• Mar 14, 2011
Some Jeep Wrangler owners say they've been getting a nasty surprise from their 2007-2008 Wranglers. According to 600 complaints and 900 warranty claims, the Jeep off-roaders have been spitting gas at their owners during fill ups.

According to owners, the Jeeps have a tendency to spit fuel back out of their filler lines if you aren't paying close attention at the pump. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into the claims in November 2010, but closed it in February after finding that the fuel leaks don't pose any significant safety hazard.

NHTSA also said that internet forums had played a role in the number of complaints they received, after forum members posted messages telling other owners to file complaints with NHTSA. Despite the number of complaints, NHTSA says many of them were unfounded and based solely on the urging of message boards.

Jeep owners who experienced the problem aren't convinced, however, saying that the problem is dangerous, and carries a repair valued at about $600, though Chrysler warranties cover most of the repair.

[Source: CFNews13]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      My 2007 Rubicon Unlimited did this on every filllup. The dealer replace the evap canister and it stopped doing it with California pumps but it does it every time still in other states. It's very irritating and dangerous.
      Yeah Right
      • 1 Year Ago
      My 06 does this, got it fixed by an official Jeep dealer, a year later the problem returned. Just another money making ploy and designed obsolescence. They will only get my money once for this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      pathetic by NHTSA... you mean the media hype and internet are discounted in this case, but are valid for throttlegate?
        • 3 Years Ago
        It makes sense, given that the US Government actually has a vested interest in Chrysler, while Toyota is the one the Big 3 are after.

        I would rather have a Chrysler than a Toyota, but assuming what you are saying is true, it does not surprise me.
      Derek
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is NOT a new issue. My 2005 Wrangler did this on every single fill-up, starting around 40K miles. 44 pages of this issue here - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f176/have-fuel-spill-problems-like-many-us-submit-complaint-force-recall-974337/

      I loved my Wrangler, but little things like this, and the stealership claiming there was nothing wrong (basically insulting my intelligence, as if you can screw up pumping gas) made me lose a lot of faith in the brand.
        Salvatore Aversa
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Derek
        I have a 2005 Rubicon. I have 52k miles on it. It has been happening to me for the past 2k miles or so. It looks like the solution is a new gas tank, which costs around $1,000.
      Salvatore Aversa
      • 6 Months Ago
      Yeah. The warrantee doesn't cover a 2005 that this just start to happen to. Perhaps the NHTSA needs gas sprayed on them once a week, and they will see if it is a safety hazard or not. By the way, repairs are over $1,000, and that's for the tank alone.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its not just Wranglers, My 05 Liberty does the same thing. I contacted Jeep about it and they told me that the most likely solution to the issue would be to replace the gas tank and that they were willing to pay for half of the cost to do so. Needless to say I still don't think its an issue worth $500.
      bangarang
      • 1 Year Ago
      it is a pain in the rear but you have to watch your gas gauge while you're pumping. wait for the tank to read about 3/4 tank and slow it down!! most of the time the pump will stop before it spits on your shoes!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Chrysler warranties cover most of the repair"

      Sooo... Problem solved? Got a problem, take it to the dealer, get it fixed. Bunch of babies! Wait till the nanny tells you it's OK to fix your own car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Our 2007 Wrangler Unlimited started spitting from the filler port in the past year. I've gotten good at estimating how much to put in, before the filler port vomits. We received a recall letter. The dealership ordered another fuel tank.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My 2008 has never done this. But I do know some that have experienced the issue. But I wonder if it has to do with what notch you use on the handle. I never use the "max speed" setting out of habit. My older Jeeps can't be filled that fast, so I therefore fill my JK slow also.
      • 3 Years Ago
      my 06 focus did this several times a few years ago and then stopped for good.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My 2010 F150 spit gas at me once...but it wasn't because there is something wrong with the truck. I had the pump running, filling up, and when the shut off switch kicked off to stop the flow of gas, gas spewed out. I told the attendant in the store and she said" well you arent supposed to let it do that anyway", like it was my fault! Excuse me, is that NOT what the shut off switch is for? So maybe its just the pumps...i still go to that station but havent hd that issue since. As rude as she was I am glad I don't have to go inside..of course watch me say that as I have to go get gas today...
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