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: My Charger will not start up


go-mango
06-12-2008, 01:52 AM
Hi everyone the weirdest thing happened today ,my charger will not start:mad: . I left work about 11 PM last-night and everything was working and running fine then came home went to bed . Was leaving for work today about 2PM and the engine would start for about 2 sec and shut off did it about 2 times , when I tried to start it now the engine does not even have power to it and wont start at all :frown: . On the instrument panel it has a few lights on number 20 ,21 ,24 . (20 is the vehicle theft alarm light will not go off), (21 is the tire pressure warning light stays on ), and (24 is the malfunction indicator light will not go off) . Does anybody know what happened ? or if this has happened to them ?? The instrument panel is not throwing no error codes though , please leave me some comments and let me know thanks so much greatly appreciated .:sad:

Crow
06-12-2008, 02:56 PM
Your battery is probably the culprit. Time for a new one.

carchitect
06-12-2008, 03:29 PM
Your battery is probably the culprit. Time for a new one.

FOB or car battery?

I've heard the FOB battery going bad being a source of no-start conditions but I also know that should have nothing to do with a no-start condition based on the way the RKE system works.

425hp
06-12-2008, 03:36 PM
I would try a spare key. My guess would be the key fob too. I would imagine if the car tries to start too many times without the key fob, it might go into a kind of lock down. I don't know this for sure, but I have started my car with another PCM in it and it will start and then die. It is part of the security.

C.

chargerhemi08
06-12-2008, 03:49 PM
or ur starter fuse!

go-mango
06-12-2008, 04:37 PM
Yea I Took it in for The sunroof fix because it maid a popping noise when you open it and had black tar on the glass, and when I was driving on the freeway the car shut off all the way and steering wheel locked up ,and a muffler sound sounds like rattling kinda like a clamp is loose ,and shift hesitation , and for when the car shut off yesterday when I couldn't get it started the engine would start for a sec and die the theft lock red light was on and the engine malfunction light as well as the tire pressure gage , so hopefully they got it fixed I will post updates as well when I pick it up in-case anyone Else has had theses problems it might help thank you .

go-mango
06-12-2008, 04:37 PM
The problem with the chargers shutting off on the freeway or while driving they found an error code p1607 pcm internal shutdown timer pcm updated flash and cleared so you all might want to do that for who's charger keeps shutting off . And they found another code for when you start the engine and it dies code U0168 Lost communication with security control module found update for concern to WCM performed update flash to WCM and cleared code .

jfcajigas
06-15-2009, 04:02 PM
Hi everyone the weirdest thing happened today ,my charger will not start:mad: . I left work about 11 PM last-night and everything was working and running fine then came home went to bed . Was leaving for work today about 2PM and the engine would start for about 2 sec and shut off did it about 2 times , when I tried to start it now the engine does not even have power to it and wont start at all :frown: . On the instrument panel it has a few lights on number 20 ,21 ,24 . (20 is the vehicle theft alarm light will not go off), (21 is the tire pressure warning light stays on ), and (24 is the malfunction indicator light will not go off) . Does anybody know what happened ? or if this has happened to them ?? The instrument panel is not throwing no error codes though , please leave me some comments and let me know thanks so much greatly appreciated .:sad:

The same thing happend to my car this weekend. Had it towed to the dealer. they called me and told me that the wireless control/ignition module was not responding and had to be replaced. That was the good news, the bad news was that they did not have it and it had to be ordered. I should have my car tomarrow

jsj098
06-15-2009, 04:09 PM
had the shutdown thing happen a couple of times and it's frakin annoying. I dont think I've been that pissed in a long time.

isi0007
12-18-2009, 01:02 AM
I had the same or similiar problem, while driving on the road, the oil light come on and 1 sec later, the engine stalls, stops, luckily there was a spot I could geared the car to and park off the road. I would have blocked the frackin road (two lane road with road fence on the side). Tried starting the car several times, but no luck, it sounded like it was going to start but just never went all the way.

Anyways, towed it to the dealership, they diagnosed and told me my car was out of gas. You've got to be frackin kidding me, the fuel meter neddle was 1/3 of the last bar, it was not on the red zone.

They also told me that they needed to do a flash update to fix this issue (approx $240 to fix). Going in tomorrow to pickup the car, I will research to see if this is true, sounds suspicious, I can't believe they have to do a flash update to re-adjust the fuel meter.

Does anyone know if this is true?

If it is true, then Dodge needs to take care of this because if it's a software fix that will solve this issue then it's them that caused the issue.

thanks,

ChargeRonDavinS
12-18-2009, 01:08 AM
wow my charger has been a turd but none of this, good luck with yours! keep us posted.

FurBurger
12-19-2009, 02:15 PM
my car is doing this as we speak...only with one key fob though, the other one works just fine! With the key fob that the car keeps cutting off on, I opened it to try to re-seat the battery because the fob would work sporadically. After opening it and re-seating the battery, it works fine with unlocking and locking the car, but when I try to use it to drive the car, it will start and 2 seconds later it will shut off. My other key fob works fine with the car though, I dont get how I can unlock/lock the car with the fob, but it wont work with keeping the car started!