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

Dodge Charger owners have reported 435 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: 12/05/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stopped operating without warning. All of the warning indicators illuminated in the vehicle when the failure occurred, and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was towed to landers mclarty Dodge Chrysler Jeep ram (533 university dr NW, huntsville, al 35806 (256) 830-6450) where it was diagnosed that the battery was dead due to alternator failure. There was an open recall for the alternator, NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the dealer confirmed that the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 35,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

I noticed that my lights were dimming as I am driving regularly so. While wating on the new alternator to come in so that I can be get this problem fixed since April 2017. The alternator drained my battery. Dodge would not replace the battery so I went and purchased on a few days later while the Charger sat for 3 days with no power. Once I put the new battery in the everything came back on so I took the car out for a drive and in just under 5 min smoke was coming from my hood. Pulled over to an auto parts store to get some help and the alternator starts sparking and once I was able to pull the battery out for it to stop pulling power the people at the parts store told me that this car is unsafe to drive and I agree. I sent it back to the dealership and I have it back now but I�m afraid to drive this thing with my girl and our kids can you help. I just got out of the military and I�m driving a car that I feel is unsafe with 6 recalls two of them being the alternator.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

As I was driving down the road today, the red battery light came on and I could hear a whining noise. I drove to repair shop about 3 miles away to get the battery checked. I and the personel noticed black smoke coming from the hood of my car. It was on fire. I was notified that there was an alternator factory defect recall. This was 6 months ago when I contacted my dealer ship musson patout in new iberia, la. I call every two weeks to see if you have sent the part to fix my car and there are no parts. I had to replace the battery today because the burnt alternator damaged cells in the battery. Th wrecker picked up my car and brought it to be repaired. At this time, I do not know how much damage was done to my car because of a manufacturer's defective part. The recall # is p60. My nerves are very bad now when I think how I or someone may have been hurt or died by this incident.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 11/27/2017

The alternator may experience diode thermal fatigue failure due to cyclical loads induced by electro-hydraulic power steering.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 11/15/2017

I'm still having, (battery saver mode light coming on). And now I'm worried about the ("takata recall"). I've taken my Dodge Charger back to Dodge dealership for service today, 11/16/17, as the (abs) & (traction control) lights both were on. And as I was driving my car to the dealership I tried to set my cruise control at 75 mph as I was on I-77 south, but I couldn't get it to set at any speed. Today 11/17/2017 my repair bill is $350. 00 dollars + a car payment and hopefully I can get home with the alternator issues. I'm tired of paying for something that I'm afraid to drive anywhere I need to go. This Dodge belongs to a family of 4 including myself, can someone please help me get something done ASAP I think I have a beautiful vehicle and I don't really want to trade it just because of the no parts available, as my luck would be, the parts would be available the same month as I traded cars.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

Alternator failed dealer said that the car has been in for alternator recall and yet the car stalled on the highway while driving with no warning almost killing my son and the problem after diagnosing is the alternator I believe this problem has to be investigated because I believe Dodge are replacing alternators with another defective ones my car is now at prescott Dodge dealership and they want to charge me almost $900 to replace the alternator please let me know what is my options and thank you.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, the windshield wipers activated independently, and the traction control and battery saver mode warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, the failure recurred. The contact noticed an abnormal smoke odor under the hood of the vehicle. The vehicle was previously diagnosed at oxendale Chrysler Dodge Jeep (920 e state route 89a, cottonwood, az 86326, (928) 634-3656) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 32787206. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 11/03/2017

Alternator recall on my 2013 Dodge Charger. Parts unavailable for years. No communication from Dodge.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 10/14/2017

Alternator/battery/electrical. Have had issues with battery for years. Constantly have had batteries replaced and/or tested and recharged. Purchased the car from dealership 12/11. Last battery replacement August 2017. October 2017 have had three jump starts. 10/14/17 received a jump start and was driving the 20 minutes to recharge battery thinking it was the battery issue again. Car began making noise so parked it and lifted hood to check the engine compartment. Noise got louder and then got back in the car. Car began making noises again and the battery light came on and the car engine turned off and wouldn't turn back over. Luckily made it back to a parking garage. Contacted Chrysler on 10/15/17. Car manufactured 8/10 which is during their recall period for vehicles with alternator issues. They advised I go to a dealership to have the car inspected and follow up with them.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Alternator recall. Engine interiors lights flash while off, car intermittently will go off. Power steering not available. Chrysler mechanics would not look into my power steering issues. Told me my alternator is fine. I do not feel my alternator is fine and want it replaced. I do not feel safe driving with my children.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 11
Failure Date: 09/22/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. While attempting to start the vehicle, all of the warning indicators flickered on and off and the windshield wipers malfunctioned. The contact noticed smoke coming from the hood and noticed that the origin was the alternator. There was no fire. The vehicle was taken to bob howard Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram (13250 broadway ext, oklahoma city, ok 73114 (405) 749-1111) where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there would be a fee for the repairs for which the contact may or may not be reimbursed. No further assistance was offered. The approximate failure mileage was 90,211.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 12
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, a burning odor entered into the cabin of the vehicle. Directly afterward, the abs, battery, and traction control off indicators illuminated without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle entered into battery save mode and the air conditioner and radio were disengaged. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, and the battery save mode indicator illuminated again. The contact exited the vehicle, opened the hood, and saw a cloud of white smoke and small flames around wires connected to the alternator. The contact entered the vehicle to turn it off and the flames extinguished independently. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the alternator failed to charge to the battery. A police report was not filed. There were no injuries. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 69,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 13
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to capital Dodge (1520 w main st, willimantic, CT 06226, phone number: (860) 423-4516) where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The parts were not available to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle could be repaired at his expense, but reimbursement would not be guaranteed. The manufacturer stated that the contact needed to fill out all the paperwork for consideration for reimbursement, which was not guaranteed. The approximate failure mileage was 59,700.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 14
Failure Date: 09/18/2017

