really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,152 miles

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2010 Dodge Charger drivetrain problems

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2010 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 122014


  • miles


Takata recall. Bad noise coming front under the front of the car when go over a small bump sounds like somethings going to break. Engine light tire pressure light and traction control like won't go off. Took it to multiple shops and I get a different story every time.. traction control like came on one day and I can't go over 60mph without the car shuddering violently and losing a little bit of power.

- Yeadon, PA, USA

problem #7

Sep 042015


  • 28,564 miles
I was driving normally about 20 mph and I made a sharp turn and the engine shut off the power steering shut down there was a chime and the oil light turned on. I put the car in park and was able to start it up again. I hear and read that is a constant problem among consumers.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 302012


  • miles
My car has been making a taping sound every since the day of purchase everybody that I no who have a Charger is doing the samething so how would everybody own a Charger is doing the samething and making the same sound it got to be a manufacturers defect because if it wasn't a manufacturers defect look like to me they would be having different problem instill the same problem for this to be happening to everybody who own a Charger

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 032015


  • 100,004 miles


This car has been a nightmare. The automatic transmission went out at 85,000 miles and had to be completely replaced, thank fully the warranty covered it. This month I was driving to work and the car just died. I called aaa and had it towed to a total of 3 mechanics including the local Dodge dealership. Final prognosis was my timing chain broke. Not from wear and tear or stretching, it just snapped. The snapping of the timing chain caused the valves to bend which lead to the entire motor being tore down and piston by piston and ultimately having the bottom end rebuilt/replaced/etc. The part that sucks is this is a recall for my motor, year, and vehicle however my VIN number wasnt listed as part of the recall. So I had to pay $4000 to have my car fixed by aaa mechanic because the Dodge dealer wanted $7000 to fix it.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 142014


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 75 mph, the speedometer revved up to 3000 rpms. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. In addition, the contact stated that after going over a bump, the rear end of the vehicle shifted to the left side without warning. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Needles, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 192012


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while stopped at a stop light, the vehicle stalled. The contact then noticed smoke coming from the vehicle so he exited. At that point, the contact noticed a fire coming from the rear. No one was injured. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The manufacturer was contacted and they stated the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Memphis , TN, USA

problem #2

Nov 212011


  • 39,700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a crash. While stopped at a light, the contact stated that the display on the instrument panel indicated that the vehicle was in park, but the vehicle was actually in drive. The vehicle then rolled backward and the contact lost control. The vehicle crashed into a pole as a result. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that he performed research and found out that the failure could have been a result of the column shifter linkage. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,700 and the current mileage was 39, 974.

- Fillmore, UT, USA

problem #1

Jan 312010


  • 13,950 miles
Power accelerator and brake pedal movement system has a toggle switch on the drivers side seat that is easily caught by a jacket or a coat. This causes the accelerator pedal to move towards you while driving and in turn causes the vehicle to accelerate faster because your foot is still on the accelerator. The toggle switch to move these pedals forward or back away from the driver needs to be relocated to the dash or inoperable when the vehicle is in the drive position.

- Akron, OH, USA

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