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 3 of 6)

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problem #62

Jul 012014

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles


2006 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to faulty ignition switch. The consumer stated the vehicle had a transmission leak, and it shuddered, the sun roof rattled and the side trim fell off. A former transmission specialist, informed the consumer, the condensation drain for the air condition dripped onto the transmission and pooled around the transmission filler tube. When the vehicle reached a 140,000 miles, it began emitting white smoke, to the point where the consumer was unable to see out of his rear view mirror. An inspection revealed the valve seat of the #3 cylinder had dropped out, smashing two large holes one on each side of the piston, the size of a quarter. There was also a hairline crack across the apex of the piston hole-to-hole, the debris had pummeled the cylinder head. Also, debris from the damage had been sucked back into the inlet manifold depositing metal chunks into the #1 and #2 cylinders damaging the pistons and heads with small chunks of metal embedded in them. Updated 08/28/14

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #61

Nov 042013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 103,354 miles
This vehicle has been flawless since purchased new in 2006. In Nov. 2013 it stalled when backing out of the garage. Restarted vehicle and was fine for 5 miles then stalled again. Ever since then the problem has increased in frequency and almost caused multiple accidents due to the vehicle stalling when crossing intersections or merging onto highways. I have not driven this car in months due to this as it is not safe for me or other drivers on the road. I have spent close to $2,000 in multiple attempts to fix this vehicle following repair manual procedures via the dealer. I have had the PCM, replaced twice (first one was defective right out of the box), tcm replaced, battery replaced, throttle body replaced, map sensor replaced, asd relay replaced and spark plugs replaced with zero improvements. I used to enjoy this vehicle and now it is a death trap with the way it is behaving. Something needs to be done as there are tens of thousands of these vehicles on the road exhibiting the same symptoms and dealer techs unable to properly diagnose and repair them.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #60

Mar 142014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
We were driving on the freeway and we slowed down for traffic. We were going about 25 miles an hour when we got hit from behind. The car was going 40 to 50 miles an hour. The whole dash - stereo and etc came apart but neither the driver or passenger airbag deployed?? I just bought the car from a dealership in September 2013 so everything should have been in working order.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #59

Jan 172014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 82,547 miles


Car will stall at idle or when starting to accelerate car will cut off by it self and then restart.

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #58

Feb 202008

Charger 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
You can be driving down the road, and every thing N the vehicle will shut off like you turned the key off, and be traveling at speed and speedometer go to 0 all gauges interior lights dash cluster I mean off, and come back up like you just got in and turned the key but speed comes tach comes back up all your dash lights prestart light up, oil tire pressure all your computer test safety warning lights and door ding, it might do it 5 or 6 times sometimes stay off longer come back for a while and its done it 20 30 times and the motor still running and I believe lights still working, 1 time I was leaving work and used the manual shift mode and she stumbled and just laid down went quarter mile it lit back up, that concerned me as well as the shut downs of all instrumentation, up N down and I don't get quite as concerned as the first 35 times, but wife driving it to work and it done it she wasn't feeling near as fuzzy as I had became and her boss had one same year same color gomango he told her his didit to, just wondering if some solution had come about out of quantity, cause I know how all of them are about fessing up and doing a recall to fix their defects in engineering problems despite the price we pay for a new one" and they still owe me door guards that changed colors a year after I bought it, looked bad, but just had got floor carpet that fit and couldn't see metal under dog house so I let um slide and this also they dismissed? oh and hell yea im mad about my 2004 Dodge dully dash breaking all to crap and the dam clear coat coming off looks like I over paid for that truck"

- Plainville, GA, USA

problem #57

Jul 072013


  • 95,000 miles
While driving with cruise control on the car just stalled out for about 3-5 seconds and kicked back on. This has now become more frequent and also stalls while stopped now. I have spent over 1300$ trouble shooting and going back and forth to the mechanic. Only to start searching and came across this investigation. I just want the car to run correctly.

- Hauppauge , NY, USA

problem #56

Jan 292014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 69,995 miles


Every time the vehicle gas tank is filled, the engine stalls shortly after driving away. It requires several cranks of the engine to get started again. After the engine is restarted, driving /idle is rough for some amount of time before returning to normal. This happens all the time. This is very dangerous as the car stalls on me in traffic and merging on to the freeway after filling up at any gas station.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #55

Jan 232014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 58,345 miles
I was going down the high way and the car just shut off and then came back on like nothing happen they really need to recall this and it a hemi 5.7 daytona.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #54

Jan 162014


  • 58,795 miles
I had just filled my gas tank and pulled on to a busy road. As I approached the stoplight the vehicle just died. It did not start right back up, it took 3 different tries. This has now happened 4 times. All times were after I filled up at the gas station.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #53

Jan 062014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
The car shut off completely while driving right after refueling and leaving the gas station. It shut off 3 more times after that.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #52

Aug 262013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Car stalls out and loss of power while stopping for stop light. Oil light comes on after stalling out but no engine light or fault code shows up. Car usually starts up right away but does take a couple of tries at times. Car also jerks around like starving for fuel. Had a tune up done, fuel system cleaned and was told that the shop could not duplicate the problem. This is very discerning to myself and my family due to safety. A car that stalls for no reason or warning is a huge safety issue.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #51

Oct 222013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 50,600 miles
I just finished refueling almost to full. Vehicle started perfectly. Drove approximately 2 blocks at 15 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled and shut off. It took 3 attempts to restart. I drove approximately 4 more blocks at 15 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled and shut off again. I had the vehicle towed to the repair shop that I use. The mechanic at the shop drove the vehicle. The vehicle stalled and shut off 2 times while the mechanic drove it. Vehicle was scanned for codes. No codes were displayed. The mechanic cleaned out the throttle body. Vehicle has been operating perfect since that time. One other note. One month prior, with 3/4 tank of fuel, fuel gauge suddenly dropped to empty and chiming sound began ringing for approximately 10 seconds. Vehicle did not stall or shut off. Fuel gauge then suddenly returned to 3/4 full and chiming sound stopped ringing.

