definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,902 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 112008

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


2005 Liberty crd diesel fuel heater element is clearly a fire hazard. I see the investigation PE07041 has been closed. This is an error, I have seen on the forums many people with the same problem. Although mine caused a loss of prime so the engine needed to be primed every am upon further investigation I can see how this is clearly a fire hazard that I suspect exists on all of these vehicles and until a problem exists the disaster is just waiting to happen possible causing fires and loss of life. Suggestion-Jeep replace the element with a racor or similar unit that does not pose the fire hazards. I have pics I would gladly send you as evidence. I had to pay for the repair part but issue is of course this is the same unit that had the problem and only one available from Jeep.

- Salem, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 202007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,240 miles
The fuel filter head unit on my 2005 Jeep Liberty crd diesel has a defective design. It is a well documented issue with owners of these vehicles. The fuel heater in the filter head appears to overheat and cause a fuel leak. This causes a dangerous situation to occur as fuel leaks onto wires which are used to power the fuel heater. Once this leak begins, it introduces air into the fuel system which can damage the injector pump or cause a sudden loss of power which may cause a traffic hazard. I have taken pictures of the effected parts. They can be viewed here: This is the burnt connector: I57.photobucket.com/albums/G222/chadhargis/webpics/P1010031.jpg this is after priming the fuel head, you can see the fuel bubbling out: I57.photobucket.com/albums/G222/chadhargis/webpics/P1010032.jpg this the connector on the fuel head. Notice the burnt area inside: I57.photobucket.com/albums/G222/chadhargis/webpics/P1010034.jpg.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 082007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,700 miles
I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty crd. The heating element and plug in the fuel filter assembly in my fuel system is scorched and shows signs of burning. The fuel pre heater comes in contact with air and diesel fuel, and scorching or ignition could cause a vehicle fire. I am concerned that the signs of scorching on my heater element plug shows that diesel fuel and air are leaking onto a potential fire causing electrical component.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #3

Nov 082007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


Fuel filter head unit heater electrical connection leaks causing smoke and possible fire.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #2

Oct 142007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,472 miles
I have a 05 Jeep Liberty crd and the heater element in the fuel filter is leaking fuel from the plug and the plug is burnt up worried about it catching fire like someother crd Liberty have..will be bring it in to the dealer tomorrow Oct 15 2007.

- Winter Park , FL, USA

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problem #1

Sep 132007

Liberty 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Leak from fuel heater electrical connection caused vehicle to stop operating. When the system is primed fuel is sprayed into the engine compartment. I talked to Chrysler and they said this was not covered after 36,000 miles. The electrical connection is burned and damaged.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

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