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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 6 of 10)

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problem #96

Dec 012014

Charger

  • 67,000 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 65 mph, the check engine and passenger's side seat belt warning lights illuminated. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The vehicle was repaired with an after market alternator but the failure recurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V634000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #95

Oct 102014

Charger

  • 84,502 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that there was a loss of power, which drained the battery without warning. The contact replaced the battery, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and the dealer stated that the parts needed were not available. The dealer did not provide an interim repair until the part became available. The vehicle was not able to be driven. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to determine when the part would become available to repair the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 84,502.

- Gibson, NC, USA

problem #94

Oct 152014

Charger

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the front of the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #93

Feb 102015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

Vehicle's ABS and traction control warning lights came on, battery saver mode turned on then off again, radio display screen shut off, RPM's spiked, dash display screen turned white then all power to vehicle shut off.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #92

Dec 102014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 28,900 miles
While parked and while driving, the ABS, ESC, and brake malfunction indicator lamps illuminate with a double warning chime. After 1 to 2 minutes, the indicators turn off. While the indicators are illuminated, the respective systems are not enabled. This was tested in winter weather by braking on slippery roads with no anti-lock intervention, and accelerating around a corner with no traction control or stability control intervention. The issue only happens when the car has been in operation for more than 30 min, and is aggravated by wet conditions, or a car wash with undercarriage spray. I have taken the car to the dealership with the same results. "could not reproduce the problem".

- Chesterfield Township, MI, USA

problem #91

Feb 072015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign: 14V634000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #90

Feb 032015

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 while driving at 60 mph, the contact stated that the traction light illuminated and an alarm sounded. The contact pulled to the side of the road and restarted the vehicle, but the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the air bag and the check engine light illuminated. Also, the contact stated that the power steering and brakes seized as the engine stalled. The hazard lights failed to illuminate and the windows would not roll down due to lack of power. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #89

Feb 042015

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/24/15 the consumer would not drive the vehicle because of the fire hazard warning and electrical issue. The dealer would not provide a loaner. Updated 10/19/2015

- Riverside , CA, USA

problem #88

Dec 222014

Charger

  • 61,300 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the recall remedy was still under development. After receiving the notification, the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a loud pop sound and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the alternator was replaced. The technician informed the contact that although the alternator was replaced the part would still be defective. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,300.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #87

Feb 022015

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/30/15 updated 6/22/2015

- Venus, TX, USA

problem #86

Dec 312014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 66,900 miles

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

I was going over a speed bump about 2 mph and when the passenger rear tire goes over the speed bump it makes a loud clunk noise like it bottoms out. My ABS, traction and air bag light_ stays on and will not go off. When I make a right turn the shifter area clicks mutiple times like a type writer.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #85

Nov 282014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) back in November of 2014. However, the parts needed to remedy the vehicle were not unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #84

Jan 212015

Charger

  • 49,800 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle jerked and vibrated. The contact also stated that the wind shield wiper activated independently and all warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,800.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #83

Dec 012014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). 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.

- Quakertown , PA, USA

problem #82

Sep 212014

Charger

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number:14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #81

Dec 082014

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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure... updated 02/19/15 updated 02/20/15

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #80

Jan 112015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
P60 - recall / NHTSA 14V-634 (alternator) on Sunday 01/11/14 at 7:00pm at night my 2012 Dodge Charger with only 39,000 plus miles, (basically brand new) completely shut down in san andreas California on a back country road in the middle of the road at night, with my fiance driving and our two minor children in the back seat. All electrical systems shut down completely and the car actually put itself into park in the middle of the road at a stop sign and busy intersection. No hazard lights were available or working and this became an extremely dangerous situation.. chp was dispatched right away. (evidently by a passing driver who called 911 emergency). Chp arrived at the site, parked their patrol car behind our car and used its hazard lights to warn oncoming drivers of this hazard. Chp immediately called aaa, (for an emergency hazard situation), to remove our car off the road and out of traffic. Chp stated our car, being in the middle of the road with no hazard light capability, was an immediate life threatening danger to my fiance and our two children and all other passing motorists. Aaa arrived right away and towed our car approx. 40 feet off to the side of the road and immediately charged us a $200 hazard vehicle towing fee. Aaa dispatched another tow truck as this tow truck driver was off duty and he only responded due to the emergency of the situation, (the call by the chp for a hazard vehicle).we had no alternative but to have the car towed to our residence in columbia California. The next morning, Monday, 1/12/14, century service extended warranty administration requested the car towed to a full Dodge dealership. I had the car towed from columbia California to modesto California Dodge Chrysler for $110. (the closest full Dodge Chrysler dealership). The dealer diagnosed the car. The alternator had gone out and shut down all electrical on the car.

- Columbia, CA, USA

problem #79

Jan 142015

Charger

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that immediately after starting the vehicle, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery were faulty. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. 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 approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #78

Jan 062015

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 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. The VIN was unavailable.

- Maysville, KY, USA

problem #77

Jan 052015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, multiple warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced; however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 3/3/15

- Lizella, GA, USA

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