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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 3 of 17)

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problem #293

Jun 162014

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 to do the repair 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #292

Dec 082015

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 repair 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hamburg, PA, USA

problem #291

Jun 012015

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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #290

Aug 312015

Charger

  • 92,000 miles

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

The contact owned 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, another vehicle crossed in front causing the contact to crash into the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the contact sustained right ear, back and neck injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) however, stated that the parts needed for the repairs were not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Williams, CA, USA

problem #289

Sep 012015

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 to do the repair 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

problem #288

Jun 082015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while parked, it took multiple attempts to start the vehicle. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Part distribution disconnect.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #287

Jun 012015

Charger

  • miles

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

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. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #286

Sep 032015

Charger

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the key was getting stuck in the off position. The failure occurred on several occasions. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) after the failure was experienced. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the recall repairs were unable to be performed due to the remote control start function on the vehicle. In addition, the part was not available for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was not able to schedule the recall repair within a reasonable time frame. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/12/16

- Blacksburg, SC, USA

problem #285

Jan 012015

Charger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system). The parts were still not available for the repair. The dealer verified that the parts were still not available and was unable to provide a time frame. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Yulee, FL, USA

problem #284

Oct 252014

Charger

  • 84,000 miles
On the freeway, my car shuts off completely, then turns back on. Now the ignition wont work at all. Sometimes a jump start will get it to work. Its sitting in the drive way useless right now.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #283

Nov 272015

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 stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. 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 not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

problem #282

Nov 012015

Charger

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and no warning lights illuminated. The dealer stated that the parts needed were not available to provide repairs under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 165,000.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #281

Nov 172015

Charger

  • 151,000 miles
On 4 separate occurances while car in motion the car engine stalled and required restarting. Various speeds at time of stalls 5 - 45 mph. The first time it happened I was driving over a set of bumpy railroad tracks at which time the car engine stalled and had to be restarted in neutral. The other times I was on level roadway when car engine stalled and required restarting. The most recent incident happened 11/17/15 and the car engine stalled 2 times in one day at a speed of 45 mph. When turning the key to the right to start the vehicle it tends to hang up and get stuck in that position. I found that a recall was done on certain 2008 Dodge Chargers regarding ignition switch problems so I called to see if my vehicle was included in the recall. It is not included - this is a very dangerous problem and I travel a major interstate daily. I would like to have my vehicle included in the recall for the faulty ignition switch. I did have my car checked for indicator codes to see if there were any problems indicated and nothing found.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #280

Oct 132015

Charger

  • 165,000 miles
Takata recall: TL* the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. When attempting to start the vehicle, the ignition seized randomly and the check engine light lluminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags). The parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 165,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Patterson, CA, USA

problem #279

May 262015

Charger

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000. The VIN was not available....updated 02/08/16

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #278

Sep 142015

Charger

  • miles
Takata recall: TL* the contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) and was unable to get the part for the air bag recall for several weeks. The dealer scheduled an appointment for the recall repair to replace the ignition switch. The contact waited for weeks while the failure occurred. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times and the steering wheel locked. The contact was able to coast the vehicle to the side of the road to turn the key to the off position to restart the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #277

May 192009

Charger

  • 300 miles
Eletrical failure 2010 - 2015, steering resistance 2013-2015, wires burning left signal back light gone. Front signals left/right malfunction, trunk unable to open with program key 2012 -2015. Wepplease save my family and consumers of us.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #276

Oct 182010

Charger

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle on the first attempt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was notified that the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the failure recurred. The contact also stated that while driving there was an odor of smoke in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the wiring harness to the rear tail lights had melted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 01/20/16

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #275

Jun 012015

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 experienced a failure with the vehicle stalling without warning. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #274

Oct 152015

Charger

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to pull over and restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition and the air bags needed to be replaced. 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. Update 1/14/16

- Commack, NY, USA

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