Dodge Caravan 2008-2020 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Dodge Caravan for the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020.
ADD KEY (Must have two working integrated keys):
1. Insert first working integrated key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to the ON position for at least 3 seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first key.
2. Insert the second working integrated key and turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the second key.
3. Insert a blank integrated key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing. Turn on again for 3 seconds and then turn off.
The new integrated key is programmed. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to 8 keys.
About Dodge Caravan
The fifth-generation Dodge minivan had debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show with exterior styling by Ralph Gilles. Beginning with Generation V in the model year 2008, Chrysler only made the long-wheelbase Grand Caravan. With the discontinuation of the short-wheelbase Caravan, Dodge offered the Journey on nearly an identical wheelbase and as a crossover rather than a minivan. Although the SWB model, which had accounted for half of all sales in Canada, cost approximately $2,000 less and offered a four-cylinder engine option with improved fuel economy, Chrysler executives stated the SWB Caravan was discontinued to accommodate new features offered in the Grand Caravan, consistent with the demands of the majority of the minivan market.
A new six-speed automatic transmission became standard with the 3.8 L V6 and the new 4.0 L V6. The four-speed automatic transmission is standard with the 3.3 L Flex-Fuel V6. This generation of Grand Caravan and its Town & Country counterpart were not available with an all-wheel-drive system. The previously unavailable Electronic Stability Control was made standard on this generation.
Chrysler introduced a seat management system marketed as Swivel’n Go seating, the MyGIG entertainment system (a stereo with a built-in hard drive for recording, storing, and playing music), second and third-row video screens, powered second-row windows, standard side curtain airbags, and dashboard-mounted transmission controls. The gear shift lever moved to the instrument panel, the location used by competitors.
The market shifted briefly away from minivans and SUVs with the gasoline price spikes of the earlier part of 2008. This trend began to reverse itself towards the fall of 2008. In 2009 and 2010 the Dodge Grand Caravan continued to be the top-selling minivan in Canada, with over 60% of the market’s monthly sales.
Automotive News reported that, from January to October in 2010, Dodge sold about a third of its 2010 Grand Caravans to rental fleets. The relatively high rental fleet sales depressed used vehicles’ resale value: as the number of returned ex-rental 2010 Grand Caravan to the market jumped fourfold between July to October, prices of used 2009 and 2010 Dodge minivans dropped by as much as 20%.
The Dodge Grand Caravan was discontinued after the 2020 model year because of “regulatory reasons”. It was reported that the cost of updating the vehicle to meet new federal safety regulations is so high that it would eliminate its low price advantage. (Source Wiki)