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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 Colt.

Table 1. Compare Dodge models

Dodge Model Number of Problems
  Ram 1500
11,445
  Durango
11,229
  Grand Caravan
10,288
  Caravan
6,370
  Dakota
6,081
  Ram 2500
5,999
  Charger
4,821
  Intrepid
4,532
  Journey
3,749
  Ram 3500
2,884
  RAM
2,699
  Neon
2,535
  Stratus
2,431
  Avenger
2,285
  Caliber
1,899
  Nitro
1,447
  Dart
1,274
  Magnum
1,243
  Challenger
1,051
  Sprinter
321
  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
  Shadow
6
  Dynasty
6
  Stealth
5
  Ram Van 2500
4
  Lancer
4
  Durango Hybrid
3
  Colt Vista
2
  D150
2
  Spirit
2
  Colt
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 85,135 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 3864.2. Dodge's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (6,726 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
4,063
  1998 Dodge
5,119
  1999 Dodge
6,541
  2000 Dodge
5,420
  2001 Dodge
5,161
  2002 Dodge
3,750
  2003 Dodge
3,889
  2004 Dodge
3,958
  2005 Dodge
6,726
  2006 Dodge
5,385
  2007 Dodge
4,489
  2008 Dodge
6,078
  2009 Dodge
4,308
  2010 Dodge
3,586
  2011 Dodge
3,444
  2012 Dodge
2,761
  2013 Dodge
2,473
  2014 Dodge
1,288
  2015 Dodge
468
  2016 Dodge
156
  2017 Dodge
11

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 12,326 problems reported. The second most common Dodge car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (11,911 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Dodge vehicles

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12,326
  Electrical System
11,911
  Air Bag
9,065
  Power Train
8,032
  Suspension
6,559
  Steering
6,477
  Service Brakes
6,128
  Structure
3,702
  Equipment
2,939
  Gasoline Fuel System
2,735
  Other Fuel System
2,280
  Exterior Lighting
2,171
  Visibility
1,789
  Vehicle Speed Control
1,710
  Tire
1,292
  Unknown Or Other
1,076
  Latches/locks/linkage
1,072
  Seat Belt
1,017
  Wheel
917
  Seats
690
  Electronic Stability Control
571
  Diesel Fuel System
162
  Child Seat
145
  Parking Brake
143
  Air Brake
141
  Interior Lighting
55
  Traction Control System
29
  Hybrid Propulsion System
1


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