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



Dodge Charger owners have reported 347 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 1
Failure Date: 03/18/2017

While driving home on 3/18. /17, the battery save mode appeared. The battery light then came on. Shortly after, all the warning notifications appeared and the car died. There was a burning rubber smell coming from the hood. The battery a brand new one I recently purchased! now, I can't get into my car at all because the electricity is. Not working! I hear there was a recall on the alternator but unsure if they will cover mine! I can't afford this issue.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 03/17/2017

While driving my evic notified me that it was in "battery save mode" . My research revealed that this is en electrical problem involving the alternator. There have been 2 recalls for this defect, however, my VIN is not included. I feel that it should be. I have an appointment with Dodge on 3-21. I think they should replace the alternator at no cost. Kindly respond.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 03/10/2017

While driving battery saver mode warning message appeared, a few minutes later the radio turned off, every light on the instrument panel lit up, wipers turned on automatically, lost power breaks and power steering. Navigated to the roadside and vehicle died completely as if battery was removed. Vehicle towed to dealership. Dealership states it is the alternator (not a part of the p60 recall as it is a 180 amp and mine is the sxt model) and may have shorted out the pcm. Alternator repair is $937 and pcm replacement is $380. Hoping for a recall on the 180 amp alternator soon!.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 03/09/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while existing a parking lot, the abs warning light illuminated. In addition, while driving at 20 mph, a message on the instrument panel illuminated that the battery critical low level and then all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The contact stated that there was a burning odor emitting into the vehicle, while driving. The contact stated the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed causing the battery to fail and it needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 03/06/2017

When I was driving. Battery saver mode came on and the radio turned off. I started getting service lights and engine light came on. Able to get it home as I was only a block away when this started. I turned off and on the car. The car studdered to start and the a ton of error lights came on like abs, break, engine, service lights. The car studdered and the stearing wheel and break was locked. Tuned out it was the alternator that died and thank god I was close to home and not going fast else I could have been in a really bad accident as everything around my house is a highway. The 3. 5l engine was recalled but after looking at all the complaints about the 5. 7l having the same issue. This also needs to be recalled ASAP before someone dies.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 02/27/2017

Was driving Dodge Charger sxt on the highway going approximately 60 mph and heard a whining noise. All of the lights on control panel went on and off and there was a smell of burning rubber. Car suddenly stopped with my pregnant wife and 1 year old in the car and almost cause a major incident. Car went completely dead in middle of highway and wouldn't even turn over, but luckily caused no incident. Dealer said it was a faulty alternator issue that completely drained battery as well. There is a recall p60 on alternators for the make, model, and year of the Dodge challenger sxt, but our vehicle wasn't covered. This could have caused a major incident. It doesn't seem to be a coincidence and Dodge needs to add additional vehicle coverage under this recall before a major incident happens.


car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 02/25/2017

Received a indicator messages stating "battery save mode" while driving. Once we made it to a stop, the vehicle began to struggle a bit. I drove it home. Thank god I did because it would not start back up, it lost power. It appears from researching the symptoms, the alternator is not strong enough to efficiently power the vehicle. I'm glad I was not on the road driving when it shut off.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 02/17/2017

Alternator failed and lost all power in front of a high school. Avoided hitting children and a bus and was able to park the car. It was a very scary and a dangerous situation. The car had a battery safety mode light go on, right before the incident and I smelled a burning scent come from the car. The car has 66,000 miles on it. Other models of this car have been recalled for the exact same dangerous issue. "p60 - safety recall - alternator / 2011-2014 (lx) Chrysler 300, (ld) Dodge Charger" my car although a Dodge Charger with the same part, was not included in the recall.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 02/05/2017

On February 5th at approx. 11am we were driving down a busy las vegas street when we had a immediate shut down of all power. Dash light when off and on, wipers went on then shut off, and the vehicle died right in the middle of heavy traffic. The vehicle had no power, no power to do anything acted completely dead as if the battery had been removed. To have the vehicle lose complete power and to lose the ability to steer the vehicle created an extreme hazard to both my family and to other drivers on the road. We have done research on the internet and have found that many others have had this issue! it appears that Chrysler has identified a problem and has issued a recall for the alternator for the 3. 1 liter engine in the Charger but for the 5. 7 Charger they have not addressed the issue. This is unacceptable ! the vehicle did not have any prior warning of low voltage or battery problem! the vehicle was running great and then stops in a hazardous area! this is obviously a problem that Chrysler has already identified and to not provide a recall for this hazard is irresponsible and negligent! I would expect that Chrysler care about the welfare of their customers and that this recall and factory repair be implemented immediately!.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the battery saver warning indicator illuminated and the electrical system malfunctioned. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator needed to replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 11
Failure Date: 01/30/2017

I always bring my car to rancho Chrysler Jeep Dodge on 8010 balboa avenue san diego, CA 92111 regarding the "batter saver mode". I've had this car for almost 2 years and have gone in several times about this issue. They replaced the battery/alternator at least that's what I was told and the "battery saver mode" still comes on. The issue is if you turn off the car it goes away. I was informed to bring it back in if the "battery saver mode" comes back on but if the place isn't opened that's impossible to do so. I would like this to be fixed, my car cuts off at times when I start it and drive off in the morning when it's colder and this has been happening for years which this was reported to the car company as well.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 12
Failure Date: 01/28/2017

