8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$160.00
Average Mileage:
57,671 miles
Total Complaints:
28 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (20 reports)
  2. tsb #14-001-011, vehicles built 3/1/07 & 3/31/2008 only (5 reports)
  3. new gas tank (3 reports)
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problem #28

Oct 152010

Wrangler 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles

This had been happening ever since I purchased the vehicle. If I put gas as normal people do, the gas will shoot back out of the tank onto me, the car, and on the ground. I have to press the nozzle handle very slowly and carefully. This way, it takes a very long time to fill gas. If I forget and press the nozzle handle normally, the gas will back up onto me. This is not only annoying, it's also a health hazard, and an environmental hazard. This should be replaced by Jeep manufacturer at not cost to me. If I were to fill out a complaint for each time this has happened, I would be at my computer for a very long time.

- , Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #27

Aug 312015

Wrangler Sahara V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

Gas spills out when filling. We have to make sure we don't leave it or it would just keep spilling out!

- , O'Fallon, MO, USA

problem #26

Jun 072016

Wrangler Unlimited 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,207 miles

This is very dangerous and happens at every fill up.

- , Toccoa, GA, USA

problem #25

Sep 012015

Wrangler Sahara 3.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 102,000 miles

I have had two jeeps now. My first jeep was a 94 jeep grand Cherokee with 194,000 miles on it. It had its quirks, but it had almost 200,000 miles on it. After I bought my house I decided I wanted a real jeep. So I bought myself a decently priced four door because I wanted the extra space for our two large dogs. It had under 100,000 miles on it. I have had a few problems with this vehicle, but the fuel spilling out every time I fill up is a huge pain. I checked to see what month mine was made, and it was in July of 2008 so mine would not have been offered the extended warranty. Chrysler needs to stop doing this certain vehicle bull and if the vehicle is having the problem fix it! I had a Honda that wasn't even having a problem and the maker did a blanket recall anyway. Gas spilling all over the place IS a safety issue and should have been a recall. It should have covered more than just 135,000 jeeps as well.

- , Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #24

Apr 132016

Wrangler X 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,000 miles

So I just bought this 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X and I went to go fill it up at the gas station and the thing overflowed violently soaking my boots and me in gasoline. I did not overflow it or "Top it off", I bought this vehicle because its supposed to be reliable, not catch me on fire.

- , Erie, CO, USA

problem #23

Jul 162015

Wrangler Rubicon 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

Love Jeeps don't want to rant. Just want the problem fixed. It overflows violently every time I fill it up

- , Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #22

Jul 232015

Wrangler 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,500 miles

I love my Jeep, except for the excessive gas spewing when I fill up. The pump does not know to automatically shut off, therefore gas spews out projectile style. Not only is it unsafe, but it is also embarrassing and makes it appear as if I don't know how to properly pump gas. The gas runs down the side of the vehicle and creates a huge puddle on the ground while also dousing me at the same time.

My Fix: I never fill up. I make a judgement call on the amount of gas I think I can squeeze in without going over. It 's a pain because I have to pay extra attention not to go over, but it is better than smelling like I've been swimming inside a tanker truck.

- , Southaven, MS, USA

problem #21

Jul 222015

Wrangler Unlimited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

I bought an 08 Wrangler the end of May 2015 and experienced the spill almost immediately. I called Armory Jeep here in Albany NY about the issue and Chryslers (Jeep) TSB #14-003-12 which "should" cover the repair free of charge. Well after giving my VIN# I was told Jeep would NOT cover my repair because my particular JK was manufactured for Canada. So I went to Jeep Customer Service who again denied me the repair. In the end the car dealer with whom I bought from, offered to do the repair. GREAT! The dealer got the Mopar Fuel Filler Tube #52059821AQ and installed July 20th (again free of charge - something Jeep should be covering). Filled up tonight, July 22nd...and guess what? Same spillage WTH?!?!

- , Rensselaer, NY, USA

problem #20

Apr 132015

Wrangler X 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,800 miles

Every time I go to fill up my Jeep Wrangler when the gas pump clicks off my Fuel Tank overflows with gas and runs down the side of my Jeep and creates a huge puddle of gasoline. This is and can be very dangerous. If someone lights a cigarette nearby my Jeep and myself can catch of Fire!

- , DeForest, WI, USA

problem #19

Mar 102015

Wrangler Unlimited X 3.6L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 53,085 miles

Gas is too expensive to have it spill (shoot) all over me the Jeep and the ground!!! I can't get gas before going anywhere important because I will be covered in smell gas :( not ok!

- , Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #18

Nov 072014

Wrangler Sahara 3.8L-V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

Got this Jeep used from a dealer, they knowing about it should have fixed this.

- , Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #17

Dec 042014

Wrangler 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,800 miles

This has been the worst car purchase ever. I have only owned this Jeep for 2 months. I hate to say this, but I have always had multiple issues with American manufactured vehicles that I owned. My 2008 Jeep Wrangler(Rubicon Edition) has had many issues, but the most pressing is the fuel spit back problem when attempting to fill up my gas tank. I was able to put gas in the vehicle, but it would not detect when the fuel tank was full. In turn, this caused the fuel tank to overflow and gas to spill out everywhere. I had my vehicle serviced by Colorado Chrysler and Jeep for the recall on the fuel inlet check valve.

After picking up the vehicle, I later discovered that I could not put any gas in the vehicle (only up to $0.64, yes, 64 cents). I had plans to run a fuel system cleaner, so my tank was completely empty. I had to use my roadside assistance to tow the vehicle to the dealer. I get a call from the dealer explaining that I needed to replace the O-ring and it would be $160.00. I bit the bullet and agreed to pay this. Later on, I receive another call stating that they needed to replace the FUEL TANK, and it would cost me about $1200.00. I was so upset that I contacted the MOPAR OWNER CONNECT and gave them a piece of my mind, but they explained that there is no recall for this and it would be completely out of my pocket. This baffles me. Their so called "fix" actually made this issue much WORSE. My next step is contacting the dealership and expressing my point about the issue being made worse.

If you can help me, please contact me. I would really appreciate it. Once it is resolved, I will post that information on this site.

- , Englewood, CO, USA

problem #16

May 312011

Wrangler Limited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,470 miles

I purchased my 2008 jeep wrangler in may of 2011 used with 1 previous owner before me my first fill up is when I noticed the issue of the overflow of gas when I would fill up and every time since then it has done this so I decided to do a little research and realized I was not alone I just wonder how much money I've lost in gas due to this overflow of gas during a fill up!!!

- , Dover, OH, USA

problem #15

Jul 012011

Wrangler X 3.8L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Jeep needs to fix this problem under a recall. Waste of gas, dangerous, gas all over the Jeep and me, wife won't put gas in at all.

- , Champaign, IL, USA

problem #14

Aug 102013

Wrangler X

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

The gas spillage is terrible, it's sprays everywhere and is damaging the finish and bumpers

- , Wailuku, HI, USA

problem #13

Mar 282011

Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,033 miles

Auto pump shutoff does not work with this gas tank filler, fuel sprays out of fill up. Only time fuel does not spill out if you very slowly add fuel until it the pump cuts off.

- , Frederica, DE, USA

problem #12

Apr 032013

Wrangler Unlimited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

This problem has gone on ever since we purchased the car. This is deffinitly something that could very well cause someone to get hurt or dead. I understand the NHTS has "Reviewed" the Complaint and determined that there is not a problem. Please let them come with me the next time I fill up so I can determine that it's all a figment of my Imagination. I just wonder how many people that put Gas into these things that never have enough money to fill the Damn thing up. I bet they dont ever have that problem...

- , Troup, TX, USA

problem #11

Oct 102012

Wrangler Sahara 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,820 miles

I HAVE OWNED THIS VEHICLE FOR 5 WEEKS AND FILLED IT 6 TIMES, EACH TIME THE FUEL HAS FLOWED BACK OUT OF THE FILLER NECK, DOWN THE BODY AND BUMPER, AND ONTO THE GROUND. I'VE TRIED REGULATING THE FLOW, SLOWING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AT THE TOP OF THE TANK, HOLDING THE PUMP NOZZLE TIGHT AGAINST THE FILLER NECK, AND TRYING TO STOP SHORT OF THE TOP OF THE TANK. DESPITE EFFORTS, I WAIT 2 SECONDS AND OUT FUEL COMES. THE LAST 2 FILL-UPS, THE FUEL PUDDLE CREATED IS 18-24" IN DIAMETER ON THE GROUND.

I UNDERSTAND CHRYSLER IS DENYING A DESIGN FLAW, BUT I'VE READ THAT INDEPENDENT LAB TESTING SHOWS THE MATERIALS USED IN CONSTRUCTING THE ANTI-FLOWBACK MECHANISMS ARE NOT ETHANOL RESISTANT. SO CHRYSLER BOUGHT THE NHTSB OFF AND THE INVESTIGATION INTO A RECALL IS CLOSED? SEEMS PREMATURE, CONSIDERING IT IS STILL HAPPENING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WHAT WILL IT TAKE, A REFUELING FIRE WHERE A CHILD IN A CAR SEAT BURNS TO DEATH? THIS IS NOT A USER ERROR, IT IS A DESIGN FLAW.

I GUESS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT GIVES YOU TONS OF CASH TO BAIL YOU OUT, THEY BECOME YOUR DEFAULT PARTNER IN CRIME.

- , Ware, MA, USA

problem #10

Mar 032012

Wrangler Sahara 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Gas spills over when fueling if you leave the handle in the fixed position.

- , Davie, FL, USA

problem #9

May 312012

Wrangler

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,500 miles

I just bought this Jeep and after filling the tank about 4 times, I've noticed that it spills over every time before the automatic shut off. Lousy.

- , Annapolis, MD, USA

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