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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 1 of 7)

problem #132

Aug 052016

Charger

  • 130,000 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 shift failed to switch out of the park position into drive. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Grantbille, MI, USA

problem #131

Jul 192016

Charger

  • 60,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. On several occasions, while attempting to shift the vehicle from park into drive, the gear shift lever seized. After several attempts, the gear shift lever was able to be placed in drive. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,300.

- Robbins, IL, USA

problem #130

Jul 022016

Charger

  • 96,000 miles
I put car in the park position to get out of the car to get something. I turned around and my car was reversing down the street. I had to run and open the door and jump in the car to stop it. It was in reverse when I got in the car. I was on the side of the road.

- Harrison Twp, MI, USA

problem #129

May 112015

Charger

  • 98,000 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 vehicle would not shift into gear after it was started. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the gear shifter fractured and needed replacement. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Stonemountain, GA, USA

problem #128

Apr 202016

Charger

  • miles
I've had many issues wrong with my car. The first complaint I would like to express is how the car shuts off on me without warning. While driving on the freeway and on busy streets, my car will shut off, but it will start right back up. This is a dangerous hazard and safety concern. I've taken my car to the gresham Dodge (on ne burnside) dealership to address this issue (503-666-2277). I was told "if it happens again, bring it back" there was no concern with Dodge that they were sending a dangerous vehicle back out on the road, that could potentially cause an accident. This was an issue that needed to be addressed now, not later. Dodge never solved that issue. Furthermore, my car was stuck in the park position on the eve of 4-18-16. I tried to get it into gear, without any success. I had to call for a tow truck. While waiting for a tow, I decided to google Dodge Chargers stuck in park. On youtube, there were so many others with the same issue. They had video of how to get the car out of park. You had to pry the covering off of the shifting unit. Stick a pen inside to move a wire around, in order to get the car into gear. It worries me that Dodge is aware of transmission issues and other issues with their vehicles, yet nothing is being done to fix it. I could of seriously been hurt or seriously hurt someone else while being on the freeway and my car just shutting off. They should be concerned enough to want to look into this issue and fix it. As I stated before, there are numerous videos on youtube with other people experiencing the very same issues. I did file a complaint on the BBB website, along with everyone else. My main objective for this site is to bring out how dangerous it is to operate my car under these conditions, that Dodge did not seem to care about. Sounds as if there are transmission and or engine issues with the car that needs immediate attention.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #127

Mar 112016

Charger

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed to shift out of park position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Lower Salem, OH, USA

problem #126

Feb 152016

Charger

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. After the vehicle was started, the gear shifter failed to switch out of the park position without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter interlock lever spring hook was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in the manufacturer recall number: K39 (power train). The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Zapata, TX, USA

problem #125

Dec 092015

Charger

  • 105,000 miles
While driving my vehicle the check engine light and the esp bas light turned on and my car went into a mode where it only allowed me to go 35mph and I took my vehicle to a auto shop and the tech told me that he put it on the computer and he advised me that the engine code lost communication with tcm, the trans code read internal control module rom, ABS read streering angle sensor not activated. He advised me that I may have to get a integrated control module if this happens again.

- Farmville, VA, USA

problem #124

Nov 072015

Charger

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the shifter did not shift from park. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter interlock lever needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in the manufacturer's recall for the power train. The VIN was not provided. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Logansport, IN, USA

problem #123

Jul 102015

Charger

  • 105,000 miles
When trying to leave the parking lot of a grocery store, my vehicle would not shift out of park. Never having a shifting issue before, I was in a panic as to what to do, since I had my children with me and felt stranded. After paying to have my vehicle towed to a service center, I found out about the K39 recall from Chrysler, which was exactly what was wrong with my vehicle. However, since my vehicle was manufactured 6 weeks before the start date for the 2007 models, I'm not included in this recall. It clearly doesn't matter that hundreds of customers are having the same issue as me, but are still having to pay $400+ to fix something that should be covered. After spending 30 minutes listening to a rep at the Chrysler recall center tell me how often he's heard of this complaint, just to tell me that I'm S.O.L. is beyond frustrating! this experience has turned me off from buying another Chrysler product ever again!

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #122

Oct 202015

Charger

  • 120,000 miles

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

Cant not get car to shift out of park

- Lake Worth, FM, USA

problem #121

Sep 232015

Charger

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While attempting to drive, the vehicle would not shift out of the park position. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #120

Aug 142015

Charger

  • 154,300 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. After several attempts, the gear lever failed to shift out of the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,300.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #119

Aug 092015

Charger

  • 140,000 miles
The car would not shift out of park. It showed no stress while driving. No problems with the transmission. I took it to the dealership and they said they have to replace the whole shift column approximately$350

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #118

Aug 102015

Charger

  • 63,654 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. After several attempts, the gear lever failed to shift out of the park position. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,654.

- Maple Heights , OH, USA

problem #117

Aug 092015

Charger

  • 140,000 miles
Car will not shift out of park

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #116

Jul 232015

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. MA 10/2 the dealer replaced the shift interlock spring/cable. Updated 02/09/16.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #115

May 252015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 100,019 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter was stuck in the park position and would not move unless the emergency brake was engaged. The contact also stated that the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 100,019. Updated 8/10/15 the consumer stated the check engine light was checked out by discount auto parts and the code read P1004. The technician stated it was due to a faulty power train control module. Updated 03/03/16.

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #114

Apr 082015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While attempting to drive, the gear lever failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #113

Jan 152015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 114,797 miles
This vehicle while driving 40 mph down the road suddenly had the battery light come on then the transmission light then all the warning gauges came on and started blinking as this was happening the vehicles engine was accelerating and decelerating, and the vehicle would not go past first gear road the shoulder until I could get safely off the road. Shut vehicle off it seemed to correct the problem. Went to have battery and alternator checked both were fine. Since then every few days the battery light will come on and then go off after vehicle is restarted. Today 2/11/2015 the battery light came on again and the vehicle started to buck around 40 mph then stop if I accelerated or decelerated. And at one point when idling at a red light it stalled and then started back up. I have heard a lot of similar issues with this problem with this vehicle. We as the consumers should not to be made to shell out thousands of dollars for things that the manufacturer should stand behind. We pay enough for the car to begin with we shouldn't have to pay more for something that is obviously not isolated to one or two incidents. Some of the parts that are rumored to be the problem are FCM, tcm, and ECM. All are supposedly fixed with a computer update. Well then so be it don't charge us the consumer.

- Spring, TX, USA

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