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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,581 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger brakes problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 012008


  • miles


Approaching traffic light transitioning from yellow to red, car is coasting at 20mph, proceeded to stop foot on the brake the brake was solid as the concrete pavement, the steering wheel could not move. The car did not stop proceeded forward hitting the car in front which was a fender bender, however total loss of a purchased brand new Dodge Charger which had gone to the service center every week after purchasing for a reset of the computer system jumping skipping stopping, however un - final answers it was always communicated the car was fine and good to go. As a result of the accident the ruling was not against me as a driver, however, an attorney who specialized in manufactured defects was a communication after several attorneys listened to the case but did not take on the representation. Also as a result now 3 years later, $35,000 back surgery, continued medical bills, perm disable permit due to inability to function normally before accident excruciating pain day in and out. No help no car personal insurance paid everything / gap when the attorney took case could not find the totaled car"....there has to be something that can be done about that. One attorney stated the company is responsible, however stated it is a case that would be major. Is one's debt and personal liability as a citizen not important enough to receive help towards this matter? I am afraid I will live in and suffer with this pain in debt til death! this is a case that falls in the gray area in the land of O well--- why shouldn't the dealership be responsible? why did the judge throw it out of court, to be against me? why cant I receive medical and loss of time an wages from an immediate emergency surgery? please help me I emailed the attorney general's office and was informed to connect with this line of communication. Please help...!!!! I have to work or I will be homeless now what"

- St. Petersburg , FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 282011


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving less than 10 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle continued to accelerate; however, after numerous attempts the vehicle came to a stop. In addition, smoke was emitting from underneath the hood. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road, the contact detected flames underneath the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the failure originated from the fuse box. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Aberdeen, SD, USA

problem #8

Jul 102010

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Brakes squeal loudly, steering shacks badly, ABS light now on. Turned rotors and replaced brake pads at 36,000 miles. Problem still exists, was told that new rotors would have to be purchased. I have owned numerous vehicles and have never had this problem with rotors or premature brake pad repairs.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 142010


  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park when first starting the vehicle. In addition, when applying the brakes, the ABS would lock abnormally. The contact started the vehicle and the ABS and traction warning lights were illuminated. The contact removed the shifter panel wire and was able to shift into drive. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the vehicle was left for repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Three Rivers, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 122008


  • miles
Keep having problems with brakes on 2007 Charger. The dealer have worked on them and still having problems. Around March car was leaking transmission fluid and now check engine light is on and will not go out please help me.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 022007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,044 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. On November 1, 2006, the vehicle was serviced for a basic oil change and filter at 3,600 miles. On January 2, 2007, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for basic maintenance, in which the contact requested a tire rotation because the tires were wearing very quickly. He was informed that the tires were rotated, balanced, and that the oil was changed. Two months later, the contact noticed that the tires continued to wear very quickly and the brakes were not stopping the vehicle properly. He went to a local tire store and was informed that the tires were placed on the vehicle incorrectly and that two different sized tires should have been installed. The contact returned to the dealer and they were supposed to provide new tires and brakes. They provided the tires and new front brakes, but no rear brakes. The dealer also failed to repair a rattling noise in the fan under the hood; however, they did not. Currently, the brakes lock sometimes and the fan still makes a noise as if leaves and sticks are under the hood. The contact has a 100,000 mile warranty, but was advised to take his vehicle to another dealer. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 10,044. Updated 01-16-08. Updated

- Daphne, AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 242007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,088 miles


Poor brake performance - brakes making noise during light braking. First reported 10,088 miles. Rotors turned and pads cleaned. Now 10,500 miles and same problem.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #3

Sep 042007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2006 Dodge Charger daytona over three months ago. I took the vehicle back to the dealer for its first oil change. Since the day I purchased it with 70 miles on it, the brakes have squealed badly. I told the dealer about it and they were going to check it out. They called me to say that they could not hear any noise, but if there was a squeal it is typical on all Charger daytona's. it is something I just have to live with. When I picked up the car I drove it 100 feet and applied the brakes. A loud squeal came from the brakes, but they still refuse to do anything about it. Why is this" why don't they do anything about it"

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #2

Jul 282007


  • 3,644 miles
2007 Dodge Charger with brake problems customer states that the car was serviced four times and he believes that it is a lemon* the consumer complained that the brakes were very squeaky. The consumer was informed the brake pads had recently been updated and an order would have to placed for the newer version. The consumer continued to have problems with the brakes after the update of the brakes.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #1

Apr 132007

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,038 miles
- contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger, and stated that while driving 12 mph he pressed on the brakes 20 feet before getting to a stop sign, but the vehicle continued to drive, and side swiped another vehicle at 12 mph, which finally caused the 2007 Dodge Charger to come to a complete stop. The failure mileage was at 5,038 miles. Update 05/10/07

- Metairie, LA, USA

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