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



Dodge Charger owners have reported 165 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: 01/14/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that immediately after starting the vehicle, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery were faulty. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair 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 issue. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Pam.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 25 mph, an unknown warning light illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000.

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Failure Date: 01/11/2015

P60 - recall / NHTSA 14v-634 (alternator) on Sunday 01/11/14 at 7:00pm at night my 2012 Dodge Charger with only 39,000 plus miles, (basically brand new) completely shut down in san andreas California on a back country road in the middle of the road at night, with my fiance driving and our two minor children in the back seat. All electrical systems shut down completely and the car actually put itself into park in the middle of the road at a stop sign and busy intersection. No hazard lights were available or working and this became an extremely dangerous situation. . Chp was dispatched right away. (evidently by a passing driver who called 911 emergency). Chp arrived at the site, parked their patrol car behind our car and used its hazard lights to warn oncoming drivers of this hazard. Chp immediately called aaa, (for an emergency hazard situation), to remove our car off the road and out of traffic. Chp stated our car, being in the middle of the road with no hazard light capability, was an immediate life threatening danger to my fiance and our two children and all other passing motorists. Aaa arrived right away and towed our car approx. 40 feet off to the side of the road and immediately charged us a $200 hazard vehicle towing fee. Aaa dispatched another tow truck as this tow truck driver was off duty and he only responded due to the emergency of the situation, (the call by the chp for a hazard vehicle). We had no alternative but to have the car towed to our residence in columbia California. The next morning, Monday, 1/12/14, century service extended warranty administration requested the car towed to a full Dodge dealership. I had the car towed from columbia California to modesto California Dodge Chrysler for $110. (the closest full Dodge Chrysler dealership). The dealer diagnosed the car. The alternator had gone out and shut down all electrical on the car.

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Failure Date: 01/10/2015

Alternator burned up causing the car to lose all power and then not be able to restart.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 01/10/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While making a left turn at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The battery warning light, check engine warning light, brake light, and the saver mode warning light illuminated. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was 56,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 01/09/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the battery power save mode warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the battery and alternator would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated that fuel fumes were present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that a seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the fuel pump and fuel tank. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.


car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Dodger Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start due to a lost in battery power. An independent mechanic diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the alternator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) in December of 2014. The contact stated that the dealer was contact on multiple occasions and was informed that the part was not available for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 85,000. Djr.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, multiple warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced; however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle would not restart and was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for the repair 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 approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 10
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.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 11
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 12
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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 13
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 14
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: 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 16
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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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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 24
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.

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