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Discussion in 'Dodge Charger SRT 392' started by M.D., Aug 24, 2015.

  1. M.D.

    M.D. Car formerly known as Prince Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    So I was turning into work, thankfully on a quiet side street, when my engine suddenly shut off. No apparent reason or warning. Electronics stayed on the entire time. I was able to coast to a stop, put car in park, and restart it without a problem. No faults or warning codes. Only thing I found that seemed odd was a battery voltage of 13.3 right after this happened. Usually runs 14.4. Coolant and oil temps were in normal operating range. Gas tank is almost full - filled it up 2 days ago. I have driven it off and on for a couple hours since that happened this morning and the voltage is now consistently 14.4 and there have been no other problems.

    Anyone heard of this happening? Could have been a one time oddity. I tried searching the forums and didn't have any luck.
     
  2. cole3986

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    Nope, I do not think it is a one time oddity, sounds like wiring issue, take it in, you do not want this happening in traffic or on the interstate
     
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    Did the ignition switch still show run? Did warning lights in cluster come on like you no brake and push switch twice to Run?
     
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    Someone hacked you with a iPhone...Better get that security update that was in the news last week! LOL!
    Bet it was the same thing that made my boost gauge stop working only to start working again after a rest ???
     
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    Bro,

    It is not the same thing, having a problem with a gauge is not even close to having the engine cut out. Security update? are you serious? I would say this calls for a photo head_up_ass.jpg
     
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    BRAH!, you ever heard of SARCASM.???? U no see da LOL i will repeat LOL!
     
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    cole3986 Gold Member

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    Yes, the LOL halfway in your post, makes your post cool. Sorry, my bad. biggun.jpg
     
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    Yes notice the LOL, I was kinda kidding but kinda not as people are freaking out about the hack on Dodge products the last few weeks ( have you seen the lines at the service dept the last 2 weeks) and YES the hack can turn the car off and dodge does have a new flash update available to keep someone from turning your car off. Just saying if you have not had the update done but was mostly kidding as Im sure nobody is getting hacked. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It
    I bet it was a fluke and will never happen again... best of luck
     
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    Yes, I am aware of the hack and update, but the guy has a car stalling on him while driving, if you think that this hack is the reason you are on crack. I would not have a problem with screwing around with the thread but a car stalling on you is not something you screw with, yes, this is coming from a Knob. This call for another photo cattoo.jpg
     
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  10. M.D.

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    I'm planning to call tomorrow so the dealership can look it over. Just figured I would ask here first since I'm sure to get the "we could not reproduce your problem" line.

    Driver cluster said "Shift to Park to start the Car" and "Press Brake and Start to run". Basically looked like the engine just shut off mid-drive. When I stopped and shifted to park it started right up with one press of the button.

    Random thought: If somehow the remote start button was hit twice in my gym bag, would that shut off the engine while driving? I can't imagine anyone would engineer a car that way, but I may have to test it out in my driveway tomorrow.
     
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    No.
     
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    Get it to the dealer, not something that you screw with.
     
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    Well if no codes and they check basics and can't reproduce then your choice is let them continue to drive or pick it up. If I was working on it that would be your choices sorry to say.
     
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    if it happens again, dont shift to park. shift to neutral while gliding, step on the brake pedal SLIGHTLY and push the start burron. it will start back up without coming to a stop
     
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  15. M.D.

    M.D. Car formerly known as Prince Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Stopped by dealer w/o appointment to see what they thought. They offered to keep the car for a couple days until they could get to it and drive it around. I declined for now. I will bring it back in a couple days when their tech has time. I drive mostly smaller roads to work, no interstates, so I'll take my chances. Off the top of their heads, no one had an idea what it could be.

    Good to know, I'll keep that in mind.
     

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