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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 8 of 10)

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problem #48

Oct 202013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 139,500 miles


Car stalls while driving right after fuel fill up.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #47

May 082013


  • 59,045 miles
Vehicle stalled again today (October 19th, 2013) with no warning while making a left-hand turn at a major intersection. Filled up earlier today with no top off. Has happened multiple times prior since (May 2013). Dealer can not diagnose. Normally happens after fuel fill up. After complaining multiple times to the dealer, replaced all spark plugs and performed a transmission flush and re flashed the PCM at my expense, despite having warranty coverage through 2015 120K miles because they could not repeat the problem on a 5 minute test drive. The vehicle stalled again two days later. After more visits no solution has been met and this car is extremely unsafe.

- Ogdensburg, NY, USA

problem #46

Aug 082012


  • 58,000 miles
After filling up with gas was turning onto a main road when car suddenly stalled. Dodge dealer could not find problem. Happened several more time over the next couple of month after filling gas tank. Replaced fuel pumps per dealer recommendation. A couple of months later it happened again after filling tank. Did a search and found same problem with gas tank on this same model. In May 2013 replaced gas tank. On several of these instances of car stalling I was leaving gas station and turning into traffic when the vehicle stalled causing near accidents. This is going to cause a fatality if it hasn't already.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #45

Aug 152011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


After filling the fuel tank and making a left hand turn, the vehicle stumbles and shuts off. While it restarts and seems fine after re-starting, sometimes it takes as long as 5 minutes before it will restart.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #44

Dec 012012


  • 90,000 miles
My car has had multiple occurrences where I am sitting at a stoplight in traffic and the car will suddenly shut off for no reason. This usually occurs after I fill the gas tank completely full after a trip to the gas station. My car has also done this while the car is moving. This has happened up to 70 mph while trying to pass another vehicle. The car actually "coughed" then just sort of stalling, suddenly started performing normally. This vehicle has stalled so many times at stoplights in traffic that my wife is afraid to drive it anymore. My local Chrysler dealer has installed two different transmission control modules in the car in an attempt to fix the problem, but to no avail. I have noticed that since I have stopped filling the gas tank completely full that the stalling has stopped.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #43

Feb 152012


  • 80,000 miles
After refueling, the car stalled upon moderate acceleration. I thought it was a one time issue, but took it to a Dodge dealership after the third incident. They could find nothing wrong with the car. After extensive research online, I found that the problem is apparently with a purge solenoid valve that cannot be replaced without the entire gas tank being replaced, as well as the evap canister. The car has been doing this more and more frequently, almost to the point of doing it every fill up. If it doesn't stall when the engine is restarted, it does it randomly within a few minutes of driving. Either while accelerating, or cruising. This is a large safety issue, as my wife drives this car into the city of cincinnati for work, and the car has stalled after she refuels. We are not leaving the engine running during refueling, and we are not topping off the tank. I have done research online and it appears to be happening to several people. This problem has occurred sporadically on multiple occasions, and I have barely avoided crashing a few times when the car stalled while I was turning. The car is a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T with the 5.7L hemi engine.

- Sunman, IN, USA

problem #42

Jun 172013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 65,600 miles


On 5 or 6 occasions, when gas tank is full, my Charger stalls. On one occasion, it restarted easily only to stall again seconds later. Another occasion, stalled, restart, stalled, restart, stalled, restart. Another occasion, stalled and took several attempts to restart. Has stalled from sitting and idling, 10mph and 30 mph. Once it stalled as I was coming to stop at signal light and narrowly avoided rear ending car in front of me because was difficult to apply brake.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #41

Aug 152012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 89,954 miles
Nearly every time I refuel the vehicle it stalls 4-6 times in the first 5 miles. This has left me in turns without power steering, on highway on ramps without power steering or brakes, and sitting in busy intersections attempting to re-start the car. It is worse if I turn left after gassing up - car will immediately die while in the intersection. This has happened approximately 30 times in the last 10 months.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #40

