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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,928 miles

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2013 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2013 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #45

Feb 242016

Charger

  • 45,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle made an abnormal sparking noise and the front driver side air bag rattled. The front passenger side window failed to open and close intermittently. In addition, all four windows failed intermittently. When the cruise control was engaged, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The cruise control had to be disengaged in order for the vehicle to slow down. The failures recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system) and 15V467000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 45,000.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #44

Feb 202016

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after the vehicle was taken for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system), weeks later after the recall remedy was performed the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but the contact had been waiting for weeks to have the dealer repair the vehicle. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V467000 (air bags, seat belts) and the dealer did not indicate when the parts would become available for months to receive the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #43

Dec 222015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 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 to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced any failures with the vehicle. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Glenville, GA, USA

problem #42

Nov 142015

Charger

  • 69,292 miles

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

I recently took my car to the dealer to get check out because the wipers are constantly going while I am driving on high. The tech stated I need a ( multi function switch internal part #1jh93dx9al. ) which is located in the steering wheel. He stated the part is on a national back order and if I was to come pay for it. He dont have a eta when it will come. It could take months and months he stated. I call crystler recall hotline to get more in dept with help on getting this part, they told me the same thing, and to call back next Tuesday, five days from now to see if them and the dealer have a eta if the part is available. The wipers are wearing down, and my windshield is vibrating due to the fast motion of the wipers are going. I drive a 2hr round trip to work 5 to 6 days a week and the wear and tear is getting worse on my windshield. I ask the tech if there anyway he could by past it or pull the fuse, he stated no because the fuse controls the starter and other major components in the car. I dont know what to do, I need this part, I dont understand why is there not a recall on these cars if there is a national back order, this is my only transportation to get back to work.. I bought this car brand new with 10 miles on it in 2013. I take good are on the car.this part control just about everything in my steering wheel ( the tech stated).. if I dont never get this part, what can I do. I need my transportation. Please help me resolve this issue if you guys can

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #41

Nov 102015

Charger

  • 46,000 miles
Alternator failed / turned off 4 lane hwy (55 speed limit) on to (35) side street then on to (25) to home. Car failed turning into driveway.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #40

Nov 052015

Charger

  • 51,000 miles
2013 Dodge Charger 50000 miles just driving down the road and I start hearing a whining sound I never heard before then 10 minutes later a message pops up and says my car is in battery saver mode. Alternator went out suddenly with no warning the same that happens with the V6 models but crysler only recalled V6 models not V8. Thankfully my dad who had the exact same problem with his 2013 V8 crysler 300 warned me to park before I damaged my battery or my car stall on the side of the road like his did 4 months ago. It is irresponsible for crysler to only do a recall that covers half the cars that is affected with these bad alternators

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #39

Jul 142015

Charger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the doors unlocked without warning when the vehicle was parked. The vehicle could not be diagnosed. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired two weeks prior, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Gering, NE, USA

problem #38

Sep 012015

Charger

  • 58,000 miles
The cooling system radiator water pump heater core is giving problems in a lot of theses cars the mechanic at the dealership says he sees it all the time the radiator in mine is coming apart at the seems and a police friend of mine says they have lost 3 due to the same problem then running hot and blowing

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #37

Sep 022015

Charger

  • 44,000 miles
Completed the recall on campaign 14V634000, for the alternator. Less than 2 weeks later, driving on a two lane road, going 35mph, the vehicle looses all power. After getting it to a dealership, now informed that it is a bad starter. The issues with the car have been all electrical: Door window button stopped working, air conditioning does not work (dealer is unable to figure out problem). These are significant electrical issues with a 2 year old vehicle.

- Blacklick, OH, USA

problem #36

Aug 012015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact received notifications for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V467000 (air bags, seat belts) and 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide a timeframe for when the parts would become available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ozark, AL, USA

problem #35

Aug 272015

Charger

  • 52,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle started to hesitate and all the warning indicators illuminated. In addition, the air conditioning blew out hot air only and the vehicle started shaking until it stalled. The vehicle was jumpstarted. While driving to the independent mechanic, the failure recurred and failed to restart. The independent mechanic diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN was not available.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #34

Jul 282015

Charger

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The battery warning light previously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but 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 59,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #33

Apr 082014

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
2013 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle electrical system problems and alternator recall issues. The consumer stated he experienced problems with the radio, lights and dashboard information. He turned the vehicle off and back on again, and everything went back to normal. However, one day while driving, the lights, windshield wipers and horn started to malfunction, the vehicle started to lose power, so he pulled over to the side of the road. As he stepped out of the vehicle, he noticed smoke coming from the trunk. He opened the trunk and observed and extremely large fire. He tried to put the fire out, by using a coat, but consequently, he received first degree burns on his hand. The police and fire department were called to the scene. Several days later, the consumer received a call from an inspector who stated the fire was a result of the electrical system going bad. The consumer received a recall regarding the alternator, which described the issue he experienced. Updated 09/10/15

- Pickens, MS, USA

problem #32

Dec 012014

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 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.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #31

Jun 012015

Charger

  • miles
I noticed something strange was going on with my car when my stereo would no longer work, so I called the dealer in which I purchased it from who told me there was a recall on the alternator. This was the first I had heard of this, and I hae received zero information from anyone concerning this matter.

- Hodges, SC, USA

problem #30

Feb 052015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part 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 had not experienced a failure.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #29

Feb 112015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #28

May 032015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While in park with the key in the vehicle, the doors independently locked. As a result, the contact was unable to enter the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #27

Jan 072015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The trunk of the car opens intermittently. Does not open will driving.

- Maspeth Queens, NY, USA

problem #26

Mar 122015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery and the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

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