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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,938 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger transmission problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Mar 012007

Charger

  • 33,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly decelerate and would not accelerate past 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the defect had recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #32

Oct 012011

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 ( power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 103,000. Updated 11/16/11

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 292011

Charger

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle was stuck in park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics and was not repaired. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift), that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #30

Jul 312011

Charger

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to switch gears from the park position. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer and the diagnosis was that the shift lever clip broke and needed replacement. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN did not qualify for recall under NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 110,000.

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #29

Jul 272011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 49,086 miles
Own 2 Chargers and both of them had the same shifter problem. Unable to shift out of park. Shifters must be replaced. I have been driving for 42 years and never had a shifter problem. Dodge should repair these problems since it is aa common problem to all 2006 Chargers.

- Havana, FL, USA

problem #28

Jul 092011

Charger

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated the brake pressure on the brake release made a grinding sound. The contact stated the column shift locked and the vehicle was unable to shift out of park. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the NHTSA recall campaign in number: 06V149000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (powertrain: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift), were related to the failure but the vehicle was not included in either recall. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 56,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #27

Jun 052011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 72,689 miles

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

2006 Charger will not shift out of park. Apparent interlock failure, resulting in broken plastic piece. Based on internet search found that Chrysler issued a customer satisfaction notification K39, which only covered certain vehicles. It appears to be a very broad defect.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #26

Apr 012011

Charger 6-cyl

  • 85,596 miles
My 2006 Dodge Charger got stuck in park position. I had to pay almost $500 (not to mention towing expense). Now I'm looking at this site and see many, many other with the same complaint. Why isn't this a recall"?"

- Mico, TX, USA

problem #25

Nov 042010

Charger 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
2006 Dodge Charger is stuck in park. Pink emergency release described in the manuel does not work to resolve the problem. While researching a possible fix I noticed that this is a common defect even on newer Chargers. I believe that paying for a repair that is so common and uncontrollable is senseless.

- Darlington, SC, USA

problem #24

Sep 182010

Charger

  • 48,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge R/T daytona Charger. It has 48,000 miles on it and has given me very few problems. I tried to put into reverse to back it out of the garage and it would not come out of park. I tried various things as described in the owners manual and by the mechanics at the dealership, but it would not budge. The car had to be towed to the dealership for repairs. (shifter replacement). Everyone I have delt with seems to know of these problems as it seems to be a common occurrence in 2005 and newer Dodge vehicles with an automatic transmission and a floor shifter. I wonder why there hasn't been a recall. Could it be that they charge over $300 to perform a 45 minute job to replace a $60 part?

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #23

Sep 102010

Charger

  • 47,555 miles

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

2006 Dodge Charger is stuck in park. Pink emergency release does not work as described in manual. While researching a possible fix I noticed that this is a common defect even on newer Chargers. I believe that paying for repairs that seem to be common and uncontrollable is senseless.

- Tifton, GA, USA

problem #22

Sep 102010

Charger

  • 47,555 miles
2006 Dodge Charger is stuck in park. Pink emergency release described in the manual does not work to resolve the problem. While researching a possible fix I noticed that this is a common defect even on newer Chargers. I believe that paying for a repair that is so common and uncontrollable is senseless.

- Tifton, GA, USA

problem #21

Aug 202010

Charger

  • 53,500 miles
Vehicle shifter stuck in park. Driver stranded on rural secondary road at night. Problem has occurred once to me. Upon researching the matter further, this problem is the most common problem with this and other models with the same shifter and has occurred thousands of times. Vehicle towed to nearest dealer and repaired for $312. Have possession of old parts.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #20

Aug 152010

Charger

  • 42,300 miles
No problems up to the point of failure. I have 42,000 miles on Dodge Charger. When I got in car two days ago, the gear would not come out of park. When I called the dealer, I didn't have to finish describing the problem, she told me that ths gear shifter had seized and what the price was to fix it. It was obviously a common problem. When I googled the problem, there were so many hits, I knew it had to be a recall item but it is not. Also, the tow service said he was certain there was a recall based on the number of Chargers he picks up with the same problem. I haven't been able to find a recall for this item but based on the number of failures, it appears there should be. The dealer has replaced the gear shifter.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #19

Jul 272010

Charger

  • 68,186 miles
My complaint is about the Charger 2006 model there are vast number of Chargers that have a problem with the gear shifter on the floor being stuck in park and will not release it has been a known fact of Dodge cars are being brought in daily to landmark Dodge in Georgia and nobody has indicated to the top that its a problem needs to be address soon as possible.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #18

Jul 122010

Charger

  • 90,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge charge keeps getting stuck in park and the pink release does not work either, I have to slide a steel wire all the way to the left in order to get it to give. There are a million forums and complaints based off of this exact issue and yet no recall because its not a safety issue" maybe not but it is obviously defective. My warranty is up and cant afford to fix the issue so I have to do this everytime I get into my car. How many complaints and forums need to go up before they make a recall for the defective part"

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #17

Feb 082010

Charger

  • 5,000 miles
The problem with my car usually happens when I am entering an express-way for example or passing another car, and consequently having to accelerate rapidly, but then if I take my foot off the gas, say, to slow down or step on the breaks, the car will stall, and this is every time. I am not talking here of a suituation of "red-lining", just every-day normal driving. If I am accelerating, say in the 3000 RPM range, and then take my foot off the gas for whatever reason, the car will jerk and basically the transmission will disengage from the engine speed. When this happens, I get no response from the accelerator. The engine will still be running and every thing else will be ok, except accelerating. Usually, when I get no response from the accelerator, I let the car coast until the speed is somewhere about 20 mph and the transmission will re-engage and I can proceed. The problem I am describing has been happening since the car was new. I have talked with the service rep at a local Dodge dealership and he of cause down-plays the problem, but its only a matter of time before another car will slams into my vehicle, because my car stalls on the highway expecially a portion of the road that may not have a pull-off sholder. I hope you can take this complaint seriously. I know a lot about cars and I can say with some degree of certaintly that my car has a defective transmission. It is not normal for a transmission to cease reaponding simply because a driver takes their foot off the gas in the mist of a hard acceleration.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #16

Aug 212009

Charger

  • miles
Brakes have locked up X3. Vehicle almost skidded into the back of another vehicle @ 40mph. Afraid to drive vehicle. Had it checked out by dealership & repair shop, nothing wrong. Repair shop did note brake squeak and vehicle shaking even at low mph during test drive- he had just put new rotor and brake pads less than 3mnths ago! vehicle also has a noticeable 'kick' or 'jarring' when driving- even at 5-10mph in parking lot when accelerator pedal is not even pressed. I am very afraid to drive this car especially w/my child. This is my only vehicle and as a single mother and educator -safety, security, and reliability is important.

- Eustis, FL, USA

problem #15

Mar 212009

Charger

  • 600 miles
Dodge Charger. Rotor/brake trouble. Squeaking during 5-15mph, and violent vehicle shaking when stopping during 30+mph.

- Eustis, FL, USA

problem #14

Aug 162009

Charger

  • 102,724 miles
While the contact was attempting to drive the vehicle he noticed that the gear shift would not move out of the park position which didnt allow the contact to drive the vehicle. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and the contact did not notice any differences beforehand. The current and failure mileage is 102724. Bml

- Grand Priary, TX, USA

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