- Albertson, NY, USA

problem #50

May 082013


  • 59,045 miles
Vehicle stalled again today (October 19th, 2013) with no warning while making a left-hand turn at a major intersection. Filled up earlier today with no top off. Has happened multiple times prior since (May 2013). Dealer can not diagnose. Normally happens after fuel fill up. After complaining multiple times to the dealer, replaced all spark plugs and performed a transmission flush and re flashed the PCM at my expense, despite having warranty coverage through 2015 120K miles because they could not repeat the problem on a 5 minute test drive. The vehicle stalled again two days later. After more visits no solution has been met and this car is extremely unsafe.

- Ogdensburg, NY, USA

problem #49

Oct 072013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 116,682 miles
This has been an on-going problem that we've been chasing for several years. The car will stall while driving, usually without warning sometimes the gauges will drop and the warning "ding" will sound. Most of the time the car will restart, however there has been instances that it has to sit for awhile before restarting. In any case, it is a safety concern since it will stall while driving. I've had it happen on the highway as well as on city streets. There are times in which we have to restart the car multiple times in order to get the gauges and headlights to turn on when this happens the tail lights, and brake lights don't work either. It is clear there is an electrical issue with these cars, I hope Dodge takes care of their customers and resolves the issues that are occurring before someone gets killed.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #48

Aug 182012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
I was traveling on the highway and my car stalled and had to coast to the shoulder in August 2012. This again happened May 2013. The last incident occurred September 21st pulling out of a parking lot. The car started back up after each occasion.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #47

Dec 122012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 65,457 miles
Car began going into limp mode while driving down the road or coming to a stop and restarting. Now throws engine lights for cylinder 3 and cylinder 4 misfire.

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #46

Sep 012013


  • 174,000 miles
A quarter of the way through my turn to enter I-10 my car completely lost power and shut off out of the blue without warning!! I had to coast across 3 lanes of traffic praying my son and I wouldn't get into an accident. Once on the side of the rode I turned the key off, waited a second then turned it again to have the car start right up and be fine the rest of the way home. This is not the first time this has happened. Research has revealed this is a common problem which needs to be addresses before someone is killed!! strongly urging NHTSA to launch an investigation into Dodge/Chrysler.

- Red Rock, AZ, USA

problem #45

Dec 012012


  • 90,000 miles
My car has had multiple occurrences where I am sitting at a stoplight in traffic and the car will suddenly shut off for no reason. This usually occurs after I fill the gas tank completely full after a trip to the gas station. My car has also done this while the car is moving. This has happened up to 70 mph while trying to pass another vehicle. The car actually "coughed" then just sort of stalling, suddenly started performing normally. This vehicle has stalled so many times at stoplights in traffic that my wife is afraid to drive it anymore. My local Chrysler dealer has installed two different transmission control modules in the car in an attempt to fix the problem, but to no avail. I have noticed that since I have stopped filling the gas tank completely full that the stalling has stopped.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #44

Jul 212008


  • 24,000 miles
I was driving when my car seemed to stall and start back. The most scariest times are on the freeway. I've been in the fast lane and had it happens car stalls and kicks back on. I've taken my car to Dodge dealers and they can't figure it out. I love my car but I'm really getting sick of them not fixing the problem. I'm having the same problem as everyone else so I'm not going to type it up in detail. But there is no reason why a car can stall itself and restart back up with no trace it ever happen. It's dangerous to the driver and passengers and incoming traffic. My car has been checked from the engine own and its showing nothing. My car is currently at chapman Dodge Chrysler and Jeep and I got the call today saying its nothing showing wrong. It seems its electrical because when it happens it loses power and when I starts back on it has a kick to it. I'm just asking for it to be fix before someone gets killed.

- North Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #43

Apr 022013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
As I was driving across the desert on I-10 in Arizona, all of a sudden my car lost all engine power. The lights on the dash chimed, my rpms dropped to zero, then just as suddenly they all went right back to normal and the engine jerked us forward as the tranny figured out what gear it belonged in. It started like that, only happening on occasion. Now, I can't make it more than 1-2 miles (literally) without stalling out or losing engine fire. If it happens when I'm at a low mph the car just stalls out and died. No power steering or brakes, but the lights and radio are working. On the hwy at higher speeds, it lurches as described above. On the on-ramp, however, it becomes a life or death situation, especially when starting on a downhill ramp with a big rig wailing up behind me. I have been missed by truly only inches on multiple occasions. I can't afford a new car, they can't find what's wrong with mine, and I can't sell a vehicle that won't make it for a test drive. Can we please get a fix" answers? wasn't it my tax dollars that bought this company out of bankruptcy"

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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