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 8 of 9)

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problem #34

Sep 182010


  • 42,000 miles


My 2005 Jeep Liberty spews gas after filling up every time. Estimate was $1800 to replace the fuel tank assembly.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #33

Dec 012009


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, gasoline would spew back out and onto the ground. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted in regards to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- New Hope , AL, USA

problem #32

Apr 032011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 109,114 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that whenever she refueled the fuel tank, gasoline fuel would spew back from the tank. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the failure. The current and failure mileage was 109,114. Updated 05/12/11 updated 06/17/11 updated 06/30/11

- Sherman-Dale, PA, USA

problem #31

Mar 232011


  • 82,000 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.

- De Graff, OH, USA

problem #30

Mar 202011


  • 125,000 miles
Whenever I fill up my Jeep the fuel overflows onto the Jeep and on the ground. It has done this for about two years (or more).

- Perry, IA, USA

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problem #29

Apr 282006

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
As a single mother of baby twins, I am both completely freaked out as well as gratefully relieved to have found this site. The complaints read like a checklist of past issues and god willing, preventable future issues. The gas tank cannot be "topped off"... all things considered, this was a seemingly acceptable issue. The engine light coming on accompanied by totally unexplained stalling every so often became a problem which would cease just as randomly as it occurred. Finally (when pregnant and nervous) I brought it in after one too many times. Apparently this Jeep model/year is weather sensitive. Rain seemed to be the catalyst, but I refuse to put one of those anal person car covers on becoming a slave to the weatherchannel. Mechanic changed temperamental sensor which, so far, seems to be managed. The A/C fan only works at 3 and up, which is too much hot/cold for even the most anemic after more than five minutes. Back to the weather, winter causes front struts to creak and moan like a geriatric beast. Once again, this is annoying but seemingly innocuous. Four wheel drive shift only works in part time hi (or low, don't recall), which is disappointing though again, not life threatening. The combination of these defects simply feels as if it was built with indifference to the consumer. Now that I have two priceless passengers, I refuse to wait for the cv joints to disengage before demanding all repairs be made and double checked by my implicitly trusted mechanic (ironically also a twin). In closing, thank you to all who contributed their stories and enlightening me to caution regarding the dangerous flaws as well as commiserating our shared frustration with the problems, like the window track disengaging, which combined are one big expensive potentiality dangerous headache.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #28

Mar 112011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


Once again, gas shooting out of my 2005 Jeep Liberty fill instead of the pump shutting off when the tank is full. No it's not "operator error" or "bad fuel" or anything else other than poor design. It happens every time I attempt to fill the vehicle at any pump at any station. This defect has been reported again and again to the NHTSA by many people and they still refuse to do anything to force Chrysler to fix these vehicles. Chrysler refuses to acknowledge any design problem. (and cigarettes are not harmful either).

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #27

Jan 012011


  • 57,000 miles
When I fill the car with gas, gas spurts out of the pump after it shuts off. This is a serious safety issue and it appears that Jeep is aware of the problem but has refused to do a recall for the fix. I was told by the dealer that the only way to fix it was to replace the entire gas tank at a cost of over $1,200

- Dexter, MI, USA

problem #26

Mar 102011


  • miles
After filling the car with gas there are strong fuel odors inside the cabin. This happens each time the car is refueled.

- Montvale, NJ, USA

problem #25

Feb 182011


  • 75,000 miles
Several months ago, gas started violently splashing back out of the gas tank at the end of every fill-up. I investigated and found this is a well-known and well-documented with a faulty inlet tube check valve. I don't try to overly top off the tank or anything like that. This is not a user issue. See www.autoobserver.com/2011/02/Chrysler-fuel-spit-back-complaints-rise.html. they call it fuel spit-back. The problem is my make/model isn't one of the ones Chrysler has agreed to start helping with, even though it's obviously the same issue. It's very dangerous. Gas is spilling and sometimes spraying outside the car at the end of every single fill-up now.

- Roeland Park, KS, USA

problem #24

Feb 012011


  • 15,000 miles


While refueling, gasoline will splash from the filler neck at the time the pump shuts off. This happens each time we refuel, and we refuel at many different locations. I have attempted to slow down the pump as the last gallon goes in, and even this has not consistently been successful. I would estimate the amount spilled to be an ounce.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #23

Feb 112011


  • miles
Every time I pump fuel, when it reaches capacity it sprays out all over the place.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #22

Feb 102011


  • 91,000 miles
I just bought a 2005 Jeep Liberty limited with 90K miles. My last two fillups at different pumps resulted in the pump shutting off but gas spilling down the side of the vehicle. Once was with the autopump lever engaged and once was while holding the pump lever manually. There are so many complaints about this that there needs to be a recall to protect consumers from exposure and protect the environment. Consider the amount of vehicles with this problem dumping gas on the ground on a daily basis. It could be a staggering amount of gas.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #21

Dec 102010


  • 38,990 miles
Beginning in November, 2010, each time I put gas into my 2005 Jeep Liberty, the pump did not stop in time and gas spilled out all over the car, on the ground, and on me. As of today, December 10, 2010, is has now happened 6 times at 6 different pumps at multiple gas stations indicating there is something wrong with the car. This problem is very harmful to the environment creating toxic runoff and is harmful to me as I breathe in the fumes.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #20

Nov 282010


  • 40,000 miles
Fuel spill everytime when fill my Jeep Liberty.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #19

Oct 152010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 29,400 miles
My 2005 Jeep Liberty limited 4WD overflows its fuel tank every time it is refueled. The vehicle has less than 30,000 miles on it, and this problem has appeared consistently each of the last 5 times I have refueled. The fuel will continue to fill and then overflow the tank unless manually stopped. The problem occurs regardless of where the fueling occurs; any fuel pump causes the problem. The problem must lie in the fuel tank system of the vehicle itself.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #18

Sep 072010


  • 70,000 miles
Gas tank overfills and spills gasoline on every fillup, started occurring at under 70K miles.

- Brighton, MA, USA

problem #17

Apr 102010


  • 55,000 miles
Every time I put fuel in my car, the automatic shut off does not engage. I splash gas all over my car and it drips to the ground. If I am not super careful, I also end up with gas on me and I have the smell of fuel on me. I must stand closely to my car, and I must listen to the fuel and guess when to stop pumping. I worries me everytime I fuel my car.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #16

Aug 072010


  • 30,000 miles
While refueling gas will overflow the filler tube, splashing anywhere from a pint to a quart of fuel onto the ground. This happens on every fill up. The only way to prevent it is to guess when the fuel tank is nearly full and listen for the fuel to approach the top of the filler tube with the fuel flow from the pump as slow as possible. The other alternative is to not fill the tank to full, guessing about where the fuel level is by putting your ear close to the filler hole. In either case there is still danger of spilling fuel onto the ground and on the vehicle itself. The other side effect are high levels of fuel vapor smell inside the vehicle itself. This smell persists for quite some time even with the windows in the down position. This happens every fill up and has been happening for about two years. Doesn't matter which gas station I go to.

- Whitinsville, MA, USA

problem #15

Aug 012010


  • 51,200 miles
When refueling, the pump routinely doesn't shut off until gas has overflowed the tank onto the ground and who ever is pumping the gas. This happens at any gas station.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

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