Jan 212013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 9,500 miles
After filling up the fuel tank, leaving the gas station the car stalled out several times. First out of the gas station, then 2 more times while getting on the freeway. Very nerve racking. This has been a consistent situation everytime I have filled up for the last several months. I have not been able to use the vehicle to travel back and forth to work or other business needs. Not real happy right now. Have contact dealer and waiting response.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #39

Oct 102011


  • 75,000 miles
The car stalls while driving. It completely shuts off with a loss of all power. Shifting to neutral and restarting while in motion typically works to regain power. This has happened numerous times over the last several months, with no pattern as to when or why. The car has been taken to the dealer twice to no avail.

- Maylene, AL, USA

problem #38

May 152013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 99,818 miles


I purchased this 2006 Dodge Charger R/T from a dealership in woodland, ca immediately after leaving the lot I drove approx. 20 miles on my way home the car started stalling while I was driving on the freeway, I will be driving along and it will suddenly jerk and lose all power for a split second (if someone was riding my bumper it would have been an accident for sure) as it lost power the RPM gauge went all the way down and jumped back up as if the car died completely and restarted itself, it chimed even as if I had just started the car. I have researched this issue online and see its a very common problem to no avail. I took my car to the dealership in my hometown and they could not find the problem, said it was spark plugs etc I ended up spending $550 and its still stalling sometimes up to 15-20 times a day its very dangerous unfortunately the car is out of warranty and I cant afford to keep dishing money out to Dodge. I seriously believe this is a common issue with Dodge and Chrysler vehicles as I've seen online very many people having this same problem but there's no solution as far as I can find! im kinda scared to drive the car like this but its my only means of transportation so this needs to be looked into!! its dangerous!

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #37

Feb 142013


  • 76,000 miles
Was coming down a hill when my engine died and the dashboard chime started ringing, plus the oil pressure light came on. Was very lucky being able to wrestle the car, still going downhill with no power driving or power brake assist, into a 7-11 just before a major intersection (four lanes one way, six lanes crosswise). Called a tow truck. Had been sitting there for a half hour and on a lark we tried to start it up again--and it did start (immediately after incident, I could not start). But I was unsure of reliability so had it towed to shop, which could find no problem. Drove it away the next day and did research, and found multiple reports in an enthusiast forum ( saying this issue affected them after the gas tank was filled. Belief is flaw in valve leading to evap system--no one with new Chargers seems to have this problem, perhaps reside buildup over time (one forum member, after replacing tank, cut section away with valve and reported accumulated reside on valve). Only known solution said to be replacement of gas tank (because valve is buried in tank) or not filling up all the way. Since then, I have only filled gas tank to 3/4 mark most of the time. That eliminated the problem except for two more incidents when I was careless and let it fill close to totally full. *everyone* who gets new gas tank reports this problem as solved. Mileage above is approximate.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #36

Dec 212012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Stall/die/shut off after fill up under normal driving conditions while in drive and in motion. Only happens right after fill up. Once you burn some of the fuel out of the tank, it returns to normal.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #35

May 192013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,100 miles
Most times, after refueling the car will stall while driving. It does not matter if the tank is empty or half full prior to refueling. The stalling will happen within the first 10 minutes after refueling. It does not happen any other time during vehilcle operation. The car has stalled while driving on highway, at intersections and during normal operation with no warning and potentially could have been very hazardous. I am aware of the situation and now wait for at least 10 minutes after refueling before leaving the gas station.

- W Kingston, RI, USA

problem #34

Apr 032013


  • 59,500 miles
After refueling my 2006 Dodge Charger 5.7L the engine stalled as I was leaving the stations parking lot and after restarting the engine ran very rough for a short while. After about 2 miles of driving everything cleared up. Took it to a repair shop because I thought maybe I had got bad gasoline but everything checked out fine. I was told not to fill completely up and that this is a known problem that is very expensive to fix.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #33

May 072012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
After refueling, car tends to stall, or not axcelarate properly. Causing multiple problems without power..

