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



Dodge Charger owners have reported 152 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 1
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the battery mode warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that he smelled smoke coming through the air vents. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator caused the failure to occur. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 11/25/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 20 mph, a burning odor was present inside the vehicle and the engine stalled. The contact indicated that the brake, abs, and battery sensor lights illuminated during the incident. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 41,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

Sitting at a stop light, my dashboard flashed battery saver. I thought it was maybe my key fab since I wasn't having any other issues. When I got home, I tried to lock and set the alarm with the key fab and it wouldn't work. I tried locking my doors manually, and it wouldn't work that way either. Finally after several attempts (and thinking for sure it was the key fab) the car locked manually. My husband took the car out the next day to test it and heard a whining from under the hood and said battery saver was flashed on the screen as well, after he changed the key fab battery. He looked under the hood and said he thinks it is the alternator. Did some research the next day and found out there is a recall on alternator due to be announced on 11/29/14.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the abs and traction warning lights illuminated. In addition, the contact stated there was a burning smell and the radio failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 50,087.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a independent mechanic. The contact was notified that the alternator had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. That manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Mm.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 60 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.


car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel would intermittently flicker off and on. The failure progressed and the vehicle would stall while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken for diagnostic testing at an independent repair facility. The technician stated that the battery was not properly receiving a charge and the alternator would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not affected by NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

I was on my way to my residence, and my vehicle just shut off without warning and in traffic. I could have bee injured. I had to push it to my house. I tried to start it, but it would not crank. I had it towed to the nearest Dodge dealer and was told my alternator failed and killed my battery.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle alternator is bad. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the dealer has not diagnosed the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 54,000. Rk.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, the steering wheel seized. The brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond and the battery saver mode and check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,550.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 11
Failure Date: 10/24/2014

I own a 2011 Dodge Charger and recently had to replace the alternator. The battery light suddenly appeared followed by the abs and skid control lights. My vehicle shut down completely within a matter of minutes. I had no steering or brake capabilities. My repair cost to replace the alternator was $813. 87. In addition to the alternator issue, my airbag light came on a week ago so I went online and discovered the airbag recall. Upon contacting Chrysler I was told my vehicle was not included in this recall although the Dodge dealership confirmed this to be the same issue /repair as stated in the recall (airbag wiring harness needs replacing).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 12
Failure Date: 10/21/2014

Driving at highway speeds, lost al electrical followed by loss of power steering, was able to exit and park in a chain store parking lot. Towed to dealership and diagnosed as a bad alternator. This alternator failure also caused the battery to fail. Fortunate that it was close to a Dodge dealership f or repair. Investigation shows this is a common problem. Needs to recalled.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 13
Failure Date: 10/21/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the radio failed to operate and the traction control and abs warning lights illuminated. In addition, he could smell a burning odor and the vehicle stalled while parked. The contact had to jump start the vehicle and the cable started to smoke and extremely hot. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000. Ne.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 14
Failure Date: 10/21/2014

Hello. Yesterday, I was driving on a city street 35 mph and I received an error message battery saver mode. I had never seen this before, all of a sudden my car starting going slower and slower. I was very lucky that I was at my destination before the car finally shut off. I could not do anything. My car would not do anything. I called aaa, I could not access the trunk. I am so glad my car doors were not locked. I had my daughter climb behind the back seat to lift the trunk. Aaa checked my battery through the trunk and kept saying something is still on. My car was still in start although the car was completely shut off. Then when he tried charging my battery, it was still draining. I am so glad the car did not shut off while I was on the highway (which I travel frequently with my children). I have learned that my alternator is bad. Now I have to pay out of pocket for an alternator for a 2012 car, a 2012222222222 car! I can not even believe it! contacted Chrysler and the rep told me if I take it to an independent shop there is not a guarantee I could receive my money back soooooo now I have to tow it to a dealer, which means there is more out of pocket expense. This is crazy and I expect so much more from such a long term company. I am livid that my car completely shut down on me and am thankful that my children and I are safe.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 15
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, the battery power saver, the electronic stability control warning light illuminated and the radio shut off. Also, the windshield wipers came on independently, the headlight shut off, the dashboard lights flashed on and off, and the brakes hesitated to stop the vehicle. The vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000. Pam.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 16
Failure Date: 10/18/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing and the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) but the part was not available to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was not avilable.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 10/18/2014

