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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012010

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles


Fuel gas tanks overflows when filling at gas station. You can not just stick the nozzle in and let it fill normally. If you do so, gas will spill out which it is dangerous since a fire or explosion can occur easily. Manufacturer does not want to assume responsibility and says it is not covered by warranty.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 012013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Jeep Liberty. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle fuel tank issues. The consumer stated the vehicle was spilling gas, every time she filled the tank. The consumer was informed Chrysler was aware of the problem and the warranty had been extended. However, upon further investigation, it was discovered that only the 2006 and 2007 were covered. The dealer then informed the consumer the cost of the repair was $1500 for the fuel tank, plus labor and any incidental charges.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
When going to the gas pump to get fuel and placing it on automatic, when full the pump shuts off and then it "burps" back at me. Spilling gasoline on me and everything around me. It is also ruining the paint on my vehicle, spilling all over it every time this happens. I have owned the Jeep since 2006 and it just started doing it about four months ago. My tech said it must be a faulty fuel tank filler neck. It was replaced at the cost of $443.50. And that did not solve the problem. He thought someone had tried to steal my gas and damaged it. It still burps every time I fill it up. I consider this very dangerous, besides being a nuisance and damaging other things. I have checked this out on the internet and find that this is happening to several others who are owners of Jeep Liberty's. there is a demo on you tube.

- New Martinsville , WV, USA

problem #2

Dec 102009


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. During fueling gasoline would spray out of the fuel tank, which caused the surrounding area to be submerged with fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the technician stated that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. A representative from the manufacturer stated that they do not have any reports referencing the failure. They would not assume responsibility for the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Elizabeth Town, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 192006


  • miles
A minor impact into the rear of a 2005 Jeep Liberty by a mid size Lexus SUV traveling about 15 to 20 mph caused the poorly designed and poorly located plastic gas tank of the Jeep to rupture and leak profusely. Thankfully the vehicle did not ignite on fire otherwise someone would have died. I cannot believe that this and other Jeep products (the Wrangler comes to mind) are allowed on the road. Many of these vehicles have or had rear mounted gas tanks with little or no crush space. The Liberty appears to be the worst with what could only be described as having a gas tank mounted bumper! also, the gas tank hangs well below the bumper and in most cases the vehicle that hits it from behind dives under the Jeep bumper and hits the tank directly. Something needs to be done about these vehicles!

- Chelsea, MI, USA

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