really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,974 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #82

Sep 302014

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving at 55 mph, all the electrical functions failed and all the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after five minutes. The failure recurred multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was not able to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000. MA 10/1 the consumer stated while driving at any speed, the vehicle would randomly stall; the RPM went to zero with no power at all. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer wanted to replace the computer. Updated 12/24/15.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #81

May 232015


  • 101,000 miles
My car is shutting off while driving causing unsafe driving conditions. I have checked numerous forums and many people are having this same issue. This could result in a fatality. I was driving and my car just shut off the power steering went out I was not able to start the care again until I got it back in park. It has happened 2 times now.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #80

Jan 062015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 124,336 miles
While driving from point a to point B approximately 17 miles, this vehicle stalled 7 times. Mostly stalling while at a light it has increased to while driving as well. One time specific in the middle of an intersection causing a back up in traffic and near accident. While understanding this issue has mainly been investigated and reported after fill up, this instance is not. This is a daily issue that demands attention. Mechanical techs cannot figure out what the problem is even after replacing the engine and transmission. According to my research this apparently has happen enough without resolution but how many close calls are going to turn to fatalities before something is done? it shouldn't have to come to injuries or worse for this common problem to be resolved. Thank you for your time.

- Williamston, SC, USA

problem #79

Dec 022014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 117,000 miles


2006 Dodge Charger stalling out while in motion cutting off. Stalls out after filling tank full cuts off hard to start back.cuts off multiple time while driving in traffic. Looses power lights on dash do not light up.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #78

Mar 242015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 208,456 miles
My car shuts off when sitting in traffic also car does not cut back on until after 3 tries its also shut off after U put gas in the car in stall at idle it also shuts down sometime while driving I have a daughter who is only 6 this is very dangerous for call to shut off in traffic I'm scared don't no what to do or why I'm have in this problem.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #77

Jan 142015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
This problem started about a year age. At first it was once ever 3 months now it happening more often. On 1/14/2014 after filling the gas tank the car stalled nearly being rear ended on the expressway. This problem getting worse and worse everytime. This problem is going to take someone's life in an accident.

- San Ygnacio, TX, USA

problem #76

Jan 012015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 124,850 miles


I was driving my car on 1/1/2015 and it just cut off and wouldn't crank back, I was glad I was turning on my street, and the back right E- brakes came apart and tore up, when I also make a right or left turn the steering section makes a funny noise, and the engine light will not cut off. I am on disability and receive very low income of $721 and I am taking care of two children out of that and I am 59 years old, so can you all please help me get my car back on the road, please.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #75

Dec 022014


  • 140,000 miles
The headlights on my car started flashing almost every time I turn them on, and this is forcing me to not be able to drive at night. It started with a flash on 12/2/2014, and now it occurs every time I drive the vehicle. I have been told that it could be anything in the front end causing a short and have checked for recalls but this is not a determined recall at this time. The dealership has been no help and wants to charge extra money just to look at it. Considering I have seen many other drivers with the same make/ model/ year vehicle in car forums and blogs regarding this very same issue, I'm hoping this report will help push for an investigation as I have to drive for my employment and do not want to get a traffic ticket for faulty equipment.

- Port Huron, MI, USA

problem #74

Dec 082014

Charger 6-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
I was driving at night and my car lights went out. The car just died on me in the middle of the street. This car is not safe to drive. Dodge should fix this issue before someone is killed.

