2006 dodge 5.7 Hemi dies and then restarts while driving

Asked by May 08, 2017 at 10:32 AM about the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 dodge charger r/t with the 5.7 L
hemi. Over the past few weeks, I have been driving
it and it randomly shuts down for a split-second
and then restarts and then keeps going. This has
happened maybe a dozen times. It doesn't seem to
be during acceleration, but I haven't pinned it down
when it seems to happen, both highway and city
driving. There is a single warning ding when it
happens, and it is so quick I can't even catch the
tachometer dropping off or a light flash, but
certainly feel it. I haven't seen an OBD error code
set or pending. I have had the fuel tank replaced
under the recall (had that problem of dying after a
refuel). It has about 60k and is generally my
weekend get-away car and spends most of the
time in the garage. But my everyday car is down,
so it's getting me to work right now. Any one have
an idea or similar experience?

1 Answer

So, it happened to me about 5 times this morning on my 20 mile commute to work, and I was able to see a dash light flash for a split-second when it happened. I'm guessing it was the throttle body control light, just based on the light's position. It happens so fast, I can't focus on what the symbol is. I had this part fail on me once already (during the warranty). I wish it would throw a OBD code to help identify the actual failing part. But it appears to be happening more often and taking milliseconds longer to reset (enough time for the light to flash).

Your Answer

Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Willie Francis
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Challenger
733 listings starting at $10,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
1,066 listings starting at $12,995
Used Ford Mustang
1,030 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chrysler 300
71 Great Deals out of 832 listings starting at $3,295
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
146 Great Deals out of 4,040 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Impala
153 Great Deals out of 1,098 listings starting at $2,488
Used Chevrolet Corvette
478 listings starting at $9,900
Used Dodge Durango
97 Great Deals out of 1,001 listings starting at $3,900
Used Honda Accord
60 Great Deals out of 1,259 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
155 Great Deals out of 12,243 listings starting at $1,895
Used Nissan Maxima
18 Great Deals out of 402 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
521 Great Deals out of 9,917 listings starting at $3,490
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 914 listings starting at $9,871
Used BMW 3 Series
129 Great Deals out of 2,114 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ram 1500
261 Great Deals out of 27,990 listings starting at $8,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Charger R/T For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $32,950
2016 Dodge Charger R/T For Sale
2 listings starting at $32,900
2014 Dodge Charger R/T For Sale
2 listings starting at $23,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.