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 8 of 11)

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problem #66

Oct 022013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


Within 15 miles after filling the gas tank, the car just stops running with no warning. It has happened 3-4 times. So far we've been lucky and haven't been hit, but I'm afraid we will get rear ended soon.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #65

Oct 112013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
It stated in October, I filled up my gas tank and was driving home and the car stalled out when coming to a stop. Did think anything of it and restarted my car, got to my house and I was slowing down to turn in it stalled out again. Waited for about 15mins and went out and started the car in the garage started the car and let it run and as it ran it died while in idle. I was glad I was only a mile from my home and very little traffic at the time, with the lose of power to the car I could cause an accident. I do not fill the tank all the way since its the only time this happens. I have filled up my car only one more time after that to see if it was consistent, and it was. It happens at idle and when slowing down city speeds. I will not get on the highway for my safety and others. I have not drive my car unless it is absolutely necessary.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #64

Aug 072013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
About 3 months ago at around 65,000 miles, my 2006 Dodge Charger R/T started sputtering and cutting off after filling with fuel. A strong odor would come from underneath. It will last for about 5-10 miles and stop. I have no more problems with it until I fill up again. It has been in the shop several times with me paying for diagnostics but they can not find anything wrong.I have explained to them it only happens when I put fuel in it. Now that I am seeing these complaints, I am contacting the Dodge dealership to see if this is my problem. It is dangerous driving this car like this. I have to make sure I don't put fuel in it in the city because you will get stuck in traffic and risk getting in and accident. Why want the company do a recall on this problem, it is very serious and need to be fix before someone gets hurt or killed..

- Midway, FL, USA

problem #63

Nov 112013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 120,582 miles


After filling tank to full and leaving gas station to make a left turn on green, vehicle engine stopped and had to restart twice in order to make the turn safely. Engine continued stalling until after approximately 4 miles it finally stayed running. This same occurrence happened before on several occasions, and read about other 2006 Charger 5.7 hemi owners having same issues. The car cannot be filled up with fuel completely which is a great inconvenience and danger, especially when you need to enter traffic or make a safe left or right turn. Dodge refuses to repair or acknowledge the issues, cannot get rid of the car and purchase something else as I am a disabled veteran.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #62

Mar 132013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Filled my car with gas, drive approximately 1/4 mile to a stop light and the car died. Restarted with no problem but died again when stopping at the next light, about 1 mile farther..restarted and drove very badly for the next 6 miles...didn't do it again until I filled with gas. Took it to a mechanic and he said the error code was contaminated oil. I had recently had oil changed, but he changed it again and it didn't do it for a few months. It has now started ding it again, everytime I fill the tank with gas..am taking it to dealer tomorrow (11-2013).

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #61

Oct 222013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 50,600 miles
I just finished refueling almost to full. Vehicle started perfectly. Drove approximately 2 blocks at 15 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled and shut off. It took 3 attempts to restart. I drove approximately 4 more blocks at 15 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled and shut off again. I had the vehicle towed to the repair shop that I use. The mechanic at the shop drove the vehicle. The vehicle stalled and shut off 2 times while the mechanic drove it. Vehicle was scanned for codes. No codes were displayed. The mechanic cleaned out the throttle body. Vehicle has been operating perfect since that time. One other note. One month prior, with 3/4 tank of fuel, fuel gauge suddenly dropped to empty and chiming sound began ringing for approximately 10 seconds. Vehicle did not stall or shut off. Fuel gauge then suddenly returned to 3/4 full and chiming sound stopped ringing.

- Albertson, NY, USA

problem #60

May 132013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


My car has begun stalling immediately after filling up the tank. Originally thought it was bad fuel the first two times it happened but I have now had this occur 5 or 6 times. The first couple miles after leaving the gas station, the car will stall both while idling at a red light, and while accelerating..

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #59

Nov 012013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Every time I fuel up mt Charger R/T, it stalls when I am stopped. It has happened the last 3 times I have fueled my car. No lights come on in dash, nor any warnings. Sometimes it will just sputter when I go to take off. After a day it goes back to normal.

