Dodge was founded in 1900 as the Dodge Brothers Company. They began putting together complete vehicles in 1914. Dodge started out manufacturing auto components for Detroit auto companies, two of those being Olds Motor Vehicle Company and Ford Motor Company.
Dodge pioneered the all-steel body, whereas most vehicles had wood-framing under steel panels at the time.
Dodge's most reported problem on RepairPal is associated with exhaust noise on some Dodge Ram models.