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Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address these problems. On higher mileage vehicles, a mechanical failure may exhibit similar symptoms. Proper diagnoses should be performed before any repairs or software upgrades are attempted.

Dodge Charger Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, June 26, 2006

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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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Brakes, February 19, 2007

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A problem with the software for the ABS control module may cause the rear brakes to lock up under certain braking conditions. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control unit. The recall began February 19, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F50.

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Drive Train, November 28, 2005

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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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Drive Train, October 2, 2006

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On vehicles with an automatic transmission, software in the powertrain control module (PCM) can cause the drive wheels to lock briefly when the transmission is shifted to neutral and back to drive at speeds over 40 MPH. If the drive wheels lock, loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the PCM free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2006. The Chrysler recall number if F43.

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Drive Train, July 1, 2008

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The axle hub nuts on the rear wheels may not be crimped properly, which will allow the nuts to loosen and possibly allow the rear axles to separate from the hubs. This will cause a loss of power and vehicle acceleration. Dealers will replace the axle hub nuts. The Dodge recall number is H23. This recall began during July, 2008.

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Dodge Charger Questions and Answers

Lucille Schreve, 2006 Dodge Charger, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Houston, TX

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?

kezie, 2006 Dodge Charger, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Brooklyn, NY

my headlights comes on but not my tail lights and the fuse is not the problem

mojey, 2006 Dodge Charger, Ackworth, IA

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...

Debrina, 2006 Dodge Charger, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Fort Walton Beach, FL


God Is Good, 2006 Dodge Charger, Hollister, CA

I cant turn off my wipers unles I pull the fuse from the box

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Dodge Charger Reviews

I drive a 2007 Dodge Charger with 111,090 miles on it. Recently, randomly the car has shut off, mainly during a stopped position or reverse. The car shuts off, power steering is lost, radio and air remain on. I have taken the vehicle to several auto service centers including Dodge and they all tell me the same thing. Basically, they cannot find out what the problem is. The check engine light never comes on and the codes are always fine. I change the oil every three months and tune up is recently add. The dodge service change the spark plugs and manifold gasket.I still have the problem. They don't know what the problem is.

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!!!

First an last Mopar product I'll buy. Burns 1 quart of oil for 1,000 miles. (synthetic oil in 3.5L). Had to pay for transmission seal on electric connector to tranny. The transmission selector has also got stuck in park which is a well know defect that will strand you in a parking lot (look up pink little thing on internet). The door hinge squeaks horribly. The factory replacement hinge "new design" looks like it came off of a 1965-79 Impala and GM in the 60's and 70's all had pin problems. The hinge and labor is like $400 at dealer. Air conditioning is poor at best, dealer replaced evaporator, condenser and compressor and air still sucks. I told them finally to replace pressure cut out switch and now air is tolerable and I hope outside temperature does not go above 90. Dealer ripped off Chrysler for over a thousand dollars for the unneeded repair. The duct that feeds air through the console to back seat barely feeds any air. PS the dealer shop broke many of the plastic dash and console parts while doing repair and did not replace them and now I have strange noises from those areas. The cheap Philips brand bulbs(replaced 3 on right side) on rear turn signals kept burning out so I finally bought non-dealer Wagner replacements bulbs and now no blown bulbs. Engine say 3.5 high output HO is a joke, The acceleration is the worse for any car I have ever owned. Stop and ask any COP who has driven a Charger with 3.5 L engine. Ventnor City NJ has 2 of these and the COP told me he has never seen both operate in the same week and could not even engage in a pursuit with it because an electric Prius is faster. The black plastic pins that hold down the cowl and black plastic windshield trim pieces turn white (UV failure of plastic nice quality touch by Chrysler) and dealer rips you off for the price of replacement clips and molding. Save money and spray them with black Krylon Fusion paint in a rattle can. By the way all this happened before I had 25 thousand miles on odometer. Cars are my hobby for past 45 years, and the only saving grace about this car is that it is a pretty car and it handles good. I hate to say this but my next vehicle will be originating from a Japanese company.

My 2007 dodge charger RT act like battery is dead .jump it off and runs good then turn it off and sometimes it drags like it don't want to crank and then when I mash the peddle it want go have to give it gas slow .but I can turn it off and back on and it runs good took it to auto zone and it says nothing is wrong .when I had it cranked took battery cable off and it went dead .but still not showing up nothing wrong .please help

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.

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