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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,455 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Dodge Caravan engine problems

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2006 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 212015


  • 123,474 miles


Driving on the interstate when dash board lights started to flicker on and off, the engine stalled for a few second, but did not lose power. What going on, why is this happening.

- High, Point, NC, USA

problem #10

Dec 272013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Car sometimes stalls once or twice within a few minutes of filling up gas tank, especially in cold weather. This started about 1 year ago and happens suddenly and sometimes in traffic. After driving further the car is ok until next fill-up. A web site claims we must replace the entire gas tank and other equipment.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #9

Jul 012012


  • 160,000 miles
When I fill the gas tank up, the van stalls after a couple of minutes of driving. At first, I thought that I had gotten some gas with water in it at the gas station. But then it happened again. Then I thought that maybe it had something to do with topping the tank off. So, I don't top it off anymore, but I am still having the same stalling problem.

- Marcellus, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 112013

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


My 2006 Dodge Caravan was bought brand new from the dealer. After 80000 miles it develop a very bad leak. I took it to mechanic number 1 who told me that the crank shaft has a manufacturing problem - to much end play has occurred and was grinding on some of the components in the engine including the oil pump. I thought he was saying that to make more money so I told him to replace the oil pump which he did. Two weeks later the problem started again. I took the van to mechanic number 2. who told me the same problem. The crank shaft has a major problem in the 2006 Dodge Caravan. The oil drips so much and gets blown on the exhaust and burns - that might catch fire so left it with mechanic number 2. to repair this problem according to the 1st and 2nd mechanics the whole bottom part of the engine has to be replaced and perhaps the engine block as well. Since this is a major problem with the Dodge Caravan 2006 I think it will be fair for the manufacturer to take responsibility.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152011

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 53,526 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact shut the engine off and after restarting, the vehicle was able to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the catalytic converter would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,526.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #6

May 192013

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The van silently stalls. So far it has only happened at low speeds. When this happens it becomes very hard to steer and brake. The first incident was during a U-turn with my 2yr old child and wife in the car. We ended up having to make use of the wheel chair ramp on the side walk. Mechanics have been unable to diagnose and unable to fix and this is still a problem.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 112012

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles


After refueling the engine cut off and lost all power in the van while turning into a parking lot. This happens consistantly after refueling. The van will begin to shake then cut off completely. I am able to restart it again and gain full power. Resently, it cuts off after refueling and in the rain.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #4

Dec 182012


  • 65,000 miles
Van had a sudden shake, than engine dies, (going at slow speed) engine light stays on, changed oil, went to auto shop, used a gas cleaner, engine light went out, but came back on a few weeks later, now engine stalls, or light comes back on often, most of my driving is in town or dropping/picking up off kids at school engine shut off 3-21-13 while driving 30-35 ms, and thankfully was able to get off road without accident. Had it checked and 1 part would be $80 to $125 dollars. Warranty of course is expired, any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 102012

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Every time after filling up the gas, the car dies on road after less than.5 mile driving. However, it can be restarted again after several minutes.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 032011

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Engine developed severe oil leak. After 6 repairs in the last 13 months mechanic (monro muffler & auto) has said that the crankshaft end play is out of tolerance. Only repair is to replace block or entire engine.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

problem #1

Apr 022012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
While driving, the engine just suddenly died, stopped working leaving a 1.7 ton vehicle with no steering or brakes, it was a miracle I rolled to a stop and did not caused an accident it happened a few more times, this vehicle is a ticking time bomb, we need to file a class action lawsuit against Dodge-Chrysler, records show this happened to a lot of people quite a few times.

- Venice, FL, USA

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