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Jeep Wrangler fuel blow back

Jeep Wrangler Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2010

Average Mileage: 67,272 mi (38,125 mi - 95,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 38,125 mi

    I recently bought a 2010 Jeep Wrangler and found that it has a fuel back flow issue. Every time I refuel, the gasoline blows back out upon removal of the gas nozzle. Gasoline gets on the ground, on me, as well as the paint and bumper of the vehicle. This appears to be a safety problem, let alone an environmental hazard. When inquiring into the fix I have been told that the entire gas tank assembly needs to be replaced at quite a high cost. (Of course my Jeep is out of warranty.) Due to the potential liability I wouldn't be surprised if there's not a class action lawsuit impending.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    Splash back upon filling. Gas filler nozzles do not shut off as with other vehicles. This causes significant safety hazard to the fueler and other in the immediate area as gasoline flows down the side of the vehicle and onto the ground before gas filler nozzle can be released. Jeep/Daimler Chrysler has refused to acknowledge this deadly flaw.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    When topping off for gas it all comes out onto ground and vehice

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    This has happened to me many times. I now listen for that (getting close to being full sound) and reference my gallons pumped as I start backing off on the fuel handle...dang it still happens sometimes. I now make it a point to only fill-up when I'm on my way home from work so I can wash up afterwards.

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  • Just purchased my Unlimited and if I leave the pump catch engaged at the highest flow rate it will spill out on the ground at the end of fueling. Have had good luck disengaging the catch near the end of fill-up and putting on the slowest fill rate. Have not attempted to actually fix the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    when you fill the tank up it will not cut the pump off when full it will blow out of the tank everywhere

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  • I have the issue of fuel blow back on my 2006, when filling the tank. 12,000 miles on the vehicle.

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  • jjax, , 55,000 mi

    when i top up the fuel tank gas splashes on my hand, feet and the pavement. the dealership said this is due to a faulty check valve in the gas tank and that this would cost approx. $1350 to replace the tank as the check valve cannot be removed from the tank. because i thought it was a problem with the gas pumps at the fuel stations i did nothing about it until i read about this type of problem on the internet. i had hoped there was a recall as this is a big environmental problem. so far no recall. due to cost i have not had my tank replaced. i no longer top up the tank ,only filling it part way to avoid the blow back.

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