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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,868 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 16 of 18)

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problem #55

Feb 202010


  • 39,000 miles


Everytime I fill my gas tank, gas squirts out of the fill and splashes all down the side of my Jeep and all onto the ground.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #54

Nov 142009


  • 44,500 miles
Fuel spills out everytime I am filling up for gas.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #53

Dec 182009


  • 15,000 miles
When I fill up my 2006 Jeep unlimited gas spills out the filler when it shuts off this happens most of the time not always.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #52

Nov 012008


  • 11,000 miles


When filling up my vehicle at the gas pump, the gasoline would overflow. The gas would pump normally. When the tank filled up, the automatic shut off would click off and gas would stop flowing. About 2 seconds later gas would come spewing out of the neck. This would happen no matter what gas station or pump I used. I took the vehicle to a Chrysler dealer and they replaced the entire gas tank. This solved the problem.

- Bridgeton, MO, USA

problem #51

Jan 012010


  • 40,000 miles
When I fill the gas tank on my 06 Jeep Wrangler unlimited it always overflows. The pump does not sense that the tank is full and the back wash flows out onto the side of the Jeep and the ground at my feet. Fortunately my Jeep hasn't been hit by a cigarette after one of these incidences.

- Lithia Springs, GA, USA

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problem #50

Oct 282008


  • 29,500 miles
When pumping gas in my 2006 Wrangler the pump doesn't cut off and it overflows everytime I fill up. The first couple of times I got gas on my clothes, shoes, the ground, and the Jeep. Now I stand back and try to listen and manually cut the pump off, but fairly often it still shoots gas back out(about half a gallon if I didn't pay attention like the first time). After doing research, the only solution I can find is replacing the gas tank with another doomed to fail tank.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #49

Feb 182010


  • 37,000 miles


While filling up my 06 Jeep Wrangler, once the gas comes up the neck, it sprays all over, sometimes spraying up to 4' away. I have been sprayed with gasoline, and drips all over every gas station I fill up at. This happens every time I fill up, and even if you go slow, or full bore, it will overflow and spill out.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #48

Aug 202007


  • 538 miles
Fuel over flows out of filler neck after fuel nozzle shuts off. The Jeep, ground and myself end up covered in fuel everytime I fuel up.

- Creswell, OR, USA

problem #47

Jan 292010


  • 23,000 miles
I drive a 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited (lj). When I fill up this gas, it always overfills...everytime.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #46

Jan 092010


  • 33,000 miles
I ran out of gas, I pulled into a gas station, I filled my tank. As my tank became full, I expected the pump to automatically stop, as they are designed to do. Instead, I watched fuel spew out of my filler neck, and had to stop the pump myself. I went inside the gas station to tell the attendant that their pump must be faulty. They explained to me that they have never received that complaint before, so I left. The next time I needed fuel, I went to a different gas station, and experienced the same problem. I then went three fill-ups with no issue. On the fourth re-fueling episode, it happened again, at a totally different station. Therefore, I believe the problem is in the Jeep's filler neck, not the fuel pumps I was using. The consequences of this problem are obvious, it is a fire hazard, it spews gasoline all over the vehicle's paint, and all over your legs and shoes, depending on where you are standing. Also, it is an environmental issue.

- Indiana, PA, USA

problem #45

Feb 172010


  • 15,000 miles


I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited that has a gas tank issue and based on the web blog most owners have the same problem. The problem has to do with the gas tank and filling the car up. The stop value is defected in the gas tank so when you fill up your car gas shots out of the gas tank once when it is full. I have tried numerous gas stations, difference positions and have taken it into Chrysler-Jeep and the response back that I have gotten is "yes we know there is a problem but there is no way to fix it. I would suggest just not filling the tank all the way up." This is a serious issue as the gas shooting out could get on something, ignite and if nothing else it is spilling gas on the cement of gas stations on a daily bases around the country leading to environmental contamination. Can you please look into this and get in contact with Jeep. Thank you

- Kanasa City, MO, USA

problem #44

Apr 162009


  • miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler sport. Gas overflows or gushes out every time at the pump when the tank gets full. Happens every time and is a safety issue. Nobody injured, but it costs me money at the pump. A bunch of other guys I know with Wrangler have this same issue. I am convinced that there should be a recall on this to fix the defective tank.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #43

Dec 172009


  • 40,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler tj overflows about every other to 2/3 of the time I fill the gas talk up all the way, no matter what station or pump I use.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #42

Jan 012008


  • 25,000 miles
Gas overflows when I fill my Jeep Wrangler unlimited 06 all the way up. No auto shut off internally in tank.

- Canton, NY, USA

problem #41

Jan 012010


  • 35,000 miles
Fuel tank overflows while gas is being pumped. Pump will not fill the tank. The pumps safety shut off is activated and pumping must be restarted. As fueling is ending a rush of air and gas sprays out of gas tank as pump shuts off. I have had gas sprayed onto me on multiple occasions.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #40

Jan 012008


  • 30,000 miles
During gas fill ups, gasoline will shoot out of the fill nozzle when the tank reaches full. This causes gasoline to spill to the ground. The amount varies from a dribble to about a cup. Slowing the fill rate towards the end of the fill will generally prevent the spillage but is not guaranteed. This is an every fill up occurrence.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #39

Jan 102010


  • 42,365 miles
On my 2006 Jeep Wrangler the fuel filler overflows long before the gas pump shuts off when the ambient temp. Is below 40 degrees F.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #38

Feb 182010


  • miles
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler X overflows when filling with gas, the gas pump's auto-shutoff does not work. It happens consistently every time. This is a huge fire hazard!

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #37

Jan 012010


  • 26,000 miles
Fuel spills out at every fill up.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #36

Feb 142010


  • 500 miles
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler spills gas when it is getting filled up. This happens when the tank is reaching full.

- Katy, TX, USA

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