hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,498 miles

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problem #55

Oct 012021

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The tipm failed, this has been confirmed with a mechanic. It is available for inspection. The car's fuel pump keeps running even when the car is turned off which drains the battery. I am concerned that it may cause a fire and burn my house down. This is a known problem with these vehicles and certain VIN numbers are recalled. I was told my VIN number is not on recall. With this being a know problem, all VIN's should be on recall. This makes your car unusable and if the car cuts off in traffic, a real safety concern.

- Odessa, FL, USA

problem #54

Jul 192021

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I was driving and the vehicle stalled out. Could have been hit if someone was right behind me. At first the car would keep turning over trying to start and it would after awhile, then lead to going out to the car and the battery completely drained. I had to replace a whole battery and alternator and it is still draining the battery (fuel pump rely). I don't see why there hasn't been a recall to fix this with as many complaints as there are online.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #53

May 082021

Grand Caravan

  • 139,000 miles
When turning the key over to start the vehicle it will keep turning over but not crank and it will not stop turning over until you switch the key in off position. Also, at times the van will stall while runing and shut off. So far in parked position but I am afraid it could happen while driving. The fuel pump will keep runing after the ignition has been shut off and the key taken out. This runs the battery dead and will leave you sitting.

- Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #52

Oct 042020

Grand Caravan

  • 133,689 miles
Our Dodge Grand Caravan was stationary and experienced intermittent starting problems over a period of months and sometimes when it did start, it would stall shortly after starting while in motion. Finally, it would not start after repeated attempts, waiting are trying again. We had it towed to our mechanic who tested it and found that it was the fuel pump relay. He said it was common to may Dodge and Jeep models. They all have the same circuit board. He recommended taking it to a dealer for repairs even though it had not yet been recalled. The dealer confirmed that they had the parts for the fix and fixed the fuel pump relay problem. The repair has a 2 year warranty. An employee of dealer expressed that it may be 3 months from the October 8, 2020 repair, but eventually Chrysler would issue a recall since so many models with this part have been recalled. We were advised to keep the receipt for later reimbursement. It is now March 14, 2021 and no recall has been made for our vehicle. Please try to expedite this recall. The NHTSA probably is not getting many complaints because everyone with the problem expects it to be handled soon. Thank you for your help.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #51

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 #50

Oct 162020

Grand Caravan

  • 83,463 miles
Faulty timp causing issue with fuel pump module/relay. Faulty start and unable to turn on vehicle. This happened approximately 4 times in a parked position within a 24 hour period before vehicle was no longer drivable. Intermittent check engine light within the previous 3 weeks prior. Vehicle was inspected by a certified dealership to diagnose the issue.

- Beeville, TX, USA

problem #49

Oct 052020

Grand Caravan

  • 137,000 miles
The car was parked in the driveway. We attempting to turn the care on it just cranks and won't kick over. The fuse for the fuel pump has gone bad in the tipm. And the car now starts intermittently. I need to have a rely put in.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #48

Sep 232020

Grand Caravan

  • 58,000 miles
Vehicle would start and run then couple minutes later it would just crank and crank with a no start. The after a few minutes it will, with a long crank, it will start.. once vehicle is running, it runs good until you shut off the vehicle. Then it just cranks and cranks. Sometime battery would die from all the cranking.. let it set then crank and it starts again. Sometimes it won't start for a day or two. All time it is parked.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #47

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 #46

Aug 032020

Grand Caravan

  • 129,000 miles
I was driving fine with the kids and all of the sudden I feel like my van wants to shut down on me while driving. Went to the park one day and when came back with the kids the car would not start... I finally( after several tries) get it to start and got home safe, thankfully. The next day I go grocery shopping and came back, the van would not start! now, I'm frustrated with the kids and groceries out in the hot weather. Finally get it to start and drove home hoping to get there safe. Frustrated thinking cannot afford a mechanic at this time as I recently replaced the water pump and that wasn't cheap. Got home! and the next day it would not start called assistance to figure out what's wrong and explained that it wasn't the battery nor the alternator, there's no code and that it was possibly the tipm and that was going to be about a $1,200 if not more to replace. Explained that Grand Cherokee and other Dodge car had recalled it but not the Dodge gran Caravan

