really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,628 miles

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problem #97

Aug 122021

Grand Caravan

  • miles
It refuses to start. Light comes on the dash for the throttle body and when fuses were tested it was found that the TIPMs power cuts out. Which led to a research and found online that a recall on that exact issue/part was for certain 2011-2012 models. I called my local dodge dealership and was told that my van didn't fall under that recall because it was VIN specific. If my 2012 Dodge grand caravan is having those issues, why is it not under the recall. This car is my main transportation for myself and my family. I have 5 school aged kids that rely on this vehicle for transportation everyday. I NEED this to be taken care of as soon as possible, please.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #96

Aug 222021

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The vehicle was inspected and seemed fined when purchased. However my engine shut down on the interstate almost causing me wreck with my children. The vehicle has been diagnosed and the problem was the engine, however I only had it for two weeks and I can-t afford $700 plus dollars and even though I have a warranty on the engine, the warranty company says it-s not covered. I seen that the temperature hand had moved from the middle to hot, but then it moved all the way to cool.

- Caruthersville , MO, USA

problem #95

Jan 052021

Grand Caravan

  • miles
My wife and I have a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, my wife drives the car on a daily basis school runs, etc with our 4 kids. While driving the kids to school and stopped at a red light the vehicle suddenly with no warning lost all power and shutdown. My wife said she was able to restart it again right away, then just before she got home the car suddenly and again no warning shut down everything no power whatsoever she was unable to remove the key from the ignition. After attaching a battery pack we were able to get it restarted and drive home Thankfully no one was behind her at the time as it would most definetly have resulted in a crash. Since then this has occured several more times sometimes it will be a day or couple days but it will always just die with no warning, My wife refuses to drive the car now as both she and I are afraid for the kids and her safety. I have checked and fixed various items including a new battery, alternator and ASD relay all of which did not fix the issue. I see dodge has issued recalls for the ignition switch on previous years. I believe Dodge needs to look at the 2012 and fix whatever this issue is as I have saw numerous people experiencing the same issue. I am a father supporting my wife and 4 kids and cannot afford a bottomless pit of maybe its this/that. Dodge needs to step up it could be the difference of saving someones life.

- Grafton, OH, USA

problem #94

Jun 102021

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Engine shut off while driving down highway. No warning alarms. I managed to pull off highway. Vehicle started back up with no problems. Wife is now afraid to drive it.

- Bruce, MS, USA

problem #93

Apr 132021

Grand Caravan

  • 140,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle shuts off randomly. At that time we lose power breaks and power steering. My wife and children were almost in a collision due to this. It has happened 2 times now and has no problem restarting after coming to a stop and putting the vehicle back into park.

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #92

Apr 072021

Grand Caravan

  • 111,000 miles
My van cut off in the driveway, thankfully I was parked and will not turn over or crank back up. We had just gotten home, , we could have been on the interstate!!! there is a red light blinking light under the neutral. I am reading hundreds of complaints of the same problem and this should be recalled. My van is a handicap accessible van for my daughter and thankfully we were not driving down the highway when this happened. We had just gotten home from celebrating her birthday and had her, my 82 year old granny, my wife and myself. We could have been killed. This is dangerous. I had it looked at and it is giving a code U1197 that's a security code. This needs to be recalled immediately!!! there are too many complaints

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #91

Mar 042021

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
Driving at highway speeds engine shuts down and lose power to brakes and steering its happened three times so far almost caused an accident

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #90

Jan 172021

Grand Caravan

  • 135,000 miles
Van has failed to turn on multiple times, park turn off vehicle and in as little as 10 minutes later it would not start. I replaced alternator and battery apparently after going to multiple mechanics that didn't find the problem with diagnostics I found out it was neither it was a faulty tipm. 6-8 months later started having issues with the car stalling out and having an issue turning back on. I have stalled on multiple occasions on the freeway I have contacted Dodge and the recall is not for my year of vehicle. Parts for this are expensive along with labor. Dodge needs to recall this issue because the last time this happened to me I was driving 60 mph on the freeway car behind me was close and my van stalled could of got hurt or killed and so could the other driver. Brakes need to be changed often as well more than I've ever had to change them for any other vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #89

Jan 262021

Grand Caravan

  • 120,000 miles
Engine stalled in the middle of driving down the freeway. This is happening almost daily now, usually when the car is first started. Was accelerating into a turn near oncoming traffic at 20mph when this most recent event happened. This is life endangerment.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #88

Jan 072021

Grand Caravan

  • 154,000 miles
My van will completely turn off while driving. There are no know reasons, I have had it serviced and the mechanic cannot figure what's wrong. There are no specific factors of when and why it cuts off while driving.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #87

Dec 182020

Grand Caravan

  • 99,000 miles
While slowing down from 20 mph to make turn, engine shuts off with no warning lights or codes stored.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #86

Dec 182020

Grand Caravan

  • 148,000 miles
We bought this van used about a year ago. It dies suddenly without any warning in the middle of the road regardless of any certain factors. I have researched this several times with many other complaints similar to this one. This is very dangerous for my family and I cannot believe there is no recall. I am a mother of 3 and cannot afford to pay upwards of 10,000$ to replace an ignition if this is the issue, I am not in any way a mechanic but I have read/heard that is most likely the problem. Dodge, please do what is right for the people who put their faith in your company every time they put their families in your vehicles and recall this immediately!

