definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,646 miles

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1997 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 152010


  • 0 miles


1997 Jeep Wrangler tj sahara - fuel tank overflows when trying to fill up the tank. Has happened more times then I can count. This is dangerous in the aspect that gas leaks all over the rear left side of the vehicle, splashes on the tire and pools on the ground. Not only is it dangerous but it is an environmental hazard as well. This is not an isolated incident as my research shows this is very common with Jeep years 97-01 and up. This should warrant a recall and the manufacturer should provide a fix as this is clearly a manufacture defect..

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012010


  • 20,000 miles
When filling gas tank, near the end, gas gushes out of tank before nozzle cuts off. Has always done this. Complained to dealer many times.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

Jun 072010


  • 159,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Wrangler. After parking the vehicle, the contact noticed that gasoline was leaking from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel tank sending unit gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 159,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #5

Jan 112010


  • 165 miles


1997 Jeep Wrangler tj fuel flow over and leak. I have a 1997 Jeep that overflows on fill up and also leaks out the neck when full. This is a fault design of the tank.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #4

May 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
I bought this 1997 Jeep Wrangler from a used car dealer in June 2002 with a limited warranty and was told the vehicle pased inspection and had no problems. Since then I have had to have the wiring harness repaired, the fuel pump replaced, the transmission replaced, it has a faulty fuel gauge reading, the intake and exhaust manifold need to be replaced and now the steering linkage or stabilizer bars are faulty.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

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problem #3

Oct 272003

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I have a 97 Jeep Wrangler. I have a problem everytime I start my Jeep after it sits for 20 min. It sounds like it wants to shut down and after pressing the gas to the floor it finally kicks in and takes off. I lose power alot and it backfires. I have had the exhaust manifold /catalytic converter replaced and a broken stud in the exhaust manifold to head assembly. This has been going on for 3 years and I have taken it to several differnt Jeep service department. All the service departments can tell me is that they can't find the problem but they always seem to find something else for me to pay for. I'm still having this problem and now it's getting worse. What can I do? please help.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012002

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge quit working, consumer noticed a fuel level sending unit recall when on yahoo, after calling Chrysler, consumer was informed that vehicle was not included due to VIN. Consumer has ran out of gas several times resulting in two near accidents. Chrysler responded saying that they fixed the problem before the vehicles VIN was made.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 221999


  • miles
While driving on the freeway vehicle began to smoke and there was no oil in the engine. Oil was leaking from the bottom of vehicle.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

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