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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,948 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #59

Nov 122013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,858 miles


I bought a used RHD 2006 Wrangler sport in Nov. 2013 for $18,500.........and you guys will not fix the gas tank that blows gas out while you are filling it, I lose at least a half a gallon of gas each time I fill it up, and it leaves a huge puddle on the ground and one time someone is going to throw a lit cigarette in it or ignite it is some way and people are going to get hurt........... I am sooooooooooooooooo upset over this, and the reason you won't fix it is because it is a RHD fleet is my regular car, and I drive it everywhere, and if anything happens I will sue you until there is no tomorrow.

- New Buffalo, MI, USA

problem #58

Aug 012014


  • miles
Severe fuel spit back when filling up my Jeep Wrangler. Gas spilled all over the vehicle and ground!

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #57

Jun 012010


  • 50,000 miles
Overflow of gas when filling 100% of time.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #56

Feb 102009

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


Every time I fuel up unless I listen very carefully to the change in the sound of the gasoline from the pump into the tank the fuel filler fails to automatically cut off without overflowing. Every Wrangler unlimited owner I have asked experiences the same problem, yet Chrysler fails to acknowledge the issue. I am personally unaware of any fires resulting from this problem, but the potential definitely exists.

- Coldspring, TX, USA

problem #55

Feb 282014


  • 104,000 miles
Fuel pump will not shut off when the tank is full resulting in gasoline spilled on the vehicle and all over the ground.

- Chesapeake , VA, USA

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problem #54

Apr 012014


  • 53,000 miles
Obviously there are many complaints yet you guys are ignoring them. You fill up with gas and at top off it spits gas out that gets all over the person filling clothes. This is a major problem that you need to get off your asses and get this problem resolved before someone gets hurt. I purchased this vehicle recently and filled up 5 times and this occurred everytime. Fix it!

- Sayre, PA, USA

problem #53

Mar 132014


  • miles


When filling the fuel tank the pump cuts off to late and creates splash back and pours gasoline on the ground and all over whoever is near by.

- York, SC, USA

problem #52

May 302013


  • 125,000 miles
Gas pumps will not fill vehicle properly. Gasoline spills from filler neck across back end of vehicle whenever I fill vehicle with fuel.

- Monroe, WA, USA

problem #51

May 142008


  • 20,000 miles
When vehicle is being fueled up, gas leaks out of tank and spills. Seems the check valve is stuck of broken. I must make sure I stop filling before it gets full so it doesn't spill.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #50

Apr 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Gas spurts out of tank when I fill it up and drips all over gas station floor. The gas pump does not stop once its full like other cars and im worried spilled fuel could ignite. Also bad for environment.

- Cedarhurst , NY, USA

problem #49

Mar 152012


  • 38,000 miles


Over fills at the fuel pump all the time.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #48

Apr 192012


  • 47,000 miles
At every fill up fuel spills all over myself, my car and the floor. Very unsafe! automatic shut off never kicks in when full. How many complaints do you need and for how many years! does anybody actually read them besides the consumer" there are over 500 complaints of this on this website alone. What does it take to get a recall"

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #47

Mar 012010


  • 43,000 miles
Fueling the vehicle always results in fuel spray from the vent on the filler neck. This spray happens 100% of fuelings. The tank is often less than 90% full after this and requires topping and additional fuel spray. I have had to report to navy medical to have my eyes flushed and checked after being shot directly in the eyes while listening for the distinct sound of fuel bubbles rising to the top of the fuel filler neck. This causes on average 1/8 gallon of fuel to be spilled per fill up. Over 40K miles at an average of 14mpg that is 22 gallons of fuel spilled and more evaporated. If filling stations require shut off valves, and all new vehicles require evaporative emissions systems to control environmental air quality, to the great detriment of gas mileage, why has this issue not been investigated by the federal government" why do we have to use shoddy gas cans with carb compliant nozzles which cause more fuel spills than normal fuel containers if the government is prepared to ignore this" I've begun using surplus nato jerry cans to fill my truck and avoid being soaked in dangerously flammable and cancer causing fuel.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #46

Jun 012012


  • miles
When putting gas in my Jeep using a fuel pump gas runs out all down the side of my vehicle and makes a puddle on the ground before the pump clicks off. This has been happening for over a year now. It happens every time I fill up my car unless I happen to hear how close the gas level is getting and shut the pump off on my own.

- Preble, NY, USA

problem #45

Jun 102013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 75,500 miles
While filling the gas tank the pump never shut off causing gas to spill everywhere. Faulty check valve in fuel tank. Should be recalled.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #44

May 012009


  • 8,000 miles
Gas tank has splash back every time you fuel it spilling gas out onto fender and ground.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #43

Oct 022006


  • 1,000 miles
While fueling up my 2006 Jeep unlimited tj, the gas spills out all over the side of the Jeep once it's full instead of turning off the pump. This has been an issue since day one, which means there should be a recall as many other 05 & 06 Jeep have the same exact issue.

- Selkirk, NY, USA

problem #42

Nov 012012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that fuel spilled to the ground when the fuel tank was filled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed which located the failure at the fuel tank valve. The dealer advised that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and the approximate current mileage was 85,000.

- Coushatta, LA, USA

problem #41

Mar 152013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
When filling up the gas tank, gas will pour out when it's full/overfull and sometimes spray gas everywhere.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #40

Dec 152012

Wrangler 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Fueling this vehicle is extremely difficult and dangerous due to the fact that no mater how slow you try to pump fuel into it shoots back up the tanks fuel pipe and onto the ground and on you if you are not careful. This fuel system has an obvious flaw. No vehicle should be this difficult to fuel. In 40 years of driving I have never had anything like this with any other vehicle. I won't let anyone else put fuel in this 2006 Jeep Wrangler because I'm afraid a serious accident could to easily occur.

- Granger, IN, USA

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