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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,967 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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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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problem #39

Jan 012010


  • 15,000 miles
Fuel spills every time I fill the tank. The thing that is supposed to shut off the nozzle does not work.

- Ludlow Falls, OH, USA

problem #38

Oct 092012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,500 miles


When fueling my 2006 Jeep lj gas sprays out all over the side of the Jeep and anyone standing near the back of the Jeep when the tank is full and the pump trips off.

- Rock Springs, WY, USA

problem #37

Feb 202013


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that after adding fuel to the vehicle, the fuel pump automatically shut off and fuel sprayed out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the fuel purge valve had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #36

Dec 032012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 95,086 miles
When filling the fuel tank, regardless of fast or slow, gas spews out of the fill port when the tank if full. Fast, it spews gas about 2 feet out from the vehicle, slow, it just runs out the filler spout without shutting the pump off. This is very dangerous as I usually loose a couple cups of fuel on the ground every time I fill up.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #35

May 022011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 39,554 miles
Fuel system spews fuel all over vehicle and operator when filling. Will not shut off on its own.

- Bayfield, CO, USA

problem #34

Feb 062006

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 0 miles


Check valve fails causing fuel to spill or "spit back" onto the ground or the person refueling the vehicle.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #33

Jan 312012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Fuel sprays over onto the ground, Jeep and owner when refueling.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #32

Jan 162008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank at a gas station, the pump handle clicks off, and fuel pours down the side of the vehicle.

- Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #31

Jan 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When fueling, it always overflows and spills fuel out from the gas tank. It seems to be a bit better if I manually hold the fuel pump and pump the gas at an extremely slow rate. I am not able to let the pump automatically fill otherwise fuel spills. This happens every time I fuel the Jeep.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #30

Dec 012008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Fuel spill on every fill up.

- Kingston, GA, USA

problem #29

Jan 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When filling fuel tank gas pump shuts off too late, results in fuel spillage every time vehicle is filled unless the tank is not filled completely. Gas blows back onto hand of person filling vehicle causing personal injury hazard, and also spills onto ground and vehicle causing fire hazard. The shut-off works, but comes too late to be effective - usually pump shuts off then momentarily later gas flies out of filler neck.

- Tunbridge, VT, USA

problem #28

Aug 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Consistently, while refueling the vehicle, regardless of fill rate, if the nozzle is not stopped manually, gasoline erupts from the filler neck when the tank is full. It is usually enough to leave gas dripping down the vehicle and a small puddle underneath. This happens each and every time it is filled.

- Eastampton, NJ, USA

problem #27

Dec 092012


  • 42,300 miles
I was filling up the Jeep and the gas spill out form the nozzle. I have read online and it seems to be a constant issue. This is not the first time it happened to me and I have been to several different gas stations.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #26

Dec 032010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Fuel splash-back upon filling vehicle with fuel. Fuel covers out side corner of vehicle and ground creating hazardous conditions as well as polluting ground water.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #25

Nov 272012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
When filling the gas tank there doesn't appear to be any shut-off when the tank is full. I've owned the Jeep for 2 months now and this has happened 3 times. When the gas tank gets full it spits out the gasoline instead of shutting off the pump handle like it is supposed to. I have searched the internet and have not found any mention of a recall for this problem. Please advise if there is a fix for this.

- South Riding, VA, USA

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