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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,191 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Apr 172016


  • 142,100 miles


Car battery exploded in the trunk of the car.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #36

Aug 152015


  • miles
So as I was trying to start my doge Charger my car would not turn on it would start up for onle a little bit then it would shut off, when I took the key out the gear stick got stuck on parking and I could not get it out of parking.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #35

Oct 062015


  • 130,200 miles
Flickering headlights; suddenly go off for a period of a few seconds. Randomly flash on and off when vehicle is moving. Faulty tipm.

- Laguna Beach, CA, USA

problem #34

Nov 162015


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While parked, the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #33

Oct 082015


  • 179,750 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle registered the key even though the key was not in the vehicle, which resulted in all the electrical functions running independently. Prior to the failure, the vehicle had PCM, two gear shifts, alternator, fuel injectors, two O2 sensors, and the egr replaced. There no warning lights illuminated indicating the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer stated that the win module malfunctioned. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 179,750.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #32

Aug 212015


  • 123,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the center console of the vehicle. The contact pulled over and the vehicle caught fire. There were no injuries sustained. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A fire report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #31

Nov 202014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceed a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #30

Mar 222015


  • 176,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts; however, the check engine warning light illuminated and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition lock switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 176,000.

- Selmer, TN, USA

problem #29

Apr 172015


  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the ignition switch failed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included on any recalls related to the ignition failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 163,000.

- Boligee, AL, USA

problem #28

Mar 112015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Early morning commute to work, traveled southbound on ca highway 15, proximate to miramar way exit. Vehicle began to smoke, engine hood sprang open, other drivers indicating that smoke and flames coming from front engine - as hood blocking view. I continued to side of the road, jumped out and watched front end of engine become engulfed in flames! watched entire front end of car burn, during this time highway patrol / fire patrol called. Fire claim number- [xxx]. contacted tow company to take - tow driver told me that this was the third Dodge challenger he had salvaged in the past month - with the same issue! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #27

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

problem #26

Jan 072015

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the ABS warning light illuminated and the vehicle was unable to be driven. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS module control needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 06V493000 (service brakes, hydraulic), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 03/04/15 updated 10/8/15

- Clinton, NC, USA

problem #25

Jan 152014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
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 fix this problem before someone is killed!!!!!! thanks.

- Ormond Bch, FL, USA

problem #24

Oct 252014


  • 65,000 miles
This incident has happened twice now. One, I was stopped at a stop light and the car just shut off, engine, all power etc. Second time was going 25 miles per hour and the same thing just shut power steering, no brakes...and was in a neighborhood with lots S of kids out and about. Dealer say no computer codes no issues. This is not a safe vehicle.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #23

Sep 012014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. After refueling the vehicle and driving approximately 25 mph, the instrument panel gauges malfunctioned and stopped operating. The PCM, tcm, BCM, and ABS sensors illuminated. In addition, the vehicle suddenly began to accelerate and then slow down repeatedly as the driver released the accelerator pedal. The dealer stated that the PCM, tcm, and BCM needed to be updated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- East Orange, NJ, USA

problem #22

Jun 152014


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving 50 mph, all of the warning indicators illuminated intermittently and all of the instrument gauge levels dropped. The vehicle performed normally when it was turned off and restarted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the tipm box needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- South Beloit, IL, USA

problem #21

Aug 092014


  • 103,000 miles
This is now the third time the vehicle has stalled while in gear. Galeana in ft myers has serviced the vehicle after every incident. We have been out of a vehicle for an accumulative of over thirty days, had to pay for rentals, taxes, gas to get to and from the dealer and bogus repair costs. The first service charge was that of 500 hundred dollars, which the vehicle stalled a few days later and the techs said the service they had done would not have fixed the stalling!!"??what?". they then replaced the relay fuse worth fifteen dollars the 2nd time it was serviced, the vehicle stalled two days after having it back and we were on our way to the hospital in the vehicle! I need this documented because this time Dodge corporate responded in less than twelve hours to galeana to have the car serviced and a main wire replaced and it hasn't stalled since, but now I want reimburse!!!

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #20

May 282014


  • 110,000 miles
It was a hot day over 90F. I started the car. The speedometer cluster did not work. All the lights including engine light, esp, break, traction control was on. I turned the car off and restarted with the same issue. I let the engine warm up and then restarted the car with the same issue. I started to drive home, the instrument cluster did not work, speedometer showed 0mph. I took it to a local mechanic, he told me to re-flash the computer and change the speedometer cluster.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #19

Mar 242014


  • 120,000 miles
We own a 2007 Dodge Charger SXT and while driving down the road our brights will occasionally turn themselves on. When we use our turn signal and have the wipers on it will increase the speed of our wipers, then slow them back down after a few swipes.

- Morley, MI, USA

problem #18

May 132013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
While driving to work the instrument panel gauges and warning lights began to go haywire. The gauges dropped to 0 and the warning lights and bells began to flicker and ring. The fan/heater began fluctuating up and down as well. Early on, this would occur intermittently. Now it is more consistent. It is occurring daily-- more so in the early morning hours. It is quite scary because you have no idea what will happen next. I acquired a video of this event. It can be found at:

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

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