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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,780 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 10)

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problem #168

Jan 022016


  • 63,000 miles


Engine stalls (shuts off) after refueling. Major safety concern while in an intersection. This happens after refueling (not topping off).

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #167

Dec 302015


  • 74,000 miles
Our problem still has not been fixed. The car continues to "die in flight." I have uploaded a video to youtube. Https:// this occurred while attempting to merge onto the interstate. The rpms jump up and down. The oil light and the electronic throttle control light flash and ding. The check engine light came on. This is going to cause an accident and the dealership says there is nothing wrong with the car.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #166

Dec 222015


  • 120,000 miles
After filling up with gas, the car stalls/dies 2-4 times. Restarts right up but this is a safety issue because it has died in heavy traffic, turning onto other streets in traffic and pulling out of parking lots into traffic. Severe safety issue!

- Vilonia, AR, USA

problem #165

Dec 042015


  • 52,985 miles


I was in the middle of an intersection, turning left, and my vehicle just turns off. Very unsafe for a car to turn off in the middle of driving. Luckily this didn't cause an accident. 2 other instances, I was turning out onto a busy street, pulling out of the gas station after filling up. It makes me nervous to put gas in the car and wondering when the car will die out. The shutting down of the vehicle happens after everytime I put gas into it. Its not an issue of overfilling the tank because I, ve been filling up a vehicle gas tank for over 20 years and have never had an issue. Even if I don't fill it up completely, this occurs. I have heard from many other people having the same issue with the same year Chargers. Others who have had this same issue have said its the vapor purge valve on top of the gas tank.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #164

Nov 152015


  • 93,750 miles
After fiilling the gas tank of the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T the Charger has stalled numerous times after leaving the gas station. The Charger would restart. This is a vehicle safety issue. The 2006 Dodge Charger R/T has also stalled out on highway on ramps a couple of times. The Charger would restart but the cars behind were not very happy. This is also traffic safety problem.

- Groton, MA, USA

problem #163

Jun 162014


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #162

Nov 222015


  • 90,200 miles


Vehicle stalls for no reason while in motion on the highway. This appears to happen every time after topping vehicle up with fuel.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #161

Aug 012015


  • 255,000 miles
After fueling the car, it stalls out when I leave the gas station. It has stalled while stopped at a light, during a turn through an intersection and while driving down the highway at speed. After stalling, it starts back up and either stalls again or starts to do a hard stutter/bucking.

- Zimmerman, MN, USA

problem #160

Oct 072015


  • 73,099 miles
I have complained on this vehicle multiple times now. It continues to have a randomly stalling engine while driving. The dealership claims it is not the gas tank. It has finally started causing the check engine light to come on (yay! it might actually get fixed). Just kidding! the dealership states that the codes that show up are general PCM codes that mean nothing. From online research, it appears it may be an electrical issue with the PCM, ECM, or numerous other parts. Either way, most of us go without cars for weeks while mechanics cannot find the actual cause thus cannot fix a dangerous vehicle. Most of us don't want to drive vehicles that stall while going 40 mph.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #159

Oct 292015


  • 84,000 miles
After filling my gas tank my car stalled on the freeway. The next time I filled my tank my car stalled twice while driving on side streets. I have been told it is the vapor purge valve. I can only fill my tank partially or I stall. This is very dangerous.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #158

Sep 202015


  • 105,000 miles


At 105000 miles I noticed this for the first time in September 2015 after filling it the car repeatedly stalled while in traffic, at a stop light and while going around a turn at slow speeds. Once the tank was around 3/4 full I noticed it stopping. It restarted, but caused me to stop in traffic and wait a second to put in N or P to restart and then back into gear. This is a real safety hazard and surprised it hasn't elevated to a recall. I thought it was bad fuel - the first time this happened, 2 fill ups later it still occurred leaving no check engine light for me to trouble shoot. That lead me to the internet and I found investigation PE 13-016 which sounds exactly what my issue is. I called the dealer to set up an appointment to get the recalled airbag fixed. I asked them to remedy this concurrently but they acted real stupid on the phone - I wanted to make sure the parts were on hand to fix it at this time. I hope they honor the extended warranty as I am the only owner and don't remember getting the letter sent to me on this matter. I am curious from this repair what they will not cover and if they will overcharge for other items that "they find". I am not exactly sure what they are covering under this extended warranty?

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #157

Oct 012015


  • miles
Car shuts off after filling tank. Happens everytime I fill up. Mechanic says it has to do with the check valve.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #156

Oct 032015


  • 90,800 miles
When vehicle is filled to a full tank of gasoline, the car then stalls during short distances. The stalling occurs randomly and in the middle of traffic, this poses a serious safety risk to myself and any occupants in my car along with other drivers around me. I have read multiple reports of this being a common problem with 2006 Dodge Charger R/T's. I am not overfilling the vehicle, but I need this problem reserved as soon as possible before I am involved in an accident that is not my fault and due to my car stalling from a full tank of gas.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #155

Sep 122015


  • 61,500 miles
After fueling, leaving station, turn corner car stalls. Starts back up drive a little bit stalls again, trying to put into gear wouldn't shift, finally got it home. Had the same problem about 2yr ago, took it in he cleaned something in the engine, bill was $400 something, now happening again

