really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,487 miles

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan transmission problems

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 162010

Grand Caravan

  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while the vehicle was stopped, the vehicle would not move when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The contact pressed harder but the vehicle did not respond. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop but the failure could not be diagnosed. The contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle to a local dealer for a diagnostic test. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure occurred three times since October 2010. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 012008

Grand Caravan

  • 31,000 miles
Whining noise when van starts in cold weather, gets louder as you accelerate.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 192008

Grand Caravan

  • 65,000 miles


Brakes appeared to be going out in vehicle. Had service technician check and believe transmission is going out. Found out several people with this vehicle have had problems with transmissions between 60,000 and 80,000 miles.

- Vancleave, MS, USA

problem #3

May 192007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,409 miles
I own and drive a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. On May 19, 2007, I drove to my usual parking spot and put the van in 'park'. I exited the car and looked to the rear of the van to see how close I was to the sidewalk. I reached into the car to pull out my key, accidentally turning it to 'accessory' for a brief second before turning it to the 'off' position and removing the key. While standing next to the car, with the driver's door still open, the van began rolling backwards! I was in shock for a bit before I realized what was happening. The driver's door was pushing me from behind, and I had to walk forward to keep the door from knocking me down. I tried to reach the brake with my left hand or jump into the vehicle so I could brake. Being pushed by the door prevented this. The rear wheels rolled over the curb followed by the front tires. I desperately tried to prevent the van from rolling into the street by grabbing the steering wheel and turning it a little. The slight upslope of the road slowed the vehicle down enough for me to jump in. I put the key into the ignition, started the vehicle as quickly as I could and put it in drive. I moved forward slightly, hitting the curb, put it into reverse and drove back a bit to clear the curb, put it back into drive and drove back up onto the parking area. I immediately felt pain in both knees, back, both hips, right leg and right ankle, left upper area under my arm and into the ribcage. Later I also began having stiffness in my neck, and experienced occasional numbness in both arms, depending on the position I had them in. I tried to contact daimler Chrysler online since it was a Saturday. Even after choosing the link "contact us" I was never given a phone number or E-mail address! on Monday, May 21, 2007, I contacted the Dodge dealer from whom I purchased the vehicle one year ago. I made an appointment to have the van checked over and repaired this Friday, May 25, 2007.

- Prague, OK, USA

problem #2

Feb 092006

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Popping noise in steering column. While traveling at least 50 miles a loud winding noise was heard coming from the steering column, -possibly transmission. Vehicle became hard to steer. All fluids have been checked and vehicle was serviced regularly.

- Frisco City, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 072007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. When shifting from first to second gear it felt as though it was making contact with something hard. The failure mileage was 26,000. The dealer diagnosed the failure, and stated that the transmission oil was leaking. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure continued to occur. Also, the dealer replaced the speeding sensor to make the transmission shift normally. The contact was concerned about the safety risk involved, including paying the repair cost for a failure that was not repaired. The current mileage was 40,000.

- Nadervinne, IL, USA

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