Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,959 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 lights problems

lights problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Dodge Caravan:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #13

Dec 012015

Caravan

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Currently have about 86,000 on the vehicle. The headlights, more and more, are deciding to refuse to turn on. There is no darkness indicator, just an old-fashioned turn knob with three settings (off, parking lights, headlights). Also, the headlights when working, decide to not switch off when the knob is turned to off. This is intermittent and, so far, mechanics have been unable to diagnose the problem. I see from other sites that many, many people are having these problems with these minivans and eventually, if not already, somebody is going to die when these lights cut off unexpectedly.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 082014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 76,996 miles
I began having trouble with my right front window not rolling down. Then head lights began to flash on and off. I disconnected the battery first negative then positive removed ECM and cleaned all pins on ECM and the socket it plugs into using electronic parts cleaner. I waited for the socket and pins to dry before replacing the ECM and reconnecting the power. Problem resolved itself for a while. Now all problems came back and the battery light came on. Replaced the battery and alternator. The problem went away for a week now all problems came back and vehicle is unable to be driven. I believe there is a problem with the ECM's made for this vehicle. There are many reports of people having the same issues and no recalls. I believe that the ECM is causing many problems since all 3 issues are controlled by the ECM unit.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 012014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
2006 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L, 98000 miles driving at night, headlight going off I need to turn off and on headlight switch light go on and off, after 10 minutes all outside light are off, weary scary, it happening almost every day I mean night, , I look what is the problem, maybe headlight switch I going tomorrow and buy and see if is ok, , I own this van since 2010 with no light problem"?"

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #10

Sep 252013

Caravan

  • 89,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving down the road at night headlamps suddenly without warning turn off. This has happened randomly several times since. Usually jiggling the headlight switch will turn them back on again. Have also noticed recently that the parking lights will suddenly come on then go off after a few minutes while care is parked and turned off. This is random.

- Caldwell, OH, USA

problem #9

Sep 172009

Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
Most times, when I try to turn on my headlamps at night they do not turn on when I turn the switch. It usually takes me anywhere from 10 to 20 turns to get the headlamps to turn on and sometimes they will come on only for a few seconds and then turn back off. Often, while I am in motion at night, the headlights will simply turn off for no apparent reason but I have noticed that it seems to happen more when the alternator or fans start or when I am at a low RPM and then I have to pull over and try to get the lights back on. I have also noticed that when the vehicle is parked and all switches are off, the lights will turn on and off randomly. I have tried to locate a fuse and/or relay several times but do not know where to find those... they are not in the fuse relay center under the hood. This problem only effects the headlamps, the tail lights, front marker lights, brake lights, and turn signals all work fine I have also found numerous posts on different websites complaining about the same exact problem.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #8

Sep 172009

Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
Most times, when I try to turn on my headlamps at night they do not turn on when I turn the switch. It usually takes me anywhere from 10 to 20 turns to get the headlamps to turn on and sometimes they will come on only for a few seconds and then turn back off. Often, while I am in motion at night, the headlights will simply turn off for no apparent reason but I have noticed that it seems to happen more when the alternator or fans start or when I am at a low RPM and then I have to pull over and try to get the lights back on. I have also noticed that when the vehicle is parked and all switches are off, the lights will turn on and off randomly. I have tried to locate a fuse and/or relay several times but do not know where to find those... they are not in the fuse relay center under the hood. This problem only effects the headlamps, the tail lights, front marker lights, brake lights, and turn signals all work fine I have also found numerous posts on different websites complaining about the same exact problem.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #7

Oct 312011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 74,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving at night and headlights just randomly turn off!!! have to keep flicking high beams on to get them to stay on. Not safe when you can't see to pull off side of road.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 162011

Caravan 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
2006 Dodge Caravan, headlights turn on and off randomly while driving and parked. Sometimes you have to turn the headlight switch multiple times on and off to get the headlights to function.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 302010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Caravan and about a month ago I noticed a problem when I use my turn signals. Sometimes they work fine, sometimes not at all, and sometimes the opposite blinker will turn on (ex: I use the right blinker but the left blinker come on and vise versa). This has been happening pretty much everyday since it first started. A couple of days ago when I started the car I noticed the airbag light stayed on and the passenger airbag off light on the dash stayed lit. This was very concerning because I don't know if that means the airbag is malfunctioning and won't work in an accident. I decided to do some online searching for these type of problems concerning the Dodge Caravan and realized that hundreds and hundreds of people were experiencing the same exact problems I am having. This is a huge safety concern because this is primarily my wife's car in which we carry our 3 children. From what I hear from other people experiencing the same issues is that this is related to a wind shield wiper problem as well. This has not yet happened to my car but I am sure it will probably start soon. If so many people are having the same problems I don't understand why there has not been a recall on this problem.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 102010

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 100,539 miles
Exterior lights on my 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan go on and off intermittently at night. This happens every night and has been happening for about a month or so.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 262006

Caravan

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We own a 2006 Dodge Caravan, the turn indicator does not work correctly, it flashes on the wrong side, if you click it to turn left the lights work for the right side, some time it will not work at all.

- South Otselic, NY, USA

problem #2

May 102009

Caravan

  • 40,000 miles
2006 Dodge Caravan headlights intermittently turn off and on.

- Bealeton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 142006

Caravan

  • 51,434 miles
Dodge Caravan left tail light falls off when driving. If one can see your brake lights they can hit you. And I have found out it is a very commom. And not cheap to replace.

- Hutto, TX, USA

Not what you are looking for?