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#15 of 50 Re: Dodge Grand Caravan - Sliding Door Open WHile driving [bilnyx]
Oct 24, 2007 (5:40 pm)
i have a 2005 dodge grand caravan. both automatic doors open on their own while i am driving. have had it in to the local chrysler dealer, blue mountain chrysler in collingwood ontario over and over and over again. they cannot fix it because they cannot "see" it happening, because of course it is impossible that this would happen. they have been very kind and provide me with a courtesty car each time, and as far as service goes they are awesome. however, they cannot fix the problem. i have two young children and want it fixed. it is a safety hazard and will have to contact a solicitor in the next week to assist me with this situation. the van is going in again tomorrow for the second time this week, and about the 20th time in two years. they have confirmed with me on each and every occasion that i am the only person in the whole world that has this problem. obviously there are more of us out there... perhaps a class action suit?
#16 of 50 Re: Dodge Grand Caravan - Sliding Door Open WHile driving [jachelpohl]
Oct 24, 2007 (5:50 pm)
mine open all the time. while driving, in parking lots while shoppoing, in my driveway in the middle of the night...see message number 15. dealer can't replicate so can't fix. very dangerous and expensive situation as i have had things go missing from my car and i didn't realize the doors were opening and closing by themselves. i had the doors disconnected so you had to open them manually and my 3 year old son hit the "auto door opening button" by his seat while i was driving on the highway, and much to my surprise the "disconnected" power door opened. that was how i found out the "disconnection" didn't work. i have had repeated and continuous problems with both doors. some days can't get them to open at all either automatically or manually and on several occasions have had to unload two kids too little to walk and a great dane through the front seats. have you ever tried to get a 180 pound great dane out through the front of a minivan? never mind two kids under 18 months.... i could go on about this for days. would love assistance.
#17 of 50 help needed please tailgate and electric sliding door wont work
Mar 13, 2008 (4:33 am)
This is a problem we had from day one of owning our 2001 uk model crysler grand voyager.
the drivers side sliding door fails to open or close automatically the wiring loom has been changed along with a whole host of other things theres a small block under the door if tweeked sometimes the door will close,ive been advised it could be the module does anyone know what or where this is please.
secondly the electric tailgate when we first had the vehicle you could push the button on the key fob the alarm peeps would sound and the tailgate would open as time went on the tailgate would peep but fail to fully lift getting stuck on the latch and make a ding ding ding noise,now im lucky if i get the warning sound of the tailgate lifting when i push the button on the key fob and if it does sound the boot will not open,most times now if you push the key fob theres no response from the car at all no peep and it doensy open??? again ive been advised it could be a module.
If anyone has had similar problems or has any idea how these can be fixed please please let me know as my local chrysler dealer wants big money to even look at the car.
many thanks steve...
#18 of 50 Re: help needed please tailgate and electric sliding door wont work [hemi_450]
Mar 13, 2008 (6:12 pm)
As far as the tail gate is concerned, your problem sound similar to a problem we had about three years ago. (Except ours would not open when under 50 degrees.) Turned out that we needed a new latch and they had to load some updated software on the main computer. We haven't had any problems since. I hope this helps and good luck.
#19 of 50 Re: help needed please tailgate and electric sliding door wont work [masterpaul1]
Mar 14, 2008 (2:17 am)
Hi there thanks for your reply,im having the car go into chrysler on monday to go on the diagnostics, that does sound to be what the problem is though,damm me if the boot worked this morning it wouldnt open it peeped tried to open then got stuck on the catch so i opened it manually once opened pushed the button and it did close on its own,is this something your car would have done??
Also if anyone has any clues on the sliding door as the door opened and shut fine this morning something that its not done for months now,i tried it twice it worked left it 20 mins went and tried it again, and it did its usual thing popped off the catch and stopped,v confused HELP PLEASE... thanks
#20 of 50 Re: help needed please tailgate and electric sliding door wont work [hemi_450]
Mar 15, 2008 (11:09 am)
When this happened to me, the dealer located the issue (still under warranty) with the sliding door wiring harness. This is the wiring contained in the black chain located in the sliding door well. The wiring had a small kink causing a short, fortunately it didn't cost me anything to repair; important to keep the door well clean and the links on the chain lubicated periodically.
#21 of 50 Re: help needed please tailgate and electric sliding door wont work [jtlarson]
Mar 18, 2008 (3:20 pm)
hi thanks for your reply,the car went into chrysler and damn me if the boot worked,stupid car,though they have recommended a new latch as that came up on the diagnosis.
the door problem they recommend that the door motor is changed as the current one is worn the current one was only changed a year back, and also that the wiring that attaches to the motor is changed as that is worn too.
so now im looking for spares as chrysler have quoted me over £700 for the jobs eeek,i know the part numbers for the bits i need anyone have any ideas where i can get the bits from??
#22 of 50 Grand Caravan 2002 sliding door
Aug 17, 2008 (3:51 pm)
Our passenger side sliding door will not open when when we push the button, it will initiate the process, but will not continue the process. It will close when the said button is pushed no problem. To open it we have to do it manually, and it is very hard to slide open. It seems to be a balance problem, because if I lift the door from the bottom up and down a few times I can then push the button again and again and again and the door opens and closes just fine. Then if I leave the car for a few minutes go out and try again.........it will not open when I push the button. I have a feeling that something needs to be tightened so the door is in balance. Has anyone had this same problem?
#23 of 50 sliding door noise
Oct 12, 2008 (10:29 am)
I have a 2002 Grand Caravan Sport and one of my kids in slammed the sliding door open. Now when you open or close the door it makes a loud clicking noise. Plus I cannot use to keyless entry to open it anymore. Does anyone have any idea what has happened and can I fix it myself?
#24 of 50 2008 caravan door problems
Apr 10, 2009 (3:28 am)
I bought a 2008 dodge grand caravan fully loaded. I have had problems with the sliding doors opening.It has been a problem since I bought the car.It has been back to the dealership many times with no results.The company told me this is impossible to happen,From the looks of things it is not impossible.They have replaced the computers in the doors,replaced the remote thing that opens,locks,and starts the car,.What can I tell them to do next ,it seems they do not know what to do,I hate this car!! Is there anything anyone can tell me that would help.thanks.