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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,235 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2008 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #19

Jun 032013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 76,208 miles


Beginning with the first time I filled the tank, when the fuel fuller nozzle is set to auto fill, when the filler clicks off, fuel gushes back out of the tank and down the side of the car and all over the ground. I was standing too close and my pants leg got soaked to the point that my skin burned from the presence of gasoline. [I'm glad that I quit smoking in 1984 now for an additional reason.] the next time I filled the tank, I watched the volume delivered and stopped the flow about two gallons before full and gently pumped the last amount in. When it was full, it burped out about a pint and a half anyway. This is a real safety hazard. I can't believe they recalled the 2005 for this issue and didn't fix the real problem! this problem needs to be addressed before someone bets burned.

- Maiden, NC, USA

problem #18

Nov 302011

Durango 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Filling gas tank at fuel pump; set the auto-fil on pump; handle clicked (as normal when a tank is full) as I reached to grab the handle to put away - right before I touch the handle gas is regurgitated and spewed all over me and the side O F the vehicle. I reported the issue to the gas station clerk as a faulty pump and he put an out of order sign on it. Then less than a week later it does the same thing and conviently I see another Dodge Durango of similar body style and the owner smirks, "your's hates gas too!" leading me to believe it is a defect. We started chatting and he showed me a youtube video of another Durango doing the same thing and said hope you have an extended warranty. Took the vehicle to earnhardt Dodge where the vehicle was purchased with a lifetime-warranty and they fixed January 10th 2012 for the deductible price of $100. However, further investigation on my part reveals that some (not all were included, but yet some not included suffer the same symptom) 2005 Dodge Durango were recalled for a faulty gas tank chek-valve that resulted in the exact same parts being replaced: The tank and inlet assembly. Since these are the same parts that were replaced because of the my fuel leak issue - I can only believe that the recall should be extended to cover all similar body style Durango's as it is obviously not a problem exclusive to the 2005 Dodge Durango which shares a body style 2004/5-2009.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #17

Nov 302011


  • 70,000 miles
While filling gas tank the auto stop on the pump will kick off. After a few seconds fuel will begin to flow out of the tank. Tried to stop the pump on my own and still continues to do it. Sounds like the same recall they had on the 2005 Durangos.

- Evanston, WY, USA

problem #16

Oct 292011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


The gas tank began burping upon filling. Once the auto cutoff clicks off, about 5-10 seconds later the tank burps a large puddle onto the ground that is well larger than my foot. Apparently this is an ongoing issue that starts with a recall in 2005. I found this while researching how to repair the issue. The issues have transferred into 2007 Durangos and now to my 2008. Did Dodge fail to accurately address the 2005 recall? this is unacceptable to have repeat failures in a design. This is also an environmental concern that I am inclined to report to the epa. Maybe they will get Dodge to take action. I have written this based on research without contacting Dodge because apparently they did not do anything to help countless other people. My Durango had 51,000 when it started failing.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jun 012011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spewed out of the filler neck valve. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000....update 01/20/12

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #14

Nov 292011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 32,886 miles
I filled up gas tank on 2008 Dodge Durango using the auto lock on gas pump handle. When tank was filled and handle clicked gas began to spew out of the filler tube before I could remove gas pump handle. Total spillage was less than half a gal.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #13

Nov 132011

Durango 6-cyl

  • 33,900 miles


Upon filling fuel tank nozzle kicked off like normal but gas spewed out of the neck of the gas tank.

- Lexington , NC, USA

problem #12

Mar 122011


  • 21,000 miles
I have a 2008 Dodge Durango with 28,000 miles on it. Just recently when I fill the gas tank up and the gas handle clicks off meaning the tank is full, upon removing the handle gas erupts from the tank and pours all down the side of my Durango. Nothing has been done yet, but I know there are many other Durango owners out there that have this problem. This is a great danger and a recall with a fix should be issued.

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #11

Apr 102011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Fuel squirts out of filler neck every time the tank is filled, doesn't matter if it is filled fast or slow.

- Prescott, MI, USA

problem #10

Apr 092011


  • 57,000 miles
Fuel spray from filler neck when tank reaches full. The shut off in the filler neck/gas tank fails causing fuel to spray from the filler neck towards the person filling and on the side of the vehicle, approx. A pint or so worth of gas.

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #9

Apr 072011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


When refueling, after pump shuts off, a large volume of fuel will spray out of the filler neck. This fuel flows down the side of the vehicle, sprays on the person standing near the pump and puddles on the ground. After driving off, the odor of the fuel is very strong in the vehicle. This has happened many times in the last 5 months, and now occurs every time the tank is filled.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #8

Feb 042011


  • 45,000 miles
Approximately a pint of gasoline spills/shoots from the gas tank filler neck onto the vehicle and the ground when the tank is full during refueling. It appears that the tank vent mechanism has stopped working correctly allowing fuel to shoot out. This is a safety, fire, and environmental hazard.

- Hampton Bays, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 012010


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that gasoline would spray out of the fuel filler neck while the contact was refueling the vehicle. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told to replace the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 26,000 and the current mileage was 40,122.

- Dudley, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 082010


  • 52,031 miles
During the fuel filling of my Durango, once the pump clicks off after the tank is full gas will then back flush out of the fill neck on the person filling the vehicle as well as on the ground causing a immediate fire hazard.

- Elk River , MN, USA

problem #5

Jan 072011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
2008 Dodge Durango 4X4 slt w/5.7 engine... gas blowback issue while filling the fuel tank.. apparently this problem is check-valve related and can only be repaired by changing the tank. I also own a 2005 Durango slt 5.7 and it had the same problem. The dealer finally honored the recall and fixed the problem. I am shocked to see the 2008 model still has this same dangerous issue. While Dodge and the world know about this problem, they are ignoring the same problem with recent models and have not issued recalls. The proof and history is there.. do we need families burned to death, flash fires at gas stations, eye damage from gushing gas, before a recall is deemed worthy" what are they waiting for" it is simply a continuation of a recall that has already been established with earlier model years and I am here to tell you that the problem persists.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 222010


  • 20,948 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. The contact was refueling the vehicle and when the fuel pump clicked to indicate the tank was full fuel began to spill out of the fuel tank. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the vehicle was in the process of having the fuel tank replaced. The failure mileage was 20,948 and the current mileage was 22,118.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 112010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Fuel system "spews" gasoline seconds after automatic shut off valve stops pump. Believe this to be an issue with the filler tube check valve referenced in 2005 Dodge during recall. Extremely unsafe. This has happened numerous times.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 162010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
On my 2008 Durango, the "fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve" has stopped working. This is the same problem that Dodge recalled some 2005 Durangos for in 2009 (NHTSA campaign #09V003000) at each fill-up, no matter what gas station, when the tank is filled up, and immediately after the pump automatically shuts off - a large amount (1 gal or so) of gas literally "spews" from the gas tank for the next 5 to 10 seconds. This gas will spray the person pumping the gas, as well as the vehicle and surrounding area. This is a significant safety hazard, from multiple perspectives. Dodge has claimed that the 2008 models are not covered under the same recall, but the same exact problem is present. Therefore a new, expanded recall should be issued.

- Celina, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 032010


  • 24,000 miles
When filling up gas tank, automatic gas shut-off fails and gas tank overflows and spills onto the side of the truck. Presents a fire safety hazard. This occurs every time I attempt to fill the truck up completely. Truck has approximately 24,000 miles.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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