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So it's happened a few times at different gas stations now. I thought it was me or the pump at first. When I'm filling up my tank, the pump keeps shutting off like the tank is full. It's really annoying, the only way I can fill up, is I have to gently squeeze the pump and keep it at that point, careful not to squeeze to much or it shuts off again. I don't get it, it's not my first time pumping gas lol, Never had this problem before with any cars I've owned. I've read ppl with other car makes have experienced this. Strange thing is, it didn't do it the first couple of fill ups.
 

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So far no problems filling up. I set the pump to shut off automatically and the gas gauge always shows full. I've filled it two times so far.
 

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No problems here either. All of the new Chrysler (gasoline) products are similar in that, once the nozzle kicks off, you're done - there is no "topping up" unless you like fuel stains. Same deal for my 2012 Journey and Ram 1500.
 

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I've had the same issue - pump shutting off right after inserting the nozzle. It varies though from gas station to gas station. I think it all has to do with the pressure settings for the pump. If the pressure is too high the fill mechanism of the Cherokee doesn't seem to be able to deal with it. Our Motorhome has the exact same issue.

One of the solutions is to not shuff the nozzle all the way into the tank - try it.
 

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I've had the same issue - pump shutting off right after inserting the nozzle. It varies though from gas station to gas station. I think it all has to do with the pressure settings for the pump. If the pressure is too high the fill mechanism of the Cherokee doesn't seem to be able to deal with it. Our Motorhome has the exact same issue.

One of the solutions is to not shuff the nozzle all the way into the tank - try it.
Yeah to clarify, it's not shutting off because its full. I'm not attempting to top off. I realize every gas pump stops at the point when the tank is filled to prevent spilling over. I was thinking it was the pressure of the pump as well. The gas is def backing up quickly which is shutting the pump off. It's very aggravated happened at a bunch of different gas stations to. As long as nothing stuck or twisted leading to the tank. I'm gonna try pulling the pump out more.
 

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I also have a Ford van that has the same problem, I suspect it is a vent issue but never had it checked out. You are right it is annoying. I can fill my Cherokee with the gas nozzle at full flow without any problem.
 

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Hasn't happened in the Jeep but used to happen infrequently with my Nissan 370Z. Seemed to be random and never knew when it would occur but I did drive off once with a tank that wasn't full. Then I learned to watch how much was going in.
 

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Safety at the Gas Pump: How to Avoid Accidents

A bit off topic but still important.

http://voices.yahoo.com/safety-gas-pump-avoid-accidents-437975.html

Remember it is not the gas the causes the problems it is the fumes from the gas that are highly explosive and billows out of the gas tank when it is opened.

Touch the metal of the car, the inside of the fuel filler door should work good BEFORE opening the cap. Then keep your hand on the pump handle while filling and then quickly replacing the cap is the safest bet. Putting the pump nozzle in the tank and walking away invites a static charge to build up on you which will discharge when you grab the pump grip again igniting the gas fumes.

If this does happen DO NOT remove the pump nozzle from the tank. Leave it in!! and run away!!
 

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I've had the same problem with one particular pump. The attendant told me to change pumps because a number of people had the same problem. I changed and had no problem.apparently the original pump had some type of pressure problem. Give it a try, it might work. Good Luck.

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I had this problem today the first time I tried to fill the Jeep myself. It was at a Costco.

The attendant saw my frustration; says he has several older Jeeps and this was not uncommon. He lifted the handle up and rotated it about too the 10 o'clock position and got it going. Once flowing he slowly allowed the handle to settle back to where gravity wanted it. Took him three or four tries to find the "sweet" spot.

Hope this helps someone else.
 
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I haven't had this problem but I typically pump at less than full speed. Takes longer but I always feel like it gives the tank the rught time to push air bubbles out of baffles and such and really get a full tank.

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That is usually caused by back pressure. You will notice that at time's pump's are shut down. It is usually because they have to re-calibrate the flow. Having done trucking and also did fuel and propane this was a problem that happened. It is not your vehicle, it is the pump itself. You can have one pump right next to other where one is good and one is bad. It's all in the electronic's inside that ole box. When it does happen just back off the handle and all will be good. Besides the slow fill up is better as it does let the air out and you end up getting more fuel in the tank. Half the nozzle is all you need to insert.
 

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Back the nozzle out about 1/2 inch. I had a Honda Ridgeline that did that.
This. My Silverado does this about every 3rd time I fill up. Back the nozzle out a bit and lock-n-load.
 

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I faced this as well, especially when the gas almost ran out and there was very little left. The pump 'thinks' its full and keep shutting off and I had to play with the position of the lever a bit to get it to start filling again.
 

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I have had that happen over the years with some other vehicles but so far not with the KL. I set it to automatic and full speed and it shuts off and if I check to see if I can top it off I usually have some flow out.
 
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