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

Dodge Charger owners have reported 402 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: 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.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, the windshield wipers activated automatically, and the abs, brake, service traction, and check engine warning indicators illuminated. Also, the engine stalled, the gear automatically shifted into park, and the vehicle stopped. The contact pushed the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to the nearby dealer (sun auto service located at 9530 w tropicana Ave, las vegas, nv 89147) where it was diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 800-992-1997 and stated that nothing could be done since the VIN was not included in a recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case number was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 08/06/2017

Parked car in garage and closed garage door. Went back later and smelled a electrical smell. Went thru everything in garage and could not find source. Next morning wife went to start car and nothing. Son checked under hood and knew our smell came from car. Had car towed in to dealership to find problem. Problem was alternator and battery. Same problem as recall t36 but our car is not under this recall. Same make, year and problem so why is our car any different? we could have had a fire in our new 3 week old garage/house. Please include this like others are experiencing in this recall. Now I am stuck with a $950 bill!.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 08/02/2017

Alternator bad in car need to expand recall list on VIN number. Car start smelling like burning then died on highway in front of dusty collision pocola ok. Dusty owner of business and license auto repair place stated my alternator was bad. That me and my down syndrome son was lucky.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 08/02/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 30 mph, the battery warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an advance auto store where it was diagnosed that the alternator was in the process of failing. While driving, the vehicle lost power and stalled. The vehicle was taken to berglund Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram (2525 franklin rd sw, roanoke, va 24014, (540) 345-9881) where it was confirmed that the alternator failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 07/27/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 10 mph, the engine stalled and all the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle lost complete power. The vehicle was towed to benchmark Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram (1313 grants mill way, birmingham, al 35210 (205) 957-1313) where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that a recall was not available until November of 2017, and the contact would be reimbursed for the repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 07/25/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, she heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle, and then noticed smoke coming through the cabin with the battery save mode and traction control warning lights illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the battery saver mode had intermittently appeared on and off over the past two years, where it was continuously informed ( per a auto shop that there was no failure). The contact was able to pull the vehicle over when she observed more smoke and opened the engine when it was noticed that smoke was coming from the alternator and was completely black. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer (mckay's Dodge Chrysler Jeep ram, 2020 frontage rd n, waite park, mn, 56387) where it was diagnosed that the alternator had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. After the vehicle was repaired, the contact became aware of NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical). The contact called the dealer who informed the contact that her VIN was not included in the recall and stated that her vehicle was manufactured 2 weeks after the specific recall dates of December, and the vehicle was manufactured in January. The manufacturer was not contacted and made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,535.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 07/24/2017

I drove my car to work on Monday and back home (approx 25 miles round trip) with just a message stating battery in saver mode, otherwise a normal drive home. About 3 hours later I was going to the store, I turned my car on and it immediately started making a loud humming noise. I started to leave the driveway, got about 50 feet down the street when I noticed smoke was coming out from under the hood (it had a strong electrical burning smell). The abs warning light and traction control warning light came on, the message with battery in saver mode appeared on the screen again, and the interior lights flickered. I got the car back in the driveway and left it there over night. The next day I started the car with the message, battery in saver mode being the only issue. I got to work, then called the dealership to have the car dropped off for them to diagnose. The dealership has diagnosed the problem as being an alternator failure. I researched recalls with similar malfunctions and p60 kept coming up. Apparently my Charger is not included in this recall even though the same issues occurred.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 07/23/2017

When driving I could hear a noise which I thought was the transmission them I could smell a faint smell of burning plastic. Then the battery saver light came on. I called the dealer and they told me to bring it in. Never made it. Got about 2 miles and abs light came on and traction control light came on. The brakes would engage on their on their own finally the car started to stall and coasted to a stop. When stopped the windshield wipers were running slowly. Had to have the car towed to dealer at my cost. They said alternator was burned up and it also burned up the battery. Extended warranty will pay for alternator but not the battery. Car has 43000 miles.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 07/20/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 10 mph, the contact heard a whining noise and the abs, traction, and battery saver indicators illuminated. The contact stated that he was able to drive the vehicle home at a slow rate of speed. While pulling into the driveway, the contact noticed smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact parked, exited the vehicle, opened the hood, and saw smoke. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The contact called the dealer (larry h. Miller Dodge ram havana, 2727 s havana st, denver, CO 80014 (720) 907-1243) to inquire about an alternator recall because his previous Dodge Charger was included in a recall for the alternator. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,900.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 11
Failure Date: 07/18/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact heard a winding noise and the anti-lock brake system, traction control, and battery warning indicators illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over in a parking spot and noticed smoke emerging from the alternator area. The contact had to pour water to extinguish the fire. The contact re-entered the vehicle and there was no electrical power. The police and fire departments were not present. There were no injuries. The contact called the dealer (north olmsted Dodge/Jeep in north olmsted, ohio) who stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 12
Failure Date: 07/18/2017

