10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 15
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,147 miles

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2012 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2012 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 7 of 10)

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problem #80

Jan 112015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles

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

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

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

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

problem #76

Dec 152014

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,400 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts for the remedy were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts and remedy would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/17/15 updated 6/18/2015

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #75

Dec 012014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part 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 VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 02/24/15

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #74

Dec 312014

Charger

  • 44,141 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 the warning light illuminated for battery saver mode and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) because the wattage was 180 and not 165 pertaining to the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,141.

- Riverdale, NJ, USA

problem #73

Dec 302014

Charger

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

- Eastman, GA, USA

problem #72

Dec 182013

Charger

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on several occasions. The contact connected Charger cables and replaced the battery twice, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V364000 (electrical system) but the part was not available for months to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Lacy Lake View, TX, USA

problem #71

Nov 012014

Charger

  • miles
2012 Dodge Charger ABS light, traction light came on and the vehicle shut off. The consumer was informed the alternator had burned up and it would cost $ $891 to replace it.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #70

Dec 222014

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 received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part 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 VIN was not available. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #69

Dec 202014

Charger

  • 70,000 miles
Driving 70mph on the interstate, the battery icon appeared on the dash. After checking the information system it stated "battery saver mode". in attempt to make it home, driving an additional 30 minutes- the electrical system in the car started to malfunction. The dashboard lights flashed out of control, the windshield wipers came on, the car accelerated without my foot on the pedal, and the steering wheel tightened where I was unable to stop or turn the vehicle. After an estimate of 1 minute of attempting to stop the vehicle, it failed. The car came to a complete stop and shut down. We were not able to restart it or put it in gear. We had a tow truck carry the car back to the dealer, rainbow Dodge Chrysler Jeep of covington, la. After searching for information online, it stated that the problem is a faulty alternator, which is a safety recall for Chrysler and the part is unavailable.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #68

Dec 152014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
My vehicle stalled luckily as I was getting on to the 91 eastbound euclid St on ramp. My vehicle could have stalled in the carpool lane. Also I had just dropped off my 7 month old daughter at my mother's house.

- Pico Rivera , CA, USA

problem #67

Nov 172014

Charger

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the ABS light illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Columbus, SC, USA

problem #66

Dec 102014

Charger

  • miles
I was driving and suddenly began to fail the entire board and heating alone is lit it and I could not lower the windows and power was shut down and the lights went out and it was night the wheel was hard and clean breezes seized my car manometers went crazy started going up and down as I could until I stop my car and refused to ensender risked my children.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #65

Nov 302014

Charger

  • 50,300 miles
As I was driving I noticed a weird noise under the hood followed by the battery saver mode come in the vehicles dash. Next I began to smell a burning smell, so I pulled over and cut the car off to investigate. I saw nothing unusual. I continued home and while enroute my dash lights began to flash and the car began driving sluggish. Then the vehicle lost power and suddenly stop in the middle of traffic. Car would not start and had to get a tow. At the shop mechanic said it was the altenator. Sooooo $600 later car was fixed.

- Capitol Heights , MD, USA

problem #64

Oct 122014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 92,156 miles
My car was stalling or slipping as I drove, and I got to a grocery car and parked it, I cut it off and when I came back and tried to restart it. It was dead. I called aaa, and he said my alternator was bad and it was causing my battery to go dead. I got it home and haven't drove it since. The Dodge dealership told me the price of the alternator so I started driving my other car. I then checked to see if anyone else was having the issue. I was surprised to see a recall, when I called my dealer they said they didn't know about it and I would have to wait until it came out if it was really a recall. I called Chrysler and they told me I would have to wait as well, while it was under investigation. I haven't drove my car in a month, waiting on Nov. 28th, but today I found this website and decided to add my experience. So glad I wasn't driving when this happened.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #63

Nov 012014

Charger

  • 56,000 miles
I was on my way to my residence, and my vehicle just shut off without warning and in traffic. I could have bee injured. I had to push it to my house. I tried to start it, but it would not crank. I had it towed to the nearest Dodge dealer and was told my alternator failed and killed my battery.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #62

Aug 142014

Charger

  • 62,000 miles
Drove the car to work battery saver light came on went off. Was driving home from work picked up the kids was on my way back to work place and once arrived turned car off once I got back in car it smelled like electrical burnt smell wouldn't start ac was blowing a burnt smell wipers started going crazy, all dash board lights were flickering flashing then nothing. Wouldn't do anything... just died.. after purchasing an alternator through Dodge $585 note for a 2012 model is insane. I had to have the car towed another $65 the car is extremely loud which I was told was when alternator went out it over stressed the fan. The heater went out last week which ended up being a regulator or something part this car is a lemon nothing but issues since I bought it..

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #61

Sep 102014

Charger

  • miles
I had just got off of the high way and it appeared that my car wasn't driving to it's full speed. As I got a bit closer to my destination my radio cut off and the ABS light came on. As I pulled in the driveway the car shut off and I tried to start it back but the power was out from there. I had no clue what happen I just figured that a light may have been left on accidentally or something but that wasn't the case. I tried to get a jump but the car started literally for 10 seconds and no more after that.

- Jonesboro , GA, USA

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