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 7 of 19)

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problem #254

Jun 012011


  • 50,000 miles


I have a 2006 Dodge Durango limited with the 5.7L motor. Every time I fill up with gas it spews out excess gasoline. This happens at any gas station. The vehicle has 72,500 miles on it and this problem has occurred for the last 12,000 miles. I have contacted various dealers and I go thru the same routine: VIN reference, then they proceed to tell me it is not covered under lifetime powertrain warranty, and that they have never heard of the issue, and to contact Dodge corporate for assistance. When I contact corporate I follow the steps and they always tell me they cannot assist me at that time. I can never talk to a real person. I have a family and I do not want a fire leading to my families endangerment.

- Imperial, MO, USA

problem #253

May 012010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
My 2006 Dodge Durango began having issues with the fuel tank one year ago. Every time I fill up the tank, after the nozzle automatically shuts off, gas spews back out of the car onto me and the exterior of the vehicle. May 2011 a service shop found that a solenoid had failed and replaced it. They also found that the surge canister was holding gasoline, as it likely is filled when the tank spews gas back out. Replacing the solenoid did not correct the problem, and the service technician informed me that there were several reports of this occurring with other Dodge Durangos, but that my year vehicle had not been recalled. Only 2005 Durangos have been recalled for this exact same problem. I reported this to Chrysler on May 24, and the case manager contacted me on May 31 to report that Chrysler was choosing not to assist in replacing the fuel tank, and at this time has not recalled for this safety issue.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #252

May 252011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
When fueling my 2006 Dodge Durango; the pump will click off automatically then gas will overflow from the tank. I purchased this vehicle used and have had the problem since day 1 of ownership. Dodge recalled the 2005 model for the same problem. I contacted Dodge; and took my vehicle in to an authorized dealer. $1043 plus tax for parts and labor to have the fuel tank replaced. Why did they recall the 2005 but not the 2006 for the exact same problem. This is absolutely ridiculous. It is a safety hazard !!!!!! please, please, please help 2006 owners get this resolved.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #251

Jun 012009


  • 50,000 miles


When fueling, if allowed to fill up, at the point of full/pump cut off, gasoline will spray out of the fill tube around the nozzle and create a large puddle on the ground. This was intermittent at first, but has since become an every time occurrence. Not only an environmental hazard, this poses serious risks to the passengers (esp. Children)

- Springfield, TN, USA

problem #250

Sep 012010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel would begin to spill out from the fuel filler neck. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled to capacity. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure yet the fuel tank was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 60,950. Updated 06/20/11

- Guilford, CT, USA

problem #249

May 152010


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While adding fuel to the vehicle, the fuel pump indicator informed the contact that the fuel tank was full. Fuel began spraying out of the vehicle onto the contact and the ground. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #248

Aug 012010


  • 48,000 miles


Gas over flowing at the fuel pump when filling up. The pump wouldn't automatically stop till after it was over flowing. Gas spilled on the paint and hands, cloths if your standing there and on the ground cause a possible fire hazard. Took to dealer said it was the gas tank. They replaced it and no more problems. I don't have the old gas tank.$750 for the repair.

- New Windsor , NY, USA

problem #247

May 102011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 129,998 miles
When filling up my 2006 Dodge Durango with gasoline, just after the pump clicks off a large amount of gas will spew out from the filler entrance. This has happened at different gas stations. This started happening about a year ago.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #246

Apr 052011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Durango. The automatic fuel shut-off valve, located inside the fuel tank, does not work. This allows for fuel to splash out of the tank each time you fill the tank. From the research that I've done, this is a know problem for Chrysler products, which resulted in the recall of several thousand 2005 model year Dodge Durangos. The problem persists in model years 2006 and 2007 for Dodge Durangos, chrsyler aspens, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is an extreme safety hazard as the fuel splash unexpectedly.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #245

Apr 172011


  • 41,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when refueling the fuel tank, the fuel would spew out of the tank when it was full. The emission control light illuminated after the failure and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who advised that the egr valve would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current mileage was 43,803 and the failure mileage was approximately 41,200.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #244

