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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 12 of 17)

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problem #117

Sep 282010


  • 29,000 miles


Gasoline pours out every single time I fully fill it up. It happens on every Wrangler since 2003.

- Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #116

Dec 012005


  • miles
When fueling my 2005 Jeep Wrangler, and allowing the fuel pump to automatically turn off when the gas tank reaches the full level, fuel will often overflow out of the fill port. My Jeep dealer says that the fix is to replace the gas tank and that they are aware of this problem, cost for new gas tank $800.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #115

Oct 142010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
When fuel tank is nearing the "full" level the fuel tank spews out excess fuel when filling tank spraying me if I am standing anywhere near the vehicle.. this happens on every fill up. I understand this is a well documented problem with Jeep vehicles.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #114

Sep 272010


  • 85,000 miles


1- every time I fill up my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited it overfills. 2- it happens all the time! every time I fill up. It overfills. To the point where I just stop it when it reaches 18 gallons. 3- my Jeep is out of warranty, my dealer will not correct the problem with out me paying for mistake done by Chrysler. I really question my safety. And the safety of my vehicle.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #113

Mar 252010


  • 80,000 miles
Everytime I fill up my Jeep with gas, no matter at which station, the tank overflows. The auto shut off is not running and this has led to gas spilling all over the side of my Jeep and discoloring the wheel cover.,

- Portland, OR, USA

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problem #112

Sep 242010


  • 48,150 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler has fuel spillover about 9 out of 10 times I fill up the gas tank whether or not I "hand pump" the fuel. There have been no modifications made to this vehicle. This problem has been occurring since November 2009. Fuel spills down the side of the vehicle, sometimes on me (oh, and I'm pregnant), and on the ground. Various approaches to filling the tank have been made, but nothing seems to alleviate the problem.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #111

Jul 112010


  • 60,000 miles


2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon fuel tank overflows 80% of the time I fill up. Once, it kept running without stopping and spilling 5-10 gallons. This caused me to slip in the gas resulting in whiplash which I am still having to address 2 months later. This is a major fire hazard, safety hazard, environmental concern and monetary problem and Jeep/Chrysler needs to own up to the problem and issue a recall. If not, the government needs to force the issue.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #110

Sep 142010


  • 45,000 miles
I drive a 2005 Jeep Wrangler sport with a 4.0 liter engine, every time I fill up, the gas tank shoots gas out of the tank, spilling it onto the ground.

- Oakdale, PA, USA

problem #109

Aug 282010


  • 48,000 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler always overflows when I fill it up. The fuel fills the filler neck and overflows. Updated 12/07/11

- Penn Yan, NY, USA

problem #108

Sep 092010


  • miles
Every time I fill my Jeep with gasoline, at the end of filling the tank, gas will come up out of the tank, through the gas hole and spill on the floor. This could cause a potential fire.

- Round Hill, VA, USA

problem #107

Aug 042010


  • 83,000 miles


Every time I attempt to fill my 2005 Jeep Wrangler's tank to full, gas spills out of the fuel tube after the pump shuts off automatically. This is at least 8oz of fuel easily gushing out and is a fire hazard. I am the second owner, and have only owned it since 7/31/10. I have filled the tank 4 times and all 4 times this has occurred. A google search revealed a Wrangler forum where countless Jeep owners are experiencing the same issue, Chrysler will not issue a recall even though they have paid for numerous gas tanks to be replaced. I have not called Chrysler yet, because I already know the runaround I will encounter based on other's experience, and am waiting until I have some time off next week to devote to this frustrating phone call.

- Boothwyn, PA, USA

problem #106

Jul 162010


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. While the contact added fuel to the gasoline tank he noticed that it spilled back out. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer will be notified. The failure mileage was 66,000 and the current mileage was 67,493.

- Milan , MI, USA

problem #105

Aug 102010


  • 65,000 miles
At the 65K mile mark everytime I fill up the gas will overflow and spill out of the filler tube. From the research I have done there are alot of tj owners that this is happening to. It is a safety problem because if I have the top off my 3 year old son sides right above the fuel filler tube and gas could splash onto him.

- Merritt Island , FL, USA

problem #104

Aug 172010


  • 87,000 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler, fuel overfills every time I go to the pump. When the fuel pump auto stops about a quart of fuel shoots out of the vehicle filler tube. The fuel has splashed all over the vehicle, and my clothes. This occurs on the first auto shut-off and is not due to topping-off the tank. This is a common problem on the Jeep Wrangler and is well documented on the internet.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #103

Jan 012010


  • 75,000 miles
I own a 2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon. It is unmodified. It will consistently overflow at the gas pump if I fill the tank. Therefore, I must monitor the pump closely and stop short of filling the tank to avoid this problem. Something is not working correctly.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #102

Aug 022010


  • 15,000 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler spills gas from the fill pipe everytime it is filled up. Im not topping it off. It does this everytime from the first shutoff. Its not the nozzle as this happens at all different gas stations. I found on Jeep forum this seems to be a common problem with all Wrangler. This can be a safety concern as a fire could happen or skin irritation can occur as sometimes I get splashed with fuel.

- Armuchee, GA, USA

problem #101

Jul 252010


  • 43,000 miles
Over flowing fuel filler tube when putting in gas.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #100

Jul 182010


  • 53,000 miles
I bought my 2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon March 1st, 2010. I bought it used. Every time I have filled the tank at a gas station, it overflows. The only fix is to not fill it up, but I live in New Jersey, and gas station attendants pump our gas and they don't know how to not do it.

- Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA

problem #99

Jun 262010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 78,725 miles
My Jeep's gas filler overflows every time I fill the tank with gas. No matter what gas station I go to or if I fill it slowly or fast.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #98

Jun 152010


  • 68,450 miles
Every time I fill my Jeep up with gas it over flows. It does not matter what gas station I go to, or how slowly I fill the tank. Gasoline spills out onto the ground every single time.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

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