The car was shut down for 1 1/2 hours and sitting in a parking lot with nothing running or on. When the car was started as normal, there was an odd sound coming from under the hood. I popped the hood and noticed smoke coming from the alternator. I shut the car down and black smoke was coming from the alternator. I heard popping and sizzling coming from the alternator.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 13
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 55 mph, all the warning sensors illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was barely able to move off the highway. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer (kayser Chrysler center of watertown, 105 highway 16 frontage rd, watertown, WI, 53904) where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). Because the vehicle had an 180 amp alternator instead of the 160 amp alternator included in the recall, the manufacturer stated that the recall repair would not be covered and did not offer any further assistance. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 14
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 35-40 mph, the vehicle lost power and stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to gresham Dodge (located at 855 ne. Burnside road, gresham, or 97030, tel: (503) 666-2277) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the VIN was not included. The approximate failure mileage was 49,439.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 15
Failure Date: 07/13/2017

I was driving my 2012 Charger sxt, and the car suddenly went into battery saver mode. I had pulled over to google it on my phone, and my car was starting to display the symptoms in the p60 recall. The battery light came on, the traction control, abs, check engine lights, they all came on. Then as I was pulling into a parking space at Dodge the center screen shut off, I lost power steering, the car shut itself off. Somehow the windshield wipers ran a few cycles. The dealership informed me that my car had a 180 amps alternator, that it was not part of the p60. My car had just reached 119000km (74000mi), and the average mileage of Chargers with 180 amps alternators appears to be around 106000km (66000mi). The road that I was on, it followed the a winding cliff. If the problem had been more severe I would certainly have died, either gone into the rock face, off the cliff, or into oncoming traffic. The replacement alternator was over $800 cnd, that's before the inspection, before labor, and if the battery fried in this ordeal, it doesn't include that either. It doesn't cover the rental car I had to get. Obviously, Chrysler-Dodge-fiat had to do a massive recall with one alternator, is it really a stretch to think that the other alternator that they installed in other vehicles were defective as well? I looked up the cost of a replacement online according to official Dodge specifications for the Chrysler 300 / Charger - they're listed at about $200-250 cnd, why is the one Dodge selling me over $800? is it because they realized they have to put in something of much higher quality and output so that this doesn't happen again? there had better be a recall about this - people will get severely hurt because of this.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 16
Failure Date: 07/13/2017

I was driving from tulsa to joplin when the battery saver light came on. Shortly after I lost all digital gauges and power steering. Car shut off and became hard to control. I was in left lane on interstate with tractor trailers in the right lane, car slowed to around 10 miles an hour as I tried to get across right lane onto shoulder. Car in right lane would not move and almost caused accident. Was able to get car to shoulder. Original alternator failed at 130,000 miles. Dodge wanted over 600 dollars to replace and said the original recall did not effect my model. Purchased a second alternator from autozone but it was dead out of the box. Third alternator lasted from September 2016 to July 2017. Installed fourth alternator on 7/15/2017 but diagnostics shows the regulator is failing. Autozone is telling me that Dodge has other issues causing failure. Problem I have is Dodge would not replace the original alternator as it was not included in recall.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 07/13/2017

Alternator replaced two years ago under recall. Car died again while stopped in traffic and would not restart. Dealer says failure was the same failure that was under recall. District rep has not approved repairs yet, it's been a week. This will be the 3rd alternator in two years.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 18
Failure Date: 07/10/2017

Intermittent electrical problems such as the windshield wipers coming on, heater turning on, gauges blinking on and off, failure to start and stalling while driving. I assumed the alternator was bad so I attempted to drive it to my local repair shop and the vehicle died in the driveway. I had to have it towed to an automotive shop. They told me that the battery was fried and they would have to replace it to diagnose the vehicle. As soon as a new battery was installed it immediately fried that battery and they said that the alternator was generating heat and beginning to smoke. They told me that there was a major electrical short that they could not diagnose and sent it to a Dodge dealership for diagnosis. This particular VIN number is not under the current recall but all of the symptoms the car was having is exactly what is described in the recall notice.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 07/10/2017

