3rd Generation (2008—2018) Challenger Problems

This generations ranks 33rd out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (24%), engine (16%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Alternator Went Out 22 complaints at an average of 50,337 miles in the 2012 Dodge Challenger.
  2. Bad Tipm 11 complaints at an average of 42,326 miles in the 2013 Dodge Challenger.
  3. Engine Shuts Down While Driving 6 complaints at an average of 37,159 miles in the 2009 Dodge Challenger.

What Challenger Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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