Dodge Charger owners have reported 330 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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!.
(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.
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.
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.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and later to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be repaired. Earlier in the day, the battery saver mode indicator illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,500.
We started to smell a when we pulled over the car stoped running would not start and the alternator was smoking. We were on the highway and pulled over on a parking lot.
Alternator failed while driving vehicle with a child as passenger, approximately 4 minutes and 1 mile from home, resulting in a fire immediately after pulling over. Fire occurred after vehicle stopped. Dodge refusing to acknowledge any issues with alternator despite recall on same equipment for v6 engines.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, the engine failed without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 23,000.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 55 mph, the power mode indicator appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle stalled while in motion and was unable to shift gears. The warning lights illimunated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The manufacturer was notified and did not want to honor the warranty because there were 180 amps on the alternator. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 95,000.
My vehicle started making a whining noise and I started smelling something burning, the battery saver mode came on and the abs and I turned the vehicle off and popped the hood and my alternator is fried less than 60,000 miles on the vehicle and it won't start or I can't jump it. I was sitting in a parking lot and my car is still in that parking lot right now.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the radio and electrical system failed. In addition, the battery warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000(electrical system), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and lost power without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the alternator was repaired. The contact stated that the failure was identical to the failure in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system); however, the VIN was excluded. The failure mileage was 48,000.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. Without warning, the contact heard a loud abnormal noise. The instrument panel gauges and warning indicators randomly flickered and the vehicle stalled. The contact noticed excessive smoke emitting from the motor and stated that the alternator assembly prematurely failed. The contact received several recall notices and was to check with the dealer to determine if they could diagnose the failures. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 164,000.
My Dodge Charger last night would not start. I got it jumped and it started, I left the cables hooked up for a while then unhooked them. After unhooking the cables the car still would run but lights started popping up on the dash, I put the car in drive and the wiper blades came on, radio turned off, battery power saver came on and all the abs lights check engine light etc came on and the car just cut off. I did a little research and comes to find out that is the alternator and this is a common issue in the 2011 to 2014 Dodge Chargers.
Our car was running fine until this event. We came out of a store 2 blocks from our home and started the car. It immediately had a new whirring noise and the battery symbol came up on our dash display. We started to drive towards our home, to get our car there and out of the street. The car then displayed "switching to low power mode" on the dash display. Within the first block the the car starting smoking from under the hood. We pulled into our driveway and parked. The car shut itself off and was dead. More smoke continued to come out from under the hood. We opened the hood and visualized the alternator smoking continuously. We did not attempt to do anything else with the car. The next day we had it towed to the "my mechanic" auto repair shop, our usual and trusted repair shop. After inspection of our vehicle, the mechanic told us the alternator had burned out, and in turn, burned out the battery and both had to be replaced. After the repair our Charger runs fine. We have kept our alternator and battery for further inspection.
While I was driving my car towards my house. The battery light went on. On the dashboard I checked and it said "battery safe mode on". As I kept on driving the stereo went out. That's when I stopped and search the problem on the internet. It seem that alot of people had probkems with it and it was the alternator. I was still a long way from home so I kept on driving. But then the car stalled really bad and it would not go any more it was just on. I called the dealer today if the could fix it since it was a recall on the Dodge Charger 2012, but when I did they told me that my car did not have the recall and that I had to pay 700 dollars plus the labor to get it fix. I just want to know why if alot of people are having the same problem why cant they fix mine.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 70 mph, the alternator failed and caused the vehicle to stall without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.
My car was running perfectly fine, then out of the blue, I received an error message which read "battery saver mode". There was absolutely nothing wrong with my battery. After maybe two minutes, all the electrical systems in my car started shutting down. Maybe a minute later, my car was completely disabled in the middle of a busy intersection. All power to the vehicle was dead, so I couldn't even turn on the hazard lights to warn other drivers. The cabin began to smell very strongly of an electrical fire. I got out of the vehicle and opened the hood. There wasn't a visible fire, but there was smoke. I had the vehicle towed to the Chrysler dealership, where they informed me my VIN wasn't covered under the p60 recall. I spoke with Chrysler customer assistance, and they informed me that my alternator assembly wasn't deemed as defective. I had the exact same problem of all the vehicles under recall, but apparently not enough of my particular alternator assemblies have been reported defective to warrant a recall for my VIN. I would've been in big trouble if this happened with my children in the car. I had little to no warning off what was going to happen. Chrysler knows this is an issue, but they refuse to acknowledge it to avoid paying for the recalls. I would be extremely grateful to have this problem investigated. Please contact me for any additional information you may need. Thank you.
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