My vehicle has the same issues regarding p60 / NHTSA 14v-634 recall. The alternator does not provide enough voltage to the vehicle and the entire system begins to fail. While driving on a street traveling around 30 mph I received no warning and my began to shut down. All of the lights began turning on and off, the wipers turned on, and then my car completely shut off. This caused me to nearly hit another vehicle and injure myself. This is a huge safety concern and someone could be hurt.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 20
Failure Date: 07/08/2017

This is related to p60 recall. Our car has the same alternator as the 3. 6 cars in the recall. It had the very same problems: wife driving down the highway , the battery light came on there was a few chime sounds, then abs and tc lights came on, then all the dash warning lights came on. The wife knows enough about cars that she had to immediately pull over and shut the car off. Then smoke came out from under the hood and a smell of electrical burning was evident. She had been on a highway doing 55 mph. The wife called me and I went down there. The forst thing that I noticed was there was not anything electric working on the car. And worst of all it was stuck in park and couldn't put it in neutral for towing. The tow truck guy tried to jump it but soon realized that everything was shorted out. He finally towed it to the dealership. I was able to see the burn marks and where the metal of the alternator had melted. Upon doing research online I found about this same problem with other challengers. And also found the p60 safety recall. The recall listed the same exact symptoms that we had but didn't cover 5. 7 engine cars. The alternator was burnt(pictures attached) exactly the same as the 3. 6 engine cars. There were a lot of posts of the 5. 7 having same issue that my car had. Most of those were covered under the warranty. Our car was out of warranty. It cost us $988. 50 for a new alternator,battery and labor. Since this same part was covered under p60 recall it looks like Chrysler is being deceptive about the issue. Please investigate and reply. Pic of alternator below. Regards, gregory.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

My complaint is for the alternator on my 2012 Dodge Charger with 160amp alternator. This weekend after only 49,000 miles the alternator failed. The car died on the freeway and the alternator had caught fire. Luckily we carry a fire extinguisher in the car or I'm afraid the engine would of caught on fire. Please warn other Charger drivers if they smell electrical burning get to a fire station.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 22
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

Alternator failure. The power saving mode light came on the battery light illuminated on the evic screen. The car shut down completely while driving.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 23
Failure Date: 07/03/2017

"takata recall" vehicle alternator burned out. The vehicle was being driven at the time when the battery light and the abs light came on both in red not the normal orange, also the traction light started coming off and on at times for the past month when driving as normal to places around my area. When she made it home she noticed that all the instrument panel lights came on then went off and she smelled smoke and turned the vehicle off and raised the hood and noticed that burnt electrical smell with smoke coming from the side of the motor where the alternator is, so when I got home I noticed the alternator had black burn scars around the coil areas and with a flashlight noticed some of the coils inside were melted down from the burning.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 06/18/2017

While driving on a main thouroughfare, the engine stalled. ( there was no warning that there was a problem, no warning lights were on. ) the electronic throttle control warning light came on, and then all elec power went out. Leaving the car without lights/flashers. Upon investigation, the alternator failed, shorting out the electrical system and killing/destroying the battery. The alternator shouldn't do this. I found that Dodge had a recall ( p-60) on their v-6 models for this very same issue. My car is a v-8. I was lucky I wasn't driving on a major highway or at night as the car had no way iof indicating distress to other drivers and the headlights didn't work. There is a clear defect in the alternators of these cars, its only a matter of time before someone is injured or killed.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 25
Failure Date: 06/13/2017

While driving my car in a residential area it started making a whining noise, I immediately pulled over. I exited the vehicle noticing smoke rising from under my hood. It looked like my alternator is what was smoking and putting out a lot of heat. I waited a few minutes hoping it would cool down. I noticed the smoke was getting worst as well as the heat coming from the engine area. I then heard a cracking noise coming from the alternator. It sounded like electricity snapping. I then disconnected the battery and immediately the snapping stopped. After approximately 5 more mins the smoking stopped. I saw that there is a recall for the alternator in my make and year, but when I type in my VIN number it doesn't show the recall for my vehicle. Ive reached out to my Dodge dealership, they told me my car doesn't have the recall for the alternator. Could they have made a mistake?.

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