Why Did a Dodge Charger Suddenly Lose Power?

Q. I had a weird experience with my 2012 Dodge Charger yesterday. It is the base model and has 35,000 miles. I was driving approximately 30 mph on a suburban road when suddenly the car lost power. I slowed the car to the side of the road, put the transmission back into park and turned off the ignition. I then turned the key to start the car and it started right up again. I drove it for the rest of the day without issue. I checked the battery cables and they appear tight. Do you have any ideas? This is the first and only time this has happened and the car has had no previous issues or accidents.


A. There are a multitude of items that could cause this type of symptom. The biggest problem is diagnosing a problem that currently doesn’t exist. Unless there is a computer fault code stored or something that can be spotted visually, testing and looking for a one time problem could become very expensive.

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