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Ignition Switch Problems of Dodge Grand Caravan - part 1



Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported 35 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that it took several attempts to remove the key out of the ignition switch without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 2
Failure Date: 06/30/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to turn off and remained in the accessory mode since the key failed to release from the ignition switch. The contact turned the key to the on and off position several times before the vehicle would power off and the key was released from the ignition switch. The failure recurred on several occasions. The failure mileage was 91,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 3
Failure Date: 06/02/2015

Tl-- the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and it was determined that the ignition switch and the key fob needed to replaced. The dealer told the contact that there was a NHTSA recall campaign 14v373 (air bags, electrical system) however the vehicle was not included. The contact experienced the failure twice. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told there was nothing that could be done to repair the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current mileage was 90800. Rl.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 4
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that there were numerous attempts before the key would release properly from the ignition switch. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 5
Failure Date: 05/12/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While the vehicle was parked, the key failed to release from the ignition switch. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the recall repair was not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 6
Failure Date: 04/21/2015

Ignition switch that is under recall. . . . I've known about this for quite some time, yet whenever I ask dealer about it they tell me that the replacement parts have not arrived yet. I now have problems with the switch not turning off at times. I think Dodge is dragging their hind quarters on this recall. My dealer is mullane motors in lockport NY.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the parts needed were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 8
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. After several attempts, the ignition switch failed to turn in order to start the vehicle. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer informed the contact that the part was ordered for the vehicle, but that was over one month ago. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 83,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 9
Failure Date: 03/18/2015

On multiple occasions the electronic ignition switch has failed to operate. The switch fails to start the engine and the switch will not rotate to the off position (will not turn beyond acc. Position). This is a family van used for many short trips, including starts and stops. Unexpectedly being unable to start the engine, and being unable to turn the vehicle off, remove the key, or lock the vehicle is a serious security issue and a hazard in some situations. A quick look at the internet shows that this is a common problem.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

Ignition switch became "loose" started to have trouble with the switch being inoperable - could not start the van with the switch. A couple times the vehicle turned off while idling to warm up.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice regarding ignition switch. The consumer also stated the recall repair, that was performed on the door, did not rectify the problem. The door is still inoperative.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 12
Failure Date: 09/15/2014

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 3. 6l - problems begin around September with issues cranking the vehicle. The engine would turn over but it was having trouble picking up the fuel. After several attempts the van would start and run fine in the beginning. The issue progressively got worse and more complex. On several occasion while driving, the vehicle lost fuel pressure and stalled momentarily , then picked up fuel again. In November the fuel pump begin not shutting off after the ignition had been switched off and other times it would not pump at all. Around the first of January the vehicle stranded us on vacation for 7 hours only to crank once we jumped the van with another vehicle. After that the only way I could start the vehicle in the morning is by jumping it with another vehicle. This week, thinking that there was a short in the fuel pump I replaced it ($300. 00 parts only) and the problem continued. The fuel pump fuse (m25) was not blown but there was no power on it. I bypassed the fuel pump fuse with the rear power accessory fuse (m7) and the pump came on with the ignition switch. While the fuse is bypassed the vehicle starts and runs fine. After researching the problem online it appears that I may have a common problem with the tipm. Hoping for a recall to help with this costly issue.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 13
Failure Date: 08/24/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph over a bump, the key moved into the accessory position and released from the ignition switch as the engine turned off. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 14
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

