really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,902 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #85

Aug 012010


  • 53,000 miles


Fuel spills out of the filler port due to incorrect engagement of the stop on fuel pump nozzles. This is due to a malfunctioning icv. The Jeep has been doing this since I have owned it and the previous owner stated it did the same thing since he and his wife bought it in 2008 -when the vehicle was only two years old.

- Christiansburg, VA, USA

problem #84

Aug 012010


  • 20,000 miles
I bought my 2006 Jeep Wrangler rubicon new from a dealership. After few years I started having issues with fuel spitting out of the gas filler when filling up at a gas station. About 1/4 to 1/2 cup at a time. Doesn't matter which staion or which pump I use. The pump I use would click off, but always a second too late. This is a very dangerous problem in that not only is it damaging my paint and wheel well flares but also spilling gas on the ground creating an environmental hazard as defined and regulated by the environmental protection Agency, as well as splashing onto the person filling the Jeep covering them in flammable chemicals and exposing them to long-term health issues through inhalation and skin absorption as addressed by the national institutes of health. Not to mention with the fuel spilling out like that, it also creates a lot of fuel vapors. With jus a static spark, it could very well ingnite the fuel. I consider that a very dangerous situation.

- Versailles, KY, USA

problem #83

Jun 152015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When fueling the vehicle, when the tank is full and the gasoline nozzle shuts off, approximately one cup of gasoline comes out of the vehicle filler tube and sprays the area around the filler inlet and down the side of the vehicle. This event occurs regardless of the rate of fuel flow. This event occurs when the filler nozzle turns off automatically or when the user manually controls the rate of fuel. This problem has been diagnosed by fca as a defect in a plastic valve located in the vehicle's fuel tank that reacts negatively with gasoline additives, specifically ethanol. Fca does not consider this to be a safety issue. As the vehicle owner, I consider the fact that the vehicle spews gasoline out at me while refueling to be a safety issue and request that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration takes steps to require fca to resolve this issue before someone is burned. Thank you. Updated 9/15/15

- Castle Hills, TX, USA

problem #82

Jan 012008


  • 23,000 miles


I bought my 2006 Jeep Wrangler rubicon new from a dealership. After about two years I started having issues with fuel spitting put of the gas filler when filling up at a gas station. This is my wife's vehicle and she compensated by not filling it full by shutting the fuel pump off before the handle would click. Over the years I have mentioned it to dealerships and repair shops and no one ever heard of it. It is at a dealership now for another issue and again I mentioned the gas spitting out of the gas neck and running down the Jeep side and getting me wet. They said they know about the issue and that Jeep and NHTSA had addressed the issue in a compromise by Jeep offering an extended warranty on 2007 and 2008 models and Jeep sent out communications to that effect. Since I have a 2006, I never received any notification about the fuel overflow problem, until now. I contacted Jeep and they acknowledged the issue but refused to address it. This is a very dangerous problem in that not only is it damaging my paint and wheel well flares but also spilling gas on the ground creating an environmental hazard as defined and regulated by the environmental protection Agency, as well as splashing onto the person filling the Jeep covering them in flammable chemicals and exposing them to long-term health issues through inhalation and skin absorption as addressed by the national institutes of health.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #81

Jun 012013


  • 72,500 miles
When filling the gas tank, it will overflow, spilling gas on the side of the Jeep Wrangler, the tire and the ground. It seems like the flapper valve in the filler neck isn't preventing spills. It happens everytime I've filled up, so I try not to fill the tank anymore. I believe it's a serious safety and fire hazard. One spill was so big, the gas station employees had to use kitty litter to soak it all

- West Springfield, MA, USA

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problem #80

Jul 012010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. While refueling, the fuel pump failed to shut off and caused fuel to spew out with force and spill onto the ground. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was not taken in for diagnostic testing and was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 10/19/15

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #79

Jan 182013


  • 41,000 miles


When refilling my gas tank the gas pump does not shut off and gas spills out with force causing gas to spill all over the place (myself, Jeep & the ground). This is a very common problem with 2006 Wrangler (tj & lj) & Jeep finally needs to do something about this for these models as well. These were the Wrangler that tested some of the new parts for their jk models that came out in 2007 to present. A recall has been issued for the 2007 & newer models for this same problem. How about fixing where the problem started at originally. Thank you, greg mumaw

- Hohenwald, TN, USA

problem #78

Jun 062006


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. While pumping fuel into the vehicle, the fuel would overflow regardless of the amount within the vehicle. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #77

Apr 222008


  • 36,000 miles
When filling gas tank, fuel gushes (not a drop, not a trickle, rather a violent expulsion of fuel) from the fill neck. Many Jeep Wrangler owners report the same problem. This is a serious safety issue.

