Dodge Caravan owners have reported 9 problems related to axle assembly (under the power train category).
The contact 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.
See all problems of the 2006 Dodge Caravan.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 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?.
See all problems of the 2002 Dodge Caravan.
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.
See all problems of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||