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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 9 of 14)

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problem #119

Jan 242014


  • 107,715 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 107,715.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #118

Dec 112013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 35,078 miles
Vehicle began to misfire and then stalled approximately 1/4 mile after filling fuel tank. This has happened multiple times and is occurring more frequently. This is a serious safety issue since vehicle stopped in the middle of an intersection and almost caused an accident. Was able to restart the car and continue to destination. Online forums attribute the cause to a faulty vapor purge valve/evap canister and requires fuel tank replacement.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #117

Nov 072013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Vehicle stalls and kills after refueling. It happens before even leaving the pump and/or once driving has started. It takes a few miles or some time before it's normal again. If it's sitting idle, you can hear it struggling before a burst in RPM's leading to a stall. Sometimes it starts right back up. Sometimes it doesn't for a while.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #116

Oct 162013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


Car stalls and cuts off after refueling. I always put 89 octane or higher gasoline in my vehicle. This is a severe safety issue because you can get rammed from behind when in traffic I.e. Washington, DC area the busiest streets in America. The dealer suggested the consumer spend $1800 to replace the fuel tank. Updated 02/06/14

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #115

Jan 162014


  • 58,795 miles
I had just filled my gas tank and pulled on to a busy road. As I approached the stoplight the vehicle just died. It did not start right back up, it took 3 different tries. This has now happened 4 times. All times were after I filled up at the gas station.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #114

Jan 162014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 77,986 miles
After refueling the vehicle, the vehicle stalls and will sometimes die. It will continue to stall off and on for approximately 2 miles and the engine has the tendency to completely die while slowing down for red lights or stop signs. This has only happened after refueling and happens every time.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #113

Jan 012014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 141,000 miles


After re-fueling at a local gas station I came to a stop at a traffic signal light. When the light turned green the car stalled. I placed the car in park and it restarted. This also occurred several months ago and I experienced the same scenario each time after re-fueling my vehicle.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #112

Jul 292013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 42,354 miles
Initially, after refueling my vehicle (2006 Dodge Charger R/T with 5.7L hemi) at a gas station, the engine would hesitate and stumble a mile or so later, and operate normally after a few moments. However, beginning within the last month, whenever I refuel at the gas station, the engine will hesitate and then stall.the obd does not illuminate the mil or register a dtc. The engine is then hard to restart, and once restarted and the transmission in drive, the vehicle will not begin to move immediately upon pressing on the accelerator, as if the transmission is in park or neutral. The stalling happens when pulling out of the gas station, when stopped and idling, and has happened when driving in traffic. This problem has resulted in several near collisions as the unexpected loss of power happens when pulling into traffic and while driving. This condition continues for several minutes and miles. I have gotten into the practice of refueling and driving straight home to park the car overnight, as it seems to drive better given time to sit after refueling.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #111

Jan 112014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 34,656 miles
2006 Dodge srt8 6.1 repeatedly stalls after filling with gasoline. Vehicle is difficult to start after. Car sputters at speed for first 30 miles on full tank.

- New Port Richey , FL, USA

problem #110

Oct 042013


  • 26,000 miles
1st incident: On October 4, 2013, my car stalled coming to a stop at a red light less than an 1/8th of a mile after leaving a gas station after a fill up. After 3 attempts to start engine, it started up. 1/2 a mile away, the engine dies at the next red light stop. 3-4 attempts to start car, it started. Car ran rough/sputtered on my way to my house 1.5 miles away. 2nd incident: On January 10, 2014, my car stalled coming to a stop at a red light 1 mile away from a gas station after filling up. After 4 attempts to start car, the engine fired up. Car ran rough/sputtered for next 2-3 miles.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #109

Oct 302013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


My car stalled less than 1 mile after pulling out of a gas station after filling up with gas. It took several tries to restart before successfully able to drive again. I thought bad gas. But it now happens every time after I fill my tank full of gas. My car's rpms will sputter for the first couple miles after filling up with gas. It also stalls every time driving within the first 2 miles of filling up with gas. It is very scary driving with my family in the car and fearing that my car will stall in the middle of an intersection and cause a major accident. There is no check engine light or diagnostic codes for this. Just the oil light comes on and the engine dies, power steering fails, and ABS are not working.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #108

Dec 202013


  • 82,729 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that she was driving approximately 55 mph when the check engine sensor light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer but the cause of the problem was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 82,729.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #107