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #76

Mar 302013


  • 49,000 miles
I purchased this Jeep used and the very first time I filled the fuel tank, gas spewed profusely from the tank opening without triggering the nozzle to stop as the tank was approaching full. This causes gasoline to spray all over the vehicle, the pump, the operator, and to puddle on the ground. This same scenario has played out at every gas station I have visited since. The only solution is to try to guess when the tank is close to full and stop the pump prematurely. This is a serious safety and environmental issue that warrants immediate correction from the manufacturer. I contacted the previous owner of the vehicle and she stated that the same fuel overflow problem was present the entire time she owned the vehicle. In speaking with other Jeep owners, this is a very common problem with 2005-2006 Jeep Wrangler models and has even resulted in at least one class action law suit. Please help prevent a future catastrophe and take action on behalf of the consumer asap.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #75

May 042015


  • 63,000 miles


The filler neck doesn't close fast enough when filling the gas tank, thus resulting in gas spewing out onto the Jeep (consequently fading any fender you have installed) and onto your person. As per several car mechanics' consultations, the ethanol in gas is/has eroded the filler neck and it can't close in time. Apparently the issue was addressed in later models of the Jeep Wrangler. It is a nearly $600 fix (including labor). Temporary solution: Only put about $25 in the gas tank at a time (which is inconvenient is you are constantly traveling).

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #74

Jan 012015


  • 98,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank it always overflows. It does not matter the station or how the pump is in the tank. It always shoots gas out before it kicks off. I think this is a serious fire hazard and I also can spray fuel on the person filling. It sounds like this is an ongoing issue with this model and nothing has been done"?"

- Milaca, MN, USA

problem #73

Jun 132014


  • 30,500 miles
Every time the gas is filled, fuel overflows and pours onto the vehicle, ground and whomever is standing near it.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #72

Apr 032015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,002 miles
Tank overflows when filling up with fuel. Pump auto shut off does not work on this vehicle at any station. Always get fuel overflow.

- Guthrie , OK, USA

problem #71

Mar 212015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 104,230 miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited after getting fuel filled I pull out of station and it starts hesitating and then stalls in middle of street. It nearly caused an accident from car behind me I had to restart and it would stall and bog few more times then run ok. Today I fueled up and pulled out of station at a 6 lane divided road with an interstate with on and off ramps both sides so I had only 100 feet to cross three lanes to get into left turn lane for interstate as this lane goes under and at light turns left to on ramp, just to give you insight on situation, I fuel up pull out and it shuts off cars have to stop I am in middle of three lane dead in the water it starts back up and I pull up thank god a safe distance to car in front of me and it bogs down and the surges making the Jeep thrust forward had to brake hard no accident was caused but god forbid it could have please research this.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #70

Dec 152006

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 200 miles
When refueling fuel tank on this vehicle the fuel pump will not shut off when fuel enters filling tube of vehicle thus causing fuel to be spilled out of the filling tube and onto exterior of vehicle, driving surface and fuel filling system including the hoses and pump(s). The fuel flow has such force that the person operating filling pump will also be sprayed with fuel on their person and clothes as well as areas mentioned previously. This causes a severe explosive environment in the proximity of static energy. I have never refueled my vehicle without the overflow happening unless I only partially filled my fuel tank, why have a 19 gallon tank if you can only use 2/3 of it? there is a sever danger of fire/explosion due to the amount of fuel that is spilled before the pump is stopped.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #69

Feb 152006


  • 200 miles
Every time I fill the tank fully, since new, this vehicle has overfilled and spilled approximately 0.3 gallons of fuel. I have two friends with 05-06 Jeep Wrangler with the same fuel filler neck, both have the same problem. Chrysler is unwilling to repair at a reasonable cost, but it is a design flaw that is dangerous to the owner of the vehicle and the environment.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #68

Feb 172015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
During the refueling process fuel will spray out of the nozzle spaying me and the vehicle. This happens without warning and will take you by surprise if you are not careful.this happens every time I have been reading about this problem with this year of Jeep and it seems as if there are a lot of vehicles involved with this problem for the year I own. Google "gas spill problems Jeep 2006" and you will see.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #67

Sep 112012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,903 miles
When filling the tank, rather than shutting off the gas, it burps and overflows. This happens every time I fill it.

- Neosho, MO, USA

problem #66

Feb 062015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 28,100 miles
Filling gas got sprayed with gas on face hands and arms my skin burned I smelled like gas for a long time this is a major safty.. gas on ground on vehicle had 3 Jeep Wrangler all had same problems.do I have to die.. plus gas causes cancer. Filling gas every 3 days geting spayed with gas.. breathing poison gas fumes. Death wobble front end.plus fire risk. We need.help. Now. If there is class action lawsuit look me up. Safty first. Help us.

- North Reading, MA, USA

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