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 17 of 19)

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problem #54

Jan 042010


  • 23,000 miles


Recently purchased 2006 Dodge Durango. Everytime I get gas, no matter where I get it, the gas shoots out of the filler tube when it is done filling. This happens no matter how slow it is filling, usually dumping at least a pint, even up to a quart of gas onto the car and the ground creating a very serious fire hazard. This happens everytime I get gas. What can I do?

- Monroe, WI, USA

problem #53

Jun 282009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango.the fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve does not fully close at the end of refueling. This allows fuel to escape from the vehicle filler neck. A technician from the dealer stated that his model year was excluded from recall campaign id number: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap); therefore, he was not eligible for a free remedy. The failure mileage was 54000. The current mileage was 59004. Updated 01/29/10 updated 01/29/10.

- Roxbury, ME, USA

problem #52

Dec 242009


  • 19,500 miles
In September 2009, we purchased a used 2006 Dodge Durango. It only had 17,500 miles and was very well cared for. Everytime I fuel the vehicle, the gas overflows. It seems very dangerous but I do not see a recall for a 2006 Durango, only a 2005 Durango. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #51

Jun 012009


  • 40,000 miles


I own a 2006 Dodge Durango slt. When I fill the gas tank the gas overflows regardless of which gas station I am at. The pump will not shut off. I found a website online with 49 similar complaints! thank you! www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2006/Dodge/Durango/fuel+system.

- Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #50

Jul 092009


  • 45,000 miles
I've owned my Durango for 3 years, but the past 6 months when I go to fill up my gas tank it overflows and goes all over the ground and my car. It is not a small amount of gas pouring out of the gas tank. This happens everytime I fill up gas, which is once a week. Most times I have to rush home or to my destination to clean the gas off of my car.

- Silverton, OR, USA

problem #49

Dec 132009


  • 68,000 miles
Everytime I have filled up my gas tank for the past 2 months it overflows. This causes a fair amount of gasoline to flow out of the fill area and onto the ground. There is so much that on several occasions I have had to notify the gas attendants on duty so proper measure can be taken for the spill due to the potential fire hazard involved. On December 14th I went to a dealership to have vehicle assessed, and they advised it is the fuel tank check valve that is not working properly. It will cost $721 to replace because the check valve is part of the whole fuel tank assembly. To keep this from happening, until I can afford to replace the tank, I will try to not fill up my tank completely.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #48

Dec 142009


  • 54,000 miles


I'm the original owner of a 2006 Dodge Durango with 54K miles. On many occasion, when filling up the gas tank, gas shoots out in force when the tank becomes full. Not sure why the gas pump didn't shut off. This has happen several time but always when filling up the tank.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #47

Dec 142009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The fuel tank filler tube inlet check valve does not fully close at the end of refueling. This allowed fuel to escape from the filler neck. Consequently he along with the surrounding area was submerged with fuel. Fuel in the presence of an ignition source can cause a fire. The dealer nor the manufacturer has been contacted. The failure and current mileages were 15,000. Updated 01/12/10. The consumer stated when he went to close the fuel tank, gas blew out all over him and the gas pump. Updated 01/13/10

- Beacon, NY, USA

problem #46

Dec 132009


  • 69,000 miles
On two (2) occasions recently while refueling my 2006 Durango limited the fuel tank overflowed. This occurred at different fueling locations therefore it must be vehicle specific.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

Dec 112009


  • 59,700 miles
Fuel forcefully spraying out of filler tube when vehicle is being fueled and the tank is nearly full.

- Lincolnton, NC, USA

problem #44

Dec 062009


  • 49,000 miles


I have a 2006 Dodge Durango that spews gasoline all over the car, the person filling the tank (if you are not careful) and the ground whenever you are filling it up. I have researched and found there was a recall for the 2005 model year but have only been able to find complaints of similar problems with the 2006 with no solutions. This is a very dangerous condition and very harmful to the environment. We are discouraged from topping off our tanks so I am sure this is a concern. The paint on my car is starting to discolor from this happening numerous time. Please let me know what, if any recourse I have.

