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 1 of 6)

problem #105

Dec 182016


  • 142,212 miles


When refueling the vehicle, gasoline with shoot out of the fuel fill when the tank is nearly full. From speaking with other Jeep Wrangler unlimited owners (2005 & 2006 models only), this issue is commonplace and unaddressed by Jeep. It is reportedly due to a design flaw in the overflow value in the filler tube. Each time this happens, approximately 1/4 of gasoline will flow out of the tank before the gas pump clicks off. This has exposed me to gasoline on my skin, as well as spilled fuel on the ground. There is risk due to exposure to ethanol and other chemicals, environmental exposure with gasoline on the ground, and fire risk.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #104

Nov 252016


  • 70,700 miles
Every time I fill my Jeep, it overflows and spills fuel all over the side of my Jeep and the ground before the rule pump shuts off. I have this issue with every fill up at any fuel station I use. It will sometimes overfill and spill enough out as to necessitate the use of a fuel spill cleanup kit and I've had several shoes and pants ruined from spouting fuel. I have had several other Jeep Wrangler owners of the same year and model complain of this exact problem. I feel this is not only an environmental problem, but a fire safety problem as well. It cannot be safe to have a system that overfills and spills gasoline every single time you fill your vehicle creating a significant risk of fire.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #103

Nov 252016


  • 45,000 miles
2006 tj fuel overflow when filling tank. Fuel spits out of gas tank on to person holding the gas handle pump when filling. Auto is off and stationary. It happens every time.

- Hickory Creek, TX, USA

problem #102

Oct 292016


  • 106,000 miles


I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler tj I bought used have had it going on 6 months and everytime I go to the gas station and fill up when the pump kicks off the gas spews out all down the side of my Jeep flares and the Jeep itself and down onto the ground when I filled it up the first time it was all over my hand my leg and ruined my shoes!! I got on a jepp forum and was told to get a GMC filler hose with a check valve and I did and paid to have it installed and I still have the same issue. I have done a lot of research on the internet and I am not alone here this is a huge issue and it is going to lead to someone getting hurt or worse killed!! is this what it's going to take for you to fix this problem with the Wrangler? I sure hope not!! this is beyond ridiculous and needs addressed and fixed asap.....

- Abingdon, VA, USA

problem #101

Oct 242016


  • miles
Every time I fill my Jeep with gasoline, when it reaches it's capacity, gas spews out of the filler tube and onto the rear fender flare and subsequently onto the ground. This is not a new issue with these Jeep and it is a fix that should be done by the manufacturer due to the obvious safety concerns. This is a fire hazard and could cause serious injury if not corrected. This happens every time I fill the vehicle up with gas and it's ridiculous.

- Lorton, VA, USA

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problem #100

Oct 142016


  • miles
Gas spills out when filling tank instead of click gas pump off automatically

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #99

Aug 272016


  • 67,000 miles


My Jeep Wrangler spews gas on every fill up. Ruined pants, shoes. Fear gas is going to ignite from hot exhaust. Does every every time. Someone going to get hurt seriously. Everyone is purchasing GM filler tube with flapper to replace Jeep filler. Done so frequently can't get part. Jeep could fix easily installing 20 dollar filler tube or putting new valve in tank. This is serious.

- Shelbyville, IN, USA

problem #98

Jul 272016


  • miles
When you fill up the gas tank the automatic stop doesn't work and the gas spills out all over the place. I bought the Jeep used on July 11, 2014, and I just have never done anything about it. When I bought it, it had 35,000 miles, now I have 70,666 miles. I went online and on the Jeep forum and youtube some people had fixes by buying a GM new fuel filler hose part #15131046 and replacing it and it seems to have worked. According to what I've read the warrenties were extended for 2007 and over but not the 2006's.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #97

Jun 152009


  • 34,000 miles
Fuel tank filler neck spills gasoline forcefully over the side, fender flare and ground, which requires a spill kit to be used to cleanup the puddle created by this spill. This problem has occurred before and was fixed using the same faulty parts which at that time was under warranty. Approximately 4000 miles later the same spilling of gasoline occurred but dealership said the vehicle was outside the warranty period and that it would cost me $1000 to repair. I believe this is an extreme fire hazard as well as a possibly severe injury to myself as the gasoline could fly into my eyes or unto my clothes. I demand a complete new fuel tank configuration and fuel filler neck parts. Two exact problems means faulty equipment parts and should be repaired with updated parts. The first time it was fixed is listed below.

