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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 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 Grand Caravan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 292014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


Antilock brake warning light stays on for more than 8 hours system was off line and not operable. Next day warning light came on and than went off. This has happened several other times placing the antilock braking system off than on again. I believe the antilock braking system of this Dodge Caravan was/is defective at the time of manufacture of this vehicle.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The brake pedal went straight to the floorboard when it was depressed and the contact stopped the vehicle using the emergency brake. The vehicle was able to be restarted and resumed normal operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure had not recurred. The failure mileage was 69,000. Updated 08/28/14 the consumer stated while driving the vehilce lost engine power, brakes, and steering. Updated 09/2/2014

- Hiawassee, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 292014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving on a public road at 35-40 mph the vehicle began to slow down. It got progressively slower on a level road even as the accelerator was applied. At this point I noticed that the brake pedal travel was considerably less than normal and the pedal felt very hard. The problem got progressively worse and car was barely able to limp home. It felt like I was driving in deep sand. I could not go fast enough for the transmission to shift from low gear. There were no warning lights lit on the dash panel. After sitting overnight, it appeared that the car had returned to normal and I was able to drive the car to the dealership. On first inspection the dealership was unable to find a problem. I encouraged them to call the factory for possible engineering bulletins. After three days in the shop I was informed that the factory had determined that the problem was related to a faulty brake booster with the cost of repair estimated at $800. I had previously experienced this problem about 6-8 months previously, which had totally disabled the vehicle and it had to be flatbed towed to the dealership. At that time there was no dealer resolution since, after sitting overnight, they couldn't get the vehicle to repeat the situation during test drives. I feel that if this had happened on our local interstate at highway speeds it could have resulted in a more serious situation, particularly if the brakes had bound up tightly, and it may be a safety-related issue with this particular vehicle.

- Anniston, AL, USA

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