4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,013 miles

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problem #19

Dec 122018

Challenger

  • 32,300 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the vehicle leaked oil from the oil filter assembly without warning. The contact called motorworld Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at 888-459-2493 (located at 150 motorworld dr, wilkes-barre, pa 18702), but was unable to speak with a service technician. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 32,300.

- Hanover Twp, PA, USA

problem #18

Nov 052018

Challenger

  • 57,000 miles
Hear a tapping in the engine so I took it to the dealership and they told me that the lifters need to be replaced and that my warranty expired 2 months ago. They also said that if I keep driving it the cam shaft will break and motor will seize and they also told me they are having a lot of these 5.7 liter engines with the same problem.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #17

Oct 122018

Challenger

  • 33,000 miles
Mopar safety recall for alternator diode is not being checked or repaired by my local dealership. Fuel leak: I have noticeable amount of fuel leaking from beneath my car. I brought the car into the local dealership and are telling me that a need a new fuel tank on A2014 Dodge Challenger with 33K original miles. The fuel leak is visible while the vehicle is stationary and you can smell gas while driving.

- Aberdeen, NC, USA

problem #16

Jul 092018

Challenger

  • 53,864 miles
ABS and traction control light came on after starting the car. A few days later, the lights are still on but is making a loud clicking sound when making tight right turns. Day after the clicking, the check engine light came on while driving 45 mph. The car was still on but with no acceleration. Pressing on the gas peddle would rev the engine with no progress. I stopped the car, turned it off and checked my fluids under the hood. All looked fine. After restarting the car, it would run then lose acceleration again. Car then became unresponsive and towed to the dealer. The dealer has had the car for 2 days and still don't know what is wrong. Service adviser said the car is not "communicating." I am currently paying for a rental out of pocket. Fca said there are no recalls based on my VIN. Based on my research, it sounds like the P60/alternator recall.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 232018

Challenger

  • 49,466 miles
Engine oil cooler failure causing a major oil leak; right blinker blinking too fast- this issue comes and goes and I have replaced the bulbs several times

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 112018

Challenger

  • 56,000 miles
Engine will stall out and then rapidly accelerate. Recall for faulty alternator released in June. There has yet to be a remedy offered to fix it.

- Robeline, LA, USA

problem #13

Oct 052017

Challenger

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Challenger. While driving 55 mph, the headlights dimmed and the vehicle stalled. There were no warning indicators illuminated; however, the check engine warning indicator illuminated three weeks prior. The vehicle was taken to breeden Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (5900 us-71 bus, fort smith, ar 72908 (479) 646-4731) for the check engine indicator warning and diagnosed that the otc sensor failed. The vehicle was not repaired and was informed that the vehicle would be fine for a few weeks. The vehicle was towed to breeden Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (5900 us-71 bus, fort smith, ar 72908 (479) 646-4731) where it was diagnosed with a faulty battery. The contact was later informed that a proper diagnosis could not be performed until the battery was replaced. The contact stated that the technician informed her that she would need to bring them a battery. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V435000 (electrical system), but the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Ozark, AR, USA

problem #12

Mar 012017

Challenger

  • 31,555 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Challenger. While driving over 40 mph and attempting to stop the vehicle, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 31,555.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 012015

Challenger

  • 4,000 miles
High speed/acceleration/and casual speed stalling. Freeway speed causes stalling/buckling hesitation, the engine light will go on, and the car will continue to reduce speed until it is stopped/off. After a short time (up to two days), the engine light will go off before I get to the service center, which leads to the dealership telling me "if we cannot re- create the problem, then we cannot fix it." The problem has happened over 10 times, and has now progressed to happened with a casual/ or isle speed as well. The level of severity has also increased as well as the time frame of the stalling

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 172016

Challenger

  • 11,750 miles
Purchased vehicle January 2014. At 7000 miles, rear engine seal began leaking. Replaced under warranty. Valve rocker arm guides replaced under service bulletin for ticking noise at 9000 miles. Leaking valve cover gasket replaced at 10,000 miles (result of previous repair). Check engine light at 11,750 miles - over-rev code - this condition occurred at 70 mph, accompanied by a sudden deceleration and "chirping" of rear tires. Vehicle has not been abused in any way. Currently have 12,000 miles on vehicle and dreading warranty expiration in 6 months...

