hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,600 miles

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2012 Dodge Charger suspension problems

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2012 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012013


  • 37,000 miles


My car is making a creaking noise on the driver's side front. When parked and opening the driver's door the same noise can be heard. When I purchased the car it started making the noise and I took it back to dealer so that it can be repaired. A couple of weeks later it started back. When I went online I found that my Charger was not the only one making this type of noise and that many people had struts, the suspension and other parts replaced only to have that same noise return. I took my car to a shop and had it looked at but they could not find anything. When making turns it do not make the noise but when driving the creaking noise can be heard clearly. Can someone find out what is making this creaking noise and tell me what needs to be done to repair it. I don't want to spend money yo replace parts hat do not need replacing and still have the noise. Thank you.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #4

Apr 212015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 38,500 miles
I have been driving my car on nearly a daily basis since I acquired it in October 2013. Over the course of the past 27K miles, I have had to replace my wheels ("rims") on 3 separate occasions during the spring months as a result of hairline fractures/cracks occurring on the inner wall of the wheel. The location of the crack to be more precise is where the bead of the tire would be seated during mounting. In each instance, the wheel in question was mounted on the front of the car (one driver side and two passenger side) and did not show any sign of deformation or bending. Dodge has been made aware of the cracks and has consistently denied claims stating that they were not a result of workmanship or from poor design. Given the stiffness of the suspension and weight of the motor over the front wheels as well as the consistency of the fracture (front of car and inside of wheel), I do not agree with their claims. I have done a brief search of the internet and have found an abundance of blogs and similar discussion boards where owners of srt8 Chargers of my model year have experienced the same problem. While my instances have been slow leaks from cracks, other drivers may experience blowouts from sudden expansion of the crack causing structural failure.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Apr 192015


  • 52,300 miles
Night time @ 8:30pm, I was traveling 20W/59S towards the foster exit. Before I came upon the black warrior river bridge, I hit an unexpected pothole in the left lane and it bend and cracked the front driver's side rim and threw off the front alignment of my vehicle.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 312014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 66,900 miles
I was going over a speed bump about 2 mph and when the passenger rear tire goes over the speed bump it makes a loud clunk noise like it bottoms out. My ABS, traction and air bag light_ stays on and will not go off. When I make a right turn the shifter area clicks mutiple times like a type writer.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 43,300 miles
I'm a police chief here in Alabama, my department has six Chargers and the front suspension has been replaced in every one of them, some two or three times since purchased also power steering pumps have been replaced in several. This is ridiculous...no recall!!!!!

- Eutaw, AL, USA

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