2009 Dodge Charger Common Problems, Issues, Recalls, and Reliability - MyCarSpecs United States (2022)

  • 2009 Dodge Charger PCM/TCM Software Updates Will Address Shifting Problems

    If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM/TCM) are available which may address these problems.

    On higher mileage vehicles, a mechanical failure may exhibit similar symptoms. Proper diagnoses should be performed before any repairs or software upgrades are attempted.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Transmission Shift Quality Issues

    A harsh 4-3 downshift or other shift quality issues may develop. Revised transmission control module (TCM) software has been released to address these concerns.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Cable Failure in Window Regulator or Motor May Cause Power Windows to Become Inoperative

    One or more of the power windows may become inoperative , it is commonly caused by failure of the window motor or a cable in the window regulator . The window motor and regulator may need to be replaced as assembly.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Software Updates Will Solve Electrical/Lighting Problems

    Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Check Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat

    The thermostat may fail to close completely, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This problem will prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature; a new thermostat should be installed.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Lubricate/Replace Lower Seal on Steering Shaft if Squeak is Heard While Turning

    A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will commonly correct this problem.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System

    Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger The Fuel Tank is Hard to Fill and/or the Fuel Fill Nozzle Shuts Off Repeatedly While Fueling

    The fuel tank may become hard to fill and/or the fuel fill nozzle may shut off repeatedly while fueling. Our technicians tell us that various items including the fuel tank, vapor recirculation tube, fuel fill tube, or EVAP system canister control valve may be at fault. Proper diagnoses will be required to determine the exact cause of this concern.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Check Engine Light With Code P0339

    On vehicles equipped with V6 engines, the Check Engine Light may illuminate and code P0339 is stored for intermittent loss of the crankshaft position sensor signal. Our technicians tell us that adding a shim to the crankshaft sensor will commonly correct this issue but in some cases the flex plate may require replacement.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Honk, Hiss, or Groan Noise From when Steering at Low Speeds

    A honk, hiss, or groan noise may be noted from the steering during low speed parking lot maneuvers. Our technicians tell us that replacing the power steering return hose may correct this concern, If it does not the steering rack and pinion may require replacement.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Leaks May Develop at Electrical Connector on Automatic Transmission

    A transmission fluid leak can develop at the electrical connector on the automatic transmission. Replacement of the electrical connector may be necessary to correct the leak.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Rear Differential/Axle Seals are Prone to Leaks

    Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger ESP Warning Light May Flash and/or Noise From Pump

    The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) warning light may flash, or the pump may howl or groan after a turn. Our technicians tell us that updated anti-lock brake system control module software is available for these concerns.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Revised Rear Rotors For Brake Squeal in Cold Weather

    In cold weather, vehicles equipped with premium brakes may experience a rear brake squeal. Replacing the brake pads will not commonly fix the problem; instead, revised rear rotors are available.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Disconnecting and Reconnecting Battery May Damaged "MyGig" Radio

    Our technicians tell us the "MyGig" radio may become damaged when disconnecting and reconnecting the battery due to electrical spikes. Removal of the 30amp radio fuse is recommended before disconnecting the battery on these vehicles.

  • 2009 Dodge Charger Spilling sticky liquids around cup holder may cause lid to stick/break

    Spilling beverages around the cup holder may cause the lid to stick or bind.

  • Dodge Charger Excessive Play In Steering And Wandering Front End

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 6 CYL, 2WD, AUTOMATIC

    related to suspension, shock

    I recently inquired about the excessive play in steering that I have been encountering with my 2009 Dodge Charger. I had the rack replaced, 3 alignments, front and back brakes to include rotors, ..

  • Dodge Charger Instructions For Replacing Taillight On Passenger Side...

    2009 DODGE CHARGER

    related to exterior-light, running-light

    The passenger side tail-light on my girlfriend's 2009 Charger is broken. Received the new light yesterday with no instructions. Can I replace, or is it beyond a normal persons ability? @media(m..