Nhtsa recall number 17v-435 announced (6/9/2017) the alternator may experience diode thermal fatigue failure due to cyclical loads induced by electro-hydraulic power steering. Attempts to arrange addressing this recall with Dodge dealerships in port jervis (port jervis auto mall & manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge) in September and October 2017 both were unsuccessful, with both dealerships indicating they were not being supplied with the replacement alternators by Dodge, and therefore could not carry out the recall service. Port jervis auto mall said that I could purchase the replacement alternator and pay for the service to replace it, submit the receipts to Dodge, but that they could not guarantee that Dodge would reimburse if done this way. I have learned that failure of this diode and the alternator while driving could result in the electrical system shutting down, losing power steering and brakes, with high danger of causing an accident. Why is Dodge not addressing this very dangerous situation?.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 15
Failure Date: 09/15/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 65 mph, the windshield wipers activated and all the warning indicators illuminated. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over as it stalled. An eyewitness pulled over and observed smoke coming from the hood of the contact's vehicle. The contact decided to disconnect the battery due to smoke from the alternator. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer (atlantic Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram, 130 sunrise hwy, west islip, NY 11795) where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed. The remedy part for the recall was unavailable. The dealer offered another alternator and was informed that the failure could recur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: 32419564. The case was escalated it and the contact was informed that they would have a manager return the call. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 16
Failure Date: 09/08/2017

Recall t36: my ar cut off on me while I was driving due to the recall on the alternator and power steering. My car has been in the shop for 3 weeks and I finally got a call back today. The recall department told me I would have to pay for the repairs and then submit to them for reimbursement. I have argued about having to pay out of pocket for a recall. Also they are trying to give me a alternator that still is not the permanent fix. So this alternator could still go out on me while I am driving like the first time. When the car cut off I had just gotten off the highway. Thank god I was not on the highway still because the car just shut completely down. I had no power when the car shut down and I ended up running up on the curb trying to stop the car.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

While driving on a local freeway on Saturday, September 2, 2017, the battery symbol on the dashboard of my 2011 Dodge Charger r/t lit up. Upon arriving home there was a very strong burning smell coming from the engine. That very same day there was a safety recall notice, reference number: 32343087, in my mail from fiat Chrysler automobiles (fca), po box 218008, auburn hills mi 48321-8008 stating that the alternator was defective and to not drive the car until the problem was fixed as the car might catch on fire. The notice further stated that a replacement alternator was not available and there was no known date when one would be available. On October 20, 2017, almost 2 months and not hearing from Dodge, I had dimano mike's automotive, 1640 s. Santa fe st. , unit a, santa ana, CA 92705 replace my alternator at a cost of $903. 19. On October 24, 2017 I mailed to fca customer assistance the invoice and credit card receipt for this repair. It was delivered on October 30, 2017. As of this date, November 10, 2017, I have not been reimbursed for this repair.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

Vehicle stopped in the middle of the road due to alternator sudden failure. There is a recall on alternator part, but the dealership will not honor the recall.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 08/27/2017

Recall on alternator on 8/27/17 I was driving on the road and my car just stop running. I restarted it and the battery safe mode appeared on the screen. I made it to my house and my car stop working all together. I called evan arena Dodge to make a service apt. They stated they were backed up and gave me a date 8/8/17 @ 10 am. I called the recall 9/5/17 agent stated part will not be in until 2018. I stated what I'm I suppose to do without a car, agent stated they will approve a rental until then. I called recall 9/6-9/8 to guarantee that my car will get the proper care and I will not be out of a car. Chris service agent at evan arena Dodge states my car part is on recall and the part will not available until 2018. I stated I was aware of the issue per recall. Chris service agent gave me a bill of $99. 99 I refused to sign and pay for it because it was an alternator recall issue and not fault of my own. I stated to chris service agent,� what about a rental per recall I will be provided a rental until further notice. � chris stated I don't know why they sent out them letters out because everyone has been coming up here to get their car fixed. I stated to chris service agent I'm a victim of the recalled alternator and I have been without a car for a week and a half. Chris left desk and tom supervisor came and stated parts will not be in until March 2018. I stated to tom that's not my problem, I need to get to work I have 2 jobs and no transportation. I need a rental, tom stated I will email my district manager and he usually gets back to me quickly for the approval of the rental, if it�s the recall alternator. I stated well I have an apt at 10 am put it on the diagnostic and you should be calling me in an hour. Chris service agent called me at 12:30 and stated it was the alternator and I stated what about the rental?unable to complete my complaint due to lack of character.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 20
Failure Date: 08/20/2017

