really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,451 miles

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2006 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2006 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 11 of 19)

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problem #174

Dec 012009


  • miles


I own a 2006 Dodge Durango with the hemi engine, the problem and safety issue is every time I fill the car with fuel after the pump clicks off the fuel blows out all over the side of the car and sprays on to your clothes and on the ground this is an environment and safety hazard.

- Felton, PA, USA

problem #173

Oct 102010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Fuel tank overflows each time I fill up, no matter where I purchase fuel. Approximately 8 ounces of fuel spills out onto the side of the vehicle and ground.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #172

Dec 092010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2006 model year Dodge Durango. Every time I fill the gas tank it sprays out of the filler neck when the nozzle shuts off. Every time. I saw where there was a recall on the 2005 model Durangos for the same reason. How many people have to be injured or killed before there is a recall on the rest of the defective units?

- Paris, TN, USA

problem #171

Oct 162010


  • 97,800 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While adding fuel to the vehicle the contact noticed that an excessive amount of fuel sprayed back on her, the ground and the vehicle. She also stated that occasionally a few days later the smell of fuel was in the vehicle. She referenced recall 05V034000, fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap and stated that she did not understand why this recall did not include the 2006 vehicles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised her that the entire fuel tank needed replacing. She stated that the pre-owned vehicle was purchased on October 15, 2010 and she noticed the failure, the following day. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 97,800 and the current mileage was 99,300.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #170

Sep 012009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact noticed that while attempting to fuel the vehicle, the gas would spill back out and leak over her clothing and vehicle. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact did not inform the manufacture. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 90,000. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 01/28/11 updated 02/07/11

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #169

Dec 022010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Everytime I fill up my 2006 Dodge Durango with gas to the full limit, gas spews back out of the tank neck onto the exterior of the car and onto the ground. The first time it did this after I bought it used from the Dodge dealership, I got covered in gas because this had never happened before. There was a recall on the 05 models for the exact same problem, yet Dodge will not admit that there is an issue with the 06 models. Dealership service said that the new tank will cost over $600 out of my pocket to fix. This is a major safety issue, as there is no flap to close the hole where you stick the gas nozzle in, so if that is left open, wouldn't gas pour out in the car were to be overturned?

- West Jefferson, OH, USA

problem #168

Nov 252010


  • 80,000 miles


2006 Dodge Durango sprays fuel at completion of fuel fill. The fuel spill could result in a fire, injury up to including death. The fuel fill spill has occurred at different gas stations and the issue began after 80,000 miles.

- Jamestown, RI, USA

problem #167

Aug 222010


  • 48,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact was adding fuel to the vehicle when the failure occurred. When the gas tank was full the gas pump clicked and the fuel sprayed out of the fuel tank. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or a mechanic to be repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 48,500. Updated 01/14/11

- Sodus, NY, USA

problem #166

Nov 012010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
When fueling my vehicle and the pump clicks off, fuel just spews from the tank all over the ground [about a cup of gas each time] which upsets me due to the environmental factor and safety issues. This happens every time over the past year, even at the lowest refuel speed. I noticed many complaints from other 2006 Durango owners and that 2005 models have been recalled for the same problem. The my car is a 2006 Durango, 47,000 miles, 5.7L hemi, 4WD.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #165

Aug 252008


  • 32,145 miles
On my 2006 Dodge Durango, every time I fill up to where the gas nozzle clicks it spews fuel all over the place. It is usually under a quart, but it has repeatedly caused some scary circumstances as to where I feared for my safety.

