really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,308 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Mar 012007


  • miles


Took my srt 8 06 Charger to the dealer 3-1-07 because brake rotors had grooves and pads were prematurely worn at 19,000 miles on all 4 wheels. District manager refused to offer a replacement at no cost. Dodge knows that this problem exists and there needs to be a recall.. many complaints on the Dodge forum too regarding this.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Brakes squeak at low speeds.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #10

Jan 052007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
Brakes squeal after warming up under light to moderate braking.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 262006

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


I purchased a 2006 Dodge Charger in August of 2006. The first couple thousand miles I would hear my front brakes grinding, thinking it would go away I kept driving the vehicle. The grinding noise from my brakes continued to get worse so I took my vehicle to the dealership with 8000 miles on it. The Dodge dealership told me the noise was normal but they would lube and clean the pads. That didn't help at all so I took my vehicle back to the dealership a week later in which they still told me the grinding noise is normal and there are no safety problems with the brakes. I know have under 10,000 miles on my Charger and the grinding noise is getting worse. I'm very concerned about my families safety in the vehicle, I know the noise is not normal and I believe the dealership knows that too.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 102006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The failure with my vehicle is that the brakes squeal/screech every time I brake between 0-50 miles per hour. My car only has 11,000 miles and it is not supposed to be doing this. This is ruining my brake rotor. I took it to the dealer twice and both of the times they said it could not be duplicated. That was no help at all because I still have the problem.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 092007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Brakes squeal at all speeds when applied. Pulsating or shaking when decelerating from high speeds. Has been happening for many miles and has been brought to dealer with same story: Brakes are metallic and will squeak from time to time.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 212006

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


My brakes on my Dodge Charger SE with the 3.5 L V6 have been squealing. It first started one day when I was driving and slowing down to a complete stop at a intersection. As I getting very close the intersection I heard a squealing like a school bus, so naturally I assumed it was a older vehicle with bad brakes. I kept driving residential neighborhoods with no other cars present and again when I came to stop at a stop sign the squeal was present. I only seemed to get the squeal when slowing to a stop. Also the brakes sometimes make a moaning sound especially when you come to slow down. Good example is if you are backing into a parking space and press the gas too much, you naturally press the brake to stop and then will ease off of it. I get the moaning sound going in reverse motion and forward motion. I let me dealer know who said that my vehicle was past 12,000 and that I would simply have to deal with it. This makes no sense for a new car to be doing this.

- Park Forest, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 312006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Continued break squeaking caused by the glazing of the break pads due to poor product manufacturing.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 022006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,629 miles
: the contact stated while entering traffic at 35 mph, the brake pedal was applied and the vehicle did not slow down. The vehicle was downshifted to second, and then first gear. At the next exit, the vehicle came to a stop on an incline. The contact exited the vehicle and noticed flames coming out of the brake well on the front passenger side. The vehicle was coasted into an independent repair shop, who determined the ABS failed and all four brakes were white hot. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, but no report was given.

- Enon, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,600 miles
Consistent brake squealing and minor vibrating when stopping.

- Bay Point, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 052006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,900 miles
I bought a new '06 Dodge Charger R/T a couple months ago. Car has only 3,000 miles and brakes are squealing bad, and grooves in the rotors. This is ridiculous. I know a lot of people are having the same problem.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 222006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I've had a 2006 Charger rt for less than a year. For a couple of months the brakes began squealing and feeling like there grinding at times when I stop. Each time I visited the dealership I was told that the noise was normal because the brakes and brake pads were metallic. I recently took a trip up in the mountains, coming down I couldn't even use the brakes because the car began shaking and pulsating rapidly I could barely hold onto the steering wheel, luckily there weren't any other cars around. After checking out this website and Charger forums I'm definitely going to demand that my rotors be checked and fixed.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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