2012 Dodge Charger Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Dodge Charger

2012 Dodge Charger Problems

Lubricate/Replace Lower Seal on Steering Shaft if Squeak is Heard While Turning

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.

Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System

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.

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.

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2012 Dodge Charger Questions

Is the electronic throttle control considered a part of the powertrain? (1 answer)

Steering got jammed (1 answer)

While driving a msg occured "service power steering" my first insta was to turn the ignition off while waitinf at the signal. After which when i drove my car, the steerinf wont just rotate. Its fixed at one place and i have no idea why. Ive be getting my car serviced from official dodge...

Why is my car making a loud static noise after driving through a big puddle? (1 answer)

I went through a big puddle on my way into work this morning. I didn't see it so I didn't slow down at all. The car is still driving normally, but whenever it's moving, there's this loud noise throughout the whole car that sounds like static. It stops when my car is completely sto...

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2012 Dodge Charger Recalls

Vehicle Does Not Notify When Not In Park With The Door Open

The vehicle may not notify the occupants that the vehicle is not shifted to the park position when a door is opened, resulting in an occupant not knowing that the vehicle is not secured in park, the vehicle possibly rolling away and risking injury. Dealers will update the vehicle software to mitigate the risk of vehicle roll-away free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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