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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,757 miles

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2011 Dodge Challenger electrical problems

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2011 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #51

Nov 012015

Challenger

  • 63,000 miles

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

The car died while driving down a city street losing all power and functionality. I recieved a safety recall notification for the alternator at the beginning of the month, I am assuming that is the issue.

- Maywood, MO, USA

problem #50

Jun 012015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) 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.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #49

Oct 052015

Challenger

  • 98,200 miles
Dodge Challenger rt alternator drained battery until the car shut down while I was in motion. Lost all power brakes and power steering.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #48

Aug 192015

Challenger

  • 77,000 miles

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

I was driving my vehicle and was waiting to make a left turn at the intersection. My battery appeared to be losing power and I lost my power steering. I believe the alternator went bad which led to the battery dying while driving, causing me to lose power. This was dangerous as I could have lost power and may have caused an accident. I will be taking it to a mechanic to get the alternator replaced. I see Dodge has some recalls on alternators but not sure if it applies to my vehicle

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #47

Jul 012015

Challenger

  • 90,000 miles
While driving my car it would lose power. I could not accelerate. I can not always restart it right away. It got to the point I was unable to restart it and it had to be towed

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #46

Feb 152015

Challenger

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. After the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system), the auto start became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that an unknown computer module related to the auto start needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Frederickburg, VA, USA

problem #45

Jun 122015

Challenger

  • 43,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. While operating the vehicle, the instrument panel warning and sensor lights suddenly illuminated along with the ABS sensor light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wheel speed and tire sensors were faulty and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #44

Oct 082014

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #43

Apr 012015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
My window constantly goes up and down 1/8th inch when the vehicle is turned off. I have looked online and found 80 2011 Challengers recalled for this exact problem, I believe they should all be under recall. The smart glass operation is faulty. Every 7 seconds my window moves 1/8th of an inch up or down. This drains my battery and makes my car die. Customer satisfaction notification M24 should be expanded to include all 2011 Challengers with the smart glass.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #42

Jan 012015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • miles
My alternator is in recall. It is said to power down without any warning or notice, and it powered down on me in January. It was towed to Chrysler Dodge Jeep of paramus. They did not yet have the recall alternator, so they were authorized to give me a new one. This however does not satisfy the recall, and I was told to come back when the recall part is available. I came back last week, and they did not perform the recall. They told me that the part put into the car in January is "just as good" and "satisfies the recall". I was told the same thing by their customer service manager, parts supervisor and ultimately their general manager, dean redmond. Eventually, Chrysler corporate finally confirmed that this is not the case, and the part in my car in fact is not at all safe. Five separate "experts" at this dealership erroneously told me that my car is safe, and left me with a potentially deadly part in my car. The general manager, dean redmond, wrote back to me that the part in my car is "correct" and then ignored my subsequent messages. I would like somebody to hold them accountable, because this is highly dangerous and unacceptable.

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #41

Apr 172015

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles

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

I was driving home on 4/17/15 in my 2011 Dodge Challenger when all the warning lights on the dash started flashing, the radio was going on and off, the lights went dim, but the scariest thing was the car suddenly lost all power, it was still running but it acted like it was on 2 cylinders, almost got rammed by the car behind me!! had car towed to dealer, will call them tomorrow.this is a very dangerous flaw in the system and will result in future loss of life if not corrected!!!!

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #40

Apr 142015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • miles
I have 2 recalls pending on my Dodge Challenger, one for front airbags failing and one for the alternator diodes possibly causing fire. Dodge wants to take my car for 2 days but I have no other vehicle. I asked how was I supposed to get home, they said a bus or taxi. I am not taking a taxi an hour ride to get home, then to and from work because they want to recall my car, so I asked for a loaner and was told no. I keep calling their recall assistance center, and they tell me that their system is down and to call back at another time. How is their system always down" why do I have to spend money out of pocket on a temporary vehicle so they can fix their own recall" I can't afford to rent a car or use a taxi (busses don't run through my area). So I take off of work and possibly get fired, or continue to drive a defective vehicle and possibly die?

- Duryea, PA, USA

problem #39

Apr 012015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • miles
2011 Dodge Challenger. Consumer writes in regards to the alternator recall notice and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer attached the recall notice.

- Riverbank, CA, USA

problem #38

Aug 032014

Challenger

  • 59,000 miles
My alternator stopped working aprox 8/3/14.there were no parts available from dealer or aftermarket suppliers at that time. My only option was to have alternator rebuilt. The rebuilder said the diodes failed and ruined the stator. The repair cost was about $645 dollars. In October I received a recall letter from Chrysler stating a possible diode failure in alternator.the letter also states if repairs were made to submit paperwork for reimbursement.I submitted paperwork but was declined reimbursement. The customer care person( [xxx]) could not give me a reason why and instructed me to ask local dealer why I was declined. I went to hunter Dodge and spoke to a service writer([xxx]). he says it should qualify. He tried to find out why I was declined but could not get an answer either.the cust. Care person told me there is no one else I can talk to and she could not help with this matter. I have all emails, paperwork, receipts available. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #37

Mar 112015

Challenger

  • 73,000 miles
Recall repair work was done on the alternator in 2011 Dodge Challenger. On the following day, the exact thing happened again. All of the dash lights came on and the vehicle lost power. After the vehicle was stopped, it was unable to be started again. The vehicle had to be towed for the 3rd time to the dealership. Now they say that there is nothing that can be done because it's not doing it now. Dodge is going to get someone killed. Dodge customer service and the dealership were useless in attempting to help. They basically told us that since it wasn't doing that now, there was nothing they could do.

- Muscle Shoals, AL, USA

problem #36

Oct 152014

Challenger

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate and the ABS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #35

Mar 032015

Challenger

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled after the battery warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on two other occasions. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the vehicle made an abnormal noise and the remote start failed to work. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Fredricksburg, VA, USA

problem #34

Dec 052011

Challenger

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, all of the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the air bags were replaced however, the failure recurred multiple times. The contact received NHTSA campaign number:14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #33

Feb 132015

Challenger

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Challenger. While driving approximately 55 mph, the electronic dashboard gauges suddenly stopped operating before the vehicle shut off. After the vehicle was stopped, the driver was unable to restart the engine and the key could not be removed from the ignition switch. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact also indicated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) was received in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #32

Jan 222015

Challenger

  • 52,707 miles
My wife an I were on the interstate when the first incident happened, running 70mph, the instrument panel blinked and all instruments went down the car shut down, there wasn't any electrical to anything. I guess being a manual, it started back up automatically. The second incident was when we were on our way home we decided to take a different way home because this had happened, it therefore happened again same problem but we were running 57. We stopped at a sonic shut the car off, when we started it back up it sound like it was starting out of time, the same thing happened to us again the closer we got home. The car is parked and has not been moved.

- Oak Grove, LA, USA

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