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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,939 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #148

Jul 132014


  • 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 #147

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 #146

Feb 172011


  • 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 #145

Jan 252015


  • 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 sterering, 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 #144

Jan 182015


  • 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

problem #143

Jan 142015


  • 103,000 miles
This problem started about a year age. At first it was once ever 3 months now it happening more often. On 1/14/2014 after filling the gas tank the car stalled nearly being rear ended on the expressway. This problem getting worse and worse everytime. This problem is going to take someones life in an accident.

- San Ygnacio, TX, USA

problem #142

Apr 302014


  • miles


While stopped at a traffic light, after having just left a gas station and filling the gas tank, the vehicle stalled. This has happened numerous times now at slow speeds as well. Does not occur every time, but does occur often and always within minutes of refueling.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #141

Dec 022014


  • 83,000 miles
After fueling car starts jerking a little, then lights go dim and car shuts off. This is the second time I have noticed it and I am not topping the fuel because somesaid not to. I was also going around a roundabout and car shut off. It has happend 4 times since I fueled today.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #140

Dec 012014


  • 85,000 miles
Recently, upon filling up my vehicle (I never top off and only fill to the click) I merged on to the interstate. At approximately 70 mph I noticed my car begin to sputter and rapidly degrease in speed. I pulled off to the shoulder and my car stalled several times until I finally got it running properly. Ever since this incident my car will stall several times after every fill up, whether I put 15 gallons in or 5 gallons in. This forces me to fill up in either rural areas or late at night so that I do not put myself or others at risk. This seems to be a common problem with many Chargers, magnums, and 300cs. This problem needs to be resolved before someone gets killed.

- Nolensville, TN, USA

problem #139

Jan 082015


  • 77,195 miles
My 2006 Dodge Charger has began to stall after a gas fill-up. It is very scary because it does not matter how fast you are driving. I had it stall about 5 times after filling up today. One in which I was going 40 mph. The steering wheel locks up and it is very dangerous. I am very concerned for the safety if myself and family.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #138

Jan 082015


  • 98,868 miles


I was driving right after filling up my gas tank I stop at a red light and I feel my car kick so I go the back way home as I slow down for a speed bump my car completely shuts off I've did some reading and this happens a lot with the 2006 Chargers a lot

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #137

Sep 202014


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the fuel tank was refueled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Annaplois, IN, USA

problem #136

Dec 222014


  • 77,297 miles
Engine stalls after refueling. Usually at idle but has stalled while moving rendering power steering inoperative. Common to PE 13-016 NHTSA.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #135

Dec 212014


  • 43,000 miles
Please refer to PE13-016 regarding similar complaints. After filling car with gas left gas station and car stalled in traffic. After a few minutes car started but I had to sit blocking traffic until it started again

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #134

Dec 202014


  • 43,000 miles
After filling up the gas tank vehicle was running, sitting in traffic. Engine stalled. Vehicle took a few minutes to restart as it sat in rush hour traffic. Research indicates this dangerous problem is common on this vehicle.

- Northridge , CA, USA

problem #133

Dec 312012


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #132

Dec 102014


  • 64,000 miles
Car stalls after filling gas tank, at speed or idling. No codes or other indications.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #131

Dec 182013


  • 76,000 miles
Typical problem related by many after refueling the engine dies and thus, for over a year now, I never fill to more than 16 gallons. But, if one turns left with fuel level around 16 gallons, the engine quickly dies leaving the vehicle vulnerable in the middle of a busy intersection without steering or brakes. Left hand turns now have to be made at a very slow speed after refueling which can also create a dangerous situation. This is clearly a recall issue and Chrysler needs to own up to this sorry issue with a prestigious automobile.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #130

Dec 112014


  • 48,500 miles
After filling up at gas station, car stalls in traffic when fuel is sucked into vapor recovery system. Dealer says fuel tank replacement is not covered by any recalls.

- San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

problem #129

Sep 152014


  • 96,000 miles
PE13-016. Car stalls repeatedly after refueling.

- Millbury, OH, USA

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