really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,152 miles

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2007 Dodge Charger transmission problems

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2007 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Jul 182011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


I went to drive my 2007 Dodge Charger and it was stuck in park. No other problems. I investigated and found out that Chrysler has a defective part in these cars. They want to charge the consumer to fix the problem although it is well known that it is a manufacturing problem. (its a cheap plastic pink release button that goes out at any given time causing the car to be stuck in park) this is not the consumer's problem this needs to be recalled instead I was told since I was the second owner of the car there is nothing they can really do. It costs roughly $500 to be fixed. Really makes a happy customer question the quality of their service.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #27

Jul 182011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,753 miles
Vehicle brought home and parked on 7/17 as normal. 7/18 around 4pm attempted to start vehicle and go to local grocery store. Vehicle would not come out of park. Called Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403, was referred to local dealership at 1-800-992-1997. Was told to remove the chrome bezel around top of console and remove the package tray on the side and push the square pink tab device inward to release the shift mechanism. Did not work. Then was told of a service campaign on similar vehicles but when I gave them the VIN I was informed mine was not included. Started using google to search for similar incidents and found them to be numerous. Seems we have a factory defect here that is known and for all intents and purposes is a time bomb waiting to nap people at its first opportunity and leave them stranded. My car has 92,000 miles on it and as far as I can tell I am lucky to have made it that far. I will be on the phone with Chrysler today.. 7/19, to give them an earful of my dis satisfaction with this whole scene.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #26

Jun 182011

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Center console automatic transmission shifter interior part breaks and locks car into park. Safety issue: 1. in the event of a potential car jacking or like incident driver maybe unable to flee the scene and maybe injured or killed. 2. possibly stuck in high speed lanes of highway after a long hwy delay. This is a constant issue for most of the Chargers search internet and you'll see.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #25

Jun 162011


  • 97,423 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact started the ignition and the gear selector failed to shift from park into the drive position. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the shift assembly was replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift); however, the VIN was not included in the recall defect. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 97,423.

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #24

Jun 132011


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shift selector remained stuck in park and she was unable to shift into any other gear. The dealer advised the contact that there was no warranty on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not aware of the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileage was 79,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Bakers Field, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 102011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shift remained in park and she was unable to shift into any other gear. The dealer did not offer the contact any assistance. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #22

Jun 082011


  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated the gear will not shift out of the park position. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The contact noticed NHTSA campaign number, 08V583000 (power train, automatic transmission lever and linkage:column shift) but the VIN was not a part of the recall. The contact stated the safety issue could potentially leave them stranded. The failure mileage was 76,000.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #21

Apr 172011


  • miles
Dear sir or madam, I have a 2007 Dodge Charger srt. My vehicle will not get out of park, because of a defect in the gear linkage. When I called Chrysler Corp. I was informed that there is a recall on certain models based on time the vehicle came out of production. Although I'm having the same problem as the re-calls, they refuse to fix my car. My car has been parked, un drivable for almost 3 months. Regardless of production date, my auto was made by Dodge, I'm having re-call problem, I only have 37 thousand miles on this vehicle, and it's been in the shop 4 times!!. I can't understand why Chrysler wants me to pay for their mess-up. I can't afford to continue to make car payments on a parked car. Please look into this matter. I've spoke with Chrysler Corp. With no resolve. Thanking you in advance for your time and attention. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Okatie , SC, USA

problem #20

May 222011


  • 95,000 miles
Traveling out of state and recovering from total knee replacement. 2007 Dodge Charger SXT was operating without incident. Stopped to look at yard sale and car would not shift out of park upon return. Internet research shows this to be a common problem. Car left on road at this time, while searching for alternative transportation to doctor for follow-up on knee replacement surgery. The reset for the shift lock will not work at this time.

- Paris, AR, USA

problem #19

May 042011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
My 2007 Dodge Charger will not shift from park. I have read many complaints online and this should be a manufacture recall issue. This is costing me $380 to fix and should be a Dodge liability. The company is making money had over fist for a problem created by them.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #18

Mar 212011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shift selector had become stuck in park and could not be moved. In addition, the vehicle would stall sporadically without any warning. The vehicle was towed where the contact was awaiting diagnosis. The manufacturer was contacted who advised that the vehicle was not included in either recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift) or NHTSA campaign id number: 06V341000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 72,000. Updated 5/2/11 updated 05/16/11

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #17

Nov 042010


  • 62,000 miles
We went to the movies and when we came out the car would not come out of park. No matter what we did the gear shifter would not move. We had to get a ride home. We called the dealership and they said this is a common problem with Chargers and told us how to get into the gear shift mechanism so that we could get it out of park. This happens everytime it is put in park we have to take it apart. This needs to be recalled. We cannot afford to have this fixed on the car when it is considered a common problem. Dodge needs to make their customers happy, we will not be recommending this vehicle until a recall is made to correct this problem. We feel it is poor salesmanship to not disclose this at the beginning of the sale. We have been Dodge owners for the last 20 years but that is due to change without further help on this problem.

