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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 7 of 17)

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problem #213

Jul 112013

Charger

  • 150,000 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 key failed to release from the ignition switch intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the win node module was replaced; however, the failure recurred two years later. In addition, the vehicle failed to start. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The dealer stated that there was an extensive waiting list for the part. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Ellenwood , GA, USA

problem #212

Sep 042015

Charger

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle's ignition was having trouble starting the vehicle. 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 took several attempts to start. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Ringold, GA, USA

problem #211

Nov 072014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #210

Jan 052015

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 that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/22/2015

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #209

Aug 042015

Charger

  • 176,000 miles
Ignition switch stalling a couple seconds while trying to start the car was having this problem at first then the car wouldn't crank at all contacted Dodge/Chrysler they recommended that I take my vehicle to the dealership. After taking it to the dealership. After it being there for 9 days they told me that they had 0 avaliablty for the part I was needing and it could take several months before the part is avaliable so I have contacted every dealership and still nothing. There is a recall on the ignition switch for 2008 Dodge Charger but they told me its not for my VIN number. Now I'm in a situation where I have no vehicle and can't even buy or find the part to get it fixed.there were multiple Dodge Charger cars down there sitting having the same issue as me.

- Talladega, AL, USA

problem #208

Feb 132015

Charger

  • 149,000 miles
Upon purchasing the vehicle on 01/31/2015 the first incident where the vehicle just cut off when I stopped at a red light happened on 02/13/2015 and then numerous times after that, I was able to crank the car back up and proceeded to drive. I took the vehicle to a private dealer and he told me that it was an electrical problem, that the vehicle isnt receiving power to the engine. It happened again yesterday on 09/02/15. I fear for the safety of my children and that of my patients, my job requires that I travel from city to city receiving patient care, this is the only vehicle that I have at the moment and cannot afford monthly payments on another vehicle. I also reported this problem to Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership to the one here in enterprise, al and to the one in dothan, al and they both told me that I am on a waiting list and they will call me as soon as the parts are in. I can no longer wait its happening more frequent now.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #207

Mar 312015

Charger

  • 33,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While coming to a complete stop at a traffic light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted, but 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 approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #206

Aug 052015

Charger

  • 147,345 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power, swerved violently, and veered into a ditch. The vehicle sustained severe damage. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 147,345.

- Morgantown, KY, USA

problem #205

Dec 012014

Charger

  • 195,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and various electrical functions shut off without warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wireless ignition node needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 195,000.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #204

Aug 312015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #203

Aug 302015

Charger

  • 133,000 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 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart. In addition, there was smoke coming from the trunk of the vehicle. The contact discovered that there were wires that appeared burned. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #202

Aug 302015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While making a left turn, the cable cord shorted and the vehicle stalled. The contact smelled a burning odor and the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system) but was waiting for the parts from the dealer to receive the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #201

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

- Mount Sinai, NY, USA

problem #200

Nov 052013

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at a high rate of speed, the contact noticed smoke under the hood and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who repaired the vehicle, but the failure recurred. The repairs were unknown to the contact. The vehicle was also repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). When the key was turned in the ignition, the vehicle would not start. The remedy did not repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The parts for the repair would not be available for months. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #199

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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #198

Dec 162014

Charger

  • miles
I have a 2008 Dodge Charger rt with an ignition switch recall since 2014 and now an airbag recall that my local century Dodge in mt. Airy md. Can not give me any answers on when they will be fixed.

- Keymar, MD, USA

problem #197

Aug 312014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 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 repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Romona, OK, USA

problem #196

Jun 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #195

Aug 292015

Charger

  • 135,000 miles
Had trouble starting my car when leaving work one night. The car then would not start the next day. I had it towed to the dealership where it was diagnosed to have a completely malfunctioning ignition switch and was told that the parts were on back order and he did not know when they would be available. I was then doing online research to try to find one on my own when I come across a safety recall for this exact problem. I called a number on the site about the recall and she told me my vehicle was not included in the recall because it did not fall on the right manufacturing date. I saw on that website that the recall was announced on 8-15-15. Mine completely malfunctioning two weeks later tells me there may be more to this than Dodge is aware of or, just willing to admit. I understand things break, I understand auto repairs are a part of life. But I cant stand the thought of what could of happened if it had gone out while I was driving down beltway around Washington D.C. during rush hour. I saw that they said 350K vehicles were on the recall list. I think this should be investigated further. I would appreciate some sort of response to this, so I know that this was at least received.

- Indian Head , MD, USA

problem #194

Jun 172011

Charger

  • 59,138 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed twice which was later replaced by the dealer; however, the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was later included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs, but the technician indicated that the wrong ignition switch was installed and that the part needed was not available. The dealer was unable to provide a timeframe for when the part would become available. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer because the key fob provided would only randomly open the driver's side door and failed to open the other doors. Also, the contact did not have access to the trunk due the keys not being programmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was still waiting for the correct ignition switch to be installed in the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 59,138.

- Wichita Falls , TX, USA

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