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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
17 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,557 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

May 072013


  • 73,762 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that sitting idle in traffic, a bus crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle, causing him to crash into a preceding vehicle. The contact's vehicle was destroyed. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact was knocked unconscious and sustained back injuries. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not inspected to determine the cause of the air bag failure. The failure and current mileage was 73,762.

- Camp Pendelton, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 082008


  • 20,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the airbag warning light had been illuminated for approximately five years. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that the airbag clock spring needed to be replaced. After having the repairs done, the failure recurred approximately three months later. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was advised that the airbag clock spring would need replacing again, as well as the ABS module. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 20,300.

- Glenn Wood Landing, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I recently purchased a 06 Dodge Charger R/T. VIN: [xxx]. manufactured 3/06. It is equipped with advanced air bags, and an occupant classification system that will disable the air bags if it detects a small child in the front seat. However, on my car, and on the other (20+) cars on the dealers lot, the indicator that tells you when the passenger air bag is disabled is not present. There is simply a plastic place-holder where the indicator light should be. I have been in contact with several other Charger and 300C owners, and virtually all models produced after Jan 06 do not have this light. Here is a memo that my dealer found from Chrysler concerning this: Note for all markets; as of 12/23/2005, for cars without side airbags, and as of 01/05/2006 for cars with side airbags, the passenger airbag disable[pad] lamp is no longer functional. It is still present, but will not illuminate at any time. According to NHTSA law: vehicles with advanced frontal air bags that are designed to suppress the air bags (not allow them to deploy) are also required to have an indicator light with the phrase "passenger air bag off" or "pass air bag off". when illuminated, the purpose of this indicator light is to inform you that the passenger frontal air bag has been automatically turned off (suppressed) by the advanced frontal air bag system and therefore will not deploy. This can happen if sensors detect a small-statured passenger such as an infant or toddler in the right front passenger seating position. This seems like a major safety issue to me. I have contacted Chrysler numerous times regarding this, and each time they take my contact info and say they will get back to me, but I have yet to get a call. Updated 07/12/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 022006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,287 miles
: the contact stated while in a left hand curve at 23 mph, the passenger side tire separated from the wheel. The tire pressure sensor light did not illuminate to warn the contact of low tire pressure. This caused the vehicle to go off of the road into a trench, bouncing between either sides of the trench. The vehicle hit six trees and ended up pinned against the mountain on the passenger side. Most of the damage occurred on the passenger side. The airbags did not deploy and the seat belts were worn. The indicator light that states the passenger side airbag was deactivated was illuminated. The occupants sustained injuries. There was a police report taken at the scene. The vehicle was towed to a dealership, where repairs were started. That dealership was unable to perform all necessary repairs; therefore, the vehicle was towed to another dealership. The vehicle has not been returned to the contact.

- Mount Olive, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 122005

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,433 miles
The consumer states while driving at 40 mph the ABS failed to activate. The vehicle skidded off the road and into several trees. Upon impact, the frontal and side/curtain airbags failed to deploy. The contact felt it was a traction control problem. The ABS failed once before. There have been no repairs made at this time. Updated 12/07/05.

- Eugine, OR, USA

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