really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,874 miles

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problem #6

Mar 142015


  • 50,000 miles
Valve stem corroding had one replaced already.

- Shorewood, IL, USA

problem #5

May 212013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 54,245 miles
The passenger side rear tire pressure sensor broke apart causing the sensor to fall into the tire and resulting in a flat tire on the highway, within seconds. I went to the location and put on the spare. When I found the cause of the flat tire, I checked the rest of the tire pressure sensors and found another sensor with the nut that holds the sensor in place cracked. I then took the car to the dealer where I bought it, and told them about what happened. At first they were not going to help me. Then I said, "let me get this straight your place sold me an unsafe car", at that point they reimbursed us for the sensor I had fixed, and replaced the sensor that had the cracked nut. That was great, but they installed the same defective sensors. These sensors corrode after time and could cause a fatality on the road.

- Kingsbury, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 042013

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he heard a loud abnormal noise. The contact immediately realized that the rear driver's side tire had blown. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where he was informed that the sensors on the inside of the vehicle exploded and caused the tire blow out. The failure recurred three months later on the front driver's side sensor and tire. The vehicle was not repaired for the recent failure. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. Updated 5/7/13 updated 06/10/2013

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
I was traveling down the interstate and the valve stem on the left rear tire disappeared causing rapid deflation of the tire. I was traveling at highway speeds and this happened on a bridge that was a mile long with no place to stop. After installing the "donut" spare I entered tire into my gps to find a location for repair since I was still 500 miles from home. The tire shop I first stopped at dismounted the tire and diagnosed the cause as the nut that holds the valve stem / tire sensor in the wheel came off. He informed me that the tire was ruined and he had no replacement in that size available. Advised me to the nearest shop in another town that might have a tire my size. He also inspected the other valve stems and found 2 of the 3 remaining retaining nuts cracked and advised me to get my vehicle in a dealership for repairs due to immanent failure of more parts.

- Wichita,, KS, USA

problem #2

Dec 192009


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Charger with Goodyear integrity tires. While driving at 69 mph, the front passenger tire became separated from the rim. The driver sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership but no repairs had been made at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000. The current mileage was 12,212. Updated 05/13/10.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 232010


  • 14,000 miles
. "sporadic" problem with the car developing a violent shake when traveling between 50-70mph. Problem has only been detected sporadically when going up/down inclines on interstate. Car loses momentum when problem occurs requiring me to completely let off gas and drop car into neutral to regain momentum. Cannot recreate problem at will, only occurs sporadically.. problem has occurred over 20 times since mid December 2009. Car has been taken on 7 separate occasions to local Dodge dealership where purchased (bob frensley chrsyler/Dodge). Five of these occasions invoicable work was performed as noted below. Dealership claims they can no longer recreate the problem and refuse to work on the car any longer. Problem has been reported to Dodge customer care with 2 separate cases being opened. Dodge customer care refuses to authorize any further work unless the dealership acknowledges that they can recreate the problem.. both Dodge customer care and the dealership have verbally recommended the following solution: "continue to drive the car until the problem worsens and then bring it back to be serviced".. each time the car has been returned to me the problem has recurred within 3 days invoices: #1 (01/08/2010). Replaced fuel injector due to P0304 code cylinder #4 misfire. Replace left rear tire due to nail in tire (covered by extended warranty) #2 (01/18/2010). Flash upgrade torque converter (performed, not listed on invoice). Wheel balance (both front, both rear). Mount match wheel to tire (each wheel) #3 (01/26/2010). Replaced torque converter. Remove and reposition molding/windshield A-pillar #4 (02/12/2010). Flash upgrade torque converter (performed, not listed on invoice). Replace 4 low tire pressure sensors. Cross switch all tires. Front end/rear wheel alignment #5 (02/22/2010). Added antifriction modifier to transmission. Test drove vehicle and could not recreate problem.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA