really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,557 miles

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2005 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 7 of 9)

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problem #54

Feb 012012


  • 113,000 miles


I purchased a 2005 Jeep Liberty from a dealer lot 01-27-2012. Today I filled up the gas tank for the first time and it overflowed on me, got on my jeans legs, jacket, on the ground and on the left rear quarter panel of the Jeep. The dealer filled up the gas tank before it was taken off the lot, and I was not informed of any problem by them. This vehicle Transport my 3-year old in it!!!

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #53

Jan 032012


  • 86,000 miles
I can only pump 50 cents worth of gas at a time into my 2005 Jeep Liberty. The check engine light is on with the evap code. I took my Jeep to my mechanic and he cannot find any blockages or anything bent. He called two different local Jeep dealers and they claim they have never heard of this problem. I do not understand how they have never heard of this when there are multiple forums about this issue. My mechanic is going to continue to research for a solution for this problem.

- Monaca, PA, USA

problem #52

Sep 112011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Hi, I own a 2005 Jeep Liberty for my wife, purchased it with 20K and now with 98K we have a consistent problem with gas pumps not shutting off at any of the stations where I have purchased gas. At first I just assumed it was related to a particular pump, but have found that it overflows no matter where I purchase gas. I have done some research on Liberty owners forums and talked to others who have the same problem. Some have had their tanks replaced, which seems to solve the problem. I believe that this is a serious danger, especially with 3 young kids of ages 7,5,2 and if god forgive something horrible would happen and certainly an environmental issue especially when such efforts are made to even control vapor emissions on modern vehicles. The first time the tank overflowed my wife relates it to me as being scared, surprised and soaked her leg and shoes. When trying to pump gas it just literately just not easy it takes about 10 minutes to pump half a tank manually. The stopping the pump to avoid spilling gas is not suitable long term solution. I'm concerned about the environmental issue, but am more anxious about the safety issue this causes, especially for my wife and kids. It's bad enough driving around with the smell of gas around the Jeep, but I hate to think about other worse scenarios such as a fire or having gas sprayed in someones face. I hope there is a fix for this and believe that it should be covered as part of an emissions and customer safety related service campaign. Please let me know how to get this fixed. Thanks, signed

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #51

Nov 012007


  • 30,000 miles


Fuel overflow issue: While refueling, tank will consistently overflow large amounts of gasoline onto the ground. Problem occurs regardless of gas station used. Problem has occurred consistently for several years. This problem is a safety and environmental issue and should result in a recall before somebody is injured or the environment is further soiled. Internet research indicates that numerous other owners have reported this problem to Chrysler corporation and some may be denied repairs due to expiration of vehicle warranty. Fuel/emissions/safety issues such as this should not be restricted to powertrain warranty and should be warranted for the life of vehicle. Others complaints and description of problem can be found here: www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?T=36166 www.jeepforum.com/forum/F176/have-fuel-spill-problems-like-many-us-submit-complaint-force-recall-974337/.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #50

Aug 012011


  • 47,000 miles
When pumping gas into my car, when it approaches full, gas spills out of the tank. It does not recognize when the car is full with gas, and gas spillage occurs. I contacted Chrysler and brought the vehicle for a diagnosis into a Jeep dealership. The stated that the fuel tank needs replacement which would cost approximately 1600 dollars. They would only cover 50 percent, which I cannot afford, and will not take any other responsibility with helping with this repair.

- Lake Grove , NY, USA

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problem #49

Dec 272011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2005 Jeep Liberty, every time I fill the car up with gas, it spits out at me. Not just a little, it gets on my clothes, runs down my car and quite a bit ends up on the ground. This has been happening for a long time. I thought this was unique to my vehicle, but I have found out a lot Jeep Liberty owners have the same problem I do. When I took my car in to get fixed they said it cost $2100. The people at Chrysler that I have talked to admit they have seen a lot of this and were willing to work with me, but it would still cost me $500. I believe this is extremely unsafe to me and the environment and these vehicle should be recalled because of this problem. This is not just unique to Jeep Liberty, but to other Jeep products.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

problem #48

Oct 012011


  • 90,000 miles


When fueling the vehicle, the vehicle no longer causes the gas nozzle automatic cutoff valve to operate before fuel is overflowing down the side of vehicle and on the ground. Until this fall, the vehicle usually cutoff the nozzle as the tank was full - very full - but prior to overflow. Starting two months ago, the tank always overflows at every pump used. This gasoline spill seems dangerous and is an environmental concern. I have noticed that mine is certainly not the first complaint of this nature, and it seems to be becoming a prevalent concern with this particular vehicle.

