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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,843 miles

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2012 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2012 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Oct 182016

Charger

  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and lost power without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the alternator was repaired. The contact stated that the failure was identical to the failure in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the VIN was excluded. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #21

Jul 062016

Charger

  • 43,900 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the battery saver warning light, TPMS warning light, and emergency brake warning light also illuminated. The contact stated that the electrical features in the vehicle started to shut down. The contact was able to get the vehicle off of the roadway. The contact was instructed on the instrument panel to place the vehicle in park and turn off the vehicle; however, the contact was unable to do so. After several minutes, the vehicle lost all power. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 43,900.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 232016

Charger

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While starting the vehicle, an abnormal noise was heard. While driving 20 mph, smoke appeared from the engine compartment. There were no visible flames. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number :14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #19

May 312016

Charger

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was stopped at a red light, it stalled and the ABS warning light illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator overcharged and caused the battery to overheat and smoke to emit from under the hood. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was not available.

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #18

Dec 092015

Charger

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled, the battery drained completely, and the alternator failed. The contact stated that the failures were identical to those listed in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system), but the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,000. The VIN was not available.

- Eads, TN, USA

problem #17

Nov 252015

Charger

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the battery warning light illuminated and the "battery saving mode" warning message illuminated. After a few miles, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence and then to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Freeport, TX, USA

problem #16

Jun 052015

Charger

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 75 mph, the sensor lights on the instrument panel suddenly illuminated before the vehicle completely shut off. An independent mechanic was called to the scene and diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Pocomoku, MD, USA

problem #15

Oct 012014

Charger

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled after the battery saving mode warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician jumpstarted the vehicle and diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Pontiac , MI, USA

problem #14

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

problem #13

Jan 022015

Charger

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle would not restart and was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for 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 failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #12

Dec 082014

Charger

  • 80,000 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 70 mph, the battery mode warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that he smelled smoke coming through the air vents. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator caused the failure to occur. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part 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 failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 182014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #10

Oct 182014

Charger

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing and the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) but the part was not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was not avilable.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 212014

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the radio failed to operate as the traction control and ABS warning lights illuminated. In addition, burning fumes emitted into the vehicle before it stalled while parked. The contact had to jump start the vehicle but the cable started to smoke and became extremely hot. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000. Updated 12/30/14 updated 05/27/2015

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 302014

Charger

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the alternator failed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Popular Bluff, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 082014

Charger

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while parking, the battery warning light illuminated and a burning odor emitted from the ac vent before the vehicle stalled. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered smoke coming for the alternator. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator had burned out which affected the battery. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #6

Aug 162014

Charger

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to merge to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the repairs performed by an independent repair shop. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Centerville, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 122014

Charger

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled and the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Shaw Air Force Base, SC, USA

problem #4

Sep 052014

Charger

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled and the anti-lock and skid warning indicators illuminated. The contact noticed smoke underneath the hood of the vehicle. An independent mechanic stated that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Lithia Springs , GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 032014

Charger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that all the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact mentioned that the steering wheel then became difficult to turn and the brakes could not be applied. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Houston, MS, USA

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