A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will commonly correct this problem.
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Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
A transmission fluid leak can develop at the electrical connector on the automatic transmission. Replacement of the electrical connector may be necessary to correct the leak.
If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address these problems. On higher mileage vehicles, a mechanical failure may exhibit similar symptoms. Proper diagnoses should be performed before any repairs or software upgrades are attempted.
2008 Dodge Charger Recalls (Recent)
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On vehicles equipped with the police option package and a column mounted shifter, the gearshift cable may become disconnected from its mounting bracket, causing the position display to be incorrect. This can result in the vehicle moving in a unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will add a redundant locking mechanism to the gearshift cable at the mounting bracket. The recall is expected to begin on November 10, 2008. The Dodge recall number is H37.
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The axle hub nuts on the rear wheels may not be crimped properly, which will allow the nuts to loosen and possibly allow the rear axles to separate from the hubs. This will cause a loss of power and vehicle acceleration. Dealers will replace the axle hub nuts. The Dodge recall number is H23. This recall began during July, 2008.
2008 Dodge Charger Questions and Answers
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The gear selector on my 2008 Charger will not move. Luckily this happened at my house and didn't leave me stranded, since the car won't move. What could be the problem? Since it won...
Does this car have an a/c filter? If so, where is it and how to access?
My 2008 Dodge Charger shuts off on me after about 20 minutes of driving when I slow down. Example: At a stop light. No lights turn on. I put the car back in park and I start it back up with no prob...
2008 Dodge Charger Reviews
Front ball joints replaced 3 times in two years. Not the problem
now. I got a engine red light and the code reading is P0108
My plate renewal is 10/30/12 and I've got the pass an E-check.
What can I do to correct this problem. I'm no mechanic to these
newer cars. Can you advise me, what to do. Thanks Joe
How much can it cost me to replace the motor of an 08 Dodge Charger?Advice greatly needed please and will be highly appreciated.
my 2008 charger with large v6 and 160,000 miles. When you start the car first thing in the morning the valves rattle on the right bank of the motor. I know the guy that put the first 150k miles on and he said it did it since day one. Dodge says they dont know what is wrong but the parts manager says a common problem pertaining to a oil tube that runs down through the top of the valve train. Question is recall/ rapair both sides at once/ or go to another dealer or fix it myslef. I have been a ford mechanic most of my life so am capable.
My 2008 dodge chargers air doesnt work all the time. It will start out working like it should then the air starts blowing up into the dash instead of out the vents. The air is still cold however. Then after the car has been turned off for a while the air starts working normal again.
Windows fog horribly when all passengers are in the car. Heating / defrosting system does not work very well. Looks cool, smells good, neat to drive, BUt... not comfortable for longer trips. Might trade in later for a camaro or another auto brought back to life.