3rd Generation (1996—2000) Grand Caravan Problems

This generations ranks 35th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (23%), electrical (16%), and the engine (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 36 complaints at an average of 120,233 miles in the 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan.
  2. Tansmission Failure 5 complaints at an average of 167,984 miles in the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan.
  3. Windows Don\'t Work 6 complaints at an average of 111,596 miles in the 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan.

What Grand Caravan Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2000 57 8 5 18.77
1999 35 5 1 13.97
1998 54 6 4 7.17
1997 36 6 0 9.27
1996 42 11 1 10.81

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