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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2013 Dodge Charger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 222016


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 55 mph, the power mode indicator appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle stalled while in motion and was unable to shift gears. The warning lights illimunated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The manufacturer was notified and did not want to honor the warranty because there were 180 amps on the alternator. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 132015


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle staled twice. During the second failure, the battery saver warning indicator illuminated, an abnormal noise was heard, and smoke appeared. The contact was able to park the vehicle and purchased an alternator assembly. The contact replaced the alternator assembly and the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V467000 (air bags), but the contact did not receive a recall notification. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 122015


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. Within minutes of turning off the vehicle, the engine could not be restarted, the check engine warning light illuminated, and the battery saver mode message was displayed. The contact noticed a burning odor coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the battery was replaced. After the repair, the instrument panel gauges failed and the message battery saver mode was displayed. The contact detected a burning odor again and discovered flames coming from the alternator. The contact extinguished the flames. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 102015


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While making a left turn at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The battery warning light, check engine warning light, brake light, and the saver mode warning light illuminated. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012014


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel would intermittently flicker off and on. The failure progressed and the vehicle would stall while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken for diagnostic testing at an independent repair facility. The technician stated that the battery was not properly receiving a charge and the alternator would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not affected by NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

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