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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,270 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #19

May 252016


  • 164,000 miles


Has anyone else had issues with their brakes seeming to lock up and airbag light in dash coming on after R25 recall repair"??? dealer refuses to address these problems without me paying for diagnositics to be run first & I don't have $100+ to pay out of pocket. These issues started the day I drove it home after getting the recall repaired...... help?!?!! I paid for new brakes bc I figured it could be strictly coincidence, but the light & beeping too?!" no way!!!!

- Buhl, AL, USA

problem #18

Dec 042012


  • 59,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the there was an abnormal noise coming from the brakes and there was an abnormal smell near the tie rod. In addition, the vehicle could not be shifted out of park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the tie rod needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,300.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #17

May 292015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. When the vehicle drove over unleveled land, there was a delay with the ABS. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called two dealers and the part was not available to schedule the repair for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Mar 242015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 208,456 miles


My car shuts off when sitting in traffic also car does not cut back on until after 3 tries its also shut off after U put gas in the car in stall at idle it also shuts down sometime while driving I have a daughter who is only 6 this is very dangerous for call to shut off in traffic I'm scared don't no what to do or why I'm have in this problem.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 012015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 124,850 miles
I was driving my car on 1/1/2015 and it just cut off and wouldn't crank back, I was glad I was turning on my street, and the back right E- brakes came apart and tore up, when I also make a right or left turn the steering section makes a funny noise, and the engine light will not cut off. I am on disability and receive very low income of $721 and I am taking care of two children out of that and I am 59 years old, so can you all please help me get my car back on the road, please.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #14

Nov 152014


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 15 mph and approaching a stop sign, the headlights flashed off and on and a pop sound emitted from the brake pedal. The contact attempted to accelerate, but an abnormal sound emitted from the rear tires and smoke appeared. Also, the ABS light illuminated and the power steering and power brakes failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #13

Nov 302012


  • 80,000 miles


In the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T the car will completely turn off if the gas is full or close to full. This is a well known issue with the R/T model. Dodge has known of this issue for years and also the dealerships. After filling the tank the vehicle will turn off in turn losing power steering brakes and engine power even while your foot is on the gas pedal. I have almost gotten into accidents due to this. I took my vehicle to the Dodge dealerships and was told that this is a known problem and Dodge refuses to call a recall.

- Prince George, VA, USA

problem #12

Nov 022012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,475 miles
After filling the gas tank, the car would stumble, miss and start jerking. Was making a 90 degree right hand turn and the car shut off. In the middle of the turn, I had no power steering nor brakes. Fortunately, there were no oncoming cars as I ended up on the wrong side of the street. Car restarted and ran a few feet before the stumbling, jerking and missing started to occur once again. After reading up on this problem, I had the gas tank replaced, as it (the tank) had all of the signs of a bad "roll-over" valve. This valve is molded into the gas tank and is non-replaceable. Once the tank was replaced, the problem has gone away and have not had an issue since.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #11

Jan 012014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 90,400 miles
Immediately after fueling vehicle to regular capacity and automatic shutoff - no "topping off". left the filling station and the car stalled several times, each time in a precarious position such as decelerating to make a turn or coming to a stop at a light. Car dies losing power steering and breaks. Thought this might be bad gas but it has since repeated every time the car is refueled. This is becoming a serious safely concern as the condition is common during the first 50 or so miles of driving after a fill up. Upon speaking with the dealer they blamed the issue on the end user overfilling the tank. As the only user of the vehicle it is never overfilled nor "topped off".

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #10

Jan 292014


  • 120,000 miles
Within blocks of leaving a fuel station and filling with fuel the vehicle stumbled then the engine died while traveling 35 mph on a city stream in the rain. Car was difficult to stop because of no power steering or power brakes.

- Dunnigan, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 142013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 107,000 miles


While I was driving approximately 35 mph my vehicle suddenly stalled causing me to lose power to the motor and power to the steering and brakes. I had to quickly pull off to the side of the road as the traffic was heavy and I had no power to control my car. This was a dangerous situation and I fear it may happen again. I have read about (Dodge Charger forum) many other owners of similar vehicles that this problem occurs shortly after you fill up the gas tank. I did just fill the gas tank prior to my car stalling incident. I feel this is a dangerous defect that develops on this vehicle and it needs to be looked into immediately.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 252013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 110,305 miles
After fueling up, I pulled out of the gas station and onto a main road. About 300yards from the gas station. I accelerated to approximately 40mph, in the middle of the intersection my car "dinged" the oil light came on and my engine shut down. I lost all ability to turn, or break. This is a very dangerous situation. I feared for my life. I originally thought it was because I let the fuel levels get too low, after, I realized if I fill up all the way, this always occurs. God forbid if I were to be entering on to a freeway at a higher rate of speed. Since this has happened to me 3+ times, I am very scared and nervous to drive my car. Something as to be done. Please, before someone gets killed because the gas tank and evap canister are screwy! I. ant get any dealership or mechanic to fix it without replacing the whole tank, ($$$$$$$).

