Chrysler Extends Fuel Tank Warranties on 2006 300, Charger & Magnum with V8

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Chrysler will be extending warranties on fuel tanks in more than 153,000 vehicles built for the 2006 model year over complaints of engine stalling at low speeds, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced earlier this month.
The Detroit-based manufacturer will be granting lifetime warranty on fuel tanks for 153,817 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum powered by 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter Hemi V8 engines after the NTHSA closed an investigation on the aforementioned models.

The agency received 299 reports of engines stalling at low speeds and concluded that the control valve shutoff float in the fuel tank could malfunction when exposed to fuels with high ethanol content.

“This condition causes fuel to enter into the purge line which may result in engine stall after refueling. Chrysler's investigation determined that the problem was related to dimensional changes/swelling of the float when exposed to fuels with high ethanol content,” NHTSA said. “Chrysler and its supplier, Stant, developed new fuel soak test requirements to address the condition and extended the warranty period on 19-gallon fuel tanks to lifetime coverage.”

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