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Fuel-Tank Warranties Extended on 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum


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Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is extending the fuel-tank warranties on 153,817 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum vehicles after complaints of engine stalling at low speeds.
  • NHTSA announced it has ended its probe into the 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum vehicles equipped with 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter Hemi V8 engines.
  • Chrysler and its supplier, Stant, have solved the problem and extended the warranty period on 19-gallon fuel tanks to lifetime coverage.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is extending the fuel-tank warranties on 153,817 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum vehicles after complaints of engine stalling at low speeds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA announced it has ended its probe into the 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum vehicles equipped with 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter Hemi V8 engines.

The vehicles were being investigated for fuel vapor recovery system failure following refueling.

NHTSA said there were 299 reports from consumers indicating that the fuel system allowed an overfill condition after refueling and that the engines may stall when the vehicle is stopped or traveling at low speeds.

The problem was traced to the multifunction control valve fuel shutoff float in the 19-gallon tanks. The float can swell into a stuck open position, allowing an overfill condition.

Chrysler and its supplier, Stant, developed new fuel soak test requirements to address the condition and extended the warranty period, according to a Friday posting by NHTSA. The agency oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

"The condition that is causing the majority of stalling incidents in the subject vehicles occurs at a stop or low speed and allows the vehicle to be restarted immediately," said NHTSA in its summary of the closed investigation. "The condition represents a low risk to motor vehicle safety and is adequately addressed by Chrysler's extended warranty."

Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned Chrysler vehicles and encounter this condition, be aware that the fuel tanks are now covered by an extended warranty.

Comments

  • I can find many posts on this but cannot find any info from Chrysler, Dodge, or NHTSA themselves. Is this a recall or just an extension of warranty. I bought my 06 Charger R/T used and want to know if I am covered.

  • 300c_owner 300c_owner Posts:

    This is not true, or at least, not true yet. I contacted Chrysler to ask about this and was told there has been no extension to my 2006 300C's warranty. Below is the text of the question and answer. Question: I understand the warranty on the gas tank has been extended on my 2006 300C to correct the problem with stalling after fill up. I have that problem. How do I go about getting it fixed under warranty? When I asked my dealer about this a couple weeks ago he said he has not heard anything about it. Answer: [Niceties removed]. A review of our records indicates that your vehicle does not currently require service for any recall campaign or issued an extended warranty. We have updated your file to reflect the information provided in your email. Going forward, if any recall or extended warranty is placed on your vehicle at a future date, you will be notified via mail. Since you are currently experiencing problems with your vehicle stalling after fueling, we certainly recommend that you contact your local dealer to arrange an appointment so that they can inspect the vehicle and determine an appropriate course of action. If you receive notification of an extended warranty issued on your vehicle, we recommend keeping all receipts and invoices to submit for possible reimbursement at that time.

  • blondie34 blondie34 Posts:

    We need your help Edmunds, because there are so many of us having the issue and Chrysler is not recognizing our vin #. I am afraid to drive this car anymore as of the stalling in traffic. I was told not to fill my tank anymore and Live with this issue. I have called the NHTSA and filed a complaint with them. I have called Chrysler my vin# is not one of the vehicle but yet I stall out in traffic as soon as I leave the gas station on a Full tank. I have pampered this car, 2006 Charger 65,000 miles. I need help in getting to the bottom of this.

  • russellsatx russellsatx Posts:

    The NHTSA action number for this is PE13016. The gov site has the info and everyone knows it but Chrysler. I called my local dealer and the parts manager said he never heard of an extended warranty on this and he has never even heard of anyone having an issue. Really? 153,817 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnums and I am the only one to bring this to my dealer? Someone has to help us with this!

  • russellsatx russellsatx Posts:

    Here is my chat dialog with Chrysler on this issue: Julie: Hi, my name is Julie with Chrysler Customer Care, How may I help you today? Russell Schwarz: I have a 2006 Chrysler 300. It is one of the cars that has a fuel tank problem. I am familiar with NHTSA Action PE13016 concerning the government investigation into this issue as well as the decision of Chrysler to extend the warranty on the 19-gallon fuel tank to lifetime coverage. I also received from the government site a copy of the letter that Chrysler said they sent out to owners concerning this matter. However, I never received the letter and my local Chrysler dealer service manager says that he has never heard of the problem nor is he familiar with any decision of Chrysler to fix the problem. In the mean time, I have struggled with this for three years every time I fill with gas. My car stalls 6 to 10 times after each fill up. What do I have to do to get this fixed? Julie: I am sorry that you are experiencing this issue with the vehicle Mr Schwarz. By checking your vin I see that you do not have an extended warranty for this issue with the vehicle currently. In order to get this fixed I would ask you to reach out to your dealership for a diagnosis and repair. Russell Schwarz: Are you familiar with NHTSA PE13016? Julie: I am not familiar with the NHTSA PE13016. Russell Schwarz: OK. Thanks. I will report this correspondence to NHTSA. Thanks for your reply. Julie: You are welcome, is there anything else that I can assist you with today? Russell Schwarz: No thanks Julie: Thank you for contacting us at Chrysler today. Julie has disconnected.

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