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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,717 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 102013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 44,243 miles


Gas tank valve seems to be stuck open, every time I fill up gas spills out. If it spills out when pumping, what keeps it from spilling out in a rollover or crash?

- Trophy Club, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 282013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,344 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the fuel tank filler neck and when refueling, the fuel would spill to the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the fuel tank filler neck was replaced however, the failure was not corrected. The fuel continued to spill to the ground as the fuel tank was being filled. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,344 and the approximate current mileage was 76,000. Updated 04/30/13 the dealer ordered a new fuel tank.

- Sandwich , MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 022012

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 154,000 miles
Everytime I fill the gas tank the gas overflow on to the ground after the gas hose shuts off.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Significant fuel spillage while fueling vehicle at the point of gas pump cut-off. Fuel is "burped" out of the fuel filling port on the vehicle onto pump operator's hands, arms, and clothing, in addition to the side of the vehicle and fill nozzle. This happens every time the vehicle is fueled no matter where it is fueled, what speed fuel is pumped and whether or not the nozzle is being hand operated or "automatically" operated. On research, this is an engineering failure known by Chrysler that is due to non-ethanol resistant plastics being used in a check valve contained in the fuel tank assembly, causing the valve to swell and get jammed when fuel containing ethanol is used in the vehicle. I would think that drivers, their vehicles, and the ground being doused with significant quantities of gasoline at every fueling stop would qualify as a safety issue.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 062008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. There was an excessive amount of fuel spillage coming from the fuel tank. The contact stated that the failure occurred whenever he was dispensing fuel into the fuel tank, with a response of fuel spraying out of the tank. The failure continued for a couple of seconds when the fuel tank reached full capacity. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction at this time. The failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 3/17/10 the consumer stated it happened at every fill-up. Fuel will spill on the ground. The fuel dispenser will shut off when the tank is full, but fuel still sprays out. Updated 05/06/10.

- Appleton, WI, USA

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