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 11 of 18)

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problem #155

Jan 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler that is shooting gasoline out of it after it is filled up with gas. Basically, after the fueling is complete and the pump clicks off, gasoline shoots out of the filler neck and all over the side of the car, the ground, and the pump. It is only a matter of time until this defect causes a fire at a station or gets somebody killed. Jeep is refusing to repair this problem. There are quite a few Jeep owners who are reporting this same problem.

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

problem #154

Jan 062010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
06 Jeep Wrangler rubicon tank overflow/splash back when refueling. At every fill up regardless of pump handle style, angle or depth of pump nozzle or station location, a large amount of fuel splashes back at the point when it should cut off. It douses me and my vehicle and the ground with gasoline. Problem began appx 2 years ago at roughly 40K miles and has been continuous to date. No action has been taken to resolve this problem because no specific solution has been found.

- Scotts Hill, TN, USA

problem #153

Nov 152010


  • 35,000 miles
1. failure apparent since beginning of ownership. 2. fuel spills out of gas tank upon filling the gas tank in a normal fashion. Failure occurs every time gas tank is filled completely. Gas spills out of tank, over the outside of the vehicle, and on to the ground at the gas pump. 3. no attempts to correct failure at this point.

- Westport, MA, USA

problem #152

Dec 242010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


Fuel spilling at every fill up, from reading on the internet it seems to be a very common problem with Jeep Wrangler. It happens at every fuel station and doesn't matter if the nozzle is half in or totally in.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #151

Dec 212010


  • miles
I have a 2006 unlimited Jeep Wrangler and a couples years ago, while my car was still under warranty, the gas tank started overflowing, the pump did not stop and gas would get all over the car, my clothing, etc. The dealership then replaced the entire gas tank. Recently this problem began again and I had to contact the manufacturer directly and then the dealership to get this fixed. I ended up paying approximately $222 to get a new gas tank again. When I went fill up the car after picking it up from being "supposedly" fixed I realized that it was not fixed and gas was all over my car. It seems as if this is a recurring problem and replacing the gas tank is a short term fix or no fix at all. Needless to say, I have to bring my Wrangler back to the dealership again.

- Lake Geneva, WI, USA

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problem #150

Dec 202010


  • 43,000 miles
The gas tank overfills each time I fill it up. When set on the automatic gas fill function it over spills.

- Edgewood, NM, USA

problem #149

Dec 102010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,800 miles


Fuel spills from filler neck upon completion of refueling in my 2006 Jeep Wrangler. Please expand current investigation to earlier model year Jeep Wrangler vehicles.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #148

Nov 072010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler and everytime I fill up the fuel tank it overflows and spills everywhere. This could be a major cause for fire or explosion.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #147

Jan 012010


  • 22,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler and everytime I fill up the fuel tank it overflows and spills everywhere. This could be a major cause for fire or explosion.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #146

Dec 022010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,800 miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler X I recently purchased this vehicle used with 58,000 miles. I discovered a very dangerous condition when filling up with gas. The gas flow to the tank does not properly turn off when the tank becomes full. The first time this happened to me I was sprayed with gasoline on my chest... nearly missing my face. I thought this was a fluke but it happened again the next time I filled up. I've learned to only fill up the tank half way. I did an internet search and found that this is a very common problem with newer Jeep Wrangler. It is also an environmental issue as well because gasoline just travels down the Jeep and into the ground. I have learned through Jeep internet forums that this is a very common issue with Jeep Wrangler. This issue must be addressed by Chrysler through a vehicle recall. There will definitely be deaths/injuries from this if it is not properly addressed by Chrysler.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #145

Nov 192010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


When filling a fuel tank it always overflow and fuel spit out.

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #144

Nov 192010


  • 8,000 miles
When filling gas tank on 2006 Jeep Wrangler the gas over flows and sprays out when full. On numerous occasions it has sprayed gas in my face.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #143

Feb 242009


  • 20,232 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. The contact stated that when filling the fuel tank, the fuel spilled back out. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer who stated that the ball flap was stuck in the open position. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued. The vehicle had not been repaired again. The failure mileage was 20,232.

- Collingdale, PA, USA

problem #142

May 052008

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler rubicon - problem started to occur at 49K miles(could have been earlier-I bought the car at this mileage, 2nd owner). Gas would spit/flow out of the fill port before the pump clicks off for full. It always goes on your hands, clothes, floor and down the side of the Jeep. At 52K(currently have 84K) it happens every time now. So now you have to put your ear close to the gas tank and listen for it to become almost full, and stop pumping quickly before it overfills and spits out.(this is the only way to get a full tank) on several occasions, if there is a lot of ambient noise, you will miss the "almost full" sounds and it'll spray gasoline on your face/clothes. I'm sick of dealing with this issue, im out of warranty, so dealer is no help. Also when traveling to NJ, the gas attendants are full serve only by law, and they complain to me every time I need to get gas in NJ. It spits gas all over the attendant. This is a serious safety issue, I get gas on my skin almost every time I'm refueling the Jeep. Chrysler/Jeep needs to do a recall. There are thousands+ of these complaints.

- East Greenbush, NY, USA

problem #141

Nov 152010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 200 miles
I've been dealing with this problem for 4 years. While fueling, gasoline will overflow without cutting off. Also, it is very difficult to pump a full tank with all of the back pressure caused the neck and gas tank problems. This is very dangerous and needs to be investigated on models later that 2007.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #140

Nov 152010


  • 50,150 miles
Every time we fill our gas tank it sprays out all over when full. Dealership says we must pay for a new fuel tank to repair this issue. This is a faulty flap inside tank. We will not pay for a new tank since they have the same flap design. This should be recalled.

- Bonner, MT, USA

problem #139

Nov 102010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Filling up gas tank on 06 Jeep Wrangler gas spilling out of fill nozzle everytime I fill up, wasting fuel dep environmental problems we need recall to get this fixed.

- Philipsburg, PA, USA

problem #138

Oct 022010


  • 59,500 miles
When filling vehicle with gas, the fuel sprays back out of the gas filler neck once the tank becomes full. There is no way to predict when this will happen, other than simply not filling up the tank anywhere near full.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #137

Aug 292010


  • 15,000 miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler X, everytime I fill up at the pump gas will rush out of the filler neck. This Wrangler has never been modified and only has 15000 miles on it. Of course this is not only a safety issue for myself, but for others at the pumps next to me as well. Jeep has not given me an answer to the problem, and does not have a recall. Amazing.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #136

Oct 292010


  • miles
My 06 Jeep Wrangler rubicon over flows gas at the pump before the pump clicks off. This will be as I am manually fueling (hand still on pump handle). Comes gushing out causing fuel to be spilt, gas on paint, and the smell of gasoline on clothes when highly pressurized.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

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