definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,688 miles

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2011 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #30

Jun 192014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Gas keeps coming out of the tank when filling up which is a danger and a hazard and has nothing to do with wear or tear or abuse its a faulty part or bad fuel tank and is a problem out there for so many Jeep Wrangler on every forum.if there are so many Jeep on forums with the same problem why isn't there a recall, god for bid I had a gas attendant filling up my car and didn't know gas would shoot all over him its a hazard to everyone and the environment.

- Howard Beach, NY, USA

problem #29

Jan 232015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Every time I put gas in Jeep it back- flows all over the place. Not only does it ruin the paint but it's a safety hazard splashing all over my clothes and once sprayed on my neck. A little higher it would have gotten on my face. I hear it might be the butterfly not closing so it doesn't know you tank is full or close to being full. Should be any easy recall so why isn't it "?" very unsafe please have this fixed!!

- York , PA, USA

problem #28

Feb 042015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,116 miles
As I pump gasoline at different gasoline stations; the gas pump doesn't shut off and fuel spit-back onto the floor, hand and clothe. The smell of gasoline will be throughout the cab and in my hands and clothe. This is a health issue, because inhaling the fumes. Also if I don't have access to soap and water I must stay with gasoline in my hands and clothe.

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #27

Mar 022015


  • 40,000 miles


When getting gas regardless where, the auto fuel doesn't stop until about a cup or 2 of fuel is spit out of the gas tank - down the side of the Jeep and on the ground.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #26

Jan 012013


  • 20,000 miles
Fuel spits/sprays back when refueling

- Nineveh, IN, USA

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problem #25

Feb 032014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 33,074 miles
Everytime I get a full tank of fuel approx. 1/2 gallon of fuel comes out of the fill nozzle.

- Bacliff, TX, USA

problem #24

Feb 022015

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


I have a 2011 Jeep Wrangler rubicon. When the pump shuts off while filling my gas tank, fuel sprays out. The Jeep dealer says he has never heard of this happening before. I told him to look on the internet and he would find hundreds of complaints. I understand you have to replace the entire gas tank to fix this problem. While driving through Oregon, (no self serve gas stations) several attendants told me that this was a common problem, especially in the cold weather.

- Ephrata, WA, USA

problem #23

Feb 042015


  • 71,000 miles
My 2011 Jeep Wrangler has major electrical problems. The windshield wipers wouldn't turn off even after shutting off the engine. I pulled the fuse but they still stayed on. I could smell something electrical burning so I had to disconnect the battery. Also the door locks don't work and front cigarette lighter stopped working. I called the dealer and made an appointment to bring it in. While driving to the dealer the Jeep started to shake horribly when accelerating (due to electrical issues with the fuel pump). The dealer says that I need a new totally integrated power control module (tipm). The cost is well over $1000 (the vehicle is out of warranty). When I searched tipm problems on-line I found that Chrysler has tons of complaints about this but the only issued a recall on a few vehicle models and Wrangler wasn't included. There are obviously a bigger number of vehicles affected and Chrysler should recall the remaining models.

- Copiague, NY, USA

problem #22

Jan 122015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
My gas tank overflows at the pump every time I re-fuel starting in January, 2015, 5 months after my warranty expired but with only 22,000 miles on the vehicle. The pump will shut off when full, then shortly after, overflow spills out onto the ground. The only way to prevent this issue is to guess when it is getting close to full and stop the pump before it is full. A significant amount of fuel splashes on me if I'm too close, on the body, bumper, and ground, causing a dangerous situation that could easily lead to a fire.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #21

Oct 012014


  • 45,000 miles
When filling the car with gas the car does not shut the pump down causing gasoline to shoot out of the fuel filler.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #20

Dec 202013


  • miles


December 2013, when temperatures reached freezing and lower, vehicle started overflowing during refueling. This occurred on every refueling occurrence that the gas pump should have shut off once the tank was full. This occurred from December 2013 until March 2014 when I was able to get the vehicle in for maintenance. The vapor canister and leak detection pump filter were replaced. December 2014, temperatures reached freezing and below; vehicle is again overflowing during all refueling when the pump should have shut off on its own. This has occurred at multiple gas stations and is not isolated to one brand of gasoline, fueling station, or state. Once the problem begins it does not stop when temperatures increase above freezing and higher. Obviously there is some kind of defect in this system, but so far Jeep/mopar has refused to acknowledge it for 2011 Jeep Wrangler unlimiteds.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #19

Oct 062014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 38,232 miles
Everytime I fuel up, fuel spits out all over the bumper, wheel hub, ground, and sometimes me. This happens even after the fact the pump shuts off. Not only is this expensive after a while, it's dangerous and has the potential for greater risk.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #18

Jun 042014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
When I go to gas station and fill up my Jeep gas overflows out the tank fill tube after pump shuts off. At first it only happened occasionally with minimal spillage. Now it happens every time I fill up!!!! it makes a giant mess all over the fender, bumper, and the ground and me!!!! I have tried multiple gas stations, different settings on the nozzle(slow, med, fast). I have stood there and pumped by hand pushing nozzle firmly against filler tube to help prevent the fuel blow back. Nothing works!!! the filler tube or gas tank is defective!!!! this wastes gas every time I fill up, costing me money!! its ruining the finish on my bumper, fender, and mud flap. Most importantly its gasoline running all over the place including me!!!! can you say fire hazard!!! this should be recalled by Jeep and fixed asap!!!

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #17

Jan 082015


  • 47,000 miles
The gas tank overflows every time the fuel tank is filled up. It has happened on multiple different pumps and every time when the tank is filled full. The gas shoots out onto the car and could possibly get on the person fueling the automobile as well.

- Springfield , MO, USA

problem #16

Dec 182014


  • 80,000 miles
Gas pump won't auto shut off, tried several different gas stations.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #15

Oct 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Excessive fuel spit back when refueling, even after gas nozzle is stopped. Gasoline "bubbles" and an excessive amount comes out of the tank even if not full but close to full.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #14

Dec 302014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,345 miles
For the third fill-up in a row, when the pump shuts off an additional amount of gas spurts out of the fill up tube and down the rear left side of the Jeep. The Jeep is not obeying/monitoring the level of the fuel being pumped into it and when it rises to a normal cut off level the Jeep ignores it and allows more fuel to enter the vehicle. It's too late to shut it off each time. Each time it has done this it burps up about 1/2 a gallon to a gallon of gas. It's discoloring the plastic fender and causing a mess. I have never had a vehicle do this before. Every vehicle I have owned shuts off correctly, they have monitored the fuel intake level and signaled full before the overflow happens. Like how it should work.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #13

Dec 162014


  • 58,000 miles
When fueling, with the gas pump locked, the filler tube burps/spits gas when the nozzle shuts off. This event happens when the gas pump is filling both slow and fast. Gas spits out onto the fender and all over the paint under the fill tube.

- Owatonna, MN, USA

problem #12

Aug 302013


  • miles
Every time you fill up the Jeep, gas spills onto the side of the Jeep and all over the ground. It seems a lot of Jeep owners have this same problem. Is it going to take someone being hurt or catching fire before this becomes a recall? seems there is at this point enough complaints about this year model for something to be done, before a lawsuit is filed!

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #11

Aug 212013


  • 40,000 miles
The gas always spills over from the gas tank after I put fuel in the tank. It doesn't matter if I put a few gallons in the tank or fill it full. It spills gas all over my Jeep and on the ground.

- Ennis, TX, USA

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