definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,185 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Sep 022016


  • 1,500 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was stationary, the cooling fan fractured and entered the radiator, which also fractured. The vehicle was taken to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 1,500.

- Homer, LA, USA

problem #22

Mar 162015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
While my car was idling the electric cooling fan came apart and the fan blades impaled into my radiator. Luckily it happened right after I cranked the car and before I got on the interstate. I learned that Chrysler is aware of this problem and will pay for some cars to be repaired. This is in customer satisfaction notice L-08 from Chrysler. I was told my car fit the criteria of this notice, year, make, model, etc. Except the notice says "severe duty" fan module and according to the man on the phone my car has a "heavy duty" module. My car did exactly what the other cars that were covered did. So basically Chrysler is saying it is acceptable for my fan to come apart and sling pieces into my radiator and no telling what else because my hemi 5.7 has a heavy duty piece on the fan but it is not acceptable for the severe duty piece on the same car to do it. This could have been a dangerous situation if it had happened at 70 mph and for the notice to have been written in the first place someone was aware of that. This notice or recall may need to be expanded before someone gets hurt.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #21

Sep 212013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
On 09/23/2013 at about 7am I was driving to work about 20 miles upon arrival the vehicle started smoking from under the hood. I parked and inspected the vehicle and found some water leaking from the radiator, I let the engine cool for about 4 hours and at lunch went out and added water to the vehicle as I added the water it poured directly out. I further inspected the vehicle and found that all seven radiator fan blades had separated from the main housing that was intact and not loose or distorted and impelled themselves through the radiator. I researched this issue and found that Dodge had a service bulletin csn-L08 issued in 2011 for the Dodge magnum and other vehicles. When I contacted them they advised I was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do. I do not feel this is a warranty issue if it has happened in 2011 and still happening in 2013 and should be investigated further if someone is working on one of these vehicles and the fan blades come apart. This could cause bodily injury with the force it impelled them through the radiator. There should be a recall of this fan part #24040406 manufacture date 1/10/06 and a reimbursement program for those individual's who have had to replace these items.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 142012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


While driving South on lakeshore drive in Chicago, my car engine shut off on me. I was able to pull over to the shoulder without incident. I put the car in park and it immediately started again. When the engine stopped there was no warning, no indicator lights on the dashboard or anything else. This has happened no fewer than 25 times over the past year, including five times in the last week. Most of the incidents occurred during the spring/summer months. I've taken my vehicle to several different mechanics and explained the problem to them. None of them have been able to detect what is wrong.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #19

Mar 012013


  • miles
2007 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to stalling issues. The consumer stated the vehicle was leaking oil and would stall on the highway. Also, there was a loud noise coming from the vehicle. When the consumer took the vehicle to her mechanic, she was informed the boot was cracked and oil was all over the bottom of the vehicle.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #18

May 242010


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact sated that the vehicle stalled while driving approximately 75 mph. The contact was able to coast the vehicle off the highway. The check engine light illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the vehicle was inspected. The dealer advised the contact that the engine failure was possibly caused by not using the correct engine oil or a premature oil sludge. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 54,000.

- Lilburn , GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 052012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 54,978 miles


While driving down the street the engine cut off completely. First it revved up and then cut off on while driving( in the drive mode). My son was in the car and oncoming traffic was coming in the direction. The car was then placed in park and started again. It started up and revved again and ran after that. This could have been a tragic situation. I hope you can figure out something to help me make sense of this situation.

- Pearl City, IL, USA

problem #16

Aug 312011


  • miles
Dodge Charger is leaking pink anti freeze from compartment. I have been told that this occurs frequently and can result in engine failure. The whole part has to be replaced inorder to resolve issue.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #15

Dec 152011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
My 2007 Dodge Charger had coolant leaks that were repaired under warranty. I had to get a water pump replaced, under warranty. Now I am being told I have engine sludge from the engine not cooling properly. Why in the world is this not fixed under warranty?

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #14

Oct 012011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Charger that I have purchased "used" just 8 months ago. I have not even driven 6000 miles in this car and it has a bad "lifter" ticking in the engine. It will cost in the neighborhood of $1200 to repair. On the Dodge forums I have seen multiple people complaining of the very same issue. They have all called Dodge as I have as well and the answer was the very same. Can't help you sorry for your luck! I can't believe that there has not been a recall on these Chargers as it seems to be a problem across the board with this model car. I am furious that they will not help and stand behind their products. I will never buy another Dodge vehicle or recommend one ever. I have spent a fair amount of money for what I thought was a "good" brand american vehicle and now here we are with another headache car with engine problems and no help in sight!

