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#6 of 51 Dodge Grand Caravan - Sliding Door Open WHile driving
Oct 10, 2006 (11:32 am)
I have a 2003 dodge caravan and when driving the sliding door on the drivers side opens and then closes sporadically. We have had the problem with both doors and the back door hatch. The back door hatch occurred before the recall and the car was still under warranty. We brought the car into the dealer the first time it happened with the sliding doors and we were told that they would only charge us 50% for the labor because they agreed it was a danger and we were out of the warranty period. They told us if this became a big problem and they issued a recall we would be refunded our money. The problem was fixed or so we thought, last week it occurred again. This time Dodge is telling us that it is impossible for this to happen and the computer in the car is telling them it did not happen and there is nothing they can do for us. We have children, who I do not want in the car if the door will open on the highway while I am driving 60mph.
Has anyone else seen this problem or have any recommendation on how to go about fixing this or to get Dodge to fix it?
Thanks in advance for the help.
#8 of 51 Sliding door chain broken
Nov 01, 2006 (12:19 pm)
Does anyone know how to replace the chain on the sliding door of a Dodge Grand Caravan? It's in a bunch and I can't find anything on the internet on how to replace this!
#9 of 51 Re: 2002 Voyager Sliding Door [bigvinny]
Nov 01, 2006 (12:20 pm)
Did you ever figure out how to fix this? Mine is doing the same thing and I can't find anything on the internet! Any help you can be would be greatly appreciated!
#10 of 51 Re: Dodge Grand Caravan - Sliding Door Open WHile driving [bilnyx]
Nov 15, 2006 (11:14 am)
I have a 2005 Dodge Gran Caravan. Last September, while at highway speed, my right door opened by itself. Later that same day (my memory says it was the next day) the left door did the same thing. Dodge told me to take it to the local dealer. They could not replecate the problem so are taking no action. Have you a service number I can refer to when dealing with these folks?
#11 of 51 Caravan Sliding door chain
Feb 04, 2007 (8:32 am)
Did anyone figure out how to replace the sliding door chain on the Dodge Caravan? How much $ was invested?
#12 of 51 Re: Caravan Sliding door chain [jhyde]
Feb 04, 2007 (9:10 pm)
I couldn't find any info on how to fix it. I just took into Dodge last week to have it fixed. It cost me $153.
#13 of 51 Re: Caravan Sliding door chain [brigettea]
Feb 05, 2007 (7:24 pm)
Thanks. After I posted my question, I went out and took a good look at the problem. The chain hadn't actually broken, just came apart in several places due to the links getting dirty and not bending as they should. I cleaned and lubricated the links. I was unable to get the links to snap back into place, so with a little ingenuity, a small drill bit, and some small cable ties everything is working again. For me to have taken it to Dodge dealer would have involved a 100 mile one way trip, plus a loss of a day. The key to preventing the links from seperating is definately keeping them cleaned and lubricated so the can bend freely. We purchased the van new and have put almost 100k on it; other than a few small replacing one window regulator and several brake pads, it has never given us any problems.
#14 of 51 Re: Caravan Sliding door chain [jhyde]
Feb 05, 2007 (9:30 pm)
Thanks for the info. I will definetly remember to have my husband clean them and lube them regularly. There was definetly no fixing mine myself. After needing it repaired, but still continuing to use it, for many, many months~it was beyond repair! So I don't want to have to have it repaired again. I'm glad you could fix yours.
I too have 100K on my van, which we bought new. We have had to replace 2 window regulators(one on each side), several brake pads, and a pesky problem with the heater relay, which we have replaced once and it is again only blowing heat on high. But other than that, it has been a pretty good van. Sure wish it had stow and go though!
#15 of 51 Re: Dodge Grand Caravan - Sliding Door Open WHile driving [bilnyx]
Oct 24, 2007 (4:40 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?