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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

electrical problem

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 5 of 17)

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problem #253

May 052015

Charger

  • miles

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

Recall on ignition and it is taking forever to get the part. Why you have a recall you should take care of the people involved immediately.

- Basalt, ID, USA

problem #252

Oct 272014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (ignition key fobik) and 15V313000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed were not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact also stated that the vehicle would not start and the key fractured inside the ignition switch. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unknown.

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #251

Sep 172014

Charger

  • 0 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 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....updated 02/08/16

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #250

Sep 012015

Charger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While backing out of the driveway, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had a bad ignition coil that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. While at the dealer to retrieve the vehicle, the doors began to unlock and lock independently. The vehicle was left with the dealer where it was diagnosed that a fuse had become inoperable and needed to be changed. The vehicle was repaired. Shortly afterwards, while driving 70 mph, the vehicle started to jerk. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition coil had become inoperable again. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #249

Nov 012014

Charger

  • miles
2008 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete recall notice #14V-567. The consumer stated he went to an auto parts store and purchased the part for $22.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #248

Nov 102014

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 to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Lorenzo, CA, USA

problem #247

Nov 152014

Charger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. When the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Miami Beach , FL, USA

problem #246

Aug 072014

Charger

  • miles
When I purchased the vehicle I was told all recalls had been done. I came to find out they hadn't. the ignition issue 14V-567 and 15V-313 have not been done. There were 3 other issues that had to be done by another dealer because dearth motors couldn't do the work. They paid for those. I had to pay over $400 dollars for new ignition switch and keys and was not happy. My check engine light has gone on 3 different lights. They say the code was cleared and kit went off. It came on again yesterday. Frustration and deceit doesn't even begin to cover my feelings right now. They also claim the parts for the recalls aren't available. Not a sufficient answer.

- Monroe, WI, USA

problem #245

Aug 142015

Charger

  • miles
The vehicle is stopping for unknown reasons while driving. Phone Dodge Chrysler in cerritos regarding the recall that is affecting my vehicle and was told no parts are available to repair wireless ignition node module or R25 as required by the national traffic and motor vehicle Safety Act to repair the vehicle at the current time. This is unacceptable as the vehicle is cutting off for unknown reasons. I was told by diane that all I could do is get on the waiting list that extends over two months and I would be contacted when the part is available.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #244

Apr 092013

Charger

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact stated that the instrument cluster illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the module failed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Patchouge, NY, USA

problem #243

Jun 082015

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. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was awaiting repairs. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #242

Sep 172015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after repeated attempts. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The recall notification was received in September of 2014. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #241

Aug 132015

Charger

  • miles
We got the first recall for the ignition switch months and months ago which advised that the dealer would call us when they got the part. We started having trouble with the ignition switch and called the dealer to ask when they would be getting the part to fix the car. They had no idea. We continued to have trouble with the ignition switch and made an appointment at the dealer. At the same time we filed a complaint with you. They said yes, there was a problem and ordered the part on August 13, 2015. While waiting for the part, we got another safety recall for the wireless ignition node module which said to contact the dealer right away to schedule an appointment and have the dealer hold the part or order the part before the appointment. As I said, they ordered the part August 13, 2015, six weeks ago. I called again today and they still do not have the part. With the ignition not functioning properly, this has been extremely frustrating and all we get when we call is that it is not in.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #240

Jul 252015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While at a stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 and 15V313000 (electrical system, air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were not available. The failure mileage was 59,000. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 2/2/2016

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #239

Sep 212015

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

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #238

Nov 102014

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 to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Three Rivers, CA, USA

problem #237

Nov 102014

Charger

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after several attempts; however, the failure recurred on several occasions while at a complete stop and attempting to accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

problem #236

Sep 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Highland Springs, VA, USA

problem #235

Sep 022015

Charger

  • 87,000 miles
There is a recall for steering wheel airbag (R25) and the wireless ignition node(P57) and the dealer keeps giving me the run around about shortage of the parts. The vehicle won't start and I need it.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #234

Sep 022015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
While driving to get on the freeway at 45mph....the car turned off without any warning....luckily I was not on the freeway going at a higher speed. I was able to go on the side of the road and it actually took me a couple of times before I could get it to start and it has happened again after that. It seems as if the ignition is not making electrical contact. I will be calling the dealership and find out about any recalls as to my car turning off. Thank you!

- Somerton, AZ, USA

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