Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported 23 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
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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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.
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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.
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.
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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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?.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated while driving over an uneven road surface approximately 25 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted immediately and resumed in operation. The failure recurred four times when encountering a small bump in the road. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the ignition switch was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.
- the contact stated had ignition problems with the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. When he tried to start the vehicle couldn't get the key to turn in the ignition on a number of occasions. He contacted the local dealership, and was informed that there had been a number of calls on the same problem with the same vehicle. The contact was informed to take something heavy and tap on the key so that the cylinder could connect with the key. The contact called the manufacturer, and they urged him to call NHTSA. The current mileage was 59800 ,and the failure mileage was 59700.
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After overfilling the fuel tank gas fume were coming into the vehicle while driving. Vehicle was taken to dealer for diagnoses. Also, ignition switch failed to operate intermittently when starting.
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: the contact stated the ignition key would not turn to start the vehicle. The nature of the failure was gradual worsening. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, who replaced the ignition switch, which was previously changed 3 years ago.
When trying to insert key into ignition, the tumblers on vehicle broke off, consumer was not able to be put key all the way in. Contacted dealer, and dealer was going to replace ignition.
See all problems of the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan.
My ignition lock in my van has failed two times. The first time in Feb. 2000. It was replaced under warranty. Then, it failed again a few days ago. The van would not start because the key could not be turned. This could be a serious safety issue in north dakota winters where wind chills can approach 80-100 below zero. Also, if it failed in a high crime area it could be a safety issue. This is especially true if young children are in the van, and, of course, people with families buy the vehicles. The person who towed the van told my wife that he had seen the same problem with Dodge vans before.
Problem started gradually. Ignition jammed and key wouldn't turn, but with constantly jimmying back and forth would eventually turn. Problem persisted until key would no longer turn in ignition. Van had to be towed to the dealer. They stated they replaced the cyclinder lock and lubed the inside. The ignition started gradually catching again until it locked up. Van was towed again to the dealer. Dealer stated original replacement part failed, so they ordered another one and installed it. Last week the problem started again. Ignition jammed but started after I jimmyed the key back and forth. I have not contacted the dealer yet about the thir incident. Also, my neighbor has a 1999 Plymouth voyager minivan, and has had the same exact problem, twice.
I have had several problems, the automatic door locks have had to be replaced, even though in the 3 year time framed I paid for the new ones, there is a knocking sound that the mechanic couldn't find anything wrong although he could hear the sound, and now the car won't start and after several days of trying they can't figure it out. I obviously want the car fixed, but I would also like to know if other owners are experiencing these problems.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan.
I have two recent problems that did not result in an accident. 1) the turn signal does not cancel any longer after making a turn and 2) the ignition switch is stuck in the off position, which immobolizes the car.
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