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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,224 miles

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2009 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #10

May 122016

Charger

  • 0 miles

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

Tire pressure sensor problems: 7/6/2012 - right front tps cracked and leaking air replaced. (mileage 33,166) safford Dodge, fredericksburg, va. (they did not reset) 7/7/2012 - tire pressure light on - replaced left front tps. (mileage 33,700) fair oaks Dodge, chantilly, va 5/12/2016 - left front tire pressure sensor cracked and needs replacement. This is a safety issue. Only a Dodge dealer can replace the tire pressure sensor. In the event of a flat tire or anything else, it cannot be serviced and repaired but by a dealer. This is an impossible situation when you are traveling. I have contacted Dodge headquarters in Michigan only to be told there is 'no recall' on the item and no warranty so nothing will be done. I have owned vehicles for over 50 years and this is the only vehicle this has ever happened on. The fact that this is now the third time the tps has to be replaced certainly makes me question why? I realize that I am in deep trouble if I have a flat and also I cannot even have my tires rotated because of this. It is over $200 every time you have to go to the dealer to have it replaced. What a ripoff. Again, this is a safety issue and I feel Dodge is negligent.

- Locust Grove, VA, USA

problem #9

Mar 142015

Charger

  • 50,000 miles
Valve stem corroding had one replaced already.

- Shorewood, IL, USA

problem #8

Dec 082014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
In the last four months, my 2009 Dodge Charger has stalled three times without warning. It doesn't sputter, then die. It just shuts down. The first two times, I was driving straight. This last time, 12/08/14, I was turning in a parking lot. I lost my power steering and my power breaks. I hit the concrete base of a light pole hard enough to blow out my front driver-side tire and bent the tie rod. There is quite a bit of damage to the front quarter panel, bumper and broke the headlight. Not to mention, it has given me whiplash. I have not seeked medical attention at this time, but I have had it before, and am quite certain I have it again. I am not certain as to why the airbag did not deploy"?" I have read that this is a known issue, but there has not been a recall. I have seen other issues listed on this site regarding this particular car. I have had to replace a TPMS on one of my tires as well. I haven't look at all the complaints. But I also have an ongoing issue with my car not starting, numerous times a week. I have taken it to the dealership at least three times, and they cannot ever get it to duplicate. When I turn the key, it just turns over like it is going to start, then shuts down, without a single sputter. Kind of like how it is just shutting down while driving. The dealership replaced the battery in my key thinking that was the issue, nothing has helped. I would like to add my information into the group of individuals who have had problems with this particular car. After today's incident, my husband wants to get rid of it. I love my car, I just don't love the issues I am having with it, especially now that I am hurt. I am just thankful I am did not hit or hurt anyone else, due to this mechanical failure.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #7

Apr 282014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles

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

I was taking a left hand turn at aprox 15 mph an oncoming car changed lanes from a turn only lane and sped up through the intersection ( police estimated her speed at 35-45 mph ) she T boned into my passenger side. My car is being totaled. I have side impact airbags and headliner airbags. None deployed. My structure is twisted and bent facing the back of my car. My frame, my suspension is mangled.

- South Mills, NC, USA

problem #6

Jun 042013

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the rear driver's side tire blew. The contact was able to move off the roadway to change the tire. The contact then took the vehicle to a tire shop where he was advised that the valve stem had fallen inside the tire and caused the failure. The nuts that held the valve stem also fell inside the tire. The tire shop replaced the valve stem on the tire. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Homewood, IL, USA

problem #5

May 212013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 54,245 miles
The passenger side rear tire pressure sensor broke apart causing the sensor to fall into the tire and resulting in a flat tire on the highway, within seconds. I went to the location and put on the spare. When I found the cause of the flat tire, I checked the rest of the tire pressure sensors and found another sensor with the nut that holds the sensor in place cracked. I then took the car to the dealer where I bought it, and told them about what happened. At first they were not going to help me. Then I said, "let me get this straight your place sold me an unsafe car", at that point they reimbursed us for the sensor I had fixed, and replaced the sensor that had the cracked nut. That was great, but they installed the same defective sensors. These sensors corrode after time and could cause a fatality on the road.

- Kingsbury, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 272013

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the front passenger side tire went flat. The tire was replaced and it was determined that the valve stems had failed. One week later, the rear passenger side valve stem also failed. The vehicle was inspected and the contact was told that the sensors were completely rusted and allowed the tires to rapidly lose pressure. The contact stated that all of the valve stems had been replaced with the exception of the front driver's side valve stem. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 57,000.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 052013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While traveling on rt 95 in canton, Massachusetts at 55mph in 2009 Dodge Charger, with wife and child aboard vehicle the left front tire, a tire less than 9 months old and less than 8,000 miles suffered a flat. Upon returning to service provider, was informed that the original failure was not in the tire, as it was leaking air through the tire sensor. Upon further inquiry, was further informed that the 2009 model Dodge Charger┐'s tire sensors were found to be less than adequate and have sense been upgraded by Dodge to a more durable model. Dodge failure to notify customers of this inadequacy resulted in vehicle being unknowingly driven in unsafe condition putting operator as well as wife and child operator in jeopardy.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Charger. While parked, the contact noticed that the rear passenger side valve stem had fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic test. The mechanic inspected the valve stem and stated that it fractured due to corrosion. The rear driver's side valve stem was also corroded. The valve stems were replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 09/11/12 updated 09/13/2012

- St Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
I was traveling down the interstate and the valve stem on the left rear tire disappeared causing rapid deflation of the tire. I was traveling at highway speeds and this happened on a bridge that was a mile long with no place to stop. After installing the "donut" spare I entered tire into my gps to find a location for repair since I was still 500 miles from home. The tire shop I first stopped at dismounted the tire and diagnosed the cause as the nut that holds the valve stem / tire sensor in the wheel came off. He informed me that the tire was ruined and he had no replacement in that size available. Advised me to the nearest shop in another town that might have a tire my size. He also inspected the other valve stems and found 2 of the 3 remaining retaining nuts cracked and advised me to get my vehicle in a dealership for repairs due to immanent failure of more parts.

- Wichita,, KS, USA

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