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 6 of 10)

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problem #97

Apr 092014


  • 135,000 miles


It is hard starting and will stall anywhere between 0 to 45 mph. When it starts rough it will not go forward or reverse without stalling. It seems to be worse after filling the gas tank. When the car stalls it does so with no warning and can leave you with no power steering or brakes. It did it off and on at first but now does almost every time I run it. I took it to a Dodge dealer and gave him a copy of the lifetime warranty gas tank problem and told him of the symptoms of the car. He ignored me and did 4 flashes on the car plus $110 of "cleanup" work on the car and told me it was fixed. On the way home it stalled in the middle of the highway while my wife was driving and she had no steering. The dealer paperwork said they pulled up 4 codes on the car's computer, which I got none of when I ran my code reader on it before taking it to them. One of the reported codes does not even show on the chart and another one was a "C" code for a chasse problem. Upon getting the car home, after stalling several times on the way home, I called the bank and stopped the payment for the work they say they did. I have another appointment with the dealer I bought the car from (farther away) but how do I get them to do the repair I want, not what they feel like doing? thanks.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #96

Aug 082014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 105,500 miles
After refueling vehicle, the engine would stall each time the vehicle came to a stop. This happened for several miles. After several miles of continuous driving, the problem stopped. I've read this is due to a evap problem with my year and make of car.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #95

Jul 202012


  • 93,000 miles
I have 2006 Dodge Charger with a faulty gas tank. It has been investigated and established by Chrysler that this is accurate. Unfortunately the refueling of the vehicle is not the only problem. Here is additional information. While accelerating into traffic the vehicle also shuts off. I have experience this in the past for the last three years with failed repairs. This is dangerous and happens after half throttle or better. This is apparently do to the sensor or float in the gas tank malfunctioning. According to my research on the Dodge forums, Chrysler was initially in denial and now is very slow to correct the issue. I am presently waiting for parts. The dealership informed me, they get a fuel tank in every 15 days or so for repairs involving this issue. The owners are not aware of the danger this can cause while merging into traffic. The vehicle's power and fuel just shuts off with no warning to other drivers. This resulted in a vehicle swaying around me into traffic avoiding a rear collision; because of course I had no brake lights that illuminated.

- Thorndale, PA, USA

problem #94

Jul 032014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


I have experienced a number of incidents where the vehicle while moving at a slow speed (typically in city traffic) the vehicle will jerk forward and the engine light will ding. Sometimes the car will push through and keep moving other times it will stall completely and need to be restarted. This has been incredibly dangerous as it has happened getting on highways from on ramps. Once I restart the car all seems to be fine but its completely unpredictable and very dangerous!

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #93

Jul 222014


  • 90,000 miles
After every fill up my 2006 Dodge Charger will die. It will stall. It will stop running. This will, and has happened while idling at intersections, during U-turns, left turns, right turns, at 25 mph, at freeway speeds up to 65 mph, and, or every speed in between. It occurs up to and until the engine burns off sufficient fuel so as not to effect whatever system is being effected/failing. This is potentially fatal (one example could be while making a legal left hand turn in front of on coming traffic fully expecting the car to continue running, and then immediately losing engine power, power brakes, and power steering which are all supplied only while the engine is running. This should be recalled immediately as I have read hundreds of complaints for identical issues.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #92

Jun 112014


  • 113,000 miles
I was driving out of the gas station and the car started to stall do to a problem with the gas tank. The car would shake forward and back very hard then the engine would race almost to redline then the car would stall. It did this three times but on the third time I heard what sounded like medal hitting medal. The third time I tried to start the car and heard this loud ticking sound. I cut the car off and back on and the sound was still there. I had the car towed to the dealership and they took apart my engine to find out what the issue was. I was told that I had a rod bearing issue and my engine needed to be replaced. This is going to cost me $6300. I don't believe this is fair due to the repeated engine stalling and jumping is what caused my issue in the first place. The dealership originally told me that the stalling and jumping is the cause of my issue and because there is a warranty on the gas tank they would replace any damage that it caused. After requesting the funds from Chrysler Corp. The dealership stated my issue could not be caused by the jumping and stalling. I question their honesty. I called Dodge and was told that they refuse to cover any damage to my vehicle due to the mileage and it cannot be proven what caused my issue even though they told me that the repeated jumping and stalling could cause this to happen.

- Prince George , VA, USA

problem #91

Jun 132014

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles


After fuel refill, motor will stall and die multiple times for up to the next mile of driving at any speed. This is dangerous. After online investigation I found this is a serious problem with many cars of this type. It is also, in my eyes, an extremely expensive repair as it will cost me nearly 1/4 of the price I paid for the car. Chrysler should stand behind there product, repair and replace the faulty tanks in all affected vehicles, not just the first unlucky few, who reported it first.