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #96

Jun 012009


  • 30,000 miles
Gas tank overflows with fuel when filling gas tank and sprays back on you and to ground. I attached a link to a youtube video. This is not my car but I have the exact same problem. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=zouvokeolo8

- St Simons Island, GA, USA

problem #95

Jun 142015


  • 63,000 miles


When fueling the vehicle, the fuel splashes back at near full. The fuel leaks down the plastic fuel door area and onto the painted finish on the body. I have had it splash back onto myself, also. There is supposedly a faulty flapper valve inside the filler hose before the fuel enters that tank. This is a known issue on the 97-06 Wrangler.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #94

Aug 082015


  • 32,000 miles
When sitting still with the engine off and putting gas in my 06 Jeep Wrangler, the gas pump does not kick off quick enough when the tank is full and spills gas down the side of the Jeep and onto the ground creating a very dangerous fire hazard - if you are not standing back, it will splash gas onto your clothes which could be a dangerous personal hazard with the potential of burns to a persons body. Getting in and out of a vehicle produces static electricity and could be enough to start a fire with the Jeep and potential danger to people and property. The Jeep will "burp" gas everytime that you fill it - this has happened on numerous occasions. I do not even fill the tank and let the pump kick off anymore for this reason - it is a dangerous situation if you wait for the pump to kick off.

- Jasper, IN, USA

problem #93

Oct 012015


  • 59,000 miles
The Jeep has what has been termed the Jeep death wobble. The Jeep is all stock, not lifted at all. I have fired the parts cannon at the Jeep...all the work has been performed by factory trained technicians using oe parts. I have changed the tires twice in 20,000 miles. The Jeep gets a terrible wobble on the highway at 55mph (speed limit on 465 in indianapolis) and can only be brought under control by stopping the vehicle. Even though I have never been in an accident caused by the excessive wobble, it is definitely not safe to come to a complete stop on the highway. It's not always easy to pull over to the side of the road on a busy interstate highway. The fuel filler neck often overflows when filling the fuel tank also. There was a recall on some Jeep for this same problem. However, the Jeep dealership said my specific Jeep doesn't qualify for the fixing of the issue. It is definitely not safe to have a fuel filler neck that doesn't stop the fuel nozzle from flowing.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #92

Feb 072015


  • 68,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank the fuel filler hose fails to stop the flow of fuel coming back out of the tank. This results in fuel spilling on the ground and down the side of the vehicle.

- Ridley Aprk, PA, USA

problem #91

Jan 202016


  • 11,301 miles
Fuel pump does not shut off when full causing about 10 ounces of fuel to spray on me and on the ground. It also drips down the paint which can cause issues down the road over time

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #90

Dec 212015


  • 88,657 miles
While fueling and before the pump automatically shuts off, fuel sprays out of the filler neck, runs down the fender and onto the ground. This is not just randomly it happens at every fill up.

- Morgan, UT, USA

problem #89

Jan 012015


  • 82,000 miles
When filling up tank, fuel comes pouring out when tank is done being filled

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #88

Dec 162015


  • 59,000 miles
2006 Wrangler unlimited (rubicon) overfills with gasoline before the pump stops. About a cup of fuel, does not matter which gas station or how fast the tank is filled. It has been doing this since I purchased it from Jeep dealer in 2013.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #87

Oct 012015


  • 99,000 miles
While fueling my 2006 Jeep Wrangler, the fuel failed to stop dispensing when the tank was full. This resulted in fuel spewing out from the tank. The fuel got on me as well as the Jeep and the immediate surrounding areas. I have fueled the Jeep at multiple gas stations with the same result. Fuel spilling out from the tank is a serious fire, environmental, and health hazard. After reviewing the NHTSA's website as well as other reputable sources, this seems to be a very common problem/complaint. I'm aware that the 2007 and newer Jeep have a recall to fix this problem. I failed to realize how such a common and serious problem can be ignored in the 2006 Jeep.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #86

Oct 212015


  • 63,500 miles
Just purchased this Jeep from a dealership and when I fill up the tank with gas it overflows every time spilling gas all over the ground and over the drivers rear quarter panel. It is hard to stop the overflow due to the gas coming out, danger of fuel getting on my clothes which then makes me flammable and smell like fuel. There is always the danger of fuel getting in my eyes as well, I do not feel safe with this flaw. I don't believe that all of the 2005 and 2006 Jeep owners should have to dish out $900 for a new fuel tank that will fail again anyway because the icv valve will just fail again. This is a stationary issue when filling the gas tank. Can't believe that spilling gas on the ground every time is that good for the environment.

- Denver, CO, USA

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