2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Problems

Transmission Shift Quality Issues

A harsh 4-3 downshift or other shift quality issues may develop. Revised transmission control module (TCM) software has been released to address these concerns.

Check Engine Light With Code P0113 and/or P0153

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0113 and/or P0153. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module (PCM) software upgrade is available to correct this issue.

ESP Warning Light May Flash and/or Noise From Pump

The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) warning light may flash, or the pump may howl or groan after a turn. Our technicians tell us that updated anti-lock brake system control module software is available for these concerns.

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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Questions

My car has been having problems with starting. (1 answer)

I have been having problems with my car starting. ItI not my starter and I just change both my relay and run start fuses....i don't know where to go from here the only other thing I can think of is a short in some wiring some where.

Brake lights don't work have checked all fuses (1 answer)

Why does my car continue to over heat even after a new thermostat replacement? (1 answer)

My car has been leaking antifreeze for about 3 months. I was told that the thermostat and housing and thermostat gaskets had went bad and was causing my anitfreeze to leak. Everytime it does over heat it drains the overflow tank. I have replaced the thermostat but another mechanic advised the gas...

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2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Recalls

Front Wheel Spindle Nut May Be Missing

The spindle nut may be missing from the front wheels of some vehicles. A front wheel may come off and cause an accident. Dealers will inspect for missing nuts and will repair affected wheels. This recall started on November 2, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is J27.

Tire Pressure Display May Not Be Accurate

The tire pressure monitor (TPM) sensors may not transmit the actual tire pressure. The driver may be unaware of low tire pressures. Low tire pressure could result in tire damage and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the TPM sensors. The recall began February 9, 2009. The recall number is H41.

Start/Stop Button Usage While Vehicle Isn't in Park Can Cause Safety Hazard

The "Start/Stop" button may be utilized to shut the vehicle off while not in the "Park" gear. If this occurs, the vehicle could roll away unexpectedly. Dealers will reprogram the wireless ignition node module to eliminate this possibility. The Chrysler recall number is H29. This recall began on September 15, 2008.

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