CARFAX Risk Factor Statistics for Dodge (US imports)
Since 1992, there have been at least 90,217 Dodge vehicles that have been imported to Europe from the U.S. Germany is a strong market for used import Dodge cars.
Dodge cars that are imported from the U.S. to Europe have many times a ‘recall history’. A recall car refers to a car that has a pending statement from the original manufacturer to be returned for improvements or reparations. When these cars are not returned, they form an increased risk for general road safety and vehicle functionality. In fact, 31,267 of the Dodge cars that were exported from the U.S. to Europe have such a history.
A car that was issued a salvage title normally has some unconventional history up its sleeve, specifically in the direction of irreparable damage. In Europe, there are currently 13,315 Dodge cars that have been issued a salvage title. Such cars may pose a risk, because cars that were issued a salvage title are normally planned to be scrapped as the insurer was not willing to invest. The customer may then have some valid questions to ask when a car that is not supposed to be there, yet is sold for a ‘normal’ price.
Another risk factor is a car that was scrapped. But how is this possible, how could you buy a car that was scrapped? That’s exactly the problem. One explanation is that the VIN was stolen from one vehicle and posted on another. This vehicle was then exported to Europe and sold as if it were another. In case you find out about VIN cloning or other forms of fraud, it is important to pursue legal advice. There are currently 147 reported Dodge cars that have been exported to Europe with a history of being scrapped.