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 15 of 18)

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problem #75

Jul 012008


  • miles


Every single time I fill up the gas tank on my 2006 Jeep Wrangler tj unlimited, the fuel shoots out of the tank because the nozzle stop must be set to shut off higher than the Jeep fuel tank will allow for it to fill. I have even tried to trickle fuel in at the end of the fill up and it still shoots fuel everywhere. This is an every fill up occurrence and not just from time to time.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #74

Jun 172009


  • 30,000 miles
Fuel overflow when filling up, happens every time.

- Adrian, MI, USA

problem #73

Mar 222010


  • 38,000 miles
1. when filling gas tank at station, fuel sprays and spills out of filler neck when tank is full. 2. this happens every time I fill up and can result in quite a large amount of gas being spilled sometimes. It began happening about 9 months ago. 3. nothing, Jeep says it is not a safety issue and the vehicle is out of warranty.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #72

Mar 222010


  • 33,000 miles


When filling fuel tank to full capacity, pumps spills fuel out of tank filler tube. Possible roll over valve sticking causing fuel tank to overfill spilling fuel outside of vehicle because the pump don't stop when the tank is full.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #71

Oct 152009


  • 50,000 miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler; starting in 2009, fuel tank overflows ever time tank is filled at gas station. The fuel tank is defective, and the recommended remedy is to replace the tank. Creates a significant fuel spill. This is a common defect on Jeep Wrangler fuel tanks.

- Conifer, CO, USA

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problem #70

Mar 182010


  • 18,000 miles
When filling up the fuel tank, the pump always overflows. Every time. As for the approximate incident date, it is every other week.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #69

May 052006


  • miles


Every time I fill my cars gas tank up the fuel spills out I have complained to Chrysler and Jeep both have said they are aware of the problem but its not a safety concern though gas spilling out of a vehicle I would have to say is pretty unsafe this happens every time I fill the tank.

- Millville , MA, USA

problem #68

Mar 082010


  • miles
2006 Jeep Wrangler - when filling with fuel at any service station the fuel tank will overfill causing fuel to rush out of the filler neck and onto anyone or anything standing in the way. Several times I have been covered in fuel because it would not shut off when full. This is a potential fire hazard and health hazard with fuel being dumped on the ground at service stations. Many complaints have been filed and more can be read at jeepforums.com. Please do something about this! it is a danger!

- Albertville, AL, USA

problem #67

Feb 182010


  • miles
Whenever I fill up my 06 Jeep Wrangler, it always overflows when. This is a waste of gas and hazardous to the environment.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #66

Mar 012006


  • 6,000 miles
Vehicle sprays out gasoline whenever I fill it up. 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon it happens at random fill ups, usually 3 out of 5 times. It only happens when I fill the tank to full. The dealer has attempted to fix this issue a few times already. Upon further research, this issue appears to be happening on alot of Jeep vehicles.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #65

Jun 012007


  • 15,000 miles


Gas tank overflows on every fill - no matter which gas station, pump, etc (all over the East coast) the auto shutoff fires only after a cup or more of gas is spilled. This has resulted in me being covered in gasoline repeatedly, not to mention the amount of gas spilled to the ground each time it is filled. (even filling extremely slowly results in a spill.)

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #64

Mar 102010


  • 0 miles
Every time I pump gas it overfills and comes out all over the ground and my Jeep and sometimes its even went on me.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #63

Feb 012009


  • miles
The fuel spits back out when full as I fill the tank up. Not just a little, but a lot of gas spills out on me, the ground, and the ground. I have tried many different gas pumps at different gas stations. Jeep knows about the issue, but hasn't recalled it yet. They only replace your gas tank with the same one that will still cause the same problem. It is a serious health and environmental issue.

- Richlands, NC, USA

problem #62

Mar 092010


  • 51,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. Almost every time the vehicle is fueled up, a significant quantity of gasoline is forcefully ejected/sprayed from the filler neck as the pump shuts off. This is not a "top-off" situation it is on the first and only attempt. This has occurred at multiple stations and multiple pumps at those stations. This has been an ongoing safety and environmental problem.

- Ambler, PA, USA

problem #61

Feb 092010


  • 46,000 miles
Fuel spilling out when pumping fuel. Have to pump slow and stop to pump fuel.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #60

Mar 072010


  • 48,000 miles
During fillup, fuel will eject out of the tank opening nearly every time. The gas stations pump will shut off when it detects a full tank, but about 1 second later gasoline will erupt out onto the Jeep's body, the filler hose, and sometimes myself. The only time it doesn't occur is when the filling station has the automatic shutoff sensitivity set more sensitive than is normal.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #59

Mar 012010


  • 25,000 miles
About 50% of the time I fill my Jeep's tank it will gush fuel when the pump shuts off. I've tried going to different gas stations and it still happens. None of my other cars do this. As a consequence it spills about a cup of fuel all over the side of my Jeep and on the ground. Jeep won't do anything about it even though they're aware of it.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #58

Mar 042010


  • 52,893 miles
This complaint is that I have a 06 Jeep Wrangler that each time someone fills the gas tank with fuel it overflows. This happens at every gas station that it has ever been filled up at. It is a hazard that fuel spills out over the ground each time that it is filled up. The fuel tank has to be fixed.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #57

Nov 222008


  • 45,000 miles
The fuel over flows every time it is refueled. The speed of the fuel process does not affect the spillage.

- Lewisburg, PA, USA

problem #56

Feb 282010


  • miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). My '06 Jeep Wrangler overflows with gas every time I fill up now. It began doing this about a month or so ago, and now does it every time I fill up regardless of how slow I try to pump the gas. Gas spits out of the filler tube all over the Jeep and the ground. Several days ago my wife, who was unaware of the problem, drove my Jeep and as a kind gesture thought she would fill it up for me. As a result, she ended up getting gas splashed on to her clothes, the Jeep, and the surrounding ground. This is not an isolated problem. I have come to learn that many Jeep Wrangler owners are experiencing the same problem. Jeep has identified the problem as being a stuck check ball that is causing the problem. To remedy the situation, they recommend that you buy a new gast tank. However, no changes have been made to the new gas tanks, so it is only a matter of time before you would start to experience the same problems again. Unfortunately, most of us are recently out of warranty and Jeep is refusing any other help. Besides the obvious personal hazards that are associated with this problem, you also face an environmental hazard every time you need to fuel up your vehicle. I sincerely hope that you can help me and tens of thousands of other Jeep owners who are experiencing these problems before serious injury or deaths occur from this defect. [xxx]

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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