really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,789 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Sep 152016


  • 143,000 miles


This vehicle frequently experiences fuel "spit-back" on filling. It was manufactured in 10/06, five months before the date in Jeep's lifetime fuel tank replacement extended guaranty for spit-back. Also, the tank began leaking after every fill up. It leaked on the ground and/or with gas fumes present until the tank level got below 1/2 tank the leak source was where the fuel pump is inserted into the top of tank. The iron clamps and lock ring for the fuel pump are located in a depressed "bowl" at the top of the tank. Water accumulates and remains in the bowl causing the lock ring and clamps to rust. The rust expands and cracks the plastic that the fuel pump is made of. The repair requires replacing the fuel tank, lock ring, and fuel pump. In my opinion, this is a design or manufacturing problem and these conditions cause serious environmental and safety problems. I informed Jeep (case number 30126422) on 9/15/16 and they declined to do anything. I have spent $1,019.60 on emergency and permanent repairs. Photos of the tank as it was removed from the Jeep showing "the bowl" and rust, rusted clamps, and cracked fuel pump are attached. Please let me know if I can provide any further information.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #32

Jul 012016


  • 70,000 miles
Every time I fill up at the gas pump gas over flows. I'm afraid to fill up anymore while being anywhere near this thing. The gas eritates my skin and eyes. This is so wrong.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

problem #31

Jul 212016


  • 85,000 miles
Strong smell of gas in the garage after shutting Jeep off for past 3-4 years. Fuel spit issue resolved with warranty 12/2013. Gas smell after shutting Jeep off continued. 09/2014 dealership pulled code P0456, "vent tube at tank broken." Paid to have dealership order and install a new tank only to find the "new tank has crack at rollover valve, " had to order a second replacement fuel tank, installed with no problems noted. Heavy smell of residual fuel in the garage continued to persist to the point where we have to leave the garage open to vent the fumes for fear of ignition. Could not visually identify any fuel leak. All the while have had intermittent check engine lights coming off and on pointing to emissions and fuel system. Another trip to the dealership 07/2015, pulled code P0406, stated "couldn┐T find anything at this time." Heavy gas smell continues to get worse. 07/2016 took Jeep to mechanic, pulled codes P0456 and P0486, found the fuel tank vent tube was cracked again, needed a new fuel tank and egr valve. Back to the dealership. Tank is out of warranty, have to replace the 22 month old fuel tank again. The fuel system has had consistent problems from inception. The heavy gas odor and cracked fuel tanks pose a serious life safety and environmental concern. It is only a matter of time before a vehicle and/or a residence catches fire. The continuous exposure to gas vapors alone is serious concern due to the carcinogenic nature of fuel and its vapors. After researching this issue in various Jeep forums online, this does not seem to be a singular event and is actually quite common. Many Jeep enthusiasts are diy'ers and are modifying/jury rigging the vent tube themselves instead of paying for a replacement tank, which means there are a lot of Jeep causing heightened emissions and pose further safety concerns that are going unreported and that you are unaware of.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #30

Jul 192016


  • 0 miles


Pumping gas to fill the tank always overflows. The sensor that tells the pump to shut off doesn't work causing gas to overflow all over the car, myself and the ground. What a waste of pricey gas.

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

problem #29

Jun 012007


  • 6,000 miles
Fuel spitback. When filling 2007, Jeep, Wrangler it always spits back out of the filler when using automatic fill on handle of gas pump. If I hand fill it and listen very carefully I can hear the fuel rising in the filler neck an stop the splashback about half of the time.

- Pinetop, AZ, USA

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problem #28

Jan 042016

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The airbag warning light comes on at random, my horn no longer works. The dealer said that it is due to a faulty clockspring assembly. I got the recall information stating that the clockspring assembly may become contaminated, but my VIN is not one that is officially recalled. I would really like this fixed as it is a show vehicle. Thank you! (NHTSA campaign id number: 16V290). Also, my gas always splashes out all over the side of the vehicle when it's any where near full. It doesn't trigger the gas pump to stop and splashes back at me every time I fill up for gas. Please help!

- Vestal, NY, USA

problem #27

Mar 312016


  • 52,000 miles


Fuel spills during normal refueling situation.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #26

Mar 052015


  • 87,000 miles
Fuel shoots out when filling gas tank. Even after having check valve replaced

- Aguanga, CA, USA

problem #25

Nov 012014


  • 136,000 miles
The below link explains thoroughly of the issue and problem in regards to the check valve in the gas tank and the fuel overspill causes: www.jeepproblems.com/trends/fuel-overflow/ I do not believe my Wrangler had the issue fixed and after checking the Chrysler database by VIN I do not recall seeing it was a recall nor the check valve/gas tank replaced/fixed.

