2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0113 and/or P0153. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module (PCM) software upgrade is available to correct this issue.

The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) warning light may flash, or the pump may howl or groan after a turn. Our technicians tell us that updated anti-lock brake system control module software is available for these concerns.

The fuel tank may become hard to fill and/or the fuel fill nozzle may shut off repeatedly while fueling. Our technicians tell us that various items including the fuel tank, vapor recirculation tube, fuel fill tube, or EVAP system canister control valve may be at fault. Proper diagnoses will be required to determine the exact cause of this concern.

A honk, hiss, or groan noise may be noted from the steering during low speed parking lot maneuvers. Our technicians tell us that replacing the power steering return hose may correct this concern, If it does not the steering rack and pinion may require replacement.

The steering wheel may not return to center as expected. Our technicians tell us that installing an external power steering cooler and replacing both power steering return lines should correct this concern.

Our technicians tell us the "MyGig" radio may become damaged when disconnecting and reconnecting the battery due to electrical spikes. Removal of the radio fuse is recommended before disconnecting the battery on these vehicles.

The "Trip B" function may not reset correctly. A software update for the cabin compartment node (CCN) - gauges cluster - is available to correct this concern.