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2006 Dodge Caravan

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2006 Dodge Caravan Problems

Engine -- Verified

Due to the crankshaft end play being out of specification, the front crankshaft seal can be popped or pushed out. Revised crank main thrust bearings will solve the problem.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Engine -- Verified

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Coolant leaks coming from the underbody on vehicles equipped with rear heat/AC are common. The underbody hoses should be inspected as part of regular maintenance. If you drive on roads where salt is prevalent the problem is generally more severe. Some 2005 models are involved in a special service action, no government recall was issued.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The front legs for the third row bench seat may not retract. Our technicians tells us a new parts kit and/or spring is available to correct this concern.

2006 Dodge Caravan Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 19, 2010

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Under certain environmental conditions, a front crash sensor for the airbag system may crack, allowing water intrusion. This can cause the sensor to fail and illuminate the airbag warning light. The airbag system may not deploy as designed when the airbag warning light is on, increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected sensors with ones of a new design. This recall is expected to begin during June 2010. The Chrysler recall number is J38.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 19, 2006

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The front windshield wiper motor armature shaft may break. Loss of windshield wiping capability could occur, resulting in the driver's vision being obscured, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin during June and July of 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F10.

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2006 Dodge Caravan Questions and Answers

zooman, 2006 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Plymouth, MI

The turn signals stopped working properly for no apparent reason. Sometimes the left signal will turn on when I move the switch up to make a right hand turn. Some times they will not work at all i...

spiderspider, 2006 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Woodbridge, VA

my mechanic wants to replace the EGR Valve and the Sensor. Is there a sensor replacement as well as the valve?

deaconswife, 2006 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Huntington, WV

my a/c in my van gets cold in the back but not up front. Had it charged but it
still dont work up front it just blows out just room temp air

Susan32, 2006 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Chicago, IL

Can you give me instructions on changing the water pump? Is it difficult and would it be best to have a professional do it ?

terryt3, 2006 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Clearwater, FL

My sliding door fails to open or close. I believe it is the wiring harness inside the plastic chain / harness track. Has anyone had a similar problem?

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2006 Dodge Caravan Reviews

Front crankshaft oil seal popped out onmy 2006 Dodge Caravan 2.4L engine with 34500 miles.Warranty had expired (36 months).I notifed Chrysler,they sentme to my local dealer to diagnose the problem.They found the crankshaft had excessive end-play causing seal to pop out.They replaced the engine block for my co-pay of $1500.Considering my warranty had expired,I am satisfied with with Chrysler,Love my Caravan SE. Ed K

Some of the plastic interior is not as durable as it could be and the seat releases are not adequate to stand up to more than moderate use in that they have a tendancy to hang up and the release handle will begin to give and bend.
The stereo system gives almost concert hall quality sound.
Everything else over all is above average in my opinion. It is a comfortable and easy to drive vehicle and I do not regret buying it in the least.

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