definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,327 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #44

Jan 272014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


Every time I go to pump gas to fill the tank up completely, the pump does sense to shut off but gas comes spewing out and down the side of the Jeep. It is very irritating to not be able to fill it entirely, especially since the Jeep drinks gas pretty fast. Nothing I can do will stop it from running over, other than just not filling it 100%, which shouldn't even be an issue to begin with. I would really like for this to be addressed.

- Ames, IA, USA

problem #43

Apr 152014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I purchased a used 2010 Wrangler from a Chrysler dealer on 6/18/2013 with 19, xxx miles and after about a month of driving, the gas overflows at the pump every single time I try to fill the tank. At first, I set the pump to automatically shut off and upon doing so, the gas continues to come out after the shut off and it spews out onto the paint, the ground and my shoes - everywhere. I have tried filling up at different stations and at different pumps but the problem continues. I'm left no other choice than to not fill up for fear of a potential fire hazard and of spills costing me money on wasted (expensive) gas. I've noticed this is an ongoing issue with multiple complants and I am wondering what it's going to take for there to be a proper recall on this dangerous manufacturing error?

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #42

Mar 042014


  • 40,000 miles
When fueling up the gas tank the filler tube valve will not stop fuel from overflowing and spilling all over the place. Occurs every time when filling up.

- Jefferson, MD, USA

problem #41

Feb 282014


  • 43,000 miles


While filling up my gas tank, it got to full then seemed to regurgitate gas. Spilling down the side of my Jeep, onto me, and on the ground near the pump. This concerns me because of the risk of fire and explosion. The gas is harmful to skin and it spilled all over me. I just purchased this Jeep. This should not happen.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #40

Jan 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Every time I fill my gas tank, it overfills. The first time I thought it was the gas pump but it has done it consistently for the last 2 months. I have filled up at different stations and every single time it sprays out all over the body/rear bumper.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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problem #39

Dec 142013


  • 20,000 miles
When filling up with fuel, fuel spills out filler neck when it's just about full. Does it all the time.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #38

Nov 142013


  • 22,536 miles


I purchased my 2010 Wrangler new. The last three times I have filled my fuel tank, gas has spewed out of the tank immediately after the nozzle clicked off. It seems to be coming from a build-up of pressure inside of the gas tank because the gas comes back out of the tank forcefully even if the nozzle is still in the tank. The first time this happened to me I had to go home to change clothes and to wash the gasoline off of my legs. I thought it was something I had done wrong. I have since filled up two more times and I have used different pumps at different gas stations with the same result. This happened again today (01/21/14), and the station attendant rushed out to clean up the fuel that was spilled because there was so much on the ground and again, I had gas spewed on me. I feel this is a very dangerous situation and should be addressed in some way by Chrysler.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #37

Jan 062014


  • 42,000 miles
Every time I fill up my tank the fuel overfills and spills on the Jeep. I have been to numerous gas stations with the same results.

- Topsfield, MA, USA

problem #36

Dec 232013


  • 64,000 miles
The gas will overflow, spill out, when I fill up the gas tank. The nozzle shuts off and gas spills out after shut off. I took the vehicle to the dealer, they diagnosed a bad valve in the tank which would require the tank to be removed/replaced.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #35

Dec 182013


  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. When I fill up with gas the automatic shut off fails and has sprays out of the filler point. This has happened multiple multiple times. I do not "top off" the fuel. It sprays with force shooting out gas everywhere creating a safety and environmental hazard.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #34

Jun 222013


  • 30,000 miles


When refueling, when the fuel filler nozzle clicks off, there is a gush of fuel that spouts out of the fuel tank filler neck for a second or two. It has now become consistent, regardless of when or where the vehicle is refueled (at 6000' or 3000', on 75 degree days or 30). This problem did not occur before this past summer, and was intermittent until about this October. It now occurs anytime the filler is allowed to click off. It behaves as if the fuel tank is not venting as fuel is delivered. When the delivery is cut off, the pressure in the tank, increased through introduction of fuel without an equivalent reduction in volume of air, expels the fuel remaining in the filler neck until equalized. This is speculation on my part but plausibly describes the observed behavior.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #33

Oct 012013


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact was refueling the vehicle when spilled out of the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection however, the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 16,000.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #32

Aug 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 3,500 miles
When filling the gas tank, the pump does not shut off causing fuel to spill out of the gas tank, down the side of the vehicle, and all over the ground. I have tried various brands of gas, various service stations, and the problem can be replicated every time. The speed of fueling doesn't help either. There was a service bulletin issued (sb-14-002-09) in response to NHTSA reference: 10032006, but it only covered up to model years 2009. It appears the problem still exists in model year 2010.

- Olney, MD, USA

problem #31

Mar 152013


  • 15,000 miles
I own a 2010 Jeep Wrangler sahara. Every time I fill my tank with fuel, the pump doesn't shut off on time. The result causes gas to overflow, spraying out of the tank and pouring down the side of my vehicle.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #30

May 032013


  • 10,500 miles
Every time I fill the fuel tank up it overflows. Does not matter if I manually fill or use the auto fill. This has happened the last 4 times I put gas in the fuel tank.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #29

Feb 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Gas spit back on fill ups.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #28

Jan 012013


  • 35,000 miles
I purchased a 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited in May 2010. In January 2013, the fuel system does not respond to a shut-off mechanism. Gasoline overflows the tank and spills down the side onto the pavement. It doesn't matter if I use the lowest setting on the gas pump or if I manually use as little pressure as possible; it overfills every single time and gas pours out of the fill spout running down the body of the vehicle on my hand on my clothes and on the ground. The Jeep has more than 30,000 miles and is no longer under warranty. ## VIN failed ##

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #27

Dec 262011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The gas tank overflowed immensely. This occurs every time when filling the tank, no matter what we do. I am having the tank replaced, but am concerned for safety reasons.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #26

Feb 152013


  • 52,000 miles
Gas pours out of gas tank every time I fill up.

- Centerton, AR, USA

problem #25

Nov 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
In approx Nov of 2012 I started having problems with fuel overflowing on ground/feet when filling gas tank. There would be a quart or better of fuel that would spill. After the fourth occurance I had dealership check it out while in for routine oil change. On February 6, 2013, I was advised that the vent had failed on the gas tank and the gas tank needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, there is a minimun three week back order on Jeep gas tanks from Chrysler. Dealership told me they are seeing a high number of filler neck and tank failures, causing the delay in obtaining parts. I was told this is not a recall, but I am still covered under warranty. Now Jeep feels like it is going to stall while idiling. Dealership advised this is probably related to the gas tank not venting.

- Monroe, LA, USA

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