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.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Grand Caravan Rear Lift Gate Support Attaching Bolts May Break
Dodge Grand Caravan Problem
Average Mileage: 117,750 mi (87,000 mi - 165,000 mi)
Visitor, 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan, 165,000 mi
One day the bolt broke while closing the rear gate.
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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?
Visitor, 1991 Dodge Grand Caravan, 125,000 mi
support bolts have broken off I use apiece of pipe to hold the gate open
Visitor, 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan
bolt broke causing the support lift to shatter rear window