hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,653 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger suspension problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 212011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


I have a 2006 Dodge Charger with V8 hemi engine. I have had nothing but problems with my front suspension system I.e inner/outer tie rods, ball joints and wheel bearings. Most of my driving is done on New Jersey highways. I have had to replace my tires twice because of these problems. My first experience with defective suspension parts occurred at 40,000 miles, second at 68,000 mi. And lastly now at 86,000 mi. Costing me approximately a total of $4,000. Every mechanic that worked on this vehicle claims that the 2006 Dodge Charger is notorious for these issues. This is not normal and needs to be seriously looked into. I do not understand why Chrysler/Dodge have not taken this matter serious, and did a recall of the suspension system parts. I am currently driving this vehicle and still have problems with my wheels wobbling while braking and lots of noise coming from the front when I hit bumps in the road and especially braking while turning around curves. Please help this is an accident waiting to happen. I told the last mechanic to save all old parts. I now have them in my possession.

- Glassboro, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jul 142011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
Outer tie rod is making my car shack while driving, pressing on brakes, and going over bumps. It feels as if the wheel is going to pop off. I haven't had the vehicle fixed yet.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #8

Sep 122010


  • 61,000 miles
2006 Charger rt front end I have replaced inner and outer tie rod ends and a wheel bearing over 61K miles. The front end wobbles badly at high speed. Parts (tension struts) are national back order etc etc. Any dealer and/or local service station will tell you that there front ends are very weak and not durable. The components last for just about the min warrant (3/36) period.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 122010


  • 36,850 miles


Have to replace both lower tie-rods on my 2006 Charger.car has only 37,500 miles.

- Roundlake Beach, IL, USA

problem #6

Aug 102010


  • 96,000 miles
Wheel hub/bearing assembly failed at 96000km. Recently I noticed a different feel from right front wheel and inspection found the wheel bearing assembly was bad and required change.

- Winnipeg, 00, USA

problem #5

Aug 062010


  • 47,000 miles
I have a Dodge Charger rt 06. I took it to the dealership a year ago to replace a part on the front end. There was a noise coming from the front end. Now recently, I almost got into an accident because brakes almost didn't stop me in time and I wasn't speeding. Before all of this, when I speed up, the front end and steering wheel shakes or wobbles and this has me worried. If by chance I encounter bad weather, because I do live in Michigan, I hope something on the Charger doesn't fail when I need it the most. To of my friends have also experience problems with 300 C's and Chargers.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

May 282010


  • 90,000 miles


2 strut tension arm as to be change on my Charger 2006 do not no when ill be getting that part cause there 4200 B/O and 2200 in process part are hard to get and orders are long to get worst car ever.

- Le Gardeur, 00, USA

problem #3

Jan 012008


  • 30,000 miles
Charget R/T 5.7 L: starting at about 30,000 mi --severe (very scary) vibration and shake in front end and in steering wheel when braking at highway speeds. Does not occur at low speeds. Inspection of rotors/pads show no problems. Based on my research I believe to be a suspension defect.

- Lewisville, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 072009


  • 28,682 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge daytona Charger R/T. 28881 miles 3 yrs and 3 months old. Just replaced passenger side outside tie rod end and need to replace tension strut also on passenger side. Now I need to check other tie rod ends because I think there going bad also. Also passenger side shock is leaking. This should not be happening to a vehicle at 3 yrs old and 28881 miles. Car is not driven hard.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #1

May 212009


  • miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Charger. It was bought in 7/06 with 41 miles on it. In 10/07 (at 20,463 miles) I had to have the passengers side tie-rod replaced (under warranty). I now need the drivers side tie-rod and tension strut replaced (at 44,120 miles). I am told that the tension strut that I need is on national backorder because Chrysler has not paid their manufacturer so they refuse to make the parts. This issues have caused undue wear on my tires as well and I have been told not to replace them until the other problems are fixed because it will just wear them down too. I have noticed that many people are having similar issues and other issues that Chrysler apparently has ignored. I can not feel safe driving this car with my children in it and I have no idea how long before this part may even be available. When the first incident occurred, I just assumed that it was an honest mistake in assembly, but now that's its happened again, I can not believe that anymore. This car should not be malfunctioning like this within 3 years. Something needs to be done before somebody is seriously injured or worse.

- Moline, IL, USA

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