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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,912 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #53

Sep 172015

Charger

  • 129,000 miles

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

Problem #1: one of the cooling fan blades sheered off and & flew into the radiator. I was at a complete stop and broke off when I started to accelerate. I replaced the broken blade (didn't have enough money to replace both) and radiator. About a year or less later the other fan blade sheered off (the one I didn't replace) and went into the radiator. This time also during accelerating after a complete stop. Deja vu. This time I had to replace the entire fan assembly (because the blades were on backorder) and radiator. When I went to the Dodge dealership they said there was a recall on the same blades but only the 2006 model. Problem #2: it is now loosing propulsion. The power stays on it just stops moving forward. I can put it in park & then back in gear and it moves, but barely. It isn't consistent but it is terrifying. I have googled possible issues and it seems like a lot of people are having the same problem and they have linked it to a bad PCM. I took it to a mechanic but of course it didn't do it while he had it. I have been told, by Dodge, that they are the only ones that can do a full diagnostic, that other devices only cover about 30% of the program. That alone seems unfair if not illegal. I cannot afford $110 just to find out what's wrong. My trunk light doesn't work either & even Dodge can't find out why. It's not the bulb, it's not the fuse, and the electrical connection is good. According to them. I have more images and receipts but can't figure out how to attach them.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #52

Sep 022016

Charger

  • miles
Was going to town and as soon as I stopped at the store I seen steam coming from under my hood and popped the hood and had water spraying out of my radiator by the fan got to looking at it good and all the fan blades was broke off and one of then went into the radiator. Took it to the Dodge dealership in town and they told me the recall L08 was only for the V6 motors and I had to fix it myself.

- Magnolia, MS, USA

problem #51

Aug 182016

Charger

  • miles
I was driving when I heard a loud noise. I then went to a repair shop, I was told that one of the blades on the fan had broke and put a hole in my radiator. I contacted Dodge and the lady I spoke with did know about the problem but she stated that my car was made in a different factory so I was not part of the recall. Which I think is unfair since I had the same problem like everyone else

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #50

Jul 292016

Charger

  • miles

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

My husband and I were riding in our vehicle, all of a sudden we heard a loud pop sound come from the front of the vehicle. My husband then observed the temperature gauge on the vehicle rising, and the red light suddenly appeared. We were only minutes away from our home when this occurred, so we were able to immediately returned home. Once the vehicle was parked in the driveway, the hood was opened and we both observed a plastic fan blade broken and hanging out of the fan's casing. We also observed fluid inside of the hood underneath of thw line directly across from the broken hanging fan blade. We also observed fluid on the ground directly underneath of this line. Vehicle has 137,000 miles on it. Vehicle is scheduled to go into shop Monday morning.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #49

Jul 142016

Charger

  • 140,000 miles
My radiator fan motor assembly locked up and a blade came off. The blade went into the radiator. It damanged the radiator and left me stranded. Had no prier noises or prolems. Took it to the shop. Cost me $677.27 to replace the radiator, the hoese, antifreeze, hose clamps and radiator fan motor assemly. The guy that fixed mine said he see this every week in Chargers. Infact our whole police department switched from charges for this reason. I called the dealership and the Dodge # and they said there is nothing to do to help out because of age and mileage of care. Wasn't happy because online there are plenty of discussions about the same issue.my dealership doesn't fix them unless they are underwarranty. They send them out to the same guy I went to if they are out of warranty. I guess not to show on their books the problem.

- Gray, LA, USA

problem #48

Jul 052016

Charger

  • 63,300 miles
The car engine shut off while driving. It occurred while braking on a city street. Put the car in park and started it up again. Drove it home.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #47

Jul 032016

Charger 8-cyl

  • 162,000 miles

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

Takata recall - while exiting a highway into a shopping center, my car completely shut off. My wife was unable to steer the vehicle. Fortunately we were able to restart the vehicle before an accident occurred. This episode was very frightening. Very unsafe. I don't know what caused this, but this desperately needs recalling. Thank you for your concern in this matter.

