The Fuel Tank is Hard to Fill and/or the Fuel Fill Nozzle Shuts Off Repeatedly While Fueling on Jeep Grand Cherokee

The fuel tank may become hard to fill and/or the fuel fill nozzle may shut off repeatedly while fueling. Our technicians tell us that various items including the fuel tank, vapor recirculation tube, fuel fill tube, or EVAP system canister control valve may be at fault. Proper diagnoses will be required to determine the exact cause of this concern.

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Average mileage: 112,553 (1,000–307,375)
12 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 150,000 mi,
Tank hard to fill, There is a release of air when I open the gas cap, I can pump about a gallon, after which I have to wait for the fuel to enter the tank. I can hear a gurgling sound as the fuel enters the tank. It takes quite a bit of time to fill up. Repairman said he encounter problem before, and had to replace the fuel tank, but that it could be the charcoal filter.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 120,000 mi,
I have the same issue. The fuel nozzle shuts off repeatedly and takes quite some time to get a full tank. When I first open the gas cap, there is a noticible audible let off of pressure. When I stop fueling, I still hear 'gurgling' for several seconds in the tank. I live on a dusty rock road, but I've had this Jeep since it was new and never before had this problem until the past month.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 307,375 mi,
Fuel tank won't allow me to pump gas. It keeps causing pump to shut off rrpeatedly.
Fuel Fill Nozzle Shuts Off Repeatedly While Fueling
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 120,000 mi,
About a year ago, we began to have problems with filling our gas tank. It constantly shuts off. We took it to our mechanic who referred us to our dealer. We are waiting until our dealer calls us to replace a recalled part regarding the ignition, to have it diagnosed. I was wondering if this is a problem widespread enough, they should have to replace/fix the problem free of charge.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 81,000 mi,
Last two times filling up, the pump stops before the tank is full (3/4). No other issues noticed.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 223,000 mi,
when putting in gas it shuts off repeatedly before its full
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 120,000 mi,
Pump shuts off after approximately 1 gallon of gas into tank and tank is hard to fill after.
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1,000 mi,
Hard to fill fuel. Keeps shutting off. Gas smell for a day or longer.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 160,227 mi,
Tank only fills 3/4 and will overflow if you try to put more in rught away. If you give it spurts it will take it, but takes forever.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 85,580 mi,
Gas tank won't fill all the way I need help
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 120,000 mi,
I have a 2006 TJ. problem is same as many others here....problem was intermittent, then it was more often than not I had to use a cap (from washer fluid bottle) under the trigger to get gas to flow, now I have to hold the nozzle handle and allow the gas to trickle in. A REAL problem when tank is low and I have to stand and hold it while it fills.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 110,000 mi,
Same problem on my 2012 Grand Cherokee - fuel pump shuts off continually. If I use manual fill with a slower rate, it works.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 110,000 mi,
Pump shuts off repetedly....warning "check gas cap"....gas cap repaced 3 times but problem comes back
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 110,000 mi,
tank won't fill without shutting off. Takes several attempts to fill tank
Gas pump keeps shutting off when I put gas in my jeep what is the cause
I had this problem at first too when I bought my WK used. I was very frustrated with it and always had to baby the pump. The fix for me was to not put the nozzle in all the way and it would fill the tank completely before it stopped. Hope this helps.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 57,000 mi,
I recently had my check engine light come on, it was code P0441 (evaporative emission system) and just after that my gas tank builds up pressure. like when i take the cap off to fill up and it just releases a bunch of air, and it takes for ever to fill up, it wont let the gas flow in basically. must be something to do with the venting of the tank... any help would be greatly appreciated.
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1,200 mi,
Gas flow stops repeatedly