- Fuquay-Varina, NC, USA

problem #90

May 242014


  • 138,000 miles
I filled up with gas, pulled out of the gas station onto the expressway on ramp and the engine died. I rolled to the shoulder and after about 10 minutes it would finally start. It stalled a few more times then finally it would run long enough to get me home.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #89

May 082014


  • 75,373 miles
My car stalls out and turns off at a light or driving after filling the fuel tank.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #88

May 022014


  • 92,463 miles
I have had an issue with my car stalling and it seems there are many others with the same issue. The fact that this is not being looked at as a safety concern is beyond me. Just because you don't reach 90mph when it stalls does not mean accidents will not occur. If I am turning into a street and traffic is coming in my direction and I stall should I just "restart" my vehicle in hopes that someone doesn't T-bone me? sounds like a bad plot to the start of a movie. Just do the right thing here and fix this world wide issue and let us move on with our muscular cars!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #87

Jan 092012


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled continuously after the vehicle was refueled. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who has not diagnosed the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Travelers Rest, SC, USA

problem #86

Jan 062014


  • miles
Every time I fill up the gas tank the car it stalls and shuts off. This causes lost of steering and may start immediately after or take a few tries. I've had my son with me in the car when this happens and I am afraid that we might be rear ended or it may shut off and have no steering at a crucial turn or in a busy intersection. I saw that this website closed the investigation because Dodge (allegedly) was sending owners letters to fix the problem with an extended warranty starting in Jan. 2014. It is April 2014 and the problem is not listed in the Dodge website. Dealerships are not aware either. I just talked to Dodge and my car does not fall under this extended warranty. They basically told me they were not responsible if anything happens because of the problem. I hope they are not waiting on a fatality to actually do something about it. Dodge needs to be proactive and not reactive. I see complaint after complaint here about the same problem. Something needs to be done.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #85

Feb 242014

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
Filled up gas tank, and after leaving the gas station and turning on to exit ramp the car stalled out, and I lost control of the steering. After a few attempts to restart the car started, but stalled multiple times until the fuel level dropped to about 3/4 full. I experienced this same problem a few days later after filling up again. I did some research online and found numerous Charger owners experiencing the same issue. I stooped filling up and only fill to about 3/4 full and I haven't experienced the issue again. Today I came across a report on the warranty extension concerning this issue (PE13-016). I called Chrysler and was told my vehicle was not included in the warranty extension. I am highly upset and annoyed by this total lack of regard for human life!

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #84

Apr 122012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
First time it staled was when I filled tank up and got imediatly to highway car stalled as I tryed to merg to highway speed.almost got run over by a tractor trailer behind me.it took a while till I discovered that a fil up will cause Charger to stall happened many more times after I found that it was gas fil up causing the stalling that is the only problem with Charger.I can only get small amounts of gas at a time.help me... please.

- Staten Isl, NY, USA

problem #83

Apr 142014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 145,446 miles
Every time I fill up the car dies for about 5-10 miles every time I come to a stop. It looks like the roll over valve is faulty in the tank. I have heard rumors that this is an extended warranty period item. Is that correct?

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #82

Jan 142013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The first time the issue happened was right after we filled up gas, we drove onto the I-5 and proceeded up the grapevine in California, very steep grade. As we started going up the car bogged and died, which slowed our speed dramatically as well as gave me very hard steering at 65 mph. We almost got rear-ended by a larger vehicle behind us, do to our rapid de-acceleration going up hill with no brake lights. The reason for no brake lights is because I was not slowing down on my own. Than the car took about 15 cranks to start on the side of the road. Than I proceeded to merge into traffic which was a safe merge, until the car bogged a second time in the slow lane which this time I had a semi truck behind us. Another close call getting to the shoulder. We waited 5 minutes started car again and proceeded on our way with no problems. Since this first incident in Jan 2013, our car has done this about a dozen other times. There were times driving around corners when the car bogged and died which made it very difficult to steer without power steering. After many incidents were figured out this only happens directly after fill up. If the tank is filled more than 7/8 of the way the car will stall while driving. Very unsafe for my family and this problem is a huge issue with these cars, exp. Charger, magnum, 300.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #81

Jan 012013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
PE13-016 Chrysler is not meeting its obligations.

- Travelers Rest, SC, USA

problem #80

Jan 012013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Car stalls numerous times after fueling. Dodge says my VIN does not show any recalls. Refer to (PE13-016)

- Travelers Rest, SC, USA

problem #79

Feb 072014


  • 95,031 miles
PE13-016, this issue applies to my Charger R/T and anytime I fill up my gas tank the car will stall at any speed. I've had this happen at any speed from the low speeds mentioned to as high as 45 when I was accelerating and I had sloshed the gas tank. Anyway, I have talked with multiple Dodge dealerships and they have all told me that they have no idea what I'm talking about and that they have nothing in their system that would show them my car was affected. I feel that this is crazy and needs to be corrected. I have a car that will kill itself after any fillup and I can't get the manufacturer to own up to what they promised.

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #78

Feb 012013


  • 65,000 miles
After filling up gas tank completely my car will die every time, sometimes about 5 minutes after I pull out into traffic. It has been happening for over a year now. I would like to reference PE13-016, Dodge/Chrysler says I will have to 1800$ to have this fixed and that there is no extended warranty on this faulty setup.

- North Richland Hills , TX, USA

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