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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,732 miles

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2009 Dodge Charger drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 172014


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that when she attempted to change the gears, the vehicle failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 88,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 232013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 53,195 miles
Had to replace the tipem, win and have key fobs reprogrammed to system. Have heard from other Dodge owners with similar problems that have had these parts replaced several times.I believe parts are defective causing these problems with the vehicles. I have researched and found multiple cases and not one significant cause as to why this keeps occurring. I even asked the Dodge mechanic and he stated the he doesn't know what would cause this to happen. As new as these vehicles are with maintenance upkeep this shouldn't happen and it usually occurs when the warranty has expired. This seems to occur most with 2006 thru 2009 models.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 232010


  • 14,000 miles
. "sporadic" problem with the car developing a violent shake when traveling between 50-70mph. Problem has only been detected sporadically when going up/down inclines on interstate. Car loses momentum when problem occurs requiring me to completely let off gas and drop car into neutral to regain momentum. Cannot recreate problem at will, only occurs sporadically.. problem has occurred over 20 times since mid December 2009. Car has been taken on 7 separate occasions to local Dodge dealership where purchased (bob frensley chrsyler/Dodge). Five of these occasions invoicable work was performed as noted below. Dealership claims they can no longer recreate the problem and refuse to work on the car any longer. Problem has been reported to Dodge customer care with 2 separate cases being opened. Dodge customer care refuses to authorize any further work unless the dealership acknowledges that they can recreate the problem.. both Dodge customer care and the dealership have verbally recommended the following solution: "continue to drive the car until the problem worsens and then bring it back to be serviced".. each time the car has been returned to me the problem has recurred within 3 days invoices: #1 (01/08/2010). Replaced fuel injector due to P0304 code cylinder #4 misfire. Replace left rear tire due to nail in tire (covered by extended warranty) #2 (01/18/2010). Flash upgrade torque converter (performed, not listed on invoice). Wheel balance (both front, both rear). Mount match wheel to tire (each wheel) #3 (01/26/2010). Replaced torque converter. Remove and reposition molding/windshield A-pillar #4 (02/12/2010). Flash upgrade torque converter (performed, not listed on invoice). Replace 4 low tire pressure sensors. Cross switch all tires. Front end/rear wheel alignment #5 (02/22/2010). Added antifriction modifier to transmission. Test drove vehicle and could not recreate problem.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA

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