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



Dodge Charger owners have reported 358 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: 04/18/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. When the vehicle was started, the "battery saver mode" warning message illuminated. The vehicle was driven approximately two miles and the abs and esc warning indicators illuminated. The contact noticed smoke emerging from the engine compartment. The vehicle was driven to an oil change place and, when the hood was opened, more smoke emerged. The mechanic diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and was awaiting diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,300.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 04/15/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and smoke emitted from the front of the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator caught on fire and needed to be replaced. There were no injuries. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 04/09/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, several warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle lost electrical power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16v390000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

After parking the car into the garage I noticed an electrical burning smell. I checked everything in the garage including smelling the hood of the car. At the time I couldn't locate the source. Worrying about an electrical fire I checked in periodically. It wasn't until I drove the car again that I noticed the electrical burning smell with a whining noise. This year Charger was part of a recall to replace the 160amp alternator which this car didn't have. Based on an internet search some of these alternators have caught fire. This failure happens just outside the warranty period.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 04/06/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 15 mph, the battery safe mode warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled and lost power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,340.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 20 mph, the abs and vehicle traction control warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the battery saver mode indicator illuminated. The contact stated that there was smoke emitting from the engine compartment of the vehicle. The contact was concerned that the alternator failed, which caused the smoke in the engine compartment. The contact stated that the vehicle would be towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.


car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 04/02/2017

I was driving and my car went into "battery save mode. " I pulled over and I could smell smoke. There is a whirring noise when I accelerate the vehicle. My alternator needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, the p60 recall only covers the 160amp alternator and not the 180amp alternator that my Charger came with.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 04/02/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, there was a squeaking noise and odor of burned rubber inside the vehicle. The esc indicator illuminated and the contact noticed smoke coming from the engine. The contact coasted into a parking lot and the vehicle lost all power. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

While driving the vehicle (in motion) across a parking lot, I had a complete loss of power and smoke coming from under the hood. Further investigation revealed that the smoke was coming from the alternator. The alternator had a direct short to ground internally and the battery was completely dead. It appears that there is a recall for the 160a alternator and the 220a alternator but not for the 180a alternator with the exact same fail mode. TSB's have been issued explaining that this is the exact same fail mode as the recalled VIN's. It came a cost of over $600 to repair including labor. This is a very unsafe condition as indicated by 14v634000 and 16v739000. I do not understand the lack of a recall for this VIN as well?.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

My alternator failed with hardly any warning while driving on the highway. I have the 180 amp alternator. The 160 amp alternator was recalled for this very same issue.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 11
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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 12
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 13
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!.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 14
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 15
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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 16
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 17
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 18
Failure Date: 02/21/2017

2012 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to a defective alternator. The consumer stated while driving on the highway the battery, abs, and transmission warning lights illuminated simultaneously. The consumer was unable to shift the vehicle out of drive. The vehicle exhibited the same defect as listed in recall (p60/NHTSA 14v-634). The consumer would like to be included in the recall.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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