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 2 of 18)

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problem #335

Jun 082011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spewed back onto the contact without warning. The contact stated the vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 25,000.

- North Reading, MA, USA

problem #334

Nov 262011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,541 miles
During refueling, as the tank is almost full, gasoline splashes out (or erupts) from the filler opening just after the gas pump nozzle shuts off. This has been increasingly happening since the initial incident. It has happened in many different gas stations, in many different states. Current mileage on the vehicle is 52217. During the first year or so, the amount of fuel that splashed back out of the tank depended on the gasoline flow rate and sensitivity of the pump nozzle shut-off mechanism. Sometimes the sound of gasoline starting to back up in the filler neck is used to shut-off the pump nozzle before the gasoline splashes out, but often it is too noisy around gas stations to hear it and/or the gasoline is flowing too fast to turn it off in time. In the last year, however, fuel has been splashing out just about every time the tank is refueled. It splashes out on the fender panel under the filler opening, onto the undercarriage, and on the ground. This creates a hazardous, messy, and wasteful spill of gasoline. This is particularly a big problem in states such as or that do not let the vehicle owner pump their own gas.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #333

Sep 122012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that fuel spilled out of the fuel tank after it was filled. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the fuel sensor that controlled the fuel level needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 89,000....updated 05/22/13

- Coushatta, LA, USA

problem #332

Oct 012008

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, fuel spewed back onto the contact. The failure recurred every time the contact refueled the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed an inspection and advised that the problem was caused by a defective check valve in the fuel system. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who offered to cover half of the repair costs. The failure mileage was 40,000. The current mileage was 98,000. Updated 10/10/12

- St. James , NY, USA

problem #331

Jan 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
When filling the gas tank a significant amount of gas spills out simultaneous with the first shut-off of the gasoline pump. Multiple different pumps at multiple different gas stations of multiple different brands do it consistently -- I can no longer rember the last time this did not happen. Manually slowing the delivery rate down to 1% of the normal delivery rate as the tank approaches full can reduce, but only sometimes eliminate the condition. I believe this is an environmental hazard due to the spilled gas. I believe this is a fire risk, as well as a risk to personal property from the splashing gas. I'm told that this is due to a bad valve in the fuel tank that was designed to stop this condition, but that valve sticks. My vehicle has never had any gas over 10% ethanol (unless some gas stations.. well, you know), and certainly not often (unless, of course, gas stations lie a lot).

- Granville, OH, USA

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problem #330

Apr 132012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 47,800 miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank, the vehicle doesn't detect when it's full and spits gas up all over the car and myself. This is very dangerous as fuel also ends up all over the ground. Please help!

- Coconut Grove, FL, USA

problem #329

Aug 172011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles


Everytime I fill up my Jeep Wrangler gas shoots out and spills all over my fender and ground, I have never had any car do this ever and I know it's a defect that Jeep is aware of and won't fix them under warranty which they should.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #328

Apr 182011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
When fueling up, many times the fuel pump will shut off and the fuel will spill out of the filler neck. I've tried slowing down the flow of fuel just prior to a full tank with no change. It happens a lot, but not every time. I've tried angling my vehicle with the filler neck down hill and up but it randomly spills fuel. I've tried waiting once coming to a stop prior to turning off the engine with no rhyme or reason to when it will spill fuel.

- Killingworth, CT, USA

problem #327

Jan 072011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
When filling my gas tank at any gas station, the gas spills (or actually shoots out) out. This is a serious safety and environmental issue. I just took it to the shop after getting gas all over me. I spent $100 on diagnostics. I have heard that this is a known problem and Jeep/Chrysler is too cheap to cover it by recall. I've heard of a group that is talking to tort attorneys so I will look into that next.

- Raleigh , NC, USA

problem #326

Sep 012007

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Every time I fill up the fuel tank at the gas station (any gas station) the gas overflows and spills out on the ground.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #325

Oct 012011


  • 40,000 miles


This started in October 2011 with my 2006 Jeep Wrangler. When I put gas in the tank, as soon as its full and the pump shuts off, gas bursts out of the tank all over the Jeep, the ground, everywhere. This is certainly a safety issue, along with an environmental issue! I'm hearing about so many Jeep that are doing this. Why is there no recall? I'm having it looked at by my local Jeep dealer, but so far they said Chrysler is aware of this but has "no fix" on this situation.

