2006 Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Dodge Caravan

2006 Dodge Caravan Problems

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.

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.

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

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2006 Dodge Caravan Questions

My 2006 3.3l Dodge Grand Caravan has an AC issue. 40k miles. Blows hot air. Tried swapping a new relay switch, didn't work. Looked at the compressor and it isn't spinning when the AC is on. thanks

My driver's side power door is no longer working. Has not worked for 6 months at least. The whole power unit has been replaced once on this door. These doors are heavy and hard to pull. Why does this keep going out and what do we do--spend another $400.

It choke before it dies. the check engine light is on and off. Went to dealer 3 times already but no problem found.

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2006 Dodge Caravan Recalls

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.

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 Reviews

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 an...

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,Lov...

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