  • Dodge Charger Only One Wheel Is Spinning!

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 6 CYL, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 50 MILES

    related to tires, symptoms, noise

    I got stuck in the snow and as I was rocking it back and forth I heard s snapping noise and now only one tire spins. What did I do? @media(max-width: 960px) { .adt { display: none;padding:0; } }..

  • Dodge Charger Is There A Horn Fuse Or Horn Relay

    2009 DODGE CHARGER

    related to safety, horn, fuse

    The horn is no working @media(max-width: 960px) { .adt { display: none;padding:0; } } Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM ..

  • Dodge Charger Using High Performance Motor Oil Will That Kill The...

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 16, 156 MILES

    related to exhaust, catalytic-converter

    Hi, Confusoin in oil capacity due to owner's manual? I just bought Royal purple HPS 10w30 for my dodge charger 3.5 v6, but now as I read on the net it has high quantity of zinc and phosphorus..

  • Dodge Charger Cold Start And Running Problems

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.5L, 6 CYL, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 30, 000 MILES

    related to fuel-system, fuel-pump, fuse

    Hello, I have the car listed above RWD. I've had a problem since the end of 2018 that isn't getting diagnosed; in the morning upon cold start when I drive if I press the gas pedal half way down..

  • Dodge Charger 2009 Dodge Charger Steering

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 6 CYL, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 37, 000 MILES

    related to steering, symptoms, loose

    I'm have major steering issues in my Dodge Charger. I took it back and got the Rack replace and it drive great for two weeks. After two weeks the steering felt very loose and the car is hard to cont..

  • Dodge Charger Electrical

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.8L, V6, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 120, 000 MILES

    related to exterior-light, headlight, not-working

    Turn on ignition, nothing. No headlights, had on charger still nothing. Any ideas? @media(max-width: 960px) { .adt { display: none;padding:0; } } Thursday, March 1st, 2018 AT 9:08 AM..

  • Dodge Charger Fault Codes P0171, P0174, 01128, P1129

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.5L, 6 CYL, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 100 MILES

    related to trouble-codes, p-codes-powertrain, p1100-p1199, p1129

    I feel there is problem with my engine after getting engine check light on dashboard. Then I did code check, I got these four codes on dashboard. @media(max-width: 960px) { .adt { display: none..

  • Dodge Charger Knocking Noises While Turning The Steering

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.5L, V6, RWD, AUTOMATIC, 25, 000 MILES

    related to steering, symptoms, thump

    This is actually a follow up to my last question which was about the metal scraping cyclic noise As is said in that question the Dodge dealer I'm my country gave me a bill of above $ 4700 to elimi..

  • Dodge Charger Metallic Scraping Noise On Low Speeds

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.5L, V6, RWD, AUTOMATIC, 25, 000 MILES

    related to general, noises, scrape

    Hello, I have a problem with my car 2009 Dodge Charger 3.5, when I I drive slow with my driver side window down I can hear a cyclic metal scraping noise the faster I drive the noise get faster t..

  • Dodge Charger Rims Swap

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.5L, V6, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 60, 000 MILES

    related to tires, rim

    Can I put stock 2018 Dodge Charger rims on my 2009 Dodge Charger? The 2018 rims are made for 5x115 bolt and my 2009 is 5x114.3. @media(max-width: 960px) { .adt { display: none;padding:0; } } ..

  • Dodge Charger Squeal Noise When Coasting

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 3.5L, V6, 2WD, AUTOMATIC, 85, 000 MILES

    related to general, noises, squeal

    I’ve recently noticed a noise mainly while going through a drive thru at a local Dunkin or food place. After I come to a complete stop and order my food, as I roll to the next window to pay witho..

