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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 15 of 17)

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problem #53

Dec 032014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles

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

The vehicle tends to fail electrically when driving. All dashboard indicator lights go on, power steering and power brakes seem to fail, lights go out and wipers stop functioning. I've been caught in the rain at night on more than one occasion and suddenly without lights, wipers, the ability to check my speed direction etc. I believe there's an outstanding recall to address this 14V-567 but according to the manufacturer the new part hasn't been made yet and isn't expected until mid-2015. This is dangerously unacceptable.

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #52

Dec 172014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred on several occasions. On one occasion, the contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and control of the vehicle was lost causing the contact to crash into a stop sign. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained minor cuts and bruises that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) but the part was not available prior to the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were not available.

- Lackawanna, NY, USA

problem #51

Jul 142014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,041 miles
I was driving when the car suddenly stalled out. A few months later there was a recall notice for a faulty ignition switch. A couple of months after that, the car suddenly lost power as I was driving down the road. I took it to the repair shop, and they still can't figure out what the problem is. I'm requesting a loaner vehicle until the recall problem is fixed, before an accident happens.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #50

Dec 092014

Charger 4WD 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles

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

I was driving on the parkway approx. 60mph, the breaks felt like they were slowing down the car without being pressed. The warning lights were also going off and on. On the second road, I was going 40mph when the fuel light suddenly came on, but my gas tank was half full. The needle on the car tank went to empty then the car just shut off in the middle of the road. I managed to steer it to the side, and it restarted again.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #49

Mar 142008

Charger

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the key failed to turn and prevented the vehicle from starting. The failure occurred intermittently and worsened. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The dealer and the manufacturer could not confirm when the part and remedy would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.

- Keene, TX, USA

problem #48

Dec 112014

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mantica, CA, USA

problem #47

Aug 052013

Charger

  • 100,000 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 stalled and the shifter seized. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was able to restart, but the failure recurred. The dealer informed the contact that the part was not available for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #46

Aug 012014

Charger

  • 85,313 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the ignition failed to be in the correct position upon starting the vehicle. The key was becoming stuck while in the on position. The contact would not know what position the key was in unless the radio light was off. Once the contact noticed that the radio was off, she maneuvered the key and then the radio activated. The contact indicated that the failure was progressing and the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The contact was waiting for the part and remedy to become available to schedule the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,313.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #45

Sep 302014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start properly and would only start after multiple attempts. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The parts were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Shaw, MS, USA

problem #44

Oct 142013

Charger

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact indicated that the key failed to turn over to the on position and would make a clicking noise. The contact stated that the temperature controls failed to work. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the heating coils and the heating coil switches twice, but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vent controls still failed to work. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and was waiting for the part to become available to schedule the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #43

Jul 012014

Charger

  • 132,000 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 steering wheel was tight, difficult to turn, made a noise, and vibrated. The contact indicated that the vehicle stalled several times, but was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop. A diagnostic code for the voltage regulator was discovered. The alternator, oxygen sensor, and a second sensor were replaced. The contact indicated that the vehicle continued to stall and jerked forward while in motion, as if it would stall each time it was driven. The failure progressed and occurred intermittently. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The contact was waiting for the parts to schedule the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #42

Sep 012014

Charger

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after multiple attempts; however, the failure recurred multiple times. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Richburg, SC, USA

problem #41

Oct 012012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
It started out as a battery problem. I am on the third battery 2 of them within 90 days. Then the ignition, you could turn the key and it would not do anything for 30 to 40 seconds. Then sometimes nothing at all and I would have to turn key off then back to start. Sometimes the car would try to start then stop and try again before it would start. Now when I use the turn signal and make a turn it tries to lock the steering. I have a second Charger same year that is now having the battery problem... what's next ?

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #40

Aug 052014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 138,048 miles
I pull out from a fast food place I stop for the other cars and my car just cut off thank the lord I did not pull out into the street or I might have been or kill. Now my car had to be towed the same happen to my car in my yard Sunday I don't know what's up with this ignition switch.

- Silas, AL, USA

problem #39

Nov 022014

Charger

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 3 mph, the traction control and the electronic throttle control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle shook violently and the engine stalled. The failure occurred on four occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #38

Jun 022014

Charger

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while traveling 30 mph, the vehicle stalled on numerous occasions. The contact had to turn the key on and off several times in order to get the vehicle to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent. The technician indicated that the vehicle needed to be diagnosed by an authorized dealer due to not having the tools to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was to be towed to an authorized dealer for further inspection, diagnosis and repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Cedar Lake, IN, USA

problem #37

Jun 112012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 49,048 miles
Car randomly began to shut off right after starting or sometimes while driving. It got to the point where it shut off and it wouldn't start again. I towed it to the dealership and they advised me that I need to replace ignition module and key fob also need to reprogram. The total came up to $ $696.18. Two years went by and it was working ok until one day again, randomly began to shut off right after starting or sometimes while driving. Is this issue related to the Chrysler ignition recall? I would like to know because I am not spending another price now $ 800+ on a new module and fob.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #36

Jul 122014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 90,700 miles
Cooling fan hit fan shroud breaking off a piece that hit the radiator.. this caused loss of radiator coolant. Fans and radiator had to be replaced along with coolant. According to Dodge forum this problem has been recalled on some same vehicles (2008 Chargers) but mine has not been recalled or notified that this could occur. Fortunately the car was at idle when this happened. No injury occurred. This is a design defect or part failure and owners should be compensated for towing and repair.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #35

Apr 272014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 37,765 miles
The vehicle was being operated on interstate 264 at a speed of approximately 60 mph. Suddenly, and without warning, the vehicle lost all power and slowed to approximately 10-15 mph. The vehicle had to be towed to a local Dodge dealer where it was determined that the ignition win module had failed which also caused the electronic gear selection module to fail. The failure placed the occupants of the vehicle in extreme peril because it was sudden and on a busy interstate highway. There was absolutely no place to pull off of the roadway because of ongoing construction. The dealer representative stated that this was a common occurrence and that the dealer had replaced thousands of these modules.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #34

Mar 022014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Multi function switch, control module

- Colo Spgs, CO, USA

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