Dodge Dart - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Dart owners have reported a total of 2,160 problems for their cars built in the 4 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 Dart. The 2013 Dodge Dart cars have the most problems reported (1,318 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Dart
132
  2015 Dart
385
  2014 Dart
325
  2013 Dart
1,318

  Common problems of Dodge Dart

The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for Dodge Dart cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (487 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (349 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Dart

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
487
  Service Brakes
349
  Engine And Engine Cooling
324
  Electrical System
267
  Equipment
183
  Air Bag
81
  Steering
79
  Vehicle Speed Control
70
  Wheel
52
  Electronic Stability Control
47
   
  Other Fuel System
42
  Visibility
37
  Tire
29
  Structure
28
  Exterior Lighting
26
  Suspension
24
  Seat Belt
19
  Parking Brake
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Seats
4
  Traction Control System
3

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

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

Dart
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 13263,7563    
0.69
  2015 38596,8434    
0.99
  2014 32552,8195    
1.23
  2013 1,318120,9336    
1.82

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Dart 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
  2016 Dart
14
  2015 Dart
65
  2014 Dart
48
  2013 Dart
152


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