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 4 of 18)

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problem #295

Oct 112010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,441 miles


Every time I fill my gas tank full it spills out all over the place. The pump will shut off but fuel shoots out all over the ground and Jeep.

- Brasstown, NC, USA

problem #294

Jan 152011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The problem started with gas shooting out of the filler neck prior to the fuel pump automatically shutting off. This was repeated at every fill up at numerous gas stations. For the past 8 months I can not fill the fuel tank without the fuel nozzle repeatedly shutting off. I can only add fuel at an extremely slow pace or not at all. It has become so bad that I now carry a gas can, it's faster to fill the can then pour it in the tank!

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #293

Oct 012011


  • 48,000 miles
Just bought the Jeep late September and everytime I fill it the gas spills out all over me, the Jeep and the ground. Its not always reliable to guess when it is close to done so I tend to stand back so it misses me. Still gas goes everywhere which is a safety hazard. I have heard from other Jeep owners that this is a common problem, and the price to fix it has doubled. The Jeep dealer tells me that they cover the fix for 2007 and 2008 but not 2006. Really" why would that be"

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #292

Jan 042012


  • 46,600 miles


When filling my fuel tank by hand the pump shut off too late and spilled gas all over the side of my Jeep. This happens at every gas station no matter the circumstances.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #291

Nov 182009


  • 40,000 miles
My fuel tank started overflowing around 40,000 miles. It will no longer force the fuel nozzle to shut off when the tank is full. Instead it overfills and spews on the ground, my Jeep, and me. I did some research and realized this is a very common problem with Jeep in my year range. Please help.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

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problem #290

Mar 162011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank, whether the hose nozzle is operated manually or automatically, gas spurts from the tank spraying out 18"-24". this happens consistently regardless of pumping speed/pressure, ambient temperature/weather conditions or brand of gasoline. I am concerned about safety issues regarding fire and fumes as well as damage to the vehicle's paint and plastic fenders. I have had clothing ruined by the spurting gasoline.

- Pisgah Forest, NC, USA

problem #289

Dec 232011


  • 30,100 miles


When filling the gas tank, the gas pump auto shut off works, but only after spraying gasoline on me, the vehicle and the ground. This has happened 4 times in a row at different pumps of different gas stations.

- Diamondhead, MS, USA

problem #288

Dec 102011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,700 miles
The fuel filler on my 2006 Jeep Wrangler does not prevent the fuel from spilling when I fill my fuel tank. This problem happens every time (100%) I refuel. The problem occurs no matter how slowly I fill the tank. Spraying gasoline is dangerous and toxic. I feel this problem needs to be addressed by Jeep.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #287

Nov 292011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Upon filling the gas tank there is consistent fuel spill back. Fuel spews from the filler opening. Second owner, not sure if this has been occurring prior to date and mileage above.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #286

Oct 172011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 21,985 miles
Overspill during refueling, every time. Fuel does not stop automatically and overflows (spews) out onto side of vehicle, onto pavement and also onto driver's clothes. This has happened at numerous different gas stations and pumps. This presents a very dangerous situation and could result in serious injury or death if the fuel is ignited.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #285

Nov 272011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 24,567 miles


I'm writing the NHTSA to provide my experience with a gas overflow issue on my 2006 Jeep unlimited. Without fail, at each fill-up, the gas nozzle will allow gas to backflow out of the filler neck, past the vapor recovery system and spray outward and drain down the car. In most cases, as much as 1.5-2 quarts of gasoline is spewing out of the filler neck. In almost all cases, employees from the station must come out and complete remediation efforts to absorb the spilled gas. In most cases, I receive a good dousing of gas on my hands and clothes. I have contacted the dealership and because my car is out of warranty due to age, not miles, they have informed me that I will need to pay upwards of $1,000 for a new gas tank with the same faulty check-valve design. I understand that Chrysler is aware of the issue and that they state the cause to be from a swollen check-valve related to ethanol gas. I am at a loss as to how to proceed and am looking for the NHTSA to step in and force a recall.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #284

Jan 102011


  • 70,000 miles
When filling the gas tank the gas overflows in a spray or stream without tripping the pump shutoff. It also at times will only fill when filling extremely slow.

- Mason, NH, USA

problem #283

Jan 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
The gas tank on my 2006 Wrangler RHD overflows when fueling at the gas station.

- Concord, VA, USA

problem #282

Dec 192011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Every time I get gas at the pump, at the end of filling the tank it gushes out a ton of gasoline all over the side of my Jeep, all over the pump/handle itself, creating a dangerous fire hazard. This happens every time. I've read online it's a known issue but hasn't yet had a recall or a fix? so am filing in hopes of a fix from the manufacturer. I've also read there is some kind of fix but it may be costly. But it's a safety issue and needs resolved.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #281

Apr 012008


  • 6,000 miles
While refueling vehicle, when full tank condition is reached, with nozzle correctly inserted into fuel filler, liquid fuel squirts from fuel filler hose onto vehicle fender, ground and person filling tank. As time went on, condition worsened and at current time, fuel nozzle at station can only be held open half way or an automatic nozzle shutoff occurs, regardless of tank level. Fuel spillage happens at every refueling stop, regardless of nozzle flow position, when full tank condition is reached.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #280

Dec 172011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank, there is severe back splash when tank reaches full and nozzle automatically shuts off.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #279

Jan 152010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When I am filling up my gas tank at the gas station, the tank overflows and spills out onto the ground and on the side of my vehicle. I cannot fill the tank until the nozzle shuts off the gas because it is full. I must estimate about how full the gas tank is, and stop it before it is full. It does not matter if I leave the nozzle clicked onto self pump or if I am trying to top it off, there is nothing that sensors that it is full so it spills over.

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #278

Nov 222011


  • 10,735 miles
Fuel tank overfills and spills gas on the vehicle, the ground, and the person who is pumping gas everytime the tank is filled up.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #277

Nov 022009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Every time I get gas it overflows from the tank when it reaches fill. It is a known Wrangler problem but Chrysler will not issue a recall. It is dangerous, spills gas everywhere on the car, up in the air & out of the tank.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #276

Oct 242011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited fuel overflows everytime at the pump. Does not matter where I fill up or how I put the nozzle in the tank. Fuel pump shuts off and sits seconds later about a cup of fuel will spit out, about 1 to 2 feet and run down the body. If you were standing in the wrong spot it would be a real mess. I just purchased this vehicle used and called the previous owner - he said he bought it with 8000 miles on it and it has done it since it was new.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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