really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,017 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Aug 032008

Charger 6-cyl

  • 31,876 miles


06 Dodge Charger with 33,000 miles. Car has began to violently shake and engine light will begin blinking while almost stopped at a stop light or fully stopped. I have to shut the car off stopped at an intersection for a short time and then restart to get out of the intersection. I do not see how this can possible be safe for my passengers(3 & 7 yr old), myself or other cars. This has occurred 4 times since May 2008. The dealership has replaced oxygen sensor, flashed the powertrain control module (saying lost communication with steering control module), and on July 29th replaced the powertrain control module. Had car back a few days and backed out of a parking space, put car in drive and pushing the accelerator did nothing. After a few seconds the accelerator worked & I moved about 10 feet. The car started shaking violently/engine light began blinking and I had to shut the car off. Fortunately, no one was around me this time. When I restarted the car, the engine light stayed on constant(not blinking), which I have been told over & over by the dealership is safe to drive. I was able to drive the 2 miles home. Took car into dealership again on Aug 4, 2008. Was told this time that there is a tsb & they have to order parts. But to pick it up until the parts come in that it is safe to drive. The consumer was told the vehicle had an evaporation leak. There were times when the vehicle would not accelerate, the engine light and esp/bas light illuminated. The dealer then stated the cause of the problem was a multi-cylinder misfire at cylinders 2-4. updated 10/09/08.

- Belair, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 012007


  • 24,998 miles
1.multi cylinder misfires, resulting in the inability to accelerate, rough idle and engine failure. 2. approximately every 4 to 6 weeks and 3 times over the last 2 weeks. 3. service to the vehicle 10 times, replacing shift module, valve keepers, combustion chamber cleaning (twice), cam seal, rocker arm, both exh., rocker rails and pedestals.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 272006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Car purchased 2/2006 w/ approx. 5,600 mi. First occurrence in 6/2007: Vehicle in drive at stopped position. Proceeded to accelerate through intersection. Vehicle almost stalls and sputters (engine makes rough winding noise). Does not accelerate. Engine light on briefly. Pulled over, put in park, returned to drive to try again. Same thing happens. Turned vehicle off, waited a few seconds, and then back on. Drove fine for about 30 days. Thought maybe bad gas. Over the next couple of months it happened approx. 5 more times at different times during the day (hot and cool days, engine cool and warm). Twice engine light came on and had to turn off for over 5 minutes before light would go out to proceed. Brought in to Chrysler dealer on Sep. 13, 2007 where car was purchase for oil change, tune up, new tires and explained rough/whining idol, lack of acceleration and stalling/bogging down occurrences from a stopped position. Said problem was fixed after mouse nest removed from engine and injector wire repair from chewing. Sept. 17 & 18, happened again - backed out of driveway (each morning), came to a stop, put it in drive, and rough/whining engine sound and no acceleration above 20 mph. Brought back to same dealer on 18 Sept. Have not been able to "duplicate the problem" so left overnight. Updated 01-14-08. Updated 12/12/08.

- King George, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 132007

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles


2006 Dodge Charger 3.5L inconsistent performance stalling but not shutting off took to dealer on 7/25/07 the changed a brake toggle switch stall happen again today 7/26/07 @ 8pm.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 212006

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2006 Dodge Charger apprx 2 wks ago. The engine light came on the day after I purchased car. I took the car in that Friday and was told it was a service recall issue and to bring the car back because it would take all day to repair. I too am filing under the Texas lemon law. Car only had less than 19000 miles when purchased. I also have a problem with loud squeaking brakes.

- Glen Heights, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 092006

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Dcx sold me a $30,000 Dodge Charger. They recall the car 4 months after purchase with only 8000 miles and express that 75% of the engineering of the car (the engine) needs replacement. Every week for 3 weeks the car has gone back to the dealer. Where is the customer value and care dcx ?

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 032005

Charger 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32 miles
I work for a Chrysler-Dodge auto dealership in Texas. We are currently repairing a 2006 Dodge Charger heater core leak. The heater core leaked hot antifreeze onto the gas pedal and onto the leg of one of our salesman. The heater core is a very poor design and should be recalled before someone gets burned while driving down the road. The heater core tubes are held on to the core by a small cheesy clamp that comes off very easy. Even the new heater core we received from Chrysler tubes were half way off of the heater core.

- Clute, TX, USA

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