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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,848 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Dodge Challenger engine problems

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2013 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 032015


  • 22,591 miles


About 25% of the time, while driving on a city street at 40 mph and gradually pressing the accelerator to begin a climb up a slight hill, the engine RPM and vehicle speed will not increase, and the vehicle will continue to run at 40 mph with accelerator position increasing from 10% to 80%. during this throttle response failure, the auto stick shift was used to downshift from 4th to 3rd gear, the evic display changed to 3rd gear but and transmission remained in 4th. After 8 seconds of throttle delay (timing may vary), the vehicle will down shift and accelerate. This unpredictable throttle response has a potential of causing an accident if this throttle response failure occurs during a situation of passing or avoiding another vehicle. I have brought the vehicle back to the Dodge dealer on Nov 2015 and Apr 2016, and they took it for a test drive and concluded that the vehicle is fine. They could not repeat the failure and told me everything is normal. Dodge will not, or cannot fix the root cause of this throttle response failure.

- North St Paul, MN, USA

problem #3

May 042014


  • 5,500 miles
Saw light on dash (etc malfunction indicator light) and next memory is being at hospital. During the 60-90 seconds after I saw light witnesses watched my 2013 Challenger R/T accelerate up to high 90S and ultimately crash through fence and into house. Edr shows steering at traffic circle but no accelerator pedal input during last five seconds. Engineers say probable cause is malfunction in electronic throttle control and poorly designed brake-throttle override.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 102015


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. While driving 35 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck and the vehicle shook. The contact attempted to apply the brakes, but the vehicle would not stop and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 072014


  • 2,300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Challenger. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph, shifted into sport mode and engaged the power shifter switch when the vehicle suddenly accelerated to approximately 40 mph. The contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy at the point of impact. The driver and passenger's side air bags erroneously deployed approximately two minutes after the impact. The contact sustained a neck injury and the driver of the second vehicle sustained back and neck injuries. Both parties were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the air bag failure. The failure mileage was 2,300.

- Bridge City, LA, USA

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