GAS TANK OVERFLOWING?

  • Tiny
  • csn7203
  • 2008 Dodge Nitro
  • 76,000 miles

I am wondering if anyone has come across this issue yet. My last 5 fillups have resulted in gas erupting from the fill tube after the pump shuts off. I am certain that it is not a pump malfunction or an error on my part. The first couple of times I figured it could have been me, but the last time I was covered in gas from the waist down. According to a dealer I need a new gas tank (800$ish) and it is not covered under my warranties? I have read other complaints about this just from doing a google search. Makes me wonder why gas spraying out of gas tanks wouldnt be a recall issue type of thing, considering this is spread out into different models of dodge as well.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Sounds like you know what is causing the issue so did you want to replace the tank yourself?Was the 800 including labor or was that just the tank?

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 9:14 PM
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Im only guessing but I think the 800 was labor also. Im not sure if I could handle a gas tank change. Im not very mechanically inclined. However, if I can save hundreds I sure would give it a shot.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 11:50 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Find out how much they want for the tank I found on for 320.85 plus shipping. You would still have to get a fuel pump module seal.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 7:57 PM
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  • csn7203
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Where did you find that one? I did a quick search and found them 150-400ish. But Really dont know what I need besides a 19 gallon tank? I will call dealer tomorrow and find out what their price is.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 9:35 PM
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  • saturntech9
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My price was a exact fit brand new factory tank was the ones for those prices exact fits?I found mine on www. Parts. Com

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 9:42 PM
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  • sarahm_nitroissue
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I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro and have been having the same issues every time I fill up. I've only had the vehicle about two months now but it's always been the same thing of gas spilling out. I have read on other forums where other owners had the same issue - a valve within the tank is faulty and the whole tanks needs replacing. Mine is scheduled for next week and will approximately cost the same. I am not mechanically inclined and will not be replacing the tank myself.
I just spent the morning on the phone with Dodge and apparently this is the first time they have ever heard a problem. Which can't be true; I'm not the first to discover the problem and can't be the first to call. They suggested I call the Dept of Transportation and file a safety complaint and if they get enough, they will issue a recall. While I was on the phone, Dodge did inform me of a wiper recall J28 which I find crazy - seems like a tank spewing gas each time would be a little more hazardous.
Anyway, I suggest calling Dodge 1 800 992-1997 and file under your ownership the problem. All they need is the last 8 digits of your VIN #. I also suggest calling the DOT and filing a safety complaint 1 888 327-4236. Maybe if we get enough, we can receive some sort of compensation.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 4:59 PM
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Yeah I cant imagine why it hasnt been recalled. The last time it happened to me I was soaked from waste down because of it. Now I fill up at 1/4 a tank and put 14 gallons in to be safe. On the other side of things I did file a complaint with DOT. I will also call dodge soon. I would think something like that would be covered under a warranty but they want to stick me with the bill for it. Eventually Ill have to do it but ill wait til its warmer here.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM

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