Dodge Charger owners have reported 371 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).
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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Low battery mode light came on while turning into my driveway, the car then abruptly stalled and smoke began poured out from under hood and I noticed a strong electrical burning smell. I opened the hood and smoke was coming from the alternator. A mechanic I know that lives close to me checked the charging system and found the battery and alternator were both bad and had to be replaced. I purchased a new alternator ($428. 54. ) and battery ($145. 80) and with the help of my mechanic freind, replaced both items. I contacted Chrysler and they advised that my car is not included in the p60 recall because my alternator is 180 amps. They started a case file and are supposed to contact me to come and look at the car. This issue is exactly the same as the p60 recall except this alternator is a different size. The manufacturer is the same and Chrysler is not standing by their customers for installing faulty equipment on these cars.
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Driving on florida turnpike and several car indicator warning lights came on, stability control, battery and so many others that I cannot remember them. A high pitched noise was emitted, car started smoking from vents and smelled like an electrical fire. I was passing a turnpike stop and was able to unsafely cross several lanes of traffic to pull in to the stop. I made it into the parking lot just in time and the car cut out. Had to take to be towed to the closest mechanic and leave overnight because it was too hot to connect to computer to troubleshoot. The battery casing was melted. The alternator and the battery had to be replaced. I am very grateful that I was next to a turnpike stop when this happened or my car would have shut down in the middle of the highway and could have resulted in a serious accident.
While driving my car home from work on 5/15/2017, I smelled smoke and started to hear a squealing from the engine area. I thought it might be one of the pully bearings, but when I pulled over and opened the hood, I found smoke coming out of the alternator, right after that flames came out of it too. I ran into the closest store and asked for the fire extinguisher and put out the fire before it spread. I'm calling Chrysler about the p60 recall which covers the alternator being defective. 800-423-6343. Case # 31638569 they are sending someone out to take a look at the alternator.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving, the vehicle rolled backwards without warning. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle and the battery saver mode indicator illuminated. The contact stated that both the radio and air conditioner lost power. The local dealer was contacted (st's Dodge of columbia, 190 greystone blvd, columbia, SC 29210, (803) 799-1900) and diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,501.
Car began to stall while driving on the highway. Lights on dashboard began blinking on and off windshield wipers came on and battery saver mode started flashing. My car began to decrease in speed on it's on and became hard to steer. Finally getting it to coast to a safe area on the highway it shut down on it's on and my car began to shake and make noises. Had to get it towed to a shop where they were not able to get into my vehicle at all so I have to call a lock smith to get into the vehicle so that some work could be done. The first repair shop called and said that I had a major electrical issue and that I needed to take it to the dealership so I got it towed to the nearest Dodge dealership where I am currently being charge an outrageous amount for repairs because of the faulty alternator which also ended up frying my battery as well but the recall on alternators doesn't cover my car but is the same year make and model that issues are coming up in that do have the recall on it.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving with the radio on, a message indicator flashed "audio off". The vehicle was parked, turned off, and restarted. Within less than five minutes, the radio shut off and a warning indicator flashed for battery safe mode. In addition, while on a major roadway, the vehicle stalled several times. The contact stated that various warning indicators flashed, the wipers activated, and the hazard lights illuminated. The manufacturer indicated that the vehicle was excluded from the manufacturer recall being 180 amps because the recall addressed the 160 amp alternator assemblies. The recall information and failure mileage were not available.
Get in car to go to wal-mart one Saturday morning the low battery light comes on and get a message that car was going to battery saving mode. Drove to store got my items got back into car and all electronics just started shutting off then car started to idle and cut out made a u shape in parking lot as was afraid to get on the road for fear of it quitting in the middle of the highway. Turn car off wouldn't start backup you could smell something hot under the hood. The alternator was so hot burnt hand. Had to call tow truck to take to dealership for them to fix. I was lucky this happened in a parking lot and not on a road could have caused a serious accident. The cost of repair was $1, 187. 75 plus it took 2 weeks for repair. This could have caused an accident or caught my car on fire.
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Alternator shorted out with heavy smoke. Side of casing turned dark on top. Drained battery. Started vehicle and a strange noise came from engine. Battery safe mode illuminated on dash. Started driving and noise continued with electrical burning smell. Drove back home, parked and stopped engine. Smoke coming from alternator. Thought it might catch fire.
