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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,533 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #60

Mar 212018


  • 202,000 miles


After buying car it has gone to three different shops three different tows still over heating and cutting off after replacing water pump water pump housing tensioner pulley antifreeze reservoir coil pack thermostat

- Mount Olive, NC, USA

problem #59

Sep 262017


  • 100,000 miles
I was sitting at a stop light and heard a pop. The cooling fan blade on the passenger side of the car had broken and made a hole in my radiator. I immediately took the car to a mechanic and they replaced the fan blade and the radiator. Three weeks later the exact same thing happened to the fan blade on the driver side of the car, once again making a hole in my new radiator. I feel that this is a huge design flaw and, apparently, a huge problem with 2006-2008 Chargers. I'm so glad I was in town on small local streets both times when this happened. It would have been terrible if it had happened on the freeway. I checked with the dealer to see if there is any kind of recall for this part and there isn't. I have the 5.7L V6 hemi Charger and it has a little over 100,000 miles.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #58

Jul 292017


  • 165,000 miles
I drove my 2007 Dodge Charger to a local store. I went in and came out inside of 10 minutes. I started my it started making the unusual noise. I then drove it to hilltop Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located at 3291 auto plaza drive, richmond, ca 94806 (510) 243-6100 where I was charged over $1100 to be told that my engine had dropped a valve seat. I was then told that it would be over $9000 for a new engine as they don't repair old engines.

- Pinole, CA, USA

problem #57

Jun 182017


  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the engine fan failed. While driving approximately 40 mph, the engine emitted a loud noise and the vehicle abruptly stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic (chick's auto repair, 540-347-3992, warrenton, va) who diagnosed that the engine fan failed, which caused the radiator to fail. The manufacturer advised the contact to tow the vehicle to have a diagnostic test performed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer (Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 540-905-7223, warrenton, va) for a second diagnostic test, which confirmed that the engine fan blade fractured and caused the radiator to fail. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the engine blade replacement warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #56

Feb 222017


  • 89,645 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was stationary, the radiator fan fractured and caused a crack in the radiator. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,645.

- Donaldsonville, LA, USA

problem #55

Jan 302017

Charger 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Charger R/T with the 5.7L hemi stalls while driving after refueling at a gas station. It's a safety hazard to myself and others due to it stalling while driving at any speed.

- Mapleville, RI, USA

problem #54

Dec 152016


  • miles


Code P050, P052.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #53

Sep 172015


  • 129,000 miles
Problem #1: one of the cooling fan blades sheered off and & flew into the radiator. I was at a complete stop and broke off when I started to accelerate. I replaced the broken blade (didn't have enough money to replace both) and radiator. About a year or less later the other fan blade sheered off (the one I didn't replace) and went into the radiator. This time also during accelerating after a complete stop. Deja vu. This time I had to replace the entire fan assembly (because the blades were on backorder) and radiator. When I went to the Dodge dealership they said there was a recall on the same blades but only the 2006 model. Problem #2: it is now loosing propulsion. The power stays on it just stops moving forward. I can put it in park & then back in gear and it moves, but barely. It isn't consistent but it is terrifying. I have googled possible issues and it seems like a lot of people are having the same problem and they have linked it to a bad PCM. I took it to a mechanic but of course it didn't do it while he had it. I have been told, by Dodge, that they are the only ones that can do a full diagnostic, that other devices only cover about 30% of the program. That alone seems unfair if not illegal. I cannot afford $110 just to find out what's wrong. My trunk light doesn't work either & even Dodge can't find out why. It's not the bulb, it's not the fuse, and the electrical connection is good. According to them. I have more images and receipts but can't figure out how to attach them.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #52

Sep 022016


  • miles
Was going to town and as soon as I stopped at the store I seen steam coming from under my hood and popped the hood and had water spraying out of my radiator by the fan got to looking at it good and all the fan blades was broke off and one of then went into the radiator. Took it to the Dodge dealership in town and they told me the recall L08 was only for the V6 motors and I had to fix it myself.

