hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,089 miles

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2011 Dodge Charger fuel system problems

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2011 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #45

Nov 172016


  • miles


When the car is filled with gas, it emits a strong odor of gas and leaks under the rear passage side of car approx. 16 inches in front of rear tire. As the tank gets lower of fuel, the smell is not as strong and leak disappears. This occurs when the car is parked. If the car is driven with a full fuel tank, there is a strong gas odor inside the cabin. This smell lessens as the fuel tank empties. I have taken video of the exterior fuel leak approx.17 hours after fill up that show a steady fuel drip every 12-15 seconds.

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #44

Jul 112016


  • miles
On July 11th 2016 I filled up my gas tank immediately afterwards while driving I noticed an overwhelming smell of gasoline. 5 days later the check engine light came on. The code detected a small evap system leak. The check engine light sporadically illuminates and then turns off on its own. The smell of gasoline goes away when the tank is half full. When the tank is full, gasoline drips directly in front of the passenger rear tire. Upon researching the problem on the internet I discovered on carcomplaints.com that over 40 people have complained of this same issue. The fuel pump continues to pump gas once the car is turned off. The gas tank leaks when the tank is over half way full. According to other complaints on carcomplaints.com Chrysler and Dodge have been notified of this same problem multiple times. Dodge and Chrysler refuse any knowledge of this issue even though they redesigned the fuel system after the 2011 and also recalled the hemi model for the same issue. Chrysler/Dodge has yet to recall the fuel system on my V6 model. I don't feel safe driving my car. Can an investigation be opened on this issue since there is 50 complaints online that date all the way back to 2012" a gas tank shouldn't not "wear-out" and leak after 5 years.... does someone have to die or become severely injured for something to be done about this issue" many people complained of alternator issues, it took a fire to occur for Chrysler to finally recall the alternator on the Dodge Chargers. It seems that Chrysler Dodge is just waiting for a catastrophic event to occur before they decide to recall this issue...thats what it took for Chrysler to issue a recall on the alternator, even though there were numerous complaints recorded!

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #43

Dec 052016


  • 113,000 miles
For several months when filling gas tank up I would smell a strong gas odor in the cabin of the car. After the gas level would start to go down the oder would go away. Well, the last few days the odor got really strong and it didn't matter how much gas was in the tank, it made me and my family really nauseous, and after a few days of this the check engine light came on and the car started sputtering like it wanted to staul out. Well finally after about a week of this the odor got so strong that it made me very fatigued and sick, you can smell the gas in my clothes and my eyes started to burn. My cars engine is clumping like the engine is about to go out so I parked it at home and shut it off. I'll have to have it towed to dealership to have it looked at. I'm sure it's gonna be just like everyone else's car with the tube leading from gas tank refule door to tank. How this hasn't been recalled is beyond me because it's affecting thousands of vehicles.

- Boston, KY, USA

problem #42

Sep 262016


  • 75,000 miles


Every time I fill up a strong odor of gas is observed inside the cabin of the car and area around the car until it get's down to about 1/2 tank of fuel. I've read several complaints and costing us consumers like $1,000 to $1,800.

- London, KY, USA

problem #41

Sep 232016


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that a fuel odor was present inside and outside of the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Horn Lake, MS, USA

problem #40

Aug 242016


  • 100,000 miles
As I approached my car there was a heavy odor of fuel. The next morning under the back right tire there was a puddle of fuel. I removed the back seat and under the cover there was a puddle of fuel on top of the plastic of the gas tank. Dodge has been clearly made aware of this issue and since changed the design of the gas tank. For me to replace it would cost me over $2,000. This should be replaced by Dodge asap. This puts my family and I in grave danger being that of the electrical wire that run along side the unit. This only happens when I fill my tank and it is a continual drip. I contacted Dodge and they said they "know" nothing of such issues. All it will take a one dropped cigarette to close to the car and things will be bad.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #39

Sep 092016


  • 123,115 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that there was a strong fuel odor in the vehicle and a fuel leak. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The dealer diagnosed that the fuel filler tube needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the part being on national back order. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 123,115.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #38

Jul 062016


  • 70,000 miles
We have a gas smell for some time, and we took it to dealer ship and they did not find anything, this happened when we have a full thank, so this morning I did it and we can see the gas leak from the tank and we are scare that this may catch on fire, .I read that there is 6 complaints about the same thing. And they tried to fix it, .and cost like 2000, . please make sure that they do something before something happend, .

- Grandview, WA, USA

problem #37

Aug 252016


  • 98,000 miles
Strong odor of gasoline whenever gas tank is full. Will make driver light headed.

- Maxwell, TX, USA

problem #36

Aug 132016


  • miles
I filled my car up, 20 minutes later, the car reeked of gas. I got out and looked under the vehicle, and there's gas leaking for the passenger side by the back tire. I looked online, and there are complaint's dating back to 2012. Including ones on this site. I'm hoping Dodge issues a recall soon. Because I'm concerned about my family's safety.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #35

Feb 012016


  • 101,000 miles


Gas leaks when tank is above 3/4 fuel. It leaks beside the right rear tire, and it gives off a very strong odor inside cabin. This is a hazardous situation. The gas will leak until under 3/4 tank of gas.