Electrical system failure. Entire car shut down. Given 8 speed electronic gear shift, car locked into park while in operation. It was just determined the alternator failure was the cause of this total system failure. No support available at this time.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 13
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

P60 / NHTSA 14v-634 is a recall that is currently not available to vehicle due to my alternator having 180 amps. Please investigate the 180 amp alternators as well as it falls under the same recall reasons of the p60 / NHTSA 14v-634. I was driving home on the freeway and suddenly the lights on the dashboard started lighting up. I felt a little uneasy about why all these lights started lighting up, so I exited. As I exited, the wheel began to lock up, and before I knew it, the car had completely died. I was stuck in the middle of the road. I had no detection of the alternator failing at all and while the car was sitting in the middle of the road, I started to smell something burning. I got out of the car, and called triple a for a tow. I was relieved when I saw p60 / NHTSA 14v-634 online for a recall of my make and model, but when I got to the dealership, they had advised me that I had no recalls for any alternators. That is when I found out by calling the fca group recall assistance center that my alternator has 180 amps and the recall was only for 160 amp Dodge Chargers. Please investigate the 180 amps. Luckily, my family was not in the car with me while the alternator failed. Being stuck in the middle of the road and smelling something burning in the car would be terrifying for them.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 14
Failure Date: 01/25/2017

Lost steering and acceleration while traveling on the highway. This occurred within minutes after the vehicle entered "battery saver mode" and displayed the "battery" icon on the evic screen. This was the first and only indication of a problem, other than the radio not working that day. After pulling over, was able to restart the car, exit the highway, and pull into a service station. While attempting to park, the car would not shift out of drive into park, nor would the car shut down, until the push-button ignition switch was held down for several seconds. An electrical test revealed that the alternator had failed, and the battery tested good. Both the alternator and the battery are the original factory-installed parts.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 15
Failure Date: 01/18/2017

3 separate vehicle shutdowns while accelerating to pass another vehicle and to override cruise control. Esc and abs light came on along with "acc/fcw unavailable vehicle system error" in the evic at 30mph. Seconds later all warning lights shut off, the turned back on a few seconds later and repeated constantly. Power steering was 100% lost while turning, almost causing me to go into a ditch. At about 25mph, again at 35mph, and again at 40mph, my car had briefly applied the ebrake by itself, even though the ebrake was fully disengaged, and a clicking sound could be heard coming from the shifter. The spedometer drops to zero, then warning lights turn off again and spedometer goes back to normal function. Brake pedal became very stiff, making it difficult to stop. When I came to a full stop at an intersection, the ebrake prevented me from accelerating, then I was able to accelerate after a couple of seconds and then my power steering went out. Then the airbag light came on. After the intersection, the brake light remained on, speedometer stayed at 0, airbag light stayed on. Dinging constantly, as cars normally do when you first start them ( about 1 ding a second). Radio and most interior lighting shut off, headlights shut off, then came back on and started flickering, accompanied by a "battery saver mode" message on the evic. Windshield wipers started moving, but very slowly. Engine sounded windy, like a siren from a fire truck and engine was noticeably less powerful. Burning smell from engine. Once stopped, car would not restart, and almost no power to any area of the car. Replaced battery, which fixed nothing. Window was stuck down, so we pulled the battery and put it on a Charger to see if it was charged, and put it back in the car. The battery was connected about 45 seconds, with the engine off but the car in acc mode, and alternator started smoking. 20 cel codes.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 16
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the battery saver mode light illuminated and several axillary functions like the radio and headlights shut off. The vehicle was seen by an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced and was not part of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) but not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning and was unable to be driven. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and then towed to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer indicated that there was a manufacturer's recall for the number 6 cylinder, but not the number 8 cylinder alternator assembly. The approximate failure mileage was 75,123.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 18
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

The car had an exhaust smell Wednesday coming through the vents. That went away. No issues with performance. Notice days after car was loud. Figured it was just warming up with cold temperature. Last night car starts no problem. Drive to a friends house was maybe in her house 7 minutes. We go to leave used the key fob to unlock the car notice inside of the car is completely black, won't start. There was a ticking noise under the hood. Windshield wipers start moving. I test the key fob not responding. Dashboard lights up, message screen is white, car puts it's self in run but engine not starting. You can move the gear to put the car in neutral. The whole time dashboard and all lights are know blinking. Turn signals are on outside but dashboard doesn't reflect. Battery tested fine. I have video of what the car is doing. They completed a recall on the alternator due to not giving enough power to the car in 2015. Hopefully that's not the problem. Will be towed tomorrow to the dealership. Unable to load the video due to recorded on my phone.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 12/28/2016

