A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will commonly correct this problem.
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2006 Dodge Charger Problems
Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
A transmission fluid leak can develop at the electrical connector on the automatic transmission. Replacement of the electrical connector may be necessary to correct the leak.
One or more of the power windows may become inoperative, it is commonly caused by failure of the window motor or a cable in the window regulator. The window motor & regulator may need to be replaced as assembly.
2006 Dodge Charger Recalls (Recent)
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There may be inadequate clearance between the rear brake lines and the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube. Over time, contact between the brake lines and EGR tube can wear the brake lines and cause a leak. If the brake lines leak, stopping distance can increase, and there is potential for an engine compartment fire. Dealers will inspect the rear brake tubes for damage and replace them. A clip will be installed to secure the brake tubes to the strut tower and maintain proper clearance to the EGR tube. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F18.
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On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.
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On vehicles equipped with the police option package and a column mounted shifter, the gearshift cable may become disconnected from its mounting bracket, causing the position display to be incorrect. This can result in the vehicle moving in a unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will add a redundant locking mechanism to the gearshift cable at the mounting bracket. The recall is expected to begin on November 10, 2008. The Dodge recall number is H37.
2006 Dodge Charger Questions and Answers
My air works after the car has been going for a while. Sometimes it doesn't work at all. Is it a fuse? If so, which one?
my headlights comes on but not my tail lights and the fuse is not the problem
Will my problem starts when i was doing around 160 km on the highway and then the car didn't change into 5th gear it just died as if its on neutral so i took the car to the nearest mechanic an...
I BOUGHT MY CHARGER IN 2006 BRAND NEW. NO PROBLEMS UNTIL NOW, JAN. 2010. I WAS DRIVING FINE AND THE CAR ACTED LIKE IT GOT STUCK IN NEUTRAL. BUT IT WAS IN DRIVE. AND IT WOULD NOT GO FASTER THAN 30MP...
2006 Dodge Charger Reviews
If you are into looks, this is the car for you. It is one sexy car. If you are like the rest of us that actually worries about money out of your pocket stay the heck away from this car. I bought my 2006 Dodge Charger SE in 2006 with about a couple of thousands miles on it. Since then at 150K I've had to change brakes almost yearly. There are some other minor issues like squeaking and rattling somewhere in the damn engine that I cannot figure out. Just spent $2K to get new bushings, tire rod ends and control arms. The microlamp in the instrument cluster went out, guess what, you have to replace the whole console $$$. Unbelievable..stay away from this car!!!
I have had my Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L hemi for over 7 years now. I have 136,000 miles on it. I have had to replace a few items due to wear and tear but that is recommended after 100,000 miles. I love my charger after all these years. It runs great. I have the best service providers who are trustworthy.
My car is a 2006, worst car I could ever have gotten the motor is a mess.I got tune up on the thing and it started running hot never seen nothing like it before...Never will I ever own another Dodge Carger
2006 SXT, loved this car 'til it hit 70,000 miles. In one week both exhaust manifolds broke in half, not cracked, broken all the way. No, I didn't hit a big bump in the road or anything else. Got those replaced and $1,000 lighter in my wallet. Now the transmission sticks in park. Had to take the console apart, push the magic pink button (which did not work) then pull on the transmission/brake interlock cable which did work. Pretty sure the cable either needs replacing or adjusting, just hate to take it to a Dodge dealer at $125 per hour. I can only wonder what will happen next and how much that will cost me. Think I may go back to Fords, my 1997 F150 has 150K on it and the only major repair was a differential last year.
I had a transmission issue cause it wont go in fourth gear. It was a sensor but thats nothing big but my car wont start up all the starter does is clicks. It has a new battery, starter, alt, and ignition switch and it still wont start. Its still at the dealers.