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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Dodge Charger body / paint problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012014

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles


2006 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to faulty ignition switch. The consumer stated the vehicle had a transmission leak, and it shuddered, the sun roof rattled and the side trim fell off. A former transmission specialist, informed the consumer, the condensation drain for the air condition dripped onto the transmission and pooled around the transmission filler tube. When the vehicle reached a 140,000 miles, it began emitting white smoke, to the point where the consumer was unable to see out of his rear view mirror. An inspection revealed the valve seat of the #3 cylinder had dropped out, smashing two large holes one on each side of the piston, the size of a quarter. There was also a hairline crack across the apex of the piston hole-to-hole, the debris had pummeled the cylinder head. Also, debris from the damage had been sucked back into the inlet manifold depositing metal chunks into the #1 and #2 cylinders damaging the pistons and heads with small chunks of metal embedded in them. Updated 08/28/14

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,800 miles
I was in the center lane of traffic when I noticed a car coming up from behind me. To avoid getting hit I attempted to throttle down on the gas pedal to pass a car in the slow lane and get in front of him to avoid the speeder coming up behind me. In doing so I heard a snapping sound. I was able to get in the right lane(slow lane) and pull into a restaurant parking lot. I got out of my car and to my amazement saw my entire gas pedal assembly lying on the floor of my car. I was also amazed to see that the entire mounting bracket for the gas pedal is made of either a plastic or resin compound and from what I can tell so is the brake assembly. This does not seem like a strong enough material to be used on such crucial parts. The car was towed to my dealer and the pedal assembly is going to be replaced with the same part. I will be asking for the old part back.

- West Allis, WI, USA

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