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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,150 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger brakes problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #44

Dec 142007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

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 #43

Dec 032007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,200 miles
My 2006 Dodge Charger srt8 is just under 2 years old, with 10,500 miles. My right rear brake rotor has a constant squealing when the vehicle is in motion. This noise has increased in both frequency as well as volume.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #42

Jul 282007

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,234 miles
Upon braking, I experience vibrations in the steering. Took to a dealer who examined my wheels and determination is warped front rotors. I have 16, 000 miles on my car and warped rotors? service manager advised to replace rotors at consumer expense. I feel as many other Dodge Charger owners with the same problem, it is a manufacturer defect.

- Greenbelt, MD, USA

problem #41

Mar 222007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,777 miles

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

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 #40

Jun 242007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #39

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 #38

Aug 302007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

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

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 #37

Aug 302007

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,600 miles
Brakes squeak at low speeds, in drive or reverse.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #36

Jun 242007

Charger

  • miles
Brake problems

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #35

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 #34

Jun 172007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

The front rotors on the 5.7 2006 Charger need turning. They have been squeaking for some time, and I was told the brakes were fine. Now, I am being told they need turning at my expense. The car will be a year old tomorrow.

- Thorndale , PA, USA

problem #33

Jul 042007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The brakes squeling real bad rotors warp at 11,000 miles been havin problem since I bought

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #32

May 212007

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
While braking the vehicle skids and pulls to left or right at slow speeds.informed dealer and Dodge of issues. Has not corrected issues as of yet. 1st the dealer turned the rotors left the old pads then with in 3K miles the Y replaced the rotors and left the old pads and with in the same 3K miles they machined the rotors while onto he car and then replaced the rotors with " police issue" brakes for my vehicle. I feel all of this and my vehicle only has 9500 miles on it. I feel the manufactures and should give me free brake service for the life the car apparently the vehicle has manufacturer brake issues.

- New Carrollton, MD, USA

problem #31

Jun 132007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Front driver's side brake rotor is grooved. Breaks squeal. Car only has 12000 miles. Yet brakes that are to last 50-10000 miles are already in danger of premature failure. Rotors needed to be replaced by manufacturer. A tsb identified it as a defect and not a recall.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #30

May 302007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T with 19,000 miles. At approx. 15,000 miles, I noticed the car shaking slightly when braking. During a recent trip through the mountains, front wheels shook violently with slight braking when descending down a mountain. Took the car to the dealer who said the rotors needed resurfacing. This vehicle is not driven hard and rotors should last longer than 15,000 miles. Dodge would not cover any cost of resurfacing the rotors. Mechanic at the dealer said Dodge owners were having a lot of problems with the brakes on 2006 Chargers.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #29

May 292007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Brake rotors warped....have been since about 20,000 miles. Brakes have been squealing longer than that. I understand that the upgraded Chargers are being swapped out for slotted rotors because this is a known issue. I can't keep replacing parts on this car due to manufacturer defects.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #28

Apr 042007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Warped front rotors after buying car and personally placing less than 2,000 miles on it.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #27

Mar 152006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Noisy brakes that dealership has not replaced or fixed.

- Melrose , MA, USA

problem #26

May 012007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Brake rotors are glazed and brakes squealed after about 11,000 miles, pad thickness 65% remaining. Braking distances are dramtically increased as a result of the glazed rotors.

- Roxbury, CT, USA

problem #25

Apr 282007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes squeeling at low speeds.

- West Paterson, NJ, USA

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