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 152015

Challenger

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact mentioned that when the vehicle was on or off, the front driver side window operated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator and the battery needed to be charged. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #8

Nov 152014

Challenger

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Challenger. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that an unknown sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 112014

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 1,178 miles
I purchased my 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed manual transmission on January 6th 2014. This was my dream car and I never thought I could afford one. So it saddens me to have to go to this extreme to get some involvement on a issue that is being ignored. My first service was on February 11th.I took the car in because of engine noise. The dealer replaced the catalytic converter thinking that was the noise. On May 31st at 5,000 miles the dealer replaced the lifters on the car. These did not solve the issue and it was getting louder. You can hear it inside the car while driving. I took the car to another dealer at around 10,000 miles with the same noise complaint on November 8th. I called Dodge customer service after no resolution. They referred me back to the dealer to do a diagnosis on the car. I picked the car back up on November 11th and the dealer informed me that this noise is and I quote "agree that noise is louder than a 15 model but noise is still there in a 15 model. Common noise that differ slightly from vehicle to vehicle. Reviewed tsb and star case. Lifters had been changed by another dealership. Conducted procedure in star case [xxx] and inspected components for failures listed in star case [xxx]. contacted star and there reply was slight valve train noise/clatter is characteristic of hemis. If like vehicle has comparable noise level no repair to perform. Noise may increase slightly with mileage. I have been back to the dealer recently to have this looked into again with no luck. There are 60+ of this issue documented with VIN #S on a forum which I am a member of and we all would be more than happy to provide information for. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 202014

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
My 2014 Challenger R/T has had a bad ticking valve train since about new. The ticking, clipping, sewing machine noise is on the passenger side, it's loud and clearly heard in the cab at around 1500rpm and up. Star case tab removal was performed, no good.next lifters and mds solenoids was replaced still no good. Now along with the ticking noise I have loud spark knock in mds mode on passenger side. Have burnt oil smell after attempted repairs. Dealer and Dodge rep says all is normal. Why was all these repairs attempted to fix my engine now all of a sudden it's all normal" what's normal about loud ticking valve train that can be heard in the cab, loud spark knock and burning oil smell? it's not, they want me to go away! well I'm not! I qualify for lemon law but just want my car repaired. Isn't that what a warranty is for" come on Dodge step up and repair my engine! give me what I paid for! don't treat your customers like dirt!

- Milan, TN, USA

problem #5

Apr 082014

Challenger

  • 1 miles
Brand new car delivered had a ticking sound only while driving at aprox 1800 RPM's and above.. complained to dealer and was told "normal" for new car until engine break-in. Weeks later star case [xxx] performed on car to remove tabs left on lifters at engine assembly. Tabs removed, no relief from ticking. Chrysler rep authorized dealer to change regular oil to srt penzoil 0W40 full synthetic with cost being billed to Chrysler for next 5 years. Ticking is still heard inside vehicle while driving. Dealer refuses to service car for "ticking" engine. I was told Dodge would not pay for their time to check the car. I took car out of state to another dealer who was not able to repair ticking per Dodge. This is not the hemi tick. Some customers are getting their cars repaired, others are being brushed off as "normal". some have had engines replaced and another has had his vehicle replaced. If this is "normal" why aren't all 5.7 engines doing this" they're not! it is extremely annoying to listen to the tickatickaticka constantly while driving. It is embarrassing to have passenger's hear the ticking. I have gathered about 60 other hemi 5.7 owners together all with the same problem. Why won't Chrysler/Dodge fix our cars? an email from Chrysler stated " "to review of our records indicates that the condition in question is a function of your vehicle's design and is not a defect in materials, workmanship, manufacturing, or factory preparation. These are the only types of defects covered under the new vehicle limited warranties." What they are telling me is that they knew this problem existed and it's a function of my vehicle's design" there is nothing in any documents I have that state this car will tick as it does. I would not have purchased this vehicle if ticking was part of the car's design. Fix it Chrysler!!!!!

- Youngstown, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 242014

Challenger

  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns 2014 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 13,000.

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 012014

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 400 miles
The car has a whine which comes and goes as the car hits and maintains a cruising speed. Took to dealer several times and they have stated that it is a normal condition. Also car has a hesitation upon start from a stop and has ticking from the engine bay. Ticking was called "normal" by dealer. Am now working with Dodge directly to no avail to have issues resolved.

- Carpentersville, AK, USA

problem #2

Aug 212014

Challenger 6-cyl

  • 14,860 miles
My 'oil change recommended' light comes on at start up and goes off. After I received the oil change this morning the light never went off, I saw the mechanic at the dealership for this problem he will fix it first thing in the morning. He did inform me he just repaired the same problem for two Challengers this week. I've only had my vehicle 7 1/2 months.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 212014

Challenger

  • 380 miles
5 days after purchasing a brand new Challenger, while on the way to work the engine light came on and about 2 minutes after the car shut off while in the carpool lane going bout 63 miles/hr. The car was reading about 200 miles to empty. The fuel sensors /pumps were not working and had to be replaced. At idle it runs rough, was compared to like vehicle the idle is not correct. The mileage per gallon is way under the advertised. Advertised fuel economy showing 21 mpg combined city/hwy. We get about 16 mpg city/hwy. We had nothing but trouble since we purchased the vehicle and no one is taking responsibility for the issues as the car seems to be a lemon. We had it in the shop 4 times now. We purchased a brand new car so that we wouldn't have issues. Very upset, frustrated, unhappy.

- Federal Way, WA, USA