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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,531 miles

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 292009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at any speed, the vehicle began making a noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the rack and pinion steering needed to be replaced; it was replaced at that time. The contact sent the manufacturer a letter but received no correspondence at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The current mileage was approximately 50,000. Updated 5/20/2010 updated 05/24/10.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 192009

Grand Caravan

  • 44,187 miles
Rack and pinion leaking fluid from rubber boot and needs replaced; mechanic said very common problem for 2006 Grand Caravan with over 40,000 miles. Has replaced more than he cares to admit. Of course no longer under warranty and part is on back order? must really happen alot when the part is on back order, maybe time for a recall.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 162007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. After repairing the brakes, the contact turned the steering wheel and heard unusual noises. A week later, he discovered oil on the ground underneath the vehicle. The mechanic stated that the rack and pinion was failing. The dealer stated that the parts for the repair were on backorder. The failure mileage was 41,000. Updated 6/16/08

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #3

Mar 172008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

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

Observed loud humming noise from under the hood while running engine. Looking underhood observed fluid sprayed on engine. Dealer diagnosed problem as rack & pinion. The van only has 53,000 miles. Full dealer inspection in December prior to purchase claimed there were no issues with the vehicle. The repair estimate was $800. I was told squeezing the boot on end and you could see oil leaking out as the cause of the oil. Also, previously observed a click sound when doing tight U-turn at speed. The van sat for several days until we took it to dealer Monday morning. I contacted Chrysler (1-800-992-1997) very few miles for this to fail. After a long delay while the researched the issue, they said that it was outside the 36,000 warranty and would not be covered by other warranties. They said they could not provide me any information on how often this problem has occurred. I would hate to have steering fail while driving on the interstate. The dealer told me rack & pinion is commonly on back order but they happen to have one in stock.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232008

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
I noticed what appeared to be an oil leak coming from the right front side of my undercarriage. I immediately scheduled an appointment with my mechanic, who informed me the rack and pinion in my 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan needed replaced. When I asked him how common it is for a vehicle of the age mine is, with so few miles for cars today, he said it was becoming common and even showed me another Dodge Grand Caravan on the rack for the exact same thing. I was told $873 to fix it. I then called the local Dodge dealer who said they had not heard of any Grand Caravan having this kind of problem and that they could not help me. I immediately got on the internet where I have found website after website describing the same problem as mine and that the rack and pinion for my vehicle is on back order. This really seems like a real issue that Dodge needs to address, rather than jab it to the consumer.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #1

Feb 202008

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. Contact stated that the vehicle began making a clanging noise when the wheel was turned. Additionally, the power steering fluid was low. When more power steering fluid was added in the vehicle, the fluid began leaking. The dealer stated that the power steering rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The repair was not made because the part was on back order. The VIN, purchase date, powertrain, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 20,000.

- Bettendorf , IA, USA

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