Dodge Charger owners have reported 230 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).
Alternator failed / turned off 4 lane hwy (55 speed limit) on to (35) side street then on to (25) to home . Car failed turning into driveway.
See all problems of the 2013 Dodge Charger.
As I turned to pull in my driveway, all at once the abs light and stability control light illuminated on my dash, the powersteering quit working, all at the same time the vehicle had begun making a loud high pitched humming noise with smoke coming from under the hood that had a very intense burning, electrical type smell. Then the dash flashed that the car was in battery saver mode, subsequently dying altogether. Upon having towed the car to a Dodge dealership, the service department informed me that I needed to a) replace the alternator b) replace the belt and c) replace the battery because the alternator caused it to go bad. The total for all repairs will be $1224. I still don't have the vehicle back, but I've done extensive research online and learned that there is a recall (recall number p60) involving some 2011-2014 model year Dodge Chargers and their alternators. Seeing as my vehicle is a 2011, and I am having this exact issue, I need to know why my vehicle was not included in the original recall. Having alternator failure when my vehicle is only 4 years old is unacceptable, not to mention, it is incredibly unsafe to lose powersteering, abs and esc as the vehicle smolders for hours even after completely dying.
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2013 Dodge Charger 50000 miles just driving down the road and I start hearing a whining sound I never heard before then 10 minutes later a message pops up and says my car is in battery saver mode. Alternator went out suddenly with no warning the same that happens with the v6 models but crysler only recalled v6 models not v8. Thankfully my dad who had the exact same problem with his 2013 v8 crysler 300 warned me to park before I damaged my battery or my car stall on the side of the road like his did 4 months ago. It is irresponsible for crysler to only do a recall that covers half the cars that is affected with these bad alternators.
I have a 2011 Dodge Charger, and I'm having problems with the trunk it just opens for no reason. Also the alternator went out, and they claim my car is not on the recall list but it has the exact alternator as the ones on the recall list. This is ridiculous.
With out any warning while driving my vehicle on a city street my entire electrical system shut done very rapidly. Beginning with the radio shutting it self off, the vehicle then displayed indicator lights saying that my abs system was bad followed by a check engine light indicator. Shortly after the check engine light indicator came on a service transmission indicator light displayed followed by all electrical systems shutting down completely. Once I was able to pull over the car would not shift into park. I then tried shutting the car off and the car would not turn off. The windshield wipers and other car accessories began to turn on and off on their own. At that time a strong plastic burning smell began followed by smoke from the engine compartment. In order to shut down the vehicle I had to disconnect the battery. The next morning I reconnected the battery to see if the problem had fixed itself. At that point the vehicle started, but still had the same electrical issues from the night before. The only difference was this time the vehicle shut itself off and will no longer start. Upon having the vehicle problem diagnosed it appears that the alternator failed without any prior warning causing a complete electrical shutdown of the vehicle. Upon further research, there has been a recall for the 2012 Dodge Charger vehicles concerning faulty alternators in vehicles that are equipped with 160 amp alternators. Mine has a 180 amp alternator, but still experienced a short in the alternator as described by recall p60 issued in 2014. Upon calling our local Dodge dealership we were told that our vehicle was under recall. After towing the vehicle to the Dodge dealership we were told that the car was not under the recall list and we would be responsible for paying the towing fees a long with repair fees for the replacement of the alternator.
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I says that my car is not on recall for the alternator. However, my alternator went out without warning which almost cause me to crash. All my gadgets on my vehicle, such as, the gauges, radio, windshiled wipers, battery light, uneven road lights were going balistic. It was stalling and puttering. I could not brake my brake got hard which would not let me push down . It did not let me stop. I almost hit a car. I only had enough time to veer over. Thank goodness it was not a busy street or highway. It would not let me park my park or anything . I had to push the button to turn off. I was on the highway early that morning with my little girl. It could of happend then . It could have been fatal. Someone needs to check into this. I think my car is one of the recalls. Please help.
Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, when the vehicle's instrument panel read 'engine disabling'. The contact stated that the vehicle began to decelerate independently. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,323. Wh.
