The failure mileage was 38,000. The contact also stated that the rear sliding door did not open, even manually with a key. I have to carry a sleeping 35 pound toddler to the van sometimes, and now I have to contort to unlock the door. Age does not surface itself in just one spot…defect does. The vehicle was not repaired. Just this week I saw another on the road…with rust in the same spot! Is it the wiring harness? The problem recurs again after a brief time.
If you had it open, it would occasionally not close at all even manually until you pulled on it for a while. Complaint Number: 10980082 Incident Date: April 2, 2017 Date Added to File: April 24, 2017 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2005 dodge grand caravan. It will be interesting to see if our battery dies soon…. Check the bulges out, and you will probably feel a broken wire inside the insulation. Seems the hinge wears out, and droops a little after a while. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was caused by corrosion in the wire connector and the front driver's side impact sensor. Slide it all the way to pen then stick your hand in under the cover near the end there will be a slot or opening an inch or two long.
I loosened all three or two, don't remember bolts on the front bottom hinge, then one by one removed each bolt and placed a washer between the door and hinge on each bolt raising the front of the door. Paint meter detects thickness of 6. The vehicle was not repaired. I now have to manually lock and unlock it. There is a clunking noise in the driver side front end. When the contact attempted to unlock the driver and passenger side doors with the key fob, they would not unlock.
The contact also stated that the rear sliding door did not open, even manually with a key. The vehicle was not repaired. This has occurred for the past two years. Did not notify manufacturer or dealer. I love the performance and spacious of caeavan, but the rusty will make me think twice if I will still go for another one.
We had some parts repaired on it in dec. Complaint Number: 10328069 Incident Date: April 28, 2010 Date Added to File: April 29, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My 2005 dodge grand caravan sxt minivan has two power sliding doors. The dealer stated that the doors were not under recall. There is a place where the filter cartridge slides in behind this glovebox area. When I run into an issue like that it's often a control module or something like that. The approximate failure mileage was 159,426.
Use silicone spray to lubricate the gears on the door, sliding it slowly up and down to spread the spray. The vehicle was driven to the dealer but there was a fee for the diagnostic test. There were no injuries that required medical attention. Was able to open and close manually for a day or two, then was not able to open door at all. I'm concerned this could cause electrical fire or shock.
The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 71,800. Feb 20, 2014 These automatic side doors are extremely complicated and require a trained technician to repair wit the factory repair guides to go by, there are many adjustments to be made and sometimes that is all they need plus some cleaning and lubrication of the latch and moving parts. I had this on the drivers side a few months ago, and then suddenly it stopped opening at all, unless I manually oepn it. Now I have the same thing starting on the passenger side, just open a few inche automatically. Occurs when any button in the car, remote, or manual handle is used to activate automatic opening of the door.
The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The failure mileage was 82,000. Over this last year, both side slide doors on my van quit working electrically within a month or two of each other. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred.
These items should be recalled and replaced for free. There is a keeper on the top of the sliding door that stops it from going too far. And yes i am seeing the same year caravans with the same rear wheel well rust. It is a daily problem and the great engineers at Chrysler should be held accountable for this faulty design!!! I believe this will work on Chrysler Town and Country vans as well. The contact stated that the engine failed to start. While driving 25 mph, the passenger side sliding door opened without warning. You can keep repeating this until you find the broken wire.
The vehicle was not repaired. This seems to be happening with several Dodge Grand Caravan owners who have the manual sliding doors. Chrysler has developed new software to correct the problem. I suspect being out of adjustment caused premature failure of the rollers from slamming the door closed. I noticed that there are many, many complaints about these doors not working. The manufacturer was notified of the failure.