really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,655 miles

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2008 Dodge Durango fuel system problems

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2008 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #15

Jul 162015


  • 160,023 miles


Takata recall when filling up my vehicle shoots gas back out all over

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #14

May 152016


  • 90,000 miles
Dodge Durango 2008 with hemi 5.7 L engine stalls at low speeds after I fill up the gas tank. This happens every time I fill up the tank now. I have read on consumer forums that other Dodge trucks and car owners have also reported this problem. It is dangerous, as the car stalls without any warning. This happens multiple times after fillup and after driving 20 miles or so the problem goes away. It is very dangerous as my car has stalled in busy intersections and while taking yield turns. The vehicle has also stalled while driving on highway after gas fillup and as I tried to slow down. When I reported to the dealer, they said it is not covered under warranty.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 232015


  • 130,000 miles
Vehicle was stationary at a filling station fuel pump with engine off. When the filling pump nozzle shuts off back pressure from the vehicles fuel tank forces a stream of gasoline back out of the fill neck. This happens every time the fuel tank is filled. I have read that this is a common problem in several Chrysler vehicles caused by a faulty check valve in the fuel tank.

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #12

Sep 252015


  • 56,000 miles


When filling up the gas tank, I had some fuel leak out when I was finished pumping, probably a half gallon at least. It then runs down the side of the vehicle causing a fire threat. This has happened at multiple gas stations

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #11

Jul 152014


  • 15,000 miles
When and everytime vech. Is refueled, get blowback of fuel. During 1 trip, fuel ran back down outside of fill pipe and gas tank, and hit hot muffler, luckly it did not ignite. Can't fill gas tank more than half way, without this happening. Called dealer, service mgr. Took VIN#, said wasn't cover under recall of any type, but will correct problem with new gas tank for aprox. $1000. Another problem that happen twice now, is elect. System goes out, loosing all power to steering and brakes, this happen twice. One time was while towing camper on interstate highway with traffic, we just barely got off road. Again dealership, said the recall for instrument and wiring couldn't and wouldn't cause car to just shut down as described. But they would be happy to replace the instrument cluster and correct any wiring problems, saying cost could be a few hundred or more. Have called Chrysler 3 times, they taken info. Said someone would contact, never a call back. This car was purchased as a used car from a Ford dealership, with only a little over 10,000. Miles in 2013, 5yrs old and only 2000 per year should of been a red flag, but was told a older gentleman had and Ford dealer showed a carfax report that fit the mileage.

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 172009

Durango 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Fuel spews out of the filler neck everytime I fill up the vehicle whether I use the auto fill or hold the lever by hand. If the vehicle is filled with any speed 1-2 pints of fuel will come spitting back out when it reaches the top. The fuel has spit on me and my wife on several occasions. This happens regardless of the level the tank is at prior to filling or how long the vehicle was operated before attempting to fill it. I was able to find a Dodge warranty bulletin D-12-07, covers 2007-2008, and attempted to get my vehicle fixed under that bulletin but was told my vehicle didn't fit the criteria. There was also a tsb 14-001-12 for the same issue but again they will not fix my vehicle. This has occurred since I purchased my vehicle used in 2011. I know Dodge is aware the issues these vehicles have with the fueling system as the 2005 was recalled for the same reason and I found similar warranty bulletins for 2005-2006. I have sustained minor chemical burns from fuel being spewed onto my pants. This problem has a solution and Dodge refuses to fix it.

- Eagle River, AK, USA

problem #9

Oct 262013


  • miles


I've noticed since I bought my truck, when I have it on autofill at the gas station, there's no indication for when the gas is full... it come spewing out all over me and down the side lf the car! I thought it may have been the pump, but it happens every single time I fill my tank all the way full. Now from the gas over flowing so many times, I have very bad rust around where you fill up the gas. It's rusting a hole straight threw!! as I read and do research, I see many others have this complaint as well and still there is no recall !!

- Pittsburgh , PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 212014


  • 72,000 miles
Upon filling the fuel tank, the pump clicks off and gasoline spews back out of the fuel fill neck. This has happened several different times at different fuel stations. Approximately a pint to a quart of gasoline quickly spews back out of the tank covering the side of the vehicle and pants and shoes of whomever is fueling the vehicle.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 312013

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Every time I fuel the vehicle up (at multiple gas stations) the pump does not shut off a when the tank is full, causing fuel spit back and overflow. This causes a fire danger and a hazmat situation.

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #6

Nov 202013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spewed out of the filler neck valve without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 80,000.

- East Moline, IL, USA

problem #5

Mar 012011

Durango 6-cyl

  • 35,150 miles


Upon completion of filling the fuel tank either manually or with the automatic pumping device once the fuel tank is full gasoline will spray out of the fuel filler neck. It does not matter how slow or fast the fuel is placed into the tank it will spill back out. This causes a great safety concern.

- Iola, KS, USA

problem #4

Jan 282013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 71,100 miles
Fuel splash back from filling tube after automatic shut off on fueling nozzle releases.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #3

Oct 022012


  • 62,558 miles
I went to a gas station to fill up on fuel and when the attendant heard it click off and tried to remove the gas hose the gas tank spit fuel back out and down the side of my vehicle. This is the second time it has done this and only the second time I have done a full fill-up since I bought it in August.

- West Linn, OR, USA

problem #2

Jun 012012


  • 61,000 miles
Fuel spits out of fill tube every time we fill up! it has happened at several different stations in different states. This is very unsafe! each time the gas is pumped, the nozzle clicks off to turn off the pump. 1 second later you hear a gurgling noise and gas spouts out of the fuel tube. It soaks the side of the car and your clothes and shoes are drenched in gasoline!! from my online research, this problem has been happening with several years of Durangos and Jeep. There are no recalls for 2008 Durangos! how can this be" it seems to be the same recall from 2005 but hardly anyone is having success getting the dealers to replace the tanks. What are we waiting for? someone to burn to death"

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 092012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
While pulling into a parking space at low speed while cranking the steering wheel, the engine just shut off. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the other cars. This has now happened twice. The Dodge dealership couldn't find a problem and the message boards are full of people experiencing similar near-crashes.

- Smithville, MO, USA

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