Dodge Charger owners have reported 311 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).
My vehicle started making a whining noise and I started smelling something burning, the battery saver mode came on and the abs and I turned the vehicle off and popped the hood and my alternator is fried less than 60,000 miles on the vehicle and it won't start or I can't jump it. I was sitting in a parking lot and my car is still in that parking lot right now.
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The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the radio and electrical system failed. In addition, the battery warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000(electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
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The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. Without warning, the contact heard a loud abnormal noise. The instrument panel gauges and warning indicators randomly flickered and the vehicle stalled. The contact noticed excessive smoke emitting from the motor and stated that the alternator assembly prematurely failed. The contact received several recall notices and was to check with the dealer to determine if they could diagnose the failures. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 164,000.
My Dodge Charger last night would not start. I got it jumped and it started, I left the cables hooked up for a while then unhooked them. After unhooking the cables the car still would run but lights started popping up on the dash, I put the car in drive and the wiper blades came on, radio turned off, battery power saver came on and all the abs lights check engine light etc came on and the car just cut off. I did a little research and comes to find out that is the alternator and this is a common issue in the 2011 to 2014 Dodge Chargers.
Our car was running fine until this event. We came out of a store 2 blocks from our home and started the car. It immediately had a new whirring noise and the battery symbol came up on our dash display. We started to drive towards our home, to get our car there and out of the street. The car then displayed "switching to low power mode" on the dash display. Within the first block the the car starting smoking from under the hood. We pulled into our driveway and parked. The car shut itself off and was dead. More smoke continued to come out from under the hood. We opened the hood and visualized the alternator smoking continuously. We did not attempt to do anything else with the car. The next day we had it towed to the "my mechanic" auto repair shop, our usual and trusted repair shop. After inspection of our vehicle, the mechanic told us the alternator had burned out, and in turn, burned out the battery and both had to be replaced. After the repair our Charger runs fine. We have kept our alternator and battery for further inspection.
While I was driving my car towards my house. The battery light went on. On the dashboard I checked and it said "battery safe mode on". As I kept on driving the stereo went out. That's when I stopped and search the problem on the internet. It seem that alot of people had probkems with it and it was the alternator. I was still a long way from home so I kept on driving. But then the car stalled really bad and it would not go any more it was just on. I called the dealer today if the could fix it since it was a recall on the Dodge Charger 2012, but when I did they told me that my car did not have the recall and that I had to pay 700 dollars plus the labor to get it fix. I just want to know why if alot of people are having the same problem why cant they fix mine.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 70 mph, the alternator failed and caused the vehicle to stall without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.
My car was running perfectly fine, then out of the blue, I received an error message which read "battery saver mode". There was absolutely nothing wrong with my battery. After maybe two minutes, all the electrical systems in my car started shutting down. Maybe a minute later, my car was completely disabled in the middle of a busy intersection. All power to the vehicle was dead, so I couldn't even turn on the hazard lights to warn other drivers. The cabin began to smell very strongly of an electrical fire. I got out of the vehicle and opened the hood. There wasn't a visible fire, but there was smoke. I had the vehicle towed to the Chrysler dealership, where they informed me my VIN wasn't covered under the p60 recall. I spoke with Chrysler customer assistance, and they informed me that my alternator assembly wasn't deemed as defective. I had the exact same problem of all the vehicles under recall, but apparently not enough of my particular alternator assemblies have been reported defective to warrant a recall for my VIN. I would've been in big trouble if this happened with my children in the car. I had little to no warning off what was going to happen. Chrysler knows this is an issue, but they refuse to acknowledge it to avoid paying for the recalls. I would be extremely grateful to have this problem investigated. Please contact me for any additional information you may need. Thank you.
The radio turned off, every light on the instrument cluster lit up, wipers turned on automatically, lost both power break and power steering. All this at over 50 mph with our young son in the back seat. . . . Eventually my wife was able to get the vehicle stopped, but even after many attempts was unable to put the car in park. Eventually the car just completely died. She was stuck in the middle of a turning lane and wasn't even able to turn on the emergency flashers. The car ended up being towed to the nearest Chrysler dealership and diagnosed with a faulty alternator to the tune of almost $900. Financial burden aside, this was a very frightening experience for my wife and son, and although the car has been repaired neither my wife nor I feel entirely comfortable driving the car by ourselves much less having our young son in the back seat.
