Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported 65 problems related to door (under the structure category).
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. While the vehicle was parked, the rear passenger doors automatically opened and closed independently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000. The VIN was unavailable.
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The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the engine failed to start. In addition, the contact stated that the driver side door interior panel caught fire. The dealer replaced the door and panel wires. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the initial failure. The contact stated that the vehicle continued to experience electrical failures with the rear door motor. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at an unknown speed, both rear sliding doors opened independently. The contact stopped the vehicle and manually closed the doors. While parked, the rear sliding doors closed independently and had to be forced open. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and diagnosed the cause of failure as electrical. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.
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My sliding door quit working half way thru cycle. My power went dead in doors and locks I took it to the Dodge dealer they could not find the problem said it was either the ecm or the bcm but not sure. They did not want to replace as they would just burn out again if this was the problem and still a short somewhere it was safe to drive. I drove it home and next day went to start it and the main wiring harness under the battery and above the drivers side wheel well burst into flames burning the entire main electrical harness and ecm and fuse box up. Took it by tow truck to Dodge dealer again they said looks like wiring harness was worn through where it was fastened to the frame at the assembly plant. Called Dodge and they said this has happened before suppose to send an inspector and no one showed up it has been over a week and no help from Dodge or the dealer who told me it was safe to drive. I received a letter from Chrysler stating it was not a manufacturer defect yeah right!!.
My sliding door quit working half way thru cycle. My power went dead in doors and locks I took it to the Dodge dealer they could not find the problem said it was either the ecm or the bcm but not sure. They did not want to replace as they would just burn out again if this was the problem and still a short somewhere it was safe to drive. I drove it home and next day went to start it and the main wiring harness under the battery and above the drivers side wheel well burst into flames burning the entire main electrical harness and ecm and fuse box up. Took it by tow truck to Dodge dealer again they said looks like wiring harness was worn through where it was fastened to the frame at the assembly plant. Called Dodge and they said this has happened before suppose to send an inspector and no one showed up it has been over a week and no help from Dodge or the dealer who told me it was safe to drive.
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle automatic sliding door issues. The consumer stated the automatic doors would continually close after partially opening. The door would just randomly close, causing injuries to the passengers. The dealer was unable to duplicate the issue.
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan passenger sliding doors will randomly shut after being opened and reaching the full open position. Video demonstration will be posted soon on youtube with the previous sentence as search title. Occurs when any button in the car, remote, or manual handle is used to activate automatic opening of the door. Symptoms have occurred in many locations and at all car ground slope angles. Problem began after the recall powertrain software update. Car has been to dealer many times and symptoms have been reproduced at dealership. Re-training an affected door may reduce symptoms. A door module was replaced but did not repair problems. Because it is random passengers are unsuspecting. Multiple incidents have occurred with doors closing on passengers who enter before the door has finished opening. Multiple incidents have occurred of unbalanced adults placing babies into child seats who have less then one inch clearance to their arm with the door in the full open position and have no time to react. When this occurs the adult may lose hold of the baby. A parent placing a child in a carseat may have the door shut on their torso. Children or frail adults entering or exiting the vehicle may be ejecting into or out of the car and may be seriously injured during the fall. Children or adults entering or exiting the vehicle may have a body part trapped in the door and seriously injured.
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On April 10, 13 we came home from the grocery store. I got out of the van and went around to the left side to unbuckle my 3yr old son. I then went back to the back of the van to get the grocery's out. I heard the side door closing. Then a yell. When my son got out of the van he pushed the button like he has many of times. He must of noticed something in the van he forgot and went to grab it. The door shut completely on his right hand. He broke the bones in his hand and now is in a cast. The big seller point from the car dealers were about the sensor and see this and see how it stops. Well it did not and my 3yr old now has a broken hand.
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the side doors would open and close without the button being depressed. The dealer stated that the doors were not under recall. The vehicle had not been inspected. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 170,000.
The automatic door locks stop working. This has been discussed on the internet quite a bit. The problem is that the door will not lock or unlock with the key fob or door switch. The also do not automatically lock when the car starts moving thus creating a safety concern for kids riding in the back. Removing the negative battery terminal resets it so that it works again briefly. The problem recurs again after a brief time.
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The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the rear driver side automatic sliding door would not unlock or open. The contact attempted to use different methods to open the sliding door but it would not open automatically or manually. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 159,426.
Power sliding door motor failure and malfunction.
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact attempted to open the passenger side sliding door, but it would not open when the remote door control was activated. The failure occurred for four years. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after using the key fob to open the rear driver's side door, the door began to independently close. The contact used the fob again to open it. The door continued to close so the contact had to manually force it open. While forcing it open, the contact fractured the sliding door able. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the sliding door was not latched properly and needed a new motor. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000. The current mileage was approximately 59,000.