Driving on 40 mph road when battery warning light came on and car produced burning smell from engine compartment. Alternator needed replaced. Replacing alternator fixed problem. Car is an sxt model which has a different alternator than the se. Sxt alternators have not been recalled yet to the best of my knowledge. Date listed is approximate date of incident.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 20
Failure Date: 12/28/2016

Dylan: hi, my name is dylan. How may I help you? dylan: hello christie sylvester: how can I find out if my alternator is covered under the recall? christie sylvester: VIN: 2c3*************** dylan: let me look into that further for you christie sylvester: I look it up, and I believe it is but I put in the VIN and it shows me nothing dylan: the alternator is not a recall on your VIN christie sylvester: weird why do it show Dodge 2012 Charger? dylan: it is VIN specific, a variety of circumstances can determine a recall ( build date, parts used etc. ) christie sylvester: huh, okay. However, it did the same as all the other explained in the complains. Fire smell just died, could not restart, extremely dangerous dylan: I would be able to document your concerns for you, if a recall is determined in the future please keep all documentation as you can submit for reimbursement review christie sylvester: Dodge company here notifies me of recall christie sylvester: yes I want to complain - because it is extremely dangerous and could of cause a wreck if it wasn't for driving at 5am without traffic christie sylvester: concern christie sylvester: no notice just dies when driving, locks everything up dylan: I will ensure this is documented for you, I can also suggest filing a complaint with the national highway traffic safety administration as they are a factor in determining recalls.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 12/17/2016

The vehicle began to make a whining noise and smelt like burning fumes. The battery saver mode light came on and the car began to stall. The car completely shut off. The alternator failed with no issues prior to this. There was a recall for the same issue for the same year, make and model of my vehicle but only applied to alternators with 160amp, mines it's a 180amp.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 22
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

I was driving normally on side street at 35 - 40 mph. I approached and was entering an interstate on-ramp and as I started to accelerate the radio and ac turned off, abs light and anti-skid icon appeared on dash, exterior lights acted erratically dimming and then coming back on, message envelope appeared, bells were ringing, car lost substantial power on ramp as I was trying to accelerate onto interstate and then "battery saver mode" message appeared. I could hear a high pitched whining noise that started out of nowhere but seemed to subside after a few minutes but the car seemed to shake or shudder some but not horribly. Almost like a rough idle but as I was driving. I was able to drive appx 5 miles to get off the interstate and park. Once I stopped and turned off the car, I did restart it to see what would happen and it started normally but after about 2 minutes, "power saver mode" came back on so I took car to dealership the next day and they said it was a faulty alternator. Alternator is model 4801778-ai, 180 amp model. Similar symptoms to recall p60 on 160 amp alternator. Having this happen while I was trying to accelerate onto the interstate almost caused me to get rear-ended!.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 23
Failure Date: 11/20/2016

(2011 Dodge Charger, 3. 6l. Engine, 180amp alternator. ) Dodge had a recall on the 3. 6 l, 160 amp. Alternator. My car had the every same problem (11/20/2016) was towed to the dealership, called Dodge and was told our car was not in the recall but if they recalled later they would reimburse. We believe the 180 amp alternator should also be recalled, the car shuts down completely and we were very lucky it happened at a low speed, could have been a serious accident if going high speed because there is no warning , and steering, brakes, everything is gone. The tow driver had to remove the console to get it in n to move. The bill for the repair is over a $1000. 00, Dodge should pay all or at least some of these bills for t heir customers.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 11/18/2016

My Dodge Charger went dead while I was driving one day. The battery indicator came on and charging system on my monitor, I was driving with my wife in the car and I was lucky to be able to turn on a side street as the wipers came on and suddenly I had no more power to steer the car. I had my hazardous lights on too and everything then went dead. I was lucky that day and god watched over me and my wife. When my roadside service got there and he tried to give me a jump it would not start and he tested the battery and it had a full charge on it. I had the car towed to the Dodge dealer that night. The next day I went to find out that the alternator was fried. I looked up at the time my vehicle was down before my roadside service got there that night. I founded out there was a p60 recall alternator (amp 160) for Dodge Charger year 2011-2014. I called Chrysler corporation the night I went down, and they looked up and said it was not on my vehicle. They said I had a amp 180, but after getting a new alternator in my Dodge Charger I'm still having problems with a battery save mode that keeps popping up on my monitor screen. I pleaded with the Chrysler corporation that something is wrong with the alternator and that night I could have died. If I was on the highway. I don't feel safe everyday driving, because I have to get on the highway to go to work. I'm going back to the Dodge service department to get this battery save mode checked out, because they used one of the p60 recall alternator to fix my vehicle. I think they don't have a stable alternator, because it is probably draining the battery.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 25
Failure Date: 11/15/2016

The vehicle has been having a pop up message which was stated battery save mode. I then replaced the battery for the key thinking it would help. I then started the vehicle battery and was no problems . Today when I stared my car a white screen popped up where I see the messages in the dash board of speedometer. There after when I started my car it sound like was having a hard time turning. Later that day while driving 25 mph my cst dcteem completely shut off. I tried jumping it, testing battery and it sounds as if alternator has went out. This is very unfortunate when this is a newer car and warranty just expired. I was driving.

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