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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 4 of 5)

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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

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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

problem #24

Jul 012008


  • miles
Ever since I bought my 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon, I have problems when refueling the car. I bought my car second-hand. If I leave the gas nozzle on 'auto', the auto-shutoff of the pump shuts off too late, resulting in a gush of gasoline squirting out of the tank. The only way to prevent any spilling of gas during fuelling is to listen to the noise that the escaping air out of the tank makes, or guesstimating roughly how much gas the car needs, then manually very slowly continue to fill up.

- Sugar Grove, IL, USA

problem #23

Jul 262010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Each time I refill the fuel tank, there is a large amount of splash back of fuel out of the filler after the gas pump shuts off when it detects that the tank is full. It started happening around 30000 miles on the odometer and happens every time I refuel the Jeep.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #22

Nov 102010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,915 miles
Adding gasoline to gas tank at a filling station with a standard pump nozzle, will always result in an expulsion of gasoline from the vehicle filler opening when the tank is full. The pump nozzle does shut off the delivery of fuel, but a suspected design flaw permits gasoline to erupt out of the filler opening, which will splash onto an unsuspecting person doing the refilling, onto his shoes, and run down the outside of vehicle, creating an unnecessary health and safety hazard. Video documentation can be easily found with a quick search on youtube.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #21

Apr 072012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I own a 2006 Jeep tj rubicon & am having a refueling issue at the gas pump. At first it overflowed maybe twice. Now I can't refuel without the shut -off (on the gas pump) shutting off. The only way I can refuel is by holding the pump lever gently which does results in an over flow. I talked to Chrysler customer service & they said this is the first time they have heard of this problem & made an appointment for me for diagnostics a my local dealership which will cost me $120 for a problem that other tj owners are talking about on the internet. This has been a refueling problem for the last 6 months.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 102012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
When fueling my Jeep Wrangler and all gas stations, the gas tank overflows when before the fuel cutoff switch on the gas pumps kicks off. Every single time this happens. There is a problem with the filler hose somehow from the factory. Not only does it leak out the top of spout but it sprays everywhere, on clothes and anything nearby within 3 feet. Probably half a cup of gas give or take at every fuel stop in my estimation.

- Manassas, VA, USA

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