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 9 of 9)

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problem #14

Aug 182007


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated while refueling the vehicle, approximately one pint of gasoline began spewing back out from the filler neck onto the contact and the ground. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The contact was able to locate numerous complaints online pertaining to the failure and believed the manufacturer should take the liability for the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The current and failure mileages were 80,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Apr 012010


  • 51,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty fuel tank overflows during full tank fill-up. This has happened at multiple fill-up stations and is almost certainly not a result of any particular pump defect. During a full-tank fill up the auto-shut will engage but only after spilling fuel over the car and onto the ground creating a dangerous situation. The frequency of the issue has been increasing over the last several months. The problem now occurs after almost ever fill-up. Upon further research this is a common problem experienced by many other owners of this make and model.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #12

Apr 022010


  • miles
While filling fuel tank air trapped in the tank does not vent properly resulting in fuel spillage on the vehicle and ground. This happens at every fill

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #11

Mar 012009


  • miles


At least a year ago I verbally notified john elway Jeep-West, now go, that when adding gasoline at the filling station the auto-shut-off did not work and allowed the tank to overflow onto my person, the side of the vehicle and the cement. I was told the gas tank would need to be drained before a determination could be made. I did purchase fuel from three filling stations proving the overflowing was not a result of the equipment pumping gasoline into my vehicle.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #10

Mar 012010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The gas tank on my Jeep 2005 Liberty renegade overflows each time I fill up the car now. This happened the last three times I filled up, even tho we used different brands and gas stations. This is a serious safety hazard as it spills gas all over the person filling and the ground!

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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problem #9

Mar 122010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty. Approx 62,000 miles. Gasoline will overflow from tank when fueling before pump automatically shuts off. The gasoline will overflow at every time the tank is filled to "full", regardless of station location or brand. Most of the time the amount of overflow is estimated at less than a cup, but has been as much as a pint on a few occasions. This did not happen for the first 4 years the vehicle was owned, and then would only happen occasionally. The tank now overflows every time. Since the issue is present regardless of the pump used, the vehicle itself is the likely defective component. I have read many reports of this issue online, but as of yet this issue has not led to a recall. This is a health and safety issue as it is a fire hazard. It is also a hazard for the person pumping the gas as the person has the gasoline spilled or sprayed on them. The spillage will also cause the car to smell of a gasoline odor and fumes are likely present. I must now make sure my 2 month old is not in the vehicle when I refuel as I am worried about him being exposed to the fumes.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #8

Mar 092010


  • 35,000 miles


Gas tank over flows every time I try to put in a full tank of fuel. No matter how slow I fill it will spill over every time.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #7

Jan 252008


  • 30,000 miles
When filling up my 2005 Jeep Liberty the gas over spills. This wasn't always the case but has been happening more frequently over the time of owning the car. I currently don't fill up the vehicle due to this issue because when this happens the car smells of gas.

- South Windsor, CT, USA

problem #6

Feb 102010


  • 57,000 miles
When filling the gas tank on this vehicle, it fills up and then overflows before after the filler shuts off. This spills gasoline out and onto the ground. Potential for fire and it's bad for the environment.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #5

Jan 092010


  • 52,000 miles
Three times when I filled my 2005 Jeep Liberty, the pump shut off and then gas overflowed all down the side of the car and onto my hand and sleeve. I obviously don't fill it anymore, but this is also causing the check engine light to come on so it won't pass inspection. Jeep says they've never heard of this happening even though there are several website forums which talk about this problem and also videos on youtube showing it. My own mechanic said he's heard of this happening with other Chrysler also. Jeep is working with me to cover part of the costs, but there's a series of parts that may have to be replaced and it needs to be retested each time. By the time all is said and done, even my part of the repairs could be substantial. I think this is a serious and dangerous problem and Jeep should issue a recall before somebody is seriously hurt.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 132008

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


Another 2005 Jeep Liberty sport model that started "burping" about a pint of fuel out of the fill when pumping gas and the tank gets to the full level. This vehicle did not do this for the first years of ownership. This happens at any station and during any weather. The only way around this is to guess how much fuel the vehicle is going to need based on the fuel gauge reading and slow the fill process down to a crawl when nearing what you think is nearly full. This is really a safety problem for both personal injury and fire. Unfortunately, with the vehicle out of warranty, the manufacturer will not be doing anything about this unless forced into a recall.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 152010


  • 47,000 miles
When refueling gas tank, fuel spews out of the filler neck, spraying owner and surrounding area regardless of the station or pump used. When tank nears the full status, it does not shut off as it should but builds up pressure and then spews out of the tank. This has occurred 5 times now.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 132008


  • 48,000 miles
2005 Jeep Liberty ltd. - when fueling the vehicle on four (4) occasions now, the gasoline spews out of the fuel tank onto the owner and also down the side of the vehicle. I saw a report where the gas tank needs to be at one-quarter full for inspection and that the fuel tank should be inspected because this is a very dangerous thing to have happen. This owner will contact the dealer (john elway-West, now go dealership) to make an appointment for checking of the gas tank, etc. This vehicle is completely under warranty until 60,000 miles. If you read this and have had this experience, please write to: Thank you.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 222008


  • 47,232 miles
When fueling our 2005 Jeep Liberty limited 2wd the fuel sprays out of the filler neck on the ground and down the side of the vehicle. This has happened at several different gas stations at different times of the day with the fuel being discharged by hand and in the automatic mode on the fueling nozzle. It has happened to me and my wife on at least 4 different locations/instances. The vehicle will be taken to the dealership greenbrier Chrysler Jeep in chesapeake Virginia when the current full fuel tank is at 1/4 tank so it can be inspected. This problem is very dangerous as the first two times it happened the fuel sprayed all the way to the pump not to mention up my arm and on my face.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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