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 3 of 4)

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problem #31

Feb 072011


  • 1 miles


When fueling the vehicle a large amount of fuel overflows from the fuel receptacle 1-2 seconds after the pump cuts the flow of fuel. This happens every time the vehicle is filled and has occurred using in excess of 50 different fueling stations. Approximately 1 quart of fuel spills down the side of the vehicle and onto the ground. This creates a safety hazard as well as an environmental hazard.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #30

Nov 102010


  • 33,000 miles
Starting in November 2010 with less than 34,000 miles on the vehicle when filling up with fuel the Jeep will over flow once full. Now every time the fuel nozzle is clicked to hold in the on position, for some reason it will not shut off in time, no matter what gas station I use. I believe this to be a very dangerous situation for myself as well bad for the environment. I would think that Jeep would issue a full recall to fix this problem. However, the dealership which I purchased the Jeep did replace the fuel tank, and other components to remedy the problem.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #29

Apr 012010


  • 0 miles
Starting when the vehicle was approximately 2 1/2 years old, gasoline pumps no longer shut off when the vehicle is being filled with gas and the tank becomes full. Gas continues to pump, spilling from the vehicle, and the pump has to be manually shut off. It didn't do this when new, nor did my prior Wrangler (2000 model owned for 5 years).

- Stockton, AL, USA

problem #28

Jun 012010


  • 35,000 miles


When filling the gas tank and on automatic shut off at the pump, the pump will shut off and then gas will almost shoot out of the filling tube. This happens on at any gas station and leaves gas all down the side of the Jeep and on the ground. I now only get gas when the light comes on and I can guess on how much gas I need. At fill up, I put the pump to automatic shut off until I estimate I am 2 gallons short. I then finish off manually at the lowest flow rate. This is not a guarantee to work.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #27

Jan 252011


  • 30,105 miles
When fueling my Jeep the and auto shut off at the pump stops a fair amount of fuel comes spilling out and runs down the side of my vehicle. This is a danger as there is exposed fuel on my vehicle and the ground. This is a waste of my money and a risk to the environment as the spill is on the concrete. When rain or washed this fuel will be introduced into the water system. Also the danger is obvious that there is raw fuel flowing down the side of my vehicle.

- Moorpark, CA, USA

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problem #26

Sep 232010


  • 40,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank and the gas nozzle automatically shuts off, gasoline shoots out of the tank after about a 2 second delay. This has occurred at multiple gas stations. This has occurred with the Jeep Wrangler on local gas pumps that I use frequently to fill my Honda civic without incident.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #25

Jun 012010


  • 26,000 miles


When filling gas tank with gas, gas will spill out of fill neck when tank fills-up.

- Imperial, CA, USA

problem #24

Jan 152011


  • 56,151 miles
While refueling my Jeep the gas spit out of the filler nozzle after the pump had clicked off spilling gas down the side of my vehicle and all over the ground. This is actually the second time this has occurred in as many times as I have purchased gas for the Jeep.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #23

Jan 132011

Wrangler 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,319 miles
When filling gas tank a large backsplash of gas comes out as tank approaches full. I tried adjusting the gas hose nozzle both in and out. Splashing occurs in all cases. Gets less the further the nozzle is pulled out. Gas could splash on person standing close, mostly runs down side of Jeep and onto and over rear bumper and onto ground. Service station attendants have come out to check for issue due to amount of gas spilled. Car had no issues with this for first 3 years. Problem developed suddenly with no warning. Only fix is to not completely fill tank but you have to guess each time how close to full the tank is. Gas spilled out between 1/10 and 1/2 gal each time -hard to measure.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #22

Jul 202010


  • 25,240 miles
While filling up the vehicle with gas, after the gas pump handle shuts off, a portion of gas will flow out of the fill tube. Different positions of the gas pump inserted into fill tube still results in gas pouring out the fill tube. Gas will still pour out of the fill tube even at a very slow fill rate. Different gas stations were used with the same result. There is great concern about the spilled fuel catching fire on the vehicle or a person who this happens to unexpected.

- Weber City, VA, USA

problem #21

Sep 012010


  • 50,000 miles


When filling gas tank, gas overflows spilling fuel all over vehicle, pump and any persons close by. This happens just after the pump shuts off, and happens at every fill up.

- Alpine, UT, USA

problem #20

Dec 012010


  • 16,500 miles
The last three or so times I've filled the vehicle with gas, the automatic shut-off on the pump does not engage until fuel has overflowed the tank and spilled onto the outside of the vehicle and the ground. This happens regardless of which fuel station I go to. Each incident has happened at a fuel station where I used to be able to fill my tank without any problem. I understand that an investigation is already open regarding this issue. I would think a recall is in order considering the proximity of the fuel spill to hot brake pads and other potential sources of ignition.

- Sartell, MN, USA

problem #19

Jan 112011


  • 46,000 miles
Gas will spill from the fuel inlet when filling the gas tank, regardless of speed of additional gas or current amount within gas tank. Enough gas is spilled to cause significant damage should it reach an ignition source.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #18

Jul 152010


  • 24,000 miles
Vehicle now since date of initial occurrence spews fuel back out of filler neck when fueling. Spilt fuel launches out from trapped pressure in tank and covers the ground and side of vehicle. It also splashes on operator but I usually stay back if I can help it. I have tried different gas stations but find the station is not a factor in this issue. It also doesn't matter if I stop the pump manually or allow the mechanical feature of the pump stop the fueling process. The Jeep did not have this problem when new.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #17

Oct 102010


  • 65,723 miles
The gas tank overflows every time it is filled up. The automatic shut does not work. This has happened every single time no matter which gas station or what type of gas. Holding the nozzle at different angles does not help. The only way to avoid this is to pay very close attention to the number of gallons of gas being put in the tank. This is a hazard as gas gets everywhere, especially the person pumping the gas and will likely ruin the paint job; also leads to wasted gasoline/money.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #16

Jan 012011


  • 21,000 miles
When the filling up the gas pump doesn't shut off when full. Gas will spray out about 5 feet all over the vehicle until you release the lever.

- Sedona, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jul 012010


  • 33,000 miles
Gas will spill out (splash) from the filler tube because the automatic fuel shutoff feature on gas pumps will not detect fuel fill level until too late. Gas will usually hemorrhage enough to splash out of the tube and run down the side of the vehicle and collect on the bumper. If you stand too close in some cases you might get gas on your clothing. This seems to be a common problem with late model Jeep jk models

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #14

Dec 172010


  • 9,336 miles
Gas tank overflowed violently when the gas station automatic pump shut off.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #13

Dec 172010


  • 9,336 miles
Gas tank overflowed violently when the gas station automatic pump shut off.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #12

Nov 122010


  • 21,000 miles
Gas spill on fill-up. This is the 3rd time now with gas running down side of vehicle and on to ground while filling up.

- Sutton, MA, USA

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