Car died at intersection with almost no warning. Lost all power with in 1 min of stall. Alternator is fried. Came to a stop and within 30 seconds a battery light came on and said "battery saver mode". Bells started to ding and the wipers turned on. Tried to pull over and car stalled in middle of the road. Turned hazards on and 1 minute later there was no power at all. When we tried to jump the car in order to close the windows and sunroof, the connectors started to smoke where the jumpers were connected. For a high performance car there is no alternator warning or gauge to determine if it is starting to fail. That only shows that this is a known problem and they do not want customers to see what is happening. Car was running perfectly fine until that point.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was due to the alternator. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the battery warning indicator illuminated. The contact replaced the battery. In addition, while driving the vehicle, an abnormal odor entered the interior. It was determined that the alternator assembly was on fire. The fire extinguished on its own. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic for further inspection and diagnostic testing. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system), which addresses the 160 amp. The contact had an 180 amp and experienced the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.
I have been working with fca since 8/31/16, so for 28 days now, that I have been without power steering. I filed my first complaint on, or around 9/12/16. I experienced the exact same symptoms as stated in NHTSA pe14022 while driving down the highway at apporximately 65mph. Every warning light went off flashing, service transmission message, service power steering , and tach, and speedo would drop to zero , and I would lose engine power, and power steering. I captured the incident on video, and provided the video to NHTSA, I will again provide a link for the video here : https://youtu. Be/e96hvqpep10 . In dealing with fca llc, they refuse to replace the electric hydraulic power steering pump that was fried from this incident occuring. Fca is saying that it was the "2 year old mopar battery" that caused the incident, and refuse to replace the ehps pump that worked perfectly fine before this occured. I replaced the alternator per NHTSA recall no. 14v-634 a great deal of time prior to this incident occuring. Fca is trying to circumvent having to replace the pump by changing the origin of the means to the battery, instead of the alternator. I have been extremely frustrated with how fca refuses to acknowledge all of the proof given to them. I am not alone in this, there had been many complaints filed with similar results as mine in dealing with fca. It's time for NHTSA to do something to remedy this issue with fca. Fca offered to replace the $1400 ehps pump if I pay a $500 CO-pay, I refuse to accept this offer based on the principle of the matter. The true origin of all of the issue's I'm currently having, is from the original alternator that was in the car for a year and a half initially, and during that time it was improperly charging the battery that possibly caused the battery to ultimately fail on 8/31/16. Please see attached files. Failure mileage 81332.
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As I was driving I smelled a burning odor and also noticed my vehicle going into a battery protect mode. . . Radio, air conditioner shut off. I immediately pulled off the road and looked under the hood and smoke was coming from the alternator. I entered my vehicle and the vehicle had no power at all to start it to move it or get it out of gear.
When leaving my house one day my radio cut off within 1 minute of the car being started. I pulled over, turned the car off and then turned the car back on and all sound went out again within 1 minute. I rode my whole trip with no sound. Upon arriving to my destination I noticed my car was in battery saver mode (a mode that I have never seen). My battery has been bad before and I never received this message. Within a week my car would not even start and had no electrical power. I attempted to do research on the battery saver mode and found out that this issue with my Charger is actually a common issue and was a recall for the v6 Chargers but not the v8s. The issue is the alternator and I am truly upset that the manufacturer has not created a recall to fix this issue. I have had several Honda's and Toyota's and never had an alternator issue. This is pathetic and goes to show how Dodge/Chrysler values their customers. I can honestly say that this will probably be my last Dodge vehicle if the manufacturer does not solve this issue.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was diagnosed as needing a new alternator. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 46,841.
In August my car out of nowhere warned and activated itself for battery saver mode and not long after that same day the car lost all power causing me to loose total control of brakes and steering as well as unable to unlock my car to get out. Imagine the fear I had especially having my fiance and daughter in the car with me. Thankfully no collision occured but what if? the battery died because the alternator needed power to perform itself. Why? Dodge Charger r/t mopar 5. 7 hemi. Autozone charged my battery and checked it for free and diagnosed it as a healthy battery. When installing the battery back I turned on my car to diagnose it with the sensor reader the engine was shacking and the belt began to smoke up and whistling loudly right away turned it off but not before getting the code p60 but my car doesnt qualify for that recall cuz its a v8. . So if I would of died then would my car been eligible cuz u guys would actually listen that all Dodge with alternator 160 amp are faulty. I dont got $$ to be throwing I fixed it once and the same dashboard light keeps warning me and before it kills my alternator I charge the battery doing this every time I have to drive my car cant imagine a girl seems to know much more than the dealership mechanics or whoever decides what car qualifies for recall.
I have a 2012 Dodge Charger with 60,000 miles on it yesterday the alternator had a catastrophic failure while my wife was driving the car on a state highway. The vehicle shut down while she was in the roadway but she was able to pull to the roadside because she was on a down hill slope. When we tried to jump start the vehicle it started smoking the jumper cables. Our car has the 180 amp alternator I see where there is a already a recall on the 160 amp alternators for this vehicle I think there may be a problem with the 180 amp alternators too because the problem sounds the same.
Alternator died out of no where at 56k miles and they don't want to take responsibility. I was driving on a busy street and all the lights went off and power steering went out , then power and rolled into a parking lot. Almost got killed driving and car went crazy with all lights and now is dead.
As I pulled out of the parking lot of my job, I got a message on my dashboard saying "battery saver mode" and the symbols of abs and the electrical stability control icons lit up. I then heard a strange noise as if the car was in the wrong gear. I tried to make a call with my bluetooth hands free and then it stopped working. After driving a mile, I pulled over to a gas station and called the dealership service dept. I explained the symbols that were on and the noises. I was assured the warnings lights were just a caution and I wouldn't have to worry about my car breaking down if I wanted to bring my car to the service dept. After ending my call, my ac went out and then my car shut off. I had no power and had to call a towing company to haul my car to the dealer. I was only able to drop it off as they were closing for the day but I noticed there was a recall describing the same thing that just happened to me. After researching recalls for my vehicle, I noticed the same problem as the recalled 160 amp alternator (p60 recall). This issue is still occurring with more than just what Chrysler is reporting. My vehicle is an 180 amp alternator and meets the same risks listed for a recall.
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I have a 2011 Dodge Charger rt. The alternator failed without warning as I was driving. I lost control of the car because the power steering was gone. There was no power in the car. There was a small electrical fire under the hood. All of these things are covered under recall p60/NHTSA 14v-634 for 2011 through 2014 model year Dodge durango, Chrysler 300, Dodge challenger, Dodge Charger and 2012 through 2014 model year Jeep®grand cherokee vehicles equipped with a 3. 6l engine and a 160 amp alternator. The same behavior exists in my vehicle, which has a 5. 7-liter engine. I believe this is an oversight by the manufacturer. If you perform a google search you will find that many people with the ¿hemi¿ model Charger for that year range have the same problem. I could have been killed if I was driving on the freeway. Please look into this.
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that there was a loss of power, the instrument cluster flickered, and the lights shorted out when the vehicle experienced an electrical failure. The failure recurred more than two times. The contact replaced the battery twice, but the failure continued. The contact stated there was a progressing burning odor during the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). While pulling out to drive on the road, the vehicle had a sudden loss of power and was pushed to a repair shop. The mechanic diagnosed that the alternator assembly was extremely hot and may need to be replaced. The contact was not notified of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16v043000 (structure) and 16v352000 (air bags). The contact was to check with the manufacturer to determine if they may provide a dealer to diagnose the failure and to schedule the two recall repairs. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.
Was driving down the highway and smelled an odor similar to electrical burning. Indicators appeared for low battery/save battery mode in the dash. Took car to advanced auto and while testing battery, white smoke was billowing from near engine. Mechanic repaired bad alternator which was the problem. Called Chrysler dealership after seeing recall on 2013 Dodge Chargers but my specific car was not included on the recall. Car had approximately 60,000 miles at time of incident.
Vehicle will state "battery saver mode" and start a high pitched whirring nose. At this point the alternator will either get stuck or short and will begin to overheat followed by a drained batter and stalling of the car. In my instance I had been driving the car on a city street when the message stating "battery saver mode" turned on then started turning off and on the radio, signaling low battery, abs active with them turning on an off before the high pitched sound began from the engine. I drove 2 blocks to my job parked and smoke billowed from under the hood directly from the alternator. I turned off the car and allowed it the smoking to stop. Once it was off I noticed all power in the car was drained and it would not turn on in any way or even open the trunk. It was towed to a mechanic who confirmed an issue with the alternator and had to replace it with a 180amp alternator to solve the issue.
Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while the vehicle was operated the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The brake and air bag warning indicator had illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign 14v634000 (electrical system) however the first dealer contacted stated that the parts to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was towed to another delaer where it was diagnoised that the vehicle alternator had shorted out the battery and the alternator also had malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable period of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. Part distribution disconnect. Kh.
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