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 3 of 18)

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problem #315

Sep 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles


Gas still out when filling up gas tank. The system doesn't stop at gas pumps all other cars ever driven. Gas always stills out before it stops the pump. This occurs at all pumps and appears to be a common and ongoing issue with Jeep owners.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #314

Oct 202011


  • 52,000 miles
Fuel sprays out of filler neck when refueling the vehicle.

- Ste. Genevieve, MO, USA

problem #313

Jan 152009


  • 40,000 miles
The auto shut-off feature of the fuel system does not work. When I fill up the gas tank, fuel will spray / spill out. The first occurrence that I experienced was around 40K miles. I brought it to the dealership (as it was still under warranty). They advised me that they could find nothing wrong. At that point, it was occurring intermittently. At some point shortly after the warranty expired, the auto shut-off feature of the fuel system failed completely. Now, every time that I fill up the gas tank, fuel will spray / spill out. This issue continues to this day. This is a safety issue (fuel spilled on the vehicle, on the operator and on the ground) and an environmental issue (fuel spilled on the ground), not to mention the economic issue of paying for wasted gasoline at about $4 per gallon. Based upon the number of reported issues with this, I can't believe that there has not been a recall to remediate this problem. There is definitely something faulty with the design and/or manufacture of the parts used in the 2006 Jeep Wrangler. This is not something that someone should have to deal with in a vehicle that they purchased when new and have impeccably maintained.

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #312

Feb 282007

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles


The gas always over fills and spills out when your filling it up. This happens everytime I fill up the gas. It does not matter what station I am at or what the weather is like. This has been happening ever since I bought the Jeep. Everyone I know that owns a Jeep has the same problem occurring. This is a major fire hazard and also not what I want to happen when gas is almost $4 a gallon.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #311

Feb 182009


  • miles
2006 lj "unlimited" Jeep Wrangler fuel overflows from filler nozzle when filling up. Happens when pump nozzle cuts off when tank is full. Happens every time. Spews gas out of nozzle onto ground and down the side of the Jeep.

- Hixson, TN, USA

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problem #310

Jun 232011


  • 8,500 miles
When filling gas tank, pump nozzle will not shut off automatically. Consistent problem at every gas station, resulting in gasoline spilling out onto side of vehicle and onto ground before nozzle shuts off. Jeep has only 8,500 miles on it.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

problem #309

Sep 282006

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


Upon commencement of fuel refilling, the fuel does not enter the tank, fuel spills are recurrent and of a large quantity. When fuel level reaches near capacity, fuel spillage occurs.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #308

Feb 072011


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when refueling, fuel would leak onto the ground. The dealer repaired the failure by replacing the fuel tank but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Wallingford, PA, USA

problem #307

Feb 142007

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
When filling gas tank. Fuel spits out of fill tube before pump auto shut off kicks in. Fuel is spilled on vehicle, filling stations ground and fuel get on the person filling the tank. Has happened to myself as well as people at "full service" stations.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #306

Dec 302011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 8,990 miles
Fuel overflows each time the tank is filled.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #305

Oct 282011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,500 miles


Every time I fill up fuel spews out. I have tried slow, fast, different gas stations and it still happens. I now understand this is a very common problem and Jeep has refused to rectify it.

- Clinton, IL, USA

problem #304

Jan 092012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
When filling up the tank on my 2006 rubicon unlimited, fuel will overflow without warning. It does this every time I fill up. If I do not stop it in time, fuel will overflow out with enough force that it will cover the side of the Jeep and who ever is filling it up. My 2007 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited did the same thing and Chrysler recalled it and replaced the tank and I have had no issues since.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #303

Feb 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
When filling my completely stock Jeep Wrangler, fuel shoots out of the filler, even with the nozzle clicking off. It does it every single time I fill it up. I previously owned a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X and it did it on that one as well. If I don't remember it does this I end up wearing gas all over myself, not to mention it shoots out so violently it has almost splashed the cars on the other side of the gas pumps.

- Thornville, OH, USA

problem #302

Apr 302010


  • 35,750 miles
Fuel overflow - fuel always overflows at the completion of refueling. Regardless of how nozzle is inserted once the tank is full, fuel will overflow presenting a safety hazard, harming the environment, and damaging the vehicle.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #301

Sep 212011


  • 42,000 miles
While refueling my Jeep the filler neck spits fuel out even after I let off the handle on the nozzle.

- Kitts Hill, OH, USA

problem #300

Nov 122011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
At 20,000 miles on the Jeep any time that we fill the gas tank, at any station, it spills out 1/2 to 1 cup of fuel and sprays all over the place. This is unsafe for us personally and the environment. It doesn't make a difference if the pump is going fast or slow it spits constantly and then spills out at the end. We never top off. The Jeep currently only has 22,000 miles on it.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #299

Jan 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Every time you fill up with gas the fuel tank will overflow while pumping gas.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #298

Oct 012009

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel began to spill out from the filler neck once the tank was full. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000. Updated 03/30/12

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #297

Apr 172008

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Every time we fill up the fuel tank the fuel spills over and runs down the side of the vehicle causing a stain on the paint we have now resorted to listening to the fuel as it fills in an attempt to stop it and that only works once in a while we have put the pump on slow but this does no good either I have read many Jeep forums and this is a common problem not only does it waste fuel but it is an air pollution issue and a fire safety hazard most of the forums say the fuel tank needs to be replaced due to a sticking valve but that is very expensive (this is what some have had to do to fix the problem) also I own two Jeep Grand Cherokee and have never had this problem with either of them so I was surprised when this happened on the Wrangler as it was the most recent purchase if it is a defect in design I think Chrysler should fix it at no charge to the consumer before someone is hurt.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #296

Jan 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Every time I fuel up at the gas station it overs flows spilling on the ground before shutting off. This is well know defect and happens to almost ever Jeep owner I know.

- Greenville, IN, USA

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