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 7 of 18)

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problem #235

Jul 222011


  • 78,000 miles


Gas spills when filling up gas tank, happens constantly.

- Dalton, PA, USA

problem #234

Jun 122011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 8,945 miles
My gas tank overfills when pumping gas instead of shutting off when it is full.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #233

Jul 182011


  • 47,000 miles
When filling up vehicle to full the gas overflows every time, 2006 Jeep Wrangler.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #232

Jul 212006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles


I recently purchased a 2006 Jeep Wrangler with 37,000 miles. When filling the gas tank on my Jeep the fuel will not stop flow when the tank is full. Instead gas spews out of the filler every time I refuel, resulting in a significant loss of fuel. This happens every time I refuel and occurs at different gas stations. After reading multiple complaints regarding the same issue on the internet suggesting that it is a problem with the Jeep itself, I wanted to report this event.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #231

Apr 282011


  • 89,940 miles
When refueling, tank overflows before the nozzle shuts off causing fuel to spill out and all over the side of the Jeep and onto the ground.

- Indian Mound, TN, USA

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problem #230

Jul 112011


  • 19,485 miles
Gas tank overflows, will not cause filler nozzle to shut off.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #229

Jul 042011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Fuel overflows and ejects from vehicle at every refueling. It cannot be controlled no matter how slow the rate of refuel. Often fuel will eject and splash onto the person refueling. Sometimes fuel will eject and splash into, or near the face.

- Eagle Point, OR, USA

problem #228

Aug 202006


  • 300 miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank it overflows, spilling gas down my Jeep before automatically shutting off the gas coming out of the hose. This has happened every time since I purchased it new from the dealership. Many other Jeep friends have voiced the same problem.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #227

Jun 222011


  • miles
Every time I fill the tank on my Jeep, it dumps fuel when it is full. Usually spraying all over me and the side of the Jeep.

- New Concord, OH, USA

problem #226

Apr 042011


  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. Many times when I fill the gas tank the fuel does not shut off and spills fuel on the vehicle and ground.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #225

Jun 072011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


My 2006 Jeep Wrangler spits gasoline out at me when filling the vehicle! it always happens when nearing full, no matter what I do to try to avoid it from happening. Sometimes it spits forcefully, hard enough to get gasoline on me, sometimes it's just a minor spit that just dribbles down the vehicle. Either way, it occurs every time I attempt to fill the tank to full. I have resorted to only putting 10 gallons of gasoline in at a time, and only if the fuel gauge reads below 1/4, to ensure I don't have to experience the gasoline spit-back. No parts have been replaced or repaired yet.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #224

May 292011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,481 miles
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler spews gas out when I'm filling the tank. It happens every time I put gas in it. It comes out in a gush, splashing all over me and the side of the Jeep. I haven't had any parts repaired or repaired yet.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #223

May 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 3,300 miles
When filling the gas tank on my Jeep Wrangler it overflows before the pump automatically shuts off. This happens at many different gas stations, so I do think it's a particular pump or station.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #222

Jan 302007

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
Every time I try to fill the gas tank up to full, the fuel will overflow out of the filler neck. Also, when I pump gas, the fuel will often backflow into the pump, causing it to shut off prematurely (about every 10 seconds, regardless of amount of gas in tank). This has been an ongoing problem ever since I first purchased the vehicle. My only choice is to never fill my gas tank all the way, and pump the gas slowly.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #221

Sep 092010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
I have purchased a used 2006 Jeep Wrangler from a local dealership around two years ago, and within the past year I have noticed gas gushes out of my fuel tank every time I get fuel. At first I thought it was the gas attendant, as it is illegal in NJ to pump your own fuel, however this is now occurring everytime. I am worried my paint will become ruined or my car might catch on fire if it is too hot. I also do not have the means to pump my own gas and I don't need this problem to cause more issues down the road since the spilled gas has already discolored my stock fender flare. I know I am not the only one with this problem and it needs to be looked into because this is a safety issue, and once the gas spills over making everything on the inside reek of fumes.

- Pittsgrove, NJ, USA

problem #220

Jun 102009

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Summary:each time the fuel tank is filled, gasoline gushes out the fill spout on to the vehicle and the ground or pavement. This can not be avoided if completely filling the vehicle with fuel. Fuel tank can only partially be filled. This problem poses an extreme fire danger to any person filling the fuel tank. Sure hope that someone don't die in order for something to actually get done!

- Pueblo West, CO, USA

problem #219

Mar 112007


  • 5,198 miles
Each time the fuel tank is filled, gasoline gushes out the fill spout on to the vehicle and the ground or pavement. This can not be avoided if completely filling the vehicle with fuel. Fuel tank can only partially be filled. This problem poses an extreme fire danger to any person filling the fuel tank.

- Carthage, SD, USA

problem #218

Jan 202011


  • 23,600 miles
When refueling my 2006 Wrangler Jeep gas surges out of the tank prior to the pump shutting off. I have not measured the amount spilled but it is enough to create approximately a 24-36" diameter wet spot on the ground. This happens every time I fill my vehicle no matter which filling station I use. This seems like a significant safety and environmental hazard considering it splashes on my arm and clothing if I am holding onto the pump handle or standing within arms reach of the nozzle and the spilled fuel is becoming a ground or water contaminate one way or another as it is soaked up or washes away.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #217

Oct 282006


  • 10,156 miles
When fueling the the tank burps fuel out the vehicle fill tube after the fill nozzle has shut off. This occurs often. At first occurrence I assumed that the flow into the tank was too fast, and began slow filling to prevent it this initially has some success, as it did not happen every time. The problem has gotten worse, and now it happens every time even when filling slow.

- Mims, FL, USA

problem #216

May 102006


  • miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. Everytime I fuel my vehicle at the pump, fuel will spew out before the pump shuts off. I asked the dealer about this when I first purchased the vehicle and stated that they would not do anything about and blamed it on me basically. I started putting the fuel in slower and it works most of the time but sometimes I still will have fuel spew out before the pump clicks off, no matter how slow I try. Searching online forums, I have found out I am not the only one to have this problem, on the contrary there are many others with this same exact problem, between 97-06 tj Jeep Wrangler models.

- Greensburg, LA, USA

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