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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
11,305
  Durango
11,109
  Grand Caravan
10,213
  Caravan
6,334
  Dakota
6,045
  Ram 2500
5,932
  Charger
4,714
  Intrepid
4,529
  Journey
3,655
  Ram 3500
2,851
  RAM
2,699
  Neon
2,535
  Stratus
2,425
  Avenger
2,176
  Caliber
1,847
  Nitro
1,423
  Magnum
1,235
  Dart
1,199
  Challenger
1,010
  Sprinter
310
  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 84,098 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 3817.2. Dodge's 2005 model year cars have the most problems reported (6,646 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
5,114
  1999 Dodge
6,533
  2000 Dodge
5,411
  2001 Dodge
5,154
  2002 Dodge
3,726
  2003 Dodge
3,852
  2004 Dodge
3,910
  2005 Dodge
6,646
  2006 Dodge
5,318
  2007 Dodge
4,394
  2008 Dodge
5,981
  2009 Dodge
4,251
  2010 Dodge
3,513
  2011 Dodge
3,359
  2012 Dodge
2,652
  2013 Dodge
2,395
  2014 Dodge
1,217
  2015 Dodge
423
  2016 Dodge
125
  2017 Dodge
5

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 12,233 problems reported. The second most common Dodge car problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (11,740 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Dodge vehicles

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12,233
  Electrical System
11,740
  Air Bag
8,802
  Power Train
7,950
  Suspension
6,525
  Steering
6,439
  Service Brakes
6,085
  Structure
3,675
  Equipment
2,870
  Gasoline Fuel System
2,734
  Other Fuel System
2,219
  Exterior Lighting
2,144
  Visibility
1,773
  Vehicle Speed Control
1,697
  Tire
1,288
  Unknown Or Other
1,076
  Latches/locks/linkage
1,070
  Seat Belt
972
  Wheel
903
  Seats
681
  Electronic Stability Control
548
  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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