really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,250 miles

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2012 Dodge Challenger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 172016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. While driving various speeds or while the vehicle was stopped, the ABS indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 022013


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the push start feature did not function and the brakes seized. The ABS, the traction control, and the check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician declined to diagnose the vehicle. The contact mentioned that prior to the failure, the vehicle had the alternator replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 61,000.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 272016


  • 50,300 miles
Though there is a recall on the alterntors for entry models, my car lost all power while I was driving on the freeway. I could not steer and braking became difficult. I lost my headlights as well. The same exact thing happened to my vehicle as was described in other's reports on sudden failure while in motion. I was at about 65 mph when this occurred. I have the Challenger rt classic 5.7 liter hemi

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 292014

Challenger 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


Driving to work. Car starts to make a whining noise then the ABS and stability control lights come on, I drive the car up the road a little more and the radio turns off and the gauges start to move erratically and then the car just died, completely in the middle of the road, when the hood was raised you could clearly smell something burning. Car taken to the dealership where I am told that the "parts to provide a permanent remedy for this condition are not currently available". I was told by the dealership that the alternator would be replaced with a new one but it would fall into the same category as the recall. I got the car home and while reading the repair paperwork realize that the alternator was not replaced just "repaired and replaced". very upset and scared to drive this vehicle! not to even mention how upset about being lied to by the dealership. Could go on and on about this bad experience!!

- Haleyville, AL, USA

problem #2

Nov 102014


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. While driving 45 mph, the brakes failed and the ABS warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the emergency brake was activated to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ABS sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the ABS warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Laplace, LA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102012

Challenger 6-cyl

  • 3,200 miles
2012 Dodge Challenger going 10 mph in parking lot, turning right into parking space, car accelerated by itself, and stuck itself at full throttle speed, brakes failed, power steering failed. Car hit and went up on concrete barrier. Bounced back, stalled.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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