Dodge Challenger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Challenger owners have reported a total of 1,394 problems for their cars built in the 11 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 (363 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 (404 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (214 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Challenger

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
404
  Air Bag
214
  Engine And Engine Cooling
208
  Power Train
102
  Steering
84
  Equipment
68
  Service Brakes
64
  Other Fuel System
43
  Vehicle Speed Control
33
  Electronic Stability Control
29
   
  Structure
29
  Suspension
23
  Exterior Lighting
20
  Wheel
18
  Visibility
16
  Seat Belt
14
  Seats
7
  Gasoline Fuel System
6
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Tire
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
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
  2017 842,3271    
0.19
  2016 4277,1672    
0.27
  2015 7872,1733    
0.36
  2014 11850,8604    
0.58
  2013 15750,9005    
0.62
  2012 25443,0986    
0.98
  2011 21224,2017    
1.25
  2010 36351,5798    
0.88
  2009 13530,4479    
0.49
  2008 136,40210    
0.20

  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
  2018 Challenger
14
  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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