2005 Dodge Caravan Overview


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2005 Dodge Caravan Overview

For years, Chrysler heard complaints from drivers about how cumbersome it was to remove the heavy rear seats from its Dodge Caravan minivan. It took them a while, but in 2005, the Dodge Caravan introduced Stow 'n Go seating, a fast and easy way to reconfigure the second and third rows of this minivan. Where Honda Odyssey had been doing this for a while, the Caravan is the first minivan to offer it in the second row as well as the third row.

The setup allows for a multitude of seating configurations. Seats fold absolutely flat into the floor, or can be split where one is down and another is up. The third row seats can be turned to face the rear. When the seats are up, the floor compartments act as alternative storage. Stow 'n Go is a big hit with owners and earns high ratings from experts, but is available only in the Grand Caravan models.

Also new in the 2005 Caravan are minor surface changes to the grille, fog lights, and new back seats. Inside are optional side airbags for all seating, more cushiony seats, and reclining seats in the second and third row. And if you could possibly need any more storage options, an overhead rail allows you to attach a DVD screen and removable storage bins. Pretty soon they'll find a way to put storage bins in the steering wheel as well. The optional UConnect, attached to the audio system, is a hands-free wireless connection to your cell phone.

People buy minivans for their storage capacity, and this probably explains why the Dodge Caravan has maintained its top position for 20 years despite complaints of an underpowered engine and constant repairs.


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    Gas Leak While Fueling Up

    I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan and lately everytime I fuel up it leaks gas. It started with small leak now bigger. Soot is size of cantolope. Once I drive it stops. Where could the leak be coming from...

    Compatible Van Parts

    Can I use parts from a 2005 dodge caravan on a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan?


    My 2005 Dodge Caravan Had O2 Codes Come Up. I Changed The Up Stream 02 Sens...

    Engine Light came on, I ran the computer on it and the code said it was a Up Stream 02 Sensor. I changed it with Auto Zone brand and then 2 days later the light was on and the same code was being sugg...

    My Van Won't Shift Out Of 1st Gear And Doors Won't Unlock Using The Unlock ...

    I'm not sure if the two are related, or possibly 2 different issues. About a week ago, I noticed the van not wanting to shift out of first gear, and then a day or so later, the door locks have to be...


    Our 2005 Grand Caravan Is Turning Over 200,000 How Many More Miles Can We E...

    Van is running great. Air bag and engine lights are on, door locks don't work, but no engine problems. We are wondering how many more miles we might be able to get on it.