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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,031 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Dodge Charger transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 172014


  • 86,693 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift from park to drive. The contact applied the overide button to no avail. The vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,693.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 272012

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge changer. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, she felt the vehicle decelerating independently. The following day as the contact started the vehicle and attempted to shift into gear, the gear shifter could not be changed. The vehicle was taken to a transmission repair shop for a diagnosis. The repair shop advised the contact that the internal shifter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000. The failure and current mileage was 151,000....updated 07/19/12 updated 07/19/12

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 152011

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
The column shift would not move. The engine started fine, however the car would not come out of park. I noted that there was a recall on the 2006 Dodge Charger for power train automatic transmission:lever and linkage column shift, although I have a 2006 Dodge Charger with the same problems I was informed by Dodge that my vehicle was not a part of the recall. I believe that my vehicle should be included in the recall because it has the same exact problem as described above and my vehicle is the same year, make and model as the recall.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 152011

Charger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,964 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated when attempted to shift out of park gear, the gear shifter failed to function. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who performed a diagnostic test which indicated that the failure was located in the transmission gear shift. The dealer replaced the internal gear shifter assembly. The manufacturer would not assist with the repair because the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000, power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift. The failure and the current miles were 72,964. Updated 07/20/11 the dealer found the shifter assembly came apart internally. Updated 02/03/12

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 152010


  • 24,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the gear shift became stuck in the park position. The contact stated that if he stuck a pen in the shaft and moved the wire over, the shift would release. The contact spoke with the dealer who stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift). The current and failure mileages were approximately 24,500. Updated 10/27/10.

- Portmouth, VA, USA

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