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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,319 miles

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2009 Dodge Challenger steering problems

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2009 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 152013

Challenger

  • 30,000 miles

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

Engine quit with no warning. Steering and brakes compromised. Shifted into neutral while in traffic.has been occurring more and more frequently. Dealer reports cannot replicate. Sounds just like the recalled GM's.

- Suffield, CT, USA

problem #6

May 022014

Challenger 8-cyl

  • miles
2009 Dodge Challenger. Consumer writes in regards to a defective serpentine belt tensioner. The consumer stated the belt came off and the vehicle lost power steering. According to the invoice, the pulley melted and the bearing froze up. The consumer stated it was the second time, the same part exploded, which caused the serpentine belt to come off. The vehicle had to be towed back to the dealer.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #5

Aug 062009

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
In 2009 I purchased a Dodge Challenger srt 8. since I have had the vehicle it has stalled many times. Every time it's when I slow down and make a left or right turn. While turning the vehicle stalls and you loose steering and brakes. Last incident was earlier this week, my wife slowed down to make a left turn into our subdivision and he vehicle stalled in the oncoming lane and she was almost struck. She had to put the vehicle in neutral and restart the vehicle to exit the roadway. I have called the dealership many times and they say there's nothing wrong with the vehicle. I looked online for a fix and there doesn't seem to be any, although there are a lot of Dodge vehicle owners with this problem.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 242014

Challenger

  • 15,200 miles

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

Ordered new tires for vehicle, I was told that the rack and pinion was leaking and it would cost $ $585 to fix it. I drive this vehicle summers only. I have only 15000 miles on the car. I do not believe this should happen this early. The car has never been in any kind of mishap.

- Lanoka Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 182014

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 11,900 miles
I took my car in to the local Dodge dealer for a scheduled inspection of the drive train. The inspection was good, but a shop note indicated there was a leak in the power steering system. The tech filled the power steering fluid reservoir and the service department rep indicated she would call me later when I asked about the cost to repair the leak situation. When the service department later called, I was told that the repairs would require replacing the rack and pinion unit and connecting hoses, etc. I asked about the cost, and was told the cost would be in excess of $1100! I expressed my dismay and said I needed to think that over. The service rep then indicated I should keep an eye on the steering fluid level until repairs were made! this vehicle is like new! I have approx. 12000 miles on it in almost 5 years! I investigated this situation via the internet, and I found this is a common issue with these vehicles. I then searched recalls, and to my surprise, there is no recall for this! I am of the opinion that Chrysler motors should have made the owners aware of this recurring issue, so owners could have had repair work done while said vehicles were still under warranty. I consider this to negligence on their part(Chrysler), and feel they should pay for this repair in part or in full. I apologize if I am filing my report with the wrong Agency, but I would appreciate you reviewing this situation or redirecting me to the people who may assist me.

- The Dalles, OR, USA

problem #2

Jul 272011

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 16,630 miles
My 2009 Challenger has stalled twice when making a right-hand turn. 4/11/11 - I was driving between 30-35 mph. I started braking so I could turn right into my office parking lot. As I started to turn right, the engine just turned off - there were no idiot lights on the dash. I restarted the car, but I could not get it to move - drive would not work - reverse would not work - still no idiot lights on the dash. I turned the car off and restarted it again - and was able to drive the car. 7/27/11 - same right-hand turn - I was driving between 30-35 mph. I started breaking so I could turn right into my office parking lot. As I started to turn right, the engine just turned off - there were no idiot lights on the dash. I restarted the car and was able to drive the car with no problems. Gas gauge showed a little above one-quarter. There were 16,630 miles on car on 7/27/11. My husband's 2010 Challenger with low mileage, has stalled twice - most recently on 7/25/12.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011

Challenger

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle lost power as if it had stalled but the engine continued running. The power steering had also become inoperable. The contact turned the engine off and restarted the vehicle. Once restarted, the contact was able to accelerate and had regained steering capabilities. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose a failure. Approximately one year later, the failure recurred. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

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