Axle Assembly Problems of Dodge Caravan
Dodge Caravan owners have reported 9 problems related to axle assembly (under the power train category).
#1 - Axle Assembly problem of the 2006 Dodge Caravan
Consumer owns a 2006 Dodge Caravan. While at a stop light, the contact heard a loud popping noise. She noticed that the steering knuckle failed and the cv axle was twisted. The failure could have been worse if it occurred while driving on a highway. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop and they are currently diagnosing the vehicle. The dealer was never notified because the contact could not reach anyone at Chrysler. The vehicle will be repaired. The failure and current mileages were 53,000. Updated 08/04/09
the mechanic stated theaxle failed due to a manufacturing defect. Updated 08/05/09. This problem occurred on Jul. 16, 2009.
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#2 - Axle Assembly problem of the 2005 Dodge Caravan
VIN of the vehicle was 1D4GP45R95_. 2005 Dodge Caravan drive axle failure. Consumer feels that the dealership should be responsible for the repairs. The drive axle failed as the consumer was making a right turn. It was Mon., Aug. 18, 2008 when this axle assembly issue happened.
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#3 - Axle Assembly problem of the 2002 Dodge Caravan
The car involved was a 2002 Dodge Caravan. Pulling out of driveway in Dodge handicap Caravan van '02 axle breaks. Axle was broken not just separated axle replaced after tow in. Concern is will other axle break on highway handicapped person tied in?. This axle assembly issue occurred 08/01/2005.
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#4 - Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan
The vehicle is a 1996 Dodge Caravan. Was turning onto highway, going around a curb when a loud banging noise was heard. Had no control of vehicle at time. Managed to moved to side of road & noticed the axles had broken. This caused the doughment to drop out. This problem occurred on June 10, 1999.
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#5 - Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan
The car involved is a 1996 Dodge Caravan. While driving noticed steering was very shaky. Problem started over a period of time & is steadily getting worse. Took vehicle to dealer & mechanic noticed right front axle was bent. Suspension from manufacturer was defective. Ball joints were worn out due to lack of lubrication on the seals for rubber boot. It was Mon., Oct. 9, 2000 when this axle assembly issue occurred.
#6 - Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan
The vehicle is a 1996 Dodge Caravan. The VIN of the problem Caravan is 1B4GP54L1T_. Front axel broke in two while shifting from park to drive. Dealer said they have never seen this before. If this were to have happened at highway speeds, we would have lost control of the vehicle. This axle assembly issue occurred 12/26/2000.
#7 - Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan
The vehicle is a 1996 Dodge Caravan. Van was in for normal service and mechanic attempted to drive van into service bay when he heard a snap. The van stopped moving. When it was checked they found the axle snapped and at the place of failure corrosion and rust was found under rubber covering. Our concern was that the failure could have occurred while traveling on a highway resulting in serious injury or death. This axle assembly problem happened on Fri., Mar. 9, 2001.
#8 - Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan
The car involved was a 1996 Dodge Caravan. Vehicle was stopped. When moving forward consumer heard a big clink and vehicle wouldn't move. Vehicle was towed to a gararge. Axle was replaced. Chrysler couldn't assist because warranty was expired. The failure date was Wednesday, April 25, 2001.
#9 - Axle Assembly problem of the 1996 Dodge Caravan
The vehicle is a 1996 Dodge Caravan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2B4GP45R1T_. Car was stopped at an intersection. Just as I started forward, there was a loud bang and the car stopped. The axle broke as soon as torque was applied to it. Luckily I was on a slope and was able to roll the car back off the road. I got the car towed to a repair shop, whose owner stated that broken axles were "a common problem with Caravans". I had the dealer check for recalls or service bulletins; there weren't any outstanding on this car. Dealer was sympathetic but did not offer any adjustment. This axle assembly issue occurred May. 31, 2002.