- Windber, PA, USA

problem #43

Jul 292009

Durango 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While adding fuel to the vehicle, it would spill out of the tank onto the vehicle and the contact. The dealer stated that the fuel tank needed to be replaced; however, there was no guarantee that the replacement would remedy the failure. There was no recall related to his year, make and model vehicle. The contact is concerned about the safety risk since the fuel leak could potentially cause a fire to occur. The current mileage was 43,000 and the failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 01/06/10 updated 01/07/10.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #42

Sep 152009


  • 60,200 miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Durango 4 X 4 with 5.7 liter engine. Over the past couple months every time I fill up the gas tank gas shoots out of the filler tube as the pump shuts off. For some reason it doesn't trigger the automatic gas shutoff of the filler nozzle and about a pint to a quart shoots out - on the person filling, the side of the vehicle and all over the concrete. I understand there was a recall for this problem on 2005 Durangos. There are numerous reports of this problem in 2006 models on the internet and I'm afraid the problem continues on them.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #41

Nov 022009


  • miles
When refueling gas spewed from the fillertube after the pump stops pumping gas. A large puddle of gas is on the ground and all over the vehicle.

- Greencastle, PA, USA

problem #40

Aug 012009


  • 30,000 miles
Have begun experiencing overfilling of fuel tank during pumping at fuel stations. Problem occurs at various locations and is not fuel-provider specific. The resulting gas spill is significant and affects the individual pumping the fuel as well as spilling on the vehicle to a degree that fuel fumes are present in the interior of the closed vehicle. Contacted local Dodge dealer, as well as, Dodge corporate and both have refused to pursue matter despite a recall of the 2005 model year (with the same body style) for the same defect.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #39

Oct 182009


  • 46,000 miles
This issue always happens after the fueling process has ended: After the gas tank is filled and the nozzle has clicked off, gas will spew from the tank. This is not a drip; it literally shoots out of the fill point on the car (like there is back pressure in the tank). This happens 95% of the time the car if fueled at a gas station and it does not matter what gas station we are at. We have found that this spewing is not as severe if we fill the tank slower toward the end of the fill up, but it doesn't always help.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #38

Oct 132009


  • miles
Fuel constantly overflows, squirts out of filler nose.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #37

Oct 132009


  • 55,000 miles
I own a 2006 Dodge Durango adventure and every time I fill it up with fuel a half to a whole gallon of fuel comes out of the fuel nozzle. I have been to at least 15 different gas stations. I called Dodge and the said there was a recall for this and is only for 2005 Dodge Durangos'. I and having the same problem and is eating away finish of paint. This should be looked in to due to fire hazard.

- Pontoon Beach, IL, USA

problem #36

Oct 062009


  • 39,500 miles
After filling my 2006 Dodge Durango, the auto shutoff engaged from the gas pump, and approximately 1/4 gallon of gasoline erupted from the nozzle and spilled down over the vehicle and pooled on the ground.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #35

Sep 232009


  • 37,000 miles
2006 Dodge Durango has had multiple engine & electrical problems within 6 month period. First car lost all power while driving at 35 mph, took all strength to get car to shoulder of the road w/O power steering & locked steering column. Local mechanic said that computer was fried & covered under emissions warranty. Towed to Dodge dealership who said there was not a computer problem, just cam shaft needed replacing & recall on instrument panel cluster. After $450 repair for cam shaft & tow, a week later car started having electrical problems. Aprox every other time I would start car, the radio & electrical display (clock) on radio would not work--appeared to not get power. Six weeks later, check engine light came on again. By this time, original Dodge dealership had been closed, so went to another Dodge dealer for service. They found another wiring problem with engine. Could not identify problem with audio/clock. Check engine light went on about 2 months later. This time local mechanic advised it was a fuel pump problem. Replaced fuel pump, checked fuse & still could not identify problem with audio/display. 9 days later went to start car in the am, and electrical seemed to sputter (lights, instrument pane, wipers, radio) but car would not start. Starter does not appear to be engaging the engine at all. Diagnosed as started motor problem, starter motor replaced, but car still not fixed. Then told battery terminals & cables needed to be replaced. Car now starts, but audio/display issue still unresolved. Concern that there is a larger problem with the electrical system of this vehicle, which is the root cause of all recent problems. Getting scared to drive this car on interstate or in any level of traffic for fear that it will stall out or lose power during operation again. The car only has 42,000 miles on it. First problem started with 37,000 miles on vehicle. I hate this car!!!!!

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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