10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,974 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #102

Jan 022017

Charger

  • miles

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

2006 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle frequent stalling issues. The consumer stated the dealer was never able to fix the issue.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #101

Sep 012016

Charger

  • 180,000 miles
2006 Dodge charges with 5.7 hemi V8 - experiencing random stalling. Happens at any speed. Everything shuts off including the power steering and ABS. First happened while merging onto freeway and I had to drive off the road to avoid a semi-truck. This happened with my young child in the vehicle. I had the gas tank, fuel canister, and purge valve replaced. The problem still occurs regardless of the amount of gas in the vehicle and regardless of when it was refueled. Even though this appears to be a common problem the dealership has been no help and even tried charging me for unnecessary diagnostics. Car does not flash a code so after replacing what was supposed to fix the issue, driving the vehicle is the only way to find out if it is fixed. This has lead to a few dangerous close calls. Please look into this issue before people get hurt because this is a serious problem. Thank you, jeff allen

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #100

Mar 212016

Charger

  • miles
When driving on the interstate at 70 miles per hour the car stalled like it was loosing power and the started back like everything was fine the car started doing this many times while driving also when at a stop sign or stop lights it will just die most the time it will start right back up or may take a few min and when sitting in park the oil light come on and just beeps non stop the interior lights also will flicker on and off while driving

- Cairo, IL, USA

problem #99

Jul 312016

Charger

  • miles

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

Dashboard guage so and headlights lose power.

- Mascoutah, IL, USA

problem #98

Sep 272016

Charger

  • 173,000 miles
The car stalled while I was driving at about 50-55 mph. Everything went out. Eventually the car started. Now, when I stop at a stop light or stop sign it stalls out. I have not received a warning light and I have had the vehicle checked with a computer. There are no lights on the dash indicating there is a problem.

- Avon Park, FL, USA

problem #97

Jul 302016

Charger

  • 97,284 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Charger that shuts off while driving. Vehicle has 97284 miles. I currently have the vehicle in for repair at phillips Chrysler Dodge Jeep in ocala fl. The PCM has been replaced but this issue still continues. Vehicle shuts off with out warning while driving.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #96

Jun 152015

Charger

  • 78,352 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,352. The VIN was unavailable.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #95

Jun 052016

Charger

  • 161,000 miles
Horn starts blowing while car is turned off and no keys in the ignition and drains the battery. Most recent was Sunday June 5th 2016 at approximately 2am while I was asleep in bed. The neighbors were not happy.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #94

Feb 252016

Charger

  • 138,000 miles
While driving my headlights, and parking lights flicker like a christmas tree or sometimes just go out, for a few seconds. I notice this happens in the cold weather especially.

- West Nyack, NY, USA

problem #93

Jan 292015

Charger

  • 200,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 15 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The front seat passenger sustained injuries to the right arm and the driver sustained a back injury that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the body of the vehicle was repaired; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed. On another occasion, while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel box overheated and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000. VIN confirms parts not available.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #92

Oct 012015

Charger

  • miles

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

My dash lights and gauges inside all flicker off and on and drop to zero. The car feels like it looses power, it's very dangerous to drive and nobody seems to have a fix. For it, not a definitive answer. My out side lights would flicker on and off as well, but I replaced my light switch and it feels like this is just a temporary fix.

- Dover, NJ, USA

problem #91

Jun 162014

Charger

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #90

Nov 102015

Charger

  • 50,000 miles
Several times while in motion, the dash lights blink and power is lost. Sometimes it will continue to run and sometimes it will not move. On other days it runs just fine. There are no codes that flash and the check engine light does not stay on except for when the dash lights are flashing. A simple search will verify with many other people that this is happening alot. It is not the fuel tank problem. It happens while still and happens while in motion. A while back I was trying to cross a busy intersection and it happeden at that point. It has been going on for a while since about 50,000 miles and we are at 80,000 now.. it stays parked alot for being 10 yrs old.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #89

Oct 072015

Charger

  • 73,099 miles
I have complained on this vehicle multiple times now. It continues to have a randomly stalling engine while driving. The dealership claims it is not the gas tank. It has finally started causing the check engine light to come on (yay! it might actually get fixed). Just kidding! the dealership states that the codes that show up are general PCM codes that mean nothing. From online research, it appears it may be an electrical issue with the PCM, ECM, or numerous other parts. Either way, most of us go without cars for weeks while mechanics cannot find the actual cause thus cannot fix a dangerous vehicle. Most of us don't want to drive vehicles that stall while going 40 mph.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #88

Aug 012013

Charger

  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, but the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel lines needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 250,000.

- Stockbridge , GA, USA

problem #87

Jan 012011

Charger

  • 65,000 miles
While driving, all the lights on the dashboard light up simultaneously and then go dark (all of them). At the same time, all the gauges drop to zero, bounce to their max and then drop to a null state again. After this blinking event happens a few times, all of the monitoring systems and gauges return to a working state. When this happens, it does not seem to affect the driveability of the car (brakes, trans, etc. All still function). The first time it happened, it caused great concern for safety, as well as significant distraction while under way. The original date and mileage are estimated.

- Fraser, MI, USA

problem #86

Aug 042015

Charger

  • 106,600 miles
I got my fuel tank replaced under warranty (new fuel tank & O-ring part #S: cnstx531aa and cnstx532aa) and now stalling is worse than before. Engine wants to stall anywhere from 0-30 mph now whether the tank is full, half empty or near empty. The car's stalling can be prevented by providing quick acceleration, which will temporary fix the issue, only to have it come back later. The choice between stalling at high speeds and losing power steering & other necessities, or quickly accelerating to prevent a stall, leave drivers with two unsafe, dangerous choices each. The fuel tank recall did not remedy the issue. If anything, it made it worse, more dangerous, and made a minor defect/annoyance into a serious problem that can not be "burnt off" like the excess gas in the previous fuel tank. Dealerships give us the run around. Saying they either don't have the piece, or they refuse to replace it because we already have the new, yet still faulty, fuel tank. It's becoming a serious issue with no real remedy in sight. The dealership blames Chrysler/Dodge and Chrysler/Dodge blames the dealership. The two point fingers and scapegoat each other, leaving the customer to either replace everything out-of-pocket or drive a seriously impaired and dangerous vehicle. I went in to the dealership with two minor dtc codes that I planned on repairing (they were nonimmediate and not serious) and left the dealership with 15 codes. Chrysler even gave me a "case manager" for this, but the case manager said all they can do is rely on the dealership's diagnostics... literally just a waste of time. Why even assign a case manager? I took the car in to replace the fuel tank since it was under warranty (aka free)... I'm a college student with no finances for repair. Now, I'm left with a faulty, unsafe, nearly inoperable vehicle with no other means of transportation. Someone needs to step in.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #85

Aug 032015

Charger

  • 122,047 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle failed to start and all the warning lights on the instrument cluster illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,047. Updated 09/25/15

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #84

Jun 162015

Charger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the key was difficult to turn over to start the vehicle and there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle when attempting to start. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled several times. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure was intermittent. The failure mileage was not available.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #83

Oct 112014

Charger

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, the oil pressure warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to multiple independent mechanics who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Arleta, CA, USA

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