Dodge Charger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Charger owners have reported a total of 5,822 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 Charger. The 2006 Dodge Charger cars have the most problems reported (1,578 problems).

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

  Common problems of Dodge Charger

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Dodge Charger cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,531 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (865 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Charger

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
1,531
  Engine And Engine Cooling
865
  Air Bag
567
  Power Train
547
  Other Fuel System
459
  Equipment
306
  Service Brakes
276
  Steering
262
  Exterior Lighting
218
  Vehicle Speed Control
149
   
  Electronic Stability Control
135
  Gasoline Fuel System
110
  Suspension
79
  Structure
69
  Wheel
58
  Visibility
48
  Seat Belt
45
  Tire
27
  Unknown Or Other
22
  Seats
15
  Latches/locks/linkage
12
  Traction Control System
10
  Parking Brake
7
  Air Brake
4
  Child Seat
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

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

Charger
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 2042,2781    
0.47
  2017 2854,5222    
0.26
  2016 6983,7603    
0.27
  2015 7474,7814    
0.25
  2014 266108,6025    
0.49
  2013 34682,1856    
0.70
  2012 73974,8687    
1.41
  2011 90747,8868    
2.37
  2010 24695,4149    
0.29
  2009 18055,58710    
0.32
  2008 764105,88811    
0.66
  2007 602117,12512    
0.43
  2006 1,578131,02213    
0.93

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Charger 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 Charger
18
  2017 Charger
18
  2016 Charger
10
  2015 Charger
5
  2014 Charger
50
  2013 Charger
20
  2012 Charger
14
  2011 Charger
33
  2010 Charger
25
  2009 Charger
5
  2008 Charger
14
  2007 Charger
28
  2006 Charger
69


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