definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,854 miles

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2008 Dodge Charger transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 082009


  • 26,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact noticed that the steering wheel was loose and seemed to wobble while turning. The contact stated that the vehicle fish-tailed and became uncontrollable. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to gain control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics but the technicians were unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times but to no avail. On the final attempt, the technicians diagnosed the failure as the power train torque converter needing to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 102010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Reached for drink, knocked gearshift (automatic) into neutral. Wheels locked up. Was going 70 mph on I-10 near baton rouge. Spun sideways, looking at white line, thru driver's window sideways down a busy highway, at night. Put back in neutral, car straightened out. Pulled to shoulder. Waited for heart to return to normal. Had seat cleaned the next day. Could have been killed, due to 'driver's loss of control'. no one would have ever known what caused the wreck. How many have died this way?

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 142009


  • 46,000 miles
Driving my 08 Charger SXT and its is shifting really hard from 1st to 2nd and acts like it wants to just stall out is this normal or no.

- Waianae, HI, USA

problem #2

Mar 112008

Charger 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
I bought my 08 Charger 3.5L V6 in Jan of 08. Only weeks after I noticed that it shifts hard on the very first shift of the day when it goes from 1st to 2nd. After that it shifts fine. I have had it to the shop 3 times. Twice they uploaded a new computer program. It didn't help. The last time they claim to have replaced all of the seals in the transmission. That didn't fix it either. I have just given up nut I am considering filing a lemon law claim. Figured with them being in the trouble they are it wouldn't really get me anywhere. Nice car overall, just poor power train!

- Pleasant Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 122008

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 271 miles
Transmission shift hard from 1st to second gear every morning. Loud enough to hear inside and outside of car. Dealer says there is no fix ofr this problem, and it could be on all the new 2008 V6 Chargers. They have failed to tell the public this information. And failed to fix my Charger. It has been in the shop twice in 3 weeks.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

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