really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,814 miles

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2006 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2006 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 7 of 9)

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problem #51

Mar 062011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Gas tank overflows when fueling because it doesn't sense when its full. I have to stop fueling before I think its full so this doesn't happen, so I am unable to fill tank completely. Spills all over my clothes, on the ground and down the side of my vehicle. Also I smell an electrical burning smell when I'm driving my vehicle sometimes which is very scary.

- Reynoldsville, PA, USA

problem #50

Aug 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles
Last year around Aug 2011 my key stuck in the key slot couldn't even get it out had after a while figured out if U push the brake all the way in then put in park then sometimes the key would come out started workin after about 2 to 3months later then on Feb 27 12 it started 2 stick again then it wouldn't start we called Chrysler. They told us 2 have it hauled 2 some where 2 have it checked its at lee auto in aurbon Maine they we are now paying 200$ and they have not figured out what it is -Chrysler, gave us a case num [xxx] and they told my husband if it is a faulty part they might help pay for it. Its has only 72000 2 74000 miles on it we had 2 put a new fuel pump in it already in 2011-I think we got the lemon right now I have 2 really on some one 2 give me a ride 2 work oya we all so went through a set of tire 1 year after alignment. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lisbon, ME, USA

problem #49

Feb 012012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
When filling the gas tank, I let the pump shut off by itself. When the pump shuts off, a few ounces of gasoline spill on the ground. This happens consistently.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #48

Apr 152008


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that when refueling, fuel would overflow and spew from the filler neck. The fuel tank could not be filled to capacity and the failure was a frequent occurrence. The dealer was contacted and a claim was filed. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 103,000.

- Goldens Bridge , NY, USA

problem #47

Nov 182011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When filling up the tank at the gas station the tank has overflowed quite a bit of gasoline onto the ground as the pump stops. This has happened on several different occasions at several different filling stations.

- Keene, NH, USA

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problem #46

Feb 012011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When filling fuel tank, gas overflows out the filler tube. It does this know matter how you fill the tank_man. Or auto.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #45

Jan 212012


  • miles


When filling the gas tank, the gas pump clicks like the tank is full then it starts overflowing.

- Daphne, AL, USA

problem #44

Nov 072011

Liberty 4WD

  • 71,000 miles
My Liberty started having fuel spill problems about a month ago. Now, every time I fill the tank, the pump doesn't 'click off' fast enough and there is an overflow (~1/4 gallon) of gasoline. This has happened at every gas station I've tried lately.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #43

Jan 252011


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated when refueling the vehicle, fuel spilled on him and the vehicle. The dealer was notified and stated there were no recalls. The manufacturer also confirmed there were no recalls and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Berlin, PA, USA

problem #42

Aug 272010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
On each fill up, gasoline shoots out of the nozzle receptor. This occurs with the operator holding the handle in or with the latch pushed down to hold the handle down. Approximately a quarter cup of fuel shoots out of the tank upon overfill. I have called several dealers and the dealer insists the tank has been compromised by "ethanol based" fuels. I have never filled up with anything but 87 octane. The dealer wants me to pay $5000 for a new gas tank. This occurs at every gas station and I have tried to fill the tank on the slowest setting. Neither method helps the overfilling. This is not only a safety concern for me, but an environmental hazard.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #41

Dec 012011

Liberty 4WD

  • miles


Gas overflows every time I fill up. I have not caught on fire yet, but I worry for me and my children.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #40

Nov 212011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I purchased a used Jeep in Wisconsin that does not follow NHTSA or epa standards. The Jeep overflows when filling the gas tank and spills gas on the ground at every gas station. This is a common issue with Jeep and needs to be recalled. It often requires replacement of the fuel tank or lines. My car is not under warranty since it was purchased used. I am extremely concerned of fire, pollution and my wife's safety with this hazardous issue.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #39

Oct 012010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Hi, I have owned this Jeep Liberty since 2008 and bought it with 2700 miles on it. The problem I have and many others have is with the filler neck on the fuel tank. It overflows gas every time you fill. Even if I slow it at the approx time the meter says it should be getting full. The internet research shows that the new gas tank assembly from Jeep has a new/fixed safety valve in the filler neck that is supposed to help with a rollover accident but apparently slaps shut when filling causing the gas puke on clothes, shoes, ground, etc. It is not good for the environment, pocket book, or other people at the gas station as spilled gas is a significant safety concern. It is a chronic failure and Jeep should do something. Sell part at loss/severe discount, replace for free would be nice, acknowledge the problem is a big issue and stand up and fix it even though it is not the classic, "this causes accidents and we better do something so we don't get sued" type of safety recall. Thanks in advance for the help.

