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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 2 of 17)

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problem #313

Feb 152016

Charger

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #312

Apr 142015

Charger

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #311

Dec 152014

Charger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system) but the dealer was unable determine when the parts would be available. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a reasonable time frame for the recall repairs. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #310

Sep 172014

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.....updated 07/05/16

- Cambridge Springs, PA, USA

problem #309

Jan 102014

Charger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system). The dealer was unable to supply the parts within a reasonable time frame. The contact noticed a progressing failure in which the vehicle stalled several times while waiting to receive the recall repair from the dealer. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #308

Apr 122010

Charger 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated she experienced a loss of power and had trouble starting the vehicle. It would take several tries, before the vehilce would start. The failure occurred without warning.. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Prior to the failure, the ignition switch was replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000. Updated 07/19/16 updated 08/0/16.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #307

Apr 122016

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 a recall notice for 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 contact stated that the engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #306

Jan 082015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 06/15/16

- Sale Creek, TN, USA

problem #305

Sep 132015

Charger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Townson, GA, USA

problem #304

Oct 092015

Charger

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the ignition key was stuck in the accessory position. As a result, the electrical functions did not operate sporadically. The vehicle was able to operate normally after a second attempt. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #303

Nov 012014

Charger

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. Due to a faulty ignition switch, the vehicle would not start. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000(electrical system) in November of 2014. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Urbana, IL, USA

problem #302

Jul 242015

Charger

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the check engine and air bag warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); 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 failure. The failure mileage was 82,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hayworth, OK, USA

problem #301

Aug 152015

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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #300

Feb 052016

Charger

  • 91,147 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While parked, the vehicle would not start. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000(electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,147.

- Port Lavaca, TX, USA

problem #299

Sep 172014

Charger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the engine failed to start. After several attempts, the vehicle started. While driving various speeds uphill, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Robesonia, PA, USA

problem #298

Nov 012015

Charger

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. After the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), it failed to start when the ignition switch was turned. There was no failure prior to the recall repair. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer a total of three times, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #297

Jan 212016

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 were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #296

Jan 152016

Charger

  • 80,680 miles
Note as an advisory that Dodge/Chrysler/Fiat may still have ignition problems related to the federal/Chrysler safety recall for fob/ignition switch failure of not returning to run position after trying to start vehicle. I just had my 2008 Dodge Charger 80,635mi serviced for the ignition recall service # P57/NHTSA 14V-567 of which took 13 months before repairs were made, and after the new switch and new fob's were returned to me (installed of course) fob's are of Chrysler and not Dodge (no safety issue because of names are different) but after only having my car for just 2 days of being returned to me, the "new" ignition switch now is defective with the same problem as before, and just in one day itself, just starting the car up, the "return to run position" had failed (4) four times, and just yesterday 01-16-16 twice when ignition is returned to the off position, I was unable to remove the fob from the ignition switch until restarting the car then shut it down again...Chrysler/Dodge & Fiat N.a.U.S.a. as well with the NHTSA should look into this as a reoccurring problem before it is to late...I had spent 5 years with the original ignition begin broken, and Dodge and dealers cared less of my emails about the failure. I have also advised the local Dodge dealer/service dept of the problem the day of the situation and will seek replacement or further actions that will be taken for repairs..Chrysler/Dodge corporation will also be notified, and I will try and post new developments as they happen...

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #295

Jul 022015

Charger

  • 68,000 miles
Takata recall. 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 to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. When starting the vehicle, the ignition locked at the start position. The contact had to make several attempts to start the vehicle in order for the failure not to occur. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #294

Nov 022014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14B567000(electrical system) was received in November of 2014 and NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) was received in may of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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