2004-2007 Dodge/Chrysler minivan stalling after refuel investigation



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    2004-2007 Dodge/Chrysler minivan stalling after refuel investigation

    This is a followup to this thread in the 5th gen forum...which should really be in the 4th gen forum: http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/sho...-investigation

    More than 100 complaints have been received by federal safety regulators about stalling in older Chrysler minivans, an analysis by the Reuters news agency finds.

    The stalling problems center on 2004 to 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported earlier this week that it is taking a look at the stalling in the minivans after refueling.

    While NHTSA says it was acting on eight complaints on the 2007 Grand Caravan, Reuters says it search of the database turned up many others. The first complaints starting arriving in 2008 and have continued since.

    One complaint uncovered by Reuters says "My 2004 Chrysler Town & Country minivan stalls every time I get gas." It goes on: "One time I was turning the corner and my car died and I could not steer the vehicle and ended up on the wrong side of the road ... I have really come to dread when I need gas."

    No accidents or injuries have been reported.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...odge/15485401/

    Finally something is being done or investigated about this issue. It has been a known problem with the latter half of the 4th gens, with many people, including myself having experienced the issue more than 10 times in the past couple years. Lets hope this turns into an actual recall.

    More articles on this investigation:
    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/10/d...talling-nhtsa/
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/complain...ssue-1.1998425
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...uiry-1.2760897
    http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/C...274562311.html
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    No need for a recall... Just stop pumping when the pump clicks and you should be fine. Do a search here and that's what a
    L the topics say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005SXT View Post
    No need for a recall... Just stop pumping when the pump clicks and you should be fine. Do a search here and that's what a
    L the topics say.
    I do that and it still stalls or misfires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04anniversaryedition View Post
    I do that and it still stalls or misfires...
    Try filling it to 3/4 in the interest of science
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    Ours did that every single time after a fill up. I never topped it off, either. But, after reading these boards someone explained the problem (gas canister getting saturated) and the cure was simply not letting the tank fill till the gas pump shuts off. I simply look at the gauge before I fill up and estimate how many gallons will get it almost full (based on an estimate of a 20 gallon tank for math simplicity) and we never have seen that problem again. Now and then (but rarely) one of the kids puts gas in the minivan (!!) and lets it fill till the pump cuts it off, but by now the canister must be dried out enough that one or two instances do not cause the problem.

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    This is just one more of the seemingly simple-to-solve problems that Chrysler of today can't seem to resolve, very discouraging!

    Chrysler quality now is such a big disappointment to me after all these years!

    In the old days they always excelled at engineering if not always style.
    2006 Dodge Caravan SXT, 3.3, 91,000 mi, 4/17/2014
    2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, 3.3 Flex Fuel, 231K mi, 8/7/13
    1994 Dodge Cummins 3500 Dually, 212K mi
    1988 Dodge Mini Ram Van Aztec Conversion, 203K mi
    1986 Ply Voyager
    1970 Dodge C900 diesel truck tractor

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    When it stalls,how much time it takes to revert to normal operation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusc View Post
    This is just one more of the seemingly simple-to-solve problems that Chrysler of today can't seem to resolve, very discouraging!

    Chrysler quality now is such a big disappointment to me after all these years!

    In the old days they always excelled at engineering if not always style.
    Interesting. My impression is that the product is far better today than it used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston View Post
    Interesting. My impression is that the product is far better today than it used to be.
    Nope, not even close.
    2006 Dodge Caravan SXT, 3.3, 91,000 mi, 4/17/2014
    2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, 3.3 Flex Fuel, 231K mi, 8/7/13
    1994 Dodge Cummins 3500 Dually, 212K mi
    1988 Dodge Mini Ram Van Aztec Conversion, 203K mi
    1986 Ply Voyager
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    Quote Originally Posted by jee34 View Post
    When it stalls,how much time it takes to revert to normal operation ?
    30 seconds? Not sure, never checked. All I know, it's under a minute...Most of the time.

    Sometimes, it'll just crank, and crank and crank before it turns over.
    2011 Toyota Corolla 71,500 kms--Mom's DD
    Mods:Interior+Plate LED lighting, Seat covers, Husky Liners
    Upcoming mods: Hood visor, Window visors, door sill plates


    2004 Dodge Caravan Anniversary Edition (3.3 180HP) 276,000 Kms-Bought in 2008 with 78,215 kms-My DD
    Mods:160 AMP alt upgrade, Interior+Plate LED lighting, Painted front calipers+drums, Red pinstriping, Decals/Emblems, Door sill plates, Second hatch light, Center console, Second Underseat draw, Speakers, Window visors, Passenger grab handle, Cluster, Remote start, Phone mount, PC74 LED bulbs, rear OE mudflaps. 6 Disc DVD changer, Chrome exhaust tip, Chrome grille inserts, Bluetooth speaker

    Past vehicles:
    1999 Toyota Tercel RIP @220,191 kms, Moms first car,bought in 2003
    RIP VIDEO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJwx1juu50

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