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Door panels on my Charger have been coming off. Happening on both front doors but worse on the passenger door. Anybody else experience this? 19k miles on my Charger so it’s still under warranty. Assuming this would be covered and the dealer would fix it.
 

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Best answer I can give you, take it to a car upholstery shop to get it repaired, should be a lot cheaper. If you are under your original 3/36 you are covered by the dealership.
 

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It is definitely covered under your 3yr/36000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. No question. They will get you a new door panel
 

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It is definitely covered under your 3yr/36000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. No question. They will get you a new door panel
I wonder if the replacement panels will have the same problem in the future or if Dodge is replacing the panels with an upgraded part so this won’t happen again. Seems to be a common issue.
 

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THe only long term door solution is probably a good tint job. I am guessing the heat is causing the adhesive to soften and pull back. I have a good tint on mine and don't have any of the issues.
 

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I had this happen on the center console of my 15 R/T. I took it off and used super glue and clamps. Good Luck!
 

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THe only long term door solution is probably a good tint job. I am guessing the heat is causing the adhesive to soften and pull back. I have a good tint on mine and don't have any of the issues.
I live in FL and it’s hot but I have 5% tints all around. Got the tints about a month after buying the car back in May 2018. Problem just started.
 

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I had this happen on the center console of my 15 R/T. I took it off and used super glue and clamps. Good Luck!
I read online from people also having this issue on their Center consoles too. So far hasn’t happened to mine.
 

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Took the charger to the dealership today and was told it’ll be at a minimum one month before they can replace the door panels. Service manager said there’s a national back order on the panels because the issue is so wide spread. I wasn’t expecting a quick resolution but wanted them to at least document it. Nothing I can do now but wait.
 

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I really wish they would change the design of these to hold up better. Had my passenger door replaced already and it's doing it again. Almost every panel i the center console AND the front of my dash. The dash is the tough one. I have extended warranty, but do I really want a dealership replacing my entire dash? It squeaks and rattles enough as is, plus the time.
 

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Took the charger to the dealership today and was told it’ll be at a minimum one month before they can replace the door panels. Service manager said there’s a national back order on the panels because the issue is so wide spread. I wasn’t expecting a quick resolution but wanted them to at least document it. Nothing I can do now but wait.

I'm very sorry to hear of this! If you need any additional support with expediting the part, feel free to PM us more details and we can open case for further handling for you.

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I really wish they would change the design of these to hold up better. Had my passenger door replaced already and it's doing it again. Almost every panel i the center console AND the front of my dash. The dash is the tough one. I have extended warranty, but do I really want a dealership replacing my entire dash? It squeaks and rattles enough as is, plus the time.
I'm sorry this recurred to you! Have you brought this back to their attention since then? You're more than welcome to shoot us a PM for further review.

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I'm very sorry to hear of this! If you need any additional support with expediting the part, feel free to PM us more details and we can open case for further handling for you.

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What information do you need from me?
 

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What information do you need from me?
If you're working with the dealership for further diagnosis, we'd be glad to open a case for you with the handling team via PM. We would just the date/time/location of your appointment, your VIN, current mileage, and the best phone number and email to reach you.
 

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Door panels were replaced today. Took leas than a month for the dealership to get them instock. I asked the service advisor if it were to happen again would they replace them. He said if it happens after the 36k mike warranty then I would have to pay out of pocket.

I hope this doesn’t happen again because it would be a good chunk of change to have them replaced. I think it’s crazy that Dodge has not come up with a permanent fix for this. I say this because according to the service advisor, they are the same part which means it can very well happen again. Fingers crossed.

Charger now has 21k miles. It started happening at around 19k miles. If it happens again and at the same interval, that means it would be around 38k miles which would be past the warranty.
 

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I had this happen on mine after maybe 3 months. It took over a month for the driver's door panel and over 6 months for the passenger door panel to arrive. I had my windows tinted within 2 weeks of getting the car but I do live in southern Arizona....if these were to go bad out of warranty, I'd probably find a shop to re-skin and glue the panel.
 

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Hey all fixed mines

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I used this contact adhesive from home depot and just ran it along the channel were the original glue was and underneath the panel itself .

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Where I'm holding the panel is where it was lifting. As mentioned, I apploed the glue in the channel where you can see some of the original glue and underneath the panel portion thats in my hand
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Then I used gorilla tape to pull, press, and hold the panel in place. Also see below how the back side of this process looks

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Here's how it looks after letting it set for 24hrs as recommended on back on contact adhesive

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Now, I'm not gonna sit here and say its perfect but for saving $700+ on repairs since I'm out of warranty, I can live with the results overall. My suggestion would be just be mindful of positioning because once the glue sets its not going anywhere. But for a $4 tube of adhesive and 30mins maybe less of your time its worth it. Good luck guys
 

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Here's how it looks after letting it set for 24hrs as recommended on back on contact adhesive

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Now, I'm not gonna sit here and say its perfect but for saving $700+ on repairs since I'm out of warranty, I can live with the results overall. My suggestion would be just be mindful of positioning because once the glue sets its not going anywhere. But for a $4 tube of adhesive and 30mins maybe less of your time its worth it. Good luck guys
Great explanation on how you went about fixing your door panel. Will come in handy if I have the same issue happen again.
 
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