really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,783 miles

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2008 Jeep Liberty fuel system problems

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2008 Jeep Liberty Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #72

Dec 012010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • miles


The gastank overflows and spits out a considerable amount of gasoline every time you get gas! it is a hazard and a safety issue. I have contacted Chrysler Jeep for a year now and they refuse to assist in correcting the problem. I have attempted to get the gastank repaired and it still will not work properly. