Chrysler addressed a major shortcoming of the Grand Caravan by improving its interior flexibility. The second- and third-row seats can now be folded flat into the floor, ending the need to remove heavy seats. There's also more in-cabin storage space. However, the increased flexibility doesn't compensate for the number of areas where the Grand Caravan falls short of the better minivans.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2008. Side air bags available from 2001-2004. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2008.
Road Test

Chrysler addressed a major shortcoming of the Grand Caravan by improving its interior flexibility. The second- and third-row seats can now be folded flat into the floor, ending the need to remove heavy seats. There's also more in-cabin storage space.

However, the increased flexibility doesn't compensate for the number of areas where the Grand Caravan falls short of the better minivans. The coarse engine produces only adequate acceleration and fuel economy. The interior is noisier than the top-rated minivans, and the ride can get unsettled over uneven surfaces or in bumpy corners.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan extended
minivan regular
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (150 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (180 hp)
  • 3.8-liter V6 (205 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Cloth headliner became unglued from the roof, hangs down."

Anthony P., (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is calking/fading, mostly on the roof."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Paint chalking and fading on hood and doors. Started in 2019. Unresolved."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure Unsure)

"The paint is chipping off the hood. It's also fading in spots. Rust is coming through really bad in some spots"

Susan R., MI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"The paint on the hood has faded and peeled in about 12 inch circumference circle"

Fred W., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
Rust

"The problem started about 9-10 years in. Very bad on rocker panels. Seems worse on the 2006 models as I also had an 02 Caravan with less rust problems. No resolution on the problem. Just letting the van deteriorate until unsafe. Still doing routine maintenance. Unacceptable amount of rust considering care of van."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"the sliding door and the lift hatch door rust out o9n the bottom"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

"Rust on the undercarriage and exhaust system"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure Unsure)

"Bad rust, rocker panels, lower doors"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"right rear wheel well has rusted through to the exterior and forward into the rocker panel. I understand and have seen evidence this is a problem with the Caravan."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"bad rusting on lower sliding doors and bottom side metal areas below both sliding doors"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Rocker panels rust out due to foam injected at factory that retain moisture/condensation. Disappointing because i frequently wash my vehicle to prevent corrosion but this causes it to rust from the inside out making rust inevitable. Rust paint peeling on hood and tailgate. Rocker panel problem from 2001 to 2007."

Shawn A., ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"The front door and sliding door are completely rusted out on the bottom of the door."

Robert B., ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Bottom of all four doors rusted from the inside to the out side. Ed Piper 988 east ave.s.e. Warren, Ohio 44484"

Edward P., OH (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition 3.2-L V6)

"Vehicle failed inspection due to rust around rear wheel wells. Fixed it myself with body filler and touch up spray paint. have seen rust in this area in virtually every Dodge van of this age. Seems to be a weak spot."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Significant rust through the full thickness of the edges of the undercarriage."

David D., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"The body is rusting very rapidly in multiple location's. I have noticed ALL other 2006 & earlier van's are rusting in the same way/location's. Seem to be a factory defect."

James Z., MN (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Very serious rust through on drivers side rocker panel, rear wheel well opening, on sliding door. Right side is rusty but not as bad. Will have to do something soon"

James L., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Every Caravan we see has rust in the same place in the front drivers side just above the grill and in the rear at the bottom of the hatch"

Joseph H., MN (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

"A few rust through areas on rocker panels below sliding doors that will not allow the vehicle to pass state inspection without repair"

Dan M., NH (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

"Using out all along bottom of doors on both sides"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"The rear wheel wells on both sides have reoccurring rust issues"

Robert S., KY (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Quarter panels are crumbling from rust and muffler required replacement due to rust. (Our roads are salted in Winter.)"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"Rust at bottom of doors and in front of Rear Wheel"

S K., CT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition 3.2-L V6)

"rear 1/4 panels rusting"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Side doors and sills rust through on the same spot on both sides. I see this on other caravans too"

Ken M., ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS computer went out. I have not decided whether to repair it (about $600)or just live without the ABS. Given the age of the van and the limited driving, I probably will not repair."

James L., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"The ABS warning light is always on despite twice being checked by mechanics (other than my husband who IS a mechanic). Very rarely, the light goes off for a few miles, then it's on again."

Terry M., FL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8-L V6)

"ABS light comes on and goes off"

Donald V., WV (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Calipers

"The calipers were replaced for the first time after about 170000 miles as a part of a routine brake job."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

"Brake locked against wheel, smoke, then fire."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Calipers were lubricated, per garage recommendation, and have heated and sometimes caused smoke. Revisited garage twice -- once was rotor deformed. Second told that car is not driven enough and rotors are rusting."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"no problem just wear"

C B., SC (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
Parking brake

"Completely came apart when I attempted to engage it. Had to have mechanic tie the cables up"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Ive become quite proficient changing brakes as they wear ot frequently."

