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 9 of 10)

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problem #37

Feb 142013


  • 76,000 miles


Was coming down a hill when my engine died and the dashboard chime started ringing, plus the oil pressure light came on. Was very lucky being able to wrestle the car, still going downhill with no power driving or power brake assist, into a 7-11 just before a major intersection (four lanes one way, six lanes crosswise). Called a tow truck. Had been sitting there for a half hour and on a lark we tried to start it up again--and it did start (immediately after incident, I could not start). But I was unsure of reliability so had it towed to shop, which could find no problem. Drove it away the next day and did research, and found multiple reports in an enthusiast forum (chargerforums.com) saying this issue affected them after the gas tank was filled. Belief is flaw in valve leading to evap system--no one with new Chargers seems to have this problem, perhaps reside buildup over time (one forum member, after replacing tank, cut section away with valve and reported accumulated reside on valve). Only known solution said to be replacement of gas tank (because valve is buried in tank) or not filling up all the way. Since then, I have only filled gas tank to 3/4 mark most of the time. That eliminated the problem except for two more incidents when I was careless and let it fill close to totally full. *everyone* who gets new gas tank reports this problem as solved. Mileage above is approximate.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #36

Dec 212012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Stall/die/shut off after fill up under normal driving conditions while in drive and in motion. Only happens right after fill up. Once you burn some of the fuel out of the tank, it returns to normal.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #35

May 192013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,100 miles
Most times, after refueling the car will stall while driving. It does not matter if the tank is empty or half full prior to refueling. The stalling will happen within the first 10 minutes after refueling. It does not happen any other time during vehilcle operation. The car has stalled while driving on highway, at intersections and during normal operation with no warning and potentially could have been very hazardous. I am aware of the situation and now wait for at least 10 minutes after refueling before leaving the gas station.

- W Kingston, RI, USA

problem #34

Apr 032013


  • 59,500 miles


After refueling my 2006 Dodge Charger 5.7L the engine stalled as I was leaving the stations parking lot and after restarting the engine ran very rough for a short while. After about 2 miles of driving everything cleared up. Took it to a repair shop because I thought maybe I had got bad gasoline but everything checked out fine. I was told not to fill completely up and that this is a known problem that is very expensive to fix.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #33

May 072012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
After refueling, car tends to stall, or not axcelarate properly. Causing multiple problems without power..

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #32

May 012012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The cars stalls after gas fillup. The cars stalls in traffic while moving the engine simply stops. Usually restarts when tried. The car also "bucks" while running at times also after a fillup. Dodge agreed to replace my gas-tank out of warranty as a courtesy to me in 2012. I had to pay $100 of the repair. I am filing this to aid you in tracing the defective gas tanks as I have become aware that this is a large-spread problem and have first hand experience with it. My problem was solved by the new gas tank and replacement of the evaporative control system vapor tank. I have no issue at this time but I am concerned that the underlying issue has not been fixed and that this will happen again at some point.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #31

May 142013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 101,377 miles


I had just filled my car with (93 octane fuel) after putting the car back on the road, as it is my summer vehicle. I never fill past first click. I started it and it started idling rough 200-300 rpms and it quit. I started the vehicle and had to give it some gas to get it to go again which it did, chalked it up to coincidence. I pulled out of the gas station and was making a left hand turn across traffic and no sooner did I pull out than did it stall, narrowly missed being hit by a large truck, put in neutral and it restarted. However it did not run very well it was what I call bucking and surging as I drove down the road the car was almost unresponsive as far as throttle control about 15- 30 mph. As I left the city the car stalled again I rolled to the right side of the roadand popped it into neutral, it restarted and idled normal again. I was now entering the highway to go home and made it home approximately 15 miles away. The car seemed fine again. I have long had a stalling issue with the car every since I purchased in January of 2012. I have take care of this car to the utmoststandard while in my possession. This car is immaculate and is not a clunker. I have also experienced the stalling issue when making tight turns at parking lot speed mostly to the left. The issue lies in the fuel tank itself there is a valve on top that fails and lets raw gasoline into the emissions vapor system. This should not be happening! Chrysler nationwide is going through 43 of these tanks on average a week. This tells me there is a large issue. To add insult to injury the tank is not cheap or simple or easy to install with an average bill of 1200 -1800 dollars depending on how many components are damaged as a result of the raw fuel entering a closed system.there are many Chrysler tsbs concerning this condition, I believe they underestimate the severity of this condition.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #30

May 142009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer each time and the contact was informed that the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #29

