I have a gremlin in my trunk - Dodge Charger Forums
Charger Problems/Assistance (2011 +) You having problems with your Charger? Check and see if it is a common problem and get answers here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 11-30-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
Skipgo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Gresham, Or
Posts: 32
(Thread Starter)
I have a gremlin in my trunk

Today my girlfriend and I drove into town so I could pick up some printing. I pulled into their parking lot, left the car running because she was staying in the car, when I got out the trunk was open. I thought maybe I bumped the button so I closed it and went in. When I came out and opened the car door the trunk popped open again. This happened a couple times, every time I opened the door the trunk opened. My FOB was in my pocket and hers was in her purse. We took both out, to be sure we weren't pushing the buttons but the trunk kept opening. I was just a few blocks from the dealer so I drove over. I pulled into the service bay and left it running. When I got out the trunk opened again. The service writer wasn't looking when I got out so she didn't see it happen. Of course as it always happens it wouldn't do it again. She said they were busy and I would have to leave the car and if they couldn't reproduce the problem they might not be able to fix it. I didn't want to sit there all day so I left and went to eat. No more problems until we got home. When I pulled up to the house. I opened the door before I turned the car off and the trunk opened opened again. I guess I will take it back tomorrow. Anyone else have a similar problem?

2011 R/T Max
Skipgo is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 12-01-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
Skipgo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Gresham, Or
Posts: 32
(Thread Starter)
Update: Today I was going back to the dealer, so I started the car with the remote and no problem when I opened the door. I went to the trunk and pushed the button on the trunk but it would not open. It would open with the FOB. That had happened a couple weeks ago for a few days, then the button started working again. I went to the dealer and they said they only had a skeleton crew on Saturday, could I bring it back on Monday. When I went to leave, I pushed the start button and the trunk opened. When I got home I shut it off and pushed the start button again and it opened the trunk again. Weird.
Skipgo is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-01-2012, 07:23 PM
Senior Member
TBird100636's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Braintree Massachusetts
Posts: 624

Possible candidate for TSB 08-028-11. The TSB details if the Passive Entry button on the trunk is inop., it gets replaced. Could be shorted and causing it to repeatedly open. Only applies if your car was built between 12/21/10 (MDH 1221XX) and 2/21/11 (MDH 0221XX). The MDH code is on the drivers door tag.

2011 Dodge Charger R/T Plus AWD- Redline-5.7L Hemi Registry #1650 Tbird100636

2006 Dodge Charger R/T- Inferno Red- Gone-5.7L Hemi Registry # 00696 Tbird100636
TBird100636 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-01-2012, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
Skipgo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Gresham, Or
Posts: 32
(Thread Starter)
Thank you for the reply. My car was built in January of 2011 so it sounds like my problem. I printed the TSB and will take it with me on Monday.
Skipgo is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Dodge Charger Forums > Dodge Charger Models (2011 - Up) > Charger Problems/Assistance (2011 +)

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Charger Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Gremlin is back.... PlumCrazyDaytona Performance Discussion/Modifications 4 07-24-2012 04:15 PM
HELP - Electrical (headlights - Dashlights) gremlin waubeeka Charger Problems/Assistance 6 10-05-2010 03:59 PM
Sublime trunk - Naked or new trunk blackout? Sublimeon22s Exterior Discussion/Modifications 22 02-25-2008 04:31 PM
will trade SRT8 trunk for spoilerless trunk sott Exterior Discussion/Modifications 22 02-05-2008 05:03 AM
Windshield Wiper Gremlin ChargerSXT Charger Problems/Assistance 1 04-22-2006 12:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome