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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,871 miles

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2013 Dodge Challenger electrical problems

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2013 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #27

Mar 122015

Challenger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #26

Mar 102015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a notification for 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #25

Feb 262015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • 22,600 miles
Several months ago I received a recall notice (P60/NHTSA 14V634) stating due to problems with the alternator the car could lose power while driving and/or catch on fire under the hood. Also stated there were no parts to correct the situation. On the night of Feb 26 I started the car in the parking lot of a store close to home and heard an unusual sound from under the hood. Was already moving so I drove the half mile home pulled in garage and opened the hood. The alternator was smoking heavily. I pulled the car out of the garage turned it off, called the Chrysler recall line and they set up towing to the nearest dealership for the next morning. It took 2 hours for the alternator to quit smoking. The next morning the electrical system was completely dead. No power anywhere for anything. I called service department of elk grove Chrysler and talked to a service manager about the car coming in on a flat bed. Was advised that it sounded like the recall problem and they would take care of it and that I couldn't get a loaner because I hadn't taken out the extended coverage..?? he said the fix may only trake the one day anyway so no need for a loaner. The fix took 2 days. Picked the car up and seems ok. The only problem is that it was fixed with the same type of alternator that the recall is for. Still no alternators available that have the problems corrected so I' right back where I started or worse, this website now shows my car as being fixed and having no applicable recalls. I don't trust my car, not sure I trust Chrysler at this point.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #24

Feb 022015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2013 Dodge Challenger. Received recall on vehicle and is requesting vehicle to be repaired at no cost. According to the recall letter, the parts were not available. Recall #14V634000.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #23

Nov 012014

Challenger

  • 8,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. While driving less than 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 8,500.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #22

Dec 042014

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bradley Beach, NJ, USA

problem #21

Feb 032015

Challenger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #20

Nov 102014

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. Both, the dealer and the manufacturer were made aware of the failure. Both stated that a remedy had yet to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Lansing , IL, USA

problem #19

Jan 152015

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- El Paseo , TX, USA

problem #18

Oct 012014

Challenger

  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle by shifting into park and pushing the start button. In addition, the contact stated that two months later, there was an intermittent clicking noise emitting from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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 13,000.

- Laredo, TX, USA

problem #17

Jan 092015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure... updated 02/19/15 updated 02/20/15

- Santa Paula, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 032015

Challenger

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. While making a left turn at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and multiple warning indicators illuminated. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 52,000.

- El Sobrante, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 022015

Challenger

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the battery was recharged in order for the vehicle to start. In addition, the contact stated that the driver's side window opened independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #14

Jan 022015

Challenger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 2/25/15 updated 03/02/15

- Washington, LA, USA

problem #13

Dec 162014

Challenger 6-cyl

  • miles
Recall sent to home P60 / NHTSA 14V-634 for 160-am alternator problem: The alternator diodes in your vehicle may experience rapid failure. Variability in the failure mode ranges from no output, reduced output, and/or a fully shorted to ground condition. Dependent on the alternator failure mod and timing, vehicle electrical system voltage may drop to critical levels, disabling systems such as antilock brake system, electronic stability control, electronic control module and/or central body controller. The driver will have limited or no detection of the alternator failing, which can result in vehicle shutdown while driving and/or an under-hood electrical fire. Chrysler intends to repair your vehicle free of charge (parts and labor) however, the parts required to provide a permanent remedy for this condition are currently not available. Chrysler is making every effort to obtain these parts as quickly as possible. Will contact you again by mail, with a follow-up recall notice, when the remedy parts are available. I contacted Chrysler today to see about alternate transportation 800-853-1403 and was told that none was being provided at this time and that our vehicle was safe to drive. This is an irresponsible response, considering the items listed above in the recall such as electrical fire and failure for the vehicle to operate and control ABS etc. During driving. I informed the Chrysler representative that this was not acceptable to put our family member behind the wheel and that this was Chrysler's burden to repair in a timely manner or provide transportation. We cannot and should not have to pay for a vehicle that is unsafe to drive. Other people go on to drive their recalled vehicles, only to have accidents and unfortunately death due to these recalls; (recent Chevrolet ignition issues etc.)

- Burgettstown, PA, USA

problem #12

Dec 082014

Challenger

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Dodge Challenger. While driving approximately 20 mph, the engine stalled and smoke began to come from the vents without warning. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that various unknown wires needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who replaced the fuse box but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the engine stalled and flames appeared under the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire. Police and fire reports were filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- Winnsboro, LA, USA

problem #11

Sep 062014

Challenger

  • 7,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer and manufacturer stated the remedy for the defect was still under development. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact mentioned that the lights on the instrument panel would dim independently. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 7,500.

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #10

Dec 082014

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the instrument panel lights became dim. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to power off at times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V634000. The failure mileage was approximate 35,000.

- Apache Junction , AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 042014

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform the contact when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #8

Dec 032014

Challenger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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