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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,055 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Dodge Caravan brakes problems

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2006 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 122012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,300 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, she heard a loud screeching noise while depressing the brake pedal and the vehicle hesitated to stop. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the mechanic stated that the front calipers, rotors and brake pads would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 31,300. Updated 03/05/12 updated 03/14/12

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #5

May 262006


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated while driving at approximate speeds of 65 mph and applying the brakes, the vehicle began to shake violently and was hesitant to decrease speed. The vehicle was not repaired however, the contact stated he had recently had the brakes and rotors replaced at a local repair facility prior to the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000 and the current mileage was approximately 24,000.

- Apple Valley , CA, USA

problem #4

May 132006


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph and engaging the brake pedal the vehicle pulled to the left. The brake pedal felt as if he was applying pressure to cement. The dealer replaced the rotors and the brake pads previously and the failure has continued to occur. The dealer was unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- Manchester, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 032009


  • 125,000 miles


The 2006 Dodge Caravan uses a mixture of plastic and metal brake lines. The plastic lines are not safe. A couple months ago the left rear plastic brake line busted during driving and almost cause an accident. Yesterday the right rear plastic brake line busted and almost caused a crash (with family in the vehicle). The 2006 vehicle is not old; the lines should be more durable. There is no warning you've lost all your brake fluid until you push the brake pedal and it bottoms out and your vehicle doesn't stop.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact called regarding an employer's 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the brakes squeaked, and the vehicle ha suspension problems. Also, the battery overheated. The current and failure mileages were 30,000. Updated 06/06/07.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 202007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,028 miles
1 year old, 2006 Dodge Caravan, traveling on the highway, at 65 mph, the rear right brake locked on. Smoke started to come out of the axle/wheel area, and once stopped, the car had trouble moving. Dealer repaired said they were adjusted to tight, but no work had been done, since regular maintenance 10 days and couple hundred miles previous.

- Edison, NJ, USA

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