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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,040 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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2011 Dodge Charger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 092014

Charger

  • 51,243 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving at an unknown speed, the radio failed, the vehicle stalled, and the ABS indicator illuminated. After the failure, a small amount of smoke emitted from the engine compartment. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,243.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 012014

Charger

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, the engine stalled and an unknown warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who stated that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #4

May 012013

Charger

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the battery saver warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that there was a dead cell in the battery that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure returned immediately after leaving the dealer. The contact returned to the dealer and was advised to drive the vehicle and the code would clear independently. The battery saver mode continued to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a different dealer who stated that the alternator was faulty. The technician later determined that the voltage regulator needed to be repaired. The repair was performed. The failure returned. In addition, the contact stated the headlight assembly failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the headlight assembly was burned out. The vehicle was repaired but since the failure persisted the vehicle was returned to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the a new PCM would resolve the issue. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Alexandria , VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 072014

Charger

  • 42,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the ABS and the ESC warning lights illuminated. In addition, a chime sounded and the power steering failed. The vehicle was shifted into park and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that there was smoke and an odor of burning wires coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 102014

Charger

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the brake pedal was stiff. The vehicle was restarted and power returned; however, the engine did not crank. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the battery was replaced again. The failure did not return. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Lamarque, TX, USA

problem #1

May 092013

Charger

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while braking to a stop, the vehicle started smoking as all of the lights on the instrument panel and dashboard started to flicker. The contact then crashed into the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries. The contact and several child passengers became locked into the vehicle for several minutes due to the door locks failing. The door was opened after multiple attempts. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the contact was advised that the battery and alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000. Kmj

- Fresno, CA, USA

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