On the morning of 8/20 I drove 2 blocks from my house when the chattery save mode turned on accompanied by the battery light on the dash shortly after the car lost power steering and all electric components shut off and then the car shutoff and was immobile after that. I pushed the car home and the car hasn't turned over since. I disconnected the battery and used a battery Charger to recharge so I can put my windows up when I reconnected the battery I put the car in run knowing the alternator was bad and pending recall. As the windows hit the closed position black smoke started coming off the alternator and I promptly disconnected the battery again completely after turning the car into off position again. The alternator continued to smoke for 5 minutes as I stared at it with fire extinguisher in hand and phone in the other with 911 dialed and ready. As the car sat in the driveway after all this I noticed a fuel smell that came from the car then I noticed a fuel leak. A constant dripping of 1or 2 drops per 5seconds. The leak comes from below the door hinges area of the passenger side rear door. I cannot find the origin but this is where it drips from. I've read that this is also a common problem but Dodge or any other affiliate has recalled any fuel components and people that have changed the full fuel system tank hoses pumps everything still continue to have this issue when the vehicle is filled with gas to max capacity and the leak stops once the fuel level reaches 3/4 tanks or less.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 08/19/2017

My vehicle's electrical system will not charge correctly and has lead to electrical systems shutting down while driving. I was driving in 90+ degree heat along a city street with the ac running full blast and the radio going, just minutes after having left my house, when suddenly the radio stopped working and would not turn back on. Moments later, the ac system started blowing hot air and a red battery voltage light appeared in the evic with a *ding* noise. Shortly thereafter all electrical systems ceased and the engine died, with the transmission grinding to a halt. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where I had the electrical systems including the alternator inspected. The alternator passed inspection just slightly under the recommended 14 volts, so I opted not to replace it but did have to purchase a new battery. This was approximately one month ago. Fast forward to today, and while driving home the radio turned itself off and a low battery voltage indicator appeared in the evic. After searching the web, I see there is a known flaw with Chrysler alternators relating to recall notice "t3607112017" - found here: https://static. Nhtsa. Gov/odi/rcl/2017/rcmn-17v435-1556. Pdf I'm quite a bit peeved - as I sit here unable to use my vehicle, Chrysler seems to be dragging its feet with this particular recall, scheduled to be announced during the 4th quarter 2017. I'm afraid if I were to use my vehicle again, I would either become stranded once more, or worse - there have been reports of electrical fires originating in the alternator with this particular model vehicle. Alas, I've searched for the invoice from the repair shop I used but have been unable to find it. Perhaps I can call and see if they have a copy available in their records.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 22
Failure Date: 08/17/2017

Recall t36 needs to be expanded to include the 3. 6l engine with the 160a alternator, as my 2012 Dodge Charger with these components just had the exact failure described in this recall, but fca is saying that the recall doesn't include my vehicle. As of now, the 5. 7l engine with the 160a alternator and the 3. 6l engine with the 180a alternator are included, but not the 3. 6l engine with the 160a alternator. The battery failure warning light came on in the morning on my way to work. I used the remote start when I was going to leave work and the car died after about two minutes, before I could even get in the car. White smoke came from under the hood and, upon closer inspection, was emanating from near the alternator on the passenger side of the car. There was also more heat than two minutes of idling would account for as well as the smell of hot plastic or something similar. There was no power to any part of the vehicle at all. I took the battery to autozone and they said it tested as a good battery. I had it towed to henry brown Dodge in casa grande, arizona and they confirmed it was the alternator that failed.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 23
Failure Date: 08/16/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Charger. While pulling into a parking lot, there was an odor of burning wires that emitted into the vents of the vehicle. The contact noticed smoke under the hood and from the alternator. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. In addition, while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The abs and the battery warning indicator illuminated. A few minutes later, the vehicle restarted. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

If the alternator fails, the vehicle stall without warning, took the car to the dealership and been told that recall p60 is only for 160 am alternator and my is 180 but the same problem happen to my car.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 25
Failure Date: 08/11/2017

While driving the car the radio shut off, all of the lights on the dash came on, there was a whining noise from under the hood and it smelled like burning rubber. The car was then parked and when the hood was opened the alternator was smoking and there was residue around the area where the belt is on the alternator. This happened 3 times in 12 hours, all driving on city streets.

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