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

Dodge Charger owners have reported 421 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2010 Dodge Charger 1
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 2012 Dodge Charger 2
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.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 3
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.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2013 Dodge Charger 4
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 2012 Dodge Charger 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 15
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.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Charger 16
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 17
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 18
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 2013 Dodge Charger 19
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

The car's electrical systems, including abs, power steering, electronic stability and dashboard gauges, as well as ac and radio, suddenly cut out during driving. This was followed by the alternator catching fire. This occurred while driving on a city street (in motion). The fire was quickly extinguished with a bottle of water, but some plastic/wiring was burned.

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