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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,299 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger transmission problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 142014

Charger

  • 30,000 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 failed to shift from park into any gear intermittently. The contact was assisted by a tow truck driver, who temporally remedy the problem by pressing the reset button and adjusted the shifter using a screw driver. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the shifting mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #11

May 272014

Charger

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger AWD. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The contact discovered there was a manufacturer's recall for the exact same failure however, his VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer advised him that the vehicle was 65 days outside of the in-service date for the recall to apply to his vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #10

May 012012

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Dodge Charger. Consumer states locked transmission the consumer stated her daughter's vehicle would not come out of park. The consumer discovered Chrysler had recalled approximately 21,000 vehicles of the 2007 model year that had transmission problems. However, when her daughter took the vehicle to the dealer for repair, she was informed the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 262012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 88,125 miles

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

I own a 2007 Dodge Charger rt with a hemi. The gear shifter is stuck in park. I contacted the manufacturer and was told there is a recall for this problem on police cars but that my VIN number was not part of that recall. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The mileage is 88,125. It's funny I have the same problem that was found through a defect investigation conducted on more than 20,000 police cars. The problem was corrected in those vehicles and it should be fixed. The vehicles are built the same and I understand police cars need to be programmed differently with reinforced suspension and other features to do their jobs but its the same cable on my car that dislodges that's found on an officers car. I fixed my car. The NHTSA campaign id number 08V58300 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.)

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #8

Jun 012010

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for repairs the consumer stated when she returned to her vehicle, she was unable to get the gear out of park. The dealer replaced the shifter and cable. The consumer also stated the rear window was damaged due to a defective heating element in the defroster grid. It occurred when the window shattered on November 18, 2011. It was the second time she used the rear window defroster since purchasing the vehicle. The first use was in 2010. She has since realized during that first use, the heating element in the defroster grid malfunctioned through overheating which caused a brown spot on the rear window. The automatic rear window defroster timer failed to take effect causing complete drainage of the battery.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #7

Sep 012011

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,001 miles
Inability to move the gear shift lever out of the "park" position issue in my vehicle. This issue was a customer satisfaction notification K 39 by Chrysler, but when I sent my vehicle to dealer lenders mclark at Dodge in huntsville, Alabama - and the service manager (bj) told me the VIN number is not covered and the same happened with Chrysler group recall assistance center ( nichol). My car has the same problem as describe in this notification letter K39 but Chrysler did not have a good problem solving analysis or traceable that was not include my VIN number. Updated 09/27/11 updated 12/12/11

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102010

Charger

  • 36,000 miles

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

Shifter stuck in park. Car drove fine, parked it at night, the next morning the car would not move out of park. Researched the problem online, found a fix (to prevent calling a tow), and drove the Charger to the dealer. I expected this to be covered under a recall (#08V583000). But it was not, called Chrysler and they stated that my vehicle was not covered. How many times does this have to happen before the manufacturer will do something about it? admit to the problem, pay for the repair, and consumers would be satisfied. Very displeased with Chrysler/Dodge. Other problems manufacturer will not pay for, rotor/brake pads wearing prematurely/loud squeal, drivers window leaves starch marks on glass, ABS light on, engine sputters.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 072008

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,329 miles
On Dodge Chargers with police packages, the transmission uses a column shift. The transmission cable can pop out of the bracket under the steering column and cause an extremely dangerous situation because the driver thinks the vehicle is in park according to the shift lever and prndl but the vehicle can still roll because the transmission is not in park.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 072008

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,507 miles
On Dodge Chargers with police packages, the transmission uses a column shift. The transmission cable can pop out of the bracket under the steering column and cause an extremely dangerous situation because the driver thinks the vehicle is in park according to the shift lever and prndl but the vehicle can still roll because the transmission is not in park

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 072008

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,888 miles
On Dodge Chargers with police packages, the transmission uses a column shift. The transmission cable can pop out of the bracket under the steering column and cause an extremely dangerous situation because the driver thinks the vehicle is in park according to the shift lever and prndl but the vehicle can still roll because the transmission is not in park

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 072008

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,290 miles
On Dodge Chargers with police packages, the transmission uses a column shift. The transmission cable can pop out of the bracket under the steering column and cause an extremely dangerous situation because the driver thinks the vehicle is in park according to the shift lever and prndl but the vehicle can still roll because the transmission is not in park.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 072008

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,453 miles
On Dodge Chargers with police packages, the transmission uses a column shift. The transmission cable can pop out of the bracket under the steering column and cause an extremely dangerous situation because the driver thinks the vehicle is in park according to the shift lever and prndl but the vehicle can still roll because the transmission is not in park.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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