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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,969 miles

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2006 Dodge Caravan seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #17

Sep 082015

Caravan

  • miles

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

"takata recall" the air bag lights are on all the time when the car engine is turned on.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #16

Oct 232015

Caravan

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. While the vehicle was at a stop light, a second vehicle crashed into the passenger side. The contact's vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle. During the crash, the front end was severely damaged but the air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained a fractured cervical spine that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed. The cause of the failure was undetermined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Los Frenos, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 232015

Caravan

  • 10 miles
The air bags didnot open on a car crash at 40mph

- Los Fresnos, TX, USA

problem #14

Mar 232016

Caravan

  • 14,900 miles

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

The air bags didnot deploy and mri sates I had broken my back it was not my fualt the other car didnot have insurece I am trying to get Dodge

- Los Frenos, TX, USA

problem #13

Oct 122015

Caravan

  • 83,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. While driving at 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained shoulder, wrist, and foot injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,300.

- Maraposa, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 012014

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
When I start engine everything is ok but air bag light stay on dashboard all the time and I hear 2 or 3 sounds after that no sound but airbag light is on all the time when engine is running. I see that 2006 Dodge Caravan have recall on air bag module, I did not receive any mail from Chrysler regarding this recall.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #11

Oct 162012

Caravan

  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that while parked, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V008000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 052011

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated on an instermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but the dealer could not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10V008000 (air bags: Frontal: Sensor control module). The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 67,000. Updated 03/05/12 updated 03/06/12

- Jasper, AL, USA

problem #9

Jan 012007

Caravan

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The contact was driving 60 mph when the air bag failure light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer reconnected the wiring for the air bags. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:10V008000(air bags:frontal:sensor/control module).the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Kingsville, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 012011

Caravan

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the air bag lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 200,000 and current mileage was 241,000.

- Dresden , TN, USA

problem #7

Jan 112011

Caravan

  • 95,000 miles

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

I bought a 2006 Dodge Caravan in 2009. It had 20,000 at that time. Shortly after purchase we drove the van approximately 100 miles. It began making roaring noises so I pulled over and stopped. After sitting for about 20 minutes, I started the car again and there was no noise. Every time I traveled for over 45 minutes, this would happen. I took the car to be looked at several times but no one could find a problem. Finally in January of this year the car started making this noise all of the time and my son-in-law, who is a mechanic, said that it needed power steering fluid. That fixed the problem for awhile. In March, I took my car in and was told that the rack and pinion needs to be replaced! very expensive! the car is now only making noise when I go through standing water. Also, the airbag warning light illuminates at intervals. It seems that a lot of people are having these same complaints. I think that Dodge needs to do some recalls and some repairs!

- Belton, SC, USA

problem #6

Jun 112009

Caravan

  • miles
2006 Dodge Caravan airbag warning light illuminated.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 092009

Caravan

  • 106,729 miles
Air bag lighting on and leaking steering rack air bag sensors right and left plus wiring harness had to be replaced because of road salt winter environment had recall on 2005 Dodge Caravan but not covered on 2006 Dodge Caravan Dodge dealer know about problems with leaking steering rack but won't stand behind there product I just spent $1493.61 having steering rack replaced both left and right impact sensor and harness and evap leak detection pump and hoses along with purge solenoid cause by steering rack and pinion leaking on to pump.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 152007

Caravan

  • 43,000 miles
Left front airbag sensor failed.

- Dallas, PA, USA

problem #3

May 232008

Caravan

  • miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan and I have 55,000 miles on it. My air bag light came on and it stays on. The book said to get it fixed immediately so I called a dealership that is 30 miles one way and they said it would cost $79 to look at it and it would cost up to $300 if the air bag sensor was bad. I then called a local auto shop and they said they could check it for $49 and they did. The rt front air bag sensor was indeed bad. It had corrosion inside it. The total bill might come to $150 or more. I checked on line and see, there was a Dodge/Chrysler recall on the 2005 model for corrosion getting in the sensor and causing them to fail (which is the same thing my 2006 did) why isn't the 2006 models included in the recall? I called Chrysler and they said if it gets put on a recall list then I would be reimbursed for my expenses because that would be a safety issue no matter where I had it fixed.

- Upper Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 182007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife was involved in a front end collision with her 2006 Grand Caravan and neither of the airbags deployed. We thought nothing of it until reading these other complaints. Now we are wondering if there is a defect in her van.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

Caravan 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,528 miles
Major crash, both frame rails crushed and no airbag deployment.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

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