I think I am starting to get buyers remorse on getting my Challenger. I've had problems since taking delivery. basically just ranting here...
Malfunctioning navigation system - fixed
Defective factory paint (scratches, dirt) - somewhat fixed
Paint on sunroof glass - fixed
Damaged drivers side interior door panel - fixed
Rattle in upper console - fixed
Sticking brake caliper
Exhaust leak or lifter tap - louder when outside temp is low, engine temp doesnt make that much of a difference
Rattle in headliner behind sunroof
Steering wheel shake when braking
Driver side window return slow - return is about half speed of the passenger side
I'm going to take it in again next week. I really hope they can fix everything without blowing smoke up my ass...
2012 392 pitch black silver stripes
Speedlogix catch can
Arrington 85mm throttle body
American racing headers with high flow cats
K&n cold air intake
Zoomers cat back
Jet 180 t stat
B&G 93 octane tune
Lakewood strut tower brace
Trinity sitting in box waiting for custom cmr tune
I own a 2012 R/T that also has what I believe to be lifter tap. It's louder when it's colder outside. I will say that one thing I have noticed that in the last 750 rpms before redline in third gear it seems to smooth out. Idk why. Anyone know if this is common?
I love American muscle cars like a thrice-divorced 45-year old tax attorney loves barely legal coeds. That is to say; passionately, inappropriately and almost certainly inadequately while muttering whispered apologies to the beautiful thing I am probably ruining forever.
2009 Dodge Challenger SRT
449 Aluminum Hemi
Kenne Bell 4.2LC
KB 148mm Throttle Body
Big Azz Cam Motion Camshaft
SHR On The Keyboard
SHR War Viking Racing Auto Transmission
USW Wheels (Street Cruising)
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Sons of Confederate Veterans Louisiana Division
2013 Jeep SRT8 Black Vapor Edition
1971 El Camino SS 454
2014 Dodge Challenger SRT NMCA Street Outlaw 94mm Turbo (under construction)
Are you describing the intermittent "Hemi lifter tap?" It has been common on the 5.7 since it's introduction from what I have heard. I don't think the 5w20 oil helps the situation much, and mine only does it occasionally, normally after sitting for a while.
I also think the slow window is common, as I have read several posters with the issue. My driver's side is a lot slower than the passenger side, and I had it in for repair when the car was new. They told me it was normal and couldn't be improved, of course I didn't believe them, but have learned to live with it.
They did have to replace my Nav/HDD right after the car was new, but it has been flawless for four years now.
My body fit and finish was impeccable, still no rattles after 51 months. Of course, it was one of the first R/Ts off the line, and I think Brampton moral was pretty high at the time.
I hope you get things squared away and you can enjoy your car. Our Nitro had over 20 things before it was finally working as it was supposed to.
09 R/T 28J, built 8-7-08, K&N CAI, catch can, SRT scoops, struts, springs, 70 R/T stripes, SRT wheels and tires.
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