hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,079 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger cooling system problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 132010


  • 81,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was in the parking area she noticed the vehicle was overheating. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where the mechanic stated the fan motor and the cooling relay system had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Stratford, OK, USA

problem #6

May 272011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
The rocker bearing on the top side of the motor was broken (set back and not rolling. I had a heating problem with the car and had it back to the dealership. At which time they replaced the thermostat and told me that if I had a problem that they would deal with it then. Well now is then and I am replacing the motor that I changed the oil every 3000-5000 miles they even said it is the cleanest motor they had ever seen. So the mobil 1 0-40 did not help. I have had problems with this car for awhile. First the brakes went out at 13,000 miles in which a service bulletin was out on, because the wrong system was put on at the factory. So I had to replace the brake system because it had 13,000 miles on it and out of the 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. I had called them numerous times about the concern of the temp. Of the engine and was told that these cars run a little hotter than others. It turned out that again something from the factory where a service notice put out short of a recall and they are not required to disclose those. I really believe that nothing is going to be done about this, but enough is enough. The mileage on the car is 109,000 miles. Car has never been driven hard.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

problem #5

Aug 152010


  • 61,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Charger R/T experienced an overheating engine. After my mechanic performed many tests, he found out the A/C fan had numerous defects. The A/C fan broke apart, causing the engine cooling fan to also fail - resulting my vehicle overheating. This faulty A/C fan is apparently a known issue but not important enough for a recall. Thankfully, I was in town and not on the road because my engine temp spiked to red when the fans failed. My mechanic suggests I replace the fan periodically, to keep from having it continue to fail and damage the entire cooling system.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012009


  • 45,950 miles


In Sept. 2008, Dec. 2008, May 11 2009, May 21, 2009, both cooling fans quit working completely causing a sudden rise in cooling temps. Since December the dealership has replaced the fans at N/C. on June 1 2009 the low speed cooling fan has quit working causing a hotter than normal operating temp of the cooling system, as high as 230 degrees. Everything possible has been checked on the car by the dealership & phone calls to Chrysler by the dealership were unable to find any reason for these fans to fail this often. I bought the car new in September 2005. This is the 5th failure of this component since September of 2008. (three related voqs from same complainant: 10272632,10267070, 10269939)

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #3

May 212009


  • 45,600 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7 engine. Both cooling fan motors have gone out 4 times since Sept. 2008. The first replacement set lasted till December 08, 2008. That set lasted until May 11, 2009. That replacement set lasted until May 21, 2009. Each time the car has been completely checked for a cause of failure, which shows everything to be normal. This set from May 11 had 1 motor completely locked up. There is no warning signs of impending failure. The temp gauge needle immediately spikes into the red area and the temp readout went to above 240 degrees from 195 degrees in a matter of seconds. The fan blades show signs of hitting the shroud, but on inspection the fan blades and shroud show no signs of deformity and are the same size as normal. This is the 4th failure in approximately 8 months with the last only being 10 days from repair to failure. The dealership has been fantastic, Chrysler was called and could offer no suggestions other than checking everything associated with the cooling system & electrical system which were normal. Each time the cooling fan motors were replaced, only to fail within days to a few months. The last time on May 21 I had to hurry and shut the engine off, in traffic, and coast to a side street to let the engine cool down. (three related voqs from same complainant: 10272632,10267070, 10269939)

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 152008


  • 40,000 miles
Radiator cooling fan motors quit working & vehicle immediately pegged the temp gauge. The motors were hot when checking as soon as it happened. This has now happened in Sept. 2008, Nov. 2008 & April 2009. Replacing both of the motors solved the problem the 1st 2 times. Vehicle has not yet been fixed on the 3rd failure. The mileage on the vehicle has been about 40,000 on 1st incident, 42,000 on 2nd incident & 45,000 on 3rd incident. (three related voqs from same complainant: 10272632,10267070, 10269939)

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 012007

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The check engine light continues to illuminate and, occasionally, the vehicle begins to shake. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer three times. Initially, the dealer could not find any failure with the vehicle. Two weeks later, the contact returned to the dealer and was informed that there was cooling system failure and they flushed the cooling system. Two weeks later, the failure recurred and the vehicle was returned to the dealer, where it currently remains. The failure mileage was 17,000 and current mileage was 17,900. Updated 12/11/07

- Detroit , MI, USA

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