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 9 of 9)

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problem #11

May 222010

Liberty 4WD

  • 36,452 miles


2006 Jeep Liberty sport fuel overflows out of fuel filler tube when filling gas tank no matter how slowly the tank is filled. The automatic shut-off at service station pumps does not sense the back pressure of the fill tube for these vehicles. This happens every time when refueling vehicle at any service station. Each occurrence causes spillage of fuel (approximately 6-12 ounces) on exterior painted surface of vehicle, on person filling vehicle and onto pavement creating not only cumulative damage to vehicle exterior but fire and environmental hazards as well. Internet research concerning this issue with Jeep vehicles shows this to be a widespread problem across the United States and corrective actions are very rarely addressed by the manufacturer and then only if vehicle is within warranty. Obviously there is a defect in either the vehicle fuel fill tube, fuel tank or both. It appears Chrysler corporation has been aware of this defect for quite some time, but has yet to recall these vehicles for the problem.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #10

Apr 052010


  • 14,000 miles
Gas spills out of tank every time I fill up. Refer to following thread for details and videos. www.jeepforum.com/forum/F9/have-fuel-spill-problems-like-many-us-submit-complaint-force-recall-974337/.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 222010


  • 42,100 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty that spews gas as it gets full. It has shot out as much as 3-4 cups worth at its worst. This happens every time it is a huge safety problem considering the amount of gas that is spilled each time.I have been told that it is a faulty venting mechanism in the gas tank and several others have the same issue on Jeep and Dodge. I made mention of it at the dealership each time I have had it into the dealership. They never even looked into it. They told me that it must be the gas pump I am using. I have had it happen at gas stations in 8 states now. I am sure it is not the gas pumps. Now that it is out of warranty, I am told that they could replace the gas tank at my expense. Since the vehicle is so new and only has 40,000 miles on it that this should be considered their responsibility it is a safety issue though.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #8

Jan 102010


  • 60,100 miles


The gas tank won't shut off when filling gas, and gas spews out everywhere on the ground. There seemed to be no remedy for this except to change the gas tank which I had a dealership do... it works fine now.

- Blandford, MA, USA

problem #7

Feb 082010


  • 35,000 miles
This is an incident - when fueling the gas tank with the nozzle inside the gas tank opening, the fuel gushes out of the opening after the tank is full, spilling gas on the vehicle and on the ground. This is not at one gas pump, it happens at any gas station I go to. This results in a potential fire hazard and damage to the paint on the vehicle. Each gas pump has an automatic vacuum shut off when the gas reaches the nozzle and is supposed to shut off the supply of gas. For some reason, the Jeep Liberty gushes out gas all over the place every time I fuel it. This has been a recurring event and the only reason why I have not reported it is because I did not know that this reporting mechanism was available and I was only putting in a limited amount of gas to prevent the gushing from happening. Is this peculiar to just my vehicle or have others had this experience as well"?"

- Strongsville, OH, USA

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problem #6

Feb 082010


  • 55,000 miles
Gas spews dramatically out of the gas tank when filling. A friend of mine has the same vehicle and his does the same thing. We cannot fill our tanks full, regardless of the filling station. We estimate that 1-2 cups of gasoline spew out onto the side of the Jeep. It spews far enough to saturate clothing of the person filling up the tank. My wife's hairdresser reports the same problem with her 2006 Jeep Liberty.

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 272009

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a used 2006 Jeep Liberty which was purchased in 2008. He stated that when adding gasoline, the fuel pump would not shut-off and the gasoline fuel would overflow from tank. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the "flapper" had failed. There were no repairs made to the vehicle. There were also no recall campaigns for the failure. The failure and current mileages were 75,000. 06/28/10

- Redhook, NY, USA

problem #4

May 102009


  • 59,000 miles
When filling the gas tank pressure builds in the tank and forces the gas back out under pressure creating a spray the covers the person filling the tank, and side of the vehicle. This is caused by a broken / clogged fuel tank vent. This occurs everytime you fill the tank. Trying to fill the tank at a low fill rate doesn't improve the situation.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

problem #3

Jan 032009


  • 11,800 miles
Hello, I bought a 2006 Jeep Cherokee sport in romania kj / LE85 (the Liberty 4X4 Jeep for europe), from casa auto romania: / 7 February 2007. My technical problems with this car, still in warranty (2 years warranty in romania) are: -the esp/bas warning lamp comes on continuously with engine running, the light remains on at speeds greater than 30mps. First, this problem was randomly appearing, but now it appears each time I am driving on highway with speeds greater than 30 miles/H. -2 times my engine lost power for no reason; -the fuel consumption urban: Ca 17 L / 100 km; -the fuel consumption extra urban: Ca 12 / /100 km. My car is for the second time in the service in the last 6 weeks for the same problem " electronic stability control, the primary safety system of this vehicle. First time, after 3 weeks they said they fixed the problem. I brought it back next day with the same problem. My car is still in service. My great problem is that my authorized dealer is unable or don't want to fix these problems, waiting to expire the warranty of my car ? in few days. They don?T want to offer warranty for the pieces they replaced, they say the warranty of this pieces replaced expires with the warranty of the car. I'm afraid this problem is unsolvable for Chrysler llc, and my car is an unsafe car. Also, I want you to help me with the serial number of the components of my car: Wind screen, battery, pistons, ?. I found this links on internet with 2006 Liberty Jeep owners with the same unsolvable problem. jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?T=6836&sid=9F0A35885eee4cb496bf50E84284D105 jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?T=10382 jeephorizons.com/phpbb/"F=8.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 122008


  • miles
2006 Jeep Liberty - gas tank fueling issue. When filling the vehicle with gasoline at the service station the fuel pump will not shut-off and gasoline overflows from tank. Multiple gas stations tried, problem exists at all fuel pumps. Potential personal injury or fire hazard with gasoline overflowing from tank. Jeep chyrsler dealership cannot resolve the problem after 5 visits to dealership. Dealership acknowledges problem and has had Jeep chyrsler engineering has been involved with no resolution to the problem. Potential personal injury or fire hazard with gas overflowing from tank. First reported to Jeep chyrsler in Dec 2008 and problem still exists. Dealer has replaced gas tank 3 times and new gas tanks do not fill properly. Jeep Chrysler indicates that design change has occurred on replacement tanks not compatible with 2006 vehicle. Faulty gasoline tank currently installed on vehicle.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 282008


  • 36,000 miles
There is a slight fuel system leak that allows an air pocket to build in the fuel filter housing. When this air pocket gets drawn into the injector pump, the engine begins running badly, causing immediate loss of power. This has occurred multiple times, the first time the dealer could not duplicate the problem, so there was no point in returning to waste my time after that. I know how to temporarily fix the problem now that I have read so many other owners have experienced the same thing, as noted in the lost internet forum. The latest occurrence happened at 65 mph passing on the freeway, and I nearly caused an accident trying to maneuver off the road when I lost power.

- Willowick, OH, USA

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