Dodge Grand Caravan - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported a total of 10,846 problems for their cars built in the 23 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 (1,794 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 (2,881 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,446 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Grand Caravan

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
2,881
  Air Bag
1,446
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,087
  Power Train
742
  Service Brakes
729
  Steering
484
  Exterior Lighting
396
  Equipment
376
  Latches/locks/linkage
363
  Other Fuel System
305
   
  Visibility
299
  Gasoline Fuel System
278
  Structure
277
  Suspension
235
  Vehicle Speed Control
173
  Seat Belt
157
  Tire
150
  Seats
97
  Electronic Stability Control
96
  Wheel
86
  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 6143,5801    
0.04
  2016 52138,0742    
0.19
  2015 4899,6413    
0.16
  2014 192153,2294    
0.31
  2013 298139,5375    
0.43
  2012 385136,4296    
0.47
  2011 52672,7067    
1.03
  2010 1,016138,5038    
0.92
  2009 70176,8719    
1.01
  2008 1,794148,31410    
1.21
  2007 220127,71211    
0.16
  2006 323167,52312    
0.16
  2005 1,108271,97913    
0.31
  2004 12357,83314    
0.15
  2003 232153,19415    
0.10
  2002 300159,98616    
0.12
  2001 305147,20917    
0.12
  2000 454202,73818    
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
2
  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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