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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 1 of 3)

problem #46

Jun 072016


  • miles


I own a 2008 Jeep Liberty and every time I fill it the fuel comes ba K at me not just a little either it geisers out of the tank and have gotten to the point where I have to stand up wind not to be showered it has been doing this since I bought

- Pilot Grove, MO, USA

problem #45

Apr 012015


  • 84,656 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. While operating the vehicle, the doors would randomly lock and unlock, the windshield wipers and washer fluid would erroneously activate, and the horn and alarm would randomly sound. The contact also indicated that the fuel pump was faulty. The cause of the failures was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 84,656....updated 06/30/16

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #44

Jun 172014


  • 145,000 miles
Purchased vehicle used in 2013 11/17/2015 1. engine continues to run when key is removed from ignition switch. While parked. First noticed last week 11/08/2015 (only as long as the preset time on the radio shut off or the door is opened) 2. with cruise control set and going up hill, transmission down shifts to maintain speed. While trying to keep speed up and then break applied, excessive force is required to dis-engage cruise control. While driving at normal speeds. For as long as I can remember. (break switch has been changed twice) 3. while filling fuel tank at gas station, paying close attention to the pump, fuel will pour out from the filler neck after the pump has shut off. For as long as I can remember. (many occasions) 4. check engine light continuously on. Possible damage to hoses on emissions canister in left rear wheel well due to gas spillage? (as long as I can remember) 5. gas cap indicator comes on at start. Possible damage to hoses on emissions canister in left rear wheel well due to gas spillage? (need to manually turn off, changed gas cap twice) 6. it seems that all things electrical have a delay to their function, flashing high beams, honking horn... while parked or driving. For as long as I can remember. (all of the time)

- Colville, WA, USA

problem #43

Nov 022015


  • miles


When filling the vehicle with gas there is a "burp" that pushes gas out of the pipe to the tank. It's like the tank isn't venting, and building pressure when filling. This happens on evey fill-up. I thought the service station shut off were the problem, but after being on a web site, there are alot more with the same problem.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #42

Jul 022015


  • 48,100 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. Upon re-fueling the vehicle, the contact noticed excessive fuel leaking from the fuel tank. The vehicle was not inspected or diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,100.

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

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problem #41

Apr 042014


  • miles
1, all lights come on dash; check engine, 4WD, brake, ABS - all of them, each time I have it checked but the codes will not register stating not found 2. roof leaks at back of cargo area with heavy rain or when vehicle gets washed 3, when adding fuel, doesnt automatically stop and gas spews out all over 4. locks will randomly lock and unlock. 5. radio will stop and start

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #40

Jul 012014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 103,790 miles


Chemical burn due to fuel jetting out of the fill hole and spilling on the operator during refueling. It happens often if the operator is not overly cautious.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #39

Nov 282014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Gas spilled out of the filler tube during fill up and run down the rear quarter panel and ground.

- N.Babylon, NY, USA

problem #38

Mar 042015

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 112,200 miles
When I fill up my gas tank, there is always a moderate amount of gas that comes out and goes down the side of my car. This has occurred at multiple different stations with all octane levels of gas. It ejects about.1-.2 gallons of gas from the fuel entrance. This occurs right before the automatic shut-off closes on the fuel pump.

- South Jordan, UT, USA

problem #37

Mar 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I have 2 problems number1 is the gas mileage it gets the mileage it says on the internet but I feel that is bad fuel mileage I had a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a V8 and got 25 miles per gallon on the high way you would think that a V6 would just as good or better but it is not.second problem is fuel spillage evrytime you fill up I have tried different things to try and stop the spillage but to no avail. I feel there should be a recall on this problem but there is no recalls for a 2008 Jeep they had recalls on some older Jeep but not mine it would be nice to see something done about this problem. Thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #36

Jan 092015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


While pumping gas, the pumped clicked (stopped) and gas spewed out the tank on vehicle, my hands, pants and shoes. This happened on more than one occasion. Today, 1-31-2015, gascap, indicator light came on. I tighten cap however, indicator light still on. Purchased a new gas cap but the new cap did not resolve the issue.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #35

Jan 252015

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 54,103 miles
Gas spill when filling tank.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #34

Apr 162012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
When pumping gas, the gas pump shuts off as expected however gasoline spews out of the Jeep's filling system. Tried different pumps same results, this occurs without "topping off the tank". this I a serious safety hazard with gas spraying on my face, clothing and overflowing on my shoes, hands, vehicle and ground. I have been yelled at by gas station clerks because it is a safety hazard.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #33

Nov 032014

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Bought this vehicle used. Each of the two times we have filled up the tank with gas the tank has overflowed spilling an estimated pint of gas out of the tank and down the exterior of the vehicle and onto the ground. Each time gas has spilled onto the driver as well. Researching this issue it appears that replacing the gas tank resolves this issue. I feel this is a dangerous safety issue that should be addressed with a recall. Ref. Service bulletin no.: sb-14-003-13, NHTSA id number: 10052148.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #32

Jan 032014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number:13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline and structure) but was advised by the dealer that the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The contact received the notice several months ago. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the recall repair would be performed.  there are no failures at this time.

- Dundalk, MD, USA

problem #31

Jun 192013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty 4X4. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline structure) and stated that the required part was not available to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #30

May 102013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
2008 Jeep Liberty 4X4 purchased used with 18,000 miles. When re-fueling the pump will shut off automatically and gas will burp out every time. Sometimes it is a lot of gas and very dangerous. I've seen this issue all over the internet. Why isn't something being done about this?

- Bethpage, TN, USA

problem #29

Aug 262011


  • miles
Every single time I go to fill up the vehicle, it spews gas all over the place (the vehicle, me, ground) it doesn't matter how fast or slow you fill it up, it goes all over everything. Its dangerous and very irritating!

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #28

Jun 212012


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while attempting to add fuel to the vehicle, gasoline spilled out of the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- West Milton , OH, USA

problem #27

Jun 062013


  • 59,000 miles
Every single time I go to fill up the vehicle, it spews gas all over the place (the vehicle, me, ground) it doesn't matter how fast or slow you fill it up, it goes all over everything. Its dangerous and very irritating! I hate this vehicle very much, its an epic fail of a SUV! they drive awful and the transmission seems off all of the time!

- Greenville, KY, USA

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