- Kempner, TX, USA

problem #58

Oct 302013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
On 10/30/13 my 2006 Dodge Charger stalled on a major street without any warning. I had just filled the gas tank and was driving back to work. I had reached a speed somewhere between 40-50 when the car just stopped in the middle of the road. I was able to get it started and pull into a nearby parking lot and shut it off. I was shaken by the event, after collecting my thoughts I tried to re-start the car thinking if I let it idle for a bit it might be alright. The car ran momentarily then sort of choked and jolted then died. I tried once more but to no avail then had it towed to the dealer for service. They called the following day stating that they couldn't find anything wrong with it and we could pick it up. This same scenario happened twice before about this same time last year on two separate occasions. Stalling several times at various speeds in both incidences. Every time this happens I have just filled the tank using premium fuel. I spoke with the service manager and he didn't seem to be aware of a problem. I told him there are currently 54 claims all with the same problem and there definitely is a problem and I pray that someone finds a solution before some is seriously injured or killed. I no longer feel safe in my 2006 Dodge Charger.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #57

Nov 132011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 114,352 miles
The car bucked and acted like it was going to stall entering the freeway. This happened after filling up with fuel at the gas station. This condition has progressively gotten worst. When I fill up, I can only fill to approximately 3/4 full tank in order to prevent stalling when stopping or accelerating around a turn. Apparently there is a problem with the roll over valve on the top of the fuel tank. It stops working over time and allows raw fuel to enter the evaporative system that is only designed to handle vapors. This causes the bucking, stalling condition. This condition is extremely dangerous in traffic. This valve is not a serviced item and only comes with the fuel tank. The cost of a new fuel tank is about $800 + labor. Dodge should replace the tank for a minimal fee because of this defect. Please pursue before someone gets seriously injured or killed due to this issue.

- Templeton, CA, USA

problem #56

Oct 282013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


After filling up the car and pulled out of the driveway of the gas station had approached the intersection making a left turn the oil light went on and vehicle died suddenly. I have taken it to get repairs, was told at first it was the oil pressure sensor. When replaced the engine light went on with a code reading the oil pressure senor low voltage. Now they want to replace the connector/harness that I was told Chrysler-Dodge no longer makes that part. Very costly repair.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #55

Nov 222011

Charger 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Every time you fill up the gas tank the car wants to stall. I'm told there is a solenoid in the gas tank that fails and it lets raw fuel go to the evap canister causing a stall condition. This solenoid valve is molded into the gas tank and the only way to fix it is to replace the gas tank. This stall can happen while your sitting at a stop light or just pulling out into an intersection. The intersection situation is very dangerous.

- Bartonville, IL, USA

problem #54

May 222010


  • 50,000 miles
2006 Dodge Charger R/T. this has been going on for years, I read about others having similar issues and decided to contribute mine as well as it happened again the other day when I accidentally refilled all the way. When you fill the tank all the way, the vehicle stalls immediately and will continue stalling until the gas tank is no longer "completely full." The only easy way to fix without taking something apart is to repeatedly restart the car until enough gas burns off. Even with taking care to not fill the tank all the way, going up certain hills seem to cause the stall as well. No check engine light, just power cuts off. One single chime from the car as the oil light turns on. You can restart it but obviously this is bad when it happens in traffic. Seems to stall most at stoplights and other idle conditions but can also stall in low speed scenarios. Never got fast enough to tell if it would happen there too. According to both independent mechanic and dealer, this is a valve inside the fuel tank which would require an expensive fuel tank replacement to fix - the mechanic said they had seen a lot of them, but there was no recall so it would be at my expense to fix.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #53

Sep 012012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 153,023 miles
After fueling up/topping off to the first shut-off only, after pulling away from the gas pump, the car hesitated, stalled and failed to restart right away. It has been increasing this behavior from rarely to almost every time I fuel up - I am now at 171, *** miles. Last night I fueled up, drove about 300 yards and parked for the night. This morning the car failed to start. After about 6 attempts, I floored the accelerator while cranking and the car started. After pulling out of the parking lot where I was parked and onto the highway, he car sputtered/hesitated 4 times (kind of like a bucking Bronco) about 70 yards down the road, with traffic catching up to me and then it settled back to its normal self. About 3 weeks ago, while traveling through Tennessee, I fueled up, pulled into the street and approached a red light and I stopped at which time the car did its hesitation and stalled. I tried to start the car, but it would not start. I hit the 4-way flashers and I sat there for about 25 seconds before the car was able to be started again. I don't use cheap gas, I don't gas up at a station if I see a tanker truck filling the tanks (or pulling out of the station) and I stop filling after the initial shut-off of the pump. On a side note, since day one (Sep 2005), when gassing up, I have to rest the pump handle on the filler door, which ends up putting the pump handle upside down at about the 10 or 11 O'clock position depending on the padding of the handle. Any other position would cause the pump handle to click off almost immediately when trying to fill the tank. From what I have read on various Charger forums, I am not the only one that has had the above "problems". I am afraid one of these days this behavior will lead to an accident with somebody getting hurt or possibly even killed, either in a rear-end collision or a T-bone collision.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #52

