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Dodge Grand Caravan Rear Lift Gate Support Attaching Bolts May Break

Dodge Grand Caravan Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008

Average Mileage: 102,375 mi (65,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    One day the bolt broke while closing the rear gate.

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  • door goes up does not stop and closes

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Rear Hatch, Remote Open Function. Support arm that extends from the motor to the door broken off.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    support bolts have broken off I use apiece of pipe to hold the gate open

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  • bolt broke causing the support lift to shatter rear window

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