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



Dodge Charger owners have reported 172 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 1
Failure Date: 02/04/2015

Alternator failure, complete engine/steering shut down, burning smell-while on highway. Car totally inoperable afterwards.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 2
Failure Date: 01/22/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while making a left turn, the lights on the instrument panel became dim. In addition, the brakes failed and the steering wheel seized as the abs warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator and the head lamp wiring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 12v197000 (electrical system, service brakes, air), 14v101000 (exterior lighting), and 14v634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 36,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2007 Dodge Charger 3
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

This vehicle while driving 40 mph down the road suddenly had the battery light come on then the transmission light then all the warning gauges came on and started blinking as this was happening the vehicles engine was accelerating and decelerating, and the vehicle would not go past first gear road the shoulder until I could get safely off the road. Shut vehicle off it seemed to correct the problem. Went to have battery and alternator checked both were fine. Since then every few days the battery light will come on and then go off after vehicle is restarted. Today 2/11/2015 the battery light came on again and the vehicle started to buck around 40 mph then stop if I accelerated or decelerated. And at one point when idling at a red light it stalled and then started back up. I have heard a lot of similar issues with this problem with this vehicle. We as the consumers should not to be made to shell out thousands of dollars for things that the manufacturer should stand behind. We pay enough for the car to begin with we shouldn't have to pay more for something that is obviously not isolated to one or two incidents. Some of the parts that are rumored to be the problem are fcm, tcm, and ecm. All are supposedly fixed with a computer update. Well then so be it don't charge us the consumer.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 4
Failure Date: 01/14/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that immediately after starting the vehicle, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery were faulty. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Pam.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 5
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 25 mph, an unknown warning light illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 6
Failure Date: 01/11/2015

P60 - recall / NHTSA 14v-634 (alternator) on Sunday 01/11/14 at 7:00pm at night my 2012 Dodge Charger with only 39,000 plus miles, (basically brand new) completely shut down in san andreas California on a back country road in the middle of the road at night, with my fiance driving and our two minor children in the back seat. All electrical systems shut down completely and the car actually put itself into park in the middle of the road at a stop sign and busy intersection. No hazard lights were available or working and this became an extremely dangerous situation. . Chp was dispatched right away. (evidently by a passing driver who called 911 emergency). Chp arrived at the site, parked their patrol car behind our car and used its hazard lights to warn oncoming drivers of this hazard. Chp immediately called aaa, (for an emergency hazard situation), to remove our car off the road and out of traffic. Chp stated our car, being in the middle of the road with no hazard light capability, was an immediate life threatening danger to my fiance and our two children and all other passing motorists. Aaa arrived right away and towed our car approx. 40 feet off to the side of the road and immediately charged us a $200 hazard vehicle towing fee. Aaa dispatched another tow truck as this tow truck driver was off duty and he only responded due to the emergency of the situation, (the call by the chp for a hazard vehicle). We had no alternative but to have the car towed to our residence in columbia California. The next morning, Monday, 1/12/14, century service extended warranty administration requested the car towed to a full Dodge dealership. I had the car towed from columbia California to modesto California Dodge Chrysler for $110. (the closest full Dodge Chrysler dealership). The dealer diagnosed the car. The alternator had gone out and shut down all electrical on the car.


car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 7
Failure Date: 01/11/2015

My vehicle has a safety recall on the alternator since November 2014, the abs light and traction control light came on while I was driving home from the store. I called Chrysler the next day to inform them of this event and I was given a case number and put on a list. I use my car daily for work and can't be without it so I am wondering how long does it take to get in parts to fix it. My children and I are in danger every time we have to go some where until this matter is resolved.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 8
Failure Date: 01/10/2015

Alternator burned up causing the car to lose all power and then not be able to restart.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 9
Failure Date: 01/10/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While making a left turn at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The battery warning light, check engine warning light, brake light, and the saver mode warning light illuminated. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was 56,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 10
Failure Date: 01/09/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the battery power save mode warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the battery and alternator would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact stated that fuel fumes were present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that a seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who replaced the fuel pump and fuel tank. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.


 
car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 11
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Dodger Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start due to a lost in battery power. An independent mechanic diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the alternator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) in December of 2014. The contact stated that the dealer was contact on multiple occasions and was informed that the part was not available for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 85,000. Djr.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 12
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 45 mph, multiple warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced; however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 13
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle would not restart and was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 14
Failure Date: 12/22/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) however, the recall remedy was still under development. After receiving the notification, the contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a loud pop sound and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the alternator was replaced. The technician informed the contact that although the alternator was replaced the part would still be defective. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,300.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 15
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the battery mode warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that he smelled smoke coming through the air vents. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that the alternator caused the failure to occur. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Charger 16
Failure Date: 11/25/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 20 mph, a burning odor was present inside the vehicle and the engine stalled. The contact indicated that the brake, abs, and battery sensor lights illuminated during the incident. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 41,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 17
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

Sitting at a stop light, my dashboard flashed battery saver. I thought it was maybe my key fab since I wasn't having any other issues. When I got home, I tried to lock and set the alarm with the key fab and it wouldn't work. I tried locking my doors manually, and it wouldn't work that way either. Finally after several attempts (and thinking for sure it was the key fab) the car locked manually. My husband took the car out the next day to test it and heard a whining from under the hood and said battery saver was flashed on the screen as well, after he changed the key fab battery. He looked under the hood and said he thinks it is the alternator. Did some research the next day and found out there is a recall on alternator due to be announced on 11/29/14.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 18
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the abs and traction warning lights illuminated. In addition, the contact stated there was a burning smell and the radio failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 50,087.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a independent mechanic. The contact was notified that the alternator had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. That manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Mm.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 20
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 60 mph, all the warning lights illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 21
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel would intermittently flicker off and on. The failure progressed and the vehicle would stall while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken for diagnostic testing at an independent repair facility. The technician stated that the battery was not properly receiving a charge and the alternator would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not affected by NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 22
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

I was on my way to my residence, and my vehicle just shut off without warning and in traffic. I could have bee injured. I had to push it to my house. I tried to start it, but it would not crank. I had it towed to the nearest Dodge dealer and was told my alternator failed and killed my battery.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 23
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle alternator is bad. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the dealer has not diagnosed the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 54,000. Rk.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 24
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, the steering wheel seized. The brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond and the battery saver mode and check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,550.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Charger 25
Failure Date: 10/24/2014

I own a 2011 Dodge Charger and recently had to replace the alternator. The battery light suddenly appeared followed by the abs and skid control lights. My vehicle shut down completely within a matter of minutes. I had no steering or brake capabilities. My repair cost to replace the alternator was $813. 87. In addition to the alternator issue, my airbag light came on a week ago so I went online and discovered the airbag recall. Upon contacting Chrysler I was told my vehicle was not included in this recall although the Dodge dealership confirmed this to be the same issue /repair as stated in the recall (airbag wiring harness needs replacing).

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