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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Dodge Charger transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012010


  • 42,000 miles


After receiving recall 08V583000 involving police vehicles with steering column mounted shifter on 11/18/2008, vehicle repeatedly has problems engaging gears. Officers driving this vehicle place the shifter into drive and learn that it has not engaged and is instead in neutral. It often startles the officers, who are focused on making rapid shift changes in order to pursue violators or negotiate terrain. Officers find that they often need to push the steering column shifter toward the dash to properly engage the appropriate gear, causing a lapse in driving skills and a loss of Focus on vehicle operation. The latest failure occured in the middle of a crowded intersection as the patrol officer was attempting to pursue a violator. Vehicle showed it was in reverse when it was between reverse and neutral. Shifting to drive, it remained between neutral and drive until the officer could correctly engage the appropriate gear.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 272008


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The Ohio state highway patrol reports that the transmission shift cable on 2 of the 20, 2008 Dodge Charger police cruisers it is evaluating was found to be detached from its mounting bracket. This caused the miss-alignment between the prndl and the transmission which could cause the vehicle to still be in drive when the prndl indicates park.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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