Dodge Charger owners have reported 218 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).
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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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.
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Alternator and battery.
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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.
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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!!!.
6/19/15 the car was taken to the dealer originally for a recall on the alternator. After the job was completed I drove the car home and had trouble shutting it off. After shifting it through the gears several times it shut off. The next day I had the same problem. I took it to the dealer the next weekend and they could not replicate the problem. I took the car home and it shut off fine. The next day the problem started again. I took it back to the dealer and this time they were able to replicate the problem and was told to shift it through the gears and it would be fine. Also told that the only way to shut the car off was to remove a fuse to the fuel injection. Truly not an acceptable answer. 7/13/15 the car wouldn't shut off at all. Drove it to the dealer and it's been there ever since. I have been told several different things by the dealer, lithia Dodge, medford, or. The latest is an actual Dodge corporate engineer is supposed to call them back. Not exactly sure how a car can be designed without an alternate way to shut it off if the push button start and stop does not work. The dates are approximate as my paperwork is in the car.
Started my vehicle and as I drove away from parked, warning message (battery saving mode). Abs and traction control light came on. After 2 miles, car began to smell of "electrical burning". When car stopped, all power lost. Opened hood and alternator was smoking. Had car towed to Dodge, and am told no recall on my VIN (5. 7l engine), even though this is the exact problem that the 3. 6l engines have and are recalled. I am seeking full reimbursement for the cost of this $786!.
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 75 mph, the sensor lights on the instrument panel suddenly illuminated before the vehicle completely shut off. An independent mechanic was called to the scene and diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and 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 failure listed in the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 98,000.
I noticed something strange was going on with my car when my stereo would no longer work, so I called the dealer in which I purchased it from who told me there was a recall on the alternator. This was the first I had heard of this, and I hae received zero information from anyone concerning this matter.
Alternator failure in a 4 year old car. Wow. Driving down the autobahn at 130kph, and your car shuts off, not cool. Should have done my research before I bought this vehicle.
While driving home from work, in my 2012 Dodge Charger rt. The dash lights all started to flash and a message code "battery save mode" was given. Just a few minutes later the car stalled out and the front wheels vibrated feeling like the wheels locked up. The car veered off the the right side of the road. I placed the car in park and attempted to restart the car which it started. All the dash warning lights remained illuminated. I placed the car in drive and slowly pulled back onto the road. The car drove normal the next 1/2 mile to my house, except for the warning lights and battery save mode message. The next day I took the car to the dealership where they found the alternator at fault.
The contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. Within minutes of turning off the vehicle, the engine could not be restarted, the check engine warning light illuminated, and the battery saver mode message was displayed. The contact noticed a burning odor coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the battery was replaced. After the repair, the instrument panel gauges failed and the message battery saver mode was displayed. The contact detected a burning odor again and discovered flames coming from the alternator. The contact extinguished the flames. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery and the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system) however, the part 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Ss.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While driving at 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel injector and alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the vehicle stalled immediately after repair. Also, the contact noticed smoke coming from the front of the vehicle and a burning odor. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator and hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
2011 Dodge Charger. Consumer requests reimbursement for vehicle recall repairs. The consumer stated the alternator was replaced.
As I was driving down the road the belt started whining and my battery light came on as well as all other dash electrical and the electrical shut down. No power to car. Shop has confirmed a bad alternator. This is an awd Charger-there was not an option for a 2011 awd in the drop downs above.
Recall for alternator. Bought this car in februray 2015 and salesman informed me there was a recall but I have received nothing by mail.
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