definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,644 miles

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #8

May 112014

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


Rear ac evaporator leaking.. I heard there was a recall on this, estimated cost to replace is between 850-1000, can you give me any information.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Jul 222010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
Our rear evaporator does not work. Air conditioning does not work. We only have 48,000 miles on our van and I have read a alot of similar stories regarding this issue.

- Berkley, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 182011

Grand Caravan

  • miles


I don't know much about cars- but Grand Caravan 05 and 06 models are all having rear evaporator's that are breaking down. In fact if you put in "rear evaporator" into google the first link is about the Grand Caravan problem. That's how bad it is. It's an expensive part and they aren't doing a recall due to bad craftsmanship. I don't think this constitutes a safety recall but american consumers are getting charged for something that is a known defect.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012011

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
After having my 06 Dodge gc serviced at the local dealer for a catalytic converter at 72,000 miles, I was informed my rack and pinion was bad and need to be replaced for $1100. Just the response for this site alone leads me to believe this is a bigger problem and Dodge should fix the problem.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 252011

Grand Caravan

  • 49,250 miles
For at least six months, I have heard a whining sound coming from my engine, normally after driving on the interstate for about fifteen miles. When I slow down, the whining lowers in pitch; when I accelerate, the pitch goes up. In recent weeks, the whining has gotten louder. I have had the car for under two years. It has handled well and has been regularly serviced. The Dodge dealership, after spending seven hours, informed me that the steering fluid was low due to a leak and that the steering rack would have to be replaced at a cost of $1250 plus labor (it would be an all day job). They also indicated that I would soon need a serpentine belt, which would cost $125 plus labor. Upon researching on the internet, I have discovered that this problem has been common in 2006 Grand Caravan models but that Dodge has chosen not to recall them. I have looked at pricing of the parts needed to do this and find the rack available for a tenth of the price this dealership (shelby motors in champaign, Illinois) wanted to charge. I have also read numerous accounts of the successful remedies that were used instead, including replacing a faulty steering fluid reservoir. The power steering has not worked any differently that it did the first day I purchased the vehicle. The pitch is not affected by turning. I also read that these parts should not need replacing in a car with such low mileage. I have seen no evidence of any leak on my garage floor.

- Danville, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 222010

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
I have been told by a Dodge dealership that the following is wrong with my car and I need the following: - erg valve - water pump - power steering rack - rack & pinion even though the car runs fine and does not shakes or anything. After doing some research online I found at a website, www.edmunds.com, reviews from many other owners of also a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan to be having the same problems that I am having. Some of them have low mileage on their cars and others have high mileage. It is too much of a coincidence that so many people are having the same problems on their 2006 G. Caravan. Seems to me that there is a problem with the 2006 line and if this is the case is something Dodge needs to fix and cover the repair costs and not the owners. Also the repairs total cost are too much money at this moment to afford.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 012007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving 45 mph, the steering vibrated and the vehicle felt out of alignment. Precision alignment inspected the vehicle and noticed that the motor mount was worn and needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that they would perform a diagnostic to determine if the motor mount was faulty. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 38,000 and failure mileage was 36,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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