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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,122 miles

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2008 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #60

Oct 032016

Charger

  • 177,000 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 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 #59

Sep 172016

Charger

  • 101,282 miles
On the evening of 09/17/2016 at approximately 2200hrs, my wife was leaving a local store parking lot when she heard a noise and the engine began to shake and make a loud noise. Smoke and fluid began coming from the engine compartment. She immediately stopped the vehicle and shut it off. I received a frantic phone call and responded to the location to find that a little more than half of the electric radiator cooling fan blades had desentigrated into pieces, cutting into the radiator. The vehicle is now inoperable and parked awaiting to be towed to the dealership on Monday. There were no previous warning signs of this event happening and am very glad my wife was not driving on the freeway when this happened as the outcome could have been much different. Looking online, this appears to have been a problem with this year make and model vehicle along with several others from Dodge. This is very dangerous and could have resulted in a much more serious incident had my wife been driving at higher speeds.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #58

Sep 162016

Charger

  • 184,000 miles
Fans assembly or fan blade itself disintegrated and pierced radiator requiring new fan assembly and radiator - already a recall issued on other Dodge models. All parts are plastic and this is a very dangerous situation.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #57

Aug 142016

Charger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 20 to 25 mph, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably and there was a loud explosion under the hood. The contact noticed smoke under the hood and fluid leaking underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cooling fan separated and damaged the radiator. The cooling fan and radiator were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #56

Jul 012016

Charger

  • 201,257 miles
Ignition switch sticking in on position

- New London, NC, USA

problem #55

May 182010

Charger

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 40 mph, an extremely loud noise emitted from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where both engine lifters were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

- Weidman Ms, MI, USA

problem #54

Jun 232016

Charger

  • 54,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 20 mph, the driver heard an unusual noise from the front of the vehicle and noticed fluid that resembled antifreeze leaking from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cooling fan blade was fractured. Also, shrouds of the fan went through the radiator, which caused a leak and damaged the radiator. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 54,000.

- Franklin, LA, USA

problem #53

Jun 232016

Charger

  • 5 miles
While driving on the freeway, the driver side electric cooling fan blade broke and punctured a hole into the radiator causing my car to overheat.

- Cabazon, CA, USA

problem #52

May 252016

Charger

  • 145 miles
While driving in rush hour traffic, the cooling system fan blades came apart and the shrouds of the fan went thru the radiator causing immediate leakage of all coolant and destroying the radiator. I almost got into an accident because of this. This caused loss of radiator coolant. Fans and radiator will have to be replaced along with coolant. According to Dodge, this has been recalled on some same vehicles (2008 Chargers) but mine has not been recalled or notified that this could occur. They stated in the attached document that they know they have installed a defective part that can cause future car damage, but won't do anything to fix it. I was refused since my VIN is not covered" by this notification, even though my car is in a warm climate state (Florida) and my make, model, year of vehicle are exact to the described issue in the notification

- Clearawter, FL, USA

problem #51

Apr 122016

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact received a recall notice for 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 contact stated that the engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #50

Apr 032016

Charger

  • miles

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

2008 Charger police edition properly maintenanced it's entire life has a had piston in 3 cylinder at 130,000 I was told if I drive it again it will throw a rod so now I it's time for another motor that probably won't last another 100,000 the motors are junk it's well known that these motors have engine problems and start going as soon as warranty is up.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #49

Dec 172015

Charger

  • 94,255 miles
The engine just died while driving and wouldn't start up again.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #48

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 #47

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 #46

Jun 182015

Charger

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that when the fob was inserted in the ignition, it had to be maneuvered in order for the vehicle to start. The contact also stated that while driving 40 mph and approaching a stop light, the engine stalled without warning. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine rod failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 102,000.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #45

Jul 152015

Charger

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 15 mph and making a turn, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). 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 25,000.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #44

Jun 232015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. After the vehicle was started, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also 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 of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #43

Nov 102014

Charger

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While traveling at 10 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #42

Sep 142015

Charger

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving 60 mph, the engine stalled without warning but was able to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #41

Jul 202015

Charger

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. The VIN was not available.

- Huntington , NY, USA

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