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 1 of 18)

problem #355

Dec 062014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


When fueling vehicle fuel spits back all over handle, vehicle and ground. Happens every time fuel is pumped. Design flaw that has been ignored by Chrysler forever. Fix requires fuel tank replacement.

- Reinholds, PA, USA

problem #354

Jun 232014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 74,735 miles
When refueling the gasoline tank will overflow spilling upwards of a quart of gasoline on the operator, the vehicle and the ground. Just in case you didn't know, gasoline is highly flammable! this is a very common problem with Jeep Wrangler happening to around 90% of them. Not only is this an environmental issue but a major safety issue as well. Do I expect you to do anything, no. I think its time for a major class action suit against Chrysler. If it puts them out of business, so be it. Wake up tsa! this is not going away on its own.

- Newport Center, VT, USA

problem #353

Jul 112014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 116,233 miles
Gasoline overflows while refueling. Pump doesn't shut off. It appears to be a common problem with 2005 & 2006 Jeep Wrangler tj and lj (unlimited).

- New Windsor, MD, USA

problem #352

Apr 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 73,800 miles


I just bought this Jeep used. I was filling it up at the gas station waiting for the pump to click off. Well, it didn't. the gas spewed out of the filler neck. I thought it might have been a faulty pump. The second time I filled it up, it did it again, at a different station. This time I thought it might be something the previous owner did. It did it again tonight at a third station. I looked up the condition on the internet and low and behold, it is a common issue with my model year. This vehicle is a 2006. We are now in 2014. 8 years after production of this vehicle. Why hasn't the manufacture recalled these vehicles for a fix. Surely this is a safety concern. Gas spewing out of the tank"???" come on!

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #351

Mar 232014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Fuel spillage at the pump. Belches gas out after the pump clicks off.

- Moores Hill, IN, USA

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problem #350

Apr 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
When filling gas tank, will not automatically shut off fuel pump which causes overflow every time. This is not intermittent. Causes gas to pour out on back fender of Jeep and down back quarter panel. This is a known issue with many Jeep owners and is posted on multiple forums.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #349

Aug 202013


  • 44,000 miles


Gas tank filler overflows or sprays fuel when tank is filled. Issue is well documented and has been voluntarily recalled for vehicles model year 2007 and newer. Issue is caused by failing valve in filler hose due to high concentrations of ethanol in fuel.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #348

Jan 042010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
When fueling the Jeep the pump turns off and fuel sprays out of the opening. This happens every time the tank is filled to full. When pump nozzle does not have a rubber boot the spray can cover clothing and skin. Typically the spray involves between a half a cup to a cup of gasoline.

- Nolensville, TN, USA

problem #347

Sep 232012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
While filling up the gas tank, my Jeep will frequently spit the fuel back at me when it approaches being full. This almost always results in a significant amount of fuel left on the ground and inside the gas cap area. The gas will also spray all over the vehicle's operator and their clothing. This is definitely a potential fire hazard. A quick search on jeepforum.com reveals that this is a well-known issue among Jeep owners. I've found the following threads that reference this exact problem. www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/gas-filling-overflow-problem-645832/ www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/fuel-spilling-while-fueling-no-more-1191442/ www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/trouble-filling-gas-tank-spurts-then-clicks-off-679245/ www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/gas-pours-out-649842/ www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/gas-tank-filler-problem-635636/ www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/gas-explodes-not-fire-all-over-me-when-filling-up-620074/ Chrysler has yet to issue a recall on this problem, and after speaking with the dealership, they wanted to charge me to fix it. Jeep owners have found that the only way to fix it is to replace the filler tube with non-Jeep parts (specifically, a Chevy trailblazer). This is absolutely unacceptable. Fuel belongs in a gas tank, not on the ground, not on the driver, not sprayed all over the side of the vehicle.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #346

Feb 022014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Fuel spills all over, every time I fill the tank.

