Dodge Challenger Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Should have bought a Chevorlet

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is my first Chrysler product and I am very disappointed. This car has had a flat spot in the running since it was new and Chrysler refuses to fix the problem. They strung me along long enough to get me outside of the limitations of the Lemon Law and

Review submitted by:Dissapointed

Pros:Great interior looks good gets a lot of attetion

Cons:Runs poorly, Chrysler service is terrible

Pretty good vehicle

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have the 5.7 L Hemi and have had it for over 8 months. A couple of things you should know about the car: Pros: Very fast but more impressive is great handling. Front seat comfort is very nice. Gauges are easy to read and accessible. Auto transmission is responsive.

Review submitted by:gjs

2009 Challenger

Model Year:

2009

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have a 2009 Hemi Orange R/T auto. Dodge got this car right for style, drivability, size and technology. However, they missed on value, cost, comfort, quality, accessability to the rear seats, weight, and performance. It is also has the most blind spots while driving and backing up than any

Review submitted by:Wildman

Ok, Far from the Best!

Model Year:

2010

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Interior comfort is bad, performance is not even close to a Muscle car big heavy tons of blind spots after I bought mine I went to drive a Camaro 2011 (Sweet!) and a 2011 Mustang Smooth quiet and quick! The Chevy dealer Offered 18000 for a 2010 Challenger with 1200

Review submitted by:Snoop12

Nice but problems

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Has erratic idle, stalling v6 model seems most have problem as seen in dodge forum online. Chrysler does not acknowledge problem..car rpm drops to 500 and wants to stall..customer care is terrible...zone rep dealers multiple acknowledge no problem car is normal......a big laugh major problem with 3.5 liter cars........

Review submitted by:neveragaindodge

Great Styling, Horrible Build Quality

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Out of all the new vehicles I have purchased this one has been in service more than any other I have owned. Multiple Electrical, body, engine, transmission and rear end repairs. Even the chrome bubbled off the wheels. Dodge has completely disappointed me with regard to their customer care or

Review submitted by:MY 11 RT

Pros:Fun to drive, Great Styling

Cons:Horrible Reliability, Poor Build Quality

Poor mileage for V6

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I own a 2012 SXT+ 6cyl and commute 30 miles each way to work. The average mpg is only 20mpg. I get the same mileage from my 2004 Turbo diesel. While this car looks good and is fun to drive I am sadly disappointed that both the dealer and Dodge

Review submitted by:HemiMonk

Pros:Love the color (Blue Streak) and styling.

Cons:Extremly poor mileage with pentastar V6 (20mpg )

too many repairs and recalls

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The car has broken down on me. It ran hot while I was sitting in a drive thru. I barely made it out. Had to have it towed to a repair shop where it costed $900 to fix some stupid module. Do not waste your money on this garbage car.

Review submitted by:Zack

Pros:The car is beautiful inside and out

Cons:It will leave you stranded on the side of the road

Best thing is the looks and acceleration

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Driving the car off the lot I found the sunglasses holder broken day one. Known issue for years Dodge keeps using the junky parts. Air Conditioner was subpar noticed immediately and not even summertime yet. Backup camera was a joke super bright at night so you become blinded and can't

Review submitted by:Goldy

Pros:Looks/speed

Cons:Air Conditioner/Backup Cam/Sunglasses holder

Great looking car/ horrible residual value

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This is a great handling and fun car. Not practical by no means. Horrible residual value, last time i buy domestic vehicle. from now on it will be Honda and Toyota. if you have money to waste get one these are cheaply made and will not be much of a

Review submitted by:tbell

Pros:HANDLES GREAT

Cons:POORLY MADE

Absolutely Gorgeous and Incredible, but!!!

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I purchased the car as soon as it got off the hauling truck. I love the car and got it for my wife as she is a sports car fanatic. We took the car home and washed it as we were cleaning the wheels, we saw the upper control and

Review submitted by:Don

Pros:Super Track Pack makes car look very aggressive!!

Cons:The Car is already rusting at 3K miles

Bad Illusion

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought the Challenger RT used. Bottom line, after driving the challenger for 5-10 miles, you've had enough. The trill is gone. The interior is horrible material that looks like something that rubber maid would make to block your kitchen sink. Visually inside it is boring. The only feature that

Review submitted by:RD

Pros:Seating

Cons:Everything

Disappointing

Model Year:

2010

Manufacturer:

Dodge

Model:

Challenger

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Due to the new environmental laws, cars today are a mere shadow of their former selves. The Challenger 5.7 Hemi R/T is very slow and clunky on acceleration. You have HUGE BLINDSPOTS that make the car in heavy traffic a dangerous weapon. The interior is boring plastic and the backseat

Review submitted by:Daniel

Pros:Leather seats, bluetooth, nav, etc

Cons:Too many to name (blindspots, fuel economy, etc)

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