definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,330 miles

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2008 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 192011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles


My 2008 Dodge Charger has had multiple electrical issues. Two months ago the passenger window wouldn't roll down then it worked again a few days later, approx 2 weeks ago I was turning a corner and the car just shut off. It restarted without problems. Today, the stereo system wont come on and my warranty went out 9 days ago.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #4

May 292011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 75,601 miles
Im submitting this statement for everyone that has had the unfortunate pleasure of owning a Dodge vehicle. About a month and a half ago I was driving on the freeway and my 2008 Dodge Charger just died on me. I had it towed to the dealership and they told me that I needed a new engine as a result of oil sludge buildup. I submitted all my maintenance records showing that I was getting my maintenance done and they came back denying my warranty claim. I feel like Chrysler is just a big rip-off with their warranties cause its funny the service lady told me that it was no oil showing on the dipstick and I had my mechanic to look at my car a day before I had it towed to the dealership and it was 3qts in there so something sounds fishy to me. I've been researching this issue and im not alone and they really need to check into this problem but its very convenient for them to deny having to replace their defective engines. I have 2 Dodge Chargers and will be getting rid of both asap.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 162011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
During low speed turns to the left or right (less than 30 mph) decelerating no brakes, the car will stall. This has occurred three times with different drivers. Dealerships can find no defects.

- Lowndesboro, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 142010


  • 57,550 miles
I have a 2008 Dodge Charger, the check engine light came on and I was wondering why. I took the car into autozone to get the scan via obdii, the scan came up with code P1004 which is a dealer code. I immediately researched the code and found that it was due to my "short runner valve" and my intake manifold. This issue is a widespread epidemic among Chrysler cars; sebring, Charger, 300...mostly 3.5 engines. The dealership (darcars Dodge new carrollton md) told me that it was not a recall even though they know it is out of hand and also that the federal emissions warranty does not cover this although it seems to be linked to emissions. This is very confusing to me and also baffling. Chrysler told me that I would be contacted the next day after they called to confirm information on Friday Oct.15. I never received that call. I do not feel like the company really cares about it's consumers only how many cars they can shoot off the lot. Even with further research it is a known fact to the company that they rushed production on the 3.5L motors, but why" are we not consumers? I have two of Chrysler's vehicles in my driveway; 2007 Chrysler 300 as well as 2008 Dodge Charger, do I not deserve better" this really sickens me and the rest of the community on the forums I frequent!!!! we as consumers do not ask you guys for much, but if we take the opportunity to buy your products have the decency to make sure our families are safe.... sincerely, disappointed consumer.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 282009


  • 39,500 miles
Everyday while driving my 2008 Dodge Charger at any rate of speed, with my foot on the accelerator pedal and attempting to go faster or if I am keeping the vehicle at a steady speed, the vehicle feels as if it wants to hesitate or stall out. The vehicle also has a hard shift when shifting into drive, reverse, neutral or park and it feels as if the engine will drop out of the bottom of the vehicle onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to a Dodge dealer, driven and they stated that the hard shift was normal. The vehicle will be taken in for the hesitation this weekend.

- Forestville, MD, USA

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