership repair cost. Is his a recall problem?
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 120,000 mi,
Haven't fixed it yet, but the interior panels will have to come off to get the broken bolt out from behind.
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 110,000 mi,
Bottom screw of hydraulic lift broke in half and half of screw is stuck in slot. What do I do?
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 88,000 mi,
Rear lift gate control arm for motor part #05083376AC broke
1990 Dodge Grand Caravan 165,000 mi,
One day the bolt broke while closing the rear gate.
door goes up does not stop and closes
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 100,000 mi,
Rear Hatch, Remote Open Function. Support arm that extends from the motor to the door broken off.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 87,000 mi,
The bolt attaching the rear power liftgate to the vehicle sheared off when opening. Cannot find a replacement bolt. Mopar site has wrong bolt listed.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 72,000 mi,
Sometimes it doesn't respond to key fob (which happens with other passenger slider door as well) but when it lifts it starts to fall back down almost to closing. Seems to be worse in colder weather.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 113,000 mi,
Lifted the rear hatch and was putting groceries in car when lift support popped and door closed in on me. Bolt sheered off and cannot find repair kits.
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan 125,000 mi,
support bolts have broken off I use apiece of pipe to hold the gate open
bolt broke causing the support lift to shatter rear window