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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,582 miles

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2009 Dodge Challenger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Mar 232016

Challenger

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This vehicle was in perfect operational conditions prior to the repairs regarding the takata inflators. Immediately following this repair, I have replaced the battery on two separate occasions. A completely charged battery will discharge overnight. After a complete diagnostic evaluation by Dodge dealership, they found no problems with vehicle. In the 12-days following this diagnostic, I have charged the battery twice. I am really concerned that an electrical defect, as a result of the dealership repairs, may contribute to an electrical fire or a possible explosive concern. I am concerned for the safety of my self, as well as my family. This has been an on-going concern for approximately 6-months.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #29

Sep 162016

Challenger

  • miles
Takata recall no replacement parts and no determined date. Loss of value on trade in. Safety of family and myself.

- Spokane Valley, WA, USA

problem #28

May 242016

Challenger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #27

Apr 162016

Challenger

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owned a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving, an animal jumped in front of the vehicle causing the vehicle to swerve and crash into a tree. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained a fractured nose, bruise arms, and right shoulder injuries that needed medical attention. The vehicle was towed to towing lot. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

- Wilmer, AL, USA

problem #26

Apr 072016

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

problem #25

Nov 232015

Challenger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 06/15/16 the consumer stated the air bag inflator was replaced by a repair shop. Updated 06/28/16

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #24

Jul 272015

Challenger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Webster, FL, USA

problem #23

Dec 012015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Coal City, IL, USA

problem #22

Jul 202015

Challenger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Avilla, IN, USA

problem #21

Jul 102015

Challenger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 272015

Challenger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #19

Jul 072015

Challenger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Green Rever, WY, USA

problem #18

Jul 142015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/05/16

- Hopemills, NC, USA

problem #17

Jul 102015

Challenger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/05/16 the consumer stated the parts finally arrived and the vehicle was repaired on January 6, 2016. Updated 02/29/16.

- Seaford, NY, USA

problem #16

Jul 082015

Challenger

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the air bag light was constantly illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #15

Jul 152015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 142015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) however the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gunborough, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 012015

Challenger

  • miles
We haven't had a specific incident but several months ago we were sent a recall notification on the Dodge Challenger stating that "the driver airbag inflator housing in your vehicle may rupture, due to excessive or internal pressure, during normal airbag deployment events. This condition is more likely to occur if your vehicle has been exposed to high levels of absolute humidity..." we have contacted Fiat Chrysler automobiles and a local Dodge dealership and they are both refusing to fix the problem and have no other solutions. It is my understanding that when a recall is issued the manufacturer is required to provide a solution - either fixing the problem or buying back the vehicle. This is clearly a major safety concern, we live in Texas so the humidity statement definitely applies and with no fix we're not able to drive the vehicle now so something needs to be done. Dodge needs to figure out how to fix the problem or start buying back vehicles. We need to be driving a safe vehicle, we have an infant and we can't afford to just park that car while Dodge twiddles it's fingers.

- Gun Barrel City, TX, USA

problem #12

Apr 092015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V444000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- High Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #11

Aug 052015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of nhsta campaign number :15V444000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- La Palma, CA, USA

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