3rd Gen (1996 – 2000) Dodge Caravan Problems

The 3rd generation of the Caravan has a cumulative PainRank™ of 13.76. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 1996–2000 Caravan model years have sent in 268 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (27%) followed by the engine (26%) and the electrical (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2000 84
26.51
1999 38
13.25
1998 57
10.03
1997 32
5.9
1996 57
13.09

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