really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,217 miles

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2011 Dodge Charger seat belts / air bags problems

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2011 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Oct 242014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


I own a 2011 Dodge Charger and recently had to replace the alternator. The battery light suddenly appeared followed by the ABS and skid control lights. My vehicle shut down completely within a matter of minutes. I had no steering or brake capabilities. My repair cost to replace the alternator was $813.87. In addition to the alternator issue, my airbag light came on a week ago so I went online and discovered the airbag recall. Upon contacting Chrysler I was told my vehicle was not included in this recall although the Dodge dealership confirmed this to be the same issue /repair as stated in the recall (airbag wiring harness needs replacing).

- Mauldin , SC, USA

problem #12

Jun 132011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50 miles
Within one month of purchasing my vehicle the passenger air bag light stays on and after bringing the vehicle into the dealer 3 times it has still not been repaired. Then my emergency brake light and my ABS light randomly started coming on. I brought it into the dealer again and they said they had to order a part. They "think it is electrical" and would call me when the part came in. Two months later...no phone call from the dealer. My car would not start two times since the last visit to the dealership. I walked into the dealer to show them that this large light with an electrical sign and battery flashed on and my vehicle would not start just 15 minutes ago. The service manager went out to my vehicle and said my ABS is not working. I brought my vehicle in to the dealer this morning. Among the above issues there is now a headlight safety issue. It is not safe to drive me and my family. I want it fixed or replaced. I bought the vehicle with 50 miles on it and it has had nothing but major safety issues. I do not want to wait until someone dies with this vehicle on the road. Something needs to be done now!!!!

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #11

May 132014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 63,652 miles
Dodge dealer is refusing to repair a recall issued: PO8 / NHTSA / 14V-101. The dealers excuse is that Chrysler Corp. Is only allowing 2 shipments of recall repair parts per week. Chrysler Corp. Also did not notify me of recalls: 12V042000, 12V197000, 13V118000.

- Bonney Lake, WA, USA

problem #10

May 192014


  • 58,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact was involved in a head on crash and the air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. A police report was not filed. There were no injuries. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 172014


  • miles
Cpsc: I1440340A. 2011 Dodge Charger. Consumer stated she took her car in for recall work on the wiring harness for the air bag. The consumer expected to have other recalls performed. However, the dealer informed her, those recalls were restricted to police vehicles. The low beam headlights and ABS were not operational.

- Wimberley, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 212014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The airbag light in my Charger kept coming on and staying on. When I took it to the dealer they said the error code was coming from the seat airbag sensors and they would need to be replaced. Apparently my Charger was manufactured in January of 2011 and was not included in the recall for this exact same problem because the recall was only for those manufactured starting in April. The exact same part that was found to be defective in these other Chargers was the same as mine, but they would not repair it under the recall. After they fixed that the airbag light was still on and this time I was told that it was coming from the passenger airbag underneath the dash. Again the same problem with the airbag wiring and harness, and again it was not covered under any type of warranty.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #7

Nov 012013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


I was driving on the highway on my way to work.I stopped for a red light and a car came from behind and hit me.the car was travel around 60mph, and the accident caused my car to be totaled my air bags never came out causing pain all down my lower back and neck.

- Abbeville, SC, USA

problem #6

Feb 072013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure became a permanent occurrence over a period of time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who informed the contact that both the front driver and passenger's side air bag wiring harnesses would need to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 13V118000 (air bags) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #5

Mar 292013


  • 38,500 miles
Who: [xxx] where: [xxx] when: March 29 2013 approximately 12:48 pm was heading eastbound on tiny town road. What: Vehicle traveling West bound in a personally owned vehicle made a left hand turn into a private drive (500 ft East of heritage point drive) in the wendy's parking lot an 06 Chevy HHR. Cutoff traffic traveling eastbound apparently did not see me in the far right lane impacted with my vehicle 2011 Dodge Charger. Speed: Approximately 45-50 mph damage: Upon impact vehicle spun right hit the curb and landed within centimeters of a light pole driver (has pictures as proof). Results: Complete disabled vehicle major front end damage. Safety concerns: Driver was wearing a seatbelt however the airbag did not deploy upon impact. Health: Driver resulted in nerve damage and bulging discs in the right portion of the neck back injury has further diagnosis by medical staff and has to be seen by mental health facility. Recommendation: Second, third forth order affects could or possibly have been prevented if safety feature would have worked properly. Repair estimates: 9000.00+ why: Issue need to be addressed in legal matter either as soon as possible. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 032012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
Airbag warning light goes on and off, mostly staying on, happens at any speed and also when stopped.

- Scott, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 122012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 48,600 miles


I tried to make a quick stop and the vehicle would not stop. My anti-lock brake system did not work I crashed and the airbags did not deploy.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 122011


  • 14,000 miles
While operating my 2011 Dodge Charger with passengers, the airbag light would illuminate. The fault was traced to a wiring harness in the passengers seat. While the airbag light was illuminated the airbag system would not deploy. The person in the passenger seat was a adult female.

- Yorktown , VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 082011

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles
Airbag system failure. Indicator light, dealer tested and stated airbag module is defective, airbag system not working. Part would take 3 weeks to come in!

- Kenilworth, NJ, USA

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