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 7 of 7)

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problem #12

Feb 222011


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. After starting the vehicle it would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the gear shift cables were detached. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 80,000.

- Morrow, GA, USA

problem #11

Oct 132007


  • miles
2007 Dodge Charger driving without any problems put in park engine still running went to reverse and will not change gears...I see there are numerous reports of this. It does not take a rocket scientists to figure this one out. Recall.

- Giddings, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 012010


  • 18,500 miles
2007 Dodge Charger with automatic floor shifter would not move out of park once started. Had no prior problems. Car started fine and showed no warning lights or anything.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #9

Aug 242010


  • 69,000 miles


Gear shift sticks in park due to cheap plastic part designed to break but with no remedy other than full replacement of shifter. It appears to occur in large numbers if not every Dodge Charger years 2006-2009.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #8

Aug 122010


  • 65,000 miles
Shifter stuck in park. After research on internet, found it is a common problem. Why would a major car manufacturer use a cheap easily breakable plastic part in a component that is used so frequently.

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #7

Apr 202010


  • 61,459 miles
Our car got stuck in park, couldn't shift gear. Apparently gears got stuck. Had to get is towed, sent to dealer. Although dealeship said it is common thing that happens to Chargers, wasn't covered through warrantly. Had to pay for parts and labor.

- Heber, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 312010


  • 52,000 miles


Charger stuck in park: Tried to start 2007 Charger and it was stuck in park. This has been the first major problem I have had with this car and very inconvenient. Tried looking at the manual to see if it was anything that could be done on my end, but nothing worked. Car is still inoperable and I can not afford to get it towed. It is under three years old.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 122010


  • 73,000 miles
My car is stuck in park! I have no idea what happened. I drove it today with no problems then all of a sudden I try to leave and it wont allow me to put it in reverse. I have seen a numerous amount of complaints online with people having the same problem so this is something that is common with these cars. "my car hasn't been repaired yet!" I don't think I should have to pay for something that I didn't cause.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 162009


  • 43,700 miles
On the morning of October 16, 2009 my 2007 Dodge Charger did not notify me of any problems and the check engine light did not go on. I started my engine and proceed to change gears and it was lock. I did know what was wrong so after out-of-pocket expenses towing to the dealer-ship the mechanic said that it is broken gear shift mechanism then mechanic said, "it was not my fault. It is a internal problem and there is no reason why it broke." To make matters more difficult for me the warranty that came with the car will not even cover this part. This is a defect in the car. What if was driving and could not shift back to park or reverse would I have had to been a accident and risk my life" to correct the failure it will cost me to pay close to $400 to replace/repair. Let me remind you guys that I did nothing wrong with the car it is something that broke by itself. I take care of my car I service when needed and I only use to commute to for errands, work and home. This is a valid part and a warranty will not cover that" please review my complaint and consider the circumstances that the gear shift mechanism is a defected part on 2007 Dodge Charger.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 152009

Charger 6-cyl

  • 43,995 miles
2007 Dodge Charger, 6 cyl, base model. Car stalls when either coming to a stop or at a complete stop, when just off brake to accelerate, when going from reverse to drive, when exiting the freeway, etc. Car attempts to stall sporadically when driving. Have almost been rear-ended three times, almost hit when accelerating onto the freeway by a car already on the freeway because car tried to stall, and car stalled on railroad tracks after waiting for a train and then putting car in drive. Car has been in and out of shop four times with random items replaced, but no diagnosis has been made and the issue remains. The car has now been in the shop about a month and there is still no answer.

- Eaton Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 102008


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not operate in the reverse position. When the gear shifter was placed into reverse, the vehicle would jerk rapidly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. On a separate occasion, the vehicle failed to respond completely when it was shifted into reverse. The vehicle currently does not operate in reverse at all. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 41,000.

- Que Gardens, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152008

Charger 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the air conditioning system does not blow cool air. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer nine times for this failure and they installed a new compressor and made some other repairs, but the failure still persists. The current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 22,000. Updated 09/24/08 the consumer also stated there was a problem with the transmission. Updated 09/26/08.

- Gloster, MS, USA

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