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 3 of 10)

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problem #157

Oct 012015


  • miles


Car shuts off after filling tank. Happens everytime I fill up. Mechanic says it has to do with the check valve.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #156

Oct 032015


  • 90,800 miles
When vehicle is filled to a full tank of gasoline, the car then stalls during short distances. The stalling occurs randomly and in the middle of traffic, this poses a serious safety risk to myself and any occupants in my car along with other drivers around me. I have read multiple reports of this being a common problem with 2006 Dodge Charger R/T's. I am not overfilling the vehicle, but I need this problem reserved as soon as possible before I am involved in an accident that is not my fault and due to my car stalling from a full tank of gas.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #155

Sep 122015


  • 61,500 miles
After fueling, leaving station, turn corner car stalls. Starts back up drive a little bit stalls again, trying to put into gear wouldn't shift, finally got it home. Had the same problem about 2yr ago, took it in he cleaned something in the engine, bill was $400 something, now happening again

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #154

Apr 172015


  • 80,000 miles


Car stalled 100 feet from service station after fill up with premium gas. Since then the car is run with 1/4 to 3/4 tank of gas and never filled completely up. Car shuts off during acceleration from stop light numerous times. Car shuts off at various speeds and starts back running with a surge in acceleration. This happens with and without cruise control on. Going up or down hills and on level pavement. Amount of gas in tank does not make a difference. Changed to different key no keyring without change in symptoms. Mobile 1 synthetic oil changed regularly. Car is driven by older driver within speed limit. Purchased car new with no miles on it. This is a safety issue that will get someone killed. Last drive was 20 miles. Car shut down and restarted itself 5 times going down the road at 40 mph. I want to repair the car but Chrysler/Dodge will not issue a fix for this problem. First Dodge I have ever owned.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #153

May 012015


  • 101,000 miles
As I came to a complete stop, chimes when off in the car then the car just completely shut off. I restarted and car drove fine. The exact set of incidents happened several times a day over a course of a few months. I took the vehicle into a local Dodge dealer. After spending thousands of dollars getting, tcm, ECM, major tune-up, spark plug coils, sensors repaired the problem still persisted. I have had over three different repair shops attempt to diagnose this issue and no one could figure it out. I noticed that the problem occurred even more frequently after filling up at the gas station. Driving like this makes me feel very unsafe. This car has stalled numerous times in rush hour traffic and in freeway traffic. After reading several online threads it appears that other 06 Charger owners are experiencing the same issues and it tends to point to a faulty sensor in the fuel tank. I need this matter resolved. This is very unsafe.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #152

Jul 152015


  • 75,400 miles
When merging onto the freeway upon slight acceleration the engine died, in front of a semi truck! we had no power steering or brakes! this is a huge safety issue!! we were lucky to not have crashed. I then turned key to off and restarted to resolve the issue. This has happened 6 more times at lower speeds I.e. 15mph, 20, 30 mph ranges, with no check engine light!" brought it into mechanic and they couldn't find the issue, car had no codes. They suggested replacing the crank position sensor. We did that and it was fine.. for 15 miles until it died again!!! still no codes, dealer wont help, I can't drive the car as it is unsafe. I did some internet searches. Found about a known issue with the fuel evap system and the fuel tank and filler neck. These faulty parts cause the car to read false rich signals and causes the engine to run leaner. So now, lack of appropriate fuel upon acceleration causes the engine to stall and lose effected drive systems. This is ludicrous from Chrysler how many deaths has this caused!?!"

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #151

Aug 042015


  • 106,600 miles


I got my fuel tank replaced under warranty (new fuel tank & O-ring part #S: cnstx531aa and cnstx532aa) and now stalling is worse than before. Engine wants to stall anywhere from 0-30 mph now whether the tank is full, half empty or near empty. The car's stalling can be prevented by providing quick acceleration, which will temporary fix the issue, only to have it come back later. The choice between stalling at high speeds and losing power steering & other necessities, or quickly accelerating to prevent a stall, leave drivers with two unsafe, dangerous choices each. The fuel tank recall did not remedy the issue. If anything, it made it worse, more dangerous, and made a minor defect/annoyance into a serious problem that can not be "burnt off" like the excess gas in the previous fuel tank. Dealerships give us the run around. Saying they either don't have the piece, or they refuse to replace it because we already have the new, yet still faulty, fuel tank. It's becoming a serious issue with no real remedy in sight. The dealership blames Chrysler/Dodge and Chrysler/Dodge blames the dealership. The two point fingers and scapegoat each other, leaving the customer to either replace everything out-of-pocket or drive a seriously impaired and dangerous vehicle. I went in to the dealership with two minor dtc codes that I planned on repairing (they were nonimmediate and not serious) and left the dealership with 15 codes. Chrysler even gave me a "case manager" for this, but the case manager said all they can do is rely on the dealership's diagnostics... literally just a waste of time. Why even assign a case manager? I took the car in to replace the fuel tank since it was under warranty (aka free)... I'm a college student with no finances for repair. Now, I'm left with a faulty, unsafe, nearly inoperable vehicle with no other means of transportation. Someone needs to step in.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #150

Aug 032015


  • 106,500 miles
I filled my gas tank (but did not top it off with fuel) and left the gas station at the first intersection. The car stalled while braking, the car came back on, accelerated against brakes, died again and wouldn't turn over afterward. Had to turn the car all the way off and back on to restart the car, only to have it do it three more times on the way home. It feels like a serious accident waiting to happen. I read up on the issue and found that it's very common. Dodge needs to fix this problem. We paid for a vehicle to safely Transport us -- this is not safe.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #149

Jun 172015


  • 94,333 miles
When driving and trying to accelerate the engine will completely cut out not completely stall then keep going. It has stalled on occasion but most of the time does not. When shut off and restarted problem goes away then will randomly reoccur days later. Also had to have it towed home when a cheap metal part in the start mechanism broke my husband had to take the ignition switch apart to fix it when I called Chrysler they said there was a recall for this but not for my VIN number. Also had an issue where the car would not come out of park only to find out that there was a recall on this but not for my VIN number.

