Dodge Challenger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Challenger owners have reported a total of 1,487 problems for their cars built in the 12 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 Challenger. The 2010 Dodge Challenger cars have the most problems reported (367 problems).

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

  Common problems of Dodge Challenger

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Dodge Challenger cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (426 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (226 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Challenger

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
426
  Air Bag
226
  Engine And Engine Cooling
213
  Power Train
107
  Steering
91
  Equipment
80
  Service Brakes
67
  Other Fuel System
47
  Vehicle Speed Control
35
  Electronic Stability Control
32
   
  Structure
31
  Exterior Lighting
24
  Suspension
24
  Visibility
23
  Wheel
18
  Seat Belt
16
  Seats
8
  Gasoline Fuel System
6
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Latches/locks/linkage
4
  Tire
3
  Traction Control System
1
  Air Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Dodge Challenger 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 Challenger 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 Challenger 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 Challenger Model Years

Challenger
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 2426,2931    
0.91
  2017 1542,3272    
0.18
  2016 4777,1673    
0.20
  2015 9072,1734    
0.31
  2014 13150,8605    
0.52
  2013 16450,9006    
0.54
  2012 27943,0987    
0.92
  2011 21824,2018    
1.13
  2010 36751,5799    
0.79
  2009 13730,44710    
0.45
  2008 136,40211    
0.18

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Challenger 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
  2019 Challenger
2
  2018 Challenger
19
  2017 Challenger
1
  2016 Challenger
15
  2015 Challenger
31
  2014 Challenger
35
  2013 Challenger
10
  2012 Challenger
19
  2011 Challenger
9
  2010 Challenger
32
  2009 Challenger
16


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