Grand Cherokee

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 95,041 (54–307,375)
16 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
69 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.