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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,576 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #26

Mar 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles


When filling the Jeep up with gas, no matter if the pump handle is locked or I'm manually pumping, at multiple gas stations I have experienced overflow. It runs down the side of the car and all over the ground. It has happened numerous times at different stations. It seems dangerous, because this could be a fire hazard, and is an environmental hazard. I have seen several similar complaints on line, but when I checked with the dealer, I was told that they have not come across this problem.. I try to pump as slow as possible when I know it is near full, but still get gas coming out every time that I let it go until the pump stops. I am not filling past the first pump shut off. This is obviously a problem that the manufacturer should be fixing.

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #25

Nov 222012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Approximately 1 in 3 times I fill the gas tank the auto shutoff fails and spews gas out onto the vehicle and the ground (approx 2 cups). I was told by Jeep that the gas tank must be replaced due to the failure of an internal sensor at a cost of $600. After a brief on-line investigation I note that this problem has been reported by at least scores of other Jeep owners. This is more than an inconvenience due to discharge of a flammable liquid. In my 40 plus years of driving I have never experienced this problem and therefore believe it to be a manufacturers defect issue. This occurs at varied gas stations and therefore is not associated with faulty equipment at the stations.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #24

Feb 112013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 76,700 miles
While filling up my 2008 Jeep Liberty after the gas shuts off at the pump there is gas over flow from the tank all over the side of the truck and the ground below. I do not over fill my gas tank and I even try to stop before the tank is completely full, yet there is gas that flows back out of the tank after filling up my vehicle. This is a continual issue with the vehicle when I fill it up and I fill up at least 2 times a week due to the long commute that I have. I find that this is a hazard because I put my 4 year old daughter in the vehicle using the driver's side rear passenger door and the gasoline that has spilled is usually still present no matter how carefully I try to clean it up and off of the vehicle. Also there is always gasoline on the ground at the pump after I am done pumping gas which cannot be good for the environment or the next person who has to get gas after me.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #23

Dec 152012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


When filling the Jeep up with gas, no matter if the pump handle is locked or I'm manually pumping, it will spew gas out all over. This gets on me, all down the side of the Jeep. I have contacted my local Jeep dealership and asked about the problem. The lady in the service department looked my VIN up and said no, there was no known problem. She said I could bring the Jeep in and let them look at it. Of course, this will cost me $85 for a diagnostics test. This gas spewing all over has happened many times and at different stations. I find it hard to believe there is not a known problem. After researching the internet, I find I am not the only one experiencing this problem. I hope they wake up soon.

- Rustburg, VA, USA

problem #22

Nov 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Every time we fill the gas tank, the gas tank overflows.

- North East, PA, USA

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problem #21

Dec 172012


  • 43,000 miles
When filling the tank with gas, the gas shoots out of the tank when removing the nozzle, spraying all over the car, myself and the ground. At first I thought it was the pump at the gas station but it has happened multiple times at different gas stations. I brought the car to the dealer and they diagnosed it as a problem with the valve in the tank, which cannot be fixed unless you replace the entire gas tank at the cost of $800.

- Latham, NY, USA

problem #20

Jan 292013

Liberty 4WD

  • 97,000 miles


I recently purchased a used 2008 Jeep Liberty sport 4X4. For the first couple months, I had no issues with the vehicle. Recently, every time I fill up the gas tank, no matter which station or brand of gasoline, the fuel tank overfills and spits gas out. The pump will click off, but it is clicking off too late and gas is spilling down the side of the vehicle, onto me, and all over the ground. Obviously, this is a major health issue to have gasoline on my skin, clothes, and to be breathing in the toxic fumes. Additionally, this is a major environmental issue, as gas is spilling out onto the ground. Finally, this could quickly become very dangerous. It also appears, based on some basic internet research, that this is a widespread problem with Chrysler vehicles, especially these Jeep Liberty models. I'm a bit perplexed why there has not been a recall issued on this.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #19

Sep 122012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The fuel overflows when filling tank which causes a vast amount of fuel to spill down the side of the vehicle and on the ground....this is a great safety hazard and is clearly a major issue with these Jeep. Made phone calls to dealer and Chrysler and was told there is no recall for this issue. Chrysler said to bring to a dealer and have it diagnosed...if dealer feels it's an issue that should be on a recall then call Chrysler back and they may be able to do something to cover the service.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #18

Dec 202012


  • 43,407 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, gasoline would spew back out from the filler neck. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and the current mileage was 43,407.

