pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,300 miles
Total Complaints:
33 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (30 reports)
  2. replace gas tank (3 reports)
2005 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Dec 112020

Liberty Renegade Sport Utility 4D 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


Refilling my gas at Costco one day and suddenly the tank just barfs up a bunch of gasoline on me. I thought it was just the Costco gas pumps since they fill really fast and have a shorter nozzle, but it happened to me again a few weeks later at a different gas station, and this time it happened when the tank was empty when I first started filling.

It actually caused my Jeep's entire electrical system to shut down for a few minutes and had to call my wife an Uber to get her home. It did eventually start working again, I just gotta be careful every time I fill it up.

- cavvon, Glendale, US

problem #32

May 132019

Liberty Limited 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles

It was very bad when the gas overflowed all me and the ground. This is very dangerous. Looks to me like the flap that should be in the neck of the fill spout was never there. I had this happen once before so I have been putting less gas in the tank but I really like to fill the tank and can't as I usually use the lock position that fills the tank without me having to hold the nozzle. Was there ever a recall on this? We bought the car used.

- Sheri L., Lake Havasu, AZ, US

problem #31

Jun 212017

Liberty Sport 2.4L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 195,947 miles

When I fuel up my Liberty it always over flows gas at the end before the pump triggers off.

- Nathaniel C., Canton, US

problem #30

Dec 152015

Liberty 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


It is very frustrating when I pump gas and go as slow as the pump will allow. The gas comes out spewing all over my feet most of the time. Evidently this is a problem as it's in the list. Is there a recall for this or something I have to take care of myself. I didn't realize this site was available or I would have complained about it each time. I took it to the dealer and they didn't know what was wrong, they're suggestion was to hold the gas pump in different ways, sideways, up higher, down lower, out slightly. HELP, I'm tired of getting gas on my car & myself. From now on I will fill this form out whenever I get gas.

- laidbackaz1, Camp Verde, US

problem #29

Jul 182016

Liberty Limited 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

Same problem as everyone else is having. EXTREMELY dangerous as gasoline gushes out of the filler tube when the pump doesn't shut off. I called the Jeep dealership and they asked for the VIN, then said this problem is only covered for certain VIN numbers, but not mine. Unbelievable. They want $115 just to look at it. This isn't just an annoyance, this could KILL SOMEBODY. Coincidentally, there was a recall on the 2005 Dodge Durango for the same problem. I plan on escalating this and spreading the word of how Jeep would rather let someone die than help them out with something that is clearly a known issue. STAY AWAY FROM JEEP PRODUCTS!!!!

- Ron T., Salt Lake City, UT, US

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problem #28

Jan 012015

Liberty Limited 3.2lV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I always have to make sure I am not standing too close to the gas tank when filling up my vehicle due to the back splash of gas that erupts from the gas tank. I hate it and it causes a waste of gas and money. I am always scared of some one passing by flicking a lighted cigarette out of the window and coming near my vehicle after putting gas into my vehicle due to gas run over.

- Michele M., Dumfries, VA, US

problem #27

Jan 012009

Liberty Sport V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


Fuel overflows every time at the gas station when filling up the gas tank.

- Robert M., Riverside, IL, US

problem #26

Dec 302016

Liberty Sport 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,245 miles

Gas flows back out when filling up Jeep. Does not automatically stop when full.

- Adam M., New Wilmington, PA, US

problem #25

Apr 162016

Liberty Renegade 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,695 miles

I have owned this Jeep Liberty for about 2 years (purchased used). Every time the gas tank is filled, gas overflows before the automatic shutoff in the fueling nozzle is activated. Typically about 2 or 3 cups of gasoline sprays out of the fill nozzle and runs down the ide of the vehicle. The only way I have found t prevent this is to try to shut off the fill nozzle before the tank fills.

This is any extremely dangerous problem. I worked 35 years in the refining business, and I know what can happen with this type of spill. I am so concerned about it that I never let my wife or daughters put fuel in this vehicle, and I can guarantee Chrysler that there will be a massive lawsuit if a fire ever results from this problem that THEY ARE FULLY AWARE OF.

- Duane M., Billings, MT, US

problem #24

Apr 012015

Liberty Renegade 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Every time I go to the Gas Pump, the gas overfills and pours out onto the side of the Jeep. This is going to ruin the paint and not to mention it's a fire hazard. Gas gets all over me, all over the side of the Jeep, everywhere. Dealership says it's not a recall..... WHAT!!! Good Thing I don't smoke. All it's going to take is a spark. Not covered under warranty or nothing. WTH!

