hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,344 miles

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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 #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

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

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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

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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