2008 Dodge Caravan won't start

2008 Dodge Caravan won't start

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mydodgeisadog

San Francisco, CA

#1 Jan 27, 2010
Once in awhile when the igniton is turned nothing happens. The windows don't work during this and the dash is dark the radio won't play. Door locks and lights work. What is up?
Dennis

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 1, 2010
Does your odemeter light show anything and does your park indicator show anything? And is your car locked when you try to get in, when you don't lock it? Also try several times when this doesn't happen to turn it on and off as if trying to start it.
Johny

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Aug 20, 2010
mydodgeisadog wrote:
Once in awhile when the igniton is turned nothing happens. The windows don't work during this and the dash is dark the radio won't play. Door locks and lights work. What is up?
I'm having the same issue. Just started today. The van will not start when the key is turned but lights/door locks do work. The dash remains dark but the odometer is displayed.

Anybody know a cause/fix for this?
Nichole

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Aug 25, 2010
I am having this issue too....did any one find out the problem...help!
Johny wrote:
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I'm having the same issue. Just started today. The van will not start when the key is turned but lights/door locks do work. The dash remains dark but the odometer is displayed.
Anybody know a cause/fix for this?
richie

Miami, FL

#5 Aug 27, 2010
i had those problems finally dodge dealer found the problem the TIPIM OR TPM MODULE $500+ the tech said he changed one last week on the same van. i called dodge and asked for assistance they said NO
now my ac evaporator went and again they said NO.

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ryan

United States

#6 May 9, 2011
My brother in law has a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. one day the wife got in the car with the kids to go and the horn started honking and the vehicle would not do a thing. The Dodge dealer in Pulaski WI picked up the vehicle. After they supposedly fixed it, it did it again, this time it shut off when it was doing 60 miles per hour. Pretty scary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
ryan green bay wi

United States

#7 May 9, 2011
My brother in law has a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. one day the wife got in the car with the kids to go and the horn started honking and the vehicle would not do a thing. The Dodge dealer in Pulaski WI picked up the vehicle. After they supposedly fixed it, it did it again, this time it shut off when it was doing 60 miles per hour. Pretty scary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jake Speed

Crediton, Canada

#8 Jul 22, 2011
We have a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and we had to replace the power module as the van wouldnt start after my wife was done work , we thought the battery was dead but quickly came to the conclusion that it wasnt and replaced the power module that was in December 2010. Then in June of 2011 the van was just idiling in our lane , on a very hot day for about 10 minutes and it turned off and wouldnt start , waited a few minutes and it started and tried to drive it back to an appt we had to be at , it stalled and restarted 3 x on the way there. We let it sit for an hour and it was fine. Then this past week same thing happenned again , it stalled in town , i got out moved the fuse box a little and it started, drove it down the road 3 km , stalled again , got out , jiggled the fuse box and it started again and made it back home.Called the dealer who fixed it back in November and explained what happened and he said he never heard of something like this , however we have googled this issue and see alot of people having the same issue
Bob

Utica, MI

#9 Aug 23, 2011
2009 dodge grand caravan no start starter clicks battery voltage good I replaced the starter and it has it clicks. lights on dash are ok and everything else is working.

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Kyle Ahart

Kyle, TX

#10 Sep 14, 2011
I am now having the same problem. my 2008 caravan will not start, the lights door lock work but it will not turn on. i took my van to the dealer about 3 months ago and they have been calling for the past 3 weeks to see how the vehicle is driving. then yesterday 9-13-11 the caravan just failed to start, and the dealer no longer calls to see how the van is working either.
John D Woburn Ma

Lynn, MA

#11 Nov 7, 2011
11/1/11 My 2008 doge grand caravan did same thing today unlocked the car with a remote start remote and then tried to start the car with the fob key and nothing at all worked.Finally decided to try starting it with the remote car starter and it started.I then stepped on the brake to stop the car and then tried to start it with the fob key again and it started.No problems in the past week
Chadwick

Ashtabula, OH

#12 Nov 25, 2011
Bob wrote:
2009 dodge grand caravan no start starter clicks battery voltage good I replaced the starter and it has it clicks. lights on dash are ok and everything else is working.
Bob - Can you elaborate on your issue? It sounds like what we are experiencing with our 2008 SXT. Battery seems to be fine (all doors, lights, DVD player, etc work), but it won't start. There is just a clicking sound coming from under the hood. It won't even attempt to turn over.
SGC

Vancouver, Canada

#13 Dec 7, 2011
Chadwick wrote:
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Bob - Can you elaborate on your issue? It sounds like what we are experiencing with our 2008 SXT. Battery seems to be fine (all doors, lights, DVD player, etc work), but it won't start. There is just a clicking sound coming from under the hood. It won't even attempt to turn over.
We are having the same problem with a Dodge Journey and after a firm email to Chrysler Canada we got told that there is a report of the incident and to tell the dealer when we drop off the car 08-027-10
been looking online to see if it was a fix I could do as can't really be without the car but can't find any open sites with the fix or details of what is actually the cause.
willy

United States

#14 Dec 13, 2011
I have my mother inlaw has the same issues but what's the conpany is doin about it just sittin and waithing forthe ppl to go the dealership and got rip off by this factory issues that's not good at all crysler sure stop makin car if they don't nkow how long the gonna las pluss there brandnew cars is suck
Oliver

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Dec 27, 2011
I have a 2008 dodge caravan. The "check enginge light" will come on and then the "Electronic Throttle Control" light will come on as well. Is anyone has the same problem as me? If so, is this covered by warranty as a safety problem?
Don

Brick, NJ

#16 Jan 5, 2012
I have a 2008 dodge caravan. The "check enginge light" will come on and then the "Electronic Throttle Control" light will come on as well. Is anyone has the same problem as me? If so, is this covered by warranty as a safety problem?

yes the same thing the dealer just changed the pcm module powertrain control took the ca home one day still would not start had car towed back to dealer and they said they dont no what rong there running test they said the car is not getting fuel . will up when i here from dodge when the probelm happen the care only ran one day and quit
steve

Kapuskasing, Canada

#17 Jan 6, 2012
same prob here, tried to reset comp by taking neg battery cable off still get clicking noise from under exterior fuse box. Seems to me its electrical when there is humidity it does this. This morning went to go to work stopped to get coffee and it happened had to hitch hike home and get my civic, called in to work lost out $300 dollars for the day and how much more it's going to cost to get it fixed. think it's time to paint a lemon on the hood and leave it in the dealer's parking lot.
Don

Brick, NJ

#18 Jan 23, 2012
Don wrote:
I have a 2008 dodge caravan. The "check enginge light" will come on and then the "Electronic Throttle Control" light will come on as well. Is anyone has the same problem as me? If so, is this covered by warranty as a safety problem?
yes the same thing the dealer just changed the pcm module powertrain control took the ca home one day still would not start had car towed back to dealer and they said they dont no what rong there running test they said the car is not getting fuel . will up when i here from dodge when the probelm happen the care only ran one day and quit
Up Date the dealer had to change the computer and then the tipon computer car ran ok but engin light came back on after changing of computer and tipon computer was change the engin light came on because the oil pressure swich and the coolant temperature sensor was not reading right with the new computer after chaning these two thing every thing seems to be ok so fair .. hope this helps sone one
Mike

Springfield, MA

#19 Feb 28, 2012
2008 Grand Caravan only clicks when the key is turned but the vehicle won't start. Starter replaced less than a year ago. Sometimes the radio goes blank after a loud pop out of the speakers.
The vehicle will finally start after many attempts
but something is wrong. Othr times it will start on the first try. Any suggestions??
Horsemom4girls

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Mar 7, 2012
We are having the same issue...total electronic shutdown but van still running. Trying to decide whether to trade it in or our Ram...electronic issues scare me,I have dealt with too many in the past.

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