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



Dodge Charger owners have reported 142 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: 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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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 9
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.

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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 2011 Dodge Charger 11
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 12
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 10/07/2014

While driving, "battery saver mode" message came up. From here, I could smell something coming from under the hood. Then the abs light and traction control light came on. Was able to get it home, before trying to drive it again later after jumping it and it was completely dead. Was able to finally jump it long enough to get out of my driveway and into the street so it could be towed. Brought it to my dealership and they said it was a bad alternator. It is only a 2011 and has over 50k miles.

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Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Was driving at 70mph when everything started to turn off, radio, gauges, brake system. Information center was telling car was in power save mode. I had to pull over due to nothing working. The windshield wipers came on and that was it, car had no power. All this while my wife was in labor. Thank god she didn't have the baby on the side of the road. We couldn't even get anyone to tow the car because it couldn't be put into neutral. All this due to a faulty alternator.

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Failure Date: 10/06/2014

Driving with my daughter in the car in heavy morning traffic and ivic message came on stating car was in battery saver mode. Second time in 4 months this has happened (got alternator and battery tested and replaced the first time) so I immediately turned around to head back home. By the time I got near my neighborhood about 5 minutes later everything was shutting off and I could only go 25 mph with no power steering. About a minute or so before the ivic message I noticed a slight whining coming from my engine compartment. If I jump the battery, car starts but still in battery saver mode.

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Failure Date: 10/06/2014

This is the third day in a row of getting battery saver mode message in ivic. First day it came on while I was driving at approx. 50 mph and experienced power loss (radio shutting off, lights on dash illuminating, loss of steering, etc. ) within 5 minutes. Pulled alternator (replaced both battery and alternator in may after same issue) and shop said it tested fine. Battery also tested fine. Put alternator and battery back in and car started up and drove for over an hour with no issues. Next day while sitting in traffic car again went into battery saver mode and I experienced same power loss within a few minutes. Called dealership after I parked at work and was told to bring it in right away. Went back outside to see if car would start and there were no issues. Car ran fine and drove fine for over an hour straight and the rest of the day. This morning I got the battery saver mode message while at a stop sign! I turned the car off and back on and car is still fine so far. I am afraid that something serious will happen while I have my kids in the car.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 10/03/2014

I was pulling into the residential area that I live in at approximately 17 mph and my stereo shut off, and I noticed on the dashboard a warning message that read "power saving mode" then the abs light and the stability control light came on along with the lightning bolt came on, then the air shut off and it felt like the heater was turned on, the dashboard show the temperature being 105 and there was a weird smell that came through the ac vents. I was able to push the vehicle into my driveway and upon opening the hood of the vehicle you could feel the heat immediately and when attempting to jump start the car the car would turn on but then when the jumper cables where removed the vehicle's wipers began to wipe and the same issues as before began occurring. I called one of my friends that is a Dodge technician and he said that based on the information I told him he was 95% sure that it was a bad alternator. This is a 2011 Dodge Charger with 66,000 miles. This should be recalled immediately to help those that have had this problem and to avoid any more owners have this problem.

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Failure Date: 10/02/2014

Started my car this morning and it was making a loud noise. Drove my car out the neighbor to the stop light. While waiting for the traffic light to change green, I notice a burning spell. My radio then turned off and traction light came on and off. After a minute the battery light appeared and I received a message that the car was in battery safe mode. After researching the error message it appears to be that my alternator is either defective or going bad.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, the engine stalled and an unknown warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who stated that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

I pulled into an intersection and the electrical on the vehicle started flashing off and on. Dashboard, wipers, radio, transmission and engine stuttering and stalling. I made it through the intersection, and about 20 feet from it before the car shut off completely. There was minimal power, so the hazards worked, but the key fob was not detected (I just bought a new battery for it last week), the warning lights on the dashboard continued to flicker each time I tried to restart it. The middle screen came up blank or white, and it would take several seconds before the button/start indicator would move from the "run" to the "off" position. The battery was obviously dead, but when a passerby stopped to help me try to jump it, it wouldn't take a charge. The electrical capacity continued to diminish as I tried to start it, or try different things to get it to work. The great shift locked up so I couldn't put it in neutral to roll the car out of the way. Since it was 4:30 on a busy, divided highway during a torrential downpour, I was terrified someone was going to hit me from behind. Fortunately ocso arrived to help divert traffic, and he helped me figure out where the emergency disconnect was for the transmission so we could push it off the road. Aaa came but it wouldn't stay charged. I was able to drive it home with the travel Charger on it. I tried to jump it again several times, with no luck, it was completely dead. So, $800 later, I have a new battery, new alternator, and feel lucky that I didn't get stuck in the intersection, get rear-ended, or hadn't left on my trip to north carolina yet. It was an extremely dangerous situation, that could have been a lot worse, and there was absolutely no warning or indication that the alternator had gone bad. I know I'm not the only one that has experienced this based on a google search, and appreciate that the NHTSA is investigating.

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Failure Date: 09/29/2014

I was driving my vehicle in rush hour, stop and go traffic. I came to a stop because of traffic congestion and my abs and other warning lights became illuminated. There was no previous warning. The car ceased to function. Electric systems were locked and I was left immobile in the middle of traffic. I called a local tow truck from my cell phonw and the car was towed to the local dealer. The diagnosis was alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The car was running fine in the days/weeks leading up to this incident.

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