- Leola, PA, USA

problem #24

Jul 022012


  • 20,000 miles
The fuel tank overflows every time it is filled. The system does not "click" or automatically shut off gas flow to indicate when tank is full, it simply overflows. I have tested many different gas stations and this issue occurs everytime, causing a dangerous situation for me and those around me, as well as environmental issues.

- Merrimac, MA, USA

problem #23

Mar 022015


  • 76,076 miles


Gas tank spit back during fuel filling.

- Linville, VA, USA

problem #22

Feb 262015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
My 2007 Jeep Wrangler X is having problems with putting gas in the tank. It constantly overflows and spills gas all over the side. I've also seen incidents where gas has bounced out of the tank near the neck of the fuel door.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #21

Jan 142015


  • 72,820 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed a discoloration of fuel leakage on the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the top of the gas ring was corroded. As a result, the fuel pump and locking ring need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,820.

- Carry, IL, USA

problem #20

Oct 252014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
This is the second request I am now sending. My 2007 Jeep Wrangler caught on fire while driving through some brush on 10/25/2014 and was a total loss. The fire department that responded concluded that it was caused by the catalytic converter as well as my insurance company. Jeep said since I already settled with my insurance company there is nothing they will do. This is the second time I am reporting this incident to you so can someone please get back to me?

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #19

Aug 012008


  • miles
When filling up with fuel at the gas station, when the tank gets near full, the fuel pump will shut off, but not until fuel spits back out of the fuel fill tube, out onto the outside of the Jeep and into the ground. There is a lifetime warranty recall for Jeep Wrangler for this problem, that starts with vehicles manufactured after March 1, 2007. However, our vehicle was manufactured in November, 2006.

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #18

Mar 042014


  • 68,000 miles
Experience very loud and noisy exhaust manifolds, dealer found both intake manifolds to be defective and leaking, warranty repair and replaced both. #2 leak found in power steering, dealer stated leaks in lines, rack, and pump, warranty on all but the lines, #3 also found catalytic converter leak, recommend replacement (again happens to be under warranty) #4 found small hole in intermediate pipe, recommended replacement. #5 looking further dealership found cylinder head to be leaking!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes, covered under warranty. Now I am beginning to wonder about this dealership, as I have never used them before not did I but the Jeep from them..#6 tech stated some wear in all ball joints, recommended replacement. #7 found steering damper to have a leak, recommended replacement, now as anyone can SE there seems to be many issues related to my 07 jk.

- Corinth, NY, USA

problem #17

Jul 042013


  • 28,000 miles
I bought the Jeep in July of 2013. Every time I fill the tank the fuel spills out on the ground, me, and the Jeep's body. This happens at every station, every time. I have taken to mathematically figuring out the amount of fuel I need to add to the tank at each fill up so it doesn't fill, but if I'm wrong it spills out all over me!

- Vermontville, NY, USA

problem #16

Nov 222013


  • 59,650 miles
I have a 4dr 2007 Jeep Wrangler sahara unlimited. 60K+ miles and no matter what gas station or what position I place the nozzle into the gas port when the tank fills it will shoot gas out all down the side of my Jeep onto the ground and on myself.

- Myrtle Beach, SD, USA

problem #15

Mar 222013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
This has now happened several times at several different locations when fueling that the pump will stop and then within seconds afterwards gasoline shoots out all over the vehicle the ground and whomever is pumping the fuel. This is very frustrating and dangerous.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #14

Jun 182010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Bought 2007 Jeep Wrangler unlimited X in April 2010. 2 months later while filling it up at the gas station the gas came pouring back out. I thought pump was broken actually informed clerk. Happened again 3 fill-ups later. Around that time started having a shimmy in front end. Brought it back to dealer on several occasions. Was told they never heard of gas coming back out I must be doing something wrong and the shimmy was "normal" for Jeep. Been having major issues with this truck it has been in the shop more than any vehicle I have ever owned. I've only bought used. I've had to have the 02 sensors changed 4 times. I have my tires balanced several times. My tires rotated. Alignments, etc. I have also replaced the steering damper. Fast forward to 2013. Shimmy is so bad I almost took out another driver. Thankfully I'm a commercially trained driver otherwise it could have ended badly. Still have gas pouring out every fill up. 02 sensors still keep crapping out. Head gaskets had to be replaced already. I finally had enough and told dealer they need to fix no more games and I find out about the tsb for the steering damper. Then I also have to be told that my main rear oil seal is now leaking and my tranny coolant lines are leaking"?? oh and was told that all this was normal for Jeep as well???" really!!!!! the truck only has 66K miles on it. It's all original no lift kits, no off roading, nothing.... this is bull... for the amount of money I paid for this vehicle somebody should be doing something. I find his site and lo and behold... I'm not the only one... unbelievable!!!!

- Henryville, PA, USA

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