really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,211 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Replace engine (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. warranty company replacing the motor (1 reports)
2007 Dodge Charger engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 072013

Charger ES 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


I have not had any major problems until last week, my husband was driving and all the sudden the car just shut off. He pulled over into a gas station where he saw oil spilling out the bottom there was still some oil in it but not much. He was able to still turn over the engine, so it seemed as there was no major problems. He looked under it & saw the oil pan was busted!! After doing more research I found this is a common problem with these vehicles.

While the mechanic was fixing it, he had to clean a lot of SLUDGE & said there was still quite a bit of sludge. Again after researching this problem, I've found and seems this is a VERY common issue with this car as well. And after fixing the oil pan with new gasket & putting synthetic oil in it, mechanic let it let it run for a little while and had no problems. Then after a little while it seemed to start making a "knocking" noise. I'm afraid this may now be an issue with the piston which would mean I need a new motor or new CAR!!

I have a lot of MAJOR health issues and am not able to afford either one right now, and also must get to all my doctor appointments & chemo treatments!!! Had I known Dodge 2.7 V6 engines had this many issues I would have never bought it. I would have stuck with Honda,Toyota,Nissan, or something to that effect that has been around all these years & have had a good record. I wish someone could help me, this seems way too much of a COMMON problem!

- , Channelview, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 222013

Charger SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,456 miles

Currently awaiting call back from Chrysler. Extended warranty expired in December 2012 - but they did sound like they would at least look into possibly helping with the costs. My dealership is in my corner and has all the service records since the car was purchased. Hoping this all works out.

- , Reseda, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 032011

Charger SE 2.76

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Ive had my charger since 2006 everything was good i traded in my magnum for the charger i liked the build of the car better all i no is i was own the interstate an the oil light flashed an my engine cut off i have took it to the dealer an they told me i would have to pay them 6000 dollars for them to break my engine down to find the problem i mean it didn't smoke burn or anything just cut off at about 70 miles an hour an i had to float off the interstate i had my spark plugs alternator an a brand new starter put in trying to fix the problem but nothing works now I'm just going to have to break down an get a new engine an Chrysler will not help an i was a dodge customer all my life but i see how they feel about loyal customers so i will never buy another 1 as long as I'm alive an my family or kids wont as long as i can help it i still cant believe this situation but I'm dealing with it

- , Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 022011

Charger 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,187 miles

I can't believe my engine failed after i had the oil changed every 3000 miles and only had my car for 3 years.The reseach i've done proves this is the worst engine ever built. My gap insurance just exspired and now i got to fork out $4700.00 to get a used engine that will probably end up the same way!!

- , Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #1

May 182009

Charger SE 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,414 miles

I bought my Charger in November, 2007. I unfortunately didn't do any research on the 2.7 Liter or else I would have never bought the car. I have been working on cars since 1980 with my father. I have gone thru vocational automotive classes and received certifications in auto mechanics. I changed my oil regularly as scheduled and even used full synthetic oils, upgraded oil filters, etc... I had just left my house on my commute to work. I was about 3 miles into my drive and the oil light came on and then after about 10 seconds it turned off. About 3 minutes later it came on again and a puff off white smoke blew out from under my hood and the car quit. I pulled over to find that all the oil had leaked out of the engine. It was all over the top of the engine and down the passenger side of my car. I had the car towed to Larry Miller Dodge where it was inspected by a independent contracted inspector hired by Quality Plus warranty. They had determined there was a failure with the oil filter seal. So they have denied my claim to fix the vehicle. I have read thru the warranty and there is nothing specific that says that the oil filter is not covered. It does say that all gaskets and seals are covered. They are basically blaming the oil filter seal on me. As much research as I have done now it's surprising to me that Diamler Chrysler/Dodge is still in business with all the predatory practices they adhere themselves to. All I want is my car fixed under the warranty. If not, then after I do get my car fixed I will do whatever I have to to get out from under my Charger and get a different car from a different manufacturer other than Dodge or Chrysler. At that point they can kiss my you know what. Thanks for listening. Have a nice day.

- , Wittmann, AZ, USA

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