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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 4 of 17)

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problem #277

Mar 052011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 49,854 miles


When filling with fuel, this Jeep spits fuel back out the filler on you when it gets full. Happens like 95% of the time no matter how slow you fuel it. This will get someone burned sooner or later. Common Jeep problem listed in online forums.

- Wheatland, WY, USA

problem #276

Jan 112012


  • 35,000 miles
Fuel fill spits out fuel every time I fill the tank. It is a dangerous situation due to the volatility of gas.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #275

Feb 282011


  • miles
Gas overflows / spews out when filling up due to bad design of fuel tank vent system.

- Quogue, NY, USA

problem #274

Dec 172011


  • miles


Fuel tank overflows each and every time the vehicle is filled with fuel. I had a 2004 Jeep Wrangler and never had this problem.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #273

Jan 142012


  • 122,000 miles
When filling gas tank, gasoline spews from the filler neck prior to the automatic shut-off on the pump engaging. This has been an issue with this particular vehicle since 2008.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

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problem #272

Jan 062012

Wrangler 4-cyl

  • 85,300 miles
A large amount of fuel violently erupts from tank mouth when filling and overflows onto the vehicle, ground & myself. This occurs at each complete fill-up. This 2005 Jeep Wrangler sporadically trips obd-2 check engine codes for emission evaporative components, in the P0440-P0456 range.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #271

Jan 112012


  • miles


Gas is overflowing when I fuel up. This has happened 5 times already.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #270

Jan 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
When filling the gas tank the pump will not automatically shut off and there is a huge spray of gasoline out of the tank. This happens almost every time, you are forced to listen to the sound of the gas and judge when it is about to spill out in order to prevent it. (note: I no longer own this vehicle, but I am documenting it here since I have heard that it is a common problem.)

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #269

Jan 072012


  • miles
When fueling the vehicle, gasoline overflows and spews out of the gas tank opening. This happens each time the vehicle is fueled and occurs as the tank reaches full. This is an extremely dangerous and unhealthy situation which needs to be addressed by the vehicle manufacturer. I was shocked to find this is a known and widely reported issue, but not yet resolved by Chrysler.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #268

Jan 082012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler tj will spit fuel each time I fill the vehicle (overflow) and it will spill gasoline all over the side of the vehicle and on the ground.

- Plainville, MA, USA

problem #267

Jan 052011


  • 44,000 miles


After filling the fuel tank, the gas pump stops but the gas comes gushing out of the filler tube. This has now happened every time I have filled up my Jeep since the first time it happened in Jan 2011.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #266

Aug 022010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The fuel always spews out of the tank when allowing the automatic shutoff of the gas pump. It happens with every gas station I use. I would estimate about 1 to 2 cups of fuel spill out and onto the ground each time I fill up. I have been informed this is an issue that involves a faulty valve in the Wrangler gas tank. Jeep needs to take ownership of this issue.

- Highland, UT, USA

problem #265

Jan 072012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 41,807 miles
When refueling a significant quantity (estimated at 8 ounces or more) of gasoline is "spit back" or discharged from the fuel filler opening as the tank reaches full. This discharge produces a puddle of gasoline at least 24" in diameter and leaves the exterior and underside of the fender dripping with gasoline and depending on the filler hose configuration may soak the clothing of the person operating the pump. This event occurs every time the vehicle is refueled unless care is taken to stop adding fuel before the tank reaches full capacity. Clearly this creates a very dangerous, environmentally hazardous and potentially life threatening situation!!

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #264

Dec 172010


  • 56,000 miles
When I try to fill my tank using the autofill option on the fuel pump handle, the fuel doesn't shut off when the tank is full and will come splashing out in force. My solution thus far is to be aware of the gallon amount as I fuel the vehicle, then when it gets fairly close, I try to trickle the fuel in so as not to splash too much fuel out on to the ground or my pants and shoes.

- Charleston, AR, USA

problem #263

Dec 282011


  • miles
When filling the fuel tank with gas, the gas pump does not shut off when the tank is full. This causes overflow of gas from the tank. An internet search indicates that this is a common issue with Jeep Wrangler.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #262

Oct 012011


  • 72,000 miles
Fuel spills when gas tank is full every time I fill up the Jeep. My father has this same problem also.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #261

Sep 042010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 52,545 miles
When filing gas tank, gas does not shut off before overfilling and causing a spillage on ground at gas pumps. Always runs out and is damaging paint around filler hole.

- Wadesboro, NC, USA

problem #260

Nov 212011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
When filling the gas tank, the shutoff valve to prevent fuel overflow does not appear to work properly and the result is that fuel overflows from the filler neck and runs all over the vehicle and ground. This happens every time it's filled up regardless of how quickly or slowly I regulate the flow of fuel into the tank.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #259

Oct 082011


  • miles
When filling the gas tank the pump will stop pumping gas but the fuel will splash out of the fill port on my Jeep. There are many youtube vids showing this problem. Gas is expensive so I would like to know why this is happening.

- Mary-D, PA, USA

problem #258

Sep 262011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Whenever the vehicle is filled completely with gas the gas pump will quit pumping fuel but 1/2 - 1 cup of fuel spills out every time after the fuel pump shuts off.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

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