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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,514 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #18

Jun 262012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 19,567 miles


While driving on a pasture the fuel line in our 2010 automatic Jeep Wrangler unlimited became detached from the clip that holds it in the automatic transmission (according to the dealer). The plastic part in the fuel line melted when it became in contact with part of the hot exhaust system. The Jeep stop running and a small fire started beneath the Jeep on the grass. We pushed the vehicle out of the way and put the fire out. There was no fire damage to the Jeep. The Jeep was repaired at labelle Dodge/Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. Ph: 1-800-226-1193 invoice no. [xxx] we contacted Chrysler and we were told that happen because we took the Jeep off road. That there was nothing they could do. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 042012


  • 39,500 miles
Fuel overflow when using automatic shutoff at gas pump.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

problem #16

Dec 032012


  • 37,000 miles
Every time I filled my gas tank starting about a month ago, at several different gas stations, there was a overflow of gasoline after the pump automatically stopped. I did not try to top off. As I pulled the nozzle out of the tank, several cups of gas spewed out of the filler tube.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #15

Jan 012013


  • 13,540 miles


Every time I try to fill up my Jeep, fuel spills out the gas tank. I have tried holding the nozzle at every angle and depth into the fuel neck possible. This has to be a defect in the gas tank. It happens every time at different gas stations now, fast or slow filling does not matter.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #14

Jan 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I just bought my 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited sport a little over a month ago. Just recently, past 6 fill ups, the pump will click signifying full, then spew and overflow all over side, bumper and ground. No matter how I try to fill it up, even keeping my hand on pump, it will overflow every time. It is even starting to show noticeable fading on the bumper where gas spills.

- Yukon, OK, USA

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problem #13

Dec 312012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 44,500 miles
When filling up the gas tank the fuel spills out after shut off. Approximation a cup to 2 cups will back splash out of the top and spills all over the Jeep and ground. Does not matter what gas station this has just started happening the last two fill ups.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #12

Aug 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles


Approximately 5 months ago my 2010 Jeep Wrangler began overflowing at every fill up, spilling fuel all over the side of my vehicle and the ground. This had happened at different gas stations and different temperations, and no matter how slow I try to pump the fuel it still overflows. This problem began all at once and I never had an issue with it before.

- Albuquerque , NM, USA

problem #11

Dec 202012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 7,258 miles
When filling my Jeep's gas tank the pressure inside the tank blows gas back out the fill neck. This happens at all fill ups.

- Little River, KS, USA

problem #10

Dec 072012


  • 36,575 miles
The last time two times I filled my gas tank, at two different gas stations, there was a backsplash of gasoline after the pump automatically stopped. I did not try to top off. As I pulled the nozzle out of the tank, about a cup or two of gas splashed out over the fender, my fingers, and onto the ground. The first time I assumed it was a freak incident from the pump, but as it happened a second time today at a different gas station, it seems to be an issue with the vehicle.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #9

Nov 272012


  • 36,600 miles
When filling the gas tank, after the pump automatically shuts off, fuel spills from the tank. The fuel spurts out, getting on skin and clothing, and runs down the side of the vehicle, enough to puddle on the ground. This has occurred at the last two consecutive fill-ups for this vehicle. It occurred at two different gas stations. At neither occurrence was the tank being "topped off" when the fuel spillage occurred. The fuel spurting out allows potentially dangerous emissions to be released.

- Crownsville, MD, USA

problem #8

Sep 262012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 19,585 miles


Every time I've filled up the gas tank, no matter if I do it automatic setting or manual with the lowest setting pressure while pumping. The gas overflows every time. I've tried several gas pumps, adjusted the setting of the pump inside the tank, it still overflows every time. I spoke with the dealership of this issue and they said that my 2010 year model was not covered for the recall when I've heard from fellow owners of the 2010 model having the same problem but they just opt to not fill up the tank while pumping and just stop midway.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 232012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When I fill up my car gas spills out at the end. It started a couple of months after I bought it but then it stopped. The last month it has gotten extremely worse. I saw that later model Jeep had this problem and that there was a recall. Mine was doing exactly the same as the recall vehicles, but I was told that I was not eligible for the recall and would have to pay for the replacement tank. I had an extended warranty, but I do not feel that I should have to pay a dime for a continued part problem.

- Pattison, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
Every time I fill the gas tank it overflows pouring gas all over the side of the car, the ground, and my clothes. This happens at every station so I know it isn't the pump. No matter what I do, this happens. I am 100% certain there is a problem with the tank. I have been driving for almost 40 years and have never seen this happen before to any of my other cars.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 032012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
I was filling up my Jeep, and when the gas pump shut off automatically, a lot of gasoline came spilling out all over the car and my leg. This has been happening every time I fill the tank completely, with gasoline rushing out down the side of the vehicle.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #4

Sep 252012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 57,565 miles
While filling my 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited with fuel it spit back on me. This has happened to me multiple times.

- Ligonier, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 032011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When filling with fuel, fuel splashes out, have to pump real slow to fill tank.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #2

Oct 022011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 37,500 miles
Every time I fill my Wrangler with fuel, the tank overflows after the click, sometimes spilling as much as a 1/2 gallon of fuel on the side of the vehicle and all over the ground. It does not matter if I slow down to a trickle. As soon as I hear the click, gas goes everywhere. I am genuinly concerned about the safety hazard as this happens each time I fill up.

- Randleman, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 192012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The recent recall by Jeep on the 2010 Wrangler does not fit the situations that have been occurring. Several owners have experienced spontaneous fires, and were not in any off-road situation that could have cause debris to collect on or near the catalytic converter. They were simply driving home from work, or on the highway. One owner, who contacted me, had 16 miles on it (2012 model), and had just picked it up from the dealership. It caught on fire on his way home. Another owner had 600 miles on it (another 2012 model) and it was sitting in front of his home. Numerous have not been on the 2010 models either. The debris that "collected" under my vehicle was not burned up in the fire, and not even in that same location. I believe that this "recall" is Jeep's attempt to bandage a larger issue they are hiding from the public. Video from my fire clearly shows a liquid (tranny fluid or fuel) pouring from the vehicle from the very beginning of the fire. My feeling is that it's a tranny cooler overflow problem, or a bad fuel line connection. Here is a link to the facebook page that I created for others to post their experiences. Https://

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

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