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I own a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with only 48,000 miles on it. The power sliding doors have stopped operating properly. The doors will close about eight inches and then open back up without closing all the way. Tonight the door has opened and will not close manually or electrically. So my van is in my drive way with the door wide open and will be there all night until I figure it out tomorrow. Many people that I know with these vans have the same problem after a few years of owning them. Something has to be done. It is not safe to leave a vehicle outside with the door open all night. I can not get the door to close no matter what I do. Chrysler/Dodge should have implemented a safety mechanism that would allow an owner to be able to manually close the door if it malfunctioned. They should be held accountable for this problem, issue a recall and fix this problem for the many, many customers that have bought their products through out the years.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge caravan. After opening the passenger side rear door, the contact noticed smoke from the latch interlock area, in order to stop the smoke, the contact sprayed water into the area of the door where the interlock was. There were no injuries or reports filed. The vehicle was being diagnosed by the dealership at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 23,000.
My 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan sxt minivan has two power sliding doors. Both power sliding doors have failed. It is difficult to open the doors manually. I am requesting that Dodge issue a recall to fix the numerous 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan power sliding doors that have failed.
My Dodge 2002 Grand Caravan sliding door lock has seized in lock position. This first occurred early in 2010 with the lock sticking in the unlock position. After talking to several mechanics I learned that this is a common problem on Dodge vans. A couple of months later the lock suddenly unlocked and the sliding door starting working again. Now recently the lock has seized only now in the locked position so my children have to exit my vehicle on the drivers side which usually is facing the street. This is dangerous!!!! I went online and googled problems with Dodge vans and found so many reports of the same thing. Please hold Dodge accountable for its actions before ( god forbid) somebody's child gets hurt or worse.
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 54,000 miles, passenger side door would close to within 6-8 inches using electronic buttons or key and stop. Was able to open and close manually for a day or two, then was not able to open door at all. After trying several times, was finally able to open door from outside. How in the world could anyone, my grandchildren for instance, get the door open in an emergency.
On several occasions, after pressing button to close rear sliding door, I tried to stop the door from closing by putting my body in the way. The door kept closing and did not automatically stop and reverse like it is suppose to. This not only happened to me, but also both of my small children. In every case, they were scared to tears because of the pressure put on them prior to the door reversing like it is supposed to. As an adult female, I was also scared by the amount of pressure the door placed on me as I pushed back to try and stop it before it would finally reverse.
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Driver's side automatic sliding door only opens 6-8", then stops. Must be manually opened/closed. Problem recurs every time automatic control is engaged, and doors are clearly not geared for manual opening/closing. . . This is a concern as it is very difficult to get out of the vehicle if in any seats other than front.
The contact owns a 2007 Grand Caravan. While the contact was exiting the passenger side rear sliding door it suddenly began to close on its own. A child's head became stuck in between the sliding door and the frame of the vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 71000.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan sliding door opening / closing problems. Is it the wiring harness? I have seen hundreds if not thousands of individuals with this problem. Door opens slightly then stops. Most dangerous part is that it will not cycle to fully pull the door in and close completely. I found broken wire in the track and replaced. But the problem still persists. It is a daily problem and the great engineers at Chrysler should be held accountable for this faulty design!!!.
Our drivers side power sliding door is now on it's 3rd or 4th motor. Dealership replaced it, then my last one was installed by my independent garage. Dodge knows they have a issue with these. The passenger power sliding door has also had the motor replaced, and I just had the harness replaced due to a broken wire in it. Once again, Dodge knows these have problems, according to my dealership. These items should be recalled and replaced for free. The van only has 52k miles on it.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan sxt. Sliding doors are inconsistent with operation and create concern for a quick exit in an emergency situation. The sliding passenger doors either will not open with the remote key set or will not open entirely with any of the door release buttons on the interior of the vehicle. This has impacted both the driver side and passenger side sliding doors. Inability to open these doors without support of an adult has created concern for a quick exit in an emergency situation for all passengers. To open these doors without support of the automatic door opening system is also very hard. The doors are heavy and often take several attempts to hold the (black) release button down to open the door(s). My children do not have the strength to do this on their own due to this mechanical failure. The button which you should be allowed to push and automatically open the doors (from either the front driver seat or the back two rear passenger buttons are not functional). From my research, of the Dodge Mini-vans, I'm finding this is a very common problem. I would like to have this researched to determine the need for safety recall action. If a 9 year old child and children in their early teens cannot open these doors on their own, this presents a major safety concern. We purchased this car new in 2006 and 3 years later, the problem started impacting both doors. I will attempt to bring the minivan into Dodge to inspect but the information I've gathered has proven inconsistent outcomes with dealer repairs and even more concerning, an inability to fix this issue on a permanent basis.