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9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,100 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles

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

Purchased July 14, 2006. It ran great with no problems until July 26. I went to take a left out of my company's parking lot and the car sputtered and would accelerate fast. I had to pull off on the left side of the road to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. I put it in neutral and gave it some gas. I attempted to go again when the traffic was clear and it sputtered more until I gave it a lot of gas and then it drove fine. I though it was an isolated incident so I drove it home. That night my wife, son and I took the car to the mall. Upon leaving the mall it did it again and the engine light was on. The dealership was still open and close by so I drove it directly there. They gave me a loaner to drive while they attempted to fix it. On August 9, they gave the vehicle back to me. That night it did it again, except the vehicle actually died on me in the middle of traffic. The next day it was back to the dealer where is sat for 37 days while they tried to figure out what was wrong. They replaced all the oxygen sensors, the power control module, the wiring harnesses and I am sure there were some other things. They test drove it for 9 key cycles and 250 miles and were 98% confident they fixed it so I got the car back on September 15. The next day the same problem returned and I was 50 miles from home and this time the idling of the car was so rough that the car was visibly shaking. I had a friend follow me home and since it was a Saturday night, the dealership was not open and would not be until Monday. Monday morning I started the car up and let it idle 5 minutes before leaving. When I got in, it was idling rough again and the engine light was flashing. I shut it down, called a tow truck and it is back at the dealership where it will stay because I am not taking it back. I have requested vehicle replacement from Chrysler and the dealership. Now here I am 5 days later and there is still no answer as to when I will get a new vehicle.

- Madison, WI, USA

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