- Culloden, WV, USA

problem #47

Sep 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I just had to have my fuel tank replaced because the overflow function did not work when filling the vehicle with gas. The auto-shutoff did not activate causing gas to waterfall out of the tank when the pump did not shut off when filling gas. This is the same problem for which the Jeep Wrangler were just recalled.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #46

Oct 282011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The fuel tank appears to not properly vent whiling refueling which causes the fuel pump to kick off and fuel to be ejected from the tank while refueling. Even when you try to refill the tank very slowly the problem is still present. Some fuel stations don't have pumps that operate at a slow enough flow rate for me to be able to fill the tank. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to fill the 20 gallon tank.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #45

May 042011


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel would spill out from the fuel filler neck and onto himself. The dealer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 79,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Atwater, OH, USA

problem #44

Nov 122011


  • miles


Every single time I fill up my Jeep, it never fails to over fill. The gas pump does not shut off until the gas is coming out and spilling all over my vehicle.

- Moorhead, MN, USA

problem #43

Oct 012010


  • miles
Gas tank overflows while refueling and splashing gasoline all over car, ground and person (if nearby). Huge safety and fire issue. Shutoff doesn't engage and happens both during the filling process or when full. Pulling nozzle out some does not help problem. Ambient temperature doesn't not matter. Live in Colorado with both hot and cold, same issue. Dozens of complaints on this site and on Jeep blogs about this issue. Chrysler needs to fix before someone catches fire or a station blows up. I am sure the gas station owners would be happy to join consumers in getting this dangerous situation fixed for everyone's sake.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

problem #42

Oct 062011


  • 71,000 miles
Every time I go to fill my Jeep up, the gas tank over flows. It shuts off after a second or two, but there is a significant amount of gas that goes on the floor, and all over my car!

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #41

Aug 062011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Each time I go to have gas put in my vehicle (no matter what gas station) or whether the gas is almost full or almost empty. When the gas is being filled it will spit the gas back out unless you fill it very, very, very slow and wait for the gas to settle. It spits it out on the side of the truck and has a very bad fume smell or odor after having gas pumped each time. This should be a safety concern and I do not understand why this has not been a recall via Chrysler-Jeep with all of the complaints I have read online.

- Woodbridge, NJ, USA

problem #40

Aug 012011


  • 102,000 miles
Gas spurts out the filler tube when the vehicle is being filled and it is near full. The automatic pumps do not shut off as they would when the vehicle's tank is full. This happens regardless of whether I am filling with the convenience lock on the handle of the pump or when filling the vehicle squeezing the pump handle myself.

- Greenland, NH, USA

problem #39

Aug 122011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty and every time I fill up my gas tank (no matter what station I am at), it always overflows. I hold the nozzle till the nozzle clicks (indicating the tank is full) and consequently a massive amount of gasoline spills out. It's very embarrassing when other people notice and unsafe for the environment. I have read many other complaints on the internet about this and I have seen youtube videos showing it as well.

- Melville, NY, USA

problem #38

Apr 272011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
When filling my 2005 Jeep Liberty with fuel it spits back almost a quart. I have tried different pumps at different stations and it does this every time. The problem is very harmful to the environment and to me as I breathe in the fumes. There needs to be a recall to protect consumer.

- Huntington Sta, NY, USA

problem #37

May 102011


  • 27,516 miles
The fuel tank on my Liberty spews gas when filling (my warranty has expired). I filed a complaint with Jeep, and their response was they would replace the gas tank if I pay a $500 copay, which to them is a "one time gesture of good will", and to me is unacceptable. There are hundreds of complaints all over the internet on Chrysler vehicles with the same problem, and it's my opinion is there should be a recall and the fuel tanks replaced as a safety precaution - warranty or not. Apparently, Jeep doesn't regard gas flying in your face as their problem, and I'm shocked and appalled they are not required to fix it.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #36

Jan 072010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
When filling up gas tank for 2005 Jeep Liberty renegade, it does not shut off when tank is full, causing gas to gush out.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #35

Aug 012009


  • 37,000 miles
I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty that spews gas when it is refilled. The first incident occurred in 2009 and has progressively gotten worse. The dealership has offered no remedy for this situation.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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