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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,038 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger suspension problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 072014

Charger

  • 14,200 miles

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

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 #10

Apr 012016

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to front end repairs and replacement of several components such as ball joints, bushings and control arms due to a faulty suspension system design.

- Mount Pleasant, WI, USA

problem #9

Dec 112015

Charger

  • 45,000 miles
Front suspension worn at 45K miles. Repaired and wared out again at 60K miles.

- Harrison, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 102010

Charger

  • 85,000 miles

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

In the last year I have had to have the front tie rods replaced three time. At certain speeds my vehicle will vibrate. Going over speed bumps or into even the slightest pot hole the vehicle will vibrate. When slowing down or coming to a stop the front end will vibrate. Took the vehicle to the dealership and they advised my front tires needed to be changed and/or rotated to the back due to an unusual wearing on the tires. The wear was on the outside of the tires.the gear shifter was in park position and there it stayed was unable to shift gear to anything and had to take the console around the lever apart to shift gears. And the brakes squeak all the time even after having them replaced and the rotors replaced as well as the struts. When the car is sitting in idle, the lights dims as though there is a shortage in the electrical system. I let my 17yr old daughter drive my car to school and when she got to a red light the engine shut off. This is dangerous, so I don't let her drive the car anymore. My seatbelt light stays on & beeps when the seatbelt is connected. These are all safety issues & Chrysler should be held accountable. These issues needs to be addressed.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #7

Apr 112013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 78,300 miles
In the last year I have had to have the front tie rods replaced three time.

- Hueytown, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 152007

Charger

  • 30,000 miles
Our 2006 Dodge Charger was showing symptoms of the wheels being out of alignment, and we had it checked out by a mechanic. We knew what he was going to say before he came back with his assessment; its the tie rods once again. We have had problems with the tie rods on this car from the 3rd month of owning it. We have had it fixed by the dealer 3 times along with new brakes and tires at the cost of $2,000 each time. We drive 20 miles a day to and from work, there is no reason for the tie rods to be replaced. I have complained to the dealership and they told me that it is an issue that we will continue to have and there is nothing we can do about it. He had 4 Chargers in that day with the same issue. I contacted Chrysler 2 days ago because we need to have the tie rods fixed for the 4th time. They told me they would forward my complaint to the product development team. Chrysler needs to own up to the defective products they are selling! I'm afraid for our family of 4 to ride in this car. Do people have to die before an investigation is warranted? I want to get rid of this car but I hate to pawn it off on another family, its dangerous! please do an investigation, and ask dealerships and mechanics how many defective tie rods they place on these cars a day.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Oct 242008

Charger 8-cyl

  • 22,316 miles

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

I purchased my Dodge Charger in August of 06. At 22,316 miles, I started experiencing a clunking in the front end. The left outer tie rod needed to be replaced. It was covered by the warranty. I purchased the extended warranty for 5/50,000. At 51,972 the clunking returned. The remaining tie rods, inner and outer, including the one that was replaced at 22,316 had to be replaced. As of now my car has 67,800 miles on it and in between 51,972 and 67,800 miles, the clunking has returned several times. I have had a left control arm, lower ball joint, sway bar link, control arm bushings, rt and lt tension struts and sway bar bushings all replaced. I think for a car with only 67,000 miles on it...... this is way too many problems, especially when all the problems are in one area of the car. It sure would be great if Dodge would own up to these front end problems and stand by their product and help the american consumers out with the repair bills.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 122006

Charger

  • 50 miles
The problem started when I bought it brand new and kept bringing back to the dealer. Failure to find problem. Notice a lot of other customers having the same problem. Brought car to an expert and found the suspension which includes shocks, struts, brakes etc. Were not the right part for this model. Expert changed necessary parts and have not had a problem there after. Expert did research and dealer wanted to know what he did to fix it and he would not comply. They should do the research and fix the problem. I hope everyone files a complaint and I would tell Dodge they fix it or I will file a defect lawsuit for complete refund of a $42,000 car plus inconvenience.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 142011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 52,456 miles
At certain speeds my vehicle will vibrate. Going over speed bumps or into even the slightest pot hole the vehicle will vibrate. When slowing down or coming to a stop the front end will vibrate. Took the vehicle to the dealership and they advised my front tires needed to be changed and/or rotated to the back due to an unusual wearing on the tires. The wear was on the outisde of the tires. When took the vehicle back into Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealer service department they advised I will probably soon be needing new tire rod ends and this is what may have caused my front tires to wear so easily. Especially purchasing the car used in July 2010 with all brand new tires and now needing to replace all four and its only December 2011. Service department manager advised this was a big issue with the early model Chargers but Chrysler still has yet to issue a recall. I prolonged taking the vehicle in to purchase new tire rods. I went in recently for an oil change and the service manager advised me I no longer need to be driving my vehicle with the rods I have on. It was a recommendation earlier but now he is highly advising me not to drive. Within 3 oil changes the rods have diminished greatly. Something needs to be done Chrysler is letting the purchasers take the butt-end of this issue.

- St Marys, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010

Charger

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle would rattle while driving over bumpy road surfaces at any speed over 5 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that all vehicles of a similar year, make, and model exhibited the same failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 242005

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
I am about to file a lemon law complaint because Dodge has been "unable to duplicate" the most serious problems that have plagued my vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T, since day four of my ownership. I have owned this car for 68 days and of those, I have only been able to drive the functioning car for 19 days. They have fixed a number of minor issues and notified me that they would be unable to fix or do not know how to fix at this time, some minor issues including the air conditioning compressor problems (which they say they have also been "unable to duplicate". the serious issues that are occurring when it idles, when it accelerates and with what seems to be the suspension and possibly both the engine and transmission. Of those 68 days, they have come to pick up my car on three different occasions to try and fix it, the last time (which continues currently) they have had my car for four weeks. I happen to know (upon researching after the prolonged period they have had the car) that tsb's or technical service bulletins have been issued for every problem that is occurring with my car. Additionally, I have taken my car to two different mechanics (one Dodge dealership and one independent mechanic) that have witnessed these malfunctions. I would like to know what my options are legally for getting some kind of resolution.

- Groesbeck, TX, USA

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