- Kinston, NC, USA

problem #46

Jun 272016

Charger

  • 90,140 miles
Cooling fan blades shattered and punctured radiator while car was sitting at a traffic light at idle. Caused loss of coolant and cooling system failure. No external cause for defect found. Cost of repair estimated $1000

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #45

Jun 232016

Charger

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving 20 mph, an abnormal cracking sound was heard under the hood of the vehicle without warning. The contact discovered that the fan and radiator were fractured and caused antifreeze to leak from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #44

May 242016

Charger

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact heard a loud noise near the vehicle. Upon further inspection under the hood, it was noticed that the fan blades separated and fractured into the radiator. Also, antifreeze was on the ground near the front of the vehicle. The dealer and manufacturer stated that there was no manufacturer recall to address the failure. The manufacturer provided no recommendations and suggested the contact take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnosis and repair. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #43

Apr 082016

Charger

  • 60,000 miles

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

I have a 2007 Dodge Charger SXT with 60K miles. On 4/8/2016 while backing out of my driveway at 7:45 a.M. heading to work I here a plastic breaking noise and a large thump sound coming from the front of the car. I quickly got out to see what I had hit rolling out the drive when I noticed water, heard hissing and noticed big broken plastic pieces all on the ground. I turned the car off called my husband to turn around, look at the car and them drop me off at work on his way to work. He popped the hood to my Charger and he showed me 2 broken fan blades and housing surrounding my radiator and where the fan blades had punctured numerous holes into the radiator where the fluid was coming out from. Had to get to work so away we went. We called a shop to pickup my car and have the repairs made. I remembered this sight and my husband checked out the recalls and complaints regarding my car which brings me to write this complaint in hopes that reimbursement for my recent repair will be handled as it seems others have had and been given the opportunity to do so. Thanks

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #42

Jul 072014

Charger

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was parked, it vibrated severely and an unknown noise was heard from the engine. The thermostat gauge suddenly indicated that the vehicle was overheating. The contact exited the vehicle and observed coolant leaking from the radiator. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home where temporary repairs were made by the owner. The owner discovered that the radiator fan had fractured and became lodged into the radiator. The owner was able to replace the radiator and fan, but the failure recurred. In addition, the housing for the fan blades fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Loxley, AL, USA

problem #41

Mar 312016

Charger

  • 104,000 miles
The bridge on the main highway had standing water. The road was not blocked off and couldn't see it until you got up to it. Traffic was in front and behind me so I could not turn around. I went under the bridge by piggy wiggly in pototoc, me and soon as I did my car started sputtering and I pulled over and car cut off. I had just bought the car that Monday and this happened Thursday. Dealership tower car to shop and said the water made motor lock up. Had car taken to another mechanic which said same thing. Now I'm stuck paying for a car I can not drive cause of the road condition. I was told this is a state highway. Mayor told me call insurance person tim gunther and tim told me it's state hwy so I have to call department of transportation. This was going to be a car for my daughter and now I am stuck paying for it and needing a motor due to the road holding water and not being blocked off. I was headed to work and had to call my boss to pick me up.

- Pontotoc, MS, USA

problem #40

Apr 202015

Charger

  • miles
There's a problem with the head gaskets on the 2.7 V6 engines. My Charger is boiling coolant in the reservoir coolant tank and when you run the RPM's up to 3X, coolant spray out the coolant cap. I replaced the thermostat, the coolant top itself, I did a radiator flush and also changed spark plugs and at this point I don't know what else to do. My car has 15400 miles on it and it happens day after day but now it seems as if the issue has gotten worse. I was told that all or most the 2.7 engines has had this issue and had to replace the whole engine. After explaining to Dodge Chrysler Jeep what my vehicle was doing I paid $125 for a diagnostic test and they said that it failed the block test and it's recommended to tear down the top cylinder heads to check for warped gaskets. Please get back to me with any resolutions.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #39

Dec 222015

Charger

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact felt as if the wheels would seize. The electronic throttle body control warning indicator illuminated during the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 06V341000 (power train). The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Salida, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 252015

Charger

  • 144,000 miles
I had just left my residence to travel to work in my 2007 Dodge Charger, 2.7L V6, I had made it 10 miles away from my house when my engine blew. The temp gage never showed there was any kind of overheating problem. The check oil light came on for a few seconds and turned off. A few minutes later it came on again and puff of white smoke came out from under the hood and the motor seized.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #37

Nov 152014

Charger

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the engine. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph and the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle jerks and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The failures recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #36

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 #35

Apr 112015

Charger

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #34

Feb 022015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Engine sludged up and failed.

- Inkster, MI, USA

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