really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,163 miles

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problem #107

Jan 292019


  • 88,000 miles
While parked and turned off window repeatedly lowers and raises itself as if you were opening the door, draining the battery and resulting car not starting. Replacing battery does not fix. Problem has also occurred while driving.

- Twin Falls, ID, USA

problem #106

Dec 022018


  • 108,000 miles
My dashboard is flickering. My speedometer sometimes drops to zero and then back to the original speed. My headlights also flicker. When I'm behind another car at night, I see them moving as if I have speakers in the truck.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #105

Nov 302018


  • 72,000 miles
Shortly after 70K miles on the car I started experiencing driver side smart window malfunction, going up and down while driving and parked. It has now started doing it with power off and no fob around draining my battery.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #104

Nov 092018


  • 61,453 miles
Driver side window rolls up and down 1/8 inch after the car has been completely shut off until the battery dies

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #103

Nov 012018


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. After driving the vehicle and turning off the engine, the battery drained and the vehicle could not be restarted. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The local dealer (colerain Dodge, 8700 colerain ave, cincinnati, oh) and the manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Cincinnatti, OH, USA

problem #102

Aug 122018


  • miles
My driver side window is going up in down on its own causes my battery to be dead, I feel this is a defect in the car that I should not have to pay for. I see that it is a problem with a lot of Dodge. Dodges are going to lose a lot of customers if not

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #101

Aug 022018


  • miles
Window keeps opening/closing. The "smartglass" feature, dropping down about a half centimeter and resetting itself every twelve seconds when the car is parked and turned off causing it to drain the battery. We charge the battery and it starts but when you stop for any length of time it drains the battery and then we are stranded!!!!! this is not ok. This is a known issue you can research many people have experienced it. There was recall for 2011 for this issue and they made it again in the 2012"!?!? and no recall for 2012" this is not an error of mine and I shouldn't have to pay out of pocket for it. There needs to be a recall for this.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #100

Aug 042018


  • 10,000 miles
I was driving on the freway and my Challenger lost power and smelled like something was burning and my steering wheel locked up I had to have it towed 15 miles back to my apartment and now its just sitting I checked for recalls and low and behold there is a recall for an alternator and diods recall number T-36 so I called to Dodge dealers and once again they are giving me the run around stevens creek Dodge said a month and a half rediculouse and fremont Dodge gives two months until they can replace it Dodge service manager said they only get a few parts to work with I highly doubt that I recently got my passenger side airbag done and they broke the part im not even sure if it is actually working huge safety hazard I need my vehicle repaired asap someone needs to contact me asap I also had to use up my towing miles from my insurance company im requesting a rembersmant for that and if they can repair a seriouse issue with my Dodge in a timely manner they need to supply a loaner so I cn get to work and if I cant get any results on this issue I will seek legal advice this is a very serious issue I was almost in a serious accident because of it I could not turn my wheel as the vehicle shut down I have it all on my dashcam I will be expecting a call or email on this asap

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #99

Jul 102018


  • 178,000 miles
The passenger side window would go up and down while the car was off.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #98

Jun 172018


  • 53,000 miles
Passenger side window goes up and down about every 10-12 seconds when car power is off and no one in car. Drains battery overnight

- Greensboro, GA, USA

problem #97

May 142018


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. On several occasions while the vehicle was turned off, the front driver's window independently rolled up and down. The contact stated that the failure also occurred while the vehicle was started. The failure caused the battery to become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to rockie williams' premier Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (600 pleasant grove rd, mt juliet, tn 37122, (615) 288-8525) where it was diagnosed that the door module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #96

Jun 082018


  • 130,000 miles
While parked and the car was turned off, I noticed that the driver side window would go up and down over and over and later on kill the battery. This has been a complaint and issue for several Dodge Challengers even from 2011. Some individuals have to leave their window down just to avoid this issue. I have read that it is smart window motor issue with the wiring. This is not normal wear and tear and encourages theft and issues with starting up my vehicle.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #95

May 282018


  • 63,000 miles
The car's smart glass on the driver's side began to open/close by itself every few seconds. We called the dealership and scheduled an appointment for 1 week later as we were going on vacation. The car was stored in the garage and the window rolled down slightly while we were gone to keep the battery from dying. We came home and the battery was completely dead. Took the car to the dealership and in a few hours, the battery died again and we had to replace a $200 5 month old battery before they could even diagnose the issue. This same problem has been noted multiple times and is csn M24 that was released in October 2012, yet the manufacturer refuses to issue anything other than a tsb on 2011 and nothing on 2012 models. This part is faulty and has been noted by many owners. This issue needs to be addressed as a faulty part recall because not only does it effect the door, but it drains the battery and causes the car to be inoperable. Dodge/Chrysler is not assisting as the csn M24 only covers 2011 models.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #94

May 132018


  • 76,000 miles
Door latch defect causes windows to continually roll up and down after car is shut off thus causing battery to die overnight. This is not alleviated by leaving window slightly rolled down overnight. Apparently 2011 Challengers have been recalled, but not 2012.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

problem #93

May 012018


  • 36,000 miles
Totally integrated power control module - car would randomly not start over the last 2 years while being in on off position. The car would be turned off and I would get in to start it, the car cranks but does not start. It just gets stuck. I would have to sit and wait, keep trying to start the car with the fob and with the key inserted until it finally starts again. No pattern or anything, car just leaves me staranded after two years of not having a reliable car, I was told I needed to replace it for $1000 - I only have 38K miles and have to replace this in my car. This is a known issue with these cars and should be recalled, I should not have to pay for bad quality.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #92

Mar 042018


  • 84,000 miles
The smart glass switch issue that was a problem for the 2011 year is the same issue that is occurring in the 2012 year as well. This issue is causing the battery to drain continuously.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #91

Dec 272017


  • 101,000 miles
Fire: On December 27, 2017 my car was idling outside my sisters house when smoke began coming from the trunk, we ran and grabbed a fire extinguisher and found the battery and wiring harness burnt. Since then I have been working with my insurance company and hendricks hover Dodge to get it repaired. First they couldn't find my car for a bout a week, then they told me it would be don't this Friday and since then I have receiver 2 sales calls trying to get me to trade in my 2012 Dodge. Why did this happen and why has it been at hendricks since January 22 and still not fixed.

- Talladega, AL, USA

problem #90

Jan 122018


  • 37,500 miles
Having issues with "heat stakes" in windows causing the smart glass switch to activate while vehicle is off and draining the battery causing for a jump every morning. There was a recall for the 2011 Challenger (M24) for the same exact issue.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #89

Aug 232017


  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the contact heard an abnormal noise from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to Chrysler Jeep Dodge of mckinney (700 S central expy, mckinney, tx 75070) where the contact was advised that he would have to pay out of pocket for the engine to be taken apart. The contact was also advised that the recall parts were not available. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17V435000 (electrical system). The contact called the manufacturer and was advised that someone would return his call. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #88

Sep 082017


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Challenger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17V435000 (electrical system). While driving approximately 15 mph, the engine stalled and lost power. The contact mentioned that the steering wheel tightened and became difficult to maneuver. In addition, the ABS, traction control, and brake lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to cutter Chrysler Jeep Dodge of pearl city (905 kamehameha hwy, pearl city, hi 96782 (808) 564-9640) where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer stated that the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The dealer stated that the contact would pay to have the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available/parts distribution disconnect.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

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