2012 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1157732
 Internal NHTSA #10683055
 ManufacurerChrysler (FCA US LLC)
 BrandDODGE
 ModelGRAND CARAVAN
 Model Year2012
 File date04/01/15
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn january 4th, while pulling into a neighbor's driveway, i tapped the brakes to stop (i was going less than 5mph, so i didn't need to press hard) the engine suddenly accelerated hard. I immediately slammed on the brakes harder to stop the acceleration, and my van ended up five to ten feet in my neighbor's yard. Two weeks later, i was pulling into a parking space at my son's work. I was moving slow and straightening the wheel approximately two to three feet from the sidewalk curb, when the engine acceleration surged and my van lurched forward. I again slammed on the brakes in order to not slam into the building wall just past the sidewalk, the van stopped on top of the sidewalk after hitting the car parked next to my van (as my wheels were still turned from turning into the parking space. The damage to my van and the car hit by my van totaled over $10,000. If a pedestrian had been on the sidewalk in front of my van, they would have been seriously injured or killed. Both times the engine unexpectedly surged, my foot was on the brake, and the van was traveling less than 2 to 3 miles per hour. When the acceleration surged the van forward, it was extremely hard and fast as if the accelerator had been pounded to the floorboard. I have checked with my local dodge dealer, who states there is no problem with this van and they have had absolutely no complaints about unexpected and powerful acceleration on the dodge grand caravan. I find this hard to believe as there are many other reports on dodge forum boards stating this exact unexpected and dangerous acceleration. I am afraid to drive my 2012 dodge grand caravan.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure32300
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHOWELL, NJ
VIN pattern 2C4RDGEG6CRXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed2
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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