- Freedom, PA, USA

problem #324

Mar 152012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 23,300 miles
Every fuel fill up the gas burps back up the fill hose and all over the side of the Jeep and onto the ground. It will do this even when filling as slow as possible. This is not only annoying but of course wastes gas and creates a fire hazard and environmental contamination. Several other Jeep owners around here say their Wrangler do the same thing.

- Ocean Shores, WA, USA

problem #323

Mar 262012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 1,790 miles
Fuel spray/overflow when refueling. This could be very dangerous! when refueling, there was significant blowback or a very heavy mist which saturated my shirt and pants with gas. Fuel then began to run down the side of my Jeep, onto the ground. This occurred simultaneously with the auto shutoff function of the pump.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #322

Aug 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
When filling vehicle gasoline sprays out of the tank in large amounts. It sprays out with such force it will cover your legs if you are standing near by.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #321

Nov 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Whenever I add gasoline (from any station), a considerable amount of fuel will slosh back out of the filler right before the pump kicks off. Checking with the dealer and other sources, it's a known problem. However, Jeep is only concerned with fixing the 2007 and newer jk models. Their fix for those models is an extension of the warranty. My other sources say that it's rampant in years prior as well. The dealer service manager says it's the "rollover valve" that goes bad. The valve isn't repairable. The entire fuel tank needs replaced.

- Towanda, IL, USA

problem #320

Sep 012011


  • 20,000 miles
When filling the gas tank every time the fuel sprays out of the filler nozzle before the pump can auto shutoff. Every time - this causes gas to leak down the side of the vehicle, on me before I learned to get out of the way and all over the ground. The only way to stop this from happening is to not fill up all the way with gas. Otherwise it does this every single fill up.

- Gardner, KS, USA

problem #319

Mar 082011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
All of the sudden my Jeep started taking for ever to fill and shoots gas out all over me and the ground... I have to stand a there and barely let the gas trickle into the tank and I cannot even set it on the lowest lever for handle it takes me about 20 min to put $40 dollars worth of gas in it, ,,, the dealer said there is no recall for this and was not covered under the emissions warranty... they also told me to check fuel filler pipe for obstructions and to pull our my vapor canister and clean it.... I did both and it didn't fix a thing..im also understanding that there are hundreds of people having this problem..... I worked for Chrysler dealerships for years and really don't understand why they wont take any actions.... I bought this Jeep brand new from where I was working at... it was my dream vehicle... now im not so sure...

- Cotton Wood, CA, USA

problem #318

Jan 012009


  • miles
When adding fuel to the 2006 Jeep Wrangler either with an automatic shut off pump or by hand the fuel over sprays out of the nozzle hole when the tank becomes full. This happens at any speed you add fuel spilling gas all over the side of the vehicle, on the person adding the fuel, and all over the ground at the gas station. This most likely is caused but vacuum pressure not being released correctly by the fuel inlet hose and would be a design and manufacture flaw.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #317

Mar 052007


  • 500 miles
Every time you fill the vehicle up with gas, gas comes pouring out of the filler opening. This happens on all types of gas pumps. Something is wrong with the tank of venting system because the pumps never automatically shut off when the tank is full. Gas spills all over the side of the car. Many other Jeep owners have this same problem.

- Castle Hayne , NC, USA

problem #316

May 112011


  • 29,000 miles
Gas tank over flow every time I fill my Wrangler unlimited with gas. Jeep says only 07 and 08 are recalled not 06.they don't think a quart of gas all over the Jeep and the ground, hello, is a problem, wow unreal. Maybe E.P.a should care. Apparently all 05 an 06 Wrangler were not recalled outrageous!!! Jeep and the E.P.a should care a lot more about our environment!! its disgusting and something has to be done about it. Ps I bought my Jeep used previous owner never told me about the problem but from what I read all do the same.

- Manahawkin, NJ, USA

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