- Melrose , MA, USA

problem #17

Jan 012013


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while refueling, gasoline sprayed out and onto the contact's clothing. The failure recurred whenever the contact was refueling the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 38,000.

- Melrose , MA, USA

problem #16

Jan 082013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 55,987 miles


When filing the tank, the gas pump will shut off as the tank fills but then the tank over flows with gas and spills out everywhere. This happens every single time the tank is completely filled.

- San Lorenzo, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 012012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty 4X4. The contact stated that whenever dispensing fuel into the fuel tank, gasoline fuel would spray out of the filler neck and onto the contact's clothing. The vehicle was taken to an independent auto mechanic for diagnosis. The technician stated that either the filler neck or the fuel tank would possibly need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #14

Mar 262012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 22,437 miles
This is the second complaint on this vehicle for the same issue, it has become more of a problem. I have to fill the gas tank extremely slowly or the pump will shut off some times gas come out. I can not fill the tank up completely or quite a lot of gas will gush out on the ground or on me if I am standing in front of the fill pipe. I notice there are many people having the same issue. I had this problem with my Wrangler same year as my Liberty and the Wrangler was recalled. I do not under stand why the Liberty would not be recalled. This could become a very dangerous situation. I checked to see if it was even being investigated and it is not! why?

- Trego, WI, USA

problem #13

Dec 292012


  • 72,000 miles
Jeep Liberty spurts fuel when filling up. This has happened on numerous occasions. Auto shutoff on fuel pump/nozzle shuts off then a large quantity of fuel spurts out of tank all over side of car and ground. This is an environmental and human safety hazard. Now when filling up, I step away from the car and let the spurting finish. It happens every time I fill up. Also happens when I don't set pump/nozzle to auto shut off, but when I do that, I get fuel all over my hands.

- Williston, SC, USA

problem #12

Nov 012011


  • 30,000 miles
Starting in November of 2011, I have had overflow issues with my gas tank. Every time I fill up my Liberty, it overflows after the gas clicks off. It spews out everywhere! it seems to spill out with more force the colder it is outside.

- Aragon, GA, USA

problem #11

Dec 142012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 54,932 miles
When the gas tank is full, a significant amount of gas spills out of the tank before the pump shuts off automatically. This was not a problem until recently, but now it has happened the last three fillups at three different pumps.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #10

Nov 012010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Faulty/defective fuel check valve/system that causes the tank to overflow when filling with gas at the pump. Gas spouts out of the tank when reaches full.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #9

Nov 232011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while pumping refueling, gasoline spewed from the filler neck. The contact also stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the contact was advised that the gas valve needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made ware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 109,000. The VIN number was unavailable.

- Naugatuck, CT, USA

problem #8

Nov 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
Every time I fill the fuel tank it spews gas all over the place. After looking online it appears that this is a common problem with the 2008 Jeep Liberty.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #7

Dec 212010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
The problem occurs on a replacement gas tank. It did not happen with the original tank. When the tank is filled, the click of the pump shutting off can be heard, yet gasoline spews out of the filler pipe, down the side of the car, and onto the ground. This problem occurred a few times while the replacement tank was under warranty. I blamed the gas stations until I was informed by one of the attendants cleaning up the toxic spill that it was a known problem with Jeep. When I talked to my local Jeep service on the phone, I was informed that the tank would need to be replaced. The cost of replacing the tank would be over $800 since the current tank was out of warranty. The problem has gotten worse in the last year, and I can no longer fill the tank completely without the gas spewing onto the ground. Slowing the rate of filling does not prevent the problem. Repeated stopping and starting the filling process does not prevent the problem. The only thing that can be done to avoid the problem is not filling the tank all of the way. Video of the problem occurring can be provided upon request.

- Westminster, CO, USA

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