Was driving on the highway aprx. 70 mph, when "battery saver mode" message came on. I disconnected phone Charger, turned off audio, ac, and daylights. Suddenly, the displays and dash needles went up and down (looked like a computer virus). The car stalled in the middle of the highway, and the alternator burned ( smoke coming out of the hood). My car has only 53,000 miles, and never had signs of faulty or near-dead alternator. Well, the new battery $200, new 180 amp alternator was $500, plus labor. Called Chrysler and they say the recall p60 is for 160 amp alternator, but it seems that a lot of people are having the same issue with the 180 amp alternator. So my repairs were out of pocket (which is just money. . . Very needed money), but being almost hit by the coming I-95 traffic and having a car that is about to burn, well that could have ended in a tragedy. Thanks god my insurance roadside assistance came to help. Still intrigued why this 180 amp alternator is not in recall, when its already a fact that this "small defect" could cause a fatal accident . . .
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled as the battery and engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 43,500. Pm.
My 2011 Dodge Charger v8 has less than 27k miles and my alternator went out last week. $619. 99 later, I did research to find out there is a recall but only on the v6 engine, not the v8. I think Dodge needs to include the v8's in this recall as there is no reason my alternator should have gone out this soon!!.
While driving on interstate at full speed a message appeared on vehicle instrument panel: battery saver mode. Was concerned as I did not know what the message meant. Was not mentioned in the owner manual. Looked up message on Dodge Charger forum, realized that my vehicle falls within years for recall, with 160 amp alternator, but my particular VIN number is not included in recall nor have I been contacted. Perhaps it, along with others, should be to warn owners of potential issues. There was nothing in the message to indicate that the vehicle needed to be serviced, although to my understanding it can cause loss of power to the entire system.
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I was driving approximately 20-25 mph on a residential street and I noticed my car was making a strange noise, the radio shut off then the car shut down completely. I call for roadside assistance and had my car towed to the dealership where I purchased it and after a week they finally diagnosed it being my alternator which had completely drained my battery, so both had to be replaced. My car only had 38000 miles and I was told that I just had went over my warranty mileage and had to pay out of pocket 1168. 00 for alternator and battery. After doing research I found that some 2012 models had recalls for alternators but was told my car was not on the recall list.
Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle staled twice. The contact mentioned that the second time the failure happened, the battery saver warning indicator illuminated, an abnormal noise was heard, the vehicle started smoking and stalled. The contact was able to park the vehicle and also purchased an alternator assembly. The contact replaced the alternator assembly and the vehicle was repaired. The contact was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v467000 (air bags) but did not receive notification of the recall as of yet. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the contact was to call the dealer and the manufacturer to determine when the recall repair could be performed. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000. Dyd.
Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle started to hesitate and all the warning indicators illuminated, the air conditioning started to blow hot air. The vehicle started shaking to a complete stop. The vehicle was jump started and driven home. The contact stated that while driving to the independent mechanic the vehicle started to display the same symptoms as before and wold not start at all. The diagnosis was that the alternator was bad and needed replacement. The vehicle is been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. Bp.
Alternator and battery.
Brought vehicle into dealership due to a "battery saver mode" message in my evic, along with a slight winding noise heard in the engine compartment and a slight electrical burning odor. Dealer was unable to replicate issue and sent me home. Next day, the same message appeared in my evic and a very strong electrical burning odor could be smelt coming through my vents in the passenger compartment. Took vehicle back to dealership and they observed both the message and strong odor. Popped vehicles hood and a very strong electrical burning odor was observed and the outside of the alternator was black and hot. They indicated that there was no recall for the v-8, but there was for the v-6 alternators (NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000) and even though my vehicle was manufactured during the affected build dates, there was nothing they could do about it. When I went out to move my vehicle from where I had parked, the abs, traction control, and emergency brake (was not engaged) lights were on. When vehicle was shifted into drive, windshield wipers turned on and vehicle stalled out. Currently waiting to see if warranty company will cover the alternator.
When driving the car it started flashing the abs brake light and traction control light, then the steering became very hard to do then it went into battery saving mode and the battery light came on. All of this happened without warning while driving. Was told by Dodge the alternator went out and that the v8's were not covered under the recall only the v6's even though mine did the same as the ones under recall.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The battery warning light previously illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000.
First the abs and esc lights came on then the message battery saver mode then the radio turned off and the ac stopped blowing cold air then the battery light came on. I turned off the car and tried to start it but it would not start but the windshield wipers did come on for 1 pass and the speedometer and tac also did 1 pass left to right and back slowly. Checked the internet and seen others with same problem cause by the alternator and their is a current recall on the v6 but I have the hemi v8. Had the car towed to the Dodge dealer.
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at a low speed exiting the highway, the vehicle stalled as the battery light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.