- Port Aransas, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 302013


  • 12,000 miles
This issue started approx 3 weeks ago. The head lights will not stay on they flicker off and on as if I was flashing my lights to alert another driver, when they are actually doing this on its on. This is not only a safety issue, but I'm afraid I will get pulled over by law officials. And my job requires me to have to be at work at night. This is very disturbing when this happens and they stay off at times for 30 to 40 seconds at a time and I'm having to hold the bright light arm to have lights. The passenger airbag light comes on from time to time saying it is not on, and there are brake issues as well.

- Antioch , TN, USA

problem #6

Aug 142013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Minutes after filling my tank with gas, I drove less than a mile and turned into a parking lot. I was still driving, around 15 mph, when I heard a ding, and immediately noticed a loss of steering control. I pressed the brake and quickly noticed a loss of braking as well. It was then I realized the car had stalled while I was still moving! thankfully I had no one around and was on a straight stretch where I could slowly come to a stop, put it in park and restart. I pulled into a parking space, and the car proceeded to stall out 2 more times just sitting there. There was no warning symptoms ahead of time - perfectly smooth idle at the correct RPM, then it just drops to 0 as if the key were turned off. I ran into the store for less than 2 minutes, came out and drove home. I haven't seen any problems since then (this happened less than 24 hours ago). There were no codes thrown. I've owned this car since '07 when it had 5K miles on it. With a little over 88K miles I've never seen anything like this happen before. Needless to say if this happened in traffic it would be highly dangerous. Note: This is a 2006 daytona R/T. early manufacture date of 9/22/2005.

- Stratham, NH, USA

problem #5

Jul 042013


  • 80,300 miles
Drove to a business and once placed in park, the gear shift became stuck. Called aaa, they were going to tow it, then another driver showed up for aaa and knew just what to do. He takes apart the case that goes around the gear shift and presses on a pink colored emergency park release lever, ( why is that even an option??!!! ) it was obviously not attached to any thing as it fell down into the space around the shifter and still resides there. The discussion of towing it came up again, then we noticed a cable attached to the shifter and after playing with it have developed a system to unlatch it from park. You have to pull the cable to the left with a pen to disable the gear shift. Today I took it to where I bought it and they told me there was a recall on this and to take it to the Dodge dealership. The Dodge dealership knew just what I was talking about, but denies a recall on this. I am scheduled to have it fixed Monday the 12th. I don't feel I should have to keep paying for faulty equipment, this car has been a disaster since I bought it. The front end has been fixed about 4 times for vigorously shaking and a god awful rattling noise ( goes away for a short time then returns shortly after being fixed!!), numerous tires have been bought because that must be the problem too ( out of the mouths of the dealership), the tire pressure light stays on, the ABS light system malfunctions and has left me with a no brake sensation on multiple occasions. I have always owned Dodge, but next time I purchase a vehicle it wont be a Dodge.

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 142013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while adjusting the driver's side seat, both the accelerator and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard and caused the vehicle to have low acceleration power. The contact mentioned that both the brake and accelerator pedals would rise or fall simultaneously depending on the adjustment of the driver's seat. The contact stated that the vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 143,000.

- Pittsburg , TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 232012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 84,052 miles
The gear shifter was in park position and there it stayed was unable to shift gear to anything and had to take the console around the lever apart to shift gears. And the brakes squeak all the time even after having them replaced and the rotors replaced as well as the struts. Chrysler they say car is not part of the ones that they will fix the shifter on. Am mad enough over a 69 cent pink plastic part to want to stick this car up [xxx] in customer cares rear. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 302012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the contact smell burning fumes inside the vehicle. The contact merged to the side of the road to inspect the vehicle and notice a fire on the passenger side headlight. The fire department was call to put out the fire. The vehicle was destroyed due to the fire. Upon investigating the cause of the fire, the fire marshall stated the ABS system caused the fire. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 082012

Charger 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
The ABS, brake and traction control lights came on. Then when you hit the brakes you would feel a vibration. The brakes do not vibrate any more but all the lights are still on. There was a recall for the 2007 Charger for this but not the 2006.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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