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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,875 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Dodge Charger cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 282012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 73,500 miles


The cooling system fan blades came apart and the shrouds of the fan went thru the radiator causing immediate leakage of all coolant and destroying the radiator.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #3

May 092011


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the while cleaning the engine compartment, he discovered that the high pressure cooling line for the air conditioner did not have any protection and exhibited abnormal wearing. As the vehicle was being driven to the dealer, the hose split in half, causing coolant to spew all over the engine compartment and the cabin of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where it was diagnosed that as a result of the hose splitting, the air conditioner system would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000 and current mileage was 81,000.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 142009


  • 26,000 miles
Plastic radiator cooling fan broke apart, shattering the fan blades, fan shroud and making numerous large holes in the radiator. Vehicle undriveable and repaired under warranty. Police vehicle.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008


  • miles
We had purchased a 2008 Dodge Charger with 2 miles. Approximately 3-4 months after we had purchased the vehicle it had engine oil on crankshaft seal, speedometer was erratic it would go from 60-0 from cruising, it had a jolt pulling feeling. From that point on the air conditioner was not cooling properly, & had a foul smell, cruise control would cancel by itself. Then on 06/23/2008 it had engine oil leak. So we decided to do something that would just completely ruin our credit, we voluntarily turned in the car. As of today 02/26/2009 we have a balance as per Chrysler of 7,500 dollars because they were only able to sell it for 17,000. I have invoices, to proof what our issues were, some were replaced, some tsb was and wasn't found. We had the vehicle for only 7-8 months. And for this to be such an issue with a brand new vehicle to me was just ridiculous. Since that was the main reason I had purchased a brand new car in the first place.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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