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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 14
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,589 miles

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2012 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2012 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 5 of 10)

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problem #116

May 252015

Charger

  • 38,000 miles

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

I was driving my 2012 Dodge Charger SXT (blacktop edition) approximately 45 mph on a highway when suddenly the car's electronic system starting going haywire. The ABS light when on, then the red brake light, then the engine light and so forth. The electronics started flickering on and off. I headed for the nearest exit and just I was exiting the car's steering ability locked up and coaxed it to the middle meridian of the road when it then suddenly lost power, narrowly avoiding an accident in a busy NY intersection. The vehicle would not turn on and I called aaa. They tried to give the car a boost but it only powered the electric system and it would not start. Once they took off the cables it had no power. The car had to be towed and is awaiting repairs.the car has never had any previous issues and I have maintained all regularly scheduled maintenance work with the dealer where I purchased the vehicle.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #115

May 122015

Charger

  • 20,300 miles
No power to radio or air conditioner. Possibly other electrical components did not work. This happened suddenly. Took car to dealer and was told it was the total integrated power module. They were able to 'reset' it, but told me if it fails again, it would cost $1400. I got off cheap with this repair only costing $98. This is for a part your 6 year old could hold in his hand. Fortunately power steering did not fail, which is possible. This evidently is a serious problem with Dodge products. No reason this should fail with just 2000 miles on car.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #114

Feb 282014

Charger

  • 20,000 miles
On several occasions beginning when the car had approximately 20,000 miles around Feb/Mar 2014, the car would not start. This happens after the car has been parked overnight and the ambient outside air temp cools to 40 degrees farenheit or colder. Center display between speedo and tach states "do not place the car in P". the car will sometimes start with booster cables. The car has shown various electrical issue at different speeds (0-70mph) since the first failure to start (ABS light on /off, airbag light on /off, stability control light on/off, radio/HVAC screen not working). Car has been taken to Dodge dealership several times with no confirmed cause and no effective repair. Car would not start this morning (5-13-2015), ambient air temp approximately 55 degrees farenheit. No aftermarket accesories have ever been added to this car, all factory original equipment (or changed at dealership during repair attempts). Very irritated being that the car has only 32,000 miles.

- Portland, TN, USA

problem #113

Apr 182015

Charger

  • 49,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving at approximately 45 mph, smoke appeared under the hood of the vehicle, the radio turned off, the speedometer started fluctuating, and the engine stalled. The vehicle did not restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The aproximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #112

Apr 202015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/7/15 updated 05/10/16.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #111

Apr 122015

Charger

  • 85,551 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The dealer replaced the ignition twice prior to the recall repair, but the failure recurred each time. The vehicle was finally repaired under the recall, but the vehicle continued to stall. The contact stated that the battery save mode and check engine lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle also started to make a loud squealing noise after the repair was performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 85,551.

- Palm Dale, CA, USA

problem #110

Apr 012015

Charger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the front of the vehicle without warning. When the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the vehicle was overheating. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was 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 issue. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #109

Jan 032014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle constantly had an intermittent drastic reduction in speed in which the contact had to press the accelerator pedal and then pulled the vehicle over to shut off the vehicle to reset the computer each time the failure recurred. The contact also indicated that the air bag warning lamp was flashing. The contact stated that the failure was progressing to the point that the vehicle may stall. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: (electrical system) and the remedy was still under development. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part and the permanent remedy would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was continuing to experience the intermittent failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #108

Mar 202015

Charger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While parked, the vehicle jerked, the wipers activated independently, and there was a burning odor and a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The radio also failed to function. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the starter and alternator needed to be replaced. The alternator was replaced. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #107

Jun 302014

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
Customer stated 2012 Dodge Charger, car will not start. Could not get correct milage test starting. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 10/20/2015

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #106

Mar 202015

Charger

  • 75,000 miles

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

Dodge Charger 2012 - shuts off in the middle of the highway and will not turn on. Says the key fob has left vehicle. Headlights go out randomly at night. Driver seat will fold up will driving down the road. Radio and air conditioner will turn up and down by itself. Contacted dealership.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #105

Mar 092015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The contact felt the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/16/15

- Central Point, OR, USA

problem #104

Dec 202014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts needed were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #103

Dec 032014

Charger

  • 24,520 miles
I have had trouble with my windows not working properly. The passenger window would go half way up then go back down, back windows wouldn't work at all. They had to charge the battery because it was low and would go into battery saving mode at red lights. They replaced the car radio because it would change channels for no reason. They say it is an issue with the alternator but do not have the parts to fix it. I have called the recall assistance line twice and have gotten no response. This car could be dangerous to me and others and nobody is taking it very seriously. I have my children in this car and my grandchildren in this car. Please help.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #102

Mar 172015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 4/21/15 the vehicle was repaired. Updated 04/23/15

- Clyde, TX, USA

problem #101

Feb 192015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While traveling approximately 70 mph, the vehicle had a sudden loss of power and the engine stalled. The contact slid off the road and crashed into a tree. The driver's side air bag did deploy. The contact sustained a broken collar bone, whiplash, and a concussion that required medical attention. It was unknown if a police report was filed. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) after the failure occurred. The vehicle was not inspected or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 71,000. Updated 4/20/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was unable to stop, steer, and to control. Updated 10/9/15

- Fort Stewart , GA, USA

problem #100

Jan 092015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #99

Mar 162015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Marathon Shores, FL, USA

problem #98

Dec 102014

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.....updated 04/23/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 04/20/15

- San Angleo, TX, USA

problem #97

Mar 132015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,481 miles
The A/C and defroster became inoperable. A check of the fuse box panel underneath the hood of the vehicle revealed that the fuse that directly controls or is associated with the performance/operation of the A/C and defroster was melted resulting in a hole being burnt through the bottom of the box. The fuse was the original fuse for the vehicle. It appears that the entire fuse box needs replacing as a result of the damage caused by the burned fuse. Additionally, the head lights of the vehicle look as if they are shattered internally. It appears that the bulbs, which are also original/factory get too hot and cause the plastic fixtures to appear cracked or shattered.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

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