definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,940 miles

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2005 Dodge Caravan steering problems

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2005 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012009

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact started the engine and heard a whining noise. It then stopped after the vehicle warmed up. After a month of experiencing this noise, she took the vehicle to the dealer. The mechanic diagnosed the failure as a gasket in the rack and pinion steering. The leaking racket was replaced and the issue was repaired. The contact believes that a recall should be issued because it is a fairly new vehicle with low mileage. The failure mileage was 38,000 and current mileage was 40,000. Updated 07/17/09 the rack and pinion was leaking and eventually replaced. Updated 07/17/09.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 222008

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,700 miles
One week after purchasing a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, the rack and pinion has to be replaced. Original complaint # 10225466 4/23/08.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #3

Mar 102008

Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The rack and pinion steering and the steering gear are going out on our 2005 Dodge Caravan. The parts are on backorder. There are seven (7) vans ahead of ours with our dealer. I spoke to Chrysler and this is a known issue. They want us to continue driving the van even with this issue. They are unable to give us a date when the part will be available.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 182007


  • miles
Rack and pinion went out (later diagnosed by dealer) on highway. Started to steer very hard and has now lost all power steering.

- Coralville, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242007

Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
There was a high pitch whine if the engine was on. This noise persisted in all gears and speeds including stopped with the transmission in park. Added ps fluid as it was low and the noise stopped. Took the car in to the dealer and they found a leak in the rack and pinion. As car was just out of warranty dealer will repair for a reduced cost. Part is ordered and will be done soon.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

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