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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 D150.

Table 1. Compare Dodge models

Dodge Model Number of Problems
  Ram 1500
11,372
  Durango
11,168
  Grand Caravan
10,247
  Caravan
6,353
  Dakota
6,064
  Ram 2500
5,973
  Charger
4,773
  Intrepid
4,529
  Journey
3,699
  Ram 3500
2,864
  RAM
2,699
  Neon
2,535
  Stratus
2,428
  Avenger
2,247
  Caliber
1,869
  Nitro
1,431
  Magnum
1,239
  Dart
1,224
  Challenger
1,035
  Sprinter
315
  Ram Van
204
  Ram 5500
84
  Viper
58
  Ram 4500
39
  Srt-4
35
  B350
21
  Ram 250
21
  D250
19
  B150
14
  D350
11
  B250
10
  Shadow
6
  Dynasty
6
  Stealth
5
  Lancer
4
  Ram Van 2500
4
  Durango Hybrid
3
  Spirit
2
  Colt
2
  Colt Vista
2
  D150
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 84,616 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 3840.6. Dodge's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (6,694 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
5,118
  1999 Dodge
6,535
  2000 Dodge
5,415
  2001 Dodge
5,159
  2002 Dodge
3,733
  2003 Dodge
3,863
  2004 Dodge
3,938
  2005 Dodge
6,694
  2006 Dodge
5,354
  2007 Dodge
4,447
  2008 Dodge
6,028
  2009 Dodge
4,276
  2010 Dodge
3,541
  2011 Dodge
3,402
  2012 Dodge
2,718
  2013 Dodge
2,442
  2014 Dodge
1,255
  2015 Dodge
432
  2016 Dodge
139
  2017 Dodge
6

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 12,265 problems reported. The second most common Dodge car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (11,829 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Dodge vehicles

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12,265
  Electrical System
11,829
  Air Bag
8,955
  Power Train
7,988
  Suspension
6,540
  Steering
6,453
  Service Brakes
6,103
  Structure
3,685
  Equipment
2,908
  Gasoline Fuel System
2,735
  Other Fuel System
2,249
  Exterior Lighting
2,153
  Visibility
1,784
  Vehicle Speed Control
1,706
  Tire
1,291
  Unknown Or Other
1,076
  Latches/locks/linkage
1,071
  Seat Belt
999
  Wheel
905
  Seats
688
  Electronic Stability Control
559
  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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