really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,310 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 8 of 9)

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problem #38

May 012013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure) and the parts were not available. The contact also mentioned that he had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #37

Jun 152013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V252000 ( fuel system, gasoline, structure) however, the contact was not able to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the required part was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Thomasville, GA, USA

problem #36

Jan 012009

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Gasoline spills out of the vehicle's fuel filler neck upon completion of a full tank refilling. Initially, this seemed to occur intermittently without regard to gas station or particular fuel pump. Now at 114,000 miles, this happens at every fill up.

- Saint Johns, FL, USA

problem #35

Sep 042012


  • 45,280 miles


While filling fuel tank, fuel began to be spit out of the filler neck. Fuel dispenser had clicked and shut off fuel delivery when this occurred. This occurs every time the gas tank is filled. I doesn't matter whether the tank is filled slowly or fast. Since vehicle is out of warranty dealers refuse to do anything about this issue.

- Donna, TX, USA

problem #34

Oct 202012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that whenever refueling, fuel would spew from the filler neck valve. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who advised to dispense 15 gallons of fuel and no more in order to avoid the overflow. In addition, the fuel tank valve sensor was replaced. The failure recurred after the repair was performed. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, who both informed the contact that there was not a remedy to correct the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- New York, NY, USA

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problem #33

May 092013


  • 87,654 miles
When I fuel up my 2005 Jeep Liberty there is no auto stop for gas fill up. If I try to fill tank all the way up the gas will squirt back at me, covering my vehicle, my clothing and my skin, seems very dangerous to drive after covered in gas. Iv only owned the Jeep a few months and this has happened many times, im very afraid to "top off" my tank and therefore my mpg is terrible, seems many people also have this issue, why has this not been a recall, seems to be a manufacture problem, with gas prices these days and all the wasted gas due to this problem its also an expensive issue as well as dangerous.

- Leroy, NY, USA

problem #32

Jun 172013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles


While fueling up and it is full the automatic pump does not shut off till it over flows a little, it does it every time you go the pump. And you lose like a quarter of a gallon of gas out of it.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #31

Apr 202013


  • miles
Car hit me from behind. My check engine light is on says the fuel evaporation system.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #30

Jun 192012


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when refueling, the shut off valve failed and fueling did not cease automatically. As a result, fuel would spew from the filler neck valve. The vehicle was neither repaired nor diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #29

Jun 122013


  • 103,000 miles
On multiple occasions since buying the vehicle from a dealer in 2011, while filling up the gas tank the gas has not automatically shut off at the full point causing gas to flow onto the rear quarter panel, and on my hands and jeans. On multiple occasions I have had my daughter in the vehicle who is still in a car seat and must be picked up and helped in and out of the vehicle. Cannot leave my daughter in the vehicle to wash fuel off my hands, and had to help her with gas on me. This has been reported many times and yet nothing has been done. Before even leaving the parking lot with new vehicle dealer took vehicle and filled up gas tank, I was never notified of overflow issues at the dealership, or when the dealer returned with the vehicle. I now slow the gas pump down to avoid the overflow but it still does it just not to the point of spraying upward towards my face.

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #28

Jun 102013


  • 75,286 miles


The vehicle consistently spills fuel upon filling the tank. Automatic shutoffs at gas stations do not prevent this from happening. It has happened at different gas stations in different states, so I do not believe it is caused by the gas station pumping system. Some spills have been up to 0.5 gallons. In my opinion this presents a severe fire hazard.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #27

Jan 012010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
When filling the gas tank the fuel spews out and does not automatically shut off. This happens at different gas stations and started happening at approximately 50,000 miles.

- Cibolo , TX, USA

problem #26

Apr 062011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
We had this Jeep from day one. When you fill the tank it worked great until about 2 years ago. Now when you fill the thank at the very end of fueling it will kick gas all over the out side of the car and if you are standing near it you will be covered. I have had it looked at and they say it is the tank and that I will need a new gas tank. This is a manufacturer defect and I think it should be replaced by Jeep. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Urbandale, IA, USA

problem #25

Jun 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
When filling the gas tank, the fuel spews out of the tank instead of the pump shutting off. This happens at all filling stations and different types of fueling nozzles. The side of the car and my shoes and pants were covered in gas. The gas station bay was also covered in gas. This is extremely dangerous. Since the fuel pump warns about "re-entering a car" or "using a cell phone" around a gas pump; how dangerous is driving with clothing covered in gas, side of the car covered in gas and how dangerous is leaving a gas puddle at the station? Chrysler apparently is replacing some tanks or putting in an "extension" valve on some cars, but mine is not under their warranty. This is not only a fire hazard, but a health issue as well!

- Elbert, CO, USA

problem #24

Sep 082012


  • 50,000 miles
When filling the gas tank, the automatic pump shutoff does not work causing the gasoline to shoot out and all over the car and myself. This does not happen at just one gas station, but at all of them and has occurred repeatedly since buying the car last August.

- Columbia, IL, USA

problem #23

Mar 052013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 85,677 miles
Whenever I fill up at the gas station, the gas pours out of the filler neck before the pump stops. It happens every time I fill up, no matter what station I go to. I now have to stop short of filling all the way, otherwise the gas spills all over the side of the truck and the fumes get into the inside of the cabin.

- Brookhaven, NY, USA

problem #22

Sep 032012


  • 90,000 miles
Every time I fill the gas tank, if I leave the gas pump auto fill lever on then gas will spew out instead of the gas lever stopping. At first, I thought it was the lever malfunctioning, but after having the same problem recur at different gas stations and pumps, I knew it was my vehicle. I have not had it inspected but have found a similar problem exists with others owning the same vehicle model. This is obviously not safe when gas pours out onto the vehicle, ground, and operator, as well as a malfunction that costs extra money. I have learned not to pump a full tank of gas into the tank and thus avoid the problem, but I am concerned this problem could cause decreased gas mileage or other issues within the fueling system.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #21

Oct 312011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
It started backing fuel out of the filler tube almost everytime as the fuel tank approached a full level. At first it started intermittently but lately, it does every time which results in a fuel spill on the ground, down the side of the vehicle, and on me, if I'm not paying attention. It seems dangerous. The same thing happened on my 07 Chrysler aspen and Chrysler answered the problem with a recall and extended warranty on that item. It has worked perfectly since then. I've talked to the dealer and they don't seem to know the answer...even though it seems likely to me that it is the same problem as the Chrysler (maybe the same system as the Chrysler). If they seemed more positive about the repair, I would pay to have it fixed.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #20

Jan 012013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, fuel spilled out of the filler neck valve. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the fuel tank would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Sunder Land, MA, USA

problem #19

Mar 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The vehicle was being filled with fuel from a standard fuel pump equipped with an automatic shutoff sensor. When the fuel tank became full, the sensor was not triggered, resulting in fuel spraying from the fuel tank, covering the side panel of the vehicle, the ground, as well as the person fueling the vehicle. This issue has been recurring 100% of the time when the vehicle is filled using an automatic shutoff pump. Different gas stations have been used with the same results. This is obviously a safety hazard considering that the person filling the tank and the car are becoming soaked in fuel, and an environmental issue due to the amount of fuel being spilled onto the ground.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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