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #45

Jul 302020

Grand Caravan

  • 91,000 miles
1st problem erratic ignition stalling while in park. Battery was replaced and taken to shop, the auto technician assumed based on P0128 P0520 P0441 it was gas fuel cap, switch oil pressure, housing thermostat, gasket intake manifold they replaced O2 sensors vacuum line read a sensor with evapo system causing check engine light came on and a host of other items checked gas cap totaled me $779. Car refuse to started next mornings for pass two weeks every morning several attempts to start car after parked overnight no start only stalling first. Then waited an hour put car in neutral see if car starts it did. After driving that day while driving car acceleration began to go fast by itself on a highway then jerk RPM dropped down while driving my children in the car. I thought maybe gear was out of place so I looked to see if it was in drive, it was in drive. Went back to auto shop they said since car is working now can't hook up system to check P codes because it won't show up if it's working.told me drive 60 miles to see prob continue. Next morning car didn't start, no fuse signal shows. Then car was dead one click sound, no stall. Called roadside assist and tried to jump battery. Guy said it's not battery he said it's the fuel pump. Contacted the auto mechanic spoke with mgr of shop and said it can be a tipm and cost $1200. This is a very unstable and unsafe issue my family and I drive in this van don't feel safe 2nd issue car hesitated to stop two months ago when I pressed the brakes to stop car while driving on road to stop at red light, no stop I had to pump brakes and I thought it was brakes I paid for replacement of brakes and pads as well. This electrical module has been the cause of known incidents. It can cause accidents. The van is dangerous safety hazard. Tipm and electrical system is creating unsafe braking and ignition fuel conditions causing malfunction

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #44

Jun 282020

Grand Caravan

  • 100,000 miles
2015-2020 on approximately 45 occassions the fuel pump continues running after ignition shut-off. It then drains the battery which requires jump starting to keep from being stranded. 2015-2020 on multiple occassions (approximately 4 times)the fuel pump will not kick on at all leaving vehicle and driver/family stranded. 2020 3 times while driving the van just shut off. This has been going on for 6 years and now will not start at all. Researched and had it tested. It is the tipm. Totally integrated power module. This has been recalled in both Dodge durango and the Jeep. Many Dodge Caravan have the same problem. *refusal to recall due to undocumented complaints and requests is a failure to public safety. A quick internet search of issues regarding the tpim im Dodge Grand Caravan is proof enough to show that the fault lies as significantly with these vehicles as the durangos and Jeep. *** a new investigation should be conducted. I have sustained injuries in my neck and shoulders as a disabled person by having to raise and drop my hood to disconnect my battery terminal everywhere the vehicle sits on every occassion possible for 6 years to avoid intermittent battery drain and being stranded with my two young children. Is a gross disservice to consumers and public safety that this model has yet to be included in the tpim recall.

- Canyon Lake, TX, USA

problem #43

Apr 052020

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Fuel pump keeps running. It then kills the battery. The fuel pump will not kick on at all. When driving the van would just shut off. This has been going on for a few weeks and now will not start. Researched and had it tested. It is the tipm. Totally integrated power module. This has been recalled in both Dodge durango and the Jeep. Many Dodge Caravan have the same problem. Could you please look into it for us. The part to fix it could be up to 2000.

- Gansevoort, NY, USA

problem #42

Feb 282020

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 131,660 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed however, the vehicle failed to respond intermittently. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the fuel pump relay was defective. There were also burn marks around the fuel pump relay. Dick hannah Jeep located at (3517 ne auto mall dr, vancouver, wa 98662 (360) 342-9650) was contacted and the contact was informed that the VIN was not subjected to a recall. The contact was provided the cost of $1273 for the parts. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,660. Consumer stated vehicle stalled one more time after taking it to the dealership.

