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 9 of 18)

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problem #195

Mar 122011


  • miles


My 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon spits gasoline out of the fill spout at every fill up unless manually shut-off before tank is full.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #194

Mar 152010


  • miles
When filling Jeep Wrangler, the automatic fuel shutoff feature of pump does not work, and gas sprays out briefly before shutting off, spilling on vehicle, operator, and ground. I have had tank replaced by dealer at 50,000 miles, cost of $350 to me. I understand that you have closed the investigation into this, and if so, you are truly incompetent idiots (I'm sorry, but come on). This is a defective product with safety and environmental negative impact! even though I have replaced my tank at some personal expense, I believe that it is with the same product, and I fully expect it to fail again in the future. Wouldn't you expect a modern vehicle, even a "simple" one to be able to fill without getting gas on yourself, the vehicle, and the ground?!!! please consider re-opening the case; the idea that the internet created this problem is ridiculous.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #193

Jan 202010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Gas spews out of the filler tube just before the tank reaches full and the pump shuts off. This problem did not appear until I owned the vehicle for over a year and now happens at every fill up.

- Pekin, IL, USA

problem #192

Mar 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 12,500 miles


Fuel spills out each time I fill my tank. Fuel pump kicks off as designed, but is followed by 2-3 cups of gas spilling out with force that covers the pump handle, side of vehicle, ground under vehicle, and anyone standing too close.

- Higganum, CT, USA

problem #191

Feb 232011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,851 miles
Fuel overfills and spills when fueling.

- Fargo, ND, USA

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problem #190

Jan 192011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
When filling the gas tank in my 2006 Jeep Wrangler tj, the fuel overflows and spills/splashes all over the side of the vehicle, and ground. Jeep knows about this issue but refuses to do anything about it.

- Chuluota, FL, USA

problem #189

Sep 012006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 0 miles


Nothing leading up to it. It happens every time I fill the gas tank. It overflows all over the ground. It has happened since I bought my Jeep brand new in 2006. I have done nothing to fix it except never actually fill it all the way I usually stop about a gallon or two short. But sometimes don't let go of the pump in time and it still overflows.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #188

Feb 212011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Fuel spills out of fill tube, after pump shuts off.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #187

Feb 212011


  • 60,000 miles
Fuel spills out at every time I fill up.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #186

Feb 202011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
2006 rubicon with 40K miles. Fuel sprays out from the gasoline fill tube and runs down the outside of the vehicle onto the pavement every time the vehicle is refueled. The dealership says the fuel tank must be replaced to correct the issue. It doesn't make sense to pay for a new fuel tank with the same defect. This is apparently a widespread issue and should be recalled.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #185

Jun 012010


  • 40,000 miles


Gasoline splash back from filler neck when filling tank. This occurs every time tank is filled.

- Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

problem #184

Feb 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited, and almost every time I fill up the gas tank it overflows, often spraying a significant amount of fuel before the pump shuts off. This did not happen when it was new, but has been happening off and on, getting progressively worse, for the past 3 years. I believe this presents both a fire hazard and an environmental hazard, and I know that many other Wrangler owners have observed the same problem.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #183

Feb 162011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Fuel spills out during regular pumping at gas station. This happens during the end of the pumping when the tank is almost full. Gasoline will shoot out of the filler spout and onto the ground.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #182

Feb 152011


  • 88,000 miles
Fuel always spews out of tank when filling up. Will not activate pump auto-shut-off. Extremely dangerous condition!

- Cayce, SC, USA

problem #181

Jul 152010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Everytime I fill up the Jeep with fuel, it shuts off the pump, then overflows fuel onto the side of the Jeep and onto the ground.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #180

Feb 132011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
1. refilling fuel tank. 2. once tank is full and pump handle turns off; a surge of fuel is spit out of the fuel filler, onto the side of the vehicle and onto the ground. This happens every time I refill the tank. 3. no corrective action has been taken.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #179

Feb 142011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Fuel spits out of tank when filling no matter how you fill tank. Will spit fuel on ground on auto fill or manual fill any station. Have had fuel on my shoes at times must stand back around corner of Jeep.

- Suprize, AZ, USA

problem #178

Oct 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Every time I fill up my 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited gas comes spilling back out as the pump cuts off. This started happening this fall and has continued every since. Fuel gets all over the side of the Jeep, the ground and when not standing clear on my clothes and shoes. This needs to be investigated before someone gets hurt.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #177

Feb 082011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
At every fill up on my 2006 Wrangler rubicon gas spits back out once it's full and about a 1/2 gallon of gas spills everywhere after the automatic stop function on the pumps clicks off.

- Washintong, PA, USA

problem #176

Oct 092009


  • 3,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited 2 door that every time I fill the gas tank up at the pump it releases a substanitial amount of gasoline through the inlet as it is turning the pump off. This occurs every time I fill my tank and is very dangerous seeing as I get fuel on my skin and then have to get in the vehicle w/ my 4year old daughter. I am not sure what to do to correct the failure.

- Springdale, AR, USA

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