Q: My 2010 dodge charger will not start and there's a lightning bolt icon that is illumated... Also the check engine light has came o

asked by on

I have a 2010 dodge charger. At first the problem was the battery, got it fixed. Now my car won't turn over, the lightning bolt icon is illuminated, has the check engine light(flickers), and also the exclamation icon is illuminated i believe its for tire pressure. I need help

My car has 145136 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi Tiffany. Thanks for contacting us today. Inside the owner manual of your 2010 Dodge Charger, there will be a section that describes what each warning indicator light means. The lightning bolt is an indication that something within the charging system (which includes the alternator, battery, battery temperature sensors, cables and electrical connections) is faulty. This could indicate an electrical relay is damaged as well - which might explain the hard starting problem. The check engine light issue is likely related to the source of your hard starting issue as well. However, since there are so many possible sources that might be causing the car to not start, you’ll need to have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete an on-site inspection, so they can determine what repairs are needed to resolve this problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 2010 dodge charger will not start and there's a lightning bolt icon that is illumated... Also the check engine light has came o

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Blower motor switch...and the blow motor the same thing?

The blower motor and/or blower motor resistor (two different parts that work together) may have failed causing the symptoms you are experiencing. The blower motor switch is the actual switch or button on the dash that you use to increase...

Q: Q: Car making grinding noise.

The water pump is the most common part changed on this motor and year. The noise once heard could be isolated to the water pump or a tensioner pulley. I recommend to have the system checked by a qualified mechanic....

Q: 07 charger v6 wont move, like its in limp mode, will shift solenoid fix this? wont move in reverse. thinking shift solenoid, help.

The check engine light could mean diagnostic codes related to the transmission failure are available. If you request a check engine light diagnostic a mechanic could see if relevant codes have set and narrow the diagnostic for you. Check to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...