Dodge Grand Caravan - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported a total of 10,989 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Dodge Grand Caravan. The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan cars have the most problems reported (1,805 problems).

  Common problems of Dodge Grand Caravan

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Dodge Grand Caravan cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (2,921 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,452 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Grand Caravan

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
2,921
  Air Bag
1,452
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,105
  Power Train
753
  Service Brakes
735
  Steering
488
  Exterior Lighting
399
  Equipment
385
  Latches/locks/linkage
363
  Other Fuel System
323
   
  Visibility
302
  Structure
283
  Gasoline Fuel System
278
  Suspension
236
  Vehicle Speed Control
176
  Seat Belt
158
  Tire
150
  Seats
101
  Electronic Stability Control
100
  Wheel
92
  Unknown Or Other
81
  Child Seat
50
  Parking Brake
23
  Interior Lighting
16
  Air Brake
14
  Traction Control System
5

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Dodge Grand Caravan of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Grand Caravan model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Dodge Grand Caravan model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Grand Caravan Model Years

Grand Caravan
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 12143,5801    
0.08
  2016 71138,0742    
0.26
  2015 5399,6413    
0.18
  2014 204153,2294    
0.33
  2013 304139,5375    
0.44
  2012 398136,4296    
0.49
  2011 56072,7067    
1.10
  2010 1,030138,5038    
0.93
  2009 70976,8719    
1.02
  2008 1,805148,31410    
1.22
  2007 220127,71211    
0.16
  2006 327167,52312    
0.16
  2005 1,112271,97913    
0.31
  2004 12357,83314    
0.15
  2003 232153,19415    
0.10
  2002 300159,98616    
0.12
  2001 305147,20917    
0.12
  2000 455202,73818    
0.12

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Grand Caravan is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Grand Caravan
5
  2016 Grand Caravan
25
  2015 Grand Caravan
16
  2014 Grand Caravan
66
  2013 Grand Caravan
34
  2012 Grand Caravan
18
  2011 Grand Caravan
31
  2010 Grand Caravan
41
  2009 Grand Caravan
12
  2008 Grand Caravan
45
  2007 Grand Caravan
18
  2006 Grand Caravan
11
  2005 Grand Caravan
50
  2004 Grand Caravan
11
  2003 Grand Caravan
39
  2002 Grand Caravan
34
  2001 Grand Caravan
27
  2000 Grand Caravan
25
  1999 Grand Caravan
24
  1998 Grand Caravan
32
  1997 Grand Caravan
29
  1996 Grand Caravan
87


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