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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 6 of 17)

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problem #233

Sep 042015

Charger

  • 173,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to restart after the initial attempt. The contact also stated that the failure had recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled directly after getting the recall repair completed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 173,000.

- Sacremento, CA, USA

problem #232

Sep 172015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a Dodge 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system); 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.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #231

Sep 172014

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.

- Zion, IL, USA

problem #230

Oct 172014

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 numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #229

Sep 022014

Charger

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to be started. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Nauvoo, AL, USA

problem #228

Sep 282014

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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #227

Aug 272015

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. While turning the ignition to the on position, the ignition failed to start the vehicle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure was persistent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Port Saint Lucy, FL, USA

problem #226

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 part to do the repair was 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.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #225

Jun 092015

Charger

  • miles
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 determine when the part for the air bag recall would become available for several months, which was unreasonable. The contact also stated that the key would not turn over to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who replaced the wireless ignition node module before the recall notifications were received. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- North Chesterfield , VA, USA

problem #224

Sep 122015

Charger

  • 82,050 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. 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 82,050.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #223

Aug 112015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 80,000 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 in park, the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. MA 10/22/2015 the consumer stated the problem still hasn't been resolved. Updated 01/29/16.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #222

May 102013

Charger

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at 35 mph, the gauges and meters displayed incorrect reading levels. In addition, the contact stated that while in park, the vehicle failed to start and the windshield wiper was activated but failed to function. The electronic throttle control (etc) warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the relay needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Theodore , AL, USA

problem #221

Sep 072015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While parking the vehicle in a driveway, the contact noticed flames coming from under the hood. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A police and a fire report were filed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed that a investigator would be assigned to inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #220

Jul 152015

Charger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. After restarting the engine, the vehicle would operate as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact mentioned that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) was received in September 2015. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #219

Feb 112015

Charger

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start until after several attempts. The failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #218

Nov 102014

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 failure. The contact stated when the ignition was turned to the on position, the check engine warning light illuminated intermittently. The failure mileage was not available.

- Columbus , GA, USA

problem #217

Apr 292015

Charger

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. After the failure, the contact mentioned that it became very difficult to turn the vehicle on without having to leave the key fob in the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was unable to determine how to remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Central Point, OR, USA

problem #216

Nov 102014

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags), and 14V567000 (electrical system) however stated that the parts were not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was not experiencing a failure. MA 10/25/15

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #215

Sep 042015

Charger

  • 188,000 miles
All the electrical from the car went out including lights, radio, odometer lights, headlights turn off, electrical windows were not working. Then made the car go as far as 100 ft. When it shut down completly. I got off the car and popped the hood and the fuse box was on fire I called the fire department and they took fire out from the hood and the trunk and deterimined that the there was a shortage in the battery and there was battery acid all in back of the trunk.

- Clewiston , FL, USA

problem #214

Sep 072015

Charger

  • 48,000 miles
Went to start car and it would not start. Had it towed to dealer and was told about the recall P57. Then told I had to replace the wireless ignition node. But they have no idea when the part will be in. I called the NHTSA and was told the same thing. She said she will try to expadite the process but no one seems to know when the parts are available. Also cant get a rent a car since it was not an accident and the Dodge dealership wont give me loaner car since they don't know how long it will take to get the part. This is very frustrating and unacceptable.

- Houston, TX, USA

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