really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,295 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 3 of 7)

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problem #85

Jan 012014

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 47,500 miles


Every time I fill up, once the gas pump clicks off, gas spews from the fuel fill area.

- Rocky River , OH, USA

problem #84

Nov 042014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
After buying the vehicle in 2009, it began shutting off when I decelerated for stops or turns. No engine light warning. In 2009, took it to the dealership 4 times. No help. Issues have continued. Took to dealership in 2010 3-4 times for same issue. Seems to shut off more in winter than summer but is very random. In 2011, more exploratory work was completed at dealership. Is there a lemon law? in 2012, I had someone else tinker on it. Still no assistance. The issues are less annoying now and becoming dangerous as it now shuts off at any time, at any speed, in any weather. I've tried new brakes, couple of new batteries, new computer chip, complete visual overall with computer assistance at dealership. Once when check engine light came on, O'reily's computer said that the sensor box had moisture in it. Dealership found no such evidence. All maintenance like oil changes are up-to-date. In 2013 in addition to the shutting off, there is a bumping when the brakes are applied and no one can contribute that issue to anything either! no help. Scared to drive but no $$ get a new one. I feel abandoned with a lemon.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #83

Nov 012012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Durango. The contact state that after refueling, the fuel would spew back out without warning. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The mechanic stated that the tank filler had malfunctioned and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 09V003000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #82

Oct 302013

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Upon first purchasing at a dealership the purchase was as a used vehicle, so no warranty is or was in place. A few months later when filling the tank at a gas station the first incident of propulsion of gasoline forcing out of the tank, first happened. Then a couple of times when trying to start the vehicle the motor would not start. Using an obd to check codes there was no error codes but still ended up clearing it anyways which allowed the vehicle to start (which means its the computer). Now, the front passenger window is down and will not go back up, checked the motor and the motor for the window is fine, but checking the switch it would only unlock door, not allow lock and absolutely no window control at all from either the passenger door switch or driver side switch. When looking at the switches turns out that the circuit boards are not soldered. The only way to get any of the problems fixed for anyone now would be for a recall, because the year being 2014 no warranty will cover any problems that I or anyone else is facing!

- Highland, UT, USA

problem #81

Jan 142013


  • 50,000 miles
Every time I refuel, gas comes squirting out of my tank. There is now lumps and bumps on the body of my car now under the gas tank. I have to keep checking my gas gauge while re fueling so this does not happen.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #80

Jun 052012

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Literally every singe time I fill the vehicle up, gasoline erupts from the tank, sprays everywhere, probably sprays a full yard away from the vehicle. The fuel spray has rusted out the fender below the fuel door.

- Charleston , WV, USA

problem #79

Feb 062014


  • 140,000 miles


1996 Dodge Durango. I have 2006 Dodge Durango limited 5.7 liter hemi - I bought used car salesman it in December 2012. In February of 214 we started having a problem with the engine cutting off while driving after reading several different internet forums I discovered the engine failure with my Dodge Durango was a common problem. Like others I have taken it in to our mechanic's because the check engine light had come on. We always got oil changes and regular maintenance done at our mechanic's because we thought they would know the car best and be able to inform us of any important recalls or possible problems. I asked him about the problem, he in turned told me that he knew about the Dodge Durango engine failure problem. He also said Dodge knows about it, but there has been no recall for this problem. I am afraid that someone is going to get killed on the road because the engine turns off at any time. It is a same that Dodge is pulling the same thing as General Motors has done. Pleaase lets fix this before someone does get killed. So I am here with my 2006 Dodge Durango parked in my drive just waiting for recall. It is getting closer because yesterday they just recalled the 2005,2006,2007 Jeep because Chrysler said on Tuesday that it was recalling an undisclosed number of older Jeep S.U.V.S to correct an ignition-related stalling problem similar to the deadly flaw that has consumed General Motors this year. How also owns Dodge so I know they know about the Dodge problems. At this point my senator richard blumenthal office can not do a thing, because I have not been hurt or killed as of yet. It feels like.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #78

Jul 202014


  • miles
Spit back when fueling.

- East Peoria, IL, USA

problem #77

May 092014


  • 103,693 miles
The first time I filled up a newly purchased used Dodge Durango gas exploded out of the filler neck splashing onto my hand and into my face. I had to dash into the restroom and flush gas out of my eyes.

- Penn Run, PA, USA

problem #76

Jun 172013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
When fueling the vehicle the gas pump clicks off then fuel spews out the filler neck of the vehicle this has caused the paint to come off and a hole to rust in the side of the vehicle just under the fuel cap.