Shawn A., ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"The brake pads wore out more quickly than they were suppose to, but then, I drive a lot of miles and demand a lot of performance out of the vehicle"

Shelly A., WA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"This van seems to experience more brake wear than average on the front brakes, possible due to the added lower weight of the stow and go seats"

Beth F., GA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

"It seems as though the 2006 Dodge Caravan eats brakes. I am always getting them done. I would not purchase another Caravan because of this issue"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"back brakes failed completely. got them fixed. all is currently well. I consider this failure normal for the age and use of the car."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Break system loses fluid. Brakes fail while driving; very dangerous."

David D., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"During a normal check on the brakes it was indicated that the rotors were needing replacement so we replaced them."

Anonymous, AB (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Rotors

"Had a front and rear brake job; on rear, had to replace rotors"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Squeaking

"My brakes squeak 9 out of 12 months. Even after I get them serviced they still squeak"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"After repairing front end, I did not have alignment for several months. As a result major wear on new tires & alignment took 2 hrs because of seizing."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"for many years I have had a strange humming noise. It's almost like a plane taking off! 4 years ago I had the steering pump & reservoir replaced but this did not stop the noise though it did help with the steering which had become ragged. I still do not know what is causing the noise which has become worse. Recently I took it to be serviced and discovered it needed new rack & pinion. But that did not turn out to be the source of the noise. 3 weeks ago I traded it in for the Subaru. I was tol"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Rougher ride than usual, especially over uneven pavement. Shocks & struts were original issue so I felt it was worthwhile replacing them"

Edson A., AZ (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)

"New dealer parts/service did not fix it to satisfaction.. Not all mopar part like I thought I was getting and the reason I took it to the dealer for the repairs"

James G., SC (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)

"Right front strut broke last summer. But after 10 summers on very rough dirt roads I'm not too sorprised!"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

"Shocks and struts all went at same time as most of the resy of the front end"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Left front coil spring broke as i was leaving my driveway, dropping down and contacting the tire sidewall. At highway speeds it would probably have shredded a tire. In it's defence it's the original strut/spring combo - 14 years old/306K km. I've put a set of new Monroe coil/strut assemblies on left and right front."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Car was very noisy when moving. I experienced loss of power steering fluid but could not diagnose the cause for lossing power steering fluid unti the rack and pinion was totally replaced for about $1,200."

Richard S., MN (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Steering rack needed to be replaced. Should have lasted much longer."

Landa G., OR (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"It was leaking and they said it would be cheaper to replace the tie rods & the rack & pinion together."

James P., PA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

"I had to replace the Rack & pinion steering 3 times. The 12-volt power plug in rear passenger has never worked from day 1"

Rusty B., CA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Tie rods

"Tie rods were a part of replacing the rack and pinion."

Richard S., MN (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Clunking was repaired by replacing the right side tie rod, then re-aligning"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"we have replaced them multiple times per year"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE)
Automatic climate control

"temp 90 outside , air condition not working ,, then after you drive for maybe 10 to 15minutes the air condition will come on and everything is OK.. in the winter the heater works on driver side only. no heat to passenger."

Donald V., WV (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower switch needed repair"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE)
Condenser

"The condenser failed and we chose just o fix the main cabin condenser and NOT fix the one in the rear of the van to save money"

Joseph H., MN (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
Evaporator

"needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Refrigerant leak"

George T., PA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Heater system

"It had a leak in the radiator hose. It was replaced - very minor issue."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)

"Leaking intake manifolds, thermostat, water pump."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"the tubing for A/C to the rear of the van rusted out and I had to seal off the pipes to keep the system funtional"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

"Lower hose on radiator rotted out and leaked"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Evaporator"

George T., PA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"The cruise control worked intermittently. There was no compression when going downhill, even in 2nd as opposed to overdrive"

Rusty B., CA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Turn signals sometimes work, sometimes not. When not come on I must pull the control lever to high beam position and then they work. Have to be aware and quick to respond so that other drivers know my intent."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"I had to replace both rear signal lights at different times. we replaced whole assembly because the lights had melted the receptical"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

"Difficult to identify short in the system that intermittently rendered the turn signals inoperative"

Dan M., NH (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
Gauges

"half of the console and gauge lights don't work. Not worth the expense of fixing."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
Headlights

"When it is raining or you hit a bump where there is water, the headlights go out so you have to keep turning the lights off and on to make them work."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Unsure)

"High beam switch did not keep high beams on - replaced."

Anonymous, DE (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Interior lights

"had problem with interior light above rear view mirror with recepticle melting. to make it work I have to replace whole assembly."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

"There are light below the windshield and above the radio. The come automatically when the door is open or they can be turned on manually. The one on the passenger side does not work. I took to my mechanic to be repair and he told me that the assembly the connects the light is defective and would cost *350 to repair so I elected not to get it fixed."

Jerry O., AZ (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Within the last year the turn signals, washer/wipers sometimes will not work unless I pull the control stick to high beam position. Then they all work fine."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"both front and rear wipers function poorly. The front wipers collide with each other and break wiper blades. The rear wiper works intermittently and slowly with little contact with window. Both have been "fixed" numerous times by dealers. I finally just gave up"

Karen V., IA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Driver side sliding door retracts a foot then stops. Probably a broken wire."

