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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,884 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger drivetrain problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #112

Jan 152014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

We have experienced a shudder while stopped for lights on and off for years, since the car was new in 07. The dealer could not find anything wrong (no codes) and could not duplicate the complaint. Then in 2013 it began stalling at lights after the shudder and sometimes without the shudder. Again leaving no codes. I'm a ase certified master tech of forty years. A torque converter lockup could cause it to shudder and stall, but should leave a code. But a defective crank position or cam position sensor could shut igntion off without leaving a code. Therefore, for a total of $32.50 I changed both sensors. It fixed both issues for 7 or 8 months. Suddenly, today 12/30/14 it's doing both again! there's to many complaints about this to ignore the safety issues of stalling in traffic while standing still driving 60 mph.help fix this problem before someone is killed!!!!!! thanks.

- Ormond Bch, FL, USA

problem #111

Jun 272014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 56,129 miles
Notification code K39 the transmission gear shift lever interlock return spring hook broke. The broken interlock return spring hook was the result of the inability to move the gear shift lever out of the park position. I called the Dodge dealership and they would not repair it as per notification code K39 recall. I have my repair receipts from midas auto service experts.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #110

Oct 022014

Charger

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate. The dealer stated that the gear shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Scott, LA, USA

problem #109

Sep 242014

Charger

  • 79,082 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear lever would not shift out of the park position until the gear lever housing was dismantled to adjust the necessary cable for the lever to operate properly. The failure occurred continuously. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 79,082.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #108

Jun 232014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
The transmission gear shift lever interlock spring hook broke off which resulted in locking of the shift lever in "park" position. The issue is very common for Dodge and Chrysler models and it is covered by recall K39 for Dodge Charger models made between 2005 and 2007. The manufacturer denied inclusion of the described condition in the K39 recall stating that my car was made few months beyond the K39 recall dates. From the manufacturer K39 letter( www.Chrysler.com/webselfservice/pdf/K39.pdf) -to prove our commitment to quality, the company is investing in and prioritizing improvements for every vehicle that we build. As part of that commitment, we are also targeting existing vehicles on the road today and contacting our customers to provide these quality improvements, at no charge, that will help to improve your ownership satisfaction -żż hogwash.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #107

Aug 262014

Charger

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated the vehicle was stuck in park and was unable to move. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Glenn Heights, TX, USA

problem #106

Jan 222008

Charger

  • 99,600 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the shift lever became stuck in the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,600.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #105

Jun 202014

Charger

  • 115,183 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired by a dealer. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train). The failure mileage was 115,183.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #104

Aug 152014

Charger

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear lever failed to shift into gear after numerous attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #103

Aug 142014

Charger

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift from park into any gear intermittently. The contact was assisted by a tow truck driver, who temporally remedy the problem by pressing the reset button and adjusted the shifter using a screw driver. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the shifting mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #102

Aug 062014

Charger

  • 32,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear cannot be removed from park. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where no diagnostic or repairs were made. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Smithfield, UT, USA

problem #101

Jul 262014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The pink gearshift latch broke and caused the car to be stuck in park. Calling the recall center found out that this part was recalled a certain vins mine not included they refuse to fix on the internet their are 1000S in same situation as me stuck in park because Chrysler only chose certain vins with exact same pink part to be replaced!!

- Tabor City, NC, USA

problem #100

Jun 012012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Transmission went on my car at 54000 miles it's died in middle of the intersection while I was driving.

- Mayfield Hts , OH, USA

problem #99

Jul 032014

Charger 5-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The 2007 Dodge Charger seized while in gear; loss of control and speed; locked steering wheel, no acceleration, while moving at 3mph in reverse once and while merging onto I-75 @ ~8mph two other times all within 5 weeks of each other but with no indicator warning dash lights illuminating.neither of the auto mechanics could find a problem.the vehicle hasn't seized up, but the vehicle's check engine light and electronic throttle control indicator warning lights came on last week.the Dodge Charger manual says if the electronic throttle control light comes on, to discontinue use of the vehicle until an authorized dealer can evaluate the problem.July 7th 2014 the vehicle went to a certified dealer to be diagnosed. They said they couldn't find a reason for the lights being on.sure enough they ran me up a 900 dollar bill consisting of the following repairs:filter TR 21170001/sealer no 01081003/fluid atf 01081018/antifreeze 01081004/connector 09004009. I was told by the service manager these were the repairs needed: Water outlet housing/transmission hydraulic service w/ programming/air filter/ fuel system cleaning we picked the vehicle up July 10th 2014 from dealership, drove it directly home.my girlfriend drove the vehicle 30 miles to work July 12th 2014, after an 8 hour shift she started the Dodge Charger letting it run idle for 5 minutes before exiting the parking lot.the vehicle was brought to a stop before entering the interstate. When she tried to accelerate the vehicle did not move or make a revving sound, the steering wheel was locked tight but hot air was continuing to blow from vents.no indicator lights were present before during or after the event. The vehicle hadn't physically acted up since the first 3 times 7 months ago, so we immediately called the dealer and she drove it directly there.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #98

May 302014

Charger

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #97

Jun 132014

Charger

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift from park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the vehicle was being repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Brownstowns, MI, USA

problem #96

May 272014

Charger

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger AWD. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The contact discovered there was a manufacturer's recall for the exact same failure however, his VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer advised him that the vehicle was 65 days outside of the in-service date for the recall to apply to his vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #95

May 262014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
The first incident happened after I was driving on the freeway for about 30 miles I parked the car with the car on so I can have the air on. I had to move my car and the car wouldn't move. The shifter would move but it didn't seem to change into gear. I had it towed to a transmission shop thinking it was a transmission problem. The shop looked it over and found nothing wrong with the transmission they said it was the brakes that were locked up so they unplugged the ABS and that seemed to fix the problem.the second incident happened when I was driving home from work and came to a stop at an intersection when I pulled away from the light the car hadn't switched gears and wouldn't accelerate. When I parked the car there was a heavy smell of the brakes burning.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #94

May 232014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
It is a know problem with Chrysler's and Dodge's. plastic shift lever release breaks which will not allow the car to come out of park. Some cars were recalled others with the exact same part were not. Mine was one of the cars not recalled. Search the web for "Dodge car stuck in park". there are 1000's of comments and posts about this defective part.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #93

May 112014

Charger

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while reversing, the gear became locked in drive. The contact was able to release the defective spring out of drive. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 98,000.

- Saint Louis , MO, USA

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