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2005 Dodge Charger Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Dodge Charger repairs by problem area

19% of the 2005 Dodge Charger repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 28% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 195 repairs.

2005 Dodge Charger repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Dodge Charger repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 61% between $100 and $499, 28% between $500 and $999, and 3% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 71 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Dodge Charger 4dr Wagon

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

Dodge Charger in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2005 18000    
36000 0 Transmission clunks when cold - shifting from reverse to drive Multiple warning lights came on several times. Goes away when restarting engine. Brake light sometimes comes on when starting engine. Brake is off. Light goes out when brake release pulled. GPS system 1/4 mile from actual position. Cleared up after restarting engine. 
38000 0 Transmission clunks when cold shifting from reverse to drive. 
48000 0 Nav joystick not functional. Requires replacement of entire unit for $635. 
51000 125 Check engine light came on due to stuck open thermostat. Thermostat replaced. OK now. 
71000 60 NAV joystick broke. I replaced it. Works OK, but not the way it should be. 
73000 0 Moon roof doesn't close properly. I will fix it later per instructions on user website. 
86000 0 Torque strut bushings worn and need replacing. Will do soon. $600 estimate. 
86700 143 Hood wouldn't stay open. Struts replaced. 
90000 884 Replaced torque struts and aligned. Replaced rear hatch struts 
99000 267 Replaced outer tie rod ends due to wobble 
101000 50 GPS joystick broke for the 2nd time. 
103000 904 Inner tie rod ends replaced Low oil pressure warning light came on, replaced switch. Transmission clunked shifting gears when cold. Reflashed. 
113000 0 Leak in transmission at electrical switch O-ring. Was going to replace the unit, but then they discovered a stripped thread where it connects to another device. Total repair would have been $600. Might do later if necessary. 
115000 4905 Replaced transmission case connector and electrical plate. I suspect the connector was damaged by the dealer when doing a fluid change, but canít prove it. The threads were stripped. Transmission failed in traffic. Torque converter was shredding material into the filter and it clogged up. Complete rebuild needed. Earlier repair wasted except the shop credited back $300 of labor towards the trans. rebuild. 
117000 0 Push buttons on key wouldn't open doors. Had to open up key and re-solder connections. This already happened before with both keys. 
123000  
Dodge Charger in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 9300    
36580 50 Passenger side fog lamp burnt out. 
62620 350 Replaced front brake rotors. 
71920 300 Power steering hose replaced. 
Dodge Charger in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 7000    
23000 0 joystick for navigation broke 
24000 0 navigation joystick broke 
29000 0 Temperature gauge in dash stopped working.  Hatch struts weak. Ashtray broken. 
35000 30 Check engine light on. Code for crankshaft position sensor indicated. 
35000 50 U-Connect stopped working. 
50000 100 Motor mount failed. Replaced both motor mounts. 
67000  

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2005 Dodge Charger 4dr Wagon

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

Dodge Charger in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 9920    
28520 0 pinion seal leaking, replaced 
39060 0 Power transfer unit replaced 
41540 0 Seat heater damaged stitching in drivers seat back, pad and seat cover replaced. 
 
Dodge Charger in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 12000    
24000 0 Thermostat failed, stuck open 
 
Dodge Charger in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 30000    
46000 0 2 leaking transmission electrical switch seals (o-rings)- a known issue (TSB exists) 
65000 760 EGR valve replacement right rear window regulator unit replaced defective windshield wiper switch replaced 
 

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2005 Dodge Charger 4dr Wagon

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

Dodge Charger in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2006 0    
23000 0 Minor fluid leak from transmission. Two o-rings replaced that seal an electrical connection. Paid by original warranty coverage. I don't know the cost. 
 
Dodge Charger in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 9000    
17000 0 Sunroof rattle fixed, but later found they damaged surround molding in the process, and repaired at the next sudden and unexpected visit. Oil and filter change, but didn't fill, 1.1/4 q low - I checked before I left and they filled it. 
23000 250 With 60% of life still on the brake pads, they suddenly began squealing badly, as if a shim or something fell out. Expensive repair 85% effective, not as good as first 22000 miles. Interior rearview mirror delaminating Brake pedal replacement, defect found by mechanic 
26000 0 Replaced mirror Brake pedal replaced. 
39000 700 Bushing worn out on front left locating arm causing excessive play/tire wear. Bushing integral with expensive chrysler-only part. 80K tires thus replaced w/19K miles, also replaced struts/shocks as they had worn out. 
42000 350 Another front bushing worn, replaced bushing rather than entire locating arm.  
54000 400 EGR Valve 
55000 600 Inner and outer tie rods replaced, unusually loose steering was the symptom. 
60000 800 Front lower control arm bushings worn out again, another $800+ for this repair. Other expenses were due to 60K maintenance. 
73000 900 Replaced right tie rod and lower control arm.  Also had to clean carbon buildup, replaced spark plugs. 
82500 1900 Drivers upper A arm bushings worn out, replaced, $450 Torn boot on RF brake caliper; replaced caliper Axle leak both sides of case at shafts, $450 RR parking brake disintegrated; $400 Front struts starting to leak, no repair yet Drivers windshield wiper misaligned, free fix 
98300 875 left side catalytic converter rusted at pipe attachment 
102000 250 Replace tie-rod 
122000 100 rear wiper arm cracked and fell off, replace 

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2005 Dodge Charger 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 7000    
16000 0 Key fob broke. Ashtray would not come out after you push on it. 
16500 0 Key fob replaced Ashtray replaced 
 
Dodge in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 1000    
22000 350 Something in brakes that needed adjustment, also warped rotors, but not included in this survey. 
37000 350 Rough idle at stoplight/stalled in heat Intermittent wipers would go full speed when using turn signal 
 

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