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Every Dodge vehicle has problems, some just have more than others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Dodge generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Aries

Score 0.37

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 4
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 10

Avenger

Score 32.4

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 63
  • Investigations 13
  • TSBs 356

Caliber

Score 44.21

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 15
  • Investigations 1
  • TSBs 64

Caravan

Score 16.85

NHTSA Data

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 27
  • Investigations 1
  • TSBs 168

Charger

Score 31.95

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 74
  • Investigations 465
  • TSBs 303

Dakota

Score 19.55

NHTSA Data

Dart

Score 48.41

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 19
  • Investigations 7
  • TSBs 144

Daytona

Score 0.59

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 18
  • Investigations 14
  • TSBs 129

Durango

Score 40.17

NHTSA Data

Dynasty

Score 0.52

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 14
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 165

NHTSA Data

Intrepid

Score 71.81

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 48
  • Investigations 98
  • TSBs 860

Journey

Score 63.71

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 41
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 152

Magnum

Score 32.86

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 22
  • Investigations 688
  • TSBs 147

Neon

Score 14.76

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 76
  • Investigations 35
  • TSBs 414

Nitro

Score 19.46

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 17
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 62

Ram 1500

Score 51.61

NHTSA Data

Ram 2500

Score 17.74

NHTSA Data

Ram 3500

Score 17.87

NHTSA Data

Ram 4500

Score 0.29

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 25
  • Investigations 4
  • TSBs 42

Ram 5500

Score 0.85

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 25
  • Investigations 4
  • TSBs 42

NHTSA Data

NHTSA Data

NHTSA Data

Shadow

Score 1.13

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 16
  • Investigations 22
  • TSBs 173

Spirit

Score 0.78

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 6
  • Investigations 9
  • TSBs 235

Sprinter

Score 0.52

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 14
  • Investigations 2
  • TSBs 29

SRT Viper

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Stratus

Score 25.72

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 94
  • Investigations 31
  • TSBs 614

Viper

Score 0.51

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 16
  • Investigations 9
  • TSBs 70

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

What is NHTSA Data?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.