Question about 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan
70000 klms-rear evaporator core and air lines leaking . Core on back order . Dealer tells me that approximately 3,000 units are on back order and that this is a reoccurring problem with this vehicle even with under 40,000 klm.
Does Chrysler not admit to this being a problem and should it not be considered for a recall????
Chrysler has recently extended the warranty for this problem to 7 years/70,000 miles. They will also pay for repairs you have already had on this rear evaporator. Contact your dealer or call 800-992-1997.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Rear evaporator replaced on my 2006 Grand Caravan under the extended warranty but Dodge Canada says it will not cover the "lines/tubing that is damaged or rotted. They want over $300.00 for the tubes and 3-4 hours labour to replace the lines. This is BS!
Clearly this is a known problem. Come on Dodge, this is pathetic.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
Had the same problem and going to dealer in morning, my poor children are baking in this heat. Also I had to replace the steering rack, front brake rotars, and my ABS light is on constantly. My mechanic say's this another fault that Dodge are unwilling to repair. I have spent over $5000 since the summer of 2006 when I perchased this caravan brand new. That is not to mention the numerous other faults Dodge fixed under warranty. Once this vechile passed 36,000 miles it started to fall apart. I had bought another new six months behind the first, so I traded it in for a Honda before racked up another five Grand on that one. I will never buy American again.
Posted on May 25, 2010
Same problem here. 2006 Grand Caravan with 75000 kms
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
2006 Grand Caravan SXT - 44000 km/27300 mi - Rear evaporator, line, rear hose/tube AC heater bundle, A/C system test, recovery and recharge, refigerant replaced. Warranty covered parts/labour. The dealership/service representative mentioned he has dealt with a few of these issues already lately. Seemed very quick to diagnose/repair the vehicle, parts in stock, known issue?? There definitely should be a recall if this is a known issue - is this toxic? hazardous to the ozone (even if newer refrigerants are "safer")? If it was 100% safe, they wouldn't need special equipment to "recover" and "recharge" or require safe disposal - they could just open the valves and let it out. This is what Chrysler LLC is doing by turning a blind-eye.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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