definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,399 miles

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2007 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #17

Jan 012009


  • miles


Every time I fill up the gas tank no matter where I am spillage occurs after the automatic shut off. Jeep was around 2 years old when this started happening.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #16

Oct 012010


  • 37,000 miles
Gas surges out of gas tank shortly after the automatic shut-off on gas pump activates. Several cups of gasoline pour down the side of the car and puddles on the ground. This happens every time I fill my car at every gas station. I now only fill my car to approximately 3/4 full. It started happening fall of 2010 with approximately 37,000 miles on the car. This has happened about 10-12 times.

- Concord Twp., OH, USA

problem #15

Sep 162010


  • 43,000 miles
This is a recurring problem that I face when I fill the vehicle up at any gas station. While filling the vehicle with gas, the auto stop clicks, and immediately the tank starts spilling gas. The gas spills out and runs down the side of the vehicle and onto the ground creating a puddle. This problem isn't attributable to trying to "top off" the tank because the by the first time the auto stop clicks, the vehicle is already pouring out gasoline. I have spoken to many other owners regarding this problem and they have said the same thing. I have investigated through NHTSA, and they have an ongoing investigation into this matter (action number : PE10032).

- East Islip, NY, USA

problem #14

Jan 312011


  • 37,765 miles


When refueling, a significant amount of gasoline spilled out after the pump automatically shut off. Within a second or 2 of the pump shutting off gas then flowed out of the tank filler tube. It splashed all over my pants and shoes along with the car itself.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #13

Dec 012010


  • 38,000 miles
Approximately 1/4 to 1/2 gallon of fuel back flows forcefully out of filler neck immediately following the release of the handle when the tank is full. This happens both when the handle is locked down in fueling position and automatically clicks off and when I am holding the handle to fill the tank. At no time am I attempting to overfill the tank beyond the safety shut off.

- La Vista, NE, USA

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problem #12

Jan 102011


  • 100 miles
When filling with gas spews out. On January 10th flew out so bad, my winter coat, pants, gloves and shoes were ruined. Been ongoing problem. Has repair orders from dealership. In addition, the hard top has leaked since day one and never been repaired. I am not driving vehicle since the awful spillage on January 10th. I cannot afford to keep ruining clothes. In addition, concerned it can cause further problem (ie, perhaps fire). Always in attendance while filling. Spoken with several other Jeep owners experiencing same problem. What's it going to take for Chrysler to correct this default, a death, or severe injury. If not winter time I feel I would have been burned on my skin by the gasoline.

- Oshtemo, MI, USA

problem #11

Jan 152011


  • 39,150 miles


When refueling the vehicle gas splashes out of the tank onto myself, side of vehicle, and ground. Incident occurs when the tank is nearly full during the refueling process.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #10

Sep 062010


  • miles
When refueling vehicle at any fuel station, fuel nozzle does not shutoff and over spills at fuel opening. It occurs regardless of temperature, fuel station, or positioning of fuel nozzle in port.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #9

Jan 112011


  • 10,000 miles
2007 Jeep Wrangler - every time I fill the gas tank, since roughly 10,000 miles (now at 63,000) the auto shut off feature of gas pumps will not shut off in time. This causes roughly 1/4 gallon of fuel to spill down the side of the vehicle. This has been a recurring situation for a couple years. I cannot rely on the auto-shut off of the pump with this vehicle. This is a known issue for many Jeep Wrangler owners, since the new model from 2007. Multiple attempts to fix under warranty were denied by dealerships. I am finally scheduled to replace the gas tank (a known fix for the issue); but will be paying for it out of pocket, as the warranty has since expired.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 092010


  • 22,000 miles
I have a 2007 Jeep jk that has a systemic problem of having fuel spill out on the side of the Jeep when refueling. Almost instantaneously, the fuel nozzle handle shuts off and roughly gallon of fuel gushes out on the Jeep, bumper and ground. The only way to avoid this problem is to fill half way or attempt to listen for fuel coming close to the top of the tank.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 012010


  • 25,000 miles


Every time the vehicle is filled with gasoline, gasoline exits the tank through the filler tube and splashes on the ground leaving a potential for fire. This happens at pumps at different stations in different states, different amounts of fuel within before fueling, and regardless of placement of the filling handle of the pump. The vehicle worked as it should for the first 25K miles and will not fill correctly since that time without leaving fuel on the ground. This is my second 2007 Jeep Wrangler and both have had this problem at approximately the same mileage. Each vehicle was filled with the correct gasoline as prescribed by the manual and all maintenance was done at a 5 star Jeep dealer on both. There appears to be a defect in the design of the gas system.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 222010


  • 48,314 miles
When filling the fuel tank with fuel, the tank does not properly vent causing fuel to spurt out the filler neck as it approaches full. The gas spurts on the vehicle's 1/4 panel, on the person filling the vehicle and on the ground. This has happened now during the last several fill ups. You must also fill slowly or the gas nozzle shuts off as if the tank is full. I have an extensive automotive background and it is obvious that the tank is not properly venting. This occurs in boats when permanent mounted fuel tank vent lines become blocked or collapse over time.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 172010


  • 37,000 miles
When refueling, as you near full, the pump will shut off, and you will get a big splash back of gasoline( about 2-5 cups). It will splash back all over the side of the vehicle and rubber fender and rear plastic bumper. Even if you try to guess when its nearing full, it still seems to be some back splash when you shut it off near full

- Pine Beach, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 302010


  • 29,000 miles
Fuel spill every time it is filled. As the pump clicks off it starts venting fuel on the person filling & on the ground.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Oct 202010


  • 15,825 miles
While filling fuel tank, at almost full or full tank, pump will shut off or auto stop, and then fuel will start to shoot back out of gas filler as almost under pressure. Sometimes it's a few drops, but more often it is a lot. If your nearby you will get covered in gas, happens 4 out of 5 times while filling up now. I feel this could be a safety issue as my Jeep and anyone near it during fill up can end up covered in gas

- Abington, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 182010


  • 66,985 miles
While I was filling up with gas the nozzle kicked off and fuel overflowed all over the side of my Jeep and the ground. I thought it was the stations pump for the issue. A week later I was at another gas station filling up with gas and it did it again only this time gas spilled all over my Jeep, pants and shoes. Every since the first episode it had happened every time I fill up. I have tried to hold the nozzle and pump it slowly, but it still happens. It is beyond frustrating to have to wash the side of my Jeep off every time I fill up with gas. This could be a very big issue. I had the gas spill all over my jeans and shoes making them both flammable. Also, it could have splashed into my eyes. I think Jeep needs to do something about this issue before someone gets hurt.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 102007

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,100 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. The contact went to the dealer to have the repair performed for recall # 06V493000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti-lock:control unit/module ). the dealer stated that they could not perform the recall repair, but failed to offer an explanation. The current and failure mileages were 3,100. The consumer complained of the check engine light illuminating. The dealer replaced the fuel tank and purged the control valve. The check engine light illuminated again and they replaced the fuel canister which was leaking. The third time, the dealer replaced the fuel filler neck and tube. Updated 05/11/10.

- Grayson, GA, USA

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