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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,924 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger engine problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 7 of 14)

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problem #159

Jul 102012


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after replacing the battery, the vehicle continuously stalled with the illumination of the throttle warning light. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician was unable to find a failure. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 140,000.

- Bryson City, NC, USA

problem #158

May 022014


  • 92,463 miles
I have had an issue with my car stalling and it seems there are many others with the same issue. The fact that this is not being looked at as a safety concern is beyond me. Just because you don't reach 90mph when it stalls does not mean accidents will not occur. If I am turning into a street and traffic is coming in my direction and I stall should I just "restart" my vehicle in hopes that someone doesn't T-bone me? sounds like a bad plot to the start of a movie. Just do the right thing here and fix this world wide issue and let us move on with our muscular cars!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #157

Apr 012014


  • miles
2006 Dodge Charger. Consumer writes in regards to engine had to be replaced. The consumer stated it cost $6,000 to have the engine replaced.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #156

Apr 232014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 104,712 miles


Right after leaving the gas station from filling up my cars' gas tank my engine stalled when I came to a stop on a very busy intersection. I was able to start it again but it turned off on me again, repeated the process twice until the light changed and I was able to make it home. Drove around my neighborhood making multiple stops to see it if happened again in which the engine only turned off once more.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #155

Mar 242014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 105,421 miles
While driving on the interstate after work my vehicle stalled out and I lost control. I had to strong arm the steering wheel to get the vehicle to veer onto the emergency shoulder lane. Vehicles behind me slammed on their brakes and honked their horns trying to avoid hitting my vehicle. Prior to the event I filled my gas tank. After giving the vehicle a few minutes I tried to turn the ignition. After several tries the vehicle started. I was unable to accelerate over 35 mph and the vehicle shook and stalled the entire ride home. That was 3 weeks ago and the issue has worsened. My vehicle is stalling in mid-sections. It's shaking and along with the fuel light the engine light continuously dings. My code reads engine misfiring and fuel valve failures. The dealership was unable to pinpoint the issue and told me to research the issue under I have almost caused several accidents and I do have a small child I must Transport in this vehicle as well. It should not take a fatality for this issue to be resolved by the parties responsible.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #154

Jun 142012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
This issue relates to PE13-016. My 2006 Dodge Charger fuel tank cannot be filled to over 3/4 capacity. When it is filled beyond this level, the engine will stall, particularly after making a LH turn. I have been enduring this problem for years and have become fairly adept at re-starting my car in heavy traffic conditions and fortunately have not been involved in any collisions as a result. I understand Chrysler negotiated a settlement with NHTSA to treat this as an extended warranty condition before a full blown recall order was issued. However, even though Chrysler acknowledges that being a 2006 Charger with a 5.7L engine matches all the criteria to be included in the extended warranty, my vehicle's VIN is not included on the list of effected vehicles and refuses to correct the problem. There is obvious culpability and Chrysler's part and they appear to be hiding behind an administrative technicality to avoid doing what they agreed to do in their settlement of PE13-016 with NHTSA.

- Sgarpsburg, GA, USA

problem #153

Jun 122013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles


After filling with gas the engine stalled and died. It has continued to do this every time the tank is filled.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #152

Nov 062013


  • 81,000 miles
Vehicle stopped after filling with gas. Started up again and shut down right away. This happens frequently after filling up with gas. Could only put in one incident but this is an on going issue. It appears there is an agreement in hand for correction why isn't it published?

- Windsor, VT, USA

problem #151

Jan 152014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Reference PE13-016 after filling up the fuel tank, very shortly driving down the road the car will stall. This has happened at least 4 times now and with other incidents of the vehicle trying to stall at high speeds on the interstate (65-70 mph), with at least 2 incidents at an intersection where I fill up at a station frequently. This is a huge safety concern, if this does happen as I am going through an intersection with a loss of brakes or steering, it could easily result in an accident and injury.