  • Dodge Charger Will Not Turn Over After Replacing Water Pump

    2009 DODGE CHARGER, 2.7L, V6, RWD, AUTOMATIC, 150, 000 MILES

    related to engine-cooling, water-pump, replace-remove

    First, car was over heating so I changed my thermostat sensor, next I changed the thermostat housing unit. After doing this I found out my water pump was bad. So we go in swap out everything gaske..

  • FAQs

    Do Dodge Chargers have transmission problems? ›

    Transmission Issues

    Dodge Charger transmission problems have been generational. Most complaints involved its sixth (2006-2010) and some of its seventh generation (2011-present) models. Many owners have reported suffering from slippage, intermittent hard shifting, and decreased acceleration.

    Are there any recalls on a 2009 Dodge Charger? ›

    CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 20,283 MY 2006-2009 CHARGER AND MAGNUM VEHICLES BUILT WITH THE POLICE PACKAGE EQUIPPED WITH COLUMN SHIFTER. THE GEARSHIFT CABLE MAY BECOME DISENGAGED FROM THE STEERING COLUMN MOUNTING BRACKET AND CAUSE AN INCORRECT TRANSMISSION GEARSHIFT POSITION DISPLAY.

    How many miles can a 2009 Dodge Charger last? ›

    The Dodge Charger typically lasts between 250,000 to 300,000 miles. That is, of course, with proper maintenance and care. That means, if you drive 13,500 per year, as the average American driver does, you'll still have your Charger on your 38th birthday—or 22 years from now!

    Why you shouldn't buy a Dodge Charger? ›

    Reasons Not to Buy a 2020 Dodge Charger – The Cons. The 2020 Dodge Charger does not offer Toyota-like reliability. This means you're more likely to encounter issues that require professional repair. J.D. Power gives the sedan a two out of five rating in the dependability department.

    How long do Dodge Charger engines last? ›

    The Dodge Charger can last on average 250,000 miles when properly maintained, this includes regular fluid changes and abiding by recommended service intervals. Based on 15,000 miles driven per year, owners can expect 16 years of service from their Charger before it breaks down or requires expensive repairs.

    What's the most reliable Dodge Charger? ›

    The 2022 Dodge Charger has a predicted reliability score of 89 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

    Are Dodge Chargers expensive to fix? ›

    A Dodge Charger will cost about $7,809 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This is more than the industry average for popular sedan models by $713. There is also a 22.92% chance that a Charger will require a major repair during that time.

    How many miles is too much for a used Dodge Charger? ›

    The Dodge Charger can last up to 250,000 to 300,000 miles with proper maintenance and care. If you average 15,000 miles per year like the regular American driver, you can get up to 13 to 20 years of service from the Charger.

    Are there any recalls on a Dodge Charger? ›

    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, and Chrysler 300 vehicles. During manufacturing, the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, allowing it to detach in a crash.

    Are there any recalls on 2016 Dodge Chargers? ›

    FCA US LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured August 23, 2010, to January 7, 2016. When an affected vehicle is lifted using the supplied tire jack without chocking the wheels, the vehicle's body-side sill may give causing the tire jack to fail and the car to fall.

    Are there any recalls on a 2018 Dodge Charger? ›

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicles equipped with a "stealth mode." When stealth mode is selected, the backup camera rearview image will not display when the vehicle is in reverse.

    Does Dodge break down a lot? ›

    Dodge Reliability Rating Breakdown. The Dodge Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 19th out of 32 for all car brands. This rating is based on an average across 345 unique models. The average annual repair cost for a Dodge is $634, which means it has above average ownership costs.

    Do Dodge Chargers break down easily? ›

    Dodge Charger Reliability Rating Breakdown. The Dodge Charger Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 10th out of 12 for fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $652 which means it has average ownership costs.

    Are Dodge Chargers good? ›

    Is the Dodge Charger a Good Car? Yes, the Dodge Charger is a good car. All of its engines are powerful, and it handles well while providing a fairly cushioned ride. The Charger has a spacious interior, user-friendly tech features, and a decent amount of trunk space.

