About Dodge Charger
Dodge Charger is a four-door sedan manufactured by FCA US LLC since 1966. The first Dodge Charger was introduced during the 1966 model year as a 2-door fastback. Up till now, it has been through seven generations.
The sixth generation Dodge Charger (LX; 2006-2010) was reintroduced in 2005 for 2006 model year as a 4-door sedan. It was available in SE, SXT, R/T, R/T with Road/Track Performance Group and Daytona R/T trim levels. Available engine options included base 3.5 L EGG V6 engine, 5.7 L EZB/EZD Hemi V8 engine and 6.1 L ESP Hemi V8 engine mated to 5-speed automatic transmission. Then in 2011, the full-redesigned Dodge Charger was introduced as the seventh generation (LD; 2011-present). Now it not only carries trim levels from previous generation but also added SXT Plus, SRT 8, SRT 8 Super Bee, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. It still uses V6 and V8 engines mated to 5-speed and 8-speed automatic transmissions.
Dodge Charger Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is undeniable that Dodge Charger will have problems in the end as parts in it will start to wear out if used for too long and too many times. According to Dodge Charger vehicle owners, problems listed here are the most common:
First, engine failure. Engine is the heart of a vehicle, so drivers often value it highly. Dodge Charger vehicle owners complained that the engine failed prematurely. They can hear knocking noises upon starting the Charger followed by a low oil pressure. At the same time, they noticed puddles if oil leaked around the oil drain plug and under the car. If you encounter similar signs of engine failure problem, you are advised to check rod bearing and oil pan first.
Second, emission and cooling system problem. People said that engine performance decreased in power and acceleration as well as the shinning Check Engine Light. Black smoke emitted from the engine and fuel economy became poorer. Not to mention the low coolant and leaking coolant caused the vehicle overheating. In fact, these problems is still have relations with engine, you need to check EGR valve gasket, radiator, oil cooler or coolant temperature sensor if you want to keep your Dodge Charger at the best condition.
Another cooling system part - fan blade is easily to go bad as well. It worked for fan motor to cool down the engine. Headlight switch is responsible for turning on or off headlight for drivers. They are all small parts but play an important role as any other big parts.
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