- Broad Run, VA, USA

problem #150

Dec 162013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The problem started back in December of 2013 at 77,000 miles. When I fill up at the gas station (I never top of) the car stalls and shuts off. It happens every time I fill up. I pull out of the gas station and it shuts off in the middle of the road. Dealer can't find the problem. It's very frustrating. My main concern is safety and the repeated service visits and cost. The last time was scary because it shut off at a red light. When I started up the car again it shut off in the middle of traffic. I managed to get home but the car shut off several times during the drive.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #149

Feb 052014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles


Vehicle stalled after refueling, in traffic.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #148

Mar 182013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 72,424 miles
Vehicle stalls several times immediately after fueling. I am not topping off the tank, or even completely filling the tank. This happens every time I put gas in the car.

- Griffin , GA, USA

problem #147

Nov 152013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Engine stall after refuel. In researching this issue, NHTSA #PE13016 addresses the problem. However, I have yet to receive any documentation that allows repair of my vehicle. Dodge states my vehicle isn't covered.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #146

Feb 082014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 102,500 miles
After filling up with fuel, car died at a stop light. Restarted with no issue, but then stalled again in the intersection. While in the second stall, almost rear-ended by another driver. Car started again with no issue. Third stall at another stop light and then restarted and drove fine until the next fuel fill up.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #145

Mar 202014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 75,570 miles
Engine stalled after startup or @ low speed several times, some times after fuel topoff and engine light /electronic throttle control light came on.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #144

Aug 142013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I was leaving the gas station after I filled up the car with gasoline and the engine stalled. I placed the transmission in park and turned on the car in the middle of traffic, drove to the stop light and the car stalled again. The car kept stalling every time I would stop for the next three miles. The car ran fine until I topped off the fuel tank and then the car began stalling again. The car stalls at every stop for the next two to three miles every time that I top off the fuel tank. I cannot and have not topped off the fuel since then for fear that the car will stall and cause an accident.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #143

Mar 202013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 190,000 miles
Engine dies when at an idle and low speeds. Cranks right back but will die at low mph. Almost always dies at red lights and stop signs. Also dies when about to make turns at low mph. Dealership has no idea what is wrong. Has been doing this for almost a year.

- Foxworth, MS, USA

problem #142

Feb 032014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger rt. The contact stated that on multiple occasions, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted after several attempts. Additionally, gasoline would sporadically spill from the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the check valve was causing an overflow condition. The vehicle was later taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the check valve, evaporation canister and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90000...updated 05-09-14....updated 05/15/14 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled at a highway speed, and another instance of fuel spilling from the tank during fill-up resulting in a spill at the gas pump/ the consumer stated he was forced to stop re-fueling at about 15-18 gallons to avoid the situation. Updated 05/15/14

- Pleasant Hill, MO, USA

problem #141

Feb 142014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
Multiple times in the last month when I have refueled, the vehicle is difficult to start and then runs extremely rough and usually dies on the road once or twice. The engine seems to rumble and shakes the vehicle and then after a short period of driving it seems to go away. The engine light blinks on and off while this situation is happening. My mechanic has looked the problem over twice and cannot seem to determine what needs to be done to correct the problem. He has been in contact with Dodge/Chrysler and they indicate no other reported problems. The mechanic is still checking but seems to remember changing a fuel tank on a Charger in the past that was having an engine problem and it corrected the problem. He is rechecking his files to find that repair job. Last night my vehicle died twice in my driveway (with less than half a tank of gas) and I consider it unsafe to drive at this point. Anyone want to buy a used 2006 Charger (hemi)"?" it will be sitting in my driveway. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Coal City, IL, USA

problem #140

Jan 062014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
System failure when vehicle is at stand still or low speed. The vehicle will completely shut off. The vehicle immediately starts up again. Have had a authorized dealership diagnose the problem with no diagnostic.

- Panorama City , CA, USA

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