    What is a good year for a Dodge Charger? ›

    2017 is the best year for Dodge Charger as it comes with several modern features, a sleeker and more aggressive look. It also offers a wide range of trims and options which cater to everyone from families to power-hungry car enthusiasts. The car also provides impressive durability and reliability.

    What is the best Dodge Charger model to buy? ›

    Charger SRT Hellcat

    This is without a doubt the top of the Charger lineup. For those looking for ultimate speed and power, the Hellcat is the way to go. It holds the title as the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world, thanks in part to supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

    Is a used Charger worth it? ›

    On average, the Dodge Charger retains almost 70% of its value over the first three years and after five years it will still be worth 44% of its original value.

    Which Dodge Charger is best on gas? ›

    If you want a Dodge Charger but want better fuel mileage, you are better off getting the V6 engine. The V6 Charger has a lower horsepower and only gets about 19 miles per gallon [mpg] in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The more horsepower your car has, the more gas it will use up.

    How fast can a Dodge Charger go? ›

    2021 Dodge Charger RT Top Speed:

    Top speed of 155 mph.

    Is a V6 Charger a muscle car? ›

    MUSCLE CARS FAQ

    The Dodge Challenger is a two-door vehicle, though it seats up to five comfortably. The Dodge Charger is America's only four-door muscle car.

    Are Chargers reliable vehicles? ›

    The Dodge Charger has a mediocre score in terms of reliability. While its reliability rating isn't particularly low, it's definitely rated near the bottom compared to other full-size cars. While most necessary repairs for the Dodge Charger are often more severe, it won't require those repairs very frequently.

    Is Dodge Charger cheap to maintain? ›

    The table below shows a complete ranking of how various cars rank in this overall system as some comparison. Given that the Dodge Charger has an average of $652 and that the average vehicle costs $651 annual --- the Charger is substantially cheaper to maintain.

    How much does it cost to repair a Charger? ›

    The estimated cost to maintain and repair a Dodge Charger ranges from $95 to $11574, with an average of $265.

    How much is a tune up for Dodge Charger? ›

    The average cost for Dodge Charger Engine Tune-Up is $600.

    How much gas does a Dodge Charger use? ›

    2019 Dodge Charger
    EPA Fuel EconomyDriver MPGAnnual Fuel Cost
    Reg. Gas 23 MPG 19 30 combined city/hwy city hwy 4.3 gal/100 miNA$2,950
    426 miles Total Range
    E85 17 MPG 14 22 combined city/hwy city hwy 5.9 gal/100 mi$3,100
    314 miles Total Range
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    Are there any recalls on 2010 Dodge Chargers? ›

    Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER 300, DODGE CHALLENGER, CHARGER, JEEP COMMANDER, GRAND CHEROKEE AND DODGE RAM VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A WIRELESS IGNITION NODE (WIN) MODULE EXHIBITING A BINDING CONDITION OF THE SOLENOID LATCH.

    What is emissions recall ub4? ›

    The Evaporative Emissions Canister on your vehicle [1] may be unable to absorb the necessary amount of gasoline vapors during vehicle refueling which may cause exceedance of onboard refueling vapor recovery emissions standards.

    Are there any recalls on 2012 Dodge Charger? ›

    Summary: CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 300 AND DODGE CHARGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER. Tip: Recalls don't affect every vehicle of the same year, make and model.

    Is the 2016 Dodge Charger reliable? ›

    The 2016 Dodge Charger scores two out of five for reliability, according to J.D. Power. That's the lowest score available and the worst in this class.

    Are there any recalls on 2015 Dodge Charger? ›

    Summary: Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Dodge Charger pursuit police vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive and V8 engines. The front driveshaft universal joint may seize or fracture causing the shaft to detach from the vehicle.

    Are Dodge Charger reliable cars? ›

    The Dodge Charger Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 10th out of 12 for fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $652 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, the number of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Charger.

