2011 Dodge Charger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Charger Problems

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.

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.

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2011 Dodge Charger Recalls

Vehicle May Fall Using Supplied Tire Jack

When using the supplied tire jack without chocking the wheels, the vehicle's body side sill may give out and cause the tire jack to fail and the car to fall. Dealers will provide owners with wheel chocks free of charge to resolve the concern.

Side Air Bag Curtains And Seat Air Bags May Deploy Unintentionally

The side air bag curtains and seat air bags may deploy unintentionally due to the side impact sensors being calibrated improperly. Dealers will update the occupant restraint control module calibration free of charge to resolve the problem.

Alternator Failure

The alternator can fail, causing loss of electrical power and possible engine stalling. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing).

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