Mar 142011


  • miles


The fuel line check valve sticks allowing gasoline to spit back out when filling up the gas tank. This is a 2006 Dodge Durango, but the problem is identical to the 2005 model recall on the same issue, and which appears well documented elsewhere, including this website which shows the same issue. www.safetyresearch.net/2011/03/23/fuel-spit-back-continues-to-plague-Chrysler-vehicles/ my local dealer quoted me $1,200 to replace the valve, and Chrysler customer care said that they "might' pay a goodwill payment to reimburse me if I got it fixed. Not sure what to do especially if it is recalled like it should be if the 2005 model was for the same reason.

- Westfield, IN, USA

problem #243

Apr 152011


  • 90,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Durango. The last 5 times I've filled it up, the gas has overflowed even though the auto shut-off clicked on the pump handle. The first time I thought it must be the pump, but now that it's happened 2 more times, I'm am very worried and would like this fixed by Dodge. My vehicle is not on the recall list but is doing the same as the ones that have been recalled.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #242

Apr 162011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When I refuel my 2006 Dodge Durango after the gas pump shuts off there is a burst of fuel that will flow out of my gas tank and leak all over the side of the car. This can be extremely hazardous to myself and the children in the car if a spark is present. This issue happens everytime I refuel my vehicle all the way and has now cause the paint to also to start coming off under the gas tank.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #241

Mar 152011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 58,320 miles
At about 58,000 miles my 2006 Dodge Durango began to overflow or spit back a large amount of fuel when topping off the tank. The amount of fuel is about 1/2 to 1 gallon in size and spits out of the filler neck in a flowing spray. It does this every time I fill it till the pump auto shuts off.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #240

Jan 172011


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. When attempting to refuel the vehicle, the contact stated that fuel began to spill back out from the filler neck. The dealer advised the contact that there were no recalls and that he would need to replace the fuel tank. The contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure nor was the vehicle repaired. The current mileage was 58,138 and the failure mileage was 55,000.

- Ashby, MN, USA

problem #239

Aug 152008


  • 30,000 miles
Fuel spills out of the gas tank when finished filling up. I called Dodge on 10/28/2009 to see if there was a recall. Dodge said there was a recall, but only on the 2005 models, not the 2006 models. They gave me a case # and told me to get it checked out by my dealership. When I got to the dealership they wanted to charge me to look at it. I thought that I was the only one with this problem, however I see over 270 complaints here on the D.O.T. website. This is a serious safety and environmental issue. I can tell you that the ecco friendly vapor locking gas pumps do not work on my Durango when gas comes spraying out the fuel filler neck all over the truck, ground, and anything near it including people. Someone is going to get seriously hurt or killed and I hope it isn't my 16 yr. Old son who just got his license. This is an obvious defect of the fuel check valve and the recall should be extended to the 2006 models as well. I will be taking videos of my next several fill-ups as evidence. How many complaints does it take to get some action?

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #238

Sep 012009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while adding gasoline to the fuel tank it spilled back out. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 60,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #237

Apr 182011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 0 miles
The shut-off valve on the gas tank for my 2006 Dodge Durango does not work and significant volumes of gasoline spill onto the ground during each visit to the gas station. Due to repeated events over the life the vehicle the paint under and behind the tank has failed and rust under the paint is occurring.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #236

Apr 122011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Fuel spills out of fuel tank when filling fuel tank.

- Owatonna, MN, USA

problem #235

May 012008


  • 30,000 miles
Fuel filler tube overflows after fuel pump at the gas station hits the auto shut-off point. Notified dealer who said they hadn't heard anything about a problem like that, but offered to look into it for a charge. Approximately 1-2 cups of fuel shoots out of the filler tube every time the vehicle is filled. The fuel sprays over whomever is filling the vehicle and is ruining the paint around the filler tube. There is an extreme fire/explosion danger as well as potential for damage to eyes, lungs, and skin. This is also damaging to the environment.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

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