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Tank Assembly Problems of Jeep Wrangler - part 1



Jeep Wrangler owners have reported 909 problems related to tank assembly (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2006 Jeep Wrangler 1
Failure Date: 02/02/2014

Fuel spills all over, every time I fill the tank.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 2
Failure Date: 01/20/2014

Numerous time over the past 3 years I've had gas overflow / spill / spew out from while filling my tank with gas. This has happened at various gas stations and both using manually using the gas trigger or locking the gas trigger. I took the Jeep to the dealer last year and they said it would cost $1200 to replace the gas tank. From the research I have done there is already an investigation into this matter for my specific make and model.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2006 Jeep Wrangler 3
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

I was fueling the vehicle and the automatic fuel shut off valve or whatever is inside the fuel tank malfunctioned. Fuel ejected from within the fill neck and was propelled onto my face and in my eyes! I have never had this happen with any vehicle I have owned or fueled. I was standing adjacent to my vehicle as most do when getting gas, I heard the gas gurgle like it normally does, the pump clicked off and a second later my eyes were slammed shut and burning. After researching the issue I have come to find that Chrysler is aware of this issue and has actually taken steps to correct it in 2007 and newer vehicles. I don't know to what extent that is true but this is a huge hazard. There is some plastic valving within the filler neck that fails to keep fuel within the tank and it is apparently adversely affected by the ethanol mixture in gasoline. That's the explanation on many web sites. I don't care what causes the issue but it is a poor, dangerous design. If it was a freak issue then I would take it in stride but to find that Chrysler is aware of it and doing nothing about it for my model year is appalling. This is an issue of a highly flammable fuel under pressure being projected upwards toward anyone fueling a vehicle and it's my understanding that the NHTSA received a report from Chrysler that the issue existed yet they were not required to recall any and all vehicles experiencing the issue. Gasoline in the eyes is very painful. Period. I was unable to drive from the gas station and had to have another motorist move my vehicle from the pumps. My daughter routinely stands by me when "daddy does things" and I can't imagine how I would have felt if she was there that day. In my opinion, your agency was developed in order to protect the motoring public from this very type of poor design in the automotive industry and I trust that you will make it right.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler 4
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

I had my fuel tank replaced by Jeep a little over 2 years ago for the "roll over valve" problem - faulty fuel tank design that Jeep refuses to acknowledge that its a common problem. As well as a safety and environmental hazard -- every time the gas pump clicks off, fuel violently shoots all over the paint, ground, and my person. The replacement tank has started doing this again after maybe 20,000 miles! Jeep replaced a faulty, hazardous part with another. This is an outrage that every time I go to the gas station I have to worry about fuel shooting all over the place, its embarrassing as well. I made an NHTSA complaint the first time but I am making another since the replacement part is doing the exact same thing!.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 5
Failure Date: 01/04/2014

Hello, my name is [xxx] and on January 4th, 2014 I purchased a 2010 Jeep jk Wrangler from a family friend, upon the first 3 times filling up (all so far) the gas has spewed out of the tank and onto the ground before I could shut off the pump handle. I've probably wasted at least 2 gallons already by doing this, which adds up quick. This seems very dangerous to me, one little spark could send the vehicle up in flames and harm me, and many others. I was wondering if there was any type of warranty to cover this so that myself, and others, don't have to pay hundreds of dollars to get the problem fixed, or worry every time we go to the pump. Thanks for taking time to read this, [xxx]. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 6
Failure Date: 01/04/2014

Gas tank overfills no matter which pump I used at different gas stations. The vehicle was purchased new. This problem only has been occurring for the passed 4 months.


car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2009 Jeep Wrangler 7
Failure Date: 12/28/2013

When filling with fuel there is always a large burp of fuel where the gas spills all over the place when tank is full.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 8
Failure Date: 12/26/2013

When filling up the gas tank to full (when the nozzle should automatically shut off), the gas will overflow/spit out fuel and spill. I've taken this into the Jeep dealer to determine what the cause is. The dealer's diagnosis of the problem was a faulty shutoff valve within the tank and to fix this issue, the whole tank would need to be replaced. This is not caused by "user error". This issue is a common occurrence with Jeep Wranglers as cited from numerous other complaints and should be recalled as spilled fuel poses a fire hazard to the fueling station, the vehicle, and the driver/passengers. . Read more...

