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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 3 of 10)

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problem #148

May 072014


  • 120,000 miles


I have a 2006 Dodge charge rt with 130000 miles. The problem is that it stalls when driving with no warning, loosing al power including power steering. This is getting very dangerous for my family.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #147

Nov 012006


  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. After refueling the vehicle and driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 300.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #146

Oct 142014


  • 90,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Dodge Charger, at interstate speeds, while operating with cruise control, a single alarm sounded, the vehicle lost power and completely shut down, only to restart seconds later and accelerate again. Since that incident, the vehicle has stalled on multiple occasions, while driving at nearly any speed, accelerating, stopped at lights, every scenario imaginable. On two separate occasions while pulling out of a parking lot, making a left hand turn, the vehicle has completely stalled leaving me sitting in the oncoming lane of traffic, once nearly being hit in the driver side door. If I had to describe one situation that seems to take precedence, it would be mostly when accelerating. The problem occurs randomly, and at times will not stall at all for several days, then stall 10 times in one day. It has nothing to do with the fuel level, full tank full, half, or empty, right after fill-ups, or before. It is a random problem that can and will occur anytime, under any circumstance. This is certainly a safety issue, and will ultimately result in someone's injury. In reading multiple post on the internet (hundreds/thousands) it is obviously a common problem, but there does not really ever seem to be a definitive answer to correct.

- Ellenboro, NC, USA

problem #145

Jan 012014


  • 63,000 miles


When fueling the vehicle the gas pump clicks off as if its full and I have to squeeze the pump handle again it puts out about 1/2 gallon at a time, I spend almost 30 minutes to fill my tank, when I called the dealer they knew exactly what I was talking about, and told me to be careful cause it can spit the gas back at you. I have a 2006 Dodge Charger SXT with 78,000 miles. This should be a recall cause, cause a lot of people was having this problem. Its caused by the fuel filler neck as per dealer

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #144

Jun 162015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 71,069 miles
The vehicle continues to die randomly. This time, the vehicle died while attempting to accelerate onto the interstate (from the ramp). This time we took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and said nothing about the possibility that it could be related to the fuel tank valve. The independent mechanic believes it is the fuel tank valve and recommended we contact Dodge because the car should be included in the tsb and the tank be replaced...updated 08/25/15 the consumer stated the failure occurred after each fill up of the gas tank. Updated 11/30/2015

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #143

Jun 182015


  • 100,000 miles
My 2006 Charger rt begins to stall out every time after filling up the tank. In fact, anything past 2/3 of a tank will cause this issue. The stall generally happens while at a stop sign or light, when the rpms are low. The only way to continue is to turn the car completely off and restart it while pumping the gas. If I am able to get to the highway and up to speed before stalling out the engine sputters and the rpms dip a couple of times before stabilizing. This only happens ~3-10 minutes after putting gas in the tank. I drive a 2006 Dodge Charger rt. It just recently passed the 100K mileage after a ~600 mile trip home to see the family. I've had this problem occur many times over the past 1-2 years and I am becoming worried that this may be a common issue. After a bit of research, I've found that this is actually pretty common with 2006 Chargers and feel that this is an issue that Dodge aught to address. Problems with the gas tank and evap system in this vehicle appear to be a frequent occurrence and can result in very dangerous situations. This has been a minor inconvenience as of yet but I'm concerned that this could cause very serious problems in the future, if they haven't already.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #142

May 062015


  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The fuel pump was replaced, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired after the last incident. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailble. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #141

Mar 122015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,500 miles
After refueling car intermittently began stalling and ultimately died upon coming to a stop. Engine did restart but continued to stall and until destination reached approximately 6 miles. No further incidents until roughly two months later when exactly the same problem occurred under same circumstances. Had just refueled and engine stalled repeatedly at speeds of up to 60mph then died when stopped at stop sign. Engine restarted and continued to stall until residence reached.

- Soulsbyville, CA, USA

problem #140

Dec 032012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
After refueling, the vehicle stalls and runs rough. Usually requires restarting a couple of times before it eventually smoothes out. Has stalled several times while on freeway after refueling nearly causing an accident. Have been experiencing problem every time vehicle is refueled for the past 2-3 years. Problem is becoming more serious.

- Applegate, CA, USA

problem #139

Sep 102014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I filled up with gas in California when on vacation. I pulled out of the gas station and onto the freeway. About a minute after merging and getting up to speed the entire car shut off. No power, no power steering, completely died. I had to merge through two lanes of highway traffic at highway speeds to get out of the flow of traffic. Car was able to restart after putting it in park and waiting several minutes. Huge safety concern having the vehicle completely shut off on me. I have had four other instances of this happen to me. The other times I was on side streets or in the parking lot waiting for the car to die.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #138

Mar 142015


  • 64,112 miles


I had just tanked up the car with premium unleaded, pulled out and came to a stop at light. The car surged and shut off, I placed it in park restarted it. Then driving again 2mins later the car started stall I put it in (N) revved the engine. I had to stop at light and the engine again shut off, , put in (P) restarted it and before reaching home it started to stall again, but I was able to keep it running until home this trip was only 4miles.

- Bourg, LA, USA

problem #137

Oct 302014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 110,600 miles
My daughter after fueling up her 2006 Dodge Charger rt and while leaving the fueling station, the car stalled in traffic. Several attempts to start with no success. After receiving assistance moving the vehicle to a safe parking place, the car started, but ran extremely rough. After about five minutes the engine smooth out. This problem would happen only after filling up with fuel. Tried fueling up at different fueling stations, same results. The engine seems to would shut off always as you are attempting to get into traffic. Had our mechanic check the vehicle out the first time, they cleaned all to do with injectors and housing ect. Still the problem exist. Worry with this car and my daughter driving it with the potential to stall in traffic. Since the problem started, the vehicle has stalled from fueling up approximately 15 times.

