definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,184 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #51

Aug 182011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 0 miles


Every time you fill up the tank with fuel it overfills. If you don't trickle the nozzle it backs up on you, spilling fuel outside the vehicle. As soon as the nozzle clicks off the fuel starts backing up.

- Andrews Afb , MD, USA

problem #50

Oct 122011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Fuel tank filler neck pours fuel out onto the ground when filling the tank to full.

- Fairfax, VT, USA

problem #49

Dec 292011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,140 miles
Fuel tank overflows (sprays out) while filling at gas station pump after pump automatically shuts off. Tried numerous gas stations, pumping gas slowly all with same effect.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #48

Jul 292011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles


Every time I fill up the gas tank, anywhere from a cup to a quart or more of fuel overflows and sprays out and down the side of my Jeep and onto the ground (or even on to me if I'm standing by it) after the pump stops. I bought the Jeep used, and it has done this at every fill up since I have owned the vehicle.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #47

Aug 312011


  • 50,000 miles
Every time I fill my Jeep Wrangler... the pump stops and then fuel comes rushing out. Has happened every time I fill it at multiple different gas station. Read online this is a wide spread problem. My 08 Liberty has the same problem.

- Westhaven , CT, USA

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problem #46

Nov 112010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
When filling up the vehicle with gasoline the gas will spill back out all over the vehicle, the ground and me.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #45

Dec 022011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,900 miles


Gas overflows during refueling. No matter the setting on the pump nozzle, after the nozzle clicks off more than a pint of gas spills out onto the ground. I have owned the vehicle since June 2008 and the gas never overflowed before December 2011. Now it overflows at every refueling, at multiple gas stations. Gas spills at every refueling are a safety concern.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #44

May 122008


  • 0 miles
Fuel overflows when refueling. Overflow occurs even without filling the tank. Parking brake doesn't work unless you pull it up very hard and still doesn't keep it from rolling. Air conditioner doesn't cool. It has been in the service department several times for repair. Blows "smoke" from vents. A loud "knock" sound when you turn the A/C on/off or when you crank the vehicle and the A/C control is on. Soft top leaks over both doors when it rains. Service department has confirmed proper top installation. Sharp edges on the roll bars. Roll bar covers have ripped as a result of putting the top up or down. Dangerous "wobble" when you hit a small pothole, change uneven lanes, etc. Hood lifts approx. 2 inches when a large truck or trailer passes or meets the Jeep. Manual transmission "grinds or catches" when shifting into 2nd gear, worse when cold.

- Spanish Fort, AL, USA

problem #43

Dec 172011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 75,230 miles
I just bought a 2008 used Jeep Wrangler unlimited X. the very first time I go to fill the gas tank, the auto shut off fails and gas starts spraying everywhere. I was covered in it from the waste down and standing in a puddle of it.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #42

Nov 172011


  • 32,000 miles
On multiple instances, while fueling the vehicle, the gas will not shut off, and the fuel will overflow out of the tank and spill on the ground and side of vehicle. This has happened at several different gas stations, and I have found that several others have had this same issue with their Jeep. Vehicle is just out of warranty, and I feel this unsafe condition should be a recall.

- Chardon, OH, USA

problem #41

Nov 012011


  • 44,000 miles


During a fill-up, the gas overflows everytime. This occurs at multiple gas stations.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #40

Nov 142011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,241 miles
There is a known issue with fuel regurgitating from the fuel filler neck on fillup for 2008 Wrangler. My wife's 2008 Wrangler 4-door had the issue and was repaired. 4 months later, my 2008 Wrangler 2-door did the same thing. When reporting to the dealer, I was informed that my VIN is not part of the group with the problem. Yet there I stood at the pump with a quart of gasoline all over my Jeep, the ground and me. This is a fire and environmental hazard. The group is clearly larger than Chrysler is admitting. I want my Jeep fixed just like my wife's was when she had this issue!

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #39

Sep 232010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
When filling up with gas the gas spews out as the tank becomes full instead of shutting off. Doesn't matter what gas station or how I fill up. Happens every time.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #38

May 272011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Issue with fuel spillage when filling up the vehicle. Apparently there is fuel tank inlet check valve that has an issue. Every time I try to fill the vehicle up with gas it overflows...the pump clicks off as it should but there is an overflow of gas that comes out of the vehicle after the pump clicks off. I've had to stop filling my vehicle up and go to only putting $30 or so in to keep it from overflowing. Thought it was just me until I had someone else try filing it up and it did the same thing. Found out a friend of mine who also has a Jeep (2 years older than mine) had the same problem and ended up having to have his fuel tank replaced.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #37

Oct 262011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,700 miles
I just purchase a Jeep and the first time I filled up with gas, the pump shut off but fuel splashed out on the ground, the vehicle and me. I thought at first I just had done something wrong. I went three days later to fuel up again and this time did not use the nozzle handle latch and the same thing happened. The pump shut off and I kept the nozzle in the tank for a moment for the fuel to settle but it spilled out with force all over my car, the concrete and me. I don't know what to do as I love my Jeep but this is unsafe and I want it fixed! obviously there is no warranty remaining but I should not have to pay for a new fuel tank and system. There are numerous people on the internet forums that are having the same problem, this needs to be addressed and corrected......before a major incident occurs!

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #36

Apr 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while the air conditioner was activated, a burning rubber odor emitted from the vents as the ignition failed. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle would frequently fail to immediately start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but the dealer was unable to locate a failure code. The dealer wiped and sprayed the vents, but the burning odor was still present and the starting failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 44,000. Updated 09/15/11 the consumer stated she noticed a chemical, fuel like burning rubber smell. The vehicle fails to start occasionally. The smell emits even when the air conditioner is off and the vehicle is running regularly. Updated 09/16/11

- Sparks, GA, USA

problem #35

Mar 142011


  • 31,000 miles
The airbag light stays on occasionally making a warning bell. I have no idea if the airbag is functional. Had it to the dealer once but since I work in this vehicle I could not leave it so they could not determine if it is the clockspring or an airbag module. The fuel inlet also spews gas when filling up the gas tank. There has been a recall on the fuel issue, but I have had parts on order for eight months and they are still on backorder.

- Fayetteville, TN, USA

problem #34

Mar 162011


  • 31,990 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that on three occasions they were filling the gas tank on the vehicle and the gasoline started spilling out from the tank. The vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint, but the contact spoke with a dealer who said they may have to replace the gas tank. The failure mileage was 31,990 and the current mileage was 32,400.

- Blairville, GA, USA

problem #33

Mar 282011


  • miles
2008 jeel Wrangler causes fuel spills needing to be reported to the nysdec spill hotline for cleanup and remediation during fill up.

- Kerhonkson, NY, USA

problem #32

Mar 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that gasoline was abnormally leaking from the gas tank. The manufacturer informed the contact that there was a waiting list for repairs because the part needed was unavailable. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who performed a diagnostic test and confirmed that there was a crack in the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was 43,000. Updated 05/03/11 the consumer stated the gas tank leaked and overflowed. The consumer stated she could only fill the tank half way. Updated 06/06/11

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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