Oct 032013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
On or about 03 October 2013, the engine (5.7L hemi) stalled going at 30-35 mph. The engine service light came on, but disappeared when I restarted the engine. Since that day, I have experienced multiple engine stall incidents (about 10 times) usually at a traffic stop being idle or approaching a stop, and during reverse. In November, while cruising on a highway, the engine acted as if to stall again with all the lights and chiming on the evic on and off, but did not stall probably due to the momentum or inertia. At that time, I had my entire family (size of four) with me in the vehicle and feared for their safety. I went to multiple Chrysler dealers and service centers, but could not prevent the problem from reoccuring again. It appears from my online research and reading other complaints on NHTSA website that the symptoms I am experiencing are probably consistent with the faulty sensor in the fuel tank.

- Apo, AP, USA

problem #106

Nov 042013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,557 miles
My vehicle shuts off at random times. While I am sitting at a red light it will shut off or while I am waiting for the car to warm up. When I take off the engine will shut off for a brief second. The engine starts up and the car will jerk forward. Sometimes when the vehicle shuts off it wont go back into gear and some of the gauges flash. I was left in the middle of an intersection twice when the vehicle shut off. I have taken the vehicle to transmission shops and dealerships and they can't tell me what is wrong with the vehicle.

- Wade, NC, USA

problem #105

Dec 292013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 77,750 miles
This is not the first time this has happened and this is flat out dangerous! after driving all day I was almost out of gas so I stopped at one of my regularly used gas stations. As like I always do when I get gas I got a full tank and I do not overfill, once the handle pops I'm done pumping. Vehicle started fine and I drove off the gas station with no problems. Once on the main road I approached my first turn and in mid turn going about 20mph my vehicle just stalled, no warning or nothing it just randomly stalled. Once the car rolled off the main street I put it in park and tried to start it up again. No luck, the vehicle wouldn't start. It took a few tries but managed to get it running again. To my surprise I didn't have a check engine light so I sat there for a while revving the engine and even shut it off and restarted it, everything seemed fine so I went on my way. Shortly after I drove off it happened again and this time I was just driving straight. From the gas station to my home is about 10min and in that short time frame the vehicle randomly stalled 4 times! this went on for a few days until my fuel lvl was about 3/4 full? after researching online on Dodge forums I was able to find out what may and most likely be the issue with my vehicle. Some say its a collapsed gas tank which affects a check valve in the gas tank that is for the evap system. When you have a full tank and the system opens up to release gas vapors back into the engine it's actually sending raw fuel back into the engine which in turn floods the vehicle and causes the stall. Of course this part can't be replaced or fixed since the tank and those parts are sold as one piece which is big $$$! my only fix for this until this is recalled is I don't get a full tank anymore. This is a serious and dangerous issue which should be recalled immediately before someone gets into a serious accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #104

Aug 302013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
My car from work like any normal night when all of sudden my car shut off and would not start back up. Eventually I called my insurance to have it towed home since after 11pm. The next morning I have my car towed to Dodge to be informed that engine had blown. My car gave me no indication or signs at all before this happen. The dealership informed me that the engine was blown due oil sludge. I very angry especially since Dodge only changed my oil and was not told about this earlier. My cousin has Dodge Charger as well and engine blown 8 months before mine for the same reason. When I told this to the dealership they told me I shouldn't believe everything I hear. I will never buy a car from Dodge again.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #103

Dec 152013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall after refueling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was advised that the fuel tank valve was damaged and the fuel tank would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 84,000. Updated 02/06/14

- East Hartford , CT, USA

problem #102

Nov 062013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Car stalls and dies when attempting to accelerate. Has occurred multiple times, and each incident happens right after filling the tank with gasoline.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #101

Oct 112013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
After filling up gas tank, without over filling by rounding off, the car will stall out within 1/4 mile of running. It takes time cranking engine to start, then will buck and stall occasionally until it is driven at least 2-3 miles. All power steering and brakes are lost at this time as well.

- Pembroke, NH, USA

problem #100

Dec 172013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 58,230 miles
Vehicle stalled multiple times while coming to a stop. Hard to start after stalling. Just filled the gas tank, and car stalled two or three times getting from the gas station to home. Car stalled the next morning three times, again hard to start.

- Union City, CA, USA

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