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 9 of 19)

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problem #214

Jun 122004


  • 40,000 miles


Everytime I put gas in my tank and is almost full I get a shower of gas on me, the car, the floor. This is getting to be ridiculous, I have had to come home and change clothes because of the fuel spill. Are we waiting for someone to catch on fire or have someone killed before this issue gets resolved. The 2005 Durango has the same defect and it was recalled. Please anyone do something about it before somebody gets injured or killed.

- Broadway, NC, USA

problem #213

Mar 042011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
When filling 2006 Durango with fuel the fuel will spew back out of filler.

- Crystal River, FL, USA

problem #212

Apr 082010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
We have a 2006 Dodge Durango that spits out fuel whenever you file the gas tank. I am aware of several other complaints with this year model and exact problem. I am concerned that this defect is gong to cause personal injury from gas contacting skin or eyes, or possibly a fire situation that can cause loss of life. We are the original owners of this vehicle and noticed that the problem developed sometime in 2010. Dodge is showing no recall, however, I am convinced that this is a manufacture defect. I have never experienced a problem like this with any vehicle I have owned.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #211

Mar 112011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


While fueling my 2006 Dodge Durango limited last night, the fueling nozzle clicked off at 19.6 gallons and then approximately 1/4 gallon of gas spilled back out of the fueling inlet of the vehicle getting on my hand, feet, car and ground. This is the 6th time in a row this has happened and at different gas stations. I have contacted Dodge who refuse to accept the vehicle is the problem, and refuse to admit other owners are having the same issue.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #210

Jan 052011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 63,500 miles
While pumping gas into my 2006 Dodge Durango limited, the fuel hose shut off sensing that the tank was almost full however the fuel came spewing out of the tank from the vehicle. Approximately 1/4 of a gallon of fuel spilled out onto me, the vehicle, tail pipe and the ground. This has happened now five times in a row. This could be a fire hazard, and definitely a chemical burn on my hands and uncovered feet. There is a recall for the 2005 model year, but the dealer said mine is not covered under that recall.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #209

Mar 082011

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated while refueling the vehicle, fuel spewed back out from the filler neck spilling onto the contact. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that they were aware of the failure but because there was not a recall, they were not willing to assist with repairs. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the check valve filler tube. The dealer advised the check valve filler tube, gas tank and the sending unit be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 72,000. Updated 4/11/2011 updated 04/14/11

- Greeville , NH, USA

problem #208

Mar 012011


  • miles


Fuel spit-back- whether we fill it on the lowest setting on the gas pump or if we manually fill it using as little pressure as possible it overfills every single time and gas pours from the fill spout down the body of the vehicle, on my hands clothes and on the ground. I have had to go home and change clothes after trying to fill the car with gas.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #207

Jun 012009

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Fuel fill-up worked flawlessly until ~45K. Every fill-up after that (now at 58K), allows gas to spill out on the ground. The gas pump clicks off, and then 1 to 2 cups of gasoline gush out of the filler neck. The only solution I've found is to stop filling the gas tank before it's full (guessing game required to prevent environmental hazard). How can this not be a recall?

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #206

Mar 022011

Durango 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
A large amount of fuel sprays out of fuel filler when gasoline pump shuts off at tank full.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #205

Mar 012011


  • 77,000 miles
2006 Dodge Durango gushes fuel out of tank during filing. This is a serious problem and dangerous situation that is being ignored by the manufacturer. Dealer and manufacturer expect owners to pay for tank replacement although 2005 models had the same issue and had recall. Chrysler needs to recall and cover all years that have this problem before someone is injured or killed!

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #204

Dec 312010

Durango 8-cyl

  • 79,000 miles


2006 Dodge Durango, sprays fuel out of fill port onto the ground, when it should be clicking the nozzle off.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #203

Feb 282008


  • 56,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after filling his tank up the gas would spill back out in large numbers. This failure has occurred on a intermittent basis since 2008. The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer nor has it been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Golf Port, MS, USA

problem #202

Dec 012010


  • 83,000 miles
During normal fuel fill-up procedures, whenever the fuel nozzle stops pumping fuel into the gas tank, a large amount of fuel is ejected from the gas fill-up door. This gasoline is sprayed over anyone and anything within approximately three feet of the vehicle in direct line with the fuel door, as well as spilling down the side of the vehicle itself and onto the ground. Several other 2004-2006 Dodge Durango owners I know have this same issue, with no help to repair or reimburse for repair from Chrysler's corporate office.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #201

Feb 202010

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 78,800 miles
Fuel tank does not shut off automatically and overflows when fuel tank is full. I have owned this vehicle for almost 4 years and it overflows fuel every time it is filled up. The 2004 and 2005 models had a recall for this, I have read thousands of complaints for 2006 models for the same problem with the fuel tank. When will you make Dodge recall the 2006 models for this? I am waiting for a gas station to charge me for haz-mat clean up over this.

- Fort Defiance, VA, USA

problem #200

Aug 012010


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact noticed that when attempting to fuel her vehicle, the gasoline would spill back out. The failure was similar to recall 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they performed a diagnostic test which concluded that the fuel tank assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer agreed to cover 50% of the repair cost; however, the vehicle had not been repaired. The current mileage was 106,000 and the failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #199

Dec 142010


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle, gasoline fuel would spew back out from the filler tube spilling onto the contact and the ground. The dealer advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed there were no recalls on the vehicle. No assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #198

Nov 302010


  • 33,000 miles
When filling up the gas tank it spews gas back out at you when it reaches full. I have used numerous different gas stations and they all do this.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #197

Feb 082011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Gas spills from vehicle when we stop refilling the vehicle. It surges from the tank due to a defective check valve. Gas spills on the vehicle and ground, creating an extreme safety hazard. There is a recall (NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000) for this problem, but Chrysler has excluded our vehicle from the recall even though we are having the exact same problem. There are hundreds of examples of other people having the same problem, but Chrysler refuses to fix any but the few vehicles included in the recall. Chrysler just advised us to get the problem fixed on our own, send them the bill, and they will consider repaying us. This is not right. Chrysler knows they have this problem, but are evidently doing everything they can to not fix our vehicle, along with thousands of other similarly affected vehicles. The NHTSA should widen the recall, as this is a serious defect that could cause serious fire and environmental damage.

- Eureka Springs, AR, USA

problem #196

Feb 022011


  • 94,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Durango. While filling the fuel tank, the contact stated the fuel overflowed and sprayed out. The fuel tank does not indicate when it was full and causes the fuel to spray out. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians stated the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The contact stated there was a recall on the fuel tank but the VIN was not included. The NHTSA campaign id number could not be located. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 94,800.

- Odum, GA, USA

problem #195

Feb 022011

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
I have a 2006 Dodge Durango. Everytime I fuel the vehicle gas spills from the filler neck when it nears the full point. This will happen whether I am running the pump by hand or whether I have the pump in auto fill. I have tried several different gas stations also. If you are not paying attention fuel comes out with enough pressure to cover a person from the knee area down. Not only am I covered in gas but the outside of the vehicle and the ground below are also. The inside of the vehicle has a very strong gas odor. I feel like this creates a huge safety concern for myself, my children, and the next person to pull up to that pump that now has gas on his tires and shoes. All it would take would be a small ignition source to have a serious accident. I have checked with Dodge and there is no recall covering this issue for my year model. This seems to be very common on Durangos between the 2005-2007 years. The 2005 year has been identified as a defect for recall. Why haven't they realized all of the years are?

- Nevada, IA, USA

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