- Savona, NY, USA

problem #38

Oct 122011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 82,600 miles
After viewing some recommendations online about Jeep Liberty crd vehicle fires I decided to check the component listed as having possible issues on my vehicle. The electrical connection for the fuel heater located on the fuel filter assembly was in fact scorched and soaked through with diesel. A fire has not occurred, however I am seriously concerned that it could and that there is not a mandatory recall on this product. I have left the connection unplugged but winter is coming and I live in an area where that heater is necessary.

- Minden, NV, USA

problem #37

May 022011


  • 35,000 miles
2006 Jeep Liberty gas shut off valve does not engage and gas overflows upon filling up gas tank. Has happened everytime I fill up the gas tank over the past 4 months.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #36

Jul 232011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 43,724 miles
Upon filling gas tank with fuel, the shutoff engages too late, and gasoline pours out down the side of the vehicle onto the ground. This does not matter which gas station is utilized, but happens whenever reaching a full tank, even when care is taken not to engage the spout at its maximum capacity. This is an ongoing issue, since I purchased the car last September, and so the following "approximate incident date" should be - ongoing.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #35

Jun 242011


  • miles
Every time I try to fill the gas tank, it overflows. It doesn't matter what station or pump. If I use the automatic lever on the pump, the gas comes squirting out all over my car, my shoes, and the ground. Even if I don't use the lever, and squeeze the pump handle myself, the pump still does not shut off before overflowing. It is a problem with the car, not the gas pump or the operator.

- Whitehall, PA, USA

problem #34

May 282011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
2006 Jeep Liberty fuel overflow hazard. When refueling our 2006 Jeep Liberty, fuel overflows after fuel pump automatic shutoff is triggered. This overflow now occurs every time vehicle is refueled. No one is attempting to "top off" the fuel tank. The overflow causes a quantity of fuel, that I estimate at two to four cups, to spill on the side of the vehicle and onto the ground. This fuel overflow flaw creates an extreme fire hazard and environmental contamination risk. This flaw occurs in the Wrangler model of Chrysler Jeep products also, where a recall has been issued. The same flaw is occurring in many thousands of Jeep Liberty's as is evident by the huge volume of owner statements posted on many websites. Go Chrysler Jeep in englewood, co quoted a repair cost of $2031 to fix the problem. When the overflow flaw first occurred in my Jeep Liberty, it was an occasional problem that was impossible to predict and without a recall notice, consumers are unaware of this hazard. This flaw creates a safety hazard for the person refueling the vehicle and anyone nearby. The fuel spilled has caused property damage in the form of ruined clothing and shoes, and possibly damage to the vehicle as fuel runs down the side into crevices around the rear wheel and axle. This spilled fuel could reach the hot exhaust pipe and explode. Why would the manufacturer cover this flaw under warranty for one make and model, the Jeep Wrangler, and not cover the identical problem for another make and model, the Jeep Liberty? it's the same problem created by the same manufacturer.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #33

Jan 012010


  • 45,000 miles
Gas tank overflows every time when attempt to fill tank full. Dealer says problem can't be fixed and tank must be replaced. Not covered by warranty and cost is over $1500 to replace. This seems like a safety issue they should take care of.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #32

Oct 052010


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Liberty 4X4. While contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, fuel spewed back out from the filler neck. The contact stated that the failure recurred constantly whenever the fuel tank was filled close to capacity. The contact inspected the vehicle and advised that the fuel tank would need to be replaced because the fuel check valve was defective. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and a complaint was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Glendale, RI, USA

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