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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,576 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.

2008 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Feb 012011


  • 30,000 miles


When fueling, gasoline spits back just after pump automatically turns off. Each time approximation one cup of gas is spilled on the side of the car and ground. In addition to wasting money, this is both a fire and environmental hazard. This occurs almost everytime the tank is filled up when the temperature is below 65F.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 252012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 103,880 miles
While re-fueling at a gas station, once the gas pump stopped, fuel exploded out of the Jeep Liberty's fuel tank drenching my legs and the Jeep with gasoline. This is very dangerous!! this has happened every time I refilled the tank - even if I stopped the fuel flow well before the gas tank was full.

- Eaton, OH, USA

problem #4

May 152011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
When the gas tank is filled gas shoots out when the gas pump shuts off. There seems like there is a buildup of pressure in the gas tank. This is an ongoing problem with every fill up.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012009


  • 7,500 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while refueling, the fuel overflowed and spewed onto the contact's hands, arms and clothing. The failure recurred whenever the contact refueled the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection but there was no defect found. The manufacturer was not made aware of failure but provided no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was 31,000. The failure mileage was 7,500.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 162012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,800 miles
When I fill up the tank, gas overflows.

- Manchester, NH, USA

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problem #1

Jun 302011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
After just purchasing vehicle from used dealership (2nd owner), first time filling up resulted in overflow of gas. Tried multiple gas stations, speeds, amounts and resulted in same overflow. Called dealership and they refused to check out the car unless I paid non-refundable 200 inspection fee before diagnosis (keep in mind I had just purchased the vehicle)! called manufacturer and they claimed not a known issue although current recall states otherwise. 2008 Jeep Liberty should be added to that recall effort!

- Arlington, VA, USA

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