- Auburn, GA, USA

problem #345

Jan 182014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 74,884 miles


I was fueling the vehicle and the automatic fuel shut off valve or whatever is inside the fuel tank malfunctioned. Fuel ejected from within the fill neck and was propelled onto my face and in my eyes! I have never had this happen with any vehicle I have owned or fueled. I was standing adjacent to my vehicle as most do when getting gas, I heard the gas gurgle like it normally does, the pump clicked off and a second later my eyes were slammed shut and burning. After researching the issue I have come to find that Chrysler is aware of this issue and has actually taken steps to correct it in 2007 and newer vehicles. I don't know to what extent that is true but this is a huge hazard. There is some plastic valving within the filler neck that fails to keep fuel within the tank and it is apparently adversely affected by the ethanol mixture in gasoline. That's the explanation on many web sites. I don't care what causes the issue but it is a poor, dangerous design. If it was a freak issue then I would take it in stride but to find that Chrysler is aware of it and doing nothing about it for my model year is appalling. This is an issue of a highly flammable fuel under pressure being projected upwards toward anyone fueling a vehicle and it's my understanding that the NHTSA received a report from Chrysler that the issue existed yet they were not required to recall any and all vehicles experiencing the issue. Gasoline in the eyes is very painful. Period. I was unable to drive from the gas station and had to have another motorist move my vehicle from the pumps. My daughter routinely stands by me when "daddy does things" and I can't imagine how I would have felt if she was there that day. In my opinion, your Agency was developed in order to protect the motoring public from this very type of poor design in the automotive industry and I trust that you will make it right.

- Warriors Mark, PA, USA

problem #344

Nov 152013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when refueling, the fuel pump would not shut off and caused fuel to spill out from the fuel tank. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #343

Sep 032013


  • 72,000 miles
The gas tank spills every time the Jeep is fueled. The neck doesn't respond fast enough that the tank is full and it continues to accept gasoline until it spits gasoline back out of the tank. The gasoline then runs down the quarter panel, onto the ground, and sometimes onto the person filling the tank if they are holding the fueling nozzle. It is not good for the environment or the vehicle. This occurs at every gas station as well.

- Union, OH, USA

problem #342

Jul 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Fuel tank overflows at pump station. The vehicle is not able to tell the gas pump that the tank is full or near full. As a result, gas overflows from the filler neck onto the left rear fender, quarter panel and ground. This is unsafe and a recall should be issued by Chrysler to fix this.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #341

Aug 022013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Anytime I fill the gas tank, fuel explodes out of the filler before the gas hose clicks off. Causing gas to splash on myself, the ground and my vehicle. I believe its a defect in the Jeep flapper valve. Definitely dangerous and I'm surprised it hasn't been recalled yet as it could cause gas to be splashed in the eyes.

- West Springfield, MA, USA

problem #340

May 112010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
When I fueled the vehicle and it became full, the fuel would spray back out of the filler spout as the nozzle shut off automatically. It has continued doing this until present. I asked the dealership where I bought the vehicle at about the problem. They did not know what was causing the problem. They said they could take the tank off and check it out but I would have to pay for it. I decided to just put up with it. I listen to the fuel as I fill it and shut it off manually when it sounds like it is about full. This keeps it from spraying fuel back out the filler neck most of the time.

- Marshall , IL, USA

problem #339

Apr 212011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated fuel would spew out from the filler neck whenever attempting to refuel the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer was told that the occurrence was normal when refueling over the recommended capacity. In addition, the contact stated that while driving 15 mph or above, the steering wheel would become difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they replaced the tie rods but the failure was not corrected. The current and failure mileage was 24,000.

- North Reding, MA, USA

problem #338

Dec 152008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the vehicle made a loud creaking noise when shifting gears. The contact also stated that when refueling, gasoline would leak from the filler nozzle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the pressure point needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- North Reading , MA, USA

problem #337

Sep 302012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler tj spills fuel when the gas tank is filled completely, enough to cover the rear corner and leave a medium sized puddle underneath the vehicle. I use ethanol free gasoline. The vehicle has not been treated poorly, and all of the components are oem. I've researched this problem in your data base and have found over 300 complaints for my model year alone that match. I've been a firefighter for 12 years, so I know when a problem can be serious, and this is one. I've looked online and there are people hacking in parts from other manufacturers to fix this, however I'm not comfortable with this idea.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #336

May 302012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Fuel tank spits out gasoline when filling tank this happens 99 times out of 100 when fueling.

- Show Low, AZ, USA

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