Anthony P., (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Electronic issue caused sliding doors and rear hatch to open on their own intermittently while vehicle was parked. Expensive diagnosis and repair."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Sliding Doors have had problems for long time. One cant open from inside and other door has lock problems"

S K., CT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition 3.2-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Passenger side rear door lock no longer locks or unlocks when the driver's lock switch is used. Must be locked and unlocked manually."

David D., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"It is a handicapped accessible van and the side door with the ramp wouldn't unlock or open automatically"

Susan R., MI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"Electric door locks on both rear passenger doors no longer work. Must be locked and unlocked manually (with the stud in each door sill)"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"The lock on the passenger side rear sliding door has failed to automatically lock and unlock"

Fred W., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)
Mirrors

"the interior spring and attachment of both sideview mirrors rusted out and I had to use electrical tape to reattach them"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"the middle seat behind the driver cable snapped making it impossible to put yhe seat into the stow area. The cable assembly is not available & the Chrysler dealer Fitzpatrick Derby Ct. said the only way to fix it to buy the whole seat at $1300.00. I could not afford that for the occasional use of that convenience"

D P., CT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
Windows

"The driver's and passenger's power windows stopped working"

Robert S., KY (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water pump fixed"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"A small leak was noted in one of the water cooling radiators and required replacement"

Andrew B., MD (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.2-L V6)

"having issues with the moon roof leaking occasionally"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"The Dodgfe has rust on the right side of roc ker panel. Always housed in heated garage. Starter failure due to faulty WIRING. POOR CONNECTION TO POWER CONTROLLED DRIVER SEAT."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
Wind noise

"WIND NOISE AROUND RIGHT DOOR. sINCE NEW. dEALER DIDN'T FIND WHERE NOISWE IS GENERATED."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"same as the 2013 there is a lot wind noise when driving on the highway"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

"Wind and road noise is irritating. I had ordered a package that included road noise control and it did not come with the van. I blame the dealer for that situation. I also blame myself for not checking for my order to have been filled properly."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Intake manifold leaking"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"one of the fans died, jumping and frying the temp relay and overheat cracked the radiator. Still able to finish trip in Florida and drive back to home after 3,000 miles with problem. Great vehicle, cheap to maintain, tons pf space without seats, can not buy new one for lack of a spare tire"

Andrea S., MD (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)
Radiator

"Radiator leak requiring replacement of radiator."

David D., IL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

"Leaking radiator; had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Water pump

"The water pump leaked for the last 60,000 miles. It finally became very bad in the last 500 miles and had to be replaced. Bolts broke during replacement and one cannot be fixed without replacing the timing cover. Also, PITA to do"

William B., VA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"The reservoir was clogging up sounding like low power steering fluid but not. It was a $500 shop repair but I found online it was a common issue and was able to do it myself with YouTube help for $50"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Serpentine belt was replaced for the first time at 166,000 miles. It had not failed."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)
Engine computer

"Dealer can not find reason for number two cylinder missing, after significant tests and expensive repairs."

Landa G., OR (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

"Check engine light was on, so we had it fixed and were assured it wouldn't come back on. It did. No idea why"

Lindsay G., OR (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8-L V6)
Oil leaks

"No external leaks but refill a quart a month on oil"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"muffler fell completely off due to welds on pipe failed. muffler was still good. replaced pipe and muffler."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.2-L V6)
Other/unsure

"The air bags light came on during our purchase. They checked it and it was fine. Came back on again a few days later. Company said they could fix it, but we would have pay for it. Price was ridiculous."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Unsure)

"Hasn't worked for years and although I agreed to pay ANYTHING it cost to fix, no mechanic could fix it."

Anonymous, (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Van overheated on way to work, was able to "limp" the van the rest of the way. After work, van started but quickly overheated. AAA tow to mechanic. Had blown out a cooling hose but after replacement, discovered head gasket leak. Used "stop leak" to plug and am still driving the van as I can't afford to replace head gasket. Just keep trips with this vehicle fairly close to home and keep an eye on temp gauge and keep water and oil filled. Currently not having problems with oil/water mixing and driving normally."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Unsure 3.2-L V6)

"Head gasket was replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.2-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"transmission had difficulty shifting up into the next gear."

Donald S., IA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

"Problems with the flywheel"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"The replacement battery went bad and so was replaced. Van actually ran better afterwards. Not van's fault"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan)
Starter

"starter was original equipment just wore out"

Edward W., FL (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Lock up stopped working and required significant work in a shop to fix"

William B., VA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission quit on a hill. This vehicle has been so great, it was worth the $4000 spent on the rebuilt tranny."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"Volume control doesn't work properly; turn the dial and volume doesn't respond properly all of the time."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.2-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Check Engine light is on with the code P0420, Catalyst efficiency. I think the wear on the catalytic converter was due to the fact that the engine used to burn oil at about 1 quart every 750-1000 miles for the first 150,000 miles. I've replaced the converter with a cheap after market one but that one lasted only 4 years. Debating whether to just junk the vehicle at this point."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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