really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,837 miles

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2015 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2015 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #17

Jan 132020


  • 53,000 miles


I was driving using my paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel and I pressed the + shifter to upshift, but instead of going up to third gear the vehicle downshifted to first. Upon searching the internet for a fix for this issue, I have discovered that it is very common among other Chrysler vehicles, dating back to at least 2015 and still present in current 2019 vehicles, yet Chrysler has not issued a solution. This is obviously a very significant issue as this could cause damage to the cars engine, and could even cause accidents or speeding tickets as the car could accelerate suddenly when the driver is expecting to upshift. I have noticed this issue several times, it was certainly not a one-off and it is definitely not limited to my vehicle, as it is circulating around the internet as a common Chrysler problem. I have also experienced it in Chargers and challengers I have driven (I am a valet driver) there are several videos up on the internet documenting the issue.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #16

Nov 012019


  • 108,000 miles
Water leaking on driver foot. Noticed water leaking from above foot well. So now the driver side floorboard is wet. Also noticed under the rear seat drivers side is also soaked. So now bottom of drivers side rear seat is wet. No idea how water is coming inside. No luck searching on internet for answers. Other people having problem but no answers on how to fix. Very frustrating.

- Hebron, KY, USA

problem #15

Nov 272019


  • 56,070 miles
Fuse 26 in secondary pdc in truck for power to tcm (transmission) module blown. Vehicle would not shut off completely due to shifter physically in park, but software indicating still in drive. Could not open truck with either fob button or truck button on dash to check fuses or disconnect battery. No exterior key hole to open trunk manually. This is a safety issue if car catches fire.

- Milton, VT, USA

problem #14

Oct 292019


  • 37,000 miles


This is the second year I've owned my 2015 Charger. I noticed the first year after buying the car in the summer that the heat only blew out the passenger side. When I took the car to the dealership to get it looked at I was told it would cost $650 to replace the door actuator. Approx 2 days later while I was waiting on the part I tried the heat and it came on. Needless to say, I cancelled the repair. Now, here as the cold has come upon us again, once again, no heat on drivers side. I have read several issues regarding Dodge Chargers of the same year experiencing the same problems. This issue is something that needs to be inspected by the maker to identify the issue. Being that when it's cold out the defroster isn't capable of keeping the windshield clear therefore could cause visability issues while driving.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #13

Jun 012019


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Charger. While driving over a bump in the road, both turn signals erroneously activated. Also, when the turn signals were activated and the steering wheel was turned back to the straight position, the turn signals would remain activated and failed to turn off. Furthermore, the high beam headlights no longer operated. The failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The local dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was informed of the failures. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #12

May 222019


  • 34,016 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the instrument panel was faulty and the gauges were inoperable. The contact also stated that she lost control of the vehicle and felt that the speed could not be controlled. The vehicle felt as if it would run off of the road. In addition, the check engine, traction control, and ABS indicators illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 34,016.

- Lufkin, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 252019


  • 52,200 miles


Attempted to start car and nothing happened when start was pushed. Lights and radio worked. Message on panel said press on brake and push start but still nothing happened. The lights on the gear shift began flashing red, the wipers began operation even though they were off. The key fobs would no longer work. I had to have the vehicle towed to a dealer, which stranded me 4 hours from home in 0 degree weather. The dealer could not get to it for 3 days and when they did- it started with no problem and no code errors came up. The dealership actually told me that they think it was due to the extreme cold temperatures. I guess Dodge can only be driven in a warm climate. Now it did it again last night. At least I was only 30 mins from home. I went back this morning and it started right up again but the engine light is on. This time it was 65 degrees. Something is terribly wrong with this vehicle. It seems from searching the internet that a lot of Chargers have this issue but there is no recall on my car to have it repaired.

- Carterville, IL, USA

problem #10

Mar 042019


  • 47,000 miles
The driver side lights doesn't stay on. The bulb and fuse was replaced. This is a known issue with Chrysler as to they settled a class action suite with Jeep in 2015. The tipm is bad on the Charger.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Nov 032018


  • 90,000 miles
The car just lost power all of a sudden. The vehicle is up to date on maintenance. The mechanix explained that everything mechanically is great, the battery, engine, alternator, etc. There is a malfunctioned module within the car's computer. The car was stationary when I discovered it had no power.

- East Spencer, NC, USA

problem #8

Sep 062018


  • 50,000 miles
While inside the vehicle, occupants smell a very strong odor of gasoline. Checked fuel pumps under back seat and there was a puddle of fuel on top of the driver side fuel pump. Upon further inspection found the fuel to be coming out of the electrical connector for the driver side fuel pump. All seals were still good. The connectors were burnt out and the plastic was melted. This has happened on several vehicles in our fleet. (approx 20). The smell is consistent once the connector is melted.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 122018


  • 72,000 miles


Driving normal condition, when the gas starting counting down every second starting at 60 miles and then the engine shut off. Able to put gas in and starting driving again and same incident happened.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #6

May 272018


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 35 mph, a "park the vehicle" message suddenly displayed. After parking and turning the engine off, smoke was seen coming from the rear trunk. Upon inspection, it was discovered that a wire leading to the fuse box was in flames. The contact was able to extinguish the flames, but the vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and local dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012017


  • miles
Takata recall. The seatbelt, once buckled, will not unfasten unless you repeatedly yank at the belt itself. There was repeated clicking in the engine and I could not exceed over 45mph. When the heat is turned on in the car the cool A/C blows on the drivers side of the car and when I tried to adjust the temperature on driver side of car I am unable to do that.

- Fort Bragg, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 172017


  • 54,000 miles
When my car is in park and engine is off my dashboard lights, shifter light & blower for ac/ heat stay on. Therefore draining the battery

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 212016

Charger 6-cyl

  • 35,928 miles
I was driving my vehicle around 65-70 mph on the freeway when I went to step on my break pedal the vehicle did not slow down when I went to change lanes due to this my gs pedal would not go faster after either. A indicator light appeared in my cluster but I was unable to read it due to my panic of loosing my breaks and gas pedal. Late that night I took it to huntington beach Dodge and Jeep service and service advisor bob said that there was a system code that indicated loss signal to breaks and gas pedals. The repair order indicated that the break and gas pedal was not calibrated properly causing the issue. This is great concern to being that it is a safety matter that can cause a accident or that can result in great bodily injury or death. I had tow friends in the car with me at the time too.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062016


  • 17,000 miles
Upon arriving home after an 800 mile trip, (in the evening around 10:30 pm) when shifting into reverse to back into driveway, I experienced a complete ECU controller failure and everything went black. And engine died. After a few seconds it appears the computer rebooted itself and the dash came back up and the car restarted. It appears there is a real-time program bug in the car and the firmware needs to be investigated. Had this happened on the road, it would have cause a serious crash. I was then able to back into the driveway. No error code was posted! I believe that the realtime software is experiencing frame overruns and we know that causes runaway conditions like in the Toyota Camry. I believe the NHTSA should review every car firmware before release to insure spare time requirements are met and runaway conditions can not exist. (yes, I used to develop real time software for control systems)

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 132015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 23 miles
There is rust on the steering knuckle near the U ball joint near the front suspension coils next to the front tires. Also the navigation and uconnect are messing up.

- Adelanto, CA, USA

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