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Dodge Charger Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

Dodge Charger repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (7%)

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Dodge Charger suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 67 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi Car was pulling to the right. A two wheel alignment was performed. Car is still pulling to the right. 

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2013 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Repeated trips to local dealership, couldnt find anything. Switched dealerships. found bad right front strut, worn swaybar links, and worn tension struts. all replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed automatic RWD

20700 mi Whirring sound when turning at low speeds. Couldn't identify the cause. No cost or repairs. 
24000 mi

US $550
needed front brakes and struts - struts covered under warranty 

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2010 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

425-horsepower 6.1L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

3000 mi REAR AXLE REPLACED, COVERED BY WARRANTY 

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2010 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

368-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

69000 mi

US $300
Shocks and Struts 

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2010 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

3906 mi Dealer told me driver's side (front) strut boot was loose. It was put back on. Two days later the noise has returned, so back to the dealer I'll go. 

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2008 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

26000 mi

US $770
Clunking - replaced sway bar bushings, still clunking - replaced strut tower tension arms 
57000 mi

US $687
Replaced out tie rod ends and upper control arms 

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2008 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

82000 mi

US $50
Sway bar links replaced 
90000 mi

US $50
Upper control arm and bushings passenger side. Repaired under extended warranty plan. 

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2008 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

50000 mi

US $320
Word tie rods and worn lower control arms replaced. Update: seven months later worn out again. 
70000 mi

US $500
New tie rods needed after frequent alignment issues. 
90000 mi

US $560
Tie Rod & Sway Bar 

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2007 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

58000 mi

US $330
Tie rods were loose. Mechanic said it could go for a while longer, but the rattle and looseness made the car feel uncomfortable so I had it fixed now. 
126000 mi

US $600
The front stabilizer bars were bad which caused noticeable vibration in the front when driving over rough pavement or braking from highway speeds. 
148000 mi

US $1200
front tie-rods needed adjusting/replacement 
27000 mi Passenger side outer tierod end was bad and needed to be replaced. 
57000 mi

US $600
New outer tie-rod ends. 

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2007 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

131000 mi

US $1500
Replaced Ball joints, sruts and strut mounts. 
14880 mi Left front tie rod end was loose. 
22940 mi Power steering return line had a pin-hole sized leak. It would leak about a pint of fluid in 10km's 
37200 mi Power steering return line blew apart causing a loss of power steering. Condition of the fluid indicated possible other internal issues so the pump and rack were replaced also. 
71300 mi

C $700
Yet another set of tie rod ends. This car has had 3 pairs installed since new Swaybar bushings and end links were worn out. Replaced with new aftermarket units. Rear wheel bearings had play. Replaced with new SKF units. 
79360 mi

C $350
Power steering pressure line split at the crimp by the rack. 

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2007 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

65000 mi

US $450
Car was handling poorly, and making a rubbing sound when turned all the way to the left at low speed. Wheels were aligned/balanced and tie-rods were replaced. Problem was fixed entirely. 
83000 mi Steering wheel developed loud squeak, steering increasingly became stiff. Sold the car without addressing the issue, was planning on selling anyways. 

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2007 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

70060 mi

C $580
tension struts 
70680 mi

C $100
Continued rattling from front end 
136000 mi

US $680
upper and lower 
26000 mi

US $200
tie rod showing signs of wear/damage. Replaced to be safe 
45000 mi

US $1200
ball joint repair to both sides 
24800 mi Two Shocks made squeaky noise, front and rear, driverīs side. Dealer changed all four. 
52480 mi Rear left shock absorber was leaking. Dealer changed the four under extended guaranty. Outer Tie Rods were replaced. 

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2006 Dodge Charger

Engine not specified

55000 mi

US $90
worn tie rods. 

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2006 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

425-horsepower 6.1L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

14000 mi Driver side front tie rod was defective. This was found during state inspection. Dealer replaced the part and re-aligned the front-end. My warranty covered 100% of the cost. 
44000 mi

US $200
Replaced loose outer tie rod ends: 43,700 mi, 2 hrs DIY, $80 parts plus $120 for alignment. 
45000 mi

US $550
Front struts replaced - clunking noise over bumps. 
46000 mi

US $385
Both rear wheel bearings had play in them. Replaced both bearings.  
65000 mi

US $100
Upper ball joint started squeaking. Replaced upper control arm (ball joint not replaceable by itself).  
69000 mi

US $400
Clunk over bumps. Shop replaced sloppy steering u-joint. Still clunks over bumps.  
76300 mi

US $1600
Suspension work to fix clunk. 
80000 mi Getting another clunking noise over bumps before I sold it. 
12000 mi Power steering hoses were leaking - had to be replaced. 

