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Ignition Switch Problems of Dodge Grand Caravan - part 1



Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported 62 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 1
Failure Date: 04/12/2016

Two years ago there was a recall on the 2009-2010 Dodge caravans for the ignition switch turning off while the vehicle was being driven. I was told that my van was not a part of that recall, however there have been 5 instances where I have been driving in a parking lot or down a neighbor street when the van's engine just turns off and I loose stirring and braking ability. This morning when I was pulling out into traffic onto a main road this occurred again, but this time I was in danger and almost hit by several cars. The only way I can get the van to restart is to put it in park and try and start it. It usually takes to or 3 times before it will start, it seems to get stuck and the engine keeps trying to start until finally it will start and I can get it moving again. This van is the main vehicle for our family and after this morning I m in fear of my life and the lives of my children. Please look into this and help me get this fixed by the manufacturer. The number of impacted vehicles is greater than the recall they did a few years ago.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 2
Failure Date: 03/31/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact mentioned that the key failed to remain in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 3
Failure Date: 03/18/2016

While driving, the vehicle will shut off at random times. This has happened several times during the last 2 months. We recently took the vehicle in, but, the problem did not occur while the repair shop had it, so, they did not replace anything. There are no specific circumstances that will cause this to happen. It has happened several times while traveling at high speed on the interstate. There is a recall for the 2008-2010 model year Grand Caravans that have suffered the same problem. The recall addresses the ignition switch on those vehicles.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

While in motion, the van will completely lose power for no apparent reason. There are no warnings, strange sounds or any indicator that it is about to shut off. The car just shuts off--the power steering is gone, I can't accelerate or keep moving at constant speed. The car is completely off and control is barely possible. It can happen anywhere, including at stop signs, driving along the road, the middle of an intersection, which makes it a severe safety issue. Once it is in park, it can be restarted, usually aided by pumping the gas, and then it goes on as if nothing happened. However, shifting into park isn't always an option when you are driving in the middle of the road. The check engine light does not come on, so no error code is produced. It has been taken to a dealership service center twice, but the problem is intermittent and cannot be duplicated easily, so they don't know what to fix, tell us nothing is wrong and send us on our way. It is alarming that they don't give more urgency to finding a source, considering that the car turns off while driving. Our ignition switch/key have been replaced after the recall, which we were hoping was the cause of the problem, but it was not. It is still occurring. I have done an internet search and it seems that this problem is not unique to me. Other drivers are experiencing the same issue. Minivans often carry children in them. If this problem were to occur in a busy intersection, the results could be devastating. I urge you to seek a solution/source to this problem quickly! I wish we could simply go buy a new car to keep our family safe, but unfortunately, that isn't our reality, as we are still working to pay off this one, so we are hoping the problem will be researched and resolved promptly. You are welcome to use our van to do so!.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 5
Failure Date: 02/09/2016

I am the operations manager for a livery service on cape cod that uses Dodge and Chrysler minivans for public transportation service. I've been trying to get the parts for the ignition switch recall since June 2015, and my local dealer keeps telling me the parts are not available. Fca keeps sending me notices, and I find it disgusting that anyone should wait over nine months for the parts for this vital recall. Fca should be ashamed of themselves for not making these parts available in a timely manner.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

'takata recall' once the car was parked and ready to turn off the ignition switch wouldn't let the key go . The car was parked on the street and when I went to go turn it on it wouldnt turn on the ignition switch was locked.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 7
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

We have been experiencing intermittent issues with our van not starting or stalling for no reason. We are also having issues with our key fob working to lock and unlock doors intermittently. This does not happen every day and cannot be predicted but appears to be related to the ignition switch. We have taken it for service and replaced batteries in key fobs. However, the issues have not been replicated during service. Our van was not included in the ignition recall. We would like to request reconsideration.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 8
Failure Date: 09/27/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that after removing the key from the ignition switch and exiting the vehicle the contact discovered that the engine and the dashboard lights remained on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was. 131,000. Jft.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 9
Failure Date: 09/25/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the ignition switch are very lose. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the part for the repair were not available. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14v373000 (air bags, electrical system). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 10
Failure Date: 09/09/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while attempting to put the gear shift in park the ignition became in operable without warning. The failure was consistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch was failing and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical sysytem). However the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. Ec.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 11
Failure Date: 08/27/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. All warning lights and interior lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) however, the part needed to 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 137,000. Oo.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 12
Failure Date: 08/20/2015

I received a safety recall for my vehicle (ignition switch) earlier this summer, around June. I called my dealer and they said they can not get the parts. I emailed recalls. Mopar. Com and they said the dealer should be able to get the parts. I called back to the dealer and they said go to another dealer which I would have to find one myself. Basically they did not want to know about it. Keller Dodge in lititz, PA is my dealer. Yesterday the ignition switch which had been giving me trouble failed altogether leaving my vehicle inoperable and not at home. Note: I could not enter a date in the space above - 08/20/2015.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While accessing the key in the ignition switch, the ignition switch failed to function. The contact received a recall 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 failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 14
Failure Date: 07/27/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the key failed to remove from the ignition switch and remained in the accessory position. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repair. 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 approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 15
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 16
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 17
Failure Date: 06/05/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the vehicle had stalled and was able to restart. In addition the key to the vehicle had fractured in the ignition switch and the contact was unable to remove the key. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. Kc.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 18
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 19
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 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 20
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while park, the vehicle was unable to start. In addition, the key could not be removed from the ignition switch. The contact received a notification of campaign number: 14v373000(air bags, electrical system) however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Jo.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 21
Failure Date: 05/16/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated while attempting to turn off the vehicle, the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The contact was able to get the key out the vehicle after numerous attempts of turning the key into the on position and back off. 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 made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 22
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 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan 23
Failure Date: 05/06/2015

Tl - the contact owns a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags , electrical system). However, the parts needed were not available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they advised the contact that the parts were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. In addition, the contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, all of the lights on the instrument panel and all other lights failed to turn on when the key was inserted into the ignition switch. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000. Pam.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 24
Failure Date: 05/04/2015

While driving the vehicle, the engine stopped while making a right turn. The vehicle could not be steered and braking was difficult. Once the vehicle was brought to a stop, the engine was restarted and continued without fail. This is the second time in two weeks that this failure has occurred. It is related to the recent recall notice. I am very unhappy with Chrysler as, after calling them, we were told that there is no plan yet for the fix. We can certainly do the fix ourselves, but at our cost. When calling the dealership to get the new ignition switch, we were told that there is only one in the entire state and it may be difficult to get that part. This is a safety issue and could easily have caused an accident, had another car been coming around the corner.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan 25
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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