- Clinton, MS, USA

problem #34

Aug 152015


  • 120,000 miles
About 30 minutes after refueling I noticed a strong fuel inside and around the vehicle. The first time I didn't think much of it thinking the maybe fuel spilled doing refueling. On the next fill up I noticed the same odor. This time I decided to check to see where the odor was coming from. While parked, I noticed fuel was leaking from under the car near the rear right passenger door. It was a continuous drip. I called the dealership about the issue and to see if there has been other complaints/ recalls. They stated that they was not aware of this problem. Then I researched online and found out that there had been other complaints of the same problem. This is a very serious problem and need immediate attention. This problem could cause some serious injury or even death. Due to the cost of the repair, I have not been able to get this fix. I have noticed as long as I didn't fill the tank pass 3/4 tank, the fuel doesn't leak. Please look into this matter!

- Flovilla, GA, USA

problem #33

Mar 022016


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was parked and after refueling, a strong odor of fuel was noticed. The contact noticed fuel leaking from an unknown area of the rear passenger side and the engine check warning light illuminated. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank was leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #32

Oct 012015


  • 55,000 miles
Out of no where and for the past 8-10mo., my 2011 Charger has been leaking fuel. Anytime the vehicle is filled with fuel over 3/4 full, it leaks onto the ground of the passenger side back tire and fumes fill the cabin, so badly you can't drive it unless all the windows are down, so your not asphyxiated by the fumes. The fuel odor is so bad that you could smell it from a distance in my drive way.the engine light is on for this reason and my A/C recirculate will not work (as a safety precaution), as well as the auto start on the key fob. I took it into the shop and they replaced the first seal. All seamed to be fine until I filled up with gas which was the day after the repair. I took it back to the shop and they said that there was a side seal that needed to be replaced. That repair did not fix the issue. I got under my car to see where it was leaking from and how much was leaking and I shot a video. I couldn't attach the video, but it appears that it is leaking directly from the tank itself. From what I have read on other complaints it is a manufacture's defect of the tank itself, and over time can not support the weight of the fuel. With the battery and cable's being extremely close to the location of the tank and leak, this is an explosion waiting to happen. If someone drops or lights a cigarette near or by this location it is an explosion waiting to happen. Merely starting the vehicle is a risk. The investigation regarding this issue needs to be accelerated. Its sad that people have to be seriously injured or die, before something is rectified. The vehicle is not old enough for it to be a "wear and tear" issue. This is a manufacturing defect that needs to be addressed and a recall needs to be issued.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #31

May 312016


  • 102,356 miles
2 weeks ago I purchased this vehicle from a used car lot. This was the first time filling the fuel tank all the way. Once I left the gas station I started smelling gas fumes. Once the car was parked I noticed it leaking gas under the passenger side in front of the back wheel. 3 days later noticed it went from having a full tank to missing an 1/8 of a tank. While it was sitting at work it continuously dripped fuel until I had a flatbed pick it up to take it back to the lot. Pulled the back seat and the cover for the fuel pump and there was standing gas around the fuel pump. Very bad design to have the fuel pump at an angle for it to leak that bad if a seal goes bad.

- Westfield, IN, USA

problem #30

May 252016


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While parked, the vehicle leaked fuel in the rear passenger wheel weld, near the exhaust pipe and the battery line. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer to be repaired. The O-ring around the fuel tank was replaced, but the issue recurred. The vehicle smelled of fuel and dripped gasoline into the cabin of the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #29

Apr 292016


  • 40,000 miles
I have been doing research on any cars like mine suffering from the same problem. Yes they are. My problem is that since Friday the 29th of April my car started smelling like gasoline. I feel that this is a serious safety hazard. With the electrical devices and heat generating devices this could end up a death related catastrophe. My complaint is why haven't you as a safety organization done something about this. People with this type of vehicle know it is a problem and even when I took my car to the dealer they knew. I am 72 years old on a fixed income of rather miserly means and I can't afford to protect my family because of Chrysler Corp. Failure to do so. I just got a call from my dealer and the cost of fixing my car is over $500. Is there something you an do to help us?

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #28

Apr 292016


  • 82,000 miles
My serpentine belt keep coming off just paid $450 to fix 4 months ago now it's come off again!

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #27

Mar 142016


  • 105,718 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Charger. While the vehicle was parked, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel inside and outside the vehicle continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that an accumulation of fuel leaked onto the fuel pump. The mechanic placed an O-ring onto the fuel pump. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,718.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #26

Mar 212016


  • 4 miles
I purchased a 2011 dodger Charger 1week ago from texan Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in humble tx. I test drive the car on a half tank of gas no problem at the time until I decided to buy the car off a trade in. Deal went great im on my way back houston I notice the gas tank is full know 20 min into the ride I start smelling gas. So I roll the window down got home lift up the back seat I notice the gas smell has gotten stronger now iam looking at the fuel pump with gas on top one spark hole car could have blew up...these mechanic are a F..K.. joke what ever happen to safercars..

- Houston, TX, USA

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