hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,235 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 022011


  • 77,000 miles


Liquid fuel blows out of fuel filler pipe while refuelling/cannot properly refuel vehicle. Concern happens every time while refuelling and at any refuelling station. I cannot refuel this vehicle without getting fuel sprayed on me or my clothing; very dangerous.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #4

May 152010


  • 135,000 miles
My Jeep spews out gasoline every time I fill up at the pump. The gas comes from the top of the gas tank, and is a very dangerous hazard. I am still not able to prevent it from happening after numerous tries.

- Wolfforth, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 202010


  • 119,173 miles
My 1998 Jeep Wrangler overflows whenever I fill it up with gasoline. Every time this happens I waste my money and is forced to wipe up the excess gas by the station.

- Cornwall, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009


  • miles
Fill up my tank and the pump stops. I pull out the pump handle and fuel comes back out of the gas tank. I have to pay special attention to how far I drive in miles and when I fill up look at the number of gallons going in the tank. Should not have to do this.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I have had numerous problems with my Jeep Wrangler 1998. This is a partial list I sent to Chrysler: I bought my Jeep with just 3600 miles on it from a dealer in 1999. From day one I started experiencing problems. Many of them I returned to the service department. Some they were able to fix, others, after many return trips, they were 'unable to duplicate the problem'. 1. gauges would stop working while driving - I brought the vehicle in 5 times before they were able to duplicate and finally fix the problem. 2. this was also true of the blinkers that not always worked - or worked all at the same time. 3. my hazards still do not work every time. 4. the air conditioner goes out when driving, very uncomfortable when it is hot and raining. 5. the sound bar has never worked properly - first it would only come in some times - now never. 6. headers are cracked - bad. They have been welded several times. When I went to have them welded it was found they were welded before my purchase - at 3600 mil! they are still cracked, welding does not hold. I can not get anyone to replace them because even exhaust specialists say it is too cumbersome. The dealer charges way more than I have considering the number of repairs and the price of gas - at 12 mpg. 7. drivers seat belt locks tightly with any amount of pressure on the brakes - it has now gotten to the point it locks just while driving. 8. windows - the zippers broke almost immediately - I paid alot to have these replaced. The back window now has a cut in it and is very difficult to see through. 9. the top has never quite fit right; it has always leaked and been extremely noisy - more so than anyone else's that I know. It has also come apart at the seams. The dealership has not been of any help. They wanted to charge outrageous amounts just for diagnostics, even when I had the best warranty. I've also had problems with the door molding coming out immediately, grinding in the steering wheel, grinding while trying to put it in reverse and more.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

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