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2012 Dodge Charger repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 39 repairs.
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2012 Dodge Charger repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (76%)

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Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Dodge Charger

Engine not specified

Dodge Charger in Missouri, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

24000 mi

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

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

Dodge Charger in Puerto Rico
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

35000 mi

US $1100
Car sounded like a woodpecker on cold/warm startup. Diagnosed bad lifters. Second time replacing bad lifters under warranty since owning. Noise coming from A/C vents sounded like a continuos "tack-tack-tack". Diagnosed bad A/C vent actuators for drivers side. Card had traction contro, FCW off, vehicle System Information Error, Automatic Cruise Control Unavailable warning lights on. Diagnosed bad ABS/traction control sensors for both front wheels. 
Dodge Charger in Maryland, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2015
Oct 2013

13200 mi
Passenger headlight was replaced under warranty. The headlight could not be adjusted properly. 

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

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

Dodge Charger in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2012 Inside door handles (*not* latches) loose on driver's side front and rear door. Dealer tightened handles. 
Mar 2013

5000 mi
Engine knocking. Dealer replaced crankshaft, rod bearings and one piston assembly due to scoring on factory parts. 
Jun 2013

5000 mi
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.  
Aug 2013

12000 mi
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. 
Nov 2013

16000 mi
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
Jul 2012 - Mar 2014
Aug 2012

620 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer scanned the problem & traced it to a negative ground fault error. All fixed under warranty. 
Jul 2013

5580 mi
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. 
Dodge Charger in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

47000 mi

US $176
RH rear wheel speed sensor went bad - caused confusion in ABS, Traction Control, Transmission, and starter computer interfaces. Replacing sensor fixed all issues. Car runs perfectly again. 
Sep 2017

71000 mi

US $215
Front wheel speed sensor. A bad front sensor turns on the ABS light and disables the cruise control. A bad rear wheel speed sensor messes up the transmission brain and it won't go into gear. If that happens, just give up and have the car towed for repair. 
Feb 2018

73000 mi

US $18
Wheel speed sensors are the only issue it has ever had. After dealer $200+ speed sensor replacements, when the third one went out, I consulted YouTube. One little bolt and a plug-in connector to change out any of the four sensors. Did it myself for only $18 for the new sensor. Dealer won't get my money when the next one goes out! 

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2012 Dodge Charger 4dr Sedan

292-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed automatic RWD

Dodge Charger in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

7000 mi
Radio unit (4.3 touchscreen) was replaced. The issue was that the radio would turn on but there would be no audio. 
Dodge Charger in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

8300 mi
Airbarg warning light would turn on and off. Repaired with recall. 
Dodge Charger in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

41000 mi
The front 4 speakers stopped working at the same time. Decided that the factory radio is junk anyway and I guess I'm lucky it worked for 6 years (how pathetic). Decided to cut to the chase and replace the entire system. Unfortunately, this requires at least $400 worth of adapters just to get started. I will wait for the fall to do this. 
Dodge Charger in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012 rattle and buzz from dash board area 
Dodge Charger in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2014
Aug 2013

16000 mi
Rear differential left axle seal leak. 
Dodge Charger in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2018
Jul 2013

23200 mi
Creaky sound from driver's seatback. 
Aug 2013

26000 mi
A new seatback frame was ordered and installed by the dealership. Problem with creaking in the seatback was solved by the replacement/repair. 
Dodge Charger in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

15000 mi
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. 
May 2013

20000 mi
Whirring sound when turning at low speeds. Couldn't identify the cause. No cost or repairs. 

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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
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

5000 mi

US $120
A stud that supports the splash rear passenger shield broke (or had been broken) and was replaced. 
Sep 2013

23000 mi
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. 
Oct 2014

34500 mi
After the original recall work for the headlight assembly, the new, replacement's leads melted and shorted the bulb, requiring a new headlight assembly replacement. After the original recall work for the headlight assembly, the new, replacement's leads melted and shorted the bulb, requiring a new headlight assembly replacement. 
Apr 2015

41300 mi
The cam seal failed and caused an oil leak along the front of the engine block. 
Jun 2015

43000 mi
The timing chain cover was found to be compromised and was replaced with new. 
Feb 2017

70000 mi
The radio reported a fault after being reviewed for skipping (radio and CD) and not holding phone calls. There was also noted limited access to access radio controls. 
Mar 2017

72000 mi
Audio from the radio was cutting in and out. Bluetooth not connecting to phone. 
Apr 2017

7300 mi

US $109
There was a clicking noise emitted from the dash. A vent actuator was replaced. 
May 2017

74000 mi
Bluetooth intermittently working. This was related to trips earlier in May 2017 and February 2017. Bluetooth was not connecting to phone. This was related to repair work attempted in March 2017. 
May 2018

94000 mi

US $1400
Driver side tie rod end replaced with new; brake rotors polished; and software updates. 

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