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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 5 of 18)

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problem #275

Nov 032010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


A majority of the times that I fill my gas tank it overflows. I put the nozzle in and begin filling the tank and then it clicks off and immediately after the click fuel comes out of the filler and onto my Jeep and the ground and my shoes and my hands if they are close to the pump. From what I've read, I'm not the only one with this problem with a Jeep vehicle.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #274

Sep 092011


  • 11,930 miles
The gas tank overflow shutoff doesn't work. Once the tank fills, gas spills out all over which could create a safety problem.

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #273

Feb 262010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
Almost every time I fill my Jeep with gas it overflows. A good amount of gas spills out of the gas tank before the pump shuts off.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #272

Mar 162011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 72,461 miles


When fueling up with gas, the nozzle will shut off when tank is full and gas will then overflow out of the tank fill spout. This happens at every fueling at every gas station now. This is a sudden and new occurrence as the vehicle has never done this prior to this year. ( I have owned since new 2006) as imagined gas will flow out onto the vehicle, ground, person filling gas, etc.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #271

Jan 032010


  • 36,500 miles
Since I've bought my Wrangler in December 2009 the gas tank will overflow and spill out enough gas to cover the vehicle on the side below the gas cap and spill a puddle on to the ground. I've read numerous complaints about this issue and there is no recall currently out there for it. I feel this is a hazard because it means something is being left open inside the tank to allow the gas to overflow outof the fill tube. On top of this every time I fill the vehicle up im spilling gas onto the ground which is both an environmental concern and a safety issue.

- Bellefonte, PA, USA

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problem #270

Jan 252011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 71,400 miles
Almost always get a "splash back" when fueling vehicle as gas station! very hard to listen and decipher if full, I try to guess how many gallons I need to fill up. Spills out gas on the vehicle, on the ground, and on your feet! I have read that many of these vehicles are having the same complaint, without a recall, and it is not the gas pumps problem.

- Ghent, NY, USA

problem #269

Jan 012009


  • 36,000 miles


Fuel overflows while filling up tank creating a very hazardous condition. Often times splashing on the person filling it up.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #268

Nov 072011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
When putting fuel in the vehicle without using the hold open feature on the pump nozzle fuel sprayed out around the nozzle and ran down the side of the Jeep.

- Kitts Hill, OH, USA

problem #267

Oct 222011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 41,950 miles
When pumping fuel into the vehicle when the tank gets full the fuel pump doesn't shut off, instead the fuel sprays out all over the side of the vehicle and on the ground.

- Kitts Hill, OH, USA

problem #266

Sep 022011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 37,460 miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank the fuel spills out and down the side of my Jeep. I have witnessed this being a problem with numerous Jeep owners and believe that this is a faulty inlet check valve that is not only costing me money from wasted fuel but also creating a environmental hazard from spilled gasoline.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #265

Jun 172010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 12,144 miles


Gas tank overflows when refueling, resulting in approximately 8 to 24 ounces of gasoline spilling outside of the tank, down the side of the Jeep and on to the person filling the tank. This is a recurring issue that happens to varying degrees each time the Jeep is refueled.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #264

Jan 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
When filling up gas tank, the fuel spits out upon a full tank. This happens every time I fill up at any gas station.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #263

Oct 042011


  • miles
Whilel filling fueling fill spills out of tank.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #262

Aug 312011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Spewed gas all over bare legs with hand on the nozzle, this happens every time I put gas in. It also air locks /stops pumping even at low speed have to pull the filler and reinsert to get it to fill... then close to the top but not all the way it pukes gas all over body have to stand off to the back of Jeep with hand holding handle every time I try to fill up have never had the gas gauge show all the way full. I bought the Jeep used less than 2 months ago and have read of similar problems with this year is there a recall"?"

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #261

Aug 032011


  • 23,000 miles
The gas overflows out of the fuel tank when filling. The stop doesn't come on at the right time.

- Incline Village, NV, USA

problem #260

Oct 012007


  • 30,000 miles
Every time I fill the tank with gasoline, it spews out and runs out on the ground and down the vehicle side. This did not occur when the vehicle was new, it started when the vehicle was about two years old. It does, however, happen every time I fill the tank, now. It seems to me that this is not only a fire hazard, but a big environmental hazard.

- Millers Creek, NC, USA

problem #259

Sep 232011


  • 46,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited has just started having an issue where the gas spews out of the fill neck before the pump handle clicks off. This has happened the last 3 times I have filled up. This is at a station where I have filled up many times without incident. Not only does this get gas on my vehicle and person, this spills gas all over the pump handle and ground at the station. This is a major inconvenience to myself, damaging to my vehicles paint, and most importantly dangerous. I have read of a large number of individuals with this issue on their Jeep vehicles. I would expect Jeep would be responsible for correcting this issue due to the dangerous, wasteful, and simply unacceptable condition. For me personally, I don't expect that with 46K miles on my Jeep that this should happen, and be the responsibility of the owner to fix. I hope that there can be some action taken to hold Jeep responsible, and remedy this (common) issue. Thank you.

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #258

Oct 012009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Fuel spray from filling vehicle up. Different gas stations all produce the same result. If I set the auto fill on the pump or if I hold the pump handle, fuel will spray out of the fill neck and onto the vehicle, ground or myself.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #257

Jan 072011


  • 50,000 miles
Fuel spray from filling vehicle up. Different gas stations all produce the same result. If I set the auto fill on the pump or if I hold the pump handle, fuel will spray out of the fill neck and onto the vehicle, ground or myself.

- Bethlehem, GA, USA

problem #256

Jun 172010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 72,500 miles
When filling up at the gas station gas spews out of the tank when it nears full splashing everything within a foot of the car including at times myself. This happens each and every time I try to fill up. I always have to try to stop the pump before it's full. If I so choose to try to fill the tank I have to try to listen to determine when the gas might spew back out on me and let me tell you that's definitely not a fool proof method as I've been sprayed with gas numerous times trying this method. If I try to fill the tank and stand away from the tank so as to miss the spray then gas spews everywhere; on the ground, back on the gas pump itself, and down the side of my car; which by the way damages the paint. This is a huge danger not only to myself but to others as well. I can't believe that Chrysler offered a recall on other years with the exact same problem but not on this model year. They've acknowledged that this is an issue in their Jeep so why not offer a recall on all years with this problem? I'm sorely disappointed that Chrysler cares so little for their customers safety and even the safety of the general public since they could be affected by the spewing gas as well. We shouldn't have to pay for a manufacturer's defect.

- Dacula, GA, USA

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