definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,138 miles

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2012 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

May 142014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 36,480 miles


We were driving and the ABS and skid lights illuminated on the dash, all the function lights illuminated the steering column locked and the car just halted and stalled. Everything was dead, unable to start and the wipers were going. The wipers were never turned on but kept running despite the car being "dead" wipers in off position. Towed home and then to dealership (dealership has no off hour gate access) told (2) days later the battery was dead on a 2 yr old vehicle, then I received a second call stating the alternator was the culprit. The alternator needs replacement, and no one can explain the rhyme or reason why it needs to be replaced on a 2yr old vehicle. The vehicle also has automatic push start and will not work sometimes unless the remoteless key is pressed to start the vehicle on the start-button (instead of pressing with finger, use the remote less entry- I was told this resets the reading- having to do this once/twice a month).

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 202013


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the ABS and traction control lights illuminated and caused the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was towed because the brakes would not release. The dealer stated that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 39,418 miles
Head light harness melting, low beams not working, ABS/ESC lights on constantly and vehicle not stopping properly because of ABS/ESC issues, spoke with Dodge and were advised that our VIN# was not on the list to be repaired for known recalls resulting in these issues - see this link for related recalls www.motortrend.com/cars/2012/Dodge/Charger/recalls/.

- Dade City , FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 032012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 731 miles
Car malfunctioned twice at high rate of speeds within days of each other. Extremely dangerous driving conditions. Car currently being towed again but not fixed.received recall notice approximately 15 hours after car fixed first time, indicating the recall was a known problem because of timeframe. Not apparent from repair information that recall part was checked even though the same system was affected. -7/3 - 8:30pm driving at a high rate of speed on highway. Malfunction indicator and ESC malfunction indicators came on, along with alarms. Pulled off highway when safe. Car shook violently. Towed to dealership. -7/5 - ~4:00pm - car fixed. Indicated "ABS module dtcs C0037-62.C003A-62 and C121C-00. Found engine wrre harness connector C102 loose. Reinstalled connector C102. Cleared all codes. Performed extended road test. Verify okay." -7/6 ~12pm - received recall notice in mail. Safety recall M10/NHTSA 12V-197 ABS/ESC wiring. Recall calls out same parts as original malfunction that could cause crash without warning. -7/7 - 10:30am. Driving at a high rate of speed on highway. Same malfunction indicators came on with alarms. No place to pull off without causing a wreck. Slowed driving and put on hazards. Awaiting tow truck. Dealer alerted. I'm terrified of driving this car that has under 900 miles. Twice the incidents occurred in heavy highway traffic at high rates of speed.

- Belmont, CA, USA

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