pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
99,350 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair ignition (4 reports)
  2. not sure (3 reports)
  3. replaced starter (3 reports)
  4. new, reprogrammed fob (1 reports)
  5. replace TIPM (1 reports)
2008 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 022019

Charger 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles


I just purchased the car for my son's graduation on Saturday. Drove it home. The very next day when he goes to start it, the car has no power to anything. Can't figure out what the problem is.

- Tobias L., Camden Wyoming, US

problem #11

Dec 012018

Charger 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

A real pain in the butt. I have tried multiple times to contact dealer and receive no response.

- David W., Martinsville, VA, US

problem #10

Aug 272014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,917 miles

My Charger, when trying to start it began to act up, clicking... hard to start then it just eventually stopping turning over completely. So we had it towed to our local auto mechanic. He then explained to us that was the WIN (wireless ignition node) module needed to be replaced. The car was no longer under warranty and we paid out of pocket 759.49. Later we received a notice of a recall! The same part that we just replaced was faulty. The dealership did not have the part in yet and our car, since we replaced the WIN was running however, when we would starting it the ignition would stick and make strange noises. So, the part that it was replaced with was still not the corrected version. We finally had the WIN replaced again by the dealership at no cost but now Dodge will not reimburse us our $759.49 because they said it was a no start problem! Very frustrating and extremely dishonest way to do business! Had they sent out the recall notice earlier when my vehicle was exhibiting the same symptoms as described in the recall letter then it would be covered? Crazy! They are trying to say that the vehicle should have still worked and the ignition would just stick and at no point would it just stop working! I do not believe this to be true, I think they are just trying to get out of reimbursing me!

- gswies, Kyle, TX, US

problem #9

Jun 152014

Charger SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


This ignition switch started after the warranty run out. Had to pay out of pocket and I barely broke the car in yet. It started right after the 36,000 mile warranty which had expired.

- Linda M., Dundalk, MD, US

problem #8

Nov 142014

Charger SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Car would not start got ignition switch replace then had to replace the starter on the car. I am very frustrated and then found out that it was a recall for ignition switch which I later got refunded back and also for replacing the keys for the car.

- Linda M., Dundalk, MD, US

problem #7

Feb 052016

Charger SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Took car in for service and while car was being service the dealer told me that they repaired 2 of the 4 recalls. They changed the ignition switch again and done other repairs and also replacing the air bags which was a recall as well. Soon as they put the new ignition switch in again the car stopped running a week later. Could not afford to put it in the shop at the dealer I took to a side mechanic. My car has not been running ever since February. I am so frustrated with the car would not crank up in the cold weather and when I tried starting it would keep turning then as it got colder the car will not start at all. I needed my car and having children it was so irritating. I changed the battery again even though the dealer just replace battery, starter, ignition switch and etc. Now I'm told fuel pump and TIMP module. I really think it is faulty defect on dealers end. My car still not running and I am towing car from shop to shop. Have to pick it up form dealer tomorrow by a tow. I'm so frustrated makes me never want to purchase a Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, etc ever again. Only because of the bad experiences I had thus far starting at 36,000 to now 100,000. I didn't get my money worth and didn't enjoy the car either. Dodge you should give me and my family a new vehicle on the house.

- Linda M., Dundalk, MD, US

problem #6

Jun 222016

Charger SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Car been at dealer for 2 weeks get a call ignition switch and keys replaced for third time and guess what car still wont start. has to get it towed for the 4th time. I'm so disappointed. Lord have Mercy...

- Linda M., Dundalk, MD, US

problem #5

Apr 012015

Charger G 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

delay in starting. key fob turns on starts in 5 seconds

Received initial recall notice Nov 2014. 2nd recall notice to have repaired April 1, 2015. No Dodge Dealer has parts yet Sept 11, 2015.. Parts suppose to be testing June, 2015. One service department says ordering error with wrong part number a problem. Rental car used for vacation this year. Starting problem intermittent. Most Dodge/Chrysler dealers seem to not even be aware of problem. No help or suggestions. Where is F/C communications/customer service execs?? Of course there are only 291,000 recalls on this and many more on air bags, ect., which I don't care about.

- r.feightaz, Chandler, AZ, US

problem #4

Aug 262013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

my car is inoperable and has been sitting in my drive way for the past three weeks. because of temporary supply constraint imposed by MOPHAR because their parts are SH*T! my car wont say SH*T because it needs a WIN module and this is the second one i"ve purchased...the memory is being deleted and wont recongnize the key which wont allow the vehicle to start...piece of SH*T!!!! i will never buy another CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM AGAIN...

- delois, Indianola, MS, US

problem #3

May 212013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,368 miles

This incident occurred at the end of May. The car would not start once again and I am about to blow my damn top now!! I thought the issue was resolved, but no it was not. The car is only 5 years old and should not be having major issues like this!! Very annoying!! I had the car towed again to the same dealership and was told by them the TIPM needed to be replaced, I declined and had it towed to another dealership. I was thinking they gotta be joking they just want my money, that I don't have. The other dealership looked at the car ordered a receiver, that took a whole month to come in because it was on back order. During that time I also lost my job and the company I worked for is denying me my unemployment!! The tech installed it the car would start but not stay crunk. So there was no getting around ordering the TIPM. They ordered the part and replaced it and now they are asking me to pay $688 to get my car back!!! I can't pay this I feel I shouldn't have to that this issue a serious issue Dodge needs to make right. They need to recall and fix at no charge. I called about the warranty and was told that it just ran out, how conveinent!!

- Sherica K., Taylors, SC, US

problem #2

Mar 042013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,386 miles

This occurred a week later after my first incident and I am very ticked off now!! I was trying to leave to go to work and the car would not start once again!! I didn't make it to work that day and had to have the car towed to the dealership once again. This time I was told that the starter in it was bad and it needed to be replaced. I did let them replace the start.

- Sherica K., Taylors, SC, US

problem #1

Feb 272013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,300 miles

My kids and I were about to leave the house early one morning. I put the key fob in and turned but nothing happened. I tried several time because before this day it would take a few tries before the car would actually start. I went down to the dealership and explained to them what was happening and the noise the car was making, it sounded like a tape deck loading a tape. The guy told me what he thought the issue was. I purchased a new key fob and had my car towed to them the next day. They reprogrammed the car to the new key fob.

- Sherica K., Taylors, SC, US

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