Complete electrical power failure, causing loss of control of vehicle as each power related accessory shut down, including being able to steer the vehicle to safety. The Chrysler group currently has a recall campaign across all their family of cars with 160 amp alternators. My model has an 180 amp alternator that failed the same way for me and others on the internet as the 160 amp alternators, yet the 180 amp alternator is not included in the recall. It is a known problem with the dealers and known by the mechanics in the dealership that 180 amp alternators fail the same way as 160 amp alternators. I have tow truck receipts, alternator receipt, and battery receipt. After the alternator internally shorted and smelled of burnt wires and filled the engine compartment with smoke, it also took out the battery which I also had to replace. I have a receipt for the battery as well.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving, the battery warning indicator illuminated. Within seconds, the instrument panel lighting dimmed. The contact was able to coast the vehicle onto the road shoulder and observed smoke under the hood. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the alternator overcharged and caused the battery to fail. The vehicle was repaired and the alternator and battery were replaced. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16v739000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 70,698.
The denso alternator caught on fire smoke was real bad and it burnt the battery up the battery was so hot you could not get it out with your bare hands. Its a denso 421000-7040 with a 180 amp alternator. The car has 70,698 miles on it.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. When the vehicle was started, the "battery saver mode" warning message illuminated. The vehicle was driven approximately two miles and the abs and esc warning indicators illuminated. The contact noticed smoke emerging from the engine compartment. The vehicle was driven to an oil change place and, when the hood was opened, more smoke emerged. The mechanic diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and was awaiting diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,300.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and smoke emitted from the front of the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator caught on fire and needed to be replaced. There were no injuries. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the alternator failed and burned the battery while driving highway speeds. The vehicle was towed to chapman Dodge Jeep, horsham PA, 19044 (215-443-5800), where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and caused the battery to burn. The vehicle was repaired and the alternator and battery were replaced. The dealer and manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) and the recall did not include the one hundred eighty amp alternators. The failure mileage was 29,419.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 35 mph, several warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle lost electrical power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16v390000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
After parking the car into the garage I noticed an electrical burning smell. I checked everything in the garage including smelling the hood of the car. At the time I couldn't locate the source. Worrying about an electrical fire I checked in periodically. It wasn't until I drove the car again that I noticed the electrical burning smell with a whining noise. This year Charger was part of a recall to replace the 160amp alternator which this car didn't have. Based on an internet search some of these alternators have caught fire. This failure happens just outside the warranty period.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving 15 mph, the battery safe mode warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled and lost power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,340.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. While driving 20 mph, the abs and vehicle traction control warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the battery saver mode indicator illuminated. The contact stated that there was smoke emitting from the engine compartment of the vehicle. The contact was concerned that the alternator failed, which caused the smoke in the engine compartment. The contact stated that the vehicle would be towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
I was driving and my car went into "battery save mode. " I pulled over and I could smell smoke. There is a whirring noise when I accelerate the vehicle. My alternator needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, the p60 recall only covers the 160amp alternator and not the 180amp alternator that my Charger came with.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, there was a squeaking noise and odor of burned rubber inside the vehicle. The esc indicator illuminated and the contact noticed smoke coming from the engine. The contact coasted into a parking lot and the vehicle lost all power. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. 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 approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
While driving the vehicle (in motion) across a parking lot, I had a complete loss of power and smoke coming from under the hood. Further investigation revealed that the smoke was coming from the alternator. The alternator had a direct short to ground internally and the battery was completely dead. It appears that there is a recall for the 160a alternator and the 220a alternator but not for the 180a alternator with the exact same fail mode. TSB's have been issued explaining that this is the exact same fail mode as the recalled VIN's. It came a cost of over $600 to repair including labor. This is a very unsafe condition as indicated by 14v634000 and 16v739000. I do not understand the lack of a recall for this VIN as well?.
My alternator failed with hardly any warning while driving on the highway. I have the 180 amp alternator. The 160 amp alternator was recalled for this very same issue.
While driving home on 3/18. /17, the battery save mode appeared. The battery light then came on. Shortly after, all the warning notifications appeared and the car died. There was a burning rubber smell coming from the hood. The battery a brand new one I recently purchased! now, I can't get into my car at all because the electricity is. Not working! I hear there was a recall on the alternator but unsure if they will cover mine! I can't afford this issue.
While driving my evic notified me that it was in "battery save mode" . My research revealed that this is en electrical problem involving the alternator. There have been 2 recalls for this defect, however, my VIN is not included. I feel that it should be. I have an appointment with Dodge on 3-21. I think they should replace the alternator at no cost. Kindly respond.
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