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #154

Apr 172015


  • 80,000 miles
Car stalled 100 feet from service station after fill up with premium gas. Since then the car is run with 1/4 to 3/4 tank of gas and never filled completely up. Car shuts off during acceleration from stop light numerous times. Car shuts off at various speeds and starts back running with a surge in acceleration. This happens with and without cruise control on. Going up or down hills and on level pavement. Amount of gas in tank does not make a difference. Changed to different key no keyring without change in symptoms. Mobile 1 synthetic oil changed regularly. Car is driven by older driver within speed limit. Purchased car new with no miles on it. This is a safety issue that will get someone killed. Last drive was 20 miles. Car shut down and restarted itself 5 times going down the road at 40 mph. I want to repair the car but Chrysler/Dodge will not issue a fix for this problem. First Dodge I have ever owned.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #153

May 012015


  • 101,000 miles
As I came to a complete stop, chimes when off in the car then the car just completely shut off. I restarted and car drove fine. The exact set of incidents happened several times a day over a course of a few months. I took the vehicle into a local Dodge dealer. After spending thousands of dollars getting, tcm, ECM, major tune-up, spark plug coils, sensors repaired the problem still persisted. I have had over three different repair shops attempt to diagnose this issue and no one could figure it out. I noticed that the problem occurred even more frequently after filling up at the gas station. Driving like this makes me feel very unsafe. This car has stalled numerous times in rush hour traffic and in freeway traffic. After reading several online threads it appears that other 06 Charger owners are experiencing the same issues and it tends to point to a faulty sensor in the fuel tank. I need this matter resolved. This is very unsafe.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #152

Jul 152015


  • 75,400 miles
When merging onto the freeway upon slight acceleration the engine died, in front of a semi truck! we had no power steering or brakes! this is a huge safety issue!! we were lucky to not have crashed. I then turned key to off and restarted to resolve the issue. This has happened 6 more times at lower speeds I.e. 15mph, 20, 30 mph ranges, with no check engine light!" brought it into mechanic and they couldn't find the issue, car had no codes. They suggested replacing the crank position sensor. We did that and it was fine.. for 15 miles until it died again!!! still no codes, dealer wont help, I can't drive the car as it is unsafe. I did some internet searches. Found about a known issue with the fuel evap system and the fuel tank and filler neck. These faulty parts cause the car to read false rich signals and causes the engine to run leaner. So now, lack of appropriate fuel upon acceleration causes the engine to stall and lose effected drive systems. This is ludicrous from Chrysler how many deaths has this caused!?!"

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #151

Aug 042015


  • 106,600 miles
I got my fuel tank replaced under warranty (new fuel tank & O-ring part #S: cnstx531aa and cnstx532aa) and now stalling is worse than before. Engine wants to stall anywhere from 0-30 mph now whether the tank is full, half empty or near empty. The car's stalling can be prevented by providing quick acceleration, which will temporary fix the issue, only to have it come back later. The choice between stalling at high speeds and losing power steering & other necessities, or quickly accelerating to prevent a stall, leave drivers with two unsafe, dangerous choices each. The fuel tank recall did not remedy the issue. If anything, it made it worse, more dangerous, and made a minor defect/annoyance into a serious problem that can not be "burnt off" like the excess gas in the previous fuel tank. Dealerships give us the run around. Saying they either don't have the piece, or they refuse to replace it because we already have the new, yet still faulty, fuel tank. It's becoming a serious issue with no real remedy in sight. The dealership blames Chrysler/Dodge and Chrysler/Dodge blames the dealership. The two point fingers and scapegoat each other, leaving the customer to either replace everything out-of-pocket or drive a seriously impaired and dangerous vehicle. I went in to the dealership with two minor dtc codes that I planned on repairing (they were nonimmediate and not serious) and left the dealership with 15 codes. Chrysler even gave me a "case manager" for this, but the case manager said all they can do is rely on the dealership's diagnostics... literally just a waste of time. Why even assign a case manager? I took the car in to replace the fuel tank since it was under warranty (aka free)... I'm a college student with no finances for repair. Now, I'm left with a faulty, unsafe, nearly inoperable vehicle with no other means of transportation. Someone needs to step in.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #150

Aug 032015


  • 106,500 miles
I filled my gas tank (but did not top it off with fuel) and left the gas station at the first intersection. The car stalled while braking, the car came back on, accelerated against brakes, died again and wouldn't turn over afterward. Had to turn the car all the way off and back on to restart the car, only to have it do it three more times on the way home. It feels like a serious accident waiting to happen. I read up on the issue and found that it's very common. Dodge needs to fix this problem. We paid for a vehicle to safely Transport us -- this is not safe.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #149

Jun 172015


  • 94,333 miles
When driving and trying to accelerate the engine will completely cut out not completely stall then keep going. It has stalled on occasion but most of the time does not. When shut off and restarted problem goes away then will randomly reoccur days later. Also had to have it towed home when a cheap metal part in the start mechanism broke my husband had to take the ignition switch apart to fix it when I called Chrysler they said there was a recall for this but not for my VIN number. Also had an issue where the car would not come out of park only to find out that there was a recall on this but not for my VIN number.

- Branchville, NJ, USA

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