Week after week I wait to have the recall work done on my vehicle, and the local dealership repeatedly explains that the replacement parts are unavailable from the maker. Chrysler corporate offices confirmed that the parts are unavailable and that there is a long list of people waiting for their parts. With this extremely unsafe condition of the ignition switch cutting off and the steering wheel locking and lack of power breaks, it is hard to believe that Chrysler has spent nearly a year since the initial complaint and still cannot correct the issue. The recall is out, but it is impossible to get the problem fixed because they are not supplying parts to their dealerships.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 15
Failure Date: 05/12/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the engine stalled and the vehicle would shut off when he toggled the key when it was within the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed the failure of the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 183,589. Lb.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 16
Failure Date: 04/29/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 45 mph, the traction control sensor light suddenly illuminated and the vehicle would not respond when the accelerator pedal was depressed. After turning the vehicle off and restarting the engine, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The contact also indicated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the recall remedy for NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical systems) was performed to replace the ignition switch. After replacing the switch, several electrical systems in the vehicle suddenly shut off, including the door locks, power windows, power brakes, and power steering. While examining the vehicle, it was determined that the electrical systems would shut off but the engine would continue to operate if the ignition key was rotated slightly too far. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,501.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 17
Failure Date: 04/17/2014

Both original keys and spares can be removed while the engine is running and in any gear. The van also has a failure to start that resembles a dead battery. I replaced the battery and the problem still exists and is completely related to the ignition switch.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 18
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while in park, the key failed to eject from the ignition switch and remained in the accessory position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system, air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 19
Failure Date: 03/20/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key was loose when inserted in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14v373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. Two dealers were contacted where the recall part was not available as a result the vehicle was placed on awaiting list. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 20
Failure Date: 03/03/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after the vehicle was turned off, the key failed to disengage from the ignition switch. In addition, the contact stated that when the spare key was put into the ignition, the bad key warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition needed to be lubricated. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 21
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

After placing shifting lever in park, stepping on the emergency brake I tried to remove ignition key and it would not come out. I doubled check to make sure I was placing in the off position. Placed shifter lever in various postions and then back into park and the key still would not come out. Sat there for about 5-10 minutes and then the key finally came out. Took to dealership and they could not dulicate issue but dealership lubricated the ignition cylinder and it seemed to help. Then it happened again about 6 months later and I again took to the same Dodge dealer (rockwall Dodge in rockwall TX 75189). They removed the ignition key and removed a spring or replaced a spring and stated this should fix it. However, over the last several months it is doing the same thing. . . Ignition switch stuck. I am afraid someday I will not be able to turn engine off or get key out. Have others had this problem?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 22
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

Vehicle while both driving on road and in park stalls. It givens no notice or warning that this is going to happen. At least 10 times I have noticed that the ignition switch has "moved" from the "run" position to "accessory," by itself. I have taken it to 3 different dealers but each has said they couldn't find an issue no codes have been coming up in the computer. I even had it stall in the dealer when I picked it up yet they have not done anything to fix the problem. When it stalls the steering wheel is extremely hard to move. I have 3 small children in the car when it stalls on main roads it is very frightening and dangerous trying to control the car, put it into neutral or park and get it to start or try to get to a safe place to restart it! I have contacted Chrysler-Dodge customer service, service managers etc all to no avail. I asked the dealer service managers if there was any recall and they told me there wasn't any. . . . I see on NHTSA website there is one but it is for 2010 and up but the 2009 vehicles also have the same stall problem! report receipt date: Mar 01, 2011 NHTSA campaign number: 11v139000 component(s): electrical system.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 23
Failure Date: 08/24/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the dealer performed repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition) but the repair did not correct the failure. The contact was unable to turn the engine off and release the key from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 19,645 and the current mileage was 20,740. Kmj.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 24
Failure Date: 08/05/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 11v139000 (electrical system: ignition switch). After having the vehicle repaired, the electrical system failed. The power windows, air conditioner, turn signals, and radio stopped functioning. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the contact was informed that some of the parts for the vehicle were not functioning properly. The dealer and the contact attempted to notify the manufacturer, but had not received a response. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 22,346.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 25
Failure Date: 06/16/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated the dealer told her that Chrysler would only provide one part per week for NHTSA recall campaign id number: 11v139000(electrical system: ignition switch). The contact stated she was on a waiting list with the dealer for six weeks. The mileage was unknown. Rvk.

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