really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,150 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger brakes problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #24

May 102007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,700 miles


I own a 2006 Charger R/T. purchased on 12/26/2007. I currently have 3200 miles on the car and for the last 500 miles the front driver's side rotors were squealing. Seeing that there were so many owners with the same issue I will be calling the dealer in the morning to schedule this to be resolved.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #23

Apr 132007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors are grooving.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #22

Apr 072007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,835 miles
Front brakes whistling when brakes are applied.

- Lake Clarke Shores, FL, USA

problem #21

May 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


Brakes are shuttering when coming to a stop. Brake rotors and pads where getting worn down and squealing before the one year/12K miles and dealer would not fix.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 102007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Me myself had problems out of my front rotors I had a lot of vibration in my steering wheel when I went to brake and had to switch to high performance drilled slotted rotors.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #19

Feb 032006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Squeaky brakes, transmission not shifting properly.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #18

Jan 192007

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Intermittent brake squeal on 2006 Dodge Charger vehicles.

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #17

Jan 162006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,490 miles
I was driving my car and the brakes have had a slight noise to them. Not so much a squeak. Now today while driving I pushed my brakes pedal down and it pushed back. I asked a mechanic at my job. I work for fedex and he told me that the rotors needed to be turned.

- Sun Valley, CA, USA

problem #16

Nov 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brakes fade rapidly and braking power is decreased and becomes dangerous even at low speeds.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #15

Aug 302006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Brake system warping on police package Dodge Charger.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #14

Nov 212006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,500 miles


My brakes have been squeaking severely since the purchase of my vehicle. I brought my car in to the service department where I bought it at, which is also my place of employment and they said it was normal and not to worry. This was almost 2000 miles ago and the car still continues to squeak. I am part of a online forum for Chargers (www.chargerforums.com) and there are countless others with the same problem.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #13

Nov 032006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,595 miles
2006 Dodge Charger daytona top banana developed grooves in brake rotors. At 5600 miles there is severe rotor grooving that resulted in severe brake fade that resulted in the car striking a curb since the brakes failed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #12

Oct 112006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T front brake issue, at 16,000 miles rotors out of round, pads squeak. Dealer cut rotors and charged $100 brakes still squeaking at 19.000 miles suspect a bad compound mix in brake pads, many fellow Charger owners experiencing same problem and Dodge will not satisfy.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 132006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Brake rotors on my Charger daytone keep warping others are having the same problem but Dodge is doing nothing about it started happening at 7K still ongoing 6th trip to dealer.

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 212006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Front brakes are requiring a resurface for the second time in 11,000 miles. Dealership will only cover brakes for 12,000 miles. This seems like a problem that should not happen to a performance vehicle. I have had no issues like this on any other vehicle.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T been having front brake problems since I bought the car. Have complained to the dealer several time and they have acknowledge 2006 Dodge Charger R/T been having front brake problems since I bought the car. Brake vibrations, rattling noises, squeaks, and brake fade. Have complained to the dealer several times. The first few time was told nothing was wrong. But now they have acknowledged this is a problem and replace my rotors for free. On week later the problem returns.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

problem #8

Oct 162006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
I purchased a new Dodge Charger R/T + rt on 7/29/06 from westoaks Dodge in thousand oaks, ca. Starting at around 1500 miles, I noticed a squealing sound from what sounds like the front passenger wheel. This sound seems to happen on a consistent basis when braking lightly. I waited to see if the problem would go away. The problem persisted and so I brought it into westoaks Dodge service department on 10/16/06. After westoaks inspected, they returned the vehicle to me in the same state and told me that the brake noise is normal and they would not service the car unless daimler Chrysler approved. I then submitted my problem to Dodge customer support at www.Dodge.com on 10/17/06 and received the following reply on 10/24/06 (paraphrased): Unfortunately, given the many variables involved, we are unable to diagnose your vehicle's problem via email. We recommend contacting your authorized DaimlerChrysler dealership to arrange an appointment for proper diagnosis and repair. If you have been working with an authorized dealership but the problem is not yet resolved, seeking a second opinion from a different dealer may be a viable option. Senior staff representative Chrysler group customer assistance center reference number: 15560270 email case number: 1546160 basically, to me this sounds like another exercise in futility and to waste time and money bringing my car in to another dealer to hear the same thing. My conversation with the other dealer in my area has not added to my confidence. As a business owner myself, I know that I must stand behind my products or I will not be successful. Consumers are much too sophisticated to be told that a problem is "normal" when they can find many comparable products without this problem. If I told my customers this I would not be successful for very long. Please help me in resolving this matter.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #7

May 012006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Squeaking brakes at slow speeds, possible rotor grooves.

- Atlanta, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 152006

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Ever since I have bought my 2006 Dodge Charger SXT I have had a strong vibration in my breaks, it shakes my steering wheel, and whole car, I have taken it to the dealer several times only to be told that it was normal for new cars to break like that, well on my last service the people told me that my rotors are warped and thati am going to need to replace them soon, I dont have the breaking power than I feel is safe. I am a United States army soldier stationed in germany so my options are slightly limited as to what to do. Can you please help me? my VIN number is as follows [xxx] please help me out with this, I have talked to other Charger owners and they said that their breaks are doing the same thing. I greatly look forward to your response! thank you for your time and help... [xxx] updated 07/12/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #5

Aug 112006

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Police package vehicle. The brakes have been squealing since the car had approximately 200 miles on the odometer. Current odometer reading is 2200.

- Princeton, WV, USA

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