- Vancover, WA, USA

problem #41

Aug 102019

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The car wont start. It turns over but wont start. The tipm relay needs replacing

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #40

Nov 012019

Grand Caravan

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle stalled. The vehicle operated as intended after it was restarted. The contact also stated that on occasions while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to be started which caused the battery to drain. Additionally, the fuel pump remained in operation even after the ignition was turned off. The cause of the failures were not determined. The local dealer mike anderson Chrysler (417 S. 3rd St. Logansport, in.) and the manufacturer were notified of the failures but no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #39

Jan 132020

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles
Over the last 6 weeks, on occasion when attempting to start the vehicle- it will crank without turning over and running. This requires multiple attempts before the vehicle would run. It has become a more frequent event to include briefly running then shutting down. Wthin the last week, the battery has drained without casue- requireing charging. As of today, the failure to start issue persists requireing multiple attempts. This happens on a cold start as well as when the vehicle has been running/is warmed up. Ddiagnostics lead to a failure of the fuel pump relay in the tipm. This is a well documented issue for this engine/tipm however the Caravan has not been included in the recall as the druango and Jeep vehicles have been. The failure of this tipm has been documented to include sudden engine shutdown while in operation representing a significant danger to the public. Based on reviews of other complaints, an ordinary reasonable prudent person would believe that this tipm failure is a iminent threat to safety. The manufacturer should be required to expand the recall and repair to all vehicles equipped with the suspect tipm. Currently, a non recalled vehicle would have the tipm module replced at a significant cost to the owner or, a non dealership installed "recall" repair (new relay) installed that would negate any further/future responsibility of the manufacturer. Authorized service centers should be required to provide the option of paying for the "recall" repair when servicing a vehicle not on the recall list. Knowing this tipm failures potential, I would suggest that, regardless of any class actin settlement- the manufacturer be required to mitigate this issue at the least possible expense to the vehicle owner.

- Richford, VT, USA

problem #38

Nov 152019

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I am having a problem with the fuel pump relay. There is a recall on the Dodge vehicles but my VIN was not among the list. What steps should I take to fix the problem?

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #37

Jan 092020

Grand Caravan

  • 108,616 miles
On 1/6/2020 I started my van and noticed it sputtered a little during startup. On my way home, I stopped at a store to pickup a few things. When I tried to start the van again it would not start. I knew it wasn't the battery because the lights and radio still worked. While waiting for a friend to pick me up, I tried to start it again and it started right up. Drove it across the street to O'reillys to have battery tested, just in case. Had to start it again. Wouldn't start again. Waited a minute. Tried again, it sputtered, I gave it some gas and it started. Employee who was assisting heard a whistling noise. Suggesting a vacuum leak. Called my mechanic. Scheduled appt for 1/8/2020. Tried to start it the morning on 1/8/2020. Would not start. Mechanic had it towed to shop. His diagnosis showed tpim module had failed. He said he spoke to parts rep at the lithia Dodge and they said they have 14 vans with same issue waiting for tpim modules and the part is backordered for at least a month. Dodge has not issued a recall yet. I have found blog posts dating back to 2014 with consumers having the same issue and Dodge is not accommodating owners with anything. Cost of tpim module is $994. Labor is $360. I also had to have my flex plate replaced the week prior because it cracked. My mechanic said it was due to weak steal. Service guy at dealership, jason said (on 1/9/2020) said this was not uncommon for this part to have to be replaced on this particular vehicle. This repair cost me $789.95. I have included photos of the flex plate. I feel like Dodge is simply not taking responsibility for this particular vehicle models failures because they mass produced it and if they had to issue recalls for the flex plate and tpim module, it would cost the company hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. But these vans carry precious cargo, our children!!!

- Central Point, OR, USA

problem #36

Jul 162019

Grand Caravan

  • 102,000 miles
The vehicle is having issues with tipm. The van will not start due to a defect in the tipm relay that will not allow the fuel pump to function. This has been noted on several Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. Most recently a lawsuit was settled but only half of the affected vehicles were covered. From a cold start, the engine will turn over but not start, the ignition sequence will continue until you turn it off. It is currently in the driveway until I can replace the tipm,

- Midlothian, TX, USA

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