1st Generation (1984—1992) Daytona Problems

Daytona owners with a 1984—1992 model year have the most problems with the lights (30%), hvac (23%), and the engine (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Brake Pads Fell Off 1 complaints at an average of 12,427 miles in the 1990 Dodge Daytona.
  2. Dies While Driving 1 complaints at an average of 11,500 miles in the 1984 Dodge Daytona.
  3. Idles Too High 1 complaints at an average of 45,000 miles in the 1986 Dodge Daytona.

What Daytona Year is Most Reliable?

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 1990 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1992 1 2 38 0.24
1991 2 4 34 0.35
1990 3 3 34 1.08
1989 1 3 19 0.21
1988 4 1 4 0.57
1987 0 2 0 0.0
1986 1 3 0 0.33
1985 0 4 0 0.0
1984 1 2 0 0.66

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