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2006 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

57000 mi

US $160
Took car in to replace tires. Mechanic found all 4 tie-rod ends needed replacing. Replaced tie-rod ends, installed tires, aligned car. 
71000 mi

US $100
Replaced both front struts. 
81840 mi

C $220
Tie rod end developed play. Replaced. 
3000 mi Power steering pump failed. Successfully replace. Hood decal crooked. Unsuccessful fix, have not been back for. 
97000 mi

US $1500
Tie rods control arm busnings and struts 
51460 mi

C $360
2 tie rod ends 
44961 mi

C $579
Routine oil change and lube. Replaced front left upper control arm ball joint assembly. Four wheel alignment. 
47492 mi

C $193
Removed and replaced right outer tie rod. 
59520 mi

C $700
Had to replace inner and outer tie-rods. Two outers were changed as well as a Left inner. The right inner was replaced under warrantee as it had been replaced previously and only had 25,000kms. on it since new. 
40000 mi

US $400
Upper control arm ball joint failed on drivers side. Replaced both arms at $200 each. 
75000 mi

US $250
Power steering pump replaced 
48000 mi

US $200
Inner tie rod end went bad. Regular, non-dealer mechanic noticed and I never noticed any symptoms. Dealer ordered steering rack and car sat for a week and I eventually picked it up. Made another trip for installation. 
65000 mi Clunk in front suspension. Dealer replaced strut rods and bushings (the ones that go from the control arms to radiator support). Fixed problem. 
28300 mi Poor assist of power steering, especially during cold weather. Dealer replaced a bad power steering pump, and a leaking power steering hose. No cost to owner, covered under extended warranty. 
67000 mi Right side tie-rod end. 
48000 mi

US $120
Both outer tie rod ends replaced by me due to rattle in front end. 
64000 mi

US $125
Right side outer tie rod loose 
84725 mi

US $275
The power steering pump developed a leak at the shaft seal and needed to be replaced. 
86000 mi

US $66
Replaced front sway bar bushings. 
38000 mi

US $110
Power steering failed due to hard turn. Replace pump and fluid. 

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2006 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

48000 mi

US $1100
Front end clunking over bumps was the problem. Dealer installed Steering Rack because of leak in existing. This DID NOT fix the problem. Looking for mechanical help elsewhere. MK: rack was leaking, so count that aspect as successful. 
43000 mi

US $100
Both outer tie rod ends were worn out. 
50000 mi

US $300
Inner tie rod ends loose. Required replacing power steering rack and pinion since inner tie rod ends are not available as a service part. 
30000 mi Upon tire rotation, dealer noticed bad outer right tie rod end. They replaced the tie rod end and aligned the front end at no charge to me. 
71000 mi

US $100
After I noticed a clunking sound, the dealer replaced BOTH left and right tie rods. This is the second time the right has been replaced. I paid the $100 deductible for the Chrysler Service Contract. 
96000 mi

US $50
Once again the right tie rod end was bad. My brother (mechanic) replaced it. 
25000 mi Grinding noise from right rear when making accelerated right turn, like on ramp to expressway. Could not replicate problem in the shop. 
33000 mi

US $180
Tie rod ends prematurely worn - known problem with Chargers. Dodge covered parts, owner covered labor.  
91000 mi

US $350
Outer tie rod ends replaced on both left and right. Common issue with LX platform cars. I recommend MOOG replacement parts on this one, not OEM. 
125000 mi

US $1500
yet another tie rod replaced,  
89000 mi

US $423
Steering pump replaced 
138000 mi

US $85
Tie rod end installed by me and alignment done by local shop. 
59000 mi

US $250
replaced inner & outer tierods myself, then had shop align 
61000 mi

US $50
Replaced left front lower ball joint 
75000 mi Inner tie rod end (right) shot. Replaced free under Moog lifetime warranty. 
30000 mi Tie rod end replaced. 

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2006 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

78000 mi

US $185
Badly worn passenger-side tie rod end... wheel easily moved while on rack for routine oil change. MANY owners have reported same problem at much lower mileage (mine has 77,000 on the odo). Driver-side appears solid - fingers crossed! 
98000 mi

US $280
"tension struts" (Chrysler's term for upper A arms)replaced... apparently common to Charger/300 vehicles at much lower mileage than mine (98000) 
99300 mi

US $70
Tie rod broke on driver's side (3rd suspesion failure). Towed ($70), repaired same day for $70 including parts, labor and tax! 
133920 mi

C $10
Choppiness in power steering at very low speed. Turned out to be contaminated power steering fluid. Drained fluid twice and re-filled with fresh, at intervals of three or four days. Problem appears to have been resolved.  
172980 mi

C $1200
Clunking noise from suspension; play in steering; replaced both upper control arms and intermediate steering shaft, also left side strut rod. 
174840 mi

C $1200
Noise re-occurred; decided to replace roght side strut rod; sold car before repair done. 
27000 mi Mechanic stated we needed 4 new tires due to uneven wear caused by faulty tie rods. Dealership ordered new rack and pinion. A week later we traded the vehicle in for a new car as the warranty was going to expire soon and we don't want to take on all ... 
22000 mi Knocking sound going over bumps from front right of the car 
73000 mi

US $90
tension struts needed to be replaced. 
32240 mi replace tie rod ends replace power steering hose 
35580 mi tie rod ends replaced 
25000 mi Front wheel bearing on driver's side had to be replaced 
81500 mi

US $723
Tension mounts broken, replaced. 
35000 mi

US $100
sway bar links and tension struts were replaced. 

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