Sep 302013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 55,835 miles
I had refueled the car and drove about 10 miles toward my home, as I turned into my neighborhood the car stalled and would not restart. I coasted to my residence and stopped the car and turned the key to the off position. After 10 minutes I tried to start the car and it did, then surged and died again. Restarted the car again and pulled it in to the garage and shut it down.

- Broken Arrow , OK, USA

problem #51

Sep 252013

Charger 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I had just filled up my car and was pulling out of the gas station when my vehicle stalled in the middle of the roadway. My steering and brakes cut out as a result of the engine stalling. I try to continue to drive about 150' down the road when it stalls again. I finally pull over, restart the engine and let it burn off some gas before continuing. Every time I have filled up my tank the problem reappears. If I don't fill up my tank I have no issues.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #50

Sep 112013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 103,285 miles
After fueling vehicle, the engine died within half mile on road. Put car in neutral to start engine, drove another 1-2 miles where car stalled and died again. Has happened after filling up car and only with full tank, stalling occurs within 0-15 miles, then does not stall. Have read several posting and discussions about this issue with same model/year cars. Heard about possible investigation for faulty fuel/vapor separator valve with cuts off fuel to engine and causes engine to stall. Had this happened to a driver who did not know how to react properly, or had a distracted driver not see my car stalled or stopped, this could have resulted in a serious problem. I had no power steering or power brakes and was not able to immediately restart vehicle in traffic, after momentary loss of power and finally able to restart the engine was I able to maneuver off the roadway safely.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #49

Aug 162013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 43,600 miles
Just after filling the tank and merging on to the major deegan expressway (I-87N) car dead stalled in the highway, causing to vehicles behind me to slam on their brakes to avoid an accident. It took me ten minutes to get my car restarted. Engine would turn over but not remain on. But after ten minutes of trying this, car remained on and I was able to drive it home. I thought that I had been given some bad gas, until the incident repeated itself again after a fill up seven days ago at a gas station near my home. The owner there says he has seen a similar problem with other Chargers after fill up. I then called Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997 ([xxx]?) and Chrysler claimed they have never heard of this problem before and that I will have to take my car to the dealer and have it repaired at my own cost, but if they've never heard of any problem like this before then how do they know the dealer will know how to repair it? information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New York, NY, USA

problem #48

May 062012

Charger 8-cyl

  • 45,425 miles
First instance was on Sunday, 6 May 2012. Car stalled after turning onto city street while accelerating to posted speed: 35 mph. If fuel tank is filled to click on gas pump (full tank) this continues to happen, especially in very humid weather conditions/rain. Car has also stalled on hills at stop signs or traffic lights and has stalled at on-ramps to local interstate highway/city bypass, given the above full fuel tank issue. If I don't fill the tank above the 7/8 mark on the fuel gage indicator, the car does not stall. If I exceed the 7/8 mark, then the car does stall, multiple times if very humid conditions exist and will continue until the fuel tank is at or below 7/8 capacity. I've had approximately 22 stalls since Sunday 6 May 2012. It's inconvenient to have to guess when to stop the fuel pump at gas stations and very frightening to stall in traffic, especially at on-ramps to highways.

- Pikesville, MD, USA

problem #47

Sep 022013

Charger 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
I was coming to a stop at a red light. The car began to shake like it was a manual transmission and was stalling, the car is an automatic. We stopped at the stop light and realized the engine had shut off. I put the vehicle in park, removed the key, and attempted to restart. It attempted 3-4 times to restart with no luck. I exited the vehicle to endure the gas cap was on and it was. After waiting for about 1-2 minutes I attempted to restart and was successful. This was about 2 miles after filling up the tank. This seems very similar to the currently pending investigation. It has not happened since but I have not filled up the gas tank since either.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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