For decades, Dodge has earned a reputation for manufacturing high-quality, reliable vehicles, and the Dodge Grand Caravan has been one of its best models. That said, however, there have been several Grand Caravan recalls over the years that are worth investigating before purchasing this model.
How many airbag recalls does the Dodge Grand Caravan have?
In August 2020, there were a total of four Dodge Grand Caravan recalls for airbag issues. Some of them include:
- Accidental airbag deployment due to frayed cable
- Possible projectiles during airbag deployment
- An air bag that does not deploy or does not deploy correctly
Fortunately, we will cover each of the four Dodge Grand Caravan airbag recalls in detail.
Brand emblems and mounting nuts can be projectiles during airbag deployment
NHTSA Callback ID: 20V396000
In July 2020, Dodge issued a recall for certain 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan models, citing a loose or missing brand emblem in the center of the steering wheel.
If the driver’s airbag deploys, the loose emblem and/or mounting nuts can become projectiles, creating a serious safety hazard.
To address this issue, Dodge offered to replace the airbag cover with a redesigned cover free of charge on all affected models.
Accidental airbag deployment due to frayed cable
NHTSA Callback ID: 17V376000
In June 2017, Dodge issued a recall for certain 2011-2012 Grand Caravan models regarding the driver’s front airbag that may deploy unexpectedly. This can happen if the airbag wiring harness rubs against the steering wheel and shorts out.
An airbag that deploys unexpectedly can cause serious injuries on its own and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle if the airbag deploys while the vehicle is moving.
To fix this problem, Dodge offered to replace the airbag wiring free of charge on all applicable models.
The airbag may not deploy correctly in the event of an accident
NHTSA Callback ID: 13V291000
In July 2013, Dodge issued a recall for certain 2013 Grand Caravan models, citing a problem in the occupant restraint control module software. This problem can prevent the airbags from deploying or deploying incorrectly in a crash.
If vehicle airbags do not deploy the way they were designed, they will not adequately protect vehicle occupants.
To address this issue, Dodge has offered to replace the occupant restraint control module on all affected models free of charge.
Side airbags can deploy on the wrong side
NHTSA Callback ID: 13V283000
In July 2013, Dodge issued a recall for certain 2013 Grand Caravan models regarding a software issue that could cause the side airbags to deploy on the wrong side in a side collision.
To address this issue, Dodge has offered to update the occupant restraint control module software for free on all affected models.
How do you handle a Dodge Grand Caravan open recall?
Not sure if your Dodge has a recall? Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website and enter your vehicle’s VIN number. The system will then alert you if there are any open recalls in the model that need to be addressed.
If you discover an open recall on the vehicle, contact Dodge directly at (800) 423-6343 for next steps. They will be able to tell you what to do next and what to expect from the recall repair process.