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 9
Failure Date: 12/09/2013

I have had my 2010 Jeep Wrangler for nearly two years, and recently the gas tank has begun to back up every time I fill up the vehicle. I do not try to "top-off" the tank, but the overflow sends fuel out of the vehicle creating exposed gasoline running down the rear quarter-panel & bumper. In some cases, a puddle of fuel forms causing a significant risk to my family, myself and others fueling at the station. This has happened consistently over the past two months. I've tried to remedy the situation by trying different fueling stations, pumps, and alternating between manual filling & using the auto fill lever on the fueling nozzle to no avail. Based on my research this is a pervasive issue on the 2010 Jeep Wrangler that should be addressed and remedied proactively rather than waiting for a serious incident to occur. Contrary to Chrysler's response of 'user error', I have been fueling different makes & models of vehicles for over 20 years without having this occur. I urge the NHTSA to further investigate this issue. I enjoy driving my Jeep, but I am now reluctant every time I have to fuel the vehicle.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 10
Failure Date: 12/04/2013

Every time I fill my '10 Jeep Wrangler with gas, the gas pump shuts off and then the gas backs up out of my gas tank and pours out of my car all over the ground. I have tried not locking the gas pump on, going to different stations, and filling it slowly. Nothing works. It does the same thing time after time.


 
car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 11
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

Gas fill spit back now occurs every time I fill the tank and it has caused burning to my skin from contact with the gasoline. There is also a fire hazard associated with the spilled fuel on the ground at the gas station.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler 12
Failure Date: 11/26/2013

Every time since purchasing my Jeep on Nov 26th 2013 when filling the fuel tank as it clicks off fuel spits out of the filler neck and on to the body and on the ground. Even when manually filling it spits fuel out before you can release the nozzle. If you are standing in the wrong position it lands on your clothes and shoes. This creates a safety risk of fire as well as the environmental damage.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 13
Failure Date: 11/24/2013

When fueling my 2010 Jeep Wrangler, the tank overflows onto the ground at the pump. I have tried limiting flow at the handle and it still does it. This is a major fire hazard as raw fuel is spilled on the ground and drips from the rear of the vehicle.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2008 Jeep Wrangler 14
Failure Date: 11/11/2013

I have owned this Jeep since early may of 2013. Whenever I go to the gas station and fill the tank gas always overflows from the filling neck. When pumping gas when the tank reaches full there is a bubble effect and you can effectively hear the filler neck burp then it spews fuel all over the ground, side of the vehicle and anyone standing close to the fuel door.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 15
Failure Date: 10/17/2013

Every time I fill up my tank, gas gushes out all over the side of my vehicle and onto the ground. The auto shutoff on the nozzle will not work. I am not "topping off" or leaving the hose unattended. This has happened at multiple gas stations. I feel that gasoline spewing out onto my clothes, all over the side of the Jeep and onto the pavement is clearly a safety hazard. This started happening about two months after my standard warranty ended. I was told by the dealer they are aware of the problem, but repair is not covered, even though the exact problem would be fixed for free if I had an older model Jeep.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2008 Jeep Wrangler 16
Failure Date: 08/30/2013

Gas spews out and does not shut off correctly when tank is full. Keeps shutting off gas when it is not full causing it to take an extremely long time to fill, but will not shut off when tank is full and will spit back gas and over flow.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler 17
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

Vehicle overflows gasoline when filling tank. After nozzle clicks off, several ounces of fuel are expelled through the filler neck, damaging paint and causing a safety hazard.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2008 Jeep Wrangler 18
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

When filling the fuel tank gas always comes spilling out of the filler hole. It does not matter if you are holding the pump handle with your hand or letting the pump shut off automatically. There seems to be some strange bubble effect and the gasoline burps back out of the filler hole and sprays all over the ground, the side of the vehicle and anyone standing close to the vehicle while it's being fueled. I filed a complaint three months ago and received no response. This is a very serious issue. . Could result in fire, loss of property or death.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2011 Jeep Wrangler 19
Failure Date: 05/08/2013

When filling up the gas tank, I set the pump to continuously fill. The pump doesn't stop when the tank is full, causing the fuel to overflow outside the Jeep. And with the unknown part (header bar) leaks everytime it rains. It leaks from the top of the driver side window. . . And it's not just a little leak either, it sometimes looks like a waterfall! took it to the Jeep dealership, and they said it was warped. Both seem to be a common issue with Jeeps Wrangler models.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler 20
Failure Date: 01/30/2013

When the gas tank is filled on my 05 Jeep Wrangler unlimited, the pump does not stop properly, spilling gas over the vehicle, the ground, and the individual pumping the gas. This happens every time, regardless of gas station.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler 21
Failure Date: 12/27/2012

Gas over flows out of gas tank at each fill up.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler 22
Failure Date: 12/14/2012

When filling tank the auto cutofff does not work on tank and fuel overflows and spills/sprays.

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car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler 23
Failure Date: 11/30/2012

Fuel tank spill when fueling. Happens every time I fuel this vehicle. Gas spills out of the fill tube when pump shuts off. I think this could be a seriuos fire hazard and environmental disaster.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

Gas tank spillover. The gas tank does not trigger the gas pump at the station to stop. I cannot fill my tank without having gas spill out or overflow. I don't recall when I first noticed it happening but approximately 1 year ago or a little more is when I recall. I think it is a safety hazard when it keeps spilling out.

car image   Tank Assembly problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler 25
Failure Date: 08/21/2012

Every time I fill up the gas tank the gas spits out of the filler neck. It does not matter if I go slow or fast. It always happens.

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