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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,329 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 transmission problems

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2006 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012011

Caravan 4-cyl

  • miles


Letter from complaint regarding problems with his 2006 Dodge Caravan 3759 VIN; the vehicle was repossessed on Sept 30, 2010 and now has a recall on it; he is seeking help in having the vehicle returned to him. The consumer stated the vehicle seemed to lose power and made noises when going up a hill. Also, all of the instruments on the dashboard went out, when the consumer hit a bump in the road.

- Plainsboro, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 152010


  • 46,299 miles
When parallel parking my 2006 Dodge Caravan today (5/15/10) with foot firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle lunged forward a couple feet then stopped. About a year ago this also happened and Dodge inspected and cleaned the throttle body per tsb.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 202009


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. Since June of 2009, the vehicle jerks and hesitates when stopping and then accelerating. The vehicle was taken in for repair, but the mechanic explained that no new parts were manufactured because the previous parts were defective. The mechanic received this information from the dealer. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #2

Jan 242009

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,264 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. While parked on a small incline with the parking brake engaged, the vehicle rolled backwards and struck another vehicle. There were no injuries. The contact feels that this is very unsafe because his children could have been in the vehicle and injured. The current mileage was 53,294 and failure mileage was 53,264. The consumer stated he left the vehicle running with the gear in park. However after a few minutes, the consumers wife turned the vehicle off. Suddenly, she noticed the vehicle was rolling backwards and it could not be stopped. The consumers wife was sitting in the passenger seat. Updated 02/03/09. Updated 02/03/09.

- Redding , CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 232006

Caravan 6-cyl

  • 52,083 miles
On wed 4-23-08 my wife was returning both of my daughter from school. As she was driving on a city street in maumelle, ar where the school is her 06 Dodge Caravan SXT was rendered immobile with a huge clunking noise in the front end. The Caravan was towed to the Dodge dealer, landers on alcoa road. The dealer repaired the vehicle today Friday 4-25-08 stating that the front drive shaft had cracked in two rendering the vehicle inoperable. If this had happened on the busy interstate highway my wife and daughter would probably have been dead. The landers service tech. Stated something similar to this also.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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