- Branchville, NJ, USA

problem #148

May 072014


  • 120,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge charge rt with 130000 miles. The problem is that it stalls when driving with no warning, loosing al power including power steering. This is getting very dangerous for my family.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #147

Nov 012006


  • 300 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. After refueling the vehicle and driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 300.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #146

Oct 142014


  • 90,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Dodge Charger, at interstate speeds, while operating with cruise control, a single alarm sounded, the vehicle lost power and completely shut down, only to restart seconds later and accelerate again. Since that incident, the vehicle has stalled on multiple occasions, while driving at nearly any speed, accelerating, stopped at lights, every scenario imaginable. On two separate occasions while pulling out of a parking lot, making a left hand turn, the vehicle has completely stalled leaving me sitting in the oncoming lane of traffic, once nearly being hit in the driver side door. If I had to describe one situation that seems to take precedence, it would be mostly when accelerating. The problem occurs randomly, and at times will not stall at all for several days, then stall 10 times in one day. It has nothing to do with the fuel level, full tank full, half, or empty, right after fill-ups, or before. It is a random problem that can and will occur anytime, under any circumstance. This is certainly a safety issue, and will ultimately result in someone's injury. In reading multiple post on the internet (hundreds/thousands) it is obviously a common problem, but there does not really ever seem to be a definitive answer to correct.

- Ellenboro, NC, USA

problem #145

Jan 012014


  • 63,000 miles
When fueling the vehicle the gas pump clicks off as if its full and I have to squeeze the pump handle again it puts out about 1/2 gallon at a time, I spend almost 30 minutes to fill my tank, when I called the dealer they knew exactly what I was talking about, and told me to be careful cause it can spit the gas back at you. I have a 2006 Dodge Charger SXT with 78,000 miles. This should be a recall cause, cause a lot of people was having this problem. Its caused by the fuel filler neck as per dealer

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #144

Jun 162015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 71,069 miles
The vehicle continues to die randomly. This time, the vehicle died while attempting to accelerate onto the interstate (from the ramp). This time we took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and said nothing about the possibility that it could be related to the fuel tank valve. The independent mechanic believes it is the fuel tank valve and recommended we contact Dodge because the car should be included in the tsb and the tank be replaced...updated 08/25/15 the consumer stated the failure occurred after each fill up of the gas tank. Updated 11/30/2015

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #143

Jun 182015


  • 100,000 miles
My 2006 Charger rt begins to stall out every time after filling up the tank. In fact, anything past 2/3 of a tank will cause this issue. The stall generally happens while at a stop sign or light, when the rpms are low. The only way to continue is to turn the car completely off and restart it while pumping the gas. If I am able to get to the highway and up to speed before stalling out the engine sputters and the rpms dip a couple of times before stabilizing. This only happens ~3-10 minutes after putting gas in the tank. I drive a 2006 Dodge Charger rt. It just recently passed the 100K mileage after a ~600 mile trip home to see the family. I've had this problem occur many times over the past 1-2 years and I am becoming worried that this may be a common issue. After a bit of research, I've found that this is actually pretty common with 2006 Chargers and feel that this is an issue that Dodge aught to address. Problems with the gas tank and evap system in this vehicle appear to be a frequent occurrence and can result in very dangerous situations. This has been a minor inconvenience as of yet but I'm concerned that this could cause very serious problems in the future, if they haven't already.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #142

May 062015


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The fuel pump was replaced, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired after the last incident. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailble. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #141

Mar 122015

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,500 miles
After refueling car intermittently began stalling and ultimately died upon coming to a stop. Engine did restart but continued to stall and until destination reached approximately 6 miles. No further incidents until roughly two months later when exactly the same problem occurred under same circumstances. Had just refueled and engine stalled repeatedly at speeds of up to 60mph then died when stopped at stop sign. Engine restarted and continued to stall until residence reached.

- Soulsbyville, CA, USA

problem #140

Dec 032012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
After refueling, the vehicle stalls and runs rough. Usually requires restarting a couple of times before it eventually smoothes out. Has stalled several times while on freeway after refueling nearly causing an accident. Have been experiencing problem every time vehicle is refueled for the past 2-3 years. Problem is becoming more serious.

- Applegate, CA, USA

problem #139

Sep 102014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I filled up with gas in California when on vacation. I pulled out of the gas station and onto the freeway. About a minute after merging and getting up to speed the entire car shut off. No power, no power steering, completely died. I had to merge through two lanes of highway traffic at highway speeds to get out of the flow of traffic. Car was able to restart after putting it in park and waiting several minutes. Huge safety concern having the vehicle completely shut off on me. I have had four other instances of this happen to me. The other times I was on side streets or in the parking lot waiting for the car to die.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #138

Mar 142015


  • 64,112 miles
I had just tanked up the car with premium unleaded, pulled out and came to a stop at light. The car surged and shut off, I placed it in park restarted it. Then driving again 2mins later the car started stall I put it in (N) revved the engine. I had to stop at light and the engine again shut off, , put in (P) restarted it and before reaching home it started to stall again, but I was able to keep it running until home this trip was only 4miles.

- Bourg, LA, USA

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