- Hernando, MS, USA

problem #136

Nov 122014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 99,500 miles
Hi, I've had a number of issues with the fuel tank scenario the earlier models suffer with. When I fill the car, it stalls a number of times. I was in a situation where I was coming to a light, the RPM's started to drop and the engine started to die as I was breaking. Then the car revved back to life and this cause the RPM's to shoot up jolting the vehicle forward. Immediately after it died yet again however the issue is I lost all power, steering, brakes, everything. From the jolt forward I came dangerously close to rear ending the car in front of me with a heavy brake pedal. At this point I was jarred a bit, and needed to get the car going again. I went to start it and it did noT want to turn over for roughly 30 seconds. The light changed and there was a lineup of disgruntled drivers behind me as I made efforts to get going again. Then inevitably the vehicle died yet again in the middle of the intersection and went through the same situation. To negate this, I have made efforts to not fill the tank. Now the bigger issue I am having is that when I go to put gas in the car, it does not take. I cannot get a gallon in without the pump clicking off. It takes me quite some time, 10 minutes even to simply put $20 in the car, and I get very frustrated gas attendants here in jersey if I'm not permitted to do man the pump. You need to literally stand with it and continue to reset the pump as it slowly takes and continuously clicks off. This problem needs to be solved, it I's simply unacceptable and dangerous. I have many other instances & dates with stalling and jolting issues after fillup. Even when I leave a 1/4 of the tank empty, I still get some symptoms. Not as often, but the car still does die out. Now that it is so difficult to fill, it is inconvenient to drive. I love the car but the issues are almost not worth it, especially with how thirsty the srt is-no pun thanks

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #135

Sep 142014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
This incident started occurring in September of 2014 but I always thought it was a "hiccup" and never really paid it any mind until it starting happening much more frequently. After I fill up my gas tank (I don't over fill) my car has intermittent engine stalls causing me to lose throttle response and my power steering. Sometimes the car has enough RPM to restart the motor but most of the time I have to shift to neutral and turn the key to restart. This is happening while driving down the interstate!! scares me to death. Now I have this stalling issue every single time I fill up. When slowing down is when the incident is most prevalent but even taking turns its happened and I lose power steering. This is a safety issue.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #134

Feb 142015


  • 144,000 miles
Vehicle stalled in traffic after fueling.

- Salem, IN, USA

problem #133

Jul 132014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I first noticed an issue not long after buying the car. After every fill up (without topping off), within a few hundred feet of driving off the oil pressure light comes on and the car shuts off. It has not caused an accident yet but it is a huge annoyance and could cause future problems. I've read online that its an issue with the evap system. Its an expensive issue and is due to poor vehicle parts, not operator use and needs to be recalled and fixed.

- Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #132

May 082014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger rt. The contact received a manufacturer's recall on the fuel/propulsion system however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springfield, GA, USA

problem #131

Feb 172011

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
I filled a complaint back in 2/02/12 NHTSA id # 10446316. Look at that complaint. Dodge has a problem with there fuel tanks that allows gas into the evap system, causing raw fuel to be sucked into the motor through the evap purge solenoid after a fill up. I did receive a call from a third party on behalf of Dodge. But there solution to the problem could have ended up costing me close to a $1000 dollars. I was not willing to take a chance and be on the hook for that. I simply asked that if the gas tank was the problem what would Dodge do about it, to which I was told we cannot say. The wanted my commitment but would offer none on there end. I even talked to the local Dodge dealership and from my conversation with the service department I really felt that they had no idea how an evap system works, they only wanted to try parts on it not find the root cause, and I felt like this would have been done at my expense. Therefore we learned to live with this problem. No I see that there has been a finding where Dodge acknowledges that there is a problem with some tanks in Chargers. My complaint was specific about what was happening (fuel getting into the purge solenoid after fill ups and motor stalling because of it). I felt that I should have been contacted about this after the findings since my complaint was dead on about this issue. Not only do I feel that Dodge has dropped the ball but your organization as well.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #130

Jan 252015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 118,600 miles
After filling tank 2006 Dodge Charger rt V8 stalled multiple times. First two still sitting at pump, next at intersection while turning right and also lost power steering, next at parking space while straightening out. Serious safety hazard, especially at intersections or stalling in traffic. Found NHTSA PE13016 regarding this issue, but I see it is closed and was only issued to certain vins. All affected models should be covered for the tank replacement and associated 'float' and vapor purge valve.

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

problem #129

Jan 182015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 223,109 miles
On 4 separate occasions now within the past few months, my car will shut off on its own after I have filled it with fuel. The first 2 times the car shut off while in the fueling station parking lot. The third time occurred while I was driving on a three lane road traveling at 50mph. The last incident occurred at a major intersection causing my vehicle to block traffic. Each time was immediately after filling the car with gas. I use only premium fuel in the car and the fuel was purchased at different businesses. After allowing the car to sit for a minute or so, the car will restart and runs as normal. I have called a local Dodge dealer and was told there are no recalls and that there is no way for them to diagnose what could cause this to happen. I have been told by other Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 owners that they too have had this issue; car shutting off after fueling. My concern is that by stalling in an intersection or at high speed, eventually a wreck will occur. I am also concerned by the Dodge dealer's service department telling me there is no way to diagnose this issue.

- Post, TX, USA

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