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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 1 of 8)

problem #142

Sep 262016

Charger

  • miles

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

The dodger Charger rt has been the worse vehicle I have ever paid for. My Charger is only at 80,000 miles and the Charger has been maintained properly. The transmission has issues with going over 50 mph and the engine now knocks. I am just siting here trying to figure out how a vehicle at 80,000 have this many issues.

- Unkown, NC, USA

problem #141

Sep 072014

Charger

  • 14,200 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle shook and knocked excessively at low and high rates of speed. In addition, when the vehicle was at a complete stop, it hesitated several times and lunged forward. The contact had to apply the brake pedal with force to ensure that the vehicle came to a complete stop. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) 16V352000, but had to wait for the second notice to determine when the parts would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 14,200. Parts distribution disconnect. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Central Islip, NY, USA

problem #140

Aug 282016

Charger

  • 105,000 miles
Car will not shift out of park when pressing the break without pressing the pink switch inside the gear shift. Similar recall on other cars, but not my VIN. Have to drive with the gear shift apart so I can shift out of park. The pink switch is broken. $400 repair required. Just lucky it broke in the driveway and not when my family was on a trip 2 hours from home.

- El Dorado, KS, USA

problem #139

Jun 122016

Charger

  • 115,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was stationary, the gear shifter became stuck in the park position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #138

Jul 012016

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to repair airbags, fuel tank, automatic transmission and service brakes/hydraulic recall notices. The consumer stated the vehicle would stall. Updated 09/19/2016.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #137

Jun 182016

Charger

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was parked and started, the gear shifter stick failed to move from the park position. The contact diagnosed the vehicle and found that the shifter interlock lever failed and the part was replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #136

Jun 122016

Charger

  • 90,000 miles

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

Gear shifter is locked in park and cannot shift to other gears. This has to do with a broken spring in the gear shifting assembly. This is a known defect and this needs to be recalled, thousands of people are having this problem.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #135

Jun 052016

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter seized in the park position. The contact was unable to move the gear shifter out of the park position. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed. The contact was informed by the manufacturer that the transmission shifter interlock lever needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000. Updated 08/05/16

- Essex, MO, USA

problem #134

Jun 022016

Charger

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter failed to move out of park. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter interlock lever failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #133

Dec 042012

Charger

  • 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 #132

Aug 152015

Charger

  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While parked in the garage, the vehicle shift lever was placed into the park position but the gear failed to engage. The vehicle became inoperable. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train); however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

- Bedford, MI, USA

problem #131

Oct 022015

Charger

  • 199,665 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. After the gear shift was switched to the park position and the ignition key was removed, the vehicle rolled away independently without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 199,665.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #130

Sep 132015

Charger

  • 139,800 miles
I was leaving a store and started my car. Everything seemed normal, but the car would not shift out of park. I had to leave the car and came home and found a multitude of information on this problem with this particular model car. I also found out how to take the console apart to get in and shift the car without the shifting lever, so I was able to get it home and drive it to the dealership. The dealership told me that this VIN is not included in the recall for this exact problem for "certain 2005-2007 Dodge Chargers, magnums, and 300S." I had them repair it for $155. The dealership shared with me that they service 4-5 vehicles a week with this identical problem that were not included in the recall for this problem. That is in greensboro nc, which is not a super-large market but is not a tiny market either. I would like for someone to explain to me in detail why my specific car was not included in the recall.

- Ridgeway, VA, USA

problem #129

Aug 262015

Charger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the shift lever was placed into the park position but the gear failed to engage. The vehicle became inoperable. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift). However, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #128

Aug 112015

Charger

  • 138,000 miles
The transmission gear shift lever interlock return spring hook broke. A broken interlock return spring hook resulted in the inability to move the gear shift lever out of the "park" position. Same as Chrysler satisfaction notification K39. I was told this didn't apply to my car. It's the same problem and is a safety issue.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

problem #127

Jul 172015

Charger

  • 177,750 miles
While driving on the highway in traffic at approximately 70 mph the car stalled with no check engine light or engine misfire/stuttering. The stall was as if the key was turned to the off position. The car coasted to the side of the road, restart was attempted and the car started perfectly, I continued to drive. The car stalled again after a few miles, restarted and it stalled again - this continued, each time with the time driven being less. All this time the check engine light did not illuminate. I finally made it to a shop where the car was diagnosed and the crankshaft position sensor and camshaft position sensor was replaced. This did not solve the stalling issue. The car will have the PCM replaced in hope that this will solve the problem. This is a very unsafe failure especially when traveling at high speeds - the car loses all power and is very difficult to move into the shoulder when it stalls (no power steering). This is a very serious safety concern that can be catastrophic.

- Haslet, TX, USA

problem #126

Jun 302015

Charger

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shifter was difficult to move from the park position to the drive position. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The transmission shifter interlock lever was replaced. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train) however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #125

Jul 012015

Charger

  • 20,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the transmission interlock lever was defective and the shift lever remained in the park position. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission auto shift needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,900.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #124

May 072015

Charger

  • miles
2006 Dodge Charger rt. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle gear shifter latch problems. The consumer stated the gear shift lever would not move out of the park position. The consumer stated the shift interlock latch was made of pink plastic and had a tendency to snap off it the return spring hook. The consumer discovered a recall had been issued. However, it only pertained to certain VIN's manufactured at certain plants.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #123

May 152015

Charger

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the transmission interlock lever was defective. While driving at an unknown speed, the shift lever remained in the park position. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The failure mileage was approximately 78,000.

- South Holland, IL, USA

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