- Magnolia, MS, USA

problem #51

Aug 182016


  • miles
I was driving when I heard a loud noise. I then went to a repair shop, I was told that one of the blades on the fan had broke and put a hole in my radiator. I contacted Dodge and the lady I spoke with did know about the problem but she stated that my car was made in a different factory so I was not part of the recall. Which I think is unfair since I had the same problem like everyone else

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #50

Jul 292016


  • miles


My husband and I were riding in our vehicle, all of a sudden we heard a loud pop sound come from the front of the vehicle. My husband then observed the temperature gauge on the vehicle rising, and the red light suddenly appeared. We were only minutes away from our home when this occurred, so we were able to immediately returned home. Once the vehicle was parked in the driveway, the hood was opened and we both observed a plastic fan blade broken and hanging out of the fan's casing. We also observed fluid inside of the hood underneath of thw line directly across from the broken hanging fan blade. We also observed fluid on the ground directly underneath of this line. Vehicle has 137,000 miles on it. Vehicle is scheduled to go into shop Monday morning.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #49

Jul 142016


  • 140,000 miles
My radiator fan motor assembly locked up and a blade came off. The blade went into the radiator. It damanged the radiator and left me stranded. Had no prier noises or prolems. Took it to the shop. Cost me $677.27 to replace the radiator, the hoese, antifreeze, hose clamps and radiator fan motor assemly. The guy that fixed mine said he see this every week in Chargers. Infact our whole police department switched from charges for this reason. I called the dealership and the Dodge # and they said there is nothing to do to help out because of age and mileage of care. Wasn't happy because online there are plenty of discussions about the same dealership doesn't fix them unless they are underwarranty. They send them out to the same guy I went to if they are out of warranty. I guess not to show on their books the problem.

- Gray, LA, USA

problem #48

Jul 052016


  • 63,300 miles
The car engine shut off while driving. It occurred while braking on a city street. Put the car in park and started it up again. Drove it home.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #47

Jul 032016

Charger 8-cyl

  • 162,000 miles
Takata recall - while exiting a highway into a shopping center, my car completely shut off. My wife was unable to steer the vehicle. Fortunately we were able to restart the vehicle before an accident occurred. This episode was very frightening. Very unsafe. I don't know what caused this, but this desperately needs recalling. Thank you for your concern in this matter.

- Kinston, NC, USA

problem #46

Jun 272016


  • 90,140 miles
Cooling fan blades shattered and punctured radiator while car was sitting at a traffic light at idle. Caused loss of coolant and cooling system failure. No external cause for defect found. Cost of repair estimated $1000

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #45

Jun 232016


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving 20 mph, an abnormal cracking sound was heard under the hood of the vehicle without warning. The contact discovered that the fan and radiator were fractured and caused antifreeze to leak from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #44

May 242016


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact heard a loud noise near the vehicle. Upon further inspection under the hood, it was noticed that the fan blades separated and fractured into the radiator. Also, antifreeze was on the ground near the front of the vehicle. The dealer and manufacturer stated that there was no manufacturer recall to address the failure. The manufacturer provided no recommendations and suggested the contact take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnosis and repair. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #43

Apr 082016


  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Charger SXT with 60K miles. On 4/8/2016 while backing out of my driveway at 7:45 a.M. heading to work I here a plastic breaking noise and a large thump sound coming from the front of the car. I quickly got out to see what I had hit rolling out the drive when I noticed water, heard hissing and noticed big broken plastic pieces all on the ground. I turned the car off called my husband to turn around, look at the car and them drop me off at work on his way to work. He popped the hood to my Charger and he showed me 2 broken fan blades and housing surrounding my radiator and where the fan blades had punctured numerous holes into the radiator where the fluid was coming out from. Had to get to work so away we went. We called a shop to pickup my car and have the repairs made. I remembered this sight and my husband checked out the recalls and complaints regarding my car which brings me to write this complaint in hopes that reimbursement for my recent repair will be handled as it seems others have had and been given the opportunity to do so. Thanks

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #42

Jul 072014


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was parked, it vibrated severely and an unknown noise was heard from the engine. The thermostat gauge suddenly indicated that the vehicle was overheating. The contact exited the vehicle and observed coolant leaking from the radiator. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home where temporary repairs were made by the owner. The owner discovered that the radiator fan had fractured and became lodged into the radiator. The owner was able to replace the radiator and fan, but the failure recurred. In addition, the housing for the fan blades fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Loxley, AL, USA

problem #41

Mar 312016


  • 104,000 miles
The bridge on the main highway had standing water. The road was not blocked off and couldn't see it until you got up to it. Traffic was in front and behind me so I could not turn around. I went under the bridge by piggy wiggly in pototoc, me and soon as I did my car started sputtering and I pulled over and car cut off. I had just bought the car that Monday and this happened Thursday. Dealership tower car to shop and said the water made motor lock up. Had car taken to another mechanic which said same thing. Now I'm stuck paying for a car I can not drive cause of the road condition. I was told this is a state highway. Mayor told me call insurance person tim gunther and tim told me it's state hwy so I have to call department of transportation. This was going to be a car for my daughter and now I am stuck paying for it and needing a motor due to the road holding water and not being blocked off. I was headed to work and had to call my boss to pick me up.

- Pontotoc, MS, USA

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