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #85

Dec 072020

Grand Caravan

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled with an abnormal clicking sound coming from under the hood. The contact stated that several warning lights were illuminated. Additionally, the interior and exterior lights were flickering. The contact disconnected the battery cables and upon reconnecting the cables, the vehicle operated without further issues. The contact left a voicemail with waldorf Dodge Ram (2294 crain hwy, waldorf, md 20601 (301) 638-9400) however, the dealer had not responded. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- La Plata, MD, USA

problem #84

Dec 052020

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles
Vehicle stalls completely while in motion (driving, about 10-30 mph). Electrical shuts off at the same time as well as power steering. Car is able to restart normally after put back in park. Happened a second time 30 seconds after restarting. Haven't driven the vehicle since. Dealer found no issues.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #83

Oct 302020

Grand Caravan

  • 160,000 miles
While driving the van it randomly shuts off completely

- West Warwick, RI, USA

problem #82

Apr 082020

Grand Caravan

  • 148,058 miles
While driving the vehicle at random speeds. My Dodge Caravan will just shut down. I have noticed on a couple occasions all of the dash lights will come and then engine will shut down. Lose of steering and brakes. I have managed a few times shifting to neutral and quickly restarting. An the few times it would not start ive managed to get off the road with steering wheel locked and brake pedal that wont depress. Sit for a minute put in park an restart. This has happen over 18 times of owning the vehicle for a year

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #81

Jul 012020

Grand Caravan

  • 146,097 miles
Took my 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan to the tempe dealership to have the recalls fixed. Soon after they did the recalls my car would not drive off the lot they told me that the fuel pump was bad and it would cost $806 to fix it. So I told them lets do it. I get a call an the said its the tipm ! $1400 dollars later my car is still running pretty rough and not getting power and completely shut down while driving. So I call the dealer and they tow it in to tell me it is my fuel pump. So $800 they said its fixed and I should have nothing going wrong. 3 days later my check engine light comes on and a code P0456 evac leak! so I call the dealer and let them know. I then purchased a gas cap just to make sure that was not the problem. Light stayed on. So I get the van to the dealer and they had my van allday to say its my gas cap. Let me remind you I just purchased one. So they get the check engine light to go off and now everytime I fill the tank up gas fumes are soo strong in the vehicle and is running very poorly. Honestly im scared to have them look at it. I just want my van safe I have kids. Its my only vehicle.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #80

Jun 012020

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I have a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan the sliding door has been making a buzzing sound every time you unlock and lock the doors. This has been happening since 2016 and the dealership told me it would be $500 to fix it. I am now having issues with trunk opening and closing on it's own; even when it is locked. Not safe at all and already got stormed inside of my van; cause I didn't realize it was opened. They told me I would have to pay the fee to get it looked at and then pay for the repairs. I had a new transmission put in at 74,330 miles after they told me when I left the first time; that it was a computer reset that needed done. Then, they had my van for 2 weeks trying to get the transmission built. And my transmission is slipping again. At 139,466 miles I had all of my transmissions lines leaking and had replace all of them for another $500; cause there was no warranty from them doing my second transmission. My cd player eats my cd's now and my ac quit working. All in all I do love my van, but I am getting very angry at all the issues; that should covered under a recall and they are not covered. If anyone could please give me some in site on these issues; I would appreciate it. I am not in the position to purchase another car at this time with jobs not very secure. I am not even able to take my van many places; cause I never know when the truck will open on its own and then someone can just steal my van. I listed the last day of all of my issues below, but this has been going on for years and still not resolved.

- Lagrange, OH, USA

problem #79

Jul 202020

Grand Caravan

  • 148,000 miles
The engine shuts down while I am driving. I have to put the gear shift in N and restart. Also, the car does not start every time

- Williamsburg, MI, USA

problem #78

Feb 202020

Grand Caravan

  • 130,000 miles
The tipm on some model vehicles has a recall but they all use the same tipm. It was shutting down on the roadway due to bad fluid pump relay

- Opa-Locka, FL, USA

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