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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,508 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #39

Dec 222015


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact felt as if the wheels would seize. The electronic throttle body control warning indicator illuminated during the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 06V341000 (power train). The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); 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 failure mileage was approximately 120,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Salida, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 252015


  • 144,000 miles
I had just left my residence to travel to work in my 2007 Dodge Charger, 2.7L V6, I had made it 10 miles away from my house when my engine blew. The temp gage never showed there was any kind of overheating problem. The check oil light came on for a few seconds and turned off. A few minutes later it came on again and puff of white smoke came out from under the hood and the motor seized.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #37

Nov 152014


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the engine. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph and the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle jerks and the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The failures recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #36

May 252015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 100,019 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter was stuck in the park position and would not move unless the emergency brake was engaged. The contact also stated that the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 100,019. Updated 8/10/15 the consumer stated the check engine light was checked out by discount auto parts and the code read P1004. The technician stated it was due to a faulty power train control module. Updated 03/03/16.

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #35

Apr 112015


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #34

Feb 022015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Engine sludged up and failed.

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #33

Mar 112015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


Early morning commute to work, traveled southbound on ca highway 15, proximate to miramar way exit. Vehicle began to smoke, engine hood sprang open, other drivers indicating that smoke and flames coming from front engine - as hood blocking view. I continued to side of the road, jumped out and watched front end of engine become engulfed in flames! watched entire front end of car burn, during this time highway patrol / fire patrol called. Fire claim number- [xxx]. contacted tow company to take - tow driver told me that this was the third Dodge challenger he had salvaged in the past month - with the same issue! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #32

Apr 162014


  • 67,000 miles
Check engine light on failed inspection code P1004 many 3.5L 6cyl engines are having same problem no tsb no recall big repair cost.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #31

Jan 152015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 114,797 miles
This vehicle while driving 40 mph down the road suddenly had the battery light come on then the transmission light then all the warning gauges came on and started blinking as this was happening the vehicles engine was accelerating and decelerating, and the vehicle would not go past first gear road the shoulder until I could get safely off the road. Shut vehicle off it seemed to correct the problem. Went to have battery and alternator checked both were fine. Since then every few days the battery light will come on and then go off after vehicle is restarted. Today 2/11/2015 the battery light came on again and the vehicle started to buck around 40 mph then stop if I accelerated or decelerated. And at one point when idling at a red light it stalled and then started back up. I have heard a lot of similar issues with this problem with this vehicle. We as the consumers should not to be made to shell out thousands of dollars for things that the manufacturer should stand behind. We pay enough for the car to begin with we shouldn't have to pay more for something that is obviously not isolated to one or two incidents. Some of the parts that are rumored to be the problem are FCM, tcm, and ECM. All are supposedly fixed with a computer update. Well then so be it don't charge us the consumer.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #30

Jul 022014


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the engine stalled and the oil and the engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #29

Nov 142014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 187,745 miles


I own a 2007 Dodge Charger V6 engine on Nov the 14th I was driving 40 miles per hour oil light suddenly came on started flashing really fast and making a dinging noise, all of a sudden there was a loud fast ticking under hood then the car shuts off luckily I was close to the Dodge dealership I was able to coast into the parking lot I cut the car off and tried to crank it back up it would not start but all my lights came on as if it was going to crank the technician came and checked my oil it was full and clear because I make sure I keep my routine maintenance done on my vehicles, they told me that they needed to keep my car to figure out what was wrong with it I said ok that's fine, on Nov 17th 2014 I called to see if they had found out what was wrong they told me that my motor had locked up how is that possible when I keep everything checked and up to date and fluid levels checked I also get the 16 point multi check done every time I go in there it gets put on the machine to check to see if there are any issues with my car, in other words I need a new motor I always do preventive maintenance on my Charger this should not have happened at all. I also needed to replace my gear shift it got stuck in park and I had to have it towed and I had to pay to get the gear shift replaced, as well as getting the relay switch replaced as well. Needless to say I am still without transportation.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #28

Oct 252014


  • 65,000 miles
This incident has happened twice now. One, I was stopped at a stop light and the car just shut off, engine, all power etc. Second time was going 25 miles per hour and the same thing just shut power steering, no brakes...and was in a neighborhood with lots S of kids out and about. Dealer say no computer codes no issues. This is not a safe vehicle.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #27

Oct 032014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
On several occasions, my car would completely turn off when turning right. I have had this problem since I purchased the car. Each time, I have taken it back to the dealership and they have found nothing. On 10/3/2014 approximately 6:10 P.M., I turned right and the car completely shut off. The vehicle is currently at the Dodge dealership in fayetteville, nc undergoing some tests. I feel the car is unsafe and am asking them to check the ignition for defects. I have read that there were other Dodge vehicles that lost power and have researched them to take to the dealership to inspect. If I were to trade this vehicle in for another car, I am afraid the next purchaser's life could be in danger. Once it stops, it takes strong arms to control it while pulling over. I need assistance in getting to the problem.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #26

Apr 012010


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The technician stated that the spark plugs needed to be changed. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the mechanic then stated that the fuel tank was leaking. The vehicle had not been repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.

- Pasadena, CO, USA

problem #25

Nov 202013


  • 1,100 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,100.

- Panorama City , CA, USA

problem #24

Jun 022014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 126,215 miles
On June 2, 2014 I was stopped at a stop light waiting to turn when I heard a loud bang followed by what felt like something falling out of my motor. Once I turned I turned off onto the service road to check what happened. My car immediately began to over heat and my gage went from in between the cool range to hot range. I did not want to drive my car any further in order to prevent any unnecessary damages. I called my husband who then came to get me and check the problem. He noticed that the fans on the cooling system were not working. One completely locked which caused some of the fans to break and the other just stopped working. I looked on line to see if there were any similar occurrences of this happening. I came upon Chrysler customer service notification L08, which implies that this problem has happened on over 55,000 vehicles. I contacted my local dealership and was had them look into it. According to the notification it states that only the severe cooling systems on 2006-2008 Dodge Chargers are having this occur. My vehicle is a 2007 Dodge Charger 3.5 L V6 which is not covered under the customer service notification since it only carries the heavy duty cooling system. So my dealership will not cover the cost to fix the same problem occurring on like make and model vehicles. However, during operation my cooling locked and stopped working. I am unsure how many more vehicles have had this occur to them but upon researching it has and continues to occur.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #23

May 282014


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the engine cradle bolt was fractured. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the engine cradle was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 106,000.

- South Beloit, IL, USA

problem #22

Apr 142014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 105,659 miles
I was driving on the freeway going about 65 mph with cruse control when I felt a odd vibration, I noticed the car was off. While I was coasting on to the shoulder, I noticed that the steering and braking were heavy. I pulled to the shoulder, put the car in park and restarted the car. This car is a moving death trap and if not for the light traffic or the side shoulder there could have easily been a crash and or fatality.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #21

Apr 062014


  • miles
Engine suddenly shut off while driving. It started back up and 2 miles shut off for the 2nd time. No warning, no rough running. Drove approx. 35 miles with no further problems. The computer showed code P0443 2 times and C121C once.

- Littlestown , PA, USA

problem #20

Sep 162009

Charger 8-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Vehicle stalled while sitting at red light. Vehicle engine revved slightly and then shut off. This same incident has occurred approximately twenty-five times since that date. Each time it is after coming to a stop.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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