Alternator/generator/regulator Problems of Dodge Charger - part 1

Dodge Charger owners have reported 451 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Charger based on all problems reported for the Charger.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2018

The diodes in my alternator have gone bad and drained the battery. There are recalls for this on other the other sized engine and seems to be all previous years, but mine was skipped and now it has happened to mine.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2008 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 03/21/2018

The engine shut completely off during driving. I lost power steering and automatic braking. I tried to restart but it would not turn over. The battery and the alternator were not dead. I had it towed to a shop and they said the engine control module was dead. It almost caused me to have an accident. I then had to have it towed to a dealer for repair.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 03/14/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system) in November of 2017. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that a temporary remedy would be provided because parts were not available to complete the recall. The recall repair was previously performed one month ago and a different alternator was installed in the vehicle. While driving 45 mph, smoke appeared from the engine compartment and the vehicle stalled. Also, the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to griffis motors, inc. In philadelphia, ms 39350, (601) 365-2228, where the contact was informed that the alternator and the battery needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 03/04/2018

When I turned the front passenger side heated seat on I was getting a strong electrical burning smell. Never happened before but car recently had the recalled alternator replaced.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 01/18/2018

As I exited the freeway my vehicle began to shut down and lose power. I was able to sputter at 10 mph for about a quarter mile to a parking lot. The vehicles electronics were shutting down the whole time and weird electrical activation's started occurring or freezing on their own such as lights, senors, wipers, radio etc. I could also smell a burnt odor emitting from the air vents. When I parked the vehicle it did not start and had smoke coming from the engine. I checked the engine and saw some smoke coming from the alternator and smelled burnt. I took the vehicle to the dealer on 01-22-18 and they diagnosed it as the alternator failing due to the recall but there was no fix yet from Chrysler. They stated the quick fix is replacing the alternator but the vehicle would have to come back until they discover what needs to be fixed on the recall. Today is 01-24-18 and my vehicle is not repaired because the dealer is waiting approval from Chrysler to install a new alternator since there is no exact fix for the recall yet. They told me it may be an electrical computer problem, wiring problem or alternator problem. They told me they may install a new alternator today (01-24-18) and they had to order it. I have been with no vehicle since 01-18-18 due to the dealer and Chrysler not problem solving their mistake. I'm glad I didn't crash or was in the fast lane of the freeway when I lost power but my son was scared because he didn't know what was going on. I cant imagine the consequences if things had not gone the way they did. Someone could seriously get injured at the expense of Chrysler failing to find a fix. Would this fall under the lemon law?.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost all power and the contact was unable to get the vehicle to restart. The "battery saver mode" indicator illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to dick poe Dodge (1363 airway blvd in el paso, TX) where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 12/24/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to crank on several occasions and the battery was drained. The battery and check engine indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an auto center where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and confirmed that there were no recalls associated with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 164,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 12/18/2017

My cars display keeps flashing off and on while driving and at a stop sign or signal light the dash flickers and automatically puts the car to park. The only time that�s nothing happens is when the car is revved. This model has had issues before and that was based on the alternator issue which seem like to be the same problem again. Please fix this issue.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 12/10/2017

~tl the contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. Upon exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed black smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment. The failure occurred without warning. Courtesy Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram tampa (9207 e adamo dr, tampa, FL) replaced the alternator. The technician informed the contact that it was not the remedy for NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system), but was an intermittent repair. The failure recurred. The contact communicated with the dealer again and was informed that the VIN was removed from the recall. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 65,208.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 12/05/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stopped operating without warning. All of the warning indicators illuminated in the vehicle when the failure occurred, and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was towed to landers mclarty Dodge Chrysler Jeep ram (533 university dr NW, huntsville, al 35806 (256) 830-6450) where it was diagnosed that the battery was dead due to alternator failure. There was an open recall for the alternator, NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the dealer confirmed that the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 35,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 11
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

I noticed that my lights were dimming as I am driving regularly so. While wating on the new alternator to come in so that I can be get this problem fixed since April 2017. The alternator drained my battery. Dodge would not replace the battery so I went and purchased on a few days later while the Charger sat for 3 days with no power. Once I put the new battery in the everything came back on so I took the car out for a drive and in just under 5 min smoke was coming from my hood. Pulled over to an auto parts store to get some help and the alternator starts sparking and once I was able to pull the battery out for it to stop pulling power the people at the parts store told me that this car is unsafe to drive and I agree. I sent it back to the dealership and I have it back now but I�m afraid to drive this thing with my girl and our kids can you help. I just got out of the military and I�m driving a car that I feel is unsafe with 6 recalls two of them being the alternator.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 12
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

As I was driving down the road today, the red battery light came on and I could hear a whining noise. I drove to repair shop about 3 miles away to get the battery checked. I and the personel noticed black smoke coming from the hood of my car. It was on fire. I was notified that there was an alternator factory defect recall. This was 6 months ago when I contacted my dealer ship musson patout in new iberia, la. I call every two weeks to see if you have sent the part to fix my car and there are no parts. I had to replace the battery today because the burnt alternator damaged cells in the battery. Th wrecker picked up my car and brought it to be repaired. At this time, I do not know how much damage was done to my car because of a manufacturer's defective part. The recall # is p60. My nerves are very bad now when I think how I or someone may have been hurt or died by this incident.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 13
Failure Date: 11/27/2017

The alternator may experience diode thermal fatigue failure due to cyclical loads induced by electro-hydraulic power steering.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 14
Failure Date: 11/21/2017

