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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,401 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger drivetrain problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 6 of 8)

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problem #42

Apr 022012

Charger

  • 66,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. After starting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the column shifter would not shift out of the park gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). No repairs were made to the vehicle. The current and the failure mileages were 66,000.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #41

Feb 052012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 78,900 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Charger rt 5.7L hemi. I just recently purchased this car. At times when I am accelerating quickly or press wide open throttle the vehicle shuts off for a second and then cuts right back on. The check engine light comes on as well as the lightning bolt icon flashes and I also hear a chime as well. The rpms drop all the way to zero as if it is stalling and losing all power but immediately cuts right back on. Through research I have noticed this is an on-going problem with a lot of Charger owners and a recall should have been issued by Dodge by now before someone loses their life. Tsb# 1803105 NHTSA# 10016027

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #40

Nov 012011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
While attempting to accelerate the car will fail hesitate in the 5.7L hemi. Also the check engine light flashes and the notification sounds beeps. Check engine light does not remain on. Failure to accelerate in any circumstances can result in collision including serious bodily injury or death. Upon doing research (you can google this easily) this is a common problem associated with the powertrain control module which Dodge has refused to acknowledge. This defective part/programming is most definitely not general wear and tear and should be a mandated recall prior to injury/death.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #39

Feb 272012

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles

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

On Feb. 27th, 2012, I started my car in an attempt to drive to work. The car started up fine. I tried to shift from the park position to reverse, but the car would not shift into any other gear - it was stuck on park. I followed the instructions in the manual which advised to press the override switch located in the compartment near the shifter. This did not work. Instead, I had to tow my car to the nearest auto repair shop and was presented with a bill of $456 for parts and labor to repair the shifter. Apparently, this is happening with many Dodge Chargers, yet a recall on this has not been issued. I did some research and there is a forum where people who have experienced this issue complain of the same things. This needs to be addressed immediately and Dodge needs to be held responsible. Thank you! www.carcomplaints.com/Dodge/Charger/2007/accessories-interior/gear_shift_stuck.shtml.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #38

Feb 042012

Charger

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T. the contact stated that she started the vehicle and attempted to shift out of park, but the gear shift would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and they stated that the gear shift clip fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000.

- Robinsonville, NC, USA

problem #37

Jun 012011

Charger

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter could not be shifted out of park. The dealer was notified of the failure and advised the contact that NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) did not include the contact's vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 101,000.

- Pleasent Grove, AL, USA

problem #36

Jan 012012

Charger 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Gear shifter was put in park would not come out of park could not put it in gear, 2007 and 2008 has been recalled for that problem and service has been accommodated at dealership.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #35

Dec 162011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 101,001 miles
When engaged in park, will not disengage, even with use of emergency release detent. Will only release with use of hidden release at front of shifter, and if reengaged into park, will reoccur.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA

problem #34

Dec 192011

Charger

  • miles
Vehicle will not come out of park due to failed shift interlock mechanism. Shift interlock fails due to a 1/8 inch tab breaking off and releasing the spring not allowing the driver to take the vehicle out of park. The vehicle still starts but will not move. This problem will make it appear this something wrong with the vehicles transmission. This has happened with several Dodge Charger(s) and Chrysler 300 vehicles. Examples can be found on www.youtube.com. recommend failed mechanism be replaced by part : dorman 924-706. Man people have complained about repairs for this item, which should be covered under a manufactures recall. Thank you. Happy holidays

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #33

Oct 272011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Recently I started having an issue with my Charger. Upon entering a high way and attempting to merge with traffic during morning rush hour, my car lost all power upon acceleration. The engine did not stall but the tachometer dropped to near zero, the engine light and power light flashed briefly and then returned to normal. I attempted to accelerate again and same thing happened. Fortunately I was able to avoid a pretty significant accident with the cars behind me and the ones I was merging on to the highway with. The symptoms disappeared for a few weeks and then started again and progressively became worse. I brought the car to the dealer that investigated and found it to be the power control module which turned out to be quite expensive. I did some research on a forum that I belong to and found many instances of this. Contacted Chrysler and simply put they did not seem to care. There are many defects on this year of Charger and not one of them has ever been covered, at least the ones that I have. I consider this latest incident to be serious safety problem and hope that it gets investigated. As for another Chrysler product, never again in my lifetime. I rely on my vehicle for work and this is by far the worst that I have ever owned. Please look into this before someone has to start checking off accident and death when submitting a form.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #32

Dec 042011

Charger

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and would not shift into gear. The contact called a tow truck to have the vehicle moved. The tow truck driver was able to remove the gear shift cover to unlock the gear shift. The contact was then able to drive the vehicle home. The dealer and manufacture were notified, but the vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- Gardena, CA, USA

problem #31

Oct 172011

Charger

  • 53,698 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter became stuck in park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the shift gear at the owners expense. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 53,698.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #30

Nov 132011

Charger

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact started the vehicle and the gear lever failed to shift from park to drive. After waiting a few moments, the gear shift cable was slightly moved into a different position in order for the gear to shift correctly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised the contact of a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift). The dealer was notified and they informed the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #29

Oct 252011

Charger

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the shift gear was stuck in park. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the shift gear was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 96,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #28

Oct 182011

Charger

  • 105,839 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T. the contact stated the gear shift broke and would not shift back into gear. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified and advised her to contact NHTSA to file a complaint. The failure mileage was 105,839.

- Wagram, NC, USA

problem #27

Sep 262011

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. In order to shift the vehicle out of park, the contact adjusted some of the components within the gear shift. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- La Vergne, TN, USA

problem #26

Jun 152011

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
The column shift would not move. The engine started fine, however the car would not come out of park. I noted that there was a recall on the 2006 Dodge Charger for power train automatic transmission:lever and linkage column shift, although I have a 2006 Dodge Charger with the same problems I was informed by Dodge that my vehicle was not a part of the recall. I believe that my vehicle should be included in the recall because it has the same exact problem as described above and my vehicle is the same year, make and model as the recall.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #25

Aug 152011

Charger

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact attempted to shift into park to shut off the vehicle but the shifter would not respond. The contact was able to shift into neutral and applied the emergency brake in order to shut the vehicle off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train: Automatic transmission) but was advised NY the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA

problem #24

Sep 182011

Charger

  • 92,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the shifter became locked into park and would not shift out of gear. The contact had to disassemble the gear box in order to shift out of park. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who advised that the gear shift cable would need to be replaced. The dealer replaced the gear shift cable. The failure mileage was 92,800.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #23

Sep 092011

Charger

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was parked the gear shift would not shift from park to drive. The contact noticed that a pink plastic tab located in the gear shifter compartment had fractured. NHTSA recall campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Gilmer, TX, USA

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