pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,100 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (9 reports)
  2. replace fuel tank (2 reports)
2006 Dodge Charger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments

problem #11

Jan 132017

Charger Daytona Hemi 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles


I own a 2006 Dodge Charger Hemi. This past weekend, my car completely shut off while I was driving it. It happened right after refueling the vehicle. Luckily I was able to make it to a safe location. I've seen where this is a reoccurring issue on the 06 Chargers / Chryslers, will the dealership cover this issue ??

- Michael P., Vallejo, CA, US

problem #10

Feb 182016

Charger RT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,764 miles

One day out of the blue at 83,764 miles my car decided to die in the middle of driving! The oil pressure light came on and instantly the car died and the steering went out! I could of been in a serious accident! I had it towed and they say there are no codes! They said the oil is fine, they drove it and turned it on and off and everything is fine. Well it was for a while..for 6 months it ran fine. Then out of the blue driving it died while at a stop sign, oil pressure light when on car dead. Then it restarted got down a block, it died again and I had it towed. Same thing no codes. 2 months later again, right after I got gas, and it restarted. Now today 10/28 the times are getting closer now 6 m. 2 m. and now 2 weeks apart! I was hesitant to get gas and boom didn't even make it around the gas station! Had to sit there for a while and restarted and I drove off to just have it turn off again in the mist of driving this is scary business and drive with my hazard lights on the whole way home. But I made it and Its going in again with no codes oh noooo! Because once again with out the car telling them they know nothing! I've had sh*tty cars with more miles than this and never had something like this happen! WTH

- Jami D., Madison, WI, US

problem #9

Jan 232014

Charger RT 5.7L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

After filling up the car all the way the car will stall out and/ or run very rough. The only way I have found to lessen the problem is to not fill it up all the way and when it starts sputtering just to hit the gas and not let off until the engine stops sputtering.

- Adam W., Piqua, OH, US

problem #8

Jun 262015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


After fueling the car and topping it off, the car stalled in mid traffic, and the power steering went completely out. Making it difficult to control the car unexpectedly. I was mid turn and ended up hitting a light pole. Apparently there is an issue with the fuel tank; when you fill the gas tank completely, a gas shutoff valve can get stuck. Very dangeous, and happened numerous times in mid traffic.

- damnitgigi, Martinez, CA, US

problem #7

Jun 022014

Charger 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

I have a 2006 Dodge Charger with a 5.7 engine. About a month ago the car started stalling and would jerk. I had the fuel tank and fuel pump replaces for free under the NHTSA requirements. But that still did not solve the problem. I have noticed after filling up with gas it would stall but I have replaced the gas tank and the same problem is occurring. Somebody please help.

- Jennifer J., Mabelvale, AR, US

problem #6

Jun 012014

Charger RT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

This car is really dangerous. Almost been hit numerous times after filling the gas tank.!! Upon filling the tank, this car will die about 10 times. It locks up and you have no control over it. You basically have to pull off the road and restart the car, again and again. Lord forbid this happened on a busy freeway! I don't fill it up anymore and thought it had stopped stalling (still runs rough tho). But the other day without having a full tank. The car lost power and turned off for a second while passing another vehicle on a 2 lane road!! Thought I was a gonna die!! If dodge doesn't recall these cars soon , someone is gonna die!! I have a 4 year old and this car is not safe for him to be in!

- Jennifer M., Central City, KY, US

problem #5

Dec 172013

Charger Daytona 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,580 miles


The car will die several times anytime I fill it completely up. I have taken it to my mechanic several times but we could never find the problem. My fix was to just not fill it up all the way. Very scary when you are driving and it just dies.

- Donny H., Waco, TX, US

problem #4

Aug 012013

Charger RT Hemi V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

So almost every time I fill up my tank the car will stall as soon as I leave the gas station. As long as my foot is on the gas it will keep going, but as soon as I hit a red light or stop gassing it, it will sputter and die completely. When I start the car I have to give it gas to get it going. A few times it has died on the road while the car is still in motion ( my foot off the gas). and ill till you what it kinda scary do to the fact that you loose power steering and cant pull off the road. this has happened 3 times. I have a long commute on the highway so if I happen to need to fill up before I get on it can be really scary to think that I might get rear ended. I've taken the car to the mechanic and since no codes have ever come up after it occurs and it only happens after gas fill up, he was unable to find a problem

- Ernie T., Sunnyvale, CA, US

problem #3

Feb 072014

Charger RT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

After fueling up my Charger it will stall in the middle of traffic. NOTE: This is not because of over filling the tank. You can fill it 3/4 to 7/8 or higher and still get the stall at times.

U.S. Department of Transportation investigation number is PE 13-016. It appears that over time the valves on 2006 Chargers, Magnums, and Chrysler 300s will "stick" and allow raw fuel into the purge line after refuel. Investigation is ongoing and a warranty extension is planned for "lifetime" for the fuel tanks. At current Date Chrysler is making people replace at their own costs.

Dealership is NO help.

Update from Mar 25, 2014: Chrysler is still refusing to cover a lot of the VINs on the 2006 Chargers that are having the stalling issue after refueling.

- Charles D., Houston, TX, US

problem #2

Jan 102014

Charger R/T Daytona 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,075 miles

Put in $10 worth of gas, no problems. Ha, what are you going to do on a road trip and not around town? Gas up at every rest area, you'll never get there in your Hemi!

- Bill S., Pembroke, MA, US

problem #1

Dec 222013

Charger R/T Daytona 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,190 miles

Can't fill up car without stalling and running rough. Took to dealer on 12/26/13, tag#T2838, no codes, no problem. Sent packing, couldn't replicate the issue. IT is an issue.

- Bill S., Pembroke, MA, US

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