- Virden, IL, USA

problem #75

Feb 012010


  • 27,324 miles


My 2006 Dodge Durango spills gas everytime I fill it completely up. I insert the fuel nozzle from the gas pump put it on half fill and let the fuel flow until it shuts off at the handle about 2 seconds later fuel comes squirting out of the Durangos gas receptacle! it does this everytime you fill the vehicle up, and has done it since 2008. Dodge needs to do a recall and fix this!!!!

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #74

Nov 152013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spewed from the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the fuel tank assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #73

Oct 182006


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel would overflow from the fuel tank when refueling. The contact received notification of a manufacturer's recall regarding the fuel system. The contact called the dealer to make an appointment to have the recall remedy performed and was advised that the part needed to complete the recall repair was not readily available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #72

Jan 012010


  • 35,000 miles
The fuel tank overflows at the gas station if filled completely. There is nothing to stop this from happening. I have tried adjusting the way I hold the gasoline nozzle, but nothing seems to make any difference. This is a fire hazard! it is hard to keep if from happening. When it happens, gasoline flies out everywhere, getting all over the vehicle and myself. It is scary. This needs a recall! in addition, the body underneath of the fuel tank has rusted as this has happened numerous times.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #71

Sep 182013


  • 76,000 miles
The fuel filler valve is failing and allows the fuel to spill out of the gas tank even when the pump shuts off. This is a major safety hazard and should be recalled. It was recalled for 2005 why not 2006?

- Asburn , VA, USA

problem #70

Jun 012011

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
When filling gas tank to capacity, the gas pump shuts off and gas spews from the vehicle out onto the vehicle and ground. I would estimate maybe 1/2 to 1 gallon of gas is involved. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, sherwood, of salisbury, md in 2011 to have problem addressed. Was told that there was no problem to be fixed. Received letter dated 2/1/2013 from Chrysler group llc stating that the warranty on the fuel tank inlet check valve has been extended to lifetime coverage for my vehicle. It goes on to state that "if you are experiencing this condition now or in the future, to simply contact your dealer to have the repairs performed. Took car to sherwood dealership and was given the run around. Was told in June 2013 that there was a shortage of parts available to fix my vehicle and they would call in a few months to schedule the repair. Called the Chrysler customer care assistance center and reported the incident on 6/4/2013. Decided to file a grievance here with the NHTSA as this is an epa issue and safety issue due to the gasoline spillage. As a result of the gasoline spillage, the paint under the fuel filling area of the vehicle has bubbled and has now rusted in that area. Have requested that this problem also be taken care of as it is a direct result of a malfunction of the vehicle. Have been told that they would make the repair(whenever the parts are available) but, will not take care of the rust issue. Would like to have feedback as to how to get this taken care of. It is absolutely ridiculous that Chrysler acknowledges there is a problem, has sent a letter for instruction on how to address the problem, but has not actually fixed the problem 5 months from the date of the letter!!!!

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #69

Sep 022012


  • 50,000 miles
Upon filling fuel tank gas will emit from the filling area. Happens at all gas stations no matter the filling speed. I understand there is a recall for the 2005 model but why not the 2006?

- Liberty, IL, USA

problem #68

Jun 152011

Durango 6-cyl

  • 80,273 miles
I purchased this vehicle for my mother. I filled the tank with gas on several occasions- when the tank is full gas flies out of the tank. My mother has known of this problem, however, I have not. I was trying to be nice & fill the tank for her. I heard the click on the nozzle as I stood leaning against the vehicle & when I pulled the nozzle out gas flew all over my arm & atleast a foot in the air. Outrageous! she said it's happened to her so she just puts in $50.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #67

Mar 152013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
Every time we fuel up the Durango, no matter how slow, or even if we allow it to "breathe"... when it gets close to full it shoots out fuel..seriously shoots it out, like 2 feet. We cant fuel it past 1/2 without this happening. Also fuel leaks from somewhere in the fuel fill tube to the tank when ever we fuel at all. I see other Durangos have similar complaints for this model year.

- Caldwell, ID, USA

problem #66

May 142012

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
Interior lights never go off and has a recall. The dealership tells me it takes seven days to get the part and have it programmed. This is unacceptable since this is my only transportation. This vehicle also has three other recalls that the dealership didn't tell me about. I think they are making this difficult so that customers will not get their recalls done. There is also a recall on a suspension part that could cause an crash- wipers and lights- and filling the gas tank is a royal pain in the........ the fuel spits back out at you before your tank is full. These are all safety hazards that Dodge needs to address with no cost or inconvenience for the owner. If these recalls are not repaired there is a reasonable chance that life threatening events could occur. Not sure why the Dodge company allows these dealerships to do this to their customer. I suggest that every person who has had problems complain to the company as well as this site ------- may be someone will do something.

- Colcord, OK, USA

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