- munizl, Spelter, WV, US

problem #23

Nov 012011

Liberty V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,201 miles


Bought my 2005 Jeep Liberty from a friend in 2011. For the first couple of months I never had any issues filling up the gas tank. Randomly one day I was sitting in my jeep while my tank was filling up and I started smelling a strong gas smell. I got out and realized the gas had overflowed all over the side of my Jeep and the ground!

I feel like this is a very dangerous issue that could potentially lead to an explosion and/or fire. I did call my friend and he said he never had that issue before he sold it to me. I also contacted my local Jeep dealership and asked them if there was any recalls on the fuel tank for this issue. They told me no and of course said that I could bring it in and they could fix it for a few hundred dollars! Just my opinion but if this malfunction was a result of my driving or the wear and tear and I get that it would be my responsibility, but I think this is on Chrysler and their parts not working properly.

Needless to say, I never got the fuel tank fixed/replaced. After a few attempts of trying to avoid another overflow I calculated the fuel tank holds around 17 gallons. Now I just have to watch the gas pump every time I fill up, such a pain!

- jessleigh20, Acworth, GA, US

problem #22

Aug 302013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

I bought this vehicle used, in 2013 and the problem has been happening the entire time. I am finally tired of getting gas all over me, every time I try to fill the tank. Yes, most days, I try to "guess", but that is bull too, as it never completely fills my tank.

- Melissa W., Belleville, IL, US

problem #21

May 142015

Liberty Sport 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles

This is ridiculous! My wife and I just bought this Jeep a few weeks ago. The previous owner did not make us aware of this problem. The first time it happened, I thought my wife was making it seem worse than what it really is. Then I filled up the tank, only to witness first-hand gas spray everywhere. This is a major issue and could ultimately result in an explosion! The fact that Jeep hasn't issued a recall yet is deplorable and unacceptable for a brand typically held in high-esteem!

- Mike S., Seneca Falls, NY, US

problem #20

Mar 162011

Liberty V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

This has been an issue since I bought the vehicle. No has ever been able to fix it. Every time I start to fill my tank it overflows. I lose approx. 1/2 gallon on the ground every time I put fuel in. It does it when you start to fuel and when the tank is filled. The dealership denies that there's a problem. I told them to take it out and fill it, so they can have gas spray all over them. Then try telling me it's not a problem. This is so frustrating.

- pecce, Londonderry, NH, US

problem #19

Jun 202014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

It happens almost every time I fill up, no matter when I fill up; day, evening, hot or cold weather. As another writer stated, if I slow the flow down to a trickle as I get close to being full, when the pump shuts off there won't be an overflow, but for sure, if I wait until the pump clicks off...gas is everywhere! I have at least a half gallon of gas overflowing!

- Phyllis A., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #18

Mar 062015

Liberty Limited 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,600 miles

Just adding my voice to the others who have expressed their annoyance at this problem. This has been happening for probably 2-3 years on my Jeep. Until I found this site, I thought it was just me. While I'm glad that it's not just me, it's disappointing to see that the problem is widespread and so far, Jeep/Chrysler doesn't seem to be willing to do what it takes to fix the problem. For me, I slow the flow of the pump way down to almost a trickle when I get close to a full tank. It will still overflow most times, but at least it's only a little bit.

I like my Jeep otherwise. Wish Chrysler would admit there is a problem and fix it for us.

- Sean M., Lewes, DE, US

problem #17

Sep 182014

Liberty V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

About 2 years ago my gas tank started overflowing every time I filled up my tank. It has been happening ever since. There is no automatic shut off and the only solution I have found is to "guestimate" how much gas to put in the tank (which obviously results in me never having a completely full tank).

- nowaker, South Elgin, IL, US

problem #16

Mar 062013

Liberty Sport 3.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

Every time I fill the tank I get fuel spray all over the place. It's getting very annoying and if I'm not paying attention, it's going cause a big problem. I also got the safety recall for the hitch. Took it in to the dealer and was told everything was OK. I was under the impression that they are replacing the aftermarket installed units. I think they just didn't want to do it.

- Michael M., Gillette, WY, US

problem #15

Nov 292005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

This costs me money every time I fuel up, So FIX IT FOR ME!!!!

- dawn lucas, Gainesville, GA, US

problem #14

Aug 182014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

I bought my Jeep Liberty this year as a used vehicle. I went to fill it up and was surprised that once the pump clicked, that the gas splashed out of the fuel neck, down the side of my Jeep, onto my pants and my feet. I thought it was a one time deal but is a recurring problem. So now I must stay in contact with the fuel nozzle of my Jeep, and slowly fill up so that I can gauge when it's close to full. What's going on???

- Randy S., Gray, KY, US

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