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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,180 miles

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Feb 102013

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


It first started with the passenger side sliding door lock. It would not automatically lock and had to be done manually. Now the driver's side door lock will not go up and down automatically nor will it do it manually. The door will also not open at all from inside or outside. This is a safety issue because passengers are not able to get out of the vehicle from that side.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #12

Oct 112011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated the vehicle exhibited several electrical failures. The brake lights, instrument panel and the cluster above her head all failed. The contact replaced several light bulbs but all of the lights continued to fail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the light in the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 165,000...updated 12/06/12

- Franklinton, NC, USA

problem #11

Mar 142010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights would not illuminate. In addition, the headlights would unexpectedly stop illuminating at night and would not begin functioning again for a few hours. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The consumer stated over the last two years the headlights would not come on when she used the switch to turn them on. The consumer stated while driving at night, she noticed the headlights were not on, but within a few seconds, they came back on. The consumer stated there were several occasions, where the headlights would not come on at all after toggling the switch. The consumer referenced engineering analysis (EA11-010) updated 03/29/12

- Sterling , VA, USA

problem #10

Aug 302011

Grand Caravan

  • 78,000 miles


The sliding passenger door locks no longer lock automatically lock while driving. They have to be locked manually. This is a safety issue. With children in the back seat, they can now open the doors while the car is moving if an adult forgets to lock them. The lift gate in the back no longer chimes when opening. This is a safety issue. Someone can get whacked with the door, not knowing that it is about to open. The parking lights stay on or come on spontaneously after the headlights have been turned off. This is a problem. Very easy for the owner to come out in the morning to a dead battery and a car that won't start. Some owners have reported the headlights cutting out while driving, a serious safety issue.

- Flanders, NJ, USA

problem #9

Oct 012009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Driver side passenger door automatic lock does not work.

- Woodbury Heights, NJ, USA

problem #8

Dec 152007

Grand Caravan

  • 31,051 miles
We own a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, the problems started with the turn indicator not work correctly, it flashes on the wrong side, if you click it to turn right the lights work for the left side, some time it will not work at all. Now the key less entry doesn't work the first time you press it unlocks the drivers side only press it two times rapidly and it will unlock the rear hatch and passengers side. This model van has massive electrical problems I keep smelling burning wires but I have to drive it because its our only vehicle and I have 4 children so im always worried about there safety in this van. We have owned it since new so there has been nothing changed bye anyone besides the Dodge dealer. Btw took it to Dodge they never have figured it out and the warranty is expired now so I am stuck with it.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #7

Apr 092011

Grand Caravan

  • 60,000 miles


2006 Dodge Grand Caravan - door does not fully close or open with automatic button - wire in door track was severed from multiple openings and closings - have seen on the internet that it has happened to a lot of other vans.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #6

Sep 222010

Grand Caravan

  • 60,043 miles
Automatic passenger sliding door will not open or shut completely with either buttons or fob. When the door is closed manually the door cycles to "pull" itself shut. My children noticed this also starting on driver side door as well. We believe a wire in the plastic black casing has shorted or been severed.

- Plainfield , IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 142010

Grand Caravan

  • 93,000 miles
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan all of sudden did not start. The failure engine control module a computer that was put on by Dodge and Chrysler, that is malfunction on its vehicle.the price to replace this computer is around $700. It has also failed in the town and country mini van and the Dodge durango.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 092010

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Door lock failure on 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. Sliding door is locked and will not open manually or with eletronic buttons. Big safety issue if a child or passenger is in the back of van and you could not get the door open to get child or people out if an accident was to happen!!! vehicle is no longer under warranty and I cannot afford an $100 charge to a dealership just to look at the car.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #3

Apr 252010

Grand Caravan

  • 82,000 miles


2006 Dodge Grand Caravan electric passenger door stops 6" after opening, when closing stops in the same place. 82,000 miles - seems like a very common problem with others after doing research.

- Perry, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 252007

Grand Caravan

  • 19,000 miles
Headlights on my 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan have been intermittent on various occasions. When you turn the switch on, headlights do not always activate. No injuries, no accidents, but could cause a potential accident by not being able to see, or to be seen. Once the problem was recognized, in each instance, by playing with the switch, the lights eventually would come on. First instance was probably in 2007, latest in 2009 on a couple of different occasions.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 272006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,435 miles
Multiple electrical problems resulting in many sensor and part replacements. First surge in mileage gauage resulted in replacement of fried radio. Second surge resulted in air bag sensor replacement. Third surge resulted in no problem found. Fourth surge resulted in ABS sensor needing to be replaced. The fifth surge resulted in driver seat control motor going bad, but being repairable. The sixth sugre resulted in drivers seat motor having to be replaced due to complete burn out. Since the first surge I have been unable to open the sliding doors with either the console or the buttons beside the doors most often. After one of these surges, only the key remote will open the sliding doors.

- Richlands , NC, USA

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