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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,236 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 102007

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


Engine sputters while idle. I change the oil every 2500-3000 miles, along with engine air filter and spark plug change at 36,000. While idle, once in a while the engine will sputter. Took it to the dealership and they could not duplicate (cnd) the problem, therefore they could not fix the problem, however they asked if I needed an oil change. I loved the rt when I first purchased it. Now! I would not recommend anyone to purchase it. Engine sputters, side window is scratched due to mechanism, rotor are warped, and of course the shifter stuck in park, and the ABS light is now. All of which Chrysler will not acknowledge for my VIN, but have a recall on others. How many people need to file a complaint? let us continue to submit our complaints and hopefully no one will be injured. And maybe Chrysler will pay for their problems. Starting to hate my hot red rt!

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 032010


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall when driving at various speeds, without warning. The vehicle would sporadically exhibit a loud, unusual noise before stalling. The dealer stated that the failure was due to excessive sludge in the oil. The dealer stated that this was from a lack of adequate oil changes by the contact. The contact stated this was not accurate. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 222010

Charger 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
2007 Dodge Charger SE 3.5ho V6 transmission failure at 63,000 miles in slow traffic. Whining noise from converter. Rebuilt at a cost of $2,250+. torque converter clutch failed and sent debris throughout trans.// catastrophic engine failure at 74,000 miles 10 mos. Later. Con. Rod through the block at 70 mph. $2,900 cost with a salvage engine.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #3

May 182009

Charger 6-cyl

  • 48,414 miles


I had just left my residence to travel to work in my 2007 Dodge Charger, 2.7L V6, I had made it 6 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. From the research I have done on the internet I have found that the 2.7 liter Dodge/Chrysler motor has had a lot of problems with oil sludge issues that would cause the engine to seize. So far Chrysler has not taken any responsibility for this major problem with the 2.7L engine. The bottom end of the motor has to be rebuilt or replaced to correct this problem. At this point the warranty company is blaming me for the mechanical failure of the oil filter seal on the engine.

- Wittmann, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 152008


  • 52,000 miles
Engine failure due to sludge.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact has owned the vehicle for only two months and it has already been in the shop three times. He stated that the engine makes a noise while the vehicle is idle. The PCV valve was diagnosed as the cause of failure. Approximately two days later, the failure recurred. The contact took the vehicle to another dealer because the brakes were popping and squealing. The brakes were repaired, but the engine noise continued. The mechanic compared the contact's vehicle to another vehicle and confirmed that his vehicle was experiencing failure. There were no warning indicators present. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage is 6,333 and failure mileage was 3,000.

- Parlier, CA, USA

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