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2012 Dodge Charger Problems and Repair Histories

25 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Dodge Charger. 12 of these members (48%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 23 repairs to 2012 Dodge Chargers--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Dodge Charger problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Dodge Charger problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 Dodge Charger problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2012 Dodge Charger repairs by problem area

35% of the 2012 Dodge Charger repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 9% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 26% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 23 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

470-horsepower 6.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Charger in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
13300 0 Passenger headlight was replaced under warranty. The headlight could not be adjusted properly. 
16000  

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

370-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Charger in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 0    
8000 0 Brakes were vibrating when stopping. They cut the rotors but the problem persists. 
14000 0 Replaced brake pads and rotors. 
Dodge Charger in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 0    
0 Inside door handles (*not* latches) loose on driver's side front and rear door. Dealer tightened handles. 
5000 0 Engine knocking. Dealer replaced crankshaft, rod bearings and one piston assembly due to scoring on factory parts. 
5000 0 Knocking persisted after bottom end rebuild performed back in March. Dealer installed reman factory shortblock. Knock improved, but now leaks and burns oil. Do not consider fixed. Oil leak from LH valve cover. Dealer replaced gasket. Still leaking. Car currently consumes 2qt per 1,000 miles.  
12000 0 CEL illuminated and stored P0137. Took to dealer; CEL went out so dealer did not replace part. CEL illuminated again with same code; returned to dealer next day and part was finally replaced. 
16000 0 repaired warped head (lh) replaced plug on block for dipstick tube CEL illuminated again; P0137. Dealer replaced O2 sensor. 
 

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Charger in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 0    
620 0 Check engine light came on. Dealer scanned the problem & traced it to a negative ground fault error. All fixed under warranty. 
5580 0 Wiper blades were torn, replaced both under warranty. Hood has a paint blemish about the size of a dime. Dealer took digital pics & I am waiting to hear back from Chrysler Canada on the course of action. Can take about 2 weeks. 
9920  

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Charger in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 5000    
16000 0 Rear differential left axle seal leak. 
24000  
Dodge Charger in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 7000    
8500 0 Airbarg warning light would turn on and off. Repaired with recall. 
32000  
Dodge Charger in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 0    
0 rattle and buzz from dash board area 
Dodge Charger in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 18000    
24000 0 Creaky sound from driver's seatback. 
26000 0 A new seatback frame was ordered and installed by the dealership. Problem with creaking in the seatback was solved by the replacement/repair. 
38000  
Dodge Charger in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 8000    
15000 0 The cap which covers the backseat outlet broke off and was replaced under warranty. The piece broke off from a passenger kicking sideways in the back seat. 
20700 0 Whirring sound when turning at low speeds. Couldn't identify the cause. No cost or repairs. 
30000  

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Dodge Charger in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
120 A stud that supports the splash rear passenger shield broke (or had been broken) and was replaced. 
23500 740 Found initial oil leak - dealer diagnosed timing cover leaking and discovered coolant leaking into the engine by the water jacket gasket. The inner coolant passage gasket was replaced and the timing cover was resealed. 
28000  

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