Dodge Charger Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Dodge Charger 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

On vehicles equipped with V6 engines, the Check Engine Light may illuminate and code P0339 is stored for intermittent loss of the crankshaft position sensor signal. Our technicians tell us that adding a shim to the crankshaft sensor will commonly correct this issue but in some cases the flex plate may require replacement.

A slight vibration in the steering wheel may be noted at freeway speeds. Our technicians tell us removing the assembly retainers on the brake rotors/drums and reinstalling the wheels can correct this issue.

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.

There may be an intermittent three- to five-second delay between when you turn the key and when the engine actually cranks. If the Check Engine Light illuminates, the brake switch should be inspected and the PCM may need updated software.

"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.

In cold weather, vehicles equipped with premium brakes may experience a rear brake squeal. Replacing the brake pads will not commonly fix the problem; instead, revised rear rotors are available.

Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.

Water may leak into the transmission from the dipstick tube, causing fluid contamination and a shudder during light acceleration. New seals for the dipstick tube are available; the transmission fluid should be flushed as well. If the problem lingers, a new torque converter may be needed.

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.

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.

Spilling beverages around the cup holder may cause the lid to stick or bind.