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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 the Colt Vista model.

Table 1. Compare Dodge models

Dodge Model Number of Problems
  Ram 1500
11,510
  Durango
11,351
  Grand Caravan
10,361
  Caravan
6,389
  Dakota
6,103
  Ram 2500
6,045
  Charger
4,912
  Intrepid
4,533
  Journey
3,836
  Ram 3500
2,906
  RAM
2,699
  Neon
2,537
  Stratus
2,440
  Avenger
2,365
  Caliber
1,951
  Nitro
1,468
  Dart
1,322
  Magnum
1,264
  Challenger
1,093
  Sprinter
329
  Ram Van
204
  Ram 5500
84
  Viper
59
  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
  Ram Van 2500
4
  Lancer
4
  Durango Hybrid
3
  D150
2
  Spirit
2
  Colt
2
  Colt Vista
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 85,967 problems across all Dodge models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Dodge models, is 3902.0. Cars from Dodge's 2005 model year have the most problems reported (6,776 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
4,064
  1998 Dodge
5,119
  1999 Dodge
6,548
  2000 Dodge
5,425
  2001 Dodge
5,173
  2002 Dodge
3,757
  2003 Dodge
3,918
  2004 Dodge
3,984
  2005 Dodge
6,776
  2006 Dodge
5,454
  2007 Dodge
4,532
  2008 Dodge
6,158
  2009 Dodge
4,349
  2010 Dodge
3,646
  2011 Dodge
3,522
  2012 Dodge
2,868
  2013 Dodge
2,559
  2014 Dodge
1,341
  2015 Dodge
507
  2016 Dodge
190
  2017 Dodge
15

Common problems of Dodge Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Dodge cars. The number one most common problem of Dodge cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 12,405 problems reported. The second most common Dodge car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (12,075 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Dodge vehicles

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12,405
  Electrical System
12,075
  Air Bag
9,208
  Power Train
8,103
  Suspension
6,592
  Steering
6,515
  Service Brakes
6,166
  Structure
3,733
  Equipment
2,998
  Gasoline Fuel System
2,736
  Other Fuel System
2,316
  Exterior Lighting
2,199
  Visibility
1,798
  Vehicle Speed Control
1,732
  Tire
1,298
  Unknown Or Other
1,076
  Latches/locks/linkage
1,075
  Seat Belt
1,051
  Wheel
927
  Seats
697
  Electronic Stability Control
590
  Diesel Fuel System
162
  Child Seat
145
  Parking Brake
143
  Air Brake
141
  Interior Lighting
55
  Traction Control System
30
  Hybrid Propulsion System
1


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