- Orland, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 192011


  • 131,970 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after having regular service performed on the vehicle, the technician advised him that coolant was leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 131,970. The VIN was unavailable.

- Escandedo, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 152011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
2007 Dodge Charger engine shuts off without warning occasionally which is very dangerous. This has happened 3 times in 3 years and has been back to the dealer but they have not been able to find out what is causing it or how to fix it.

- Lighthouse Point, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 172011


  • miles
2007 Charger rt stalled while kids in car I swerved to prevent accident.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 152011


  • 20,000 miles
While under ten mph in stop and go traffic, car stalled, had to put vehicle in park and restart, no codes thrown and engine ran fine after.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #9

Dec 052010


  • 95,303 miles
Purchased 07 R/T Charger from dealer brand new, ,treated like baby, changed oil and had all service completed at dealership. Without notice car dies on street as if vehicle ran out of gas. Gas light on. Put gas in vehicle only to start up making an extremely loud knocking sound. Mind you vehicle had been running like a charm. Had vehicle towed only to be told #6 cylinder blown, motor gone. What is Dodge doing about this. Apparently cerritos Dodge is currently working on 6 Chargers that need entirely new engines.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 052010


  • miles
After dealership changing all 8 coils and cam sensor there is no change in driveability. Car still cuts out spontaneously, bucks, and snorts when doing simple (no drama) passes. I heard of these cars with this problem and I have a suspicion that the dealership will not find anything. I surely do not want my wife and kids to be driving on the freeway and have it just turn off on them!!!

- Takoma Park , MD, USA

problem #7

Jun 202007


  • 20,000 miles
When I first bought the car in May 2007, my car's engine shut off without warning on the highway. I immediately put the car in neutral and it started up and didn't have the problem again. I did report it to the dealership during my second oil change. They said that since it has not happened again that it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Now, at about 95,000 miles its been happening more frequently, about twice a day. No warning lights come on. The engine just shuts off. I took it to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic computer test and nothing came up. We also went for a test drive, but it did not happen when the technician was with me. I feel that I will eventually get into an accident. Our family relies on this car and I am worried that something horrible could happen. I have visited different forums and others have had the same problem. I feel that this is a defect due to the fact that others have had the same problem. I have also seen complaints on this site reporting the same problem. I don't have a choice but to use this car, but also feel that it is extremely dangerous.

- Ojo Caliente, NM, USA

problem #6

Jan 012008


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. While driving between 10-40 mph, the engine shut off without warning. The vehicle has been to the dealer a total of six times for this failure. The dealer replaced all the coils for each cylinder, which temporarily repaired the failure. Five months later, the vehicle began to shut off again. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and they installed a co-Pilot to monitor what happens in the vehicle. The co-Pilot registered an issue, but the dealer could not locate the failure with the vehicle. Currently, the vehicle is at the dealer for repairs. The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe to drive because it shut offs without warning, which could cause a crash. The current mileage was 5,600 and failure mileage was 1,000.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 202009


  • 25,000 miles
Pebbles or debris has entered the lower cooling valance on my 2007 Dodge Charger is to wide, which allows any and all debris to damage the air conditioner condenser. Which Dodge does not cover or recognize as a design flaw. The A/C condenser is exposed to any and all objects coming through that particular area. The 3 lbs of freon released to the atmosphere, which when the car is in motion the freon will go through engine compartment and eventually end up in the passenger area. Freon is a oxygen displacement type gas which can cause sickness, vomiting, hypoxio and eventually suffocation. This is a possible safety hazard. Freon 134A also expels a toxic gas if exposed to temps above 452F which catalytic converters reach temps above 500F.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 192009


  • 29,700 miles
While driving my car has completely shut down at least three times. No steering, no power nothing. Also while sitting at signals or stop signs my car seems to surge occasionally, to where it feels like I have been rear-ended. It has been to the dealership twice and they said they cannot "seem to replicate" the problem.

- Glendora, CA, USA

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