Dodge Durango - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Durango owners have reported a total of 12,189 problems for their cars built in the 21 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 Durango. The 1999 Dodge Durango cars have the most problems reported (2,021 problems).

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

  Common problems of Dodge Durango

The following chart shows the 29 most common problems for Dodge Durango cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (2,267 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,811 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Durango

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Suspension
2,267
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,811
  Electrical System
1,791
  Gasoline Fuel System
1,031
  Power Train
918
  Service Brakes
688
  Air Bag
642
  Other Fuel System
625
  Steering
521
  Equipment
386
   
  Exterior Lighting
295
  Vehicle Speed Control
201
  Visibility
180
  Seats
179
  Structure
120
  Seat Belt
116
  Tire
92
  Wheel
79
  Electronic Stability Control
72
  Latches/locks/linkage
67
  Unknown Or Other
63
  Air Brake
22
  Parking Brake
9
  Interior Lighting
5
  Child Seat
5
  Traction Control System
1
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Hybrid Propulsion System
1
  Diesel Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

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

Durango
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 3722,8681    
1.62
  2016 6114,3742    
2.12
  2015 12428,2373    
1.46
  2014 30230,8594    
2.45
  2013 40526,0675    
3.11
  2012 57016,5476    
5.74
  2011 89316,9497    
7.53
  2009 181,3789    
1.45
  2008 1148,49010    
1.34
  2007 28214,50811    
1.77
  2006 91733,36112    
2.29
  2005 1,72240,64713    
3.26
  2004 1,18340,86714    
2.07
  2003 36341,13115    
0.59
  2002 43135,75916    
0.75
  2001 68538,05717    
1.06
  2000 1,07953,29918    
1.12

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Durango 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 Durango
9
  2017 Durango
20
  2016 Durango
26
  2015 Durango
20
  2014 Durango
58
  2013 Durango
38
  2012 Durango
18
  2011 Durango
16
  2009 Durango
4
  2008 Durango
4
  2007 Durango
13
  2006 Durango
31
  2005 Durango
107
  2004 Durango
96
  2003 Durango
34
  2002 Durango
46
  2001 Durango
46
  2000 Durango
60
  1999 Durango
89
  1998 Durango
64


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