hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,446 miles

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2006 Dodge Charger fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 3 of 11)

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problem #166

Nov 022012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,475 miles


After filling the gas tank, the car would stumble, miss and start jerking. Was making a 90 degree right hand turn and the car shut off. In the middle of the turn, I had no power steering nor brakes. Fortunately, there were no oncoming cars as I ended up on the wrong side of the street. Car restarted and ran a few feet before the stumbling, jerking and missing started to occur once again. After reading up on this problem, I had the gas tank replaced, as it (the tank) had all of the signs of a bad "roll-over" valve. This valve is molded into the gas tank and is non-replaceable. Once the tank was replaced, the problem has gone away and have not had an issue since.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #165

Mar 032014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,362 miles
After filling the gas tank up, I left the gas station and the car stalled out 7 times. This continues to happen every time I fill the tank up. The steering also goes out. The car has a hard time starting back up once it happens. It happened on the highway also.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #164

Apr 232014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 104,712 miles
Right after leaving the gas station from filling up my cars' gas tank my engine stalled when I came to a stop on a very busy intersection. I was able to start it again but it turned off on me again, repeated the process twice until the light changed and I was able to make it home. Drove around my neighborhood making multiple stops to see it if happened again in which the engine only turned off once more.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #163

Nov 172012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Upon filling the gas tank with gas, I pulled away from the gas station into traffic and the car shut off (stalled) after about a block of travel. After about 5 attempts and waiting about 10 minutes or the car started and remained started. The same issue happens every time I fill the gas tank (proper filling, not topping off). I cannot fuel up without fear of the vehicle stalling soon after.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #162

Apr 182014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
My vehicle stalled several times after filling the tank. I then took it to my dealer to have it investigated. In reviewing the NHTSA website, I found that this has been already been investigated and Chrysler agreed to extend the warranty on "certain" hemi vehicles with a 19 gallon fuel tank. Investigation PE 13-016. Upon sharing this information with my dealer (Dodge of naperville), they indicated that my 2006 Dodge Charger with a hemi and 19 gallon tank was not covered under this recall and I would need to pay $1700 to have this repaired. They said if it was recalled at a later date, I could apply for reimbursement.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #161

Mar 242014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 105,421 miles
While driving on the interstate after work my vehicle stalled out and I lost control. I had to strong arm the steering wheel to get the vehicle to veer onto the emergency shoulder lane. Vehicles behind me slammed on their brakes and honked their horns trying to avoid hitting my vehicle. Prior to the event I filled my gas tank. After giving the vehicle a few minutes I tried to turn the ignition. After several tries the vehicle started. I was unable to accelerate over 35 mph and the vehicle shook and stalled the entire ride home. That was 3 weeks ago and the issue has worsened. My vehicle is stalling in mid-sections. It's shaking and along with the fuel light the engine light continuously dings. My code reads engine misfiring and fuel valve failures. The dealership was unable to pinpoint the issue and told me to research the issue under NHTSA.org. I have almost caused several accidents and I do have a small child I must Transport in this vehicle as well. It should not take a fatality for this issue to be resolved by the parties responsible.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #160

Jun 142012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


This issue relates to PE13-016. My 2006 Dodge Charger fuel tank cannot be filled to over 3/4 capacity. When it is filled beyond this level, the engine will stall, particularly after making a LH turn. I have been enduring this problem for years and have become fairly adept at re-starting my car in heavy traffic conditions and fortunately have not been involved in any collisions as a result. I understand Chrysler negotiated a settlement with NHTSA to treat this as an extended warranty condition before a full blown recall order was issued. However, even though Chrysler acknowledges that being a 2006 Charger with a 5.7L engine matches all the criteria to be included in the extended warranty, my vehicle's VIN is not included on the list of effected vehicles and refuses to correct the problem. There is obvious culpability and Chrysler's part and they appear to be hiding behind an administrative technicality to avoid doing what they agreed to do in their settlement of PE13-016 with NHTSA.

- Sgarpsburg, GA, USA

problem #159

Jan 182014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 185,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge daytona R/T Charger. In January of this year, with ~185K thousand miles on the car, it began stalling after fueling. The car will suddenly die and causes loss of power steering and brakes, and is often difficult to restart. This is causing extremely dangerous conditions, as it occurs when pulling out into traffic and/or moving through intersections. Because the car suddenly stalls, you are left in the middle of the street and at times, fast-moving traffic and unable to start the car to move it out of the way.

- Marengo, IL, USA

problem #158

Jun 122013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
After filling with gas the engine stalled and died. It has continued to do this every time the tank is filled.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #157

Apr 132014

Charger 8-cyl

  • 60,565 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T third occurrence after filling car up it stalled and could not start on first attempt. Each time filling up I drove maybe 100 yards and the car stalls with no warning. Then getting on the highway with 200 miles to drive guessing if going to stall with a family of four in the car not good. I called the dealer they never heard of this problem and I should bring it in and it could be several different things with a diagnostic fee $145. I searched the internet and was astounded how many car owners with same problem. This is a very large safety issue and my dealer with my VIN stated there are no recalls with your problem. There should not have to be fatalities to fix the problems Dodge knows about !! they need to recall is justified. I just know the dealers won't fix it for free. Frustrated Dodge owner !!

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #156

Nov 062013


  • 81,000 miles


Vehicle stopped after filling with gas. Started up again and shut down right away. This happens frequently after filling up with gas. Could only put in one incident but this is an on going issue. It appears there is an agreement in hand for correction why isn't it published?

