pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
95,350 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. new fob fixes (1 reports)
  3. replace the total intergrated power module (1 reports)
2009 Dodge Charger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 162017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,000 miles


engine turns over but won't start when car is hot

I am beyond annoyed b/c this problem began in January. My brother got me this used car. I noticed after driving it for a while and making pit stops the car would not turn on when I turned the key. The battery was fine b/c the radio and lights worked and windows but the car would stay stuck in D and not turn on. After I would let the car sit and cool off for 15 -30 minutes it would crank and turn on and work perfectly. After this occurred 2 or 3 more times I took the car to Tires Plus for an inspection and oil change. Tires Plus couldn't reproduce the issue. They said if problem persisted to bring the car back. About 3 weeks the later the problem began again and occurred every single day for 3 days. At that point I knew the car needed service and took it back to Tires Plus. Tires plus again could not reproduce the issue and suggested I take the car to Dodge because they would be able to figure out. OKay...I believe on February 16, 2017 I took the car to Dodge. They kept it for a week and called me because they were never able to reproduce issue (but the day I dropped the car off at Dodge my car would not turn on in their lot...I literally heard it do the dddddddddd and was happy because now they would be able to witness what happens and figure it out). They suggested xyz repairs that cost about $900 but did not guarantee my car would work unless I did ALL THE REPAIRS they suggested which cost $2400. As a single mom I need my car and could not afford these repairs. I asked the rep on the phone if he believed it was worth getting all these repairs or just getting a new car. He said "my car was a good car and if it was him he would do the repairs." I believed him and approved the repairs. I also asked if these repairs would FIX MY CAR STARTING PROBLEM and he assured it would. Okay, I pick my car up on Friday, February 24. Pay for the repairs and that same day the car did not start at the end of day after I ran all my errands and made my usual pit stops and worked all day. I was so upset. I called Dodge. Spoke to 2 managers and had to wait for car too cool off so I could drop it off at the dealer. They kept my car for the weekend and again could not reproduce the issue. As a gesture they changed the crank sensor on my car. I picked my car up that Monday night. Drove it all day Tuesday and felt the shaky symptoms of the car end of day when I went to pick up my son so I left the engine running when I picked my son up and did not turn car off. I just could not deal with car issues at that moment. Next day Wednesday the car does not turn on after a typical day of working and running errands. I notice this issue happens after driving a couple times throughout the day. I communicated that to Dodge numerous times.

At this moment I am out $2300 and my car does not turn on after a typical day of use. The issue hasn't been corrected. I have spoken to Dodge, their customer service department as well (which is not great) and NO ONE CAN HELP. The service manager at Dodge literally told me on 3/21/17 the she "can't help me and does not know what to tell me". That is UNACCEPTABLE. This has been the worst car experience to date. This is their car and they can not figure it out and I am the one suffering while they pocketed my money.

This is the video I sent one of the managers after they so called repaired my car. https://youtu.be/Aq_Yr2u95h8

- Edmalia C., Miami, FL, US

problem #4

May 082016

Charger 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,579 miles

Been trying for weeks to fix. Tried changing the number 9 fuse....didn't work. Checked error codes. Said low voltage so I changed the battery.....didn't work Now no error codes show up( probably cause I put in a new battery) engine light still on and the car still won't start. Won't even turn. Everything else works...I can hear the fuel pump when you turn on the key but no start...still frustrated. Next step is change the starter. Hope that works...urgh!

- Dayna S., Haleiwa, HI, USA

problem #3

Sep 232014

Charger LS 2.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

Many other Dodge & Chrysler vehicles of other years have this part recalled, but not enough complaints for the 2009 Dodge Charger @ this # 1-800-423-6343. For it to be a recall. It is a $750 part that is only a Dealership part. So if you have a 2009 Dodge Charger call to complain so this part can be recalled.

- Juanita G., Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 252014

Charger SXT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

When I bought the Charger all I got was one key FOB and no key. After a few years it would no longer start right away, it would start taking longer and longer to start. First time I got a new key FOB off eBay and had it programmed it worked great, for maybe a year. Now, both key FOBS mysteriously stopped working at the same time, I doubt that. NO, I'm sure it's computer just needs to be rebooted or flashed again when they enter the key fob codes so that's what I'll have to do is take it to the dealer again, for $57. I wish my girlfriend wouldn't have lost the first key otherwise I would know if the work around is just using the key all the time.

- hfish1212, Oceanside, CA - California, USA

problem #1

Dec 182012

Charger SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

2009 Dodge Charger SXT - About 2 months ago, I started having problems with my car not starting - only after it had ran for awhile and the engine was still warm. I turn the key fob and it will start, although sluggishly, then stalls. I've noticed a small round blinking red light below my trip odometer in my dash following the 1st stall. So I try to start it again, only it just cranks continuously without firing. I also have to manually turn the key back from the start position to get it to stop. So far, it has always started on the 3rd try, but it is also happening much more often. I took it to the dodge dealership to have it looked at and was told the technicians couldn't find any recorded codes or messages to show the problem, nor could they get the problem to occur for them. I was told my key fob had failed and a new key had to be purchased for $215.00. The very next day, it happened again!! What is wrong with my charger? It has 64,000 miles on it but it isn't abused. Any help would be great as I drive 100 miles round trip to work everyday.

- jkaminski, Oregon, OH, USA

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