I know there was a recall for certain 2005 Durangos due to fuel
oveflowing when you fill the gas tank. We just recently found out
about this. My husband's 2005 Durango now has the same exact problem,
but it's out of warranty by three months and his VIN is not under the
Is he just sh*t out of luck, or has anyone had any luck getting Dodge
to cover a recall that doesn't support a particular VIN? It's the
SAME problem, but he is getting nowhere with the dealer or Dodge. It
will cost $700 to fix if we pay for it.
Thanks for any insight you might have.
I have the same problem with 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. It's still under warranty until May 2009. I will try to contact dealer with this issue. Hope they will help.
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If your fuel gauge is showing you in accurate readings this is normal to all vehicles that are not used to fill-up gas full regularly but sometimes the cause of the inacuracy is due to faulty float valve in the gas tank you need to replace it
Hello, I know you posted this question almost a year ago and I don't know if you have your answer yet. I just wanted to let you know we had a similar problem after purchasing a used 2003 Volvo XC90 earlier this year for my daughter to drive around, and found out that there was an outstanding recall on it due to the fumes from the gas tank. It had something to do with the fuel lines, and and the fuel tank, and being in a southern state (in which we are) I would suggest checking to see if your car falls into this category.
Chrysler and Dodge have a fuel vapor filter that allows air out of the gas tank but filters the harmful fumes. Usually the problem happens from topping off your gas after the gas pump stops due to the automatic shut off and then putting more gas in the tank (to make the bill an even $50. or to the next $5 increment, or pumping more in just because it fits). Anyway the filter gets saturated with gas, is not able to breath, and causes a vacuum in the tank. Because of this, the anti-siphon ball is not able to float around and sits at the opening of the fuel fill tube and won't allow any more gas to be put in (acts like the car is full). If you pump super duper slow like put a nickel to hold the gas pump handle, it will trickle in without a problem, but it takes forever! Solution, get the filter replaced and don't over fill the tank.
WOO stop there is a major recall with the 05 durangos the check valves get stuck they are recalling the gas tanks on thousands of those car. that is a big fire hazard. Go to the dealer I garente ur vehcle is recalled u may have not gotten the notice in the mail yet. Please rate if this helps.
Here is a copy of the dealer recall notice.
2005 (HB) Dodge Durango
NOTE: This recall applies only to the above vehicles built from October 13, 2004
through November 30, 2004 (MDH101300 through 113023).
The fuel tank inlet check valve on about 18,900 of the above vehicles may stick in
the open position. This can cause fuel to spill out of the filler tube when the
vehicle is being refueled. Fuel in the presence of an ignition source can result in a
The fuel tank inlet check valve must be tested for proper operation. Vehicles with
a sticking check valve must have the fuel tank replaced.
There was a recall on this type of problem a while back. I had the same issue and brought it to Dodge to get fixed. You should have received something in the mail but if you didn't here is the information. Make: DODGE Model: DURANGOModel Year: 2005Manufacturer: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONMfr's Report Date: FEB 01, 2005NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V034000
NHTSA Action Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAPPotential Number of Units Affected: 26000Summary: ON
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER TUBE INLET CHECK
VALVE MAY NOT FULLY CLOSE AT THE END OF REFUELING. THIS COULD ALLOW
SOME FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE VEHICLE FILLER NECK.
Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.Remedy: DEALERS
WILL INSPECT THE INLET CHECK VALVES AND REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY
FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
RECALL NO. E01. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC
SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY
1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.