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This comment is for those of you that did not find my review helpful. It appears that your claim is intended to impune my character and undermine my credibility, honesty and sincerity when I provided you with these facts. Therefore I have 2 comments for you. If you really don't feel that this information is relevant to the purchase that I can only assume you are considering making then I challenge you to purchase one of these vehicles. Are you up for that dare? But before you make that decision to spend approximately 26K I would like you to consider the fact that your purchase and the reliability of your vehicle will have absolutely no effect on me. So buy what ever you want. Maybe I'll run into you on the street.Report it
Why don?t you just trade it in and get an Odyssey and enjoy all the risks of the front wheels falling off that the other Honda owners enjoy. Or maybe you would prefer a self accelerating Toyota. FYI, the doors lock when you drive off because it is a safety feature that all new cars have, your dealership can turn it off if your prefer the old fashioned way of getting carjacked at lights, having door pop open during a crash or having kids or a senile granny open the door while the car is moving. All cars have had blind spots for 100 years. Amazingly people have managed to drive all this time without blind spot monitors.Report it
Doors being locked or not is questionable, you could argue. Anyway, we have 2005 Grand Caravan and turning that feature off is well documented in the manual. Unless it changed since.Report it
If the dealer that I bought it from, Pomoco Dodge, agreed to examine the transmission leak prior to the AMS Vans driver coming up from Georgia to pick it up for wheelchair conversion then trading it in would have been an excellent suggestion but they refused to examine it at that time and now that it has been converted a trade in would be impossible. As far as the door locks being a safety feature it should be a programmable feature by the owner, not the dealer or manufacturer. I did have them unprogram this feature. But consider being in an accident and being pinned or unconscious. Do you want the EMT response time delayed because they had to pry open the doors or maybe you would prefer your jugular vein to be lacerated when they break the glass to get to you. As far as blind spots 100 years ago, you may not have noticed but vehicle body styles have changed considerably during that time. 100 years ago these blind spots were not as prevelant as they are today. Incidentally, locking someone in against their will constitutes unlawful detainment. It sounds to me like what you are suggesting is that ALL mini vans are traffic hazards that should be removed from the highways.Report it
To trusko. If you have the capability to deprogram the automatic door locks that take place when the vehicle approaches 15 MPH then this program has been altered by the manufacturer or dealership on the newer vehicles. The 2012 can be owner programed to lock or unlock all of the doors with one push of the button but the only way an owner of a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan can have this automatic door lock feature when the vehicle is in motion removed is by returning to the dealership and have a technician unprogram it using Chrysler's computer software. This is documented in the 2012 owners' manual and has been verified by the Chrysler Customer Assistance Officials and the service manager of the dealership where I made the purchase.Report it
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