really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,297 miles

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problem #7

Mar 212015


  • miles
My door latch and alternator that about it and my struts

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #6

Aug 082017


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the dashboard began to separate in the vehicle. The dealer beck Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (256 us-17, palatka, fl 32177) diagnosed that the sun was shrinking the dashboard. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Palatka, FL, USA

problem #5

May 152017


  • miles
The driver side window repeatedly moves up and down un-commanded. This happens when the vehicle is driven or stationary and causes the battery to be drained overnight. This issue was noted by Chrysler on the 2011 Challenger and addressed in the "customer satisfaction notification M24 smart glass switch". the same issues are present on the 2012 Challenger as evident in the amount NHTSA complaints filed against this vehicle (or a quick search on google for "smart glass switch issues"). however, they refuse to include these models in their distributor/dealer service instructions regarding M24 when they were only manufactured a few months apart and likely were assembled using the same faulty parts. So far, I was forced to pay out of pocket for a new battery, and will soon have to pay for the replacement smart glass switches and labor.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 102015


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system) and 16V352000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Meraux, LA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102015


  • 60,000 miles
Involved in a head on collision, the others drive was on our side of the road and hit us head on, the air bags didn't deploy and sent me into the dash board along with the driver, I sustained severe whiplash and so did the driver we were transported to the hospital by ambulance and I am now J sergio G physical therapy due to the airbags not deploying, the car was involve in another accident weeks later where the car was hit twice intentionally and the air bags didn't deploy then either.

- Alviso, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 202014

Challenger 8-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
Once vehicle is parked and completely shut down. Driver's side window constantly rolls up and down until battery is drained. It only rolls down approximately a quarter of and inch. Completely drained and destroyed a battery and now its working on the second battery.

- Austin, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 122014


  • 35,578 miles
I was making a left turn from "stop light" at 10 mph when I pressed the throttle just a little to proceed with a safe turn, the car started accelerating quickly and I lost control of the car and end up hitting the light pole. But before all that my buddy who happens to be a certified "Nissan" mechanic have noticed that there was a weird noise on the engine. So yeah, this what happened with 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT.( I apologize for spelling and grammar ).P.S. the insurance company is refusing to pay for the damage unfortunately.

- San Diego, CA, USA