    How much does it cost to replace a transmission on a Dodge Charger? ›

    Dodge Charger Transmission Cost

    The cost of a new Dodge Charger transmission could be over $3,500 depending on the vehicle, however, transmission services such as fluid changes and a transmission fluid flush are considerably less lavish, in some cases costing less than $150.

    Are Dodge Charger good cars? ›

    Is the Dodge Charger a Good Car? Yes, the Dodge Charger is a good car. All of its engines are powerful, and it handles well while providing a fairly cushioned ride. The Charger has a spacious interior, user-friendly tech features, and a decent amount of trunk space.

    What kind of transmission does a Dodge Charger have? ›

    The Dodge Charger is loaded with power

    It comes with a 6.2 V8 that gets 707 hp. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic. That's coupled with an interior that makes drivers feel spoiled.

    What's the most reliable Dodge Charger? ›

    The 2022 Dodge Charger has a predicted reliability score of 89 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

    Is a Dodge Charger expensive to fix? ›

    Dodge Charger Maintenance Costs

    A Dodge Charger will cost about $7,809 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This is more than the industry average for popular sedan models by $713. There is also a 22.92% chance that a Charger will require a major repair during that time.

    What is too many miles on a Dodge Charger? ›

    The Dodge Charger can last up to 250,000 to 300,000 miles with proper maintenance and care. If you average 15,000 miles per year like the regular American driver, you can get up to 13 to 20 years of service from the Charger.

    Is it cheaper to rebuild or replace a transmission? ›

    A transmission replace is the most expensive option when fixing your transmission. In many cases you will hear this referred to as “re-manufactured.” Basically, the manufacturer will replace parts that have gone bad with modified parts. This is an option if the transmission is too damaged to even consider a rebuild.

    How much does it cost to replace CVT transmission? ›

    Replacing a CVT transmission costs roughly between $3,000 and $5,000 or higher. The CVTs won't last nearly as long as the standard automatic transmissions, and it's not surprising if they fail to run for more than 100K miles or less.

    How much does it cost to fix a transmission control module? ›

    The replacement cost of a transmission control module will be anywhere from $500 to $900. You can expect the parts costs to be around $450 to $700 while the labor costs will be around $50 to $200. Of course, you can order a new TCM online and ask a mechanic what their hourly labor rates are.

    Do Chargers hold their value? ›

    Does the Dodge Charger Retain Its Value? Recently Edmunds has named the 2018 Dodge Charger a winner of the Edmunds Best Retained Value Award for the large car segment and is recognized for being a new 2018 vehicle with the highest projected residual values after five years.

    What is better Charger or Challenger? ›

    Challenger performance, you'll find that the Challenger is typically faster across equivalent configurations. For a base-model SXT trim with rear-wheel drive, a 2022 Dodge Challenger offers 303 horsepower from a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, while a 2022 Dodge Charger provides 292 horsepower from a 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

    Are Dodge Chargers loud? ›

    We typically don't associate muscle cars with quietness, especially ones with howling V8s. Yet the Dodge Charger, one of the most iconic American cars, is well insulated from exterior noise. In fact, Consumer Reports placed it on its list of the quietest midsize and large sedans.

    How do you check the transmission fluid on a 2009 Dodge Charger? ›

    Bring the vehicle up to operating temperature and check fluid level with engine idling. Push dipstick into transmission fill tube until it bottoms out against the transmission pan and pull out, read fluid level. NOTE: The dipstick will protrude from fill tube when installed. 6.

    Is a V6 Dodge Charger fast? ›

    For example, the 2021 Dodge Charger base SXT trim with 3.6L V6 engine (292 horsepower) can reach a top speed of 196 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

    Does the Dodge Charger have a CVT transmission? ›

    In its most recent iteration, the Dodge Charger is equipped with an 8 speed automatic transmission that helps rocket it around quite handily.
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