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.

Cable Failure in Window Regulator/Motor May Cause Power Windows to Become Inoperative

One or more of the power windows may become inoperative, it is commonly caused by failure of the window motor or a cable in the window regulator. The window motor & regulator may need to be replaced as assembly.

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 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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