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Dodge - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Compare Dodge models

The following chart shows the Dodge models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years Dodge has sold far more Ram 1500 model cars than Spirit.

Table 1. Compare Dodge models

Dodge Model Number of Problems
  Ram 1500
11,241
  Durango
11,025
  Grand Caravan
10,163
  Caravan
6,321
  Dakota
6,013
  Ram 2500
5,906
  Charger
4,626
  Intrepid
4,528
  Journey
3,616
  Ram 3500
2,834
  RAM
2,699
  Neon
2,535
  Stratus
2,423
  Avenger
2,108
  Caliber
1,807
  Nitro
1,418
  Magnum
1,228
  Dart
1,164
  Challenger
984
  Sprinter
305
  Ram Van
204
  Ram 5500
84
  Viper
58
  Ram 4500
39
  Srt-4
35
  Ram 250
21
  B350
21
  D250
19
  B150
14
  D350
11
  B250
10
  Dynasty
6
  Shadow
6
  Stealth
5
  Ram Van 2500
4
  Lancer
4
  Durango Hybrid
3
  Colt
2
  Colt Vista
2
  D150
2
  Spirit
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Dodge built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Dodge cars have reported a total of 83,496 problems for all Dodge models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Dodge models is 3789.8. Dodge's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (6,597 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Dodge
5,938
  1997 Dodge
4,061
  1998 Dodge
5,107
  1999 Dodge
6,531
  2000 Dodge
5,409
  2001 Dodge
5,151
  2002 Dodge
3,716
  2003 Dodge
3,825
  2004 Dodge
3,888
  2005 Dodge
6,597
  2006 Dodge
5,271
  2007 Dodge
4,345
  2008 Dodge
5,917
  2009 Dodge
4,231
  2010 Dodge
3,478
  2011 Dodge
3,313
  2012 Dodge
2,578
  2013 Dodge
2,327
  2014 Dodge
1,185
  2015 Dodge
400
  2016 Dodge
107
  2017 Dodge
1

Common problems of Dodge Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Dodge cars. The number one most common problem of Dodge is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 12,169 problems reported. The second most common Dodge car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (11,653 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Dodge vehicles

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12,169
  Electrical System
11,653
  Air Bag
8,616
  Power Train
7,917
  Suspension
6,515
  Steering
6,417
  Service Brakes
6,059
  Structure
3,651
  Equipment
2,832
  Gasoline Fuel System
2,734
  Other Fuel System
2,196
  Exterior Lighting
2,129
  Visibility
1,758
  Vehicle Speed Control
1,688
  Tire
1,287
  Unknown Or Other
1,076
  Latches/locks/linkage
1,069
  Seat Belt
947
  Wheel
897
  Seats
679
  Electronic Stability Control
533
  Diesel Fuel System
162
  Child Seat
145
  Parking Brake
143
  Air Brake
141
  Interior Lighting
55
  Traction Control System
27
  Hybrid Propulsion System
1


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