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Ignition Switch Problems of Dodge Caravan



Dodge Caravan owners have reported 18 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Caravan 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that a jump start was required in order for the vehicle to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v139000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Caravan 2
Failure Date: 06/06/2014

2008 Dodge Caravan, while driving at 65 mph, engine quit, all dash electronics went dead. Coasted to stop, put in park, restarted fine, continued to destination. Problem has occurred 2 previous times, once while turning a corner at or below 5mph, same result, and once at approx 20mph, again same result. Checked, and switched keys, tested ignition switch, wiring to battery / fuse box, all ok, with no excessive corrosion, or loose connections. Attempted to recreate problem by wiggling wiring, switch, keys, with no electrical failure.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Caravan 3
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to turn intermittently. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The dealer stated that the starter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Caravan 4
Failure Date: 02/19/2014

2008 Dodge Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch issues. The consumer stated the vehicle would not shut off, when the key was removed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where they installed a tipm part at a cost of $897. The dealer claimed the part would make the engine shut off. A day later, the engine would not shut off. However, when it didn't shut off, the engine blew up destroying the engine in the process. The dealer admitted the mistake, of installing the wrong part, and they stated they did not know the engine would not shut off, but they were certain that the failure, was not linked to engine blowing up. Somehow the engine, and radiator blowing up was simply a coincidence.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Caravan 5
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Tl contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000. The current mileage was 75,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Caravan 6
Failure Date: 09/30/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated the vehicle had several electrical failures. The brake light and turn signal lights became inoperable. The power windows began to operate independently, the hazard lights failed intermittently, the radio failed to function when engaged and the ignition key would sporadically fail to extract from the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the turn signal bulbs and brake light bulbs needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact did not have the dealer inspect the vehicle to determine the cause of the other electrical failures. The approximate failure mileage was 45,521 and the current mileage was 48,800.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Dodge Caravan 7
Failure Date: 01/04/2013

When I put the key in the ignition switch sometimes it will not turn allowing me to start the car. When I called the Dodge dealer they said that this is a common problem. They told me to insert the key pull it towards me then insert a flat head screw driver in the key and tap 2 to 3 times then turn the key. I works like that each time but the symtoms match those described in tv ads prompting danger of having the engine shut down when unsuspecting and causing accidents. What can be done? john aki. Duval.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Dodge Caravan 8
Failure Date: 01/15/2008

Twice this year my ignition broke and I had to hire a locksmith to repair it. The last time the locksmith told me there is a manufacture defect with the ignition.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Dodge Caravan 9
Failure Date: 06/24/2004

Consumer received a recall notice concerning ignition problem. Consumer could move vehicle out of park without inserting the key into the ignition. Consumer has not taken the vehicle to be checked out yet, but will do so soon.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 10
Failure Date: 04/08/2004

After starting my van, whether I have it in park, drive, neutral, or reverse, I am able to remove my key from the ignition. Also, if I am turning my van off, and I accidentally turn it to auxillary, I am still able to remove my key from the ignition. This isn't suppose to happen, is it?.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Dodge Caravan 11
Failure Date: 10/30/2002

Consumer stated that they would have to try numerous of times to turn the key in the ignition switch. Dealer notified. Mr.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 12
Failure Date: 08/12/2002

Consumer stated the ignition switch failed.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 13
Failure Date: 02/28/2002

Consumer has been having problem with key not turning after it was put into ignition. She has to play with it for a long while.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Dodge Caravan 14
Failure Date: 03/04/2001

The ignition assembly needs replacement. The key constantly wont turn. The safety switch to prevent the left rear door from opening when the tank is being filled is defective. The dealership had it removed. I refused replacement. The door would not open when it was jammed.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1998 Dodge Caravan 15
Failure Date: 10/29/1999

While driving at 65 mph with cruise control set smoke was coming from under the vehicle due to transmission being replaced. When consumer stopped vehicle. It wouldn't start back up.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Dodge Caravan 16
Failure Date: 05/13/1999

While van was parked on a flat surface, with the ignition off, gear in park, van rolled backwards about 100 feet, crashed through a fence and hit a mobile home beforing coming to a stop. Owner has been experiencing problems with key being stuck in ignition, and key was stuck at this time. Van is being held by dealership. Please provide further details.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Dodge Caravan 17

Consumer states of having problems with the igniton swich as other key can start the vehicle. Dealer was contacted. Mr.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan 18

Ignition switch failed.

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