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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,451 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 2 of 19)

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problem #354

Jan 042012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


You can not fill the gas tank over 3/4 full as it will result in a massive fuel spillage out of the filler neck. The backwash out of the tank will cover you and the side of the car and you with fuel. It does not matter what kind of fuel station is filling it happens every time. If there was any kind of spark a large fire would occur.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #353

Oct 282011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
A month after I bought my 2006 Dodge Durango that is when it started spitting out gas. It doe it when I try to fill it up. I have had this truck for two years and nothing has fixed the problem. I am afraid to fill it up because every time I do it spits back out on me to where it get on my clothes. I have a toddler and can't risk her inhaling the fumes so I cant fill the truck up causing the truck eat the gas quicker.

- Fort Bragg , NC, USA

problem #352

May 172013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Due to the faulty fuel check valve my vehicle has a line of rust straight down from the gas cap. Dodge repaired the check valve but will not cover any body work due to the mileage/date when the recall repair was performed. With Dodge being at fault for faulty equipment they should also cover the damage caused to my vehicle from the equipment. I have contacted Dodge on multiple occasions but have been turned down for a resolution. Please help!

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #351

Jan 012012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Fuel tank overflows during fill up. Spilling tons of gas. Because of the overflow there is a lot of rust forming on body were gas tank is. I have taken it to body shop to see about getting the rust fixed but said would have to replace that whole area because rust ate through. To be honest I thought I was doing something wrong when filling up at the gas station or something was wrong with the pump for a long time until I started researching on internet. I just spoke to Dodge dealer and they told me that this is a new problem that Dodge just extended the warrenty on so we can get the fuel part fixed. My problem is that we almost have this paid for and would like to keep for a few more years, has low miles, but the rust around gas tank is bad. I think there should be some help from Dodge on getting this fixed since it was their fault.

- Milan, IL, USA

problem #350

Jun 282012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
When filling my vehicle at the gas station, the gas will overflow or spit out of the tank instead of stopping normally when the tank nears full level. This happens no matter how slowly I am refueling. There is already a recall for this exact issue on the 05 models but there still is not one for the 06 even though there are several complaints just like this. This is a very dangerous fire hazard that needs to be dealt with before something terrible happens.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #349

Jan 012009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that whenever refueling, he noticed that the fuel would spray out of the filler neck continuously. The manufacturer offered an extended warranty related to the fuel tank inlet check valve; however the parts remained unavailable for three months. The manufacturer was notified and they could not provide an expected date for the remedy parts. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000...updated 07-10-13

- Franklinton , NC, USA

problem #348

Mar 062009


  • miles


Fuel tank overflows during fill up.I just receive a recall on this issue on 2/01/2013. I bought this car new on March of 2006. I don't know when this problem starts but notice the problem and blame the gas station for their pump not working properly. This problem has caused me a lot of problem because of gasoline shooting out of a tank to spill all over me (loss of clothes, shoes and rash on my arm, hand, foot and legs).now my car where the fuel tanks is located caused the paint to rust ($600 to fix) and my bumper to discolored and because I rotate my tires most of my log nuts($200) has to be replaced.I cannot quantify how much gasoline I loss during that period.I have called them regarding compensation for this matter and was told that they will fix the problem which they did but not compensate me.

- Antioch, IL, USA

problem #347

Dec 072012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel spewed out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel tank was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 135,000 and the current mileage was 135,931. Updated 3/19/13 the consumer received a letter from the manufacturer stated the affected parts had an extended lifetime warranty. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer where the filler neck was replaced.

- Fayetteville , AR, USA

problem #346

Dec 152011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, gasoline began spewing from the filler neck and the fuel pump would not shut off. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 3/20/13 the consumer stated within two seconds of the automatic shut off of the fuel nozzle, gas spewed back out of the filler opening with the nozzle still inserted.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #345

Jun 202012


  • 75,000 miles
When trying to put fuel to fill up the car gas explodes out of tank. This happens any time when trying to put gas in the vehicle, it's probably at least a half gallon each and every time, it gets all over me the vehicle the ground. It's to the point were I can't even fill up, fuel shouldn't come out when filling a vehicle up and with the summer months upon us this is a great hazard. I would figure this is a major fire hazard and would need to be fixed, 2005 Dodge Durangos were recalled for the exact same thing, but I haven't seen anything for the 2006 Dodge Durangos.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #344

Apr 042012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 68,900 miles


On multiple occasions, at multiple different gas stations and pumps, the fuel tank overflow fails to shut off before gas spills or sprays out of the tank.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #343

May 092011


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that whenever refueling the fuel tank, gasoline poured out from the filler neck. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The current and failure mileages were 73,000.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #342

Apr 252012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
When filling up the gas tank the tank overflows spraying gas all over.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #341

Sep 212011


  • 40,000 miles
Gasoline sprays out all over ground and vehicle when filling up. After pump automatically shuts off, you can hear the gasoline suck back up and than it sprays out.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #340

Oct 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Fuel spill / spit back during refueling due to faulty inlet check valve (icv). Occurs every time when refilling tank. Gas has spilled on my clothes and caused irritation to my skin. It also spills all over ground. This is both a flammable hazard and environmental hazard. Called Dodge corporate customer care in 2012. They assigned me a case # and case manager. The case manager looked up my VIN and said the defect is not covered under any extended warranty for my specific vehicle.

- Riverton, UT, USA

problem #339

Mar 282012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Fuel shut off valve in the vehicle is malfunctioned. Bought used a few weeks ago and have filled up 3 times now, and every time, the pump is not activated to shut of and fuel flies out O the gas tank, getting all over the vehicle, the gas pump, and sometimes the person pumping the gas. Huge safety hazard!!

- Knoxville, IA, USA

problem #338

Apr 072010

Durango 6-cyl

  • miles
This problem started when the vehicle was about 3 1/2 years old. It did not do this from the beginning of ownership. When fueling the car, if you attempt to fill it up completely, there is always a back splash of fuel splashing out of the fuel tank and onto the car, pavement and of course, the person filling up the car. I am never able to completely fill up the car because of this. Also, when this happens, there is a chance of a fire occurring. Not safe at all. My research found that 2005 Dodge Durangos were recalled for this same problem (campaign id number 05V034000), yet nothing has ever been done to fix the same issue with 2006 models. Please do something about this problem!

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #337

Jan 022006

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 300 miles
When filling the fuel tank, fuel gushes out of the fill tube as the pump shuts off. This poses a serious risk of fire and explosion. It has also rusted the area below the fill tube.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #336

Feb 082012


  • miles
While fueling the car at the gas station I keep continuing to have back-flow of gas when filling up. It is happening every-time and I think this is not a safe thing to have gas coming flying back out and getting over the ground. This is a real safety hazard. I have found there is a lot of issues with the 2005 models and now the 2006's are having the same problem. The inquiry is RQ08005 and the recall is 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline storage tank assembly filler pipe and cap). We need to pressure them to fix this issue for all the Durango's.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #335

Mar 202012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
When filling fuel tank completely, fuel spits back out at the owner and down the quarter panel, every time. We purchased this vehicle used one month ago. We've tried different gas pumps at different gas stations owned by different companies. I feel this vehicle should be covered under the recall that covers earlier Durangos. I rather lick a fat clown's [xxx] than buy another Chrysler product. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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