pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
78,450 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2012 Dodge Charger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 282019

Charger SXT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 186,410 miles


I own a 2012 Dodge Charger SXT. As much as I love this damn car, I also get very frustrated with her too! She's had one problem after another and still counting..... But this particular problem scared the living hell outta me....so I have this p/t side hustle to earn a lil extra pocket money Door Dashing. I go out, pick up food, and deliver it to people who call in orders.... Because hey..... Why not sit at home and have your McDonald's delivered to your front door that was only a few feet away from where you live, right?! I'm getting paid and living the American dream! So while I'm sitting in a somewhat empty parking lot waiting for my next call, my car does the most unthinkable, inconceivable, and unimaginable not to mention unusual sh*t I've ever seen! I'm on my phone playing a few games while waiting for another food run and my car goes ape sh*t banana's! First it did some crazy freak light show! I froze! Then after a few seconds my damn wiper blades went up and down and up and down.... Mind you, it's summer, my windows are hot and dry so at the same time it's making this horrible loud freakishly dry rubber on glass noise and moving at a very slow freaky pace! I tried to shut it off by turning the wiper blade control on/off, I even tried turning my car off and back on, and I tried opening my door thinking it would shut off the electrical power to the vehicle and not one damn thing worked. My radio then started to play and that was it! I jumped out of my poltergeist possessed car and realized I was standing in a dark parking lot by myself....and "Christine!" I had never been so damn scared in my life. All I thought was, "Sh*t! I'm not safe in this car and I'm sure as hell not safe standing outside!" So I did what anybody would've done.....I jumped back in...!! I grabbed my phone and called my dad! But I couldn't tell him what my car was doing because he would've died laughing and hung up thinking I was calling to prank him! So I had to come up with something more believable.....I told him, "Hey Dad you're never gonna believe this.....I think I just won a million dollars on my scratch ticket! You should come and check it out! We can split it 50/50 but you gotta hurry because I'm waiting on my next delivery call and I really wanna show you!!" That to my dad is more believable than my car being possessed!! He finally showed up within 5 minutes which seemed like an eternity..... Long story still kinda long, my car stopped what it was doing before my dad arrived but now she wouldn't start back up so my dad gave me a jump and left me with a message about the boy who cried wolf! What the....?! I was scared, it was night time, my car is Christine!! What was I supposed to say??!! I didn't want him to admit me.....!! So I shamefully agreed and promised not to lie about having won a million dollars! He also gave me the number to roadside assistance next time I needed a jump! I still don't know what's wrong with my car..... Please help! ~A very scared driver

- Nadine P., Colorado Springs, US

problem #3

Feb 052017

Charger R/T V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

On February 5th at 10:45 am we were driving down a busy Las Vegas street when we had an immediate shut down of all power. Dash lights went off and on, wipers went on then shut off, and the vehicle died right in the middle of heavy traffic. The vehicle had no power, no power to do anything, acted completely dead as if the battery had been removed. To have the vehicle lose complete power and to lose the ability to steer the vehicle created an extreme hazard to both my family and to other drivers on the road. We have done research on the internet and have found that many other have had this issue! It appears that Chrysler has identified a problem and has issued a recall for the alternator for the 3.1 liter engine in the Charger, but for the 5.7 Charger they have not addressed the issue. This is unacceptable! The vehicle did not have any prior warning of low voltage or battery problems! The vehicle was running fine and then stops in a hazardous area! This is obviously a problem that Chrysler has already identified and there are many other complaints online regarding the 5.7 liter, that we know this is not an isolated incident. For Chrysler to refuse to provide a recall for this hazard is irresponsible and negligent! I would expect Chrysler to care about the welfare of their customers and that this recall and factory repair be immediately implemented. Chrysler needs to pay for this fix instead of passing on the cost of faulty parts to their consumers. More importantly, they need to issue a recall before someone is killed due to this hazardous situation. Let's hope that's not what it takes for Chrysler to step up and do the right thing. This is a real safety issue!

- Jeff L., Las Vegas, NV, US

problem #2

Mar 012015

Charger V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

Light comes off and on, while driving inside the car on the dash and radio.

- Nicole L., Auburn, WA, US

problem #1

Oct 182014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,224 miles

I have had this 2012 Dodge Charger for 2 yrs, in the last 2 months it keeps blowing fuses. My dash shuts down, no radio, heat will not turn off, keeps converting back to miles from km and cannot open window. I replace the fuse and it works again for a week. I called the dealership (Dale Wurfel) and they said there is not a recall for the alternator and that I can bring it in and they will take a look at it, my expense of course.

I went online and found out there is a recall to start in Nov. However I do not think we should have to wait till then if having the problem now. What if the car catches fire, or I get in an accident due to the components shutting down??? Then what? Very frustrated.

- Cheri A., Strathroy, ON, canada

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