The Worst 1996-2000 Grand Caravan Problems

Stuck in Park

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Can't shift the car into reverse or drive! Now what? This is most commonly reported from Dodge Avenger owners, but there have also been similar complaints about other Dodge makes as well as other Chrysler and Jeep vehicles having a similar …

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Oil Sludge in the 2.7L Engine

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Oil sludge buildup and sludge-related engine failure is a design DEFECT in Chrysler's 2.7L engine…

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

By the Numbers

  1. 5 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 224 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 29th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 54 eligible generations.