- Windsor, VT, USA

problem #155

Dec 162013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The problem started back in December of 2013 at 77,000 miles. When I fill up at the gas station (I never top of) the car stalls and shuts off. It happens every time I fill up. I pull out of the gas station and it shuts off in the middle of the road. Dealer can't find the problem. It's very frustrating. My main concern is safety and the repeated service visits and cost. The last time was scary because it shut off at a red light. When I started up the car again it shut off in the middle of traffic. I managed to get home but the car shut off several times during the drive.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #154

Dec 112013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 43,095 miles
Vehicle stalled in the middle of a busy street while driving during rush hour traffic. Luckily no one hit me (especially since I had my daughter in the car). I had just filled up the gas tank (did not overfill--gas is way too expensive for that). Had it towed and the dealer had to replace the fuel tank, O-ring unit, vapor canister, solenoid-proportional purge and some misc. Pins etc. Cost me $1900 out of my pocket with the dealer giving me a 10% service discount. They also informed me that with the vapor canister failing, if you were in a rollover accident the car most likely would catch fire which would definitely decrease your chances of surviving. This is a huge safety concern for anyone that is driving or riding in the vehicle even if it only shuts off. You can not brake or steer when the car shuts off so getting out of harms way is a challenge without getting hit by another vehicle. I see that there are a huge number of complaints regarding this issue and it needs to be put out as a service recall. Not an alert or bulletin but an actual recall. I guess when people start losing their lives and the lives of their loved ones that are passengers then maybe Dodge will do the right thing. I see that there is some info out there that Dodge was extending the warranty on the fuel tank/system and letters were to be sent to the car owners. I have not received anything I honestly believe that I should be reimbursed. Dodge used to have "safety first" on their website. Odd, I don't see that anymore.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #153

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 #152

Apr 102014

Charger 8-cyl

  • miles
I feel that Chrysler is not honoring the agreement of extending the warranty on the fuel tanks as stated. Its been months and Chrysler either isn't going to warranty the tanks or they are being very selective on which tanks they consider defective. My VIN is not showing being covered by this warranty even though it meets all the qualifications. This is the message I received from the local Dodge/Chrysler dealership regarding my fuel tank issue on April 10, 2014: In checking on Chrysler┐'s website, there is no listed extended coverage regarding your fuel tank pertaining to your particular vehicle at this time. Recall┐'s are VIN specific and after checking yours on Chrysler website it does not show any extended lifetime coverage regarding your vehicle in particular. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding this matter please feel free to contact Chrysler/Dodge at 1-800-423-6343. My original complaint regarding the issue with my 2006 Dodge Charger was filed: Date complaint filed: 01/07/2014 component(s): Fuel/propulsion system date of incident: 11/28/2013 NHTSA id number: 10558790.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #151

Oct 012013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
This has happened many times. After filling the vehicle with a full tank, shortly afterwards car will stall without warning. Sometimes as I exit the fuel station, other times it's 10 minutes later when I'm on the road. Several times when driving it'll buck, stall and then start back up as it's coasting. Most of the time it'll stall at a traffic light. When it stalls, it'll start back up, but there's a computer-related delay that prevents the car from going into gear for about 10-20 seconds... which seems like an eternity when you're stuck in the middle of an intersection. I've had some very close calls due to this, have learned not to trust the car, and have now learned not to fill it up fully. Note this can happen when it's anything over 3/4 full. I've had the car since new, it's well maintained, and now has 102K miles. The stalling problem is the only safely related issue that I've had.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #150

Nov 082013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Filled my tank at gas station, got back on the highway and the car stalled (at over 60mph). Car would restart w/out problem, but it happened several more times. It cleared up and I assumed it was bad gas (water, perhaps). Had company in town the next week. Same, filled tank, got on ih-35, and the car stalled on a flyover (much to the dismay of those driving behind me). I lost power steering/braking and almost ran into to wall (with 3 other people in the car). I found others who'd had similar trouble, and knew I couldn't afford the new tank. Recently, I saw that Dodge had extended the warranty on the tank; so I took it to the dealership where I get my maintenance done. They confirmed it was a fuel tank problem (the same others have had), but denied that the warranty would cover it. I called Dodge customer service, and they said the same. I know others have had this happen at low speeds, but both times it occurred going over 60mph for me, and I feel it is a safety hazard.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #149

Mar 012013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
After refueling, car stalls numerous times while driving in traffic. I only have 50,700 miles on the car. I understand the NHTSA has studied the issue, PE13-016 and required Chrysler to extend the fuel tank warranty indefinitely. I have the car at cerritos Dodge in cerritos, ca and they indicate that there is no extension and want $2200 to repair. Chrysler doesn't admit to any extension as well. Please help! thanks, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #148

Nov 152013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Engine stall after refuel. In researching this issue, NHTSA #PE13016 addresses the problem. However, I have yet to receive any documentation that allows repair of my vehicle. Dodge states my vehicle isn't covered.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #147

Jan 162013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When vehicle gets filled up with fuel, the vehicle will stall and also quit running at idle and while accelerating. Called the local dealership they have not heard anything about the problem. Searched online and found the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed an investigation on this problem. Supposedly Chrysler is fixing it, but like I previously wrote, the lawton Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership has no knowledge of what is going on.

- Lawton, OK, USA

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