hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,881 miles

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2008 Dodge Charger suspension problems

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 212016


  • 158,093 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact noticed smoke coming from the driver side headlamp. The contact opened the headlamp and noticed flames. The contact extinguished the fire. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front bumper, bumper cover, support bracket, passenger side headlamp assembly, upper tie bar, panel, and wiring harness needed to be replaced. In addition, the front driver side area by the headlamp needed to be painted. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 158,093.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

May 192009


  • 300 miles
Eletrical failure 2010 - 2015, steering resistance 2013-2015, wires burning left signal back light gone. Front signals left/right malfunction, trunk unable to open with program key 2012 -2015. Wepplease save my family and consumers of us.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #7

Feb 132015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the wheels caused the vehicle to vibrate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front axle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000. MA 10/8 updated 3/22/2016

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102010


  • 26,036 miles


Purchased 2008 rear wheel drive V6 Dodge Charger 11/8/2008. 1st time I had issues w/ worn out front end suspension parts was in 7/14/2010. I had to have the outer tie rods replaced on my car which only had 26,036 miles on it, luckily, this was covered under warranty. Since 7/2010, I have had to have multiple various front end suspension and steering components replaced, not covered under warranty./1/11 sway bar links & outer tie rods/2/12 outer tie rod end/control arm and ball joint/1/12 outer tie rod/27/13 sway bar links/10/14 control arm/stabilizer bar bushing. I've had to have my tires replaced 3 times due to excessive/uneven wear caused by reoccurring, expensive suspension issues. I am not a hot rod driver, nor do I live on a long bumpy dirt road and feel my complaint should be looked into for a possible recall and force Dodge to correct this issue. I can not afford $400 to $600S and tires $800 every or every other year. This is ridiculous.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 152012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, she noticed an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the front passenger's side tensioner strut would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but later, the front driver's side tensioner strut experienced the same failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Webbers Falls, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 012011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The tie rod ends in this car have been replaced twice and now im going in for a third time. My mechanic explained to me that these cars are known for their tie rod ends breaking. I feel it should be looked into..I have been to online forums for this vehicle and its mentioned a lot on there too. If a part is defective the manufacturer should be recalling these vehicles.

- Bay Shore , NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 272011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles


Outer tie rod ends needed to be replaced at 76,000 miles. According to the mechanic, tie rod ends should last to at least 150,000 miles. Upon further research, this seems to be a common problem for Dodge Chargers before 100,000 miles.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Aug 062009


  • 19,000 miles
I bought a 2008 Dodge Charger daytona from chapman Dodge in las vegas, nv. They sold me the vehicle brand new with 22" tires. The tire are hitting the fenders and cutting into the tires. I contacted Chrysler corporation and they said in an email that Chrysler corporation does not recommend this size tire on this car because it would be a safety hazard. I had five family members in the vehicle a couple weeks ago and noticed a noise coming from the front of the vehicle and when I stopped to investigate the lip of the fender was all bent and there were cuts in the tire. If I had been on the highway driving the speed limit of 70 mph and this happened, the results could of been tragic.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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