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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 1 of 17)

problem #333

Mar 012016

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 ignition failed to turn over to start the vehicle. In addition, there was an abnormal noise coming from the starter and smoke appeared several times. While driving, the vehicle surged and jerked multiple times at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to turn off unless the contact made numerous attempts. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the starter needed to be replaced. The part for the repair was not available. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic who replaced the starter, but the failure recurred a day later. The dealer was notified of the failure and stated that the part was available. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the contact was unable to drive the vehicle due to the failure recurring. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #332

Oct 282016

Charger

  • 126,526 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system), 15V313000 (air bags), and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. When turning the ignition key, the vehicle would not start or take an abnormal amount of time to start. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,526. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Philadelphia, MS, USA

problem #331

Oct 032016

Charger

  • 177,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced severe vibration coming from the engine compartment. The check engine and throttle control warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a faulty ignition coil and the engine misfired. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 177,000.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #330

Aug 172016

Charger

  • 93,905 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 auto start stopped functioning. The contact stated that it functioned normally prior to the vehicle being repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the dealer refused to repair or replace the part due to the technician stating that it was an aftermarket part, which was not installed by the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,905.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #329

Jun 012016

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 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. Part distribution disconnect.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #328

May 032016

Charger

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving across railroad tracks, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and restarted after six attempts. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #327

Aug 192016

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

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #326

Jul 012016

Charger

  • 201,257 miles
Ignition switch sticking in on position

- New London, NC, USA

problem #325

Nov 102014

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

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #324

Nov 042015

Charger

  • 119,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 45 mph, the electrical system failed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system), 15V313000 (air bags), and 16V352000 (air bags). The parts needed for the repair were not available. 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 approximate failure mileage was 119,000. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #323

Nov 212014

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

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #322

Jun 172016

Charger

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #321

Oct 062014

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Foxboro, WI, USA

problem #320

Jul 012016

Charger

  • miles
2008 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to repair transmission/gear switch recall or wireless ignition node module recall notices.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #319

Oct 222015

Charger

  • miles
I received two recall notices and I went to the dealer three times to have the car serviced. Every time I returned for my appointment I was advised that the part is not in and they would call me when it was available. Because this occurrence happened more than one time I feel they are not trying to resolve my issue. Because of the safety hazard I would like to get this fixed immeadiately.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #318

May 262016

Charger

  • miles
Takata airbag R25/nhtsa15V-313 wireless ignition node module P57/NHTSA 14V-567 I have had notice of these recalls for almost a year. I have contacted dealer on numerous occasions and keep getting told parts are not available. These need to be fixed or we will go lawsuit.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #317

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

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #316

Aug 102015

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.....updated 07/05/16 updated 07/11/16.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #315

Apr 082016

Charger

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The contact mentioned that after several attempts the vehicle was able to start. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part for the repair 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 110,000.

- Union City, GA, USA

problem #314

Nov 102014

Charger

  • miles
The contact's son owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact's son received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 and 15V313000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ridewood, NY, USA

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