Dodge Grand Caravan - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Grand Caravan owners have reported a total of 11,408 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 (1,837 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 (3,038 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (1,471 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Grand Caravan

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
3,038
  Air Bag
1,471
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,170
  Power Train
783
  Service Brakes
743
  Steering
503
  Equipment
435
  Exterior Lighting
402
  Latches/locks/linkage
367
  Other Fuel System
355
   
  Structure
314
  Visibility
304
  Gasoline Fuel System
281
  Suspension
239
  Vehicle Speed Control
182
  Seat Belt
161
  Tire
151
  Electronic Stability Control
115
  Seats
106
  Wheel
98
  Unknown Or Other
81
  Child Seat
50
  Parking Brake
23
  Interior Lighting
16
  Air Brake
14
  Traction Control System
6

  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
  2018 724,3961    
0.29
  2017 29143,5802    
0.10
  2016 154138,0743    
0.37
  2015 7399,6414    
0.18
  2014 234153,2295    
0.31
  2013 335139,5376    
0.40
  2012 460136,4297    
0.48
  2011 63172,7068    
1.08
  2010 1,069138,5039    
0.86
  2009 71676,87110    
0.93
  2008 1,837148,31411    
1.13
  2007 223127,71212    
0.15
  2006 335167,52313    
0.15
  2005 1,120271,97914    
0.29
  2004 12357,83315    
0.14
  2003 235153,19416    
0.10
  2002 301159,98617    
0.11
  2001 305147,20918    
0.12
  2000 456202,73819    
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
  2019 Grand Caravan
1
  2018 Grand Caravan
6
  2016 Grand Caravan
28
  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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