The 2 Most Common Challenger Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Challenger owners.

  1. Dodge Vehicles With Recalled Takata Airbags

    Takata, a parts supplier, provided automakers with a defective airbag inflator responsible for 23 deaths and hundreds of injuries. It's one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history, affecting over 37 million vehicles …

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  2. Defective TIPM Causes Multiple Electrical Problems

    What is a TIPM exactly? And why is it giving so many Dodge owners headaches? We have details, plus news about recalls and a SETTLEMENT.

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What Challenger Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Challenger Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Challenger has 1 generation available in North American markets.

  1. 3rd Generation Challenger

    Years
    2008–2021
    Reliability
    26th of 54
    PainRank
    7.18
    Complaints
    264
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Challenger Key Numbers

  1. 264 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 382 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 27 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Challenger News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.

    The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.

    It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔

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  2. One dolt forgot a bolt and now your Challenger might be recalled.

    Dodge says about 72 Challengers from the 2015 model year are missing a rear bolt that is a critical part of the driver's side airbag inflated curtain.

    To be fair to the part-time assembly worker who made the mistake, they had been trained on a machine for the Chrysler 300 and the team leader didn't catch the mistake.

    The recalled Challengers were built between March 28th, 2015 and April 1, 2015.

    Owners should have been notified by now and anyone with questions should call Dodge at 800-992-1997.…

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  3. The 2015 Charger and Challenger SRTs have more power than most drivers would know what to do with.

    But all that power isn't going to do you any good when all your fuel leaks out of a bad hose seal. Anytime there's a fuel leak there's also a chance for a fire so the cars are being recalled.…

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  4. Software issues are being recalled in the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

    The automaker says the instrument cluster software on the Challenger could cause the instrument cluster to go into a “reset” condition and fail to perform a “bulb check” on safety warning lights during vehicle start-up.

    Dodge dealers will need to install a "software enhancement." If your car's gauges are spiked for more than 4 hours, please see your mechanic.

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