Grand Caravan

Power Windows May Stop Working on Dodge Grand Caravan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or regulator. In some cases these items are replaced as a set. If not, diagnoses will be required to determine which is at fault.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 120,879 (14,800–274,000)
18 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
293 people reported this problem
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Drivers side power window is intermittent. Sometimes have to wait a few minutes before the window will go back up.
The front passenger window just stopped working. Makes no noise just dead.
driver's side windo will not roll down (a royal pain during hot days or going through drive through windows, either banking or fast food).
Passenger side window doesn't work.
Drivers side window just stopped working without any prior problems.
window rolls down and sticks.. will not roll back up.
Passenger side window won't roll down with passenger side control. Driver side control will still roll window down.
driver side window went down and doesn't come up.
passenger window in the front does not go down haven't been able to find the problem until i read this
Down but won't come up from either switch makes no noise. Passenger switch clicks for up but not for down. disconnected passenger switch still will not work from drivers side
We've had to replace the drivers side power window motor 3 times since we've owned our 2005 Grand Caravan! Its not a cheap fix, paid around $500 each time. We've owned it for 7.5 years.
After opening driver side window , upon closing the same window, it may stop closing. If you wait for several minutes or even more, then it may close a little bit more. It eventually will close, bit by bit, after lots of attempts to close.
Driver side window fails in low temps. Need to blow hot air on door panel for window to go up.
driver side front passenger motor went out
Driver's side power window would not go back up. Took in for checking and learned window motor needed to be replaced. Seems like this is a very common problem and one maybe Dodge should have done a recall on. Very frustrating!!!
front windows won't go down, but back ones will.
Driver's side window stopped going up. Would still come down. I would get it to go up a 1/4 of an inch and then wait 10 minutes and it might go up 2 more inches, or maybe a half inch. Take me 12 to 20 tries to get it all the way back up.

So went to O'Rielys and bought a new motor and regulator. Looked up a you tube video of how to change it out and did it. Window goes up and down just fine now. However when it is up it doesn't seal properly. Looking into that now.
Goes down takes forever to go back up. I hate this van.
The passenger side window usually doesn't work at all. But when new people ride in my van they go to put the window down and it works but will never go back up. The driver side will go down but will only go up an inch or so at a time....very annoying
Back window will not close