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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,658 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger brakes problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #18

Feb 012008

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Constant brake squeal when pushing brakes at only 6,500 miles. Dodge unwilling to fix.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #17

Dec 142007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
First as everyone else has experienced the brakes started to squeal. Then around 30,000 miles when brakes were applied at speed around 60 mph the steering wheel began to vibrate. Later followed by extreme motion in the wheel from left to right and eventually the brakes began to cease during acceleration. Had the rotor resurfaced and new pads. 8,000 miles later steering wheel doing the same thing and when I took it to the dealership they said my tires were bad and nothing wrong with the brakes. I find this hard to believe as the exact same problem happened before ending up with a bill around $1,000. So now I am waiting for the breaks to get so bad that they will actually service the problem. I am so disgusted with this and don't know what course of action to take.

- Yorktown, TX, USA

problem #16

Mar 222007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,777 miles
We purchased a 2006 Dodge Charger rt brand new in 4/2006. At approximately 8000 miles we started hearing the brakes squeal. It came and went but at 12K we took the car in for service. We were told nothing was wrong. I told the service manager that I knew there was a pretty big issue with the brake squeal because I had done my research. We took the car back in and they replace the brake pads and resurfaced the rotors. The brakes started squealing again immediately. I was then told that it was normal and that since asbestos was outlawed that all brakes are made with more metal so they will squeak. You and I both know that that is not true I have owned many vehicles and there brakes don't squeal. I was then told my wife drives the car to passively and the brakes are heavy duty and the car needed to be "stopped more aggressively". I tried to do the panic stop thing but it is dangerous and of coarse it made no difference. Our last contact was that they were aware of the issue, had no resolution and they would call when they did. The dealership has since gone out of business. This has got to be a safety issue. You cannot run around with your brakes squealing and have confidence that there is not something wrong. Chrylser knows that this is an issue and I want to lodge a formal complaint. I was told that I need to call the corporate representative and complain to them. Which I will do. However what happens to me or my family if the brakes fail. The dealer ship has kept all the parts they replaced and the service records can be retrieved of the VIN. I hope that at least a record of this issue is being kept and maybe it is time to force Chrysler into a recall and permanent repair to the brakes. Thank you

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #15

Jun 242007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T used, with only approx. 4,500 miles on it. After driving it the remaining part of the winter (Dec thru Feb) and into the warmer months, I noticed that my brakes started to squeal when I would brake to slow down from up to 50 miles per hour. I had contacted the dealers service center and had them inspect the brakes and all I received was the explanation that the brakes glazed over and the only thing to do would be to turn the rotors which would have cost me over $200. I went elsewhere and had the front rotors turned for less money, however, after approx. 3 weeks the squeal came back. Prior to owning this vehicle I owned a Pontiac Grand Am whose brakes never squealed even when aftermarket brakes and rotors were put on. It would appear to me that a car of this price, would not have brakes that squeal after less than 7,000 to 11,000 miles being driven.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #14

Aug 152007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,200 miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Charger daytona R/T. she is driven very little and only has 5200 miles. The brakes have already started to develop a squeal at low speeds. It is my understanding that a large amount of other 2006+ Chargers also have this issue. Updated 01-16-08.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 302007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
The brakes on my 2006 Dodge Charger R/T have been squealing for the past three months, and they continue to squeal. I have taken my Dodge Charger to my local dealership three times for this issue and I have paid for my brake rotors to be resurfaced. I have more than 60% of brake pad life left. The dealership said that this issue is a manufacturer problem and a need for a recall is necessary. Please help.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #12

Jul 272007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes are squealing with light to moderate pressure. Still has significant pad material remaining. I was informed that this was normal. Many Charger rt owners seem to be having this problem.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #11

Jul 122007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
Had brake tsb done in Sept. 06. maybe 3000 miles on car. Drove my car on 7/12/07 and heard screeching from left rear brake. Immediately drove to connel in oakland, ca. I got a call from the service department stating that all of my rotors needed replacing. The car has 12,500 miles on it. I've owned a 2004 Honda element and still hasn't required brake service. How do rear pads wera before front pads on any vehicle? I had an oil change in June and there was no mention of brake problem.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 122006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T that has a recurring brake problem. There is a noticeably loud sound coming from at least 2 and possibly all 4 wheel wells. When the parking brake is engaged I have intermittent slippage before the car settles. And finally, when attempting to brake I receive occasional shuddering in the car. I have attempted to take the car into three separate Dodge dealerships in the dallas Texas area on seven different occasions and on six of those trips was informed nothing was wrong with the brakes. On my fifth service trip a brake job was performed, but has had no effect in fixing the problem. On the subsequent two trips I was again told that nothing could be found wrong with the brakes and that the noise was normal. This problem began at the 11,000 mile mark and has been deteriorating since then (currently at 27,000 miles). If nothing is done soon, I feel that I will need to unnecessarily and unjustly purchase an entirely new brake system for my car to ensure my driving safety.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 282007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes squeeling at low speeds.

- West Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #8

May 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes are shuttering when coming to a stop. Brake rotors and pads where getting worn down and squealing before the one year/12K miles and dealer would not fix.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brakes fade rapidly and braking power is decreased and becomes dangerous even at low speeds.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #6

Aug 302006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Brake system warping on police package Dodge Charger.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #5

Oct 112006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T front brake issue, at 16,000 miles rotors out of round, pads squeak. Dealer cut rotors and charged $100 brakes still squeaking at 19.000 miles suspect a bad compound mix in brake pads, many fellow Charger owners experiencing same problem and Dodge will not satisfy.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #4

May 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Squeaking brakes at slow speeds, possible rotor grooves.

- Atlanta, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 112006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Police package vehicle. The brakes have been squealing since the car had approximately 200 miles on the odometer. Current odometer reading is 2200.

- Princeton, WV, USA

problem #2

Oct 192006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I am concerned about the quality and safety of the brakes on my 2006 Dodge Charger R/T. every time I brake, I hear a loud squealing noise. My car has 10,000 miles on it. I addressed this problem to the dealership where I get my car serviced and they said it was normal for this type of brake pad. I have never owned a vehicle that has made this awful noise and I do not see how it can be normal. I am concerned that this condition will worsen and my braking system will deteriorate.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

May 112006

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,650 miles
I was approaching a stop light and applied my brakes to stop. I felt my brakes slipping as if they were pressing fully to the floor not stopping my vehicle. In result I rear ended another vehicle and that chain reacted hitting another vehicle. I took my vehicle to a brake specialist and they diagnosed the problem being the brakes needed replaced and 2 rotors needed resurfaced. My vehicle is a 2006 model. I've made the dealer aware of what happened and they said the problem will be fixed upon their diagnosis as well.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

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