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Headlight Switch Problems of Dodge Caravan - part 1



Dodge Caravan owners have reported 35 problems related to headlight switch (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2006 Dodge Caravan 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

2006 Dodge Caravan sxt 3. 3l, 98000 miles driving at night, headlight going off I need to turn off and on headlight switch light go on and off, after 10 minutes all outside light are off, weary scary, it happening almost every day I mean night,, I look what is the problem, maybe headlight switch I going tomorrow and buy and see if is ok,, I own this van since 2010 with no light problem???.

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 2
Failure Date: 05/10/2014

Headlight go off and on going down the highway at the speed on 65 with no street light my family on four was in the van someone is going to get killed just like gm with the ignition switch.

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2006 Dodge Caravan 3
Failure Date: 09/25/2013

Driving down the road at night headlamps suddenly without warning turn off. This has happened randomly several times since. Usually jiggling the headlight switch will turn them back on again. Have also noticed recently that the parking lights will suddenly come on then go off after a few minutes while care is parked and turned off. This is random.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 4
Failure Date: 05/18/2012

I am delivery driver for domino's pizza. Vehicle was parked, and I was leaving on a delivery. Turned headlight switch past parking light indicator to headlight indicator. Nothing. Just parking lights. Tried to engage high beams, but they wouldn't stay on. Could only keep headlights lit by holding high beam switch. Attempted bulb replacement, to no avail; also tried battery post cleaning, to no avail. This is really a nuisance as I may very well end up unemployed because of this issue.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 5
Failure Date: 05/07/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the headlight switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 98,000.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 6
Failure Date: 04/04/2012

During the night while I was driving, the headlights went off, then blinked on, then off again. After fiddling with the headlight switch, the lights came on and stayed on. This problem has recurred several times since then. It results in an extremely dangerous situation: one is driving at night and suddenly one's vision goes black. The mind at first does not always immediately realize what is happening, and so the human reaction time to an already dangerous situation is not always quick or appropriate. From what I've since read on vehicle forums, many other owners of 2005 Dodge Caravans have experienced the same problem. A recall should be issued immediately before a serious accident occurs. Remember, a Caravan is often used to transport children.


car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 7
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

Headlight switch/lights wouldn't work at random times, then start working again.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 8
Failure Date: 01/16/2012

Recently purchased the vehicle used. Driving at night the head lights flickered then turned off. I manually turned the headlight switch off and on several times when the lights finally came on. This could have been fatal on the interstate or foul weather conditions. I could duplicate the problem intermittently since the first occurance. I went on line and found numerous complaints for Dodge Caravans with the same problem.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 9
Failure Date: 09/21/2011

I was driving home and all of a sudden the headlights went out, I was able to get them on by manually using the high beams, but if I let go of the high beam shift, the lights went out. This happened about 10 times in 20 miles. It did it again yesterday on September 28, driving home and I am too scared to drive at night any more which is a problem as it is getting dark earlier. I was driving along and the headlights just went out. I could pull the high beams on which is an issue as I live in a small city but as soon as I let go of the high beam switch -- no lights. Also the high beams would go to low and back to high intermittently. I am so scared to drive my car.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2006 Dodge Caravan 10
Failure Date: 07/16/2011

2006 Dodge Caravan, headlights turn on and off randomly while driving and parked. Sometimes you have to turn the headlight switch multiple times on and off to get the headlights to function.


 
car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Caravan 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

I have a 2010 Dodge Caravan the first issue was the transmissions took it to a dealer who checked it and said the problem was in the computer did an upgrade corrected some of the problem still having problems with it shifting the second issue was the ignition switch which I took it in due to a recall I received bought the vehicle used so the recall had no been done after recall was completed now having trouble with head lights never had a problem until switch was changed when we got it back noticed that when key was in head lights came on this vehicle does not have driving on auto head lights according to paperwork I have shortly there after when turning on the headlights they flash a couple times and go off unable to get them to come back on now the lights come on when ever and go back off will not do anything unless a ken is in the ignition and then just flash once and go back off took it to the dealer who in their words after checking thought the tip was bad and wanted $900. 00 with no guarantee that would fix it I see a lot of complaints from owners while doing research to try and fix my problem about other vehicles with same from 1999 to present it appears to me Dodge has a problem they are not fixing maybe they need more bail out money.