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Dodge has known issues and recalls for alternators being defective in their 2012 Charger models but continues to make customers pay out of pocket to fix the issue. I purchased a 2012 Dodge Charger April 2012 cash. Recently my alternator stopped working on the car. I took the car to the nearest Dodge in my area to have test ran on the battery and alternator, the battery tested good but they would not test the alternator unless I paid a $100 fee which I could have done for free at the nearest parts dealer (autozone, o'riely's). I recently repaired my car out of pocket $300 with no assistance from Dodge, but before doing so I saw there has been over 450,000 recalls for the same issue of alternators prematurly going bad. I called 8008531403 and 8009921997 and spent over 2 hours on the phone without a resolution, the first rep advised the recall is VIN specific andnothing applies to my VIN, I tried to explain to the rep that this has been a known isssue for Dodge models made since 2010-2013 and my car was produced within that time frame. The rep advised me to take it in for a diagnostic and I could submit for a possible reimbursment if its determined its fault Dodge. I advised I was not comfortable with doing so if I cant be garaunteed I will be reimbursed, I then asked for a supervisor. The supervisor pamela (id ph314) was rude from the start of the call call and told me its not her concern if my car gets repaired. I love my car and have been considering purchasing my fiance a 2015-2016 model but after how I was treated I am strongly changing my mind.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While parked, the engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle did not start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed. The contact stated that the engine warning light illuminated and the radio lost electrical power prior to when the vehicle was parked. 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 failure mileage was 60,000.
I was driving to work and my car collision sensors and alarm started going off randomly. Shortly after, my car shut down while I was in motion and there was no electircal power and no power steering so it was difficult to get out of traffic. I could not get my car to restart and could not even get my hazard lights on. I had my car towed to the repair shop and they determined the alternator was the issue. They replaced the alternator and my car works perfect now. I am disappointed to learn that there was a recall on alternators for the v6 version only of my car. I have read that my car has the same alternator as the v6. Luckily I was able to avoid an accident. I can't imagine what would have happened with my car suddenly shutting off on the freeway. Why would my v8 car not have been recalled.
For several months my vehicle has failed to start intially, I recieved a recall notice for the ignition switch late last year 2014. I was told after many phone calls to dealerships there would be an update and the parts were not in to complete the repair. I have been stranded several times due to this issue sometimes for 20 minutes at a time. This past Wednesday as I drove home from work on a very high speed expressway, my vehicle shut off completely. It restarted on it's own once and then all systems shut down, leaving me coasting in rush hour traffic. I was able to pull over and allow the vehicle to roll to a stop safely. I called my roadside service and was towed to the nearest dealership. The next day I was told by the dealer that it was not the "recall" issue that caused this but a short in a wire that caused the alternator to fail completely . I was told that I would be charged for the repair, and subsequently my warranty would cover the repair except my 200. 00 deductible. Being that this is my only means of transportation I authorized it. The repair was done and my vehicle was returned to me on Friday Jul 17, 2015. Upon return the service tech noticed that my engine light was still on, and advised me to go get my battery checked as it had been drained. I did this and found the battery to be in "good" condition. Sunday Jul 19, 2015 on a quick trip to the store, I was greeted again with a "failure to start" issue. This left myself and my child in a stranded state until a friend could arrived to give me a jump. After paying to have my car repaired and promised the recall issue would not cause me to be stranded, I am very frustrated and fearful that my vehicle is too dangerous to drive. I do not have another vehicle to get to and from work. I need a resolution to this problem ASAP.
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Driving to work when all of a sudden the message of "battery saver mode" appeared on my message screen. After that happened, I noticed a whistling noise followed by the radio going out and air conditioning stopped blowing. Then all of the sensors started going off in the dashboard; traction control, abs, check engine, and seatbelt. I tried to give my Dodge Charger 2012 sxt some gas so that I can get off the road, but that cuased the rpm's to rev up to over 7 and other gauges did the same thing at the same time. Luckily I was able to coast into a gas station since that is where my Charger completely stopped!! nothing would turn on and car wasn't moving!! after calling for a tow truck, I looked up these errors for 2012 Dodge Chargers and there a lot of them!! the estimate to replace the alternator and battery was over $800!!! who has that money just laying around for rainy days?!?!? Dodge knows it has this problem as you can find the recalls for it, bit only if the VIN# matches. Otherwise you pay out of your own pocket. I am so infuriated right now!! I will never buy another Chrysler vehicle again!! my 2012 Charger only has 57,000 miles and the alternator goes!!! this is not right nor should it be accepted!!!.
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