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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,388 miles

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2005 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 10 of 17)

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problem #157

Feb 272011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 63,909 miles


My 2005 Jeep Wrangler lj overflows when filling up with gas. Everytime the pump will shut off and then gas will come back out of the fill opening.

- Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #156

Dec 032010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 83,050 miles
Fuel sprays out of gas filler neck when adding fuel to vehicle.

- Kite, GA, USA

problem #155

Jan 012010


  • 48,000 miles
Since purchasing the 2005 Jeep rubicon from bengal motors, kingston NY a official Chrysler, Jeep dealer it has sprayed out gas from the filler every time you fill it up. No matter how easy you squeeze the handle it will spray out every time. This is an extremely dangerous defect in this vehicle. My hand keeps getting gas all over it and the gas burns my skin.

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #154

Jul 012008


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when attempting to refuel the vehicle, the fuel would spew back out onto the ground. The dealer made two attempts to duplicate the failure but to no avail. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who performed a diagnostic test and concluded that the fuel tank would need to be replaced. The parts needed were not readily available and the contact was awaiting the arrival of the parts for repairs. The current mileage was 25,309 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 03/24/11 updated 1/4/11

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #153

Jan 192011


  • 38,500 miles
Gasoline spits out of tank while filling with fuel. This occurs every time I refuel. This is a health risk as well as an environmental risk that needs to be addressed.

- Brown Deer, WI, USA

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problem #152

Feb 142011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 33,200 miles
I am an owner of a 2006 Jeep Wrangler, and my tank overflows everytime I fill up the Jeep. Even though the fuel pump clicks off when full, fuel will splash out of the fill nozzle and onto the ground. It also leaks on the vehicle.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #151

Feb 112011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


I am experiencing a continuing, dangerous and worsening spraying of gasoline when I fill the tank of my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. I have video evidence of this problem, and has been occurring since the vehicle had approximately 40,000 miles on it. I just learned this safety issue is well known within the Jeep community.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #150

Jan 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Jeep Wrangler unlimited 2005 fuel splash. When filling tank and pump shuts off fuel splashes out.

- Wixom, MI, USA

problem #149

Jan 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Approximately 1 year ago my 2005 Jeep Wrangler began overflowing from the fuel inlet during refueling. If I am not careful during refueling fuel will spit out from around the nozzle and spill down the vehicle. I have been doused with fuel on my legs and feet. The fuel tank automatic cut off does not appear to be functioning properly.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #148

Feb 052011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
I purchased a used 2005 Jeep Wrangler with 17,000 miles. When I filled the tank, gas would gush out of the filler and splash all over the side of the vehicle. I had the vehicle repaired under warranty (new fuel tank), which did correct the problem. Now, at just over 51,000 miles, the problem has returned. Every time I fill the vehicle, this dangerous fuel spill occurs. I live in a very dry (low humidity) climate, and it is very common to get static discharge when touching any conductive surface. I am fearful that I am going to experience a vehicle fire if this situation continues. I can not understand how this problem has not caused a recall to correct the defect.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #147

Feb 042011


  • 24,000 miles


Fuel overflowing from fill ups

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #146

Jan 292011


  • miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited has an overfilling problem every single time I fill up at the gas station. It doesn't matter if I use the lowest setting on the gas pump or if I manually use as little pressure as possible, it overfills every single time and gas pours out of the fill spout running down the body of the vehicle, on my hand, on my clothes and on the ground. This is an extremely dangerous problem and affects the 2003-2006 Jeep Wrangler series.

- Fremont, NH, USA

problem #145

Jun 012007


  • 26,000 miles
When filling my fuel tank, gas comes out/backs up and spills down side of vehicle or splashes to the ground. I want to be clear that I am not topping off. This happens every time I fill up regardless of the station.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #144

Aug 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Fuel overflow on 2005 Jeep Wrangler. I have done lots of research on this and it seems that the only solution is to replace the gas tank. It has happened to many people with similar model Jeep.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #143

Sep 012010


  • 65,000 miles
When filling up the vehicle with gasoline, when the pump cuts off gasoline spurts out all over the side of the vehicle and the ground and sometimes over the person filling the tank. This happens whether the nozzle is being held and squeezed by the person filling or is locked in position for handsfree filling. It has happened consistently with fillups for the past 4-5 months no matter which gas station is used.

- Ruckersville, VA, USA

problem #142

Aug 012010


  • 75,000 miles
During fueling, when the fuel pump nozzle automatically stops the flow of gasoline, fuel surges back through the filler tube and vigorously splashes out on the side of the vehicle and anything or person within 2 to 3 feet of the fuel filler. This occurs every time the fuel tank is filled. It has spilled fuel on every fill up (at least one cup), despite precautions (slowing filling rate). Manufacturer and dealer have done nothing to correct this problem, this happens every time I fill up.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #141

Jan 182011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Everytime I fill up my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon with fuel, gas shoots out the filler tube instead of shutting off when the tank is full.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #140

Jan 082011


  • 57,500 miles
At around the 50K mileage mark, fuel would gush out when filling up the tank. Tried different gas stations, old and brand new pumps, all resulted in gas gushing out as the pump turned off. Chrysler-Jeep service replaced the fuel filler tube. Topped off the gas tank after the "fix", seemed good. Let the tank go down to less than 1/4 then filled the tank and the gas gushed out yet again! this is both a safety and environment issue. Please request Jeep to find a real fix for this and issue a recall.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #139

Dec 052010


  • 64,000 miles
When I fill my Jeep up with fuel it always overflows with fuel spewing on me the ground and my vehicle. Nothing seems to change it not slowing down the pump or anything. My research brings me to it being a failure with the rollover/checkvalve at the bottom of the filler tube failing to close allowing fuel to overflow. Here are some examples of other people with the same problem I have two more friends with Jeep with the same problem. Nothing was done to fix the issue it isn't covered under warranty. Was going to enter my VIN but the VIN entry doesn't work. So no VIN.

- Rockwood, TN, USA

problem #138

Jan 112011


  • miles
My "new" used 2005 Jeep tj will spill gas all over the place when filling up gas. It doesn't matter if I do it manually or let it fill up with the auto switch on. Even when I "hear" the gas near the top of the tank it still spits gas out of the tank and onto my hands, the side of the Jeep and on the ground. What a pain in the [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

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