definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,215 miles

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan body / paint problems

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 112012

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 111,102 miles


I purchased this vehicle used in 2011 and about three months later I took into the dealer for an oil change and they said I need to change out my rack/pinion/steering since it had a small leak. Now I have a larger leak underneath the van wherever I park. I checked myself to see that the small plastic clamps have come loose and transmission fluid was leaking out. That did not fix it since it is now leaking in the front passenger side. Also I have a sunroof that leaks when we wash the van and when it rains, I have cleaned out the drains but the seal is worn down and I would have to purchase the entire assemble to fix the problem at $500 for the part does not include labor? I am happy with the vehicle other than the lemon part of the axle going bad.

- San Bernardino , CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012009

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Air conditioning failed around 50,000 miles. Had system recharged and started to fail again in a couple of months. By that time, weather started to become cold. By 80,000 miles (following summer), told that the rear air evaporator part was leaking and while Dodge did not "recall" the part, they extended the warrant to I think - 75,000 miles. The part took about 2 months to come in and cost over $1,600 to install. I was never given notice of the "extended warranty." Driver side automatic door no longer works for the second time (first around 50,000 second time around 75,000). Rack and pinion needed replacement around 90,000 miles. That cost around $1,500. Fuel gauge is about 1/4 tank off in the bad direction. Can no longer trust gauge under half a tank. Paint started to peel and metal underneath rust around 50,000 miles.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

problem #5

Dec 222011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 29,900 miles
My 2006 Grand Caravan has had problems almost since I bought it in 2007 (it had 18,000 miles when I bought it). It now only has 68,000 miles on it. My drivers side electric door does not operate when it is warm outside (29,000 miles). The passenger side axle broke and had to be replaced (65,000 miles). When it rains my power steering goes out periodically (65,000 miles). My engine light is on (haven't taken it in to check it yet) (66,000 miles) and now my airbag light is on (68,000 miles). Also I have replaced the battery and still have problems starting it. It clicks clicks clicks like a hundred times then eventually it starts.

- Bellflower , CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012009

Grand Caravan

  • 50,000 miles


2006 Dodge Grand Caravan automatic sliding door opens approximately 8 inches; then stops. Must manually open the remaining distance. Same incident when closed. Door automatically closes until about 8 inches from "fully closed". must manually close door remaining distance.

- Volo, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012009

Grand Caravan

  • miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with approx 40K, I have never had daytime running lights which seems odd but my main complaint is one of my power sliding doors wont open when I press the button on my key or the button on the dash, it seems to not be unlocking. If you manually unlock the door from the inside and then press the button then the door opens fine. I see numerous other people on line with the same exact problem which makes me wonder why Dodge has done nothing.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 212009

Grand Caravan

  • 58,500 miles
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, driver's side sliding door will not unlock from inside or outside using any method: Power buttons, keyless remote or manually pulling lock knob. All other doors and locks function as normal. The problem began approximately 1 week ago but we have no idea what caused the problem. Have seen several other postings on fixya.com with similar problems on Caravan model.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 292008

Grand Caravan

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact pressed the power door button to unlock the sliding doors. When her child attempted to exit the vehicle, the doors slammed shut and almost severely injured the child. Secondly, when she attempted to unlock the trunk of the vehicle, it would only open sporadically. The dealer would not assist. The failure and current mileages were 24,000.

- Crawford, NE, USA

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