Chrysler might have invented the modern minivan, but time has marched on, leaving the Dodge Grand Caravan feeling dated and past their prime. The new for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and major competitors, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, are both far better choices. Not that the minivan lack good points.
    Alerts
    There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

    Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

    Overall Reliability
    Most Common Trouble Spots
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    The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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    POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
    Engine Major
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    Engine Minor
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    Engine Cooling
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    Transmission Major
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    Transmission Minor
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    Drive System
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    Fuel System
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    Electric System
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    Climate System
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    Suspension
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    Brakes
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    Exhaust
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    Paint/Trim
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    Body Integrity
    NA
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    Body Hardware
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    Power Equipment
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    In-car Electronics
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    Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

    Electric System

    Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

    What Owners Say

    Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

    "The alarm is what I believe beeped the horn everytime I locked the car. This is ridiculous and annoying. Everytime I locked the car the horn beeped loudly. I came home late at night and I'm sure it woke my neighbors. They need to change this. As well as nearly everything else about this car: bad gas mileage, seat heater that was burning my butt! Awful and unintelligle symbols on the steering wheel, door and mid console. Baffling."

    Anonymous, LA (2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6-L V6)

    Suspension

    Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

    What Owners Say

    Shocks or struts

    "This vehicle has one of the worst rides I've ever experienced in a car. It rode like a brick on wheels and bottomed out on rough streets. When turning corners it felt like the car was going to tip over. Turn control was nonexistent. Its size and chunkiness made it difficult to get into parking slots. There was no handle on the ceiling above the seat to grab onto when about to exist the vehicle. The vehicle sits high above the ground and for someone small like myself I needed such a handle to safely maneuver myself out of the car onto the ground. Everyone is not six feet tall. The many steering wheel gauges were UNINTELLIGIBLE! The symbols made no sense and there were dozens of door symbols, steering wheel symbols and console symbols. They were inconveniently located also. I hit ONE with my elbow and it opened the sliding back door. I drove off with the door STILL open and the only thing that happened was an occasional BEEP. I was driving ten or 15 blocks with the sliding door open. A young child could've fallen onto the street and gotten killed. It is SO poorly designed as to be taken off the market. The gas mileage was abysmal. Thirteen miles, at MOST, in the city. It's more likely it was half that because it seemed I was always having to fill up the tank during the week I had the car in the city. It is an AWFUL driving experience."

    Anonymous, LA (2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6-L V6)

    Transmission Major

    Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

    What Owners Say

    Transmission rebuild or replacement

    "Noise checked by dealer trans will be replaced by dealer"

    Anonymous, OK (2019 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6-L V6)

    Power Equipment

    Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

    Fuel System

    Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

    Climate System

    Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

    Engine Major

    Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

    Engine Minor

    Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

    In-car Electronics

    CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

    Transmission Minor

    Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

    Drive System

    Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

    Exhaust

    Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

    Brakes

    Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

    Body Integrity

    Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

    Engine Cooling

    Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

    Body Hardware

    Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

    Paint/Trim

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

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    This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
    Recalls
    PROVIDED BY
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    May 15, 2020
    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
    Summary:
    Vantage Mobility International, LLC (Vantage) is recalling certain Vantage-modified 2016-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles. The fuel pump gasket may deteriorate, allowing fuel to leak.
    What should you do:
    Vantage will notify owners, and will provide parts and reimbursement to owners for repair facilities to replace the fuel tank gasket, free of charge. The recall began May 19, 2020. Owners may contact Vantage customer service at 1-800-488-9082.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V278000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 122
    SEATS
    Oct 24, 2019
    If the seat strikers fail, the seat or seat belt may not adequately restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles. The welds on the outboard rear seat strikers for the second row bench and second row bucket seats may fail during a front impact crash. The front outboard seat strikers for the third row bench seats may fail in the event of a rear impact crash. In addition, the second row bench and second row bucket seats may not withstand the required loads.
    What should you do:
    Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will weld in a striker reinforcement bracket on the second and third row outboard seat strikers, free of charge. The recall began December 19, 2019. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA's number for this recall is V91.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V759000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 30354
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
    Aug 09, 2018
    A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
    Summary:
    Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Jeep Compass, 2018 Dodge Journey, and 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
    What should you do:
    Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The recall began September 29, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U86.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V523000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 154335
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