2008 Dodge Charger Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Charger
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2008 Dodge Charger ProblemsPCM/TCM Software Updates Will Address Shifting Problems
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.
The thermostat may fail to close completely, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This problem will prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature; a new thermostat should be installed.
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.
2008 Dodge Charger QuestionsFuel gauge doesn't read correctly when fuel gets to 1/4 left. It'll drop all the way down to empty even know it has fuel. (1 answer)
I have replaced both fuel pumps for this charger. I have fixed the grounding port underneith the driver side seat where the fuel pumps are grounded. I have tested the grounding point it reads 1. I have tested the fuel pump harness ground where it gets 1. The code that keep showing up before I rep...
My ESP BAS and Traction control lights show up 90% of the time right after i first press down on the brake pedal. Things i have already done. I have changed out the dynamic sensor with another used one, i have re grounded the sensor itself by cutting the wire right after the sensor and re groundi...
2008 Dodge Charger RecallsDriver's Front Air Bag Defect
In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.
The ignition key may stick between desired positions in the ignition key cylinder mechanism, and may move between positions while driving. This can cause the engine to shut off and electrical accessories to stop operating. Dealers will repair this concern free of charge (a repair procedure is still under development as of the time of this writing).
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.