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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,606 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2004 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 172014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


I drove to the gas station one morning filled my gas tank when I got home and parked on the drive way; I got off the Jeep I smelled gas when I looked back behind the Jeep I saw gas running down from the top of the gas tank. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ft.Lupton, CO, USA

problem #5

Jun 262011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 53,297 miles
Vehicle stopped running while driving locally. Steering and braking became difficult. Could have been dangerous at higher speed. Diagnosis by a local mechanic (superior collision & auto service, gardnerville, nv 775-782-2966) was an internal short in the fuel pump module which caused the fuel pump to stop operating and the engine to quit. The fuel pump module is located inside the fuel tank, in the direct presence of gasoline and gasoline vapor. Upon examining the fuel pump module the mechanic determined that the wiring leads to the pump unit had shorted against the module's aluminum housing due to chafing of the wiring insulation on the edge of the housing. They and I believe that if this short had caused a spark it could have ignited the fuel in the tank, causing an explosion or fire. I have owned this vehicle since new and this part had never been serviced or replaced. It was as installed at the factory. To correct this the mechanic installed a new fuel pump module. He said the wiring on the replacement module appears to have been routed more carefully to avoid this problem. I have the faulty module in my possession.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #4

Sep 272010


  • 94,000 miles
My 2004 Jeep Wrangler unlimited has 94,000 miles and recently started to spill fuel during refueling. Wile pumping gas the pump auto shut off wont kick in.

- Miam, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 32,500 miles


Gas overflows before fuel nozzel shuts off when filling tank.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 272010


  • 28,887 miles
My 2004 Jeep Wrangler unlimited keeps overflowing with fuel at the pump. Whether the Jeep is filled from empty or partially full it does not matter. Fuel keeps spitting out of the filler neck once the Jeep is full. I am tired of getting fuel all down the side of the Jeep, on the ground, and on myself. Something needs to be done about this.

- Milford , PA, USA

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problem #1

Feb 182004


  • 74,950 miles
Every time I fuel my 2004 Jeep Wrangler the fuel splashes all over around the gas cap. I think this is a major problem because of a chance of fire. Alot of Jeep Wrangler owners are having this problem and its only a mater of time before a fire happens.

- Coronado, CA, USA

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