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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,315 miles

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2012 Dodge Challenger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #3

Jan 142012

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 3,270 miles


Cruise control would not work, airbag lights coming on multiple times. Taken to dealer / shop for repair. Cruise control works now. Still problems with airbag lights coming on at different times and different rates of speed. Has been to dealer multiple times (at least 4 times) for airbag is sues. Dealer has had seats out of car etc. To repair / replace "airbag sensor" / "wiring harness",. airbag light still coming on when it shouldn't. just really concern with this issue that could turn out to cause a fatality.vehicle mileage is at 13,150.

- Perry, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 112012

Challenger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that when the brakes were depressed, the headlights and instrument panel lights would flicker from dim to maximum illumination. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The alternator and battery were replaced however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 5,028.....updated 12/20/12 the consumer stated this also happened when turning the steering wheel. Updated 12/27/2012

- Coconut Creek , FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 262011

Challenger 8-cyl

  • miles
The Challenger srt8 is not equipped with a dash illumination system, which comes on, during normal daytime driving. The instruments (speedometer, tachometer) are only illuminated during operation of the parking or headlamps function. The gauges are somewhat recessed and are only partially visible during daytime driving conditions. Further, when turning on the headlamps, during daytime operation, the amount of illumination available, with the adjustment at maximum brightness, is still at a minimum value. This presents an obvious safety issue as to speed of vehicle, engine rpms and vital engine temperature readings.

- San Antonio, FL, USA

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