1st Gen (1987 – 1994) Dodge Shadow Problems

The 1st generation of the Shadow has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.64. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1987–1994 Shadow model years have sent in 24 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (33%) followed by the engine (29%) and the fuel system (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 1994 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1994 10
1993 5
1992 1
1991 3
1990 3
1989 0
1988 2
1987 0

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