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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

4 star
ryfott writes:
Good Family Van

I like it, and my family does too.. Drives well, have had great trips in it! As long as you keep up with regular maintenance you shouldn't have a problem with the engine.. Has great ride. all i need is 4 more words!

Pricing Trends

The average listing price for a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan:
  • LemonFree $17,099
  • In California $17,086
Pricing difference by year:
  • 2013 $20,531 + $3,432
  • 2011 $16,177 - $922 vs national average
Average price by trim:
  • American Value Package $19,666
  • Crew $18,798
  • Crew+ $18,681
  • Express $18,209
  • R/T $23,362
  • SE $16,004
  • SXT $16,936

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Overall
Overall Front Crash
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Overall Side Crash
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
Rollover
Side Pole Crash

Recall Notices

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (5/7/2014)

Campaign Number: 14V234000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, through October 31, 2013. The affected vehicles may experience overheating of the vent window switch in the driver's door armrest.
Defect: An overheated switch may result in a vehicle fire.
Corrective Action: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vent window switch with a newer version, free of charge. The owner notification letter was issued and the remedy campaign launched on on December 31, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P25.

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (5/2/2012)

Campaign Number: 12V191000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 9, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 12, 2012. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSOR THAT DOES NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. AS A RESULT, INCREASED FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO STOP THE POWER LIFTGATE DURING FINAL CLOSING STAGES.
Defect: THE POWER LIFTGATE DOOR MAY CLOSE ON AN APPENDAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Corrective Action: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE LIFTGATE PINCH SENSORS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 18, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (4/3/2012)

Campaign Number: 12V141000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TOWN AND COUNTRY AND DODGE GRAND CARAVAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 15, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 21, 2011. SOME VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE NOT FULLY MACHINED.
Defect: THIS COULD RESULT IN A DECREASE IN DURABILITY, WHICH MAY LEAD TO WHEEL SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT REAR HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 27, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (9/29/2011)

Campaign Number: 11V487000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Description: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHRYSLER VEHICLES, INCLUDING 200 AND TOWN AND COUNTRY MODELS, DODGE VEHICLES, INCLUDING CHARGER, DURANGO, GRAND CARAVAN AND JOURNEY MODELS AND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 31, 2011, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2011, THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH 3.6L ENGINES. THESE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE CONNECTING ROD BEARING FAILURE DUE TO DEBRIS INSIDE THE ENGINE BLOCK.
Defect: CONNECTING ROD FAILURE MAY LEAD TO ENGINE SEIZURE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE ENGINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 18, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.