really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,868 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 10 of 18)

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problem #175

Jan 212008


  • 75,000 miles


When filling up my 2006 Jeep Wrangler rubicon gas will spray out on initial shut off of the gas pump. I've had this problem looked at, but was told it was normal for that to happen from time to time. Then, I complained to Jeep and they allowed the dealership to switch out tanks because my Jeep was under warranty. This was only a temporary fix...gas still sprays out!!!

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #174

Jan 062011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Jeep spills out large amount of gasoline every time it is filled up.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #173

Jan 282011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank, it will overflow and leak gas all over the ground and along the side of the car.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #172

Jul 152009


  • 55,000 miles


Fuel overflows after nozzle cuts off when filling gas tank.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #171

Jan 262011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,050 miles
When refueling our Jeep the pump does not shut off in time spraying fuel all over the side of the vehicle and ground. To fix this the dealer wants to replace the fuel tank. This is a very common across the board Chrysler problem that they are not owning up to.

- Bonner, MT, USA

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problem #170

Jan 222011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,693 miles
Gasoline overflows every time when filling tank on 2006 Jeep Wrangler. It is ridiculous that this dangerous issue has not been resolved.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #169

Nov 142010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


The fuel filler neck/gas tank on my 2006 Jeep Wrangler has filling problems. Any time I go to fill up on gas the pump does not click off in time and gas literally shoots out of the filler neck all over the bumper of the Jeep and on the ground. I haven't tried to measure the volume of gas that shoots out each time, but I would estimate at least 6-8oz of fuel.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #168

Jan 102011


  • 33,056 miles
During fueling, when the fuel pump nozzle automatically stops the flow of gasoline, fuel surges back through the filler tube and vigorously splashes out on the side of the vehicle and anything or person within 2 to 3 feet of the fuel filler. This occurs every time the fuel tank is filled and has drenched the person filling the vehicle from the waist down with gasoline on two occasions. Has spilled fuel on every fillup (at least one cup), despite precautions (slowing filling rate). Manufacturer and dealer have done nothing to correct this problem, this happens almost every time I fill up.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #167

Jan 202011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,712 miles
Fuel spills out on me and surrounding area when filling the gas tank. This event happens every time I fill the tank. I cannot use the automatic fuel shutoff on the fuel nozzles as gas is spilled (about.5 cup) on the surrounding area. This is a fire hazard.

- Woodland Park, CO, USA

problem #166

Jan 052011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,094 miles
When refueling the vehicle, gasoline is spit back out of the filler neck when the automatic shutoff releases and the tank is full. If the filler nozzle has splash guard, spilled fuel runs down the side of the vehicle on to the ground. Otherwise fuel is shot out up to 5 feet and cover anything or anybody within the radius of the spill. No remedy found, it always happens.

- Webster City, IA, USA

problem #165

Jan 072011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,130 miles


When filling up my gas tank, fuel blows out of the (gas fill up opening) when...it almost reaches full (about 6 gallons to go). In the last year it done this about 15 times.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #164

Aug 012009


  • 35,000 miles
Fuel spray everytime I fill the vehicle. Fuel pump does not sense tank is full and sprays fuel everywhere. Widely reported by fellow Jeep Wrangler owners across the country. Chrysler denies problem while replacing some tanks with new tank that continues to use faulty design. Currently there is no aftermarket help or support for this issue and certainly none from Chrysler or Jeep.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #163

Jan 112011


  • 34,000 miles
Gas tank overfills at every fill-up. Gas shoots out all over and has gotten on clothes on several occasions. This seems dangerous.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #162

Dec 202009

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler X. when I go to fill up my gas tank, if I let it fill to complete I get a huge back spray of gasoline in my face, on my car, and all over the ground. I have tried to fill it up slow, adjust the neck of the filler, taken my Jeep to a mechanic, all to no avail. It occurs everytime I go to fill up my gas tank if I let if fill completely up. Apparently the problem is the gas tank itself. Gasoline spraying from my filler is a huge safety issue that needs to be addressed by Chrysler Jeep Corp. Please consider that I am not the only one with this issue.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #161

Jan 022011


  • 17,500 miles
Gastank overflows when filling.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #160

Dec 122010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Fuel spilling during refueling. Fuel rushes out of tank when close to full.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #159

Sep 152010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
Every time I fill up with gas, the auto shutoff doesn't work and spills gas all over my Jeep and the ground. It happens regardless of gas station, temperature, how far the nozzle is pushed into the filler, etc. It happens every single time I fill up. It has done this for no apparent reason, since the day I bought it with only 19K miles on it. I checked the vent line going from the tank to the filler neck, and its fine. Eventually the gas has started to wear away the paint finish, and the finish on the flare. Not to mention a hazardous material spill.

- Martinsburg , WV, USA

problem #158

Oct 272010


  • 47,000 miles
When fueling my 2006 Jeep Wrangler the gas pump will not shut off and gas sprays from the tank. I have tried several stations and the problem continues. After doing some research I have found many issues similar to mine. The common conclusion is the roll-over antispill valve has gone bad and this part is not replaceable on its own. So it seems that the whole fuel tank needs replacing. It seems this part needs to be recalled as it has a high rate of failure.

- Freeport , NY, USA

problem #157

Nov 012010


  • miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler gas tank overflows every time when filling up the gas tank. Sometimes to the point that the gas will spew in the air from the tank depending on the type of gas nozzle that is used.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #156

Jun 012009

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Fuel sprays out during refueling my 06' Jeep Wrangler at the point where the nozzle is inserted. I have to stand back about 4 feet to prevent getting sprayed with fuel.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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