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 12
Failure Date: 05/13/2011

Dodge Caravan 2005 - headlights do not work at times and you must turn switch on and off numerous times to get them to work. They have also turned off at night while driving. Not only very dangerous but continues to drain battery.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 13
Failure Date: 11/02/2010

Both headlights went out numerous times and would come back on a couple of seconds later; bumps did not affect it and neither did jiggling the headlight switch or ignition switch; it just happened sporadically with no apparent reason; very dangerous, and according to internet is a huge problem with many other Caravan owners; please do something before it kills someone if it hasn't already thank you.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 14
Failure Date: 09/04/2010

2005 Caravan: headlights are intermittent just as everyone else is describing. I went shopping tonight around sunset. When I got to my vehicle to return home the headlights wouldn't work. After 5 minutes of switching on and off, they finally came on. At some point during my 3 mile ride home the lights went off on their own. This is very dangerous!!! the headlights do this all the time. . Read more...

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 15
Failure Date: 08/31/2010

Headlights will not turn on or will spontaneously shut off while driving at night. If the headlight switch is toggled on/off several times they may continue to work again. The most recent occurrence happened when I was driving through a mountain pass at night. This is an extremely dangerous situation on the 2005 Dodge Caravan yet the dealerships have no idea on how to correct the problem.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 16
Failure Date: 07/20/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights failed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The diagnosed the failure as a defective head light switch. The dealer advised that he could not confirm that the repair would correct the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 17
Failure Date: 07/04/2010

Sometimes the headlights on our 2005 Dodge Caravan will not come on when we turn them on. It does not happen every time but it has caused us to have to wait to be able to drive. There has been one incident when we were driving home and the lights went out while we were driving. So far just playing with the switch has worked to get the lights to come back on.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 18
Failure Date: 10/10/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The headlight switch has failed. He was advised to hold the light switch while driving in order for the head lights to be operative. The dealer had the vehicle for 2 hours but could not identify a remedy for the failure. The current mileage was 98,000. The failure mileage was 89,600. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 19
Failure Date: 10/10/2009

2005 Dodge Caravan sxt headlight switch makes bad connection resulting in headlights to cut out completely! searched online found several other cases of this happening to Dodge customers.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 20
Failure Date: 05/01/2009

The headlights on my 2005 Dodge Caravan works intermittently. This has been going on for approx 1 year. When I wiggle the light switch around the lights will go on sometimes. This usually takes about 10 minutes. I've also experienced the lights going out while driving and having to pull over and do the same wiggle process.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 21
Failure Date: 04/20/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated the headlights failed. When engaging, either the headlights would not illuminate at all or they would illuminate and then fail. The contact stated the failure would occur intermittently over a one year span. The manufacturer advised the failure could potentially be caused by a defect in the relay switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000 and the current mileage was approximately 104,000.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2001 Dodge Caravan 22
Failure Date: 10/18/2008

2001 Dodge Caravan headlights, replaced left headlight, week later turned on van and one daylight light came on, turned on headlights and the opposite low beam came on, switched to high beam and the opposite high beam came on. I have noticed flickering lights in the past both inside and outside. Does someone have to die and have a family member sue before problem is fixed?.

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car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 23
Failure Date: 10/07/2008

Intermittent flashing of all interior lights and head lights. Headlights went out completely out and on again as driving to work in the dark. Power door locks stopped working, which renders child safety locks to not work. Occurs everyday. Had headlight switch assembly replaced and computer updates done to the bcm relay and pcm and transmission. Dealership cannot find a problem after work done. Work done solved problem for about 24 hour then issue resumed.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 24
Failure Date: 08/14/2008

The headlights intermittently shut off, or won't work at all on my 2005 Dodge Caravan. The issue started nearly 2 years ago. I had it into the dealer for the issue but the lights were working at that point. A few months after the warranty expired, the problem became more frequent. Today, the headlights rarely come on. The parking lights work fine, just not the headlights. If I pull back the dimmer switch, the high beams will come on but as soon as you let go of the switch, they shut back off. I've seen thousands of complaints of this exact issue on other consumer based websites. This is truly a safety hazard and should result in a recall.

car image   Headlight Switch problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan 25
Failure Date: 07/16/2008

Headlights go out while driving. After tracking down the culprit it's the headlight switch. It can cause the headlamps to go out entirely while driving. I have repaired it myself but this design flaw can happen at any time. An inexperienced driver can panic and cause an accident. Out of all the american cars I have driven this is the biggest law of concern I have found. The need for sight at night is important. Do to cost or replacement people may not fix when needed putting a lot of cars on the roads with intermittent lights.

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