Dodge Grand Caravan Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2012

Most reported problem

Build Quality

Medium risk

Medium

Build quality refers to how well the vehicle was put together or assembled. For example, some people may notice that interior and/or exterior panels may be out of alignment, parts are not properly secured or they tend to fall off easily.
Car depreciation

54% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

51 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects

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myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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Don't buy it !!!!!!!!!

Model Year:

2008

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

After 3 days and 100 miles of ownership "check engine light " is ON.........nothing more to say ????????

Review submitted by:xrx

09 grand caravan

Model Year:

2009

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Be very careful on test drive, new engine design, very slow on initial excelleration. Slow on hills, not instant on pushing gas pedal. Frustratiing as dealer say live with new engine feature, all electronic, no adjusting. Gas pedal can be adjusted that seem to help. Would hesitate buying 2009 grand

Review submitted by:jsm

Good for the money

Model Year:

2009

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Problems: the air conditioner sings when you first turn it on on the highway, goes away after a while, the front end makes a clunking sound when you brake after you back up somewhat quickly, as if something gets back into place, once the rear air conditioner would not cool,

Review submitted by:Larnes

Do not buy

Model Year:

2007

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this van new in November 2007. I have had a new transmission, 2 new air conditioner pumps, new wheel bearings, new entertainment system, new stow and go back seat, a pinging sound that won't stop, electric doors that won't shut all the time, and a engine that burns

Review submitted by:kat

Lemon

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I would not buy this van again. It's my 2nd Caravan and has been more trouble than the blue Book Value. I have spent more time at the Dodge dealer getting it worked on than any car I've ever owned. Pass on all the computer gadgets. They can't even fix

Review submitted by:bob

Brakes Wear Out FAST

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Every year the brakes need to be replaced. One year it's the front brakes the next year it's the back. I have only had the car for 3 years. And I have just replaced the brakes for the third time. I was told by the dealership it is because the

Review submitted by:JK

I will never buy a Dodge again

Model Year:

2009

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is the worst car I have ever purchased. I had to replace all the rotors within the first 6 months and it went downhill from there. I've spent $1500-$2000 a year replacing parts on this car due to faulty design. I spent 6 months taking the car back to

Review submitted by:waitressks

Pros:Interior conveniences are great

Cons:Terrible design - too costly to upkeep

Average vehicle, some problems

Model Year:

2009

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

I bought this minivan when it was 2 years old. Ive had it for 6 years. It was pretty reliable most of that time. Cons: Last year, the motor in the driver-side window stopped working. This year, the starter had to be replaced. The spare tire is located under the

Review submitted by:Gwen

Pros:Lots of room

Cons:Starter needed replaced

70K and transmission issues

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by an independent shop

I was disappointed after 70,000 MILES THE TRANSMISSION BROKE it cost me 3,300 to fix it. I had 10 cars in my lifetime never had any problems like this.

Review submitted by:ken

Pros:fun to drive on long trips

Cons:repairs are expensive

Practical choice over Pacifica

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

If pricing is still about the same a good negotiator should be able to get a comparable caravan for about 10k less than a similar equipped Pacifica... well I did anyway... The caravan looks and rides like a brick, but when you can buy a loaded one like I did

Review submitted by:GraceMan

Pros:strong smooth engine, interior versatility

Cons:poor ride, balcky tranny, poor mpg

Caravan

Model Year:

2009

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Good all around vehicle Its time to trade up, Not looking for new, 2016 perhaps.

Review submitted by:williamg

Pros:Average price

Cons:Fuel milage not great.

A kid hauler

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Value of vehicle drops, drops and drops the only way to get any value out of this vehicle is to drive it until it dies. The value of this vehicle dropped more than any of the other vehicles that I have ever owned.

Review submitted by:not a keeper

Pros:rear side doors , stow and go seating

Cons:vehicles value

Not the best vehicle I have ever owned

Model Year:

2008

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Lots of recalls on this van and irritating incidents with the electronic warnings on the dashboard.

Review submitted by:Rod

Lots of little disappointments

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This minivan feels awkward to drive. It accelerates roughly and it takes turns very wide. Parking has been especially difficult. It handles well on long drives, but its very noisy. Night driving was terrible. I found it very hard to see, and the trouble turning made winding roads feel dangerous.

Review submitted by:Sam

Pros:Lots of space, really comfortable seats

Cons:Wide turns, noisy, rough to drive

Cheap but adequate...mostly

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Grand Caravan

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Had to replace brake rotors.....suspension noise in rear cannot be found nor solved. Car drives ok, good mileage..but seems cheap...lousy resale. Previously had a 98 Gr Caravan. Great vehicle. Bought an 05 and hated it...traded it with 2000 miles...for a 2008...had transmission issues, lousy rear suspension. Traded that for the

Review submitted by:Festus

Pros:Good mileage, good acceleration, good traveling ca

Cons:brakes, supsension noise, flaky tranmisson.

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