Driving home and battery light came on and immediately following the car killed on me mid-rush hour on a very busy street between 3:00pm to 6:00pm out of no where. I had help to get it off the main road and asked for a jump start the car started up and ten minutes into the battery light came on again and the car killed. Called a tow man due to the risk level of not knowing when the car will kill again and most importantly where if I did the jump started again. Replaced the alternator/battery but issue remains with battery light coming on and shortly after car kills. A slight difference is the replaced battery allowed car to remain driven longer before it kills. Battery light comes on two to four minutes later car kills. (replaced battery) battery light comes on fifteen/twenty minutes later car kill.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 15
Failure Date: 11/15/2017

I'm still having, (battery saver mode light coming on). And now I'm worried about the ("takata recall"). I've taken my Dodge Charger back to Dodge dealership for service today, 11/16/17, as the (abs) & (traction control) lights both were on. And as I was driving my car to the dealership I tried to set my cruise control at 75 mph as I was on I-77 south, but I couldn't get it to set at any speed. Today 11/17/2017 my repair bill is $350. 00 dollars + a car payment and hopefully I can get home with the alternator issues. I'm tired of paying for something that I'm afraid to drive anywhere I need to go. This Dodge belongs to a family of 4 including myself, can someone please help me get something done ASAP I think I have a beautiful vehicle and I don't really want to trade it just because of the no parts available, as my luck would be, the parts would be available the same month as I traded cars.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 16
Failure Date: 11/15/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called northtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram at (716) 616-3299 (located at 2020 niagara falls blvd, tonawanda, NY 14150) and was informed that he could purchase a used alternator until the parts become available. The contact agreed and the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired. However, while driving, a warning indicator illuminated indicating that the vehicle was losing power. All of a sudden, the contact smelled a burning odor and the vehicle stalled and lost power. The contact called northtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram and was informed that a second notice would be sent when the parts were to become available, and the contact could seek reimbursement. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

Alternator failed dealer said that the car has been in for alternator recall and yet the car stalled on the highway while driving with no warning almost killing my son and the problem after diagnosing is the alternator I believe this problem has to be investigated because I believe Dodge are replacing alternators with another defective ones my car is now at prescott Dodge dealership and they want to charge me almost $900 to replace the alternator please let me know what is my options and thank you.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 18
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, the windshield wipers activated independently, and the traction control and battery saver mode warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, the failure recurred. The contact noticed an abnormal smoke odor under the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was previously diagnosed at oxendale Chrysler Dodge Jeep (920 e state route 89a, cottonwood, az 86326, (928) 634-3656) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 32787206. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 11/03/2017

Alternator recall on my 2013 Dodge Charger. Parts unavailable for years. No communication from Dodge.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 20
Failure Date: 10/14/2017

Alternator/battery/electrical. Have had issues with battery for years. Constantly have had batteries replaced and/or tested and recharged. Purchased the car from dealership 12/11. Last battery replacement August 2017. October 2017 have had three jump starts. 10/14/17 received a jump start and was driving the 20 minutes to recharge battery thinking it was the battery issue again. Car began making noise so parked it and lifted hood to check the engine compartment. Noise got louder and then got back in the car. Car began making noises again and the battery light came on and the car engine turned off and wouldn't turn back over. Luckily made it back to a parking garage. Contacted Chrysler on 10/15/17. Car manufactured 8/10 which is during their recall period for vehicles with alternator issues. They advised I go to a dealership to have the car inspected and follow up with them.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Alternator recall. Engine interiors lights flash while off, car intermittently will go off. Power steering not available. Chrysler mechanics would not look into my power steering issues. Told me my alternator is fine. I do not feel my alternator is fine and want it replaced. I do not feel safe driving with my children.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 22
Failure Date: 09/22/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. While attempting to start the vehicle, all of the warning indicators flickered on and off and the windshield wipers malfunctioned. The contact noticed smoke coming from the hood and noticed that the origin was the alternator. There was no fire. The vehicle was taken to bob howard Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram (13250 broadway ext, oklahoma city, ok 73114 (405) 749-1111) where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there would be a fee for the repairs for which the contact may or may not be reimbursed. No further assistance was offered. The approximate failure mileage was 90,211.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 23
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, a burning odor entered into the cabin of the vehicle. Directly afterward, the abs, battery, and traction control off indicators illuminated without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle entered into battery save mode and the air conditioner and radio were disengaged. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, and the battery save mode indicator illuminated again. The contact exited the vehicle, opened the hood, and saw a cloud of white smoke and small flames around wires connected to the alternator. The contact entered the vehicle to turn it off and the flames extinguished independently. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the alternator failed to charge to the battery. A police report was not filed. There were no injuries. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 69,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to capital Dodge (1520 w main st, willimantic, CT 06226, phone number: (860) 423-4516) where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The parts were not available to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle could be repaired at his expense, but reimbursement would not be guaranteed. The manufacturer stated that the contact needed to fill out all the paperwork for consideration for reimbursement, which was not guaranteed. The approximate failure mileage was 59,700.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 25
Failure Date: 09/18/2017

Nhtsa recall number 17v-435 announced (6/9/2017) the alternator may experience diode thermal fatigue failure due to cyclical loads induced by electro-hydraulic power steering. Attempts to arrange addressing this recall with Dodge dealerships in port jervis (port jervis auto mall & manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge) in September and October 2017 both were unsuccessful, with both dealerships indicating they were not being supplied with the replacement alternators by Dodge, and therefore could not carry out the recall service. Port jervis auto mall said that I could purchase the replacement alternator and pay for the service to replace it, submit the receipts to Dodge, but that they could not guarantee that Dodge would reimburse if done this way. I have learned that failure of this diode and the alternator while driving could result in the electrical system shutting down, losing power steering and brakes, with high danger of causing an accident. Why is Dodge not addressing this very dangerous situation?.


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