Dodge Avenger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Avenger owners have reported a total of 3,154 problems for their cars built in the 14 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Dodge Avenger. The 2008 Dodge Avenger cars have the most problems reported (1,023 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Dodge Avenger

  Common problems of Dodge Avenger

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Dodge Avenger cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (445 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (422 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Avenger

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
445
  Electrical System
422
  Engine And Engine Cooling
368
  Power Train
312
  Equipment
298
  Vehicle Speed Control
210
  Seat Belt
167
  Visibility
139
  Service Brakes
134
  Suspension
134
   
  Electronic Stability Control
88
  Other Fuel System
76
  Steering
70
  Structure
63
  Exterior Lighting
46
  Wheel
39
  Seats
34
  Gasoline Fuel System
27
  Unknown Or Other
25
  Latches/locks/linkage
24
  Tire
20
  Parking Brake
5
  Air Brake
5
  Traction Control System
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Dodge Avenger of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Avenger model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Dodge Avenger model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Avenger Model Years

Avenger
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2014 22668,3575    
0.66
  2013 491112,8556    
0.73
  2012 55985,3637    
0.94
  2011 21740,7598    
0.67
  2010 17967,1679    
0.30
  2009 7431,82810    
0.23
  2008 1,023135,19811    
0.69

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Avenger is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2014 Avenger
24
  2013 Avenger
40
  2012 Avenger
29
  2011 Avenger
11
  2010 Avenger
5
  2009 Avenger
1
  2008 Avenger
50
  2000 Avenger
5
  1999 Avenger
9
  1998 Avenger
7
  1997 Avenger
3
  1996 Avenger
18


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