3rd Gen (1996 – 2000) Dodge Grand Caravan Problems

The 3rd generation of the Grand Caravan has a cumulative PainRank™ of 12.02. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1996–2000 Grand Caravan model years have sent in 224 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (23%) followed by the electrical (16%) and the engine (16%).

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 57
18.81
1999 35
13.99
1998 54
7.19
1997 36
9.28
1996 42
10.82

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