I was driving on the freeway going about 55 mph and all of a sudden I noticed a message appear on my car stating "battery on safe mode". A few minutes after that message appeared I noticed the brake light popped up, along with the battery sign, and fuel light. As I exited the freeway I started smelling smoke so I pulled into a gas station. My car completely shut off. All power was gone. I tried jump starting the car a few times. The first time I never got a charge. The second time I let the car sit 5 mins to charge and was able to get power but the same messages appeared and the car would not start. The 3rd and finally time I tried, the power cut on but once I disconnected the cables the power shut down again. I ended up getting the car towed and later found out the battery was drained due to the alternator being bad. So the alternator went out. I'm glad I was able to pull into the gas station that day, instead of the car shutting down on the freeway. I could have been in a serious accident.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 18
Failure Date: 10/12/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled as the battery saver warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 39,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 10/12/2014

My car was stalling or slipping as I drove, and I got to a grocery car and parked it, I cut it off and when I came back and tried to restart it. It was dead. I called aaa, and he said my alternator was bad and it was causing my battery to go dead. I got it home and haven't drove it since. The Dodge dealership told me the price of the alternator so I started driving my other car. I then checked to see if anyone else was having the issue. I was surprised to see a recall, when I called my dealer they said they didn't know about it and I would have to wait until it came out if it was really a recall. I called Chrysler and they told me I would have to wait as well, while it was under investigation. I haven't drove my car in a month, waiting on Nov. 28th, but today I found this website and decided to add my exprience. So glad I wasn't driving when this happened.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 20
Failure Date: 10/10/2014

First of all I had to replace my battery last month which I thought was the problem, which cost me $185. I have now learned that the problem is my alternator. I was turning onto my street and my brake light and traction control light started blinking and I could smell something burning. I immediately pulled into my driveway because my 10 month granddaughter was strapped into her car seat and I was scared because I could smell something burning. I went to the trunk because this is where the battery is located could not smell anything there. I went and opened the hood on the car and could smell something burning. Could not tell where the smell was coming from, but knew it was from under the hood. The next morning I went out to see about my car and nothing would work could not unlock the doors or anything. Discovered it is the alternator due to the fact of placing a jump box on the vehicle and as soon as the positive was removed the car killed and would not function. I am just thankful that I was not on the highway when this happened because my granddaughter and I could have both been seriously injured. I had just turned off of highway 75 in plaquemine.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 10/09/2014

Vehicle had whining noise coming from the engine while driving. Stopped and checked vehicle and it appeared to be coming from the alternator. Also had a burning smell. When driving home, the radio shut off and car went into "battery saver mode". Took it to Dodge dealership and they confirmed the alternator was bad and needed replacing. Not covered under certifed pre-owned 7/100 extended warranty. Dealership and Chrysler/Dodge refused to do anything other than full price repair. Barely over 40,000 miles on a 2012 and the alternator is defective. It's unfortunate they don't stand behind their vehicles and warranty a known issue. Instead, they stick the customer with a $650+ repair.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 22
Failure Date: 10/09/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving at an unknown speed, the radio failed, the vehicle stalled, and the abs indicator illuminated. After the failure, a small amount of smoke emitted from the engine compartment. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,243.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 23
Failure Date: 10/08/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while parking, the battery warning light illuminated and a burning odor emitted from the ac vent before the vehicle stalled. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered smoke coming for the alternator. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator had burned out which affected the battery. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 10/07/2014

Getting another known Dodge issue fixed on my 2011, yes 2011 Dodge Charger at the dealership. They test drive it after replacing the valve cover gaskets and the car suddenly dies. The alternator went out. How can a 3 year old car with 70000 miles have a bad alternator?? that's unheard of. I have a car with 140,000 miles on it and have never had to replace the alternator. This is clearly an issue! the Dodge dealership service department has even said this is a known issue and these cars are notorious for that. Was also having issues with the headlight going out. Got it fixed and less than a month later it was recalled.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 25
Failure Date: 10/07/2014

While driving on the street approx. 40mph, the "battery saver" message appeared on the dash display followed by the radio turning off, and then the "abs" light came on. After that the "traction control" light. Then it all went downhill from here pretty fast. Seatbelt light came on, a/c off, headlights dimming, then the dash went completely blank,then the car shut down completely, no power steering or brakes. The engine died and had total loss of all electrical systems. I was fortunate enough that I made it home where the car just died there. After the vehicle was stopped, noticed a strong electrical smell coming from the engine compartment. Upon further investigation, the smell was coming from the alternator. Battery was totally dead and really hot. Could not lock/unlock doors. My complaint is that the alternator should not fail after only driving my vehicle for 44636 miles let alone on a 3 year old car.

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