Dec 172012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Not sure of exact first date or mileage this happened, but around 12/17/12 and 92,000 miles I went to gas station and filled tank, then drove approx 1.5 miles towards home, and then while going about 25 mph on slight downward slope in my neighborhood vehicle stalled out completely without any warning and oil light came on. I let car sit off for few minutes and then it restarted, then I drove less than 0.5 miles and car stalled again when backing into garage so I did not attempt to restart and pushed car into garage since never experienced this type of problem before on this vehicle, or any vehicle I have ever owned in 20 years. Then same thing happened again in Jan 2013 right after fillup, car stalled within 100 yards of pulling out of gas station in traffic, but was able to restart but ran roughly for first few minutes after restart. Then happened again a few more times between Jan - March after fillups. Then on 4/17/13 happened few minutes after fillup while on highway ramp and vehicle almost got hit by cars coming behind me with wife in car. That time vehicle would not restart after two attempts, but let sit for few minutes and then applied gas pedal and started, and ran rough again for few minutes afterwards then smoothed out. Very lucky that time my wife and I did not get rear ended by cars speeding up on ramp to get on highway since hardly any shoulder area to pull over. Since that incident I have been filling up tank using slowest pumping selection to try and avoid stallouts after fillups. Chrysler is aware of this problem based upon info I pulled off web, and only permanent recommend fix was to replace gas tank and all lines since they come as one assembly unit, but that sounds like a definite manufacturer's defect to me as opposed to a normal wear and tear issue, and should be made into a recall before someone gets seriously injured.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #28

May 152013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 47,298 miles
After refueling my 2006 Dodge Charger, the car stalled while traveling out of the gas station and the speed was appoximately 20 mph. This has happened several times and only after the tank has been filled to capacity. From what I have read online this is a fuel overflow sensor on the top of the fuel tank that is causing this.

- Newton, NJ, USA

problem #27

Jan 132013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


I had just filled up my car with fuel and upon exiting the gas station my car stalled. I put the transmission into neutral and coasted to the side of the road. I waited several minutes and restarted the car and went on my way without further incident. I had been aware of a potential problem with my vehicle for this type of problem with information I gleaned from internet forums and this helped me to not panic when it eventually happened to me. This event happened in the evening with fairly light traffic and with the traffic light in my favor. Had the roads been busier and the traffic flowing northbound at the time I may have been broadsided by oncoming traffic. This issue has not been acknowledged or addressed by Chrysler to date as far as I know.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #26

Sep 122012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
If I fill up my car with gas, it will stall and hesitate. After driving for a few miles it will stop and not happen again until I fill it up again. If I don't fill it all the way, it wont do it. Please fix it!!!

- Hiawatha, KS, USA

problem #25

Apr 012013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Immediately after fueling, the vehicle stalled while leaving the gas station and lost all belt driven components as a result - power steering, A/C, etc. The vehicle subsequently stalled several more times while driving, and exhibited labored acceleration in between. This was the first incident and has been repeated every time it was refueled until pump shut off since, regardless of different gas stations and fuels.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #24

May 092013


  • 92,000 miles
I filled my gas tank to full and it hesitates to start and also shut off on me once.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 012009


  • 28,000 miles
After refueling the vehicle the vehicle stalled making a left hand turn across traffic. The resulting issue didn't result in an accident but it was close. After that time, the vehicle will stall after filling the passenger fuel chamber over 60 liters.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #22

May 122013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,454 miles
After filling up the gas tank the car stalled out while driving. Its been happening for a long time now. This only accrues after filling up only.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #21

Mar 162011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
Vehicle engine stalled while driving in on going traffic many times most times after refueling having a hard time to get it started again.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 042009

Charger 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
On July 4th 2009, after refueling my 2006 Dodge Charger R/T (5.7L hemi with approximately 38,000 miles), it stalled while driving at approximately 45mph. It ran/idled rough when restarted. Since the first incident, it repeats the stalling issue randomly after refueling and has continued until current day (5/14/2013). It has stalled several times in the middle of intersections, causing dangerous situations that put my life, as well as other drivers in danger, but usually stalls when stopping at stop/yield signs. After refueling, it is unsafe for me to try and merge onto the freeway unless I circle town on low speed city roads until the car stalls or I feel it will not be an issue at the time - this is a gross waste of fuel that should not be necessary but under current circumstances, it is. Through my own investigation thru on-line sources and members within my local car club, I have found the issue to likely be a faulty roll-over valve within the fuel tank, which is non-serviceable and requires replacing the entire fuel tank (about $750~900 for parts and 3~6 hours of labor).

- Belle Plaine, MN, USA

problem #19

Dec 012012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
After filling the gas tank the engine stalls and is difficult to restart. It will do this until the tank is not completely full.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #18

Oct 272012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
2006 Dodge Charger rt (5.7 hemi) stalls suddenly when driving on highway. I placed car quickly in neutral and tried restarting twice before car started again. It is very scary now to drive on the highway. This issue continues to happen frequently. I noticed that it usually happens especially after filling up gas.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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