Dodge Avenger owners have reported a total of 3,251 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 (1,040 problems).
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 (449 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (436 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling|
|Vehicle Speed Control|
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Other Fuel System|
|Gasoline Fuel System|
|Unknown Or Other|
|Traction Control System|
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.
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.
|Model Year||Problems Reported|