- Eureka, NC, USA

problem #16

Nov 012010

Charger 6-cyl

  • 56,787 miles
I drove my car to work and parked it. When I went out to my car to go to lunch it would not shift out of park. I had to remove the upholstery around the gear shift selector to get to the plastic piece that was causing the problem. I have to use a screw driver to move the broken piece so that I can shift the car, until I have time to make it to the dealer. I have done some research and found that this is a common problem with the Dodge Charger.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #15

Jul 102010


  • 36,000 miles
Shifter stuck in park. Car drove fine, parked it at night, the next morning the car would not move out of park. Researched the problem online, found a fix (to prevent calling a tow), and drove the Charger to the dealer. I expected this to be covered under a recall (#08V583000). But it was not, called Chrysler and they stated that my vehicle was not covered. How many times does this have to happen before the manufacturer will do something about it? admit to the problem, pay for the repair, and consumers would be satisfied. Very displeased with Chrysler/Dodge. Other problems manufacturer will not pay for, rotor/brake pads wearing prematurely/loud squeal, drivers window leaves starch marks on glass, ABS light on, engine sputters.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #14

Oct 162010


  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2007 Dodge Charger that will has gotten stuck in park numerous times. It has eventually come out after a few minutes of jiggling the gear shifter. After looking online I have read several complaints regarding this issue. I had my speakers recalled, I don't understand why this has not been recalled yet.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 222010

Charger 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
2007 Dodge Charger SE 3.5ho V6 transmission failure at 63,000 miles in slow traffic. Whining noise from converter. Rebuilt at a cost of $2,250+. torque converter clutch failed and sent debris throughout trans.// catastrophic engine failure at 74,000 miles 10 mos. Later. Con. Rod through the block at 70 mph. $2,900 cost with a salvage engine.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #12

Sep 302010


  • 75,000 miles
Driving my 2007 Dodge Charger. No warning lights, car stalled in busy intersection. Car towed. Shop states rod problem- engine blown-car was treated like a baby- oil changed ever 2500-3000 miles- dealer states no reason for this to happen to a 2007 with 74,000 miles- dealer also stated this has been a problem with the 2.7 ltr engine and Dodge is not taking care of the problem and blaming it on the owner of the car.....

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #11

Sep 202010


  • 27,000 miles
I drove my car to the end of my road to pick my kids up from the bus stop. Once I put the car in park to allow the kids to get in it would not shift out of park. I called a tow truck and when he arrived he removed the plastic console and showed me that by pressing a hot pink lever my car would engage. He was correct and I drove my car home. I contacted the dealership and they informed me that it would cost around $350 to have fixed since my warranty ran out less than one month ago. I do not feel that I should have to pay that after reading the numerous complaints listed on here. This is obviously shoddy manufacturing and should be recalled.

- Geneva, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 132010


  • 17,500 miles
Pink plastic tab in the shifter assembly on 2007 Dodge Charger rt (17,000 miles) broke, resulting in vehicle being unable to shift from park. There are thousands of complaints online about this problem. The tow truck driver even commented on the notorious "Charger stuck in park" problem when he called in our pickup. Chyrsler - Dodge has refused a recall on this issue, yet charges 400 dollars to fix it. They put the same type of part back in and many people have had it break over and over, just to pay again to have it fixed.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #9

Sep 102010


  • miles
I own a 2007 Dodge Charger. Biggest piece of junk ever in my drive way. I was excited when the challenger came out, my daughter would get the Charger and momma would get the new challenger. I can say, that wont be happening. In the three years I've had this car, I have had to spend several hundred dollars to have the transmission fixed from leaking fluid. A part I was told that was manufactured incorrectly, but no recall, I had to purchase the fix kit myself. Within 6 months from this happening, the instrument cluster went out. Loosing all electronics in the car. Again, no recall another $600+ out of my pocket. Now just this week the "pink thinky" has messed up. This left me stranded in any empty parking lot at work on a Friday afternoon and my husband an hour away. Thank goodness the mechanic shop I go to could tell me how to override and get me home. Of course I called the Dodge dealership first, but low and behold the service department could not help me. The answer, "I can send a tow truck. I do know there is an override but I'm not sure how it works." Really! three things right there a recall should be issued on! this car should not have the problems it does without someone taking responsibility for correcting it. Mitsibishi has Dodge beat by along shot! 00 galant, was traded in for the Charger with 260K miles on it, never spent 1 dime that was not for routine maintenance, and it still ran, drove and handled like it did the day I bought it. But I just had to have the new Dodge Charger, big mistake on my part! there will never be another Dodge anything in my driveway. I know Dodge does not care, I'm just one out of millions but they should! Dodge can go bankrupt totally, and never manufacture another thing and my work would keep right on revolving!

- Boyd, TX, USA

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