- Fort Knox, KY, USA

problem #73

Dec 052014


  • 135,000 miles
Car locked in park in the driveway. While driving in the rain all the dash lights flickered for 2-3 seconds then all lights and gauges shut down this included the headlights as well. While driving 55 miles per hour the car shut itself off I was in heavy traffic at the time. Car is now at the dealership again they cannot find the problem. I still have the same problems with dash lights flickering and the car stopping. Don't know if anyone else is having this problem but the car will also surge forward at a high rate of speed like I have stepped on the gas but my foot would be on the brake. This has happened several times and it scares me to death. These are safety issues that need to be corrected by the manufacture. Dealerships are aware of these issues and have done nothing to correct the problems. This will be the last Dodge I purchase even though I like to buy american made. An investigation should be done with so many complaints. I will be calling detroit with these issues.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #72

Sep 012014


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; however, the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Rileyville , VA, USA

problem #71

Nov 152014


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 15 mph and approaching a stop sign, the headlights flashed off and on and a pop sound emitted from the brake pedal. The contact attempted to accelerate, but an abnormal sound emitted from the rear tires and smoke appeared. Also, the ABS light illuminated and the power steering and power brakes failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #70

Oct 282014


  • 87,100 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T daytona. I noticed a lurch in the vehicle yesterday as I was coming home from work as well as the speakers turning off/on. This morning as the vehicle was idling at a stop light, the dashboard turned off, vehicle chimed and all gauges went to zero, but the vehicle was still running and was able to accelerate without displaying any indication on gauges. After about 10-15 seconds, gauges returned to normal as if the vehicle had restarted. Happened twice within 20 min while vehicle was idling in traffic. Never did it seem that the engine had shut down.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #69

Apr 182014

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
All of the lights light up and the needles move up/down on the dashboard intermittently for like 3-4 seconds and normally does this twice consecutively and this appears to happen randomly.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #68

Oct 112014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 96,641 miles
Vehicle jerks while driving as if something is starting to die or go out, then starts running again. Only appears to happen after filling the fuel tank to completely full. Vehicle will stall out within several feet after fueling up, then restart and you're good to go. You drive maybe an eighth of a mile and as you slow to a stop, the car will stall out and die again. Usually fine for the rest of the evening. Vehicle eventually shuts off when I come to a near stop or am stopped. Oil lamp light turns on when the car dies. Tried restarting twice, but was unsuccessful. Took the key out of the ignition, then waited a few minutes. Tried to start the engine again and was successful. It seems extremely unsafe to drive like this, but it seems I have to drive long enough to burn off some gas to keep the gas tank under full at all times to avoid this problem.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #67

Jul 282014


  • 140,259 miles
My car was using way too much gas compared to what it used to and was running poorly so I took it in for a tune up. The filters, plugs, fluids, etc. Were done. About two weeks after the tune up I began to have trouble. At first I thought it was the shop that had done the tune up but after reading hundreds of letters from other people, I know now that it is the car. This is what happens: When I began to accelerate after stopping at stop sign, my car lost all power and died within two blocks of the stop sign. The car started up and seemed fine. Approximately a week and a half later, again, I was accelerating from a stop sign and the car stalled about 4 blocks from the stop sign. This continued to happen intermittently until september15, 2014, when the car died when I was approaching the stop sign and had to be towed. I have 5 grandchildren that I Transport daily and this car is just not safe to do so anymore. Thank goodness I have not gone out of town with a car load of children and have this happen.

- Tucumcari, NM, USA

problem #66

Apr 072014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 76,316 miles
Since 4-7-14 thru 7-16-14 the dealership has replaced two fuel tanks ( according to extended lifetime coverage letter dated May 8,2014), O2 sensor, transmission module, spark plugs, ignition coils and disconnected the remote starter. The car continues to stall and shutoff.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #65

Sep 272013

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
Car died in intersection. Happened twice. It stalls, chokes and dies then has problems restarting takes about 3-4 tries then restarts. Very dangerous and accident causing.

- Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA

problem #64

Aug 172014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 110,635 miles
I learned about the fuel tank warranty and will be getting that repaired, but my issue is at 75 to 100% throttle my car will stall out. But my car starts back up on its own like nothing ever happened. When it stalls it throws you forward like the car is braking and then when it fires back up you can hit the throttle and it will go as normal.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #63

Aug 182014


  • 149,129 miles
I was driving down the street it was night and my lights completely went out I couldn't see it still doing it at night going off.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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