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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 5 of 7)

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problem #52

Aug 262012

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,800 miles

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

The contact owns 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the gear shifter failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnose that the shift inner lock system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that the issue was currently under investigation. The failure and the current mileage was 50,800. Updated 10/17/12 updated 10/18/2012

- Alhambra , CA, USA

problem #51

Aug 142012

Charger

  • 60,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact started the ignition and the gear selector failed to shift into any gear range. A certified mechanic was able to unlock the band that was installed in the gear box. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the gear shifter. There was a voluntary recall issued by the manufacturer pertaining to the transmission gear shifter; however the VIN was not included. The vehicle was repaired at the owner's expense. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 60,900.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #50

Aug 032012

Charger

  • 48,730 miles
I could not shift the vehicle out of park. I had to push some pink release button to get the gear shift to move. Now the piece that regulates the communication between the brake and shifter was found to be broken. It appears other Dodge Charger owners have had a similiar problem.

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #49

Jul 262012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 88,125 miles

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

I own a 2007 Dodge Charger rt with a hemi. The gear shifter is stuck in park. I contacted the manufacturer and was told there is a recall for this problem on police cars but that my VIN number was not part of that recall. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The mileage is 88,125. It's funny I have the same problem that was found through a defect investigation conducted on more than 20,000 police cars. The problem was corrected in those vehicles and it should be fixed. The vehicles are built the same and I understand police cars need to be programmed differently with reinforced suspension and other features to do their jobs but its the same cable on my car that dislodges that's found on an officers car. I fixed my car. The NHTSA campaign id number 08V58300 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.)

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #48

Jul 212012

Charger

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter was stuck in park. The dealer was notified who advised that there was a recall but the contact's VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift). The manufacturer was notified offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #47

Jul 152012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
2007 Dodge Charger R/T was parked in driveway. Upon starting the vehicle, it would not shift out of park. The vehicle had to be towed to a repair center for diagnosis; however, it seems to be a common problem for Chargers. There was a recall done for 05-07 Charger/magnum/Chrysler 300 LX model vehicles, for an issue with the shift lever. Upon calling the Chrysler Corp. To see if the R/T model (with an upgraded engine size) would be covered under the recall, I was informed it was not. If the recall was on the base model, it should be recalled on all, as the basics of the car structure itself, and the basic parts used, would most likely be the same. If they admit to a defective part in the LX, do right by the customers, and allow the recall to encompass all models of the vehicle.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #46

Jun 112011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 95,808 miles

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

The transmission shifter interlock lever broke resulting in the inability to move the gear shift lever out of the "park" position. I see that other cars that are very similar to mine, if not the same car as mine, that have had this problem have had factory recalls on this...... 2005-2007 Dodge Charger, magnum and Chrysler 300.....but unfortunately mine doesn't and I don't know why.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 162012

Charger

  • 103,772 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle became stuck in park. The contact was waiting for a diagnosis from her personal mechanic. The manufacturer was notified but offered but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 103,772.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #44

Jun 282012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
2007 Dodge Charger was stuck in park. No other problems. Found out that Chrysler has a defective part in these cars called the transmission shifter interlock lever recalled on some models (notification code K39). However, the other Dodge Chargers are not covered under the recall even though it has the same defective part. Instead, they want to charge the consumer to fix the problem although it is well known that it is a manufacturing problem. (its a cheap plastic pink release button that goes out at any given time causing the car to be stuck in park) this is a widespread, well known, highly documented defected part that the recall only covered on few models not all models. This is a cheap and unethical move on Chrysler-Dodge's part to have the consumer bear the cost when it is not the consumer's problem. This needs to be recalled across the board on anyand all vehicles equipped with this cheap piece of plastic. Instead since my particular 2007 Dodge Charger is not included in the recall, I am left to pay roughly $500 to repair it. Really disheartening and pathetic when customers want to buy american but get this as quality!

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #43

Dec 182011

Charger

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start while in park and the key could not be inserted into the ignition. The vehicle could be started however, when placed in neutral. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer confirmed that the gear shifter assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 67,775.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #42

Jun 092012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles

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

My vehicle is stuck in park, turns out that the shift interlock or the "pink thingy" as most people know it as is a defective part on Dodge vehicles but there are no known recalls for this problem. The vehicle has 70,000 miles. After I took the cover of the shifter off, I notice that the only way to get it to drive is to push on the pink plastic and it will allow it to go on reverse, neutral, drive. I did some research online and read that alot of people are having this problem but Dodge is not fixing the problem. I contacted Dodge and was told that they could not help me.

- Glendale,Co, CO, USA

problem #41

May 012008

Charger 6-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Reverse went out in transmission. There was no warning of any sort. Had no idea that I even had any problems. Took vehicle to the dealership to be repaired under warranty. Was without my vehicle for almost a month while still having to make payments and find another way of getting around.vehicle was just over a year old. Got the vehicle back and the reverse went out in the transmission again as well as the rear main seal leaking. Took vehicle back to dealership for more repairs and was without my vehicle again for almost a month. Now, the motor is knocking and skipping and vehicle has less than 95,000 miles. These cars are lemons and I don't know how Chrysler corporation is getting away with this and I sure do not recommend anyone buying a Dodge. Wish I had never bought this vehicle and somebody needs to step up to the plate and make it right. Sad part is I am stuck with a vehicle that is going to need major engine repairs or engine replace and I still owe on the vehicle and of course there is no warranty left.

- Glen St Mary, FL, USA

problem #40

Jun 032012

Charger

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact was attempting to reverse from a residential driveway when the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The shifter had to be taken apart in order to get the vehicle to shift gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer stated that there were no recalls and they would have to perform a diagnosis test to determine the failure. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacture was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Antioch , CA, USA

problem #39

Apr 282012

Charger

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of the park position. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 78,000.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #38

Mar 132012

Charger

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would lose and regain power abnormally. The contact stated that all of the warning lights would illuminate on the instrument panel and when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the power train module was replaced. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were 120,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #37

Feb 272012

Charger

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the automatic transmission interlock failed. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #36

Dec 062010

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The electronic throttle control causes the car to lose power while driving. It makes it impossible to accelerate. It usually happens on a cold start and has happened on occasion after the car has warmed up. The dealer claims that they can't do anything about it unless it happens while at the dealership, because there is no way to read an error code.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #35

Jan 022012

Charger

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle could not be shifted between second and third gears. The dealer advised the contact to replace the transmission. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. No repairs were performed. The current and the failure mileages were 75,000.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #34

Dec 132011

Charger

  • 71,484 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter would not move out of park. The dealer was notified of the failure who advised that there were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,484.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #33

Nov 042011

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
My gear shift is stuck in park and I have to keep it in neutral and put the park brake up to park it bec it wont come out of park when I put my foot on the brake. One of my friends have the same make and model car and took it to the dealer and they stated it is on recall but I cant find it no where.

- West Columbia, SC, USA

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