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.
The Fuel Tank is Hard to Fill and/or the Fuel Fill Nozzle Shuts Off Repeatedly While Fueling on Jeep Grand Cherokee
Average mileage: 121,647 (1,000–307,375)
27 people reported this problem
17 people shared problem details
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 Cherokee120,000Visitor
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 Cherokee307,375Visitor
Fuel tank won't allow me to pump gas. It keeps causing pump to shut off rrpeatedly.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee223,000Visitor
when putting in gas it shuts off repeatedly before its full
Can't fill gas Tank
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee120,000Visitor
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.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee125,000Visitor
The pump shuts off nearly immediately, even on a completely empty tank. I've tried slower fill speeds but the only thing that seems to work is holding the pump at its slowest possible fill rate. It was happening intermittently but now happens every time. I have not yet had it checked out.
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee1,000Visitor
Hard to fill fuel. Keeps shutting off. Gas smell for a day or longer.
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee85,580Visitor
Gas tank won't fill all the way I need help
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee100,000Visitor
Hard to put gas in my tank
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee110,000Visitor
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 Cherokee81,000Visitor
Last two times filling up, the pump stops before the tank is full (3/4). No other issues noticed.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee110,000Visitor
Pump shuts off repetedly....warning "check gas cap"....gas cap repaced 3 times but problem comes back
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee120,000Visitor
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 Cherokee180,000Visitor
Tank won't fill without repeated nozzle shut off regardless of position
2004 Jeep Grand CherokeeVisitor
slow to fuel tank up
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