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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 12
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,376 miles

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2008 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 10 of 17)

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problem #153

Mar 182015

Charger

  • 135,000 miles

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

I started having issues with my car starting for months. In March I took it to a mechanic he said my ignition switch was going bad and I needed to replace it. So I ordered the part and then found out about the recall. A few weeks later my car wouldn't start and after trying for a bit the battery died. I towed it to a Dodge dealership told them a mechanic said I needed a new ignition switch they ran a full diagnostic and said everything was fine it was just the battery. I paid for a battery & diagnostic and went on my way. A few days later car wouldn't start at the store. I took my car to a different Dodge dealership told them the issues I was having & that it might be the ignition switch they ran a diagnostic said they think it was a relay switch so they replaced that. They said if it still had problems starting it would be the ignition switch going bad. A couple weeks later I'm at the gas station car won't start. I called the Dodge dealership I took it to the last time they told me to bring the car back so they can run another diagnostic. I called the corporate # explained what was happening told them I need a new ignition switch but no parts are being manufactured so I cant get it fixed and they are trying to tell me it's not the ignition switch that is the problem. I have been stranding countless times all I want is a working part for my car and they are all giving me the run around. My car has problems starting every couple of days sometime a couple times a day. They have no solutions and I need a working car.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #152

Sep 132014

Charger

  • 99,000 miles
My vehicle stop working on this above date with the P57/NHTSA 14 V-567 recall. I had my veh repair in Feb of 2015. I sent in all necessary paperwork and I have recieved my remibursment. I got the run away for 4-5 month before I had to get it fix myself. It was repair at five star Dodge on riverside dr of macon ga.. please help me get my money back.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #151

Jul 212014

Charger

  • 142,562 miles
Wireless ignition node (police group) was order 29 April 2015 by spartanburg chry Dodge Jeep on a daily order. Chrysler require dealers to order on exchange parts program. Chrysler cancel order due to pending recall. Chrysler has been notified from the beginning that parts is order for North Carolina state trooper vehickle. Original part number was 68241060aa has been supersedes to 68290860ab. Chrysler keep canceling orders for this customer. A recall is pending waiting on stock"??" recall number is P57.Chrysler has been notified that this is a customer pay invoice.

- Spindal, NC, USA

problem #150

Jul 152015

Charger

  • 93,000 miles

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

For several months my vehicle has failed to start intially, I recieved a recall notice for the ignition switch late last year 2014. I was told after many phone calls to dealerships there would be an update and the parts were not in to complete the repair. I have been stranded several times due to this issue sometimes for 20 minutes at a time. This past Wednesday as I drove home from work on a very high speed expressway, my vehicle shut off completely. It restarted on it's own once and then all systems shut down, leaving me coasting in rush hour traffic. I was able to pull over and allow the vehicle to roll to a stop safely. I called my roadside service and was towed to the nearest dealership. The next day I was told by the dealer that it was not the "recall" issue that caused this but a short in a wire that caused the alternator to fail completely. I was told that I would be charged for the repair, and subsequently my warranty would cover the repair except my $200 deductible. Being that this is my only means of transportation I authorized it. The repair was done and my vehicle was returned to me on Friday Jul 17, 2015. Upon return the service tech noticed that my engine light was still on, and advised me to go get my battery checked as it had been drained. I did this and found the battery to be in "good" condition. Sunday Jul 19, 2015 on a quick trip to the store, I was greeted again with a "failure to start" issue. This left myself and my child in a stranded state until a friend could arrived to give me a jump. After paying to have my car repaired and promised the recall issue would not cause me to be stranded, I am very frustrated and fearful that my vehicle is too dangerous to drive. I do not have another vehicle to get to and from work. I need a resolution to this problem asap.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #149

Dec 152014

Charger

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to start. The contact mentioned the failure progressively worsened which caused the vehicle to be unable to start. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bag). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Indiannapolis , IN, USA

problem #148

Apr 012015

Charger

  • 167,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power while driving approximately 8 mph. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 167,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #147

Jul 032015

Charger

  • 93,255 miles

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

Driver and passenger power windows are inoperable from master power switch. Rear windows are operational from same switch.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #146

Jan 022015

Charger

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) was received in November of 2014. After contacting the dealer and manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that parts needed to remedy the failure were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. In July of 2015, while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The engine was restarted and the vehicle operated as normal. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty, but the vehicle could not be repaired because the parts were not available. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Carlsbab, NM, USA

problem #145

Jun 142015

Charger

  • 74,300 miles
I went to visit my sister at hospital and used valet parking for my car. When valet driver went to retrive my car; it would not start. Hospital security jump started car and it started up. However, when I drove car home, turned car off and attempted to restart car; it would not start. Later in week, I called to see if recall part was in because I was told in may that it would be available in June 2015. Well, when I called in June, I was told it would be ready in August 2015. Chrysler/Dodge is giving consumers a line that is not true. I had been experiencing issues with P57 recall since last year (2014). When I started car; I noticed all electrical components would not be on. I would have to turn car off and restart car to ensure all electrical components was on. This is my main transportation and now I have to use my son's Honda to get to essential places. My car is not starting; it has no power. My car has about 74,300 miles. Just last week, I received yet another letter stating a recall on the 2008 Dodge Charger driver's airbag. I called recall center. This Dodge Charger owner, is very tired of waiting for recall parts to be available. We as Chrysler/Dodge consumers, need someone to speak on our behalfs about our issues/concerns/rights. Chrysler/Dodge should be held accountable, provide consumers with truthful information and timely repairs. Thanks for allowing me to voice my opinion. I thank everyone that is helping to get these recalls resolved as soon as possible.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #144

Nov 152014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #143

Nov 102014

Charger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system: Ignition) and 15V313000 (air bags: Frontal: Driver side inflator module); however, the parts to do the repairs were 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 contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Baird, TX, USA

problem #142

Jul 132013

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to do the repairs were 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

problem #141

Sep 172014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start when the key was turned in the ignition switch. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); 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 failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Boardman, OH, USA

problem #140

Jul 112015

Charger

  • miles
There is a recall on the 2008 Dodge Charger ignition switch (NHTSA # 14V-567). Its status has been incomplete, parts are not available. Its been years since this part has been recalled and Chrysler has done nothing to remedy the situation. What constitutes a reasonable time to rectify the situation. What can I do? the recall page says to file a complaint and thats why I am writing to you. I would like this to be investigated. People shouldn't be made to drive around in a potential death trap while the manufacturers sit idle.

- Floral Park, NY, USA

problem #139

Nov 142014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part to repair the recall was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #138

Jul 102015

Charger

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While traveling approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact had to put the vehicle in neutral in order to restart. The vehicle also required the battery to be recharged due to the failure draining the battery. The contact replaced the battery but the repair did not remedy the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the part was not available. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags), but the dealer did not have the parts available to repair the vehicle within a reasonable timeframe. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #137

Jul 062015

Charger

  • 76,200 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the win module and the keys needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,200.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #136

Jul 032015

Charger

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While parked, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Whitakers, NC, USA

problem #135

Sep 172014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #134

Nov 242014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (ignition switch) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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