Dodge Avenger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Avenger owners have reported a total of 2,839 problems for their cars built in the 13 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 (972 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 (421 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (392 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Avenger

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
421
  Electrical System
392
  Engine And Engine Cooling
329
  Power Train
302
  Equipment
210
  Vehicle Speed Control
197
  Seat Belt
159
  Suspension
132
  Service Brakes
125
  Visibility
90
   
  Electronic Stability Control
72
  Steering
68
  Other Fuel System
68
  Structure
61
  Exterior Lighting
45
  Wheel
38
  Gasoline Fuel System
27
  Unknown Or Other
25
  Latches/locks/linkage
24
  Seats
21
  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 19868,3574    
0.72
  2013 405112,8555    
0.72
  2012 44285,3636    
0.86
  2011 19740,7597    
0.69
  2010 16967,1678    
0.31
  2009 7231,8289    
0.25
  2008 972135,19810    
0.72

  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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