- Eagle Mountain, UT, USA

problem #164

Nov 102010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


I recently purchased a 2006 Dodge Durango slt. On every gasoline fill up, the gas pump does not get triggered to shut off and gasoline violently with force sprays a significant quantity of gasoline directly out of the fuel nozzle, down the vehicle, and onto anything within close proximity to the nozzle, then down to the ground, pump hose. If standing holding the nozzle, I have been sprayed with gasoline. This has occurred at every fill up, regardless of gas station I've tried. This is extremely dangerous, and I see via multiple sites is not limited to just my Durango.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #163

Nov 132010


  • 102,102 miles
Gas station fuel pumps do not automatically shut off when refueling vehicle resulting in fuel gushing out the filler pipe and spilling down the side of the vehicle. This occurs regardless of the gas station used and therefore appears to be a problem with the vehicle.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #162

Oct 102010

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. Whenever the contact fueled the vehicle, the gasoline would spill back out onto the vehicle. The contact called the dealer who offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000 and the current mileage was approximately 50,000. Updated 1/19/2010 updated 01/27/11

- Pemberton, NJ, USA

problem #161

Mar 252010


  • 69,000 miles
2006 Dodge Durango fuel leak at filler neck. At end of fueling vehicle, the pump will shut of and 2-3 seconds later gasoline will come gushing out.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #160

Nov 052010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When fueling my vehicle and the pump clicks off, fuel just spews from the tank all over the ground which angers me due to the environmental factor. This happens every time even at the lowest refuel speed. I noticed many complaints from other 2006 Durango owners. Those that had it diagnosed at a Dodge dealer say that the gas tank needed to be replaced which solved the problem but costs $600 or more. This is the same problem that the 2005 Durangos experienced and a recall was issued. This needs to be a mandated recall and replaced free. My car is a 2006 Durango, 60,000 miles, 5.7 hemi, 2wd.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #159

Nov 052008


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that fuel spilled from the filler neck when she refueled the vehicle. The failure occurred whenever the tank had reached its capacity. The vehicle was being diagnosed by the local dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000 and the current mileage was approximately 78,000.

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #158

Apr 012010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact was refueling the vehicle when gasoline began to spew from the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the entire fuel tank would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure did not recur. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #157

Apr 012010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
We bought a used 2006 Dodge Durango and started having problems with the vehicle soon after our purchase. We have had to have several things fixed via recalls but what is most concerning to me is the gas tank overflow problem we have been having. I went online to look up recalls and found the 2005S were recalled for the same problem but the 2006S do not fall under the recall. I called Chrysler/Dodge and they agreed to pay half of the $950 that is was going to cost to repair the problem. We had to send the original receipt and work order from the dealer which we did. That was back in April and we still have yet to be reimbursed. After researching the internet I found several people in the same situation as myself. The gas shutoff valve clicks off but gasoline spits out all over me, the car, and the ground every time I go to fill it. It has also splashed in my eyes on several occasions. If anybody were to be smoking or have a cell phone this could cause a fire and serious bodily injury. Since Dodge feels it is not their problem I am ready to rally the troops to sue them. Please help me resolve the problem and get my money back from what they should be repairing before somebody blows up. Here are several more complaints about the same thing. , www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2006/Dodge/Durango/fuel+system.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #156

Jun 152010


  • 50,000 miles
2006 Dodge Durango spews gas from filler tube whenever we fill it. Dealer diagnosed problem as a flap valve in gas tank, and said the tank should be replaced (approx. $600). At her suggestion we reported problem to Dodge. They talked directly to service manager and authorized the repair, minus a $100 deductible. Vehicle was out of warranty, and we had no extended warranty. Dealer said this was a known problem that they had seen several times previously, and that Dodge handles it on a case-by-case basis. Given the nightmares reported by other 2006 Durango owners with the same problem, we paid the $100 and got a new tank installed. The new tank (and flap valve) resolved the problem. We still believe that Dodge should have covered the entire repair because of the number of previous complaints and the severity of the safety issue, but a $100 loss is better than a $600 loss for our family. I sincerely hope that Dodge will issue a recall for 2006 and later Durangos before there is a very serious accident or fire.

- Reinbeck, IA, USA

problem #155

Oct 142008

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 36,600 miles
I am the original owner of a 2006 Dodge Durango and every time I fill it up the gas tank overflows when the automatic nozzle shuts off or if I have been carefully putting in gas at a slow pace. This is a safety problem especially when your standing in a pool of gasoline. I have researched this problem on the web and found several 2006 Durango owners responded on the Dodge forum with the same problem. Apparently the 2005 Durango had the same problem, but was recalled and fixed. When will Dodge make this right for all the 2006 Durango owners?

- St. Johns, FL, USA

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