exhaust gas odor/suspension clunks and rattles on 2006 Dodge Charger

when coming to a stop after a short (or long) drive, a strong odor of exhaust gas or raw gas smell enters the passenger area. dealer cannot smell or detect leaks despite numerous visits - what could it be? Also, I've had numerous front end problems - front pads had to be replaced at 25,000 miles, tires replaced at 26,000; rotors turned; bad left frnt strut replaced; ball joints replaced; frt wheel bearings, squeaky steering column lubbed 4 times. what is wrong with this car?!

by in Manassas, VA on February 02, 2010
3 answers
ANSWER by on March 04, 2010
Hi, I had a tuneup two weeks ago and am having the same problem as you described. Am calling crysler for an answer
ANSWER by on March 04, 2010
Opps, you had numerous problems. Anyhow I was referring to the gas odor, especially after stopping, starting the car after being off a couple mintes, etc. This never happend until the tuneup. It's in the shop today. Other then that this may well be the greatest car I have ever owned. Purchased new, almost 90K Miles now and the brakes, never touched are still like new. No one, including myself can believe it. I had the tuneup because I was going on vacation from NY to Texas and thought perhaps it was time. That was the 1st time I put a dime in to the car. If that car was a woman I'd marry it! Sorry to hear you've had so many problems. Hope everything works out for you. Chevy
ANSWER by on December 23, 2010
I have an 07 Charger and just started to notice a raw gas smell strong on the passanger side of the car. My husband works at a Dodge dealer and none of the mechanics have ever seen this problem before. No leak has been found and my husband decided to have a fuel line replaced just to be safe, but that made no difference. We are 2500 miles away from our first tune-up, so we plan on taking it back in next. I will keep you posted if we are able to figure out what the issue is. Sucks to smell gas at every stop light!

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