hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,907 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #17

May 152012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 54,810 miles


I was driving the car at 60mph on the expressway when the engine quit with no warning causing the car to lose all power in heavy traffic. My car was nearly hit several times by other cars as I tried to change lanes in order to reach the emergency lane on the right side of the expressway. I restarted the car with no problems. The car engine has quit for no reason several other times with no warning in the last year while driving at different speeds. The manufacturer needs issue a recall, or be liable for any lawsuits resulting from accidents caused by defective fuel systems in these vehicles.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #16

Jan 242013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
After filling tank with fuel, car stalls and dies several times due to flooding. Web search reveals this is a very common problem and only solution to fully resolve is to replace fuel tank with associated equipment. If this problem is as pervasive as it seems, then an investigation should be initiated and a recall begun. A car dying repeatedly in traffic is a very bad thing.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #15

Apr 102011


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the power steering assist failed followed by the vehicle stalling. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the fuel tank would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and they offered to cover seventy-five percent of the repair cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 102,000.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #14

Apr 032013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


For the past 3 months, 5 to 10 minutes after filling up with fuel, car stalls and dies. Spoke to the dealer mechanic and he said he had to replace the total gas tank in an 06 Charger a few days ago for the same reason. He went on to say that this is the only way to fix the problem. Cost starts at $1700 up to $2500. Why is there no recall on this... Chrysler Dodge will be paying much more when accidents and injuries start happening due to this issue. I was in the center lane of the freeway and everything locked up. It was peak traffic hours. I threw it in nutral to restart and go, I made it to the slow lane and put my hazard lights on until I could exit off the freeway. Car died 2 more times until I was off the freeway. I wil not drive on the freeway with this car until its fixed.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 042013


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 212012


  • 86,000 miles
It happen after I put gas in the car. I was driving and the car just die, I put it in park and started right away but it was driving like if it needed oxygen to breath. The next stop it die again I put it in park again and started right away and I continue to go home. It is very scary I drive the freeway a lot thank god it did not happen while I was on the freeway I would it cause a big accident. Now every time I put gas the car does the same thing I need to find an answer to the problem.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 202013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Immediately after fueling the vehicle, it stalled after start up while driving in traffic. The vehicle was not topped off, but had a full tank of fuel. This happened on two occasions to date, both occasions the vehicle died at least twice, once the vehicle died while in park and the other incidents were while the car was in gear and moving at a low speed through traffic.

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #10

Oct 192012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
This problem is related to the purge solenoid. The evaporative emissions system stores fuel vapors from the tank and then burns them in the engine, to keep the vapors from going into the atmosphere. When you fill the tank with fuel the air and vapor that the fuel displaces has to go into the evap system. There is a valve on top of the tank that allows the vapor out, but is supposed to shut off when liquid fuel hits it as the tank fills. What happens is this valve fails and it allows you to push liquid fuel into the evap system when you push too much fuel into the tank. This liquid fuel goes into the vapor canister and lines. When you start the engine a couple minutes later the purge solenoid will come on to do it's job and burn these vapors, but with this failed valve it sucks up liquid fuel instead, so the engine runs rough and can die at idle. The vehicle stalls for the next 5 miles or so whenever you take your foot off the gas, I.e. taking a turn or sitting at a traffic light. The vehicle bucks violently as well. When the engine stalls it cuts all power to the vehicle causing you to lose power steering and the ABS. Because the vehicle is vapor locked it will not restart immediately. My fear is that I am going to pull into traffic and be involved in an accident when my vehicle stalls and will not restart or I'll be injured when it happens taking a curve or turn. Chrysler customer service center says they have no service bulletins on this issue and no one else has complained about. A quick internet search (Dodge Charger stall after filling with gas) shows it is a wide spread issue not only with the Charger but the magnum and Chrysler 300 as well. Only way to fix issue is to replace the entire gas tank which is a $900 part with 2-3 hours labor.

- East Hampton, CT, USA

problem #9

Feb 132013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 86,890 miles
The car would lose all power within a 10th of mile after filling up with gasoline. The car gives no warning signals, but stalls out. This happen also when the fuel tank was a fourth of tank of gas. The car would restart, within minutes after placing it in park. ( remind you I am sitting in middle of highway with no tail lights, or flashers) this is a major concern of mine. I was lucky that I did not get rear ended when the car stalled during "rush hour" traffic. The next day, I took the car to the dealership to have the problem checked and fixed. I was informed the fuel tank canister had a valve that was operating incorrectly causing the problem. The fuel tank and canister needed to be replaced. The total cost to me was $1548. The cost was high, but the chance of getting into a wreck and causing injuries was worth the price to fix to me. I feel since has been a problem with other 2006 Chargers an investigation of the part needs to happen before someone does get killed.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #8

Jan 012011


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that when the fuel tank was filled to capacity, the vehicle stalled then the oil pressure light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the fuel tank and the fuel operational canister. However, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to stall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 109,000. The VIN was not available.

- Dothan , AL, USA

problem #7

Jul 172012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


The engine stalls after I fill the fuel tank to its full capacity. This stalling usually occurs within a block or so after leaving the gas station. I then have to sit on the side of the road, or in the middle of the road and wait a few minutes before the engine will re-start. Lately, I have not filled the gas tank to its full capacity. I feel this is a real safety issue. I understand that this is a problem with the rollover valve on the top of the fuel tank and the only way to correct this issue is to have the fuel tank replaced.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 262012


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted immediately and was taken to a mechanic where the contact was advised that the fuel tank may have been the cause of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred several times after the initial repair. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000 and the current mileage was 65,807. The VIN was not available.

- Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #5

Feb 012012


  • 100,000 miles
After fueling my 2006 Dodge Charger R/T, the car will begin to sputter and completely shut-off. This results in the loss of power steering and having to put the car into park in order to restart. It will occur multiple times, sometimes while idling, before it will begin to act normally.it has been happening for several months. At first, it was sporadic but now it is everytime I fill up the gas tank. It can be very dangerous as it can happen anytime and without warning.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #4

May 012012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated after filling the gas tank the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 118,000.

- Myrna, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 252012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 30,100 miles
My car started dying after being filled at the gas station. It was very dangerous driving and slowing down to have it die. Clearly there is a problem somewhere in the fuel system.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 252012


  • miles
I am no longer able to fill my gas tank to the full level every time. Very inconvient.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #1

May 192012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 31,260 miles
Notice fuel smell in my garage. Took to mechanic and found gas tank strap has punctured fuel tank on passenger side of vehicle. Upon inspection found that gas tank strap is missing foam insulation between tank and strap. This vehicle is not driven in winter so it is very clear that this foam was not installed at factory. I have contacted Chrysler to see if they will repair vehicle since it is out of warranty. Looking up on internet there are pages of gas fumes from Dodge Chargers. This is a safety hazard since gas fumes are highly flammable.

- Racine, WI, USA

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