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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 18
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,392 miles

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2011 Dodge Charger lights problems

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2011 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #113

Jul 132016

Charger

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving various speeds, both low beam headlights became inoperable. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V101000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #112

May 012016

Charger

  • miles
There is a recall for 2011 Dodge Chargers concerning a wiring harness that effects the low beam headlights. For some reason, only certain models were included in the recall. My model (R/T) is not included in the recall but I'm having the exact same problem that is listed in the recall. The recall number is PO8

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #111

Jul 072016

Charger

  • 127,000 miles
While driving on interstate doing 65 mph (and once while doing 25 mph) my lights, stereo and speedometer went out and car speed decreased. All lights on the dash light up/flash then after a few seconds everything go back to normal. Have happened several times while driving. And on two occasions the power steering fuses had to be replaced because they keep getting blown out. Have had alternator exchanged at last recall. Fearful that vehicle may stop in the line of traffic on the highway! have video of incident as it was happening. No pictures

- Hayti, MO, USA

problem #110

Nov 052015

Charger

  • 62,000 miles

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

On several occasions vehicle lost power while driving on city street at about 40mph. Had to utilize manual transmission to operate vehicle. Didn't think anything of it, thought it was my fault. Happened to my daughter also while she was driving as well. Vehicle only has 70K miles, this occurred at about 62K miles. Low beam lights also going out occasionally. Have never received recall information regarding these issues but having these issues non the less.

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #109

Mar 142016

Charger

  • 49,750 miles
While driving my 2011 rt AWD Dodge Charger on the freeway, at approximately 65 mph, all of the lights (including, the dash lights, the radio, the headlights, I am unsure if the rear running lights were involved) shut off momentarily (3-5 seconds). During that time I noticed a change in the steering, the wheel became stiff like the power steering was off. I let my foot off of the gas pedal but did not brake so I'm not sure if the power brakes were affected, but assume they were. It sounds a lot like the alternator failure recall involving the 6 cylinder models with the 160 amp alternator. (I believe this is the same alternator that was used in the R/T 5.7L hemi model) the power came back on and I drove the last 4-5 miles home without further incident. I am apprehensive about driving on the freeway now. Loosing the ability to steer and brake at freeway speed could end in an accident. As an added note, when I arrived home I checked to see if there was any smell (electrical) near the engine, there was not.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #108

Apr 182015

Charger

  • 63,589 miles
I have a 2011 Dodge Charger R/T AWD max and about a year ago some of the "racetrack" taillight led's started going out on the bottom on each side. Now this winter I went out to storage to start it up and I noticed that I now have even more led's that are out. Not only do I view this a safety concern because these led's essentially act as the cars rear running lights, but it is one of the key features of this car and it looks really crummy when they go out. And I know I am not the only one. I have seen and heard many people that own 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers have this issue. I think Dodge should step in and replace the center section of the tail lights. Here is a video wasnt made for the purpose of showcasing the taillight issue but you can see the number of led's that are out on each side on the bottom. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=K3T3bzdrm3M

- Plainview, MN, USA

problem #107

Oct 012014

Charger

  • 48,000 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 the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (exterior lighting) was received. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed an inspection and cleared the recall. In October of 2014, the low beam headlights began to malfunction and stopped operating. The contact continued to replace the light bulbs. In February of 2016, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failures that included the wire harness burning and the low beam headlights malfunctioning. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Duncan, SC, USA

problem #106

Dec 082015

Charger

  • 104,000 miles
Low beam headlight failure

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #105

Oct 052015

Charger

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the headlights failed to illuminate. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the harness melted due to overheating. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had been repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V101000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #104

Dec 022014

Charger

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the low beam headlamps failed to operate when engaged. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wires for the headlamps were melting and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #103

Sep 252015

Charger

  • 58,546 miles

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

Low beam headlight wiring harness, over heated and cause head lights to go out.

- Duncan, SC, USA

problem #102

Feb 242014

Charger

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 72 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and seized as the ABS warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was previously taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS failed. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred. In addition, the driver side headlight malfunctioned. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V101000 (exterior lighting), 14V634000 (electrical system), and 15V467000 (air bags, seat belts). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000. Updated 11/06/15

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #101

Mar 152015

Charger

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the head lamps stopped illuminating. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The contact drove the vehicle to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic repaired the entire headlight assembly and framing. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #100

Apr 062015

Charger

  • 33,200 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving at various speeds, the passenger side low beam headlight would fail intermittently. The failure progressed to where both front passenger headlights and high beam headlights malfunctioned. The contact was informed that the VIN was not associated with NHTSA campaign number: 14V101000 (exterior lighting) and NHTSA campaign number: 12V042000 (electrical system, exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the traction control light randomly illuminated on the instrument panel after being serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 12V197000 (electrical system, service brakes, air). The remedy failed to repair the failure. The manufacturer and dealer were notified of the failures. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 33,200.

- Gulliver, MI, USA

problem #99

Oct 032014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V101000 (exterior lighting). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pelham, NC, USA

problem #98

Mar 112013

Charger

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the headlight low beams failed to work without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic several times before it was repaired by an authorized dealer for NHTSA campaign number: 14V101000 (exterior lighting). Also, the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and indicated that the dealer stated that the part was not yet available to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to determine when the part would become available for the alternator assembly. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #97

Mar 152015

Charger

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 70 mph, the head lamps shut off permanently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #96

Mar 032015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V101000 (exterior lighting) and 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts needed were unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #95

Feb 032014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Last year these vehicles were recalled for the lights improperly shutting off for the lighting assembly....my headlight is still going out and on..out and on......even though the recall was complete. I have replaced the headlight several times and it is not the headlight....there is a problem with the headlight unit itself....one minute the light works and within seconds it shuts off...it is dangerous...not to mention the horn doesn't work.....this is so dangerous! I cant even use my horn in an emergency...someone almost hit me and I tried to use my horn, with my kids in the car and we almost got hurt pretty bad. Something needs to be done..these cars are junk...I will never buy a Dodge Charger again.

- Bellmawr, NJ, USA

problem #94

Sep 082014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Right front low beam headlight goes off and only works if I turn on the high beams. This has occurred on several occasions.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

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