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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 14 of 17)

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problem #73

Feb 102015

Charger

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while making a left turn, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that there was smoke and the vehicle caught on fire. A police/fire report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The conditions of the vehicle was unknown. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #72

Dec 012014

Charger

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that when idle, the vehicle would stall without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #71

Feb 022015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure was related to NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 04/13/15 updated 6/29/2015

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #70

Oct 182010

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated the steering wheel was difficult to turn and made an abnormal noise when the vehicle was driven in cold weather conditions. The contact also stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the radio lights and all of the interior lights failed. The vehicle was restarted and resumed to normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 4/27/15..updated 05/11/15. The consumer also received recall # 15V313000. However, the parts were not available. Updated 08/19/15.....updated 09/17/15 updated 09/21/15....updated 10/05/15. The consumer experienced a resistance in steering while turning left or right for the past 18 months. There was a smell of wires burning inside the vehicle, due to the left signal light wiring had burned out, the right front window was difficult to roll up, the blinkers stopped working, and the trunk would not open. Updated 10/19/15.....updated 11/10/15. Updated 11/30/15. The consumer also stated the vehicle would not start. The battery and ignition switch were replaced. The vehicle had a coolant leak. The gasket and thermostat were replaced. Updated 12/22/15......updated 12/24/15....updated 02/18/16. Updated 03/17/16..........updated 04/01/16 updated 04/12/16. Updated 04/14/16. Updated 06/02/16. Updated 06/09/16. Updated 06/16/16. Updated 06/29/16.8jb

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #69

Jan 172015

Charger

  • 119,076 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,076.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #68

Jan 232015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The consumer stated her son owns the vehicle. The vehicle is currently sitting in the driveway, because it will not start. The Chrysler and two dealerships informed the consumer, the vehicle would have to be towed to verify if the problem was due to the ignition. The consumer was informed there was no permanent fix. However, there was a temporary fix at a cost of $700. Updated 03/25/15.

- Charlotte , NC, USA

problem #67

Oct 282014

Charger

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Mount Olive, MS, USA

problem #66

Apr 052014

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the key was difficult to turn and the vehicle stalled with no warning. The contact stated that previously, the fan and radiator failed to work due to an electrical short and the components caught on fire. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who replaced the radiator and the fan. The contact indicated that months later, the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that burning fumes emitted into the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the wires, starter and ignition switch were on fire. The contact was able to merge the vehicle over and it was towed to a dealer. The technician replaced the ignition switch and the failure recurred intermittently. The contact was included but was not notified of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was not available. The vehicle was not. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Updated 03/24/15 the consumer stated the vehicle would jerk. When the vehicle was purchased the dash was not attached completely. The 2 back tires had a slow leak. Updated 10/19/2015

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #65

Jan 062015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
When we went to crank the car, which cranked just fine 2 hours earlier, it would not start. The ignition would turn but nothing happened. Also all lights and electronics would not cut on. After doing web research, I discovered that there was a recall on the ignition ( win module). I had the car towed to Dodge because it would not start or move. They replaced the win module and it runs fine. They told me I would get reimbursed through Chrysler because it is a recall part. I paid $450 for the repair. Now Chrysler Corp. Is telling me I will not be reimbursed for the repair because they have not released the part. And better yet when I get a 2nd notice of the recall, I still have to have it fixed. I had no choice but to fix the car because it is my son's only way of going and he works full time. It says on the recall website they will reimburse you so what do I need to do to get my money back" should I get a lawyer" please help!

- Falkville, AL, USA

problem #64

May 152014

Charger

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, the technician diagnosed that the fobik needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure was 108,000.

- Cheraw, SC, USA

problem #63

Jan 212015

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 number: 14V567000 (electrical system) 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.

- Lauderhills , FL, USA

problem #62

Dec 102012

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact stated that there was a delay when starting the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 03/10/15 updated 10/8/2015

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #61

Aug 252014

Charger

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact also stated that the key failed to turn in the ignition switch. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available for the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Grosse Point Wood, MI, USA

problem #60

Dec 022014

Charger

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact indicated that after inserting and turning the key in the ignition, the engine would not start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the keys and remedied the failure but, eventually, the failure recurred. The contact received the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) in September of 2014. After taking the vehicle to the dealer, the contact was informed that the remedy to replace the ignition switch would not be performed because the failure was unrelated to the recall. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Morris, AL, USA

problem #59

Jan 092015

Charger

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Stoneville , MS, USA

problem #58

Sep 202013

Charger

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact crashed the vehicle into a bus shelter and a curb. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor was it diagnosed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #57

Jul 152011

Charger

  • 58,745 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the ignition key failed to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wireless ignition module and the key fob needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired twice within a three year period; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 58,745.

- Carolina Beach, NC, USA

problem #56

Aug 102010

Charger

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The contact also stated that the radio failed to shut off and the display screen did not illuminate. In addition, the fog lights failed to activate on two occasions. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) but the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Piedmont, SC, USA

problem #55

Jun 022014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled but was able to be restarted. The failure recurred on several occasions. The contact received notification that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000. Updated 3/3/15 the consumer stated the vehicle would stall while in motion, at stop lights, and in reverse. Updated 6/17/2015

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #54

Dec 302014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received a 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

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