2008 Dodge Charger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Charger

2008 Dodge Charger Problems

PCM/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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat

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.

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.

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2008 Dodge Charger Questions

Fuel 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...

I took the intake off and replaced the plugs and the egr valve and during the process I disconected the injector hook ups put it all back together and now it turns over but will not start what's the problem (1 answer)

I have two codes show up for my car U1003 ESP CAN C BUS PERFORMANCE U0125-LOST COMMUNICATION WITH DYNAMICS SENSOR (1 answer)

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...

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2008 Dodge Charger Recalls

Driver'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.

Ignition Key May Stick Between Positions in Ignition Key Cylinder

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).

Gearshift Position Display May Be Incorrect

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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2008 Dodge Charger Reviews

Brakes went at 19,000 refused to cover warrenty numerous ball joints, tie rods issues under recall for igintion problems sometime some things like windshield wipers heating do not work. high cost of maintence last american car i will buy
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.

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