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #32

May 012012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The cars stalls after gas fillup. The cars stalls in traffic while moving the engine simply stops. Usually restarts when tried. The car also "bucks" while running at times also after a fillup. Dodge agreed to replace my gas-tank out of warranty as a courtesy to me in 2012. I had to pay $100 of the repair. I am filing this to aid you in tracing the defective gas tanks as I have become aware that this is a large-spread problem and have first hand experience with it. My problem was solved by the new gas tank and replacement of the evaporative control system vapor tank. I have no issue at this time but I am concerned that the underlying issue has not been fixed and that this will happen again at some point.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #31

May 142013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 101,377 miles
I had just filled my car with (93 octane fuel) after putting the car back on the road, as it is my summer vehicle. I never fill past first click. I started it and it started idling rough 200-300 rpms and it quit. I started the vehicle and had to give it some gas to get it to go again which it did, chalked it up to coincidence. I pulled out of the gas station and was making a left hand turn across traffic and no sooner did I pull out than did it stall, narrowly missed being hit by a large truck, put in neutral and it restarted. However it did not run very well it was what I call bucking and surging as I drove down the road the car was almost unresponsive as far as throttle control about 15- 30 mph. As I left the city the car stalled again I rolled to the right side of the roadand popped it into neutral, it restarted and idled normal again. I was now entering the highway to go home and made it home approximately 15 miles away. The car seemed fine again. I have long had a stalling issue with the car every since I purchased in January of 2012. I have take care of this car to the utmoststandard while in my possession. This car is immaculate and is not a clunker. I have also experienced the stalling issue when making tight turns at parking lot speed mostly to the left. The issue lies in the fuel tank itself there is a valve on top that fails and lets raw gasoline into the emissions vapor system. This should not be happening! Chrysler nationwide is going through 43 of these tanks on average a week. This tells me there is a large issue. To add insult to injury the tank is not cheap or simple or easy to install with an average bill of 1200 -1800 dollars depending on how many components are damaged as a result of the raw fuel entering a closed system.there are many Chrysler tsbs concerning this condition, I believe they underestimate the severity of this condition.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #30

May 142009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer each time and the contact was informed that the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #29

Dec 172012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Not sure of exact first date or mileage this happened, but around 12/17/12 and 92,000 miles I went to gas station and filled tank, then drove approx 1.5 miles towards home, and then while going about 25 mph on slight downward slope in my neighborhood vehicle stalled out completely without any warning and oil light came on. I let car sit off for few minutes and then it restarted, then I drove less than 0.5 miles and car stalled again when backing into garage so I did not attempt to restart and pushed car into garage since never experienced this type of problem before on this vehicle, or any vehicle I have ever owned in 20 years. Then same thing happened again in Jan 2013 right after fillup, car stalled within 100 yards of pulling out of gas station in traffic, but was able to restart but ran roughly for first few minutes after restart. Then happened again a few more times between Jan - March after fillups. Then on 4/17/13 happened few minutes after fillup while on highway ramp and vehicle almost got hit by cars coming behind me with wife in car. That time vehicle would not restart after two attempts, but let sit for few minutes and then applied gas pedal and started, and ran rough again for few minutes afterwards then smoothed out. Very lucky that time my wife and I did not get rear ended by cars speeding up on ramp to get on highway since hardly any shoulder area to pull over. Since that incident I have been filling up tank using slowest pumping selection to try and avoid stallouts after fillups. Chrysler is aware of this problem based upon info I pulled off web, and only permanent recommend fix was to replace gas tank and all lines since they come as one assembly unit, but that sounds like a definite manufacturer's defect to me as opposed to a normal wear and tear issue, and should be made into a recall before someone gets seriously injured.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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