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 1 of 3)

problem #50

Sep 162016


  • 36,100 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 45 mph, the fuel tank tubing fractured. In addition, vapors entered the vehicle and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,100. The VIN was not available.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #49

Sep 202016


  • 38,000 miles
When filling up with gas, after the automatic pump shutoff, gas shoots back out onto the side of the Jeep and the ground. Like the tank threw up the last bit of gas (about a liter of gas comes back out). Happens every time I fill up regardless of which gas station I go to.

- Avon Lake, OH, USA

problem #48

May 252016

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36 miles
There is fuel cap message on the dashboard. I changed the cap and the message continued. I took the rubicon to the local Jeep dealer and was told that there is problems with the fuel tank and needs to be replaced. I was told that there is a hose that goes from where the fuel gets filled to the engine and the whole tank needs to be replaced. I feel that this is a major problem and a safety hazard. The Jeep is not being driven right now due to my concern. The Jeep is only 5 years old and it only has 36K miles. This should be a manufacture replacement> I have never heard of such issues on other vehicles even after 50+ years. Please advice me asap on my next step. Thank you

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #47

Jul 052016


  • 133,714 miles


2011 Jeep Wrangler is very hard to fuel. When fueling fuel pump continually shuts off. Must reduce to a very slow rate and even then it will sometimes shut off no matter what pump is used. Occurs at every gas station and every pump. So now I have to pump gas into the Jeep really slow been care full as not to have a fuel back splash.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #46

Jun 012016


  • 20,100 miles
The fuel tank overflows every time I fill up. It spill fuel everywhere.

- Acworth, GA, USA

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problem #45

Apr 112016


  • 30,000 miles
Nearly every time I refuel my jk, within one second of shutting off the fuel nozzle, approximately 3-8ounces of gas is forcefully expelled from the fuel inlet on the Jeep. Several hundred jk owners have reported similar problems with their jks on a number of internet fora additionally, there are several you tube videos documenting this problem. The problem spans all model years of the jk, both two and four door. The vehicle is stationary. I've reported the problem to Jeep and they claim it's not their responsibility since no recall has been issued but I find this to be a safety issue and a potential hazard.

- Aldie, VA, USA

problem #44

Mar 032016


  • 61,000 miles


When you fill the vehicle, at time of automatic shut-off at pump, fuel spurts out of fill. This is not an isolated condition but continuous.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #43

Feb 112016


  • 30,000 miles
When filling up gas tank, pump clicks off and then fuel spills out. This occurs at different gas stations.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #42

Jan 152016


  • 40,500 miles
Gasoline overflows the tank when filling at every fillup, regardless of filling station brand name, time of year or filling with the nozzle handle held by hand or using the auto fill mode.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

problem #41

Jan 262016


  • 80,000 miles
Fuel overfill shut off not working resulting in large spray of fuel.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #40

Jan 112016


  • 31,000 miles


Fuel overflows from their tank during the refueling process. The fuel system does not seem to respond to the shut-off mechanism, which means gas spills out onto the ground, the car and even the owner. This isn┐T a simple little fuel leak either, this is more like a fuel geyser.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #39

Nov 272015


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, there was fuel leaking from the fuel tank of the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure had gotten progressively worst over time. The vehicle was not yet diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #38

Oct 102015


  • miles
My Jeep Wrangler 2011 spit back every time me or my wife refuel the vehicle getting gas over me and the floor.if we park the vehicle inside the garage the odor of gas is very strong we decide to keep the vehicle out side. I call the authorized dealer they tell me that are not any recalls regarding the fuel system, . the main concern of this situation are if that situation can initiate a fire or the fumes can be a hazard for the members of the family.

- Fajardo, PR, USA

problem #37

Mar 272014


  • 11,500 miles
Really annoying and very dangerous!! each time we fill up our 2011 Jeep Wrangler with fuel, just as the pumps automatic shut-off clicks, fuel will blow out and all over whoever is holding the pump handle. There is no indication that this is going to happen, except for the click from the pump handle a split second before you get doused. We checked with our Jeep dealer to see if there is a recall, and they said there was not, however it appears to be a problem with the "inlet check valve"; a mechanical item that appears to be defective, and a severe safety concern, but is somehow not under warrantee. We went on-line to research and found similar issues with other Chrysler vehicles, including 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler. Really aggravating to find out there had been previous complaints about this issue, Chrysler knew what the issue was, but because there are not enough documented complaints for the 2011 year, it was not considered a real concern

- Halifax, MA, USA

problem #36

Jun 202015


  • 35,500 miles
When filing the gas tank when the pump shuts off there is fuel that comes back out of the tank. Happens every time the tank is filled to full.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #35

May 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
Fuel overflow and spit back every time I fill up my gas tank. The auto-cutoff does not work.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #34

Feb 242015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Every time this vehicle is fueled up, the gas will come gushing out before the pump shuts off. I just bought this vehicle and was completely soaked with gas the first time I filled it up. I do not top it off and it is on 10% ethanol 89 octane gas. This is a serious issue. From what I read the NHTSA has looked into this and dropped it"??" someone is going to get hurt from this.

- Blossburg, PA, USA

problem #33

Mar 252015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Every time I fill up my vehicle, the fuel spits up out of the filler when the nozzle shuts off. There is consistently about 1/4 gallon of fuel on the side of my vehicle and on the ground, at every fill-up. I have been to several different gas stations, and this occurs at every station.

- Mount Holly, NJ, USA

problem #32

Dec 022013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Fuel overflow during fueling. Fuel does not shut off when tank is full. This has been a persistent problem.

- Neosho, MO, USA

problem #31

Dec 012013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Fuel spilling out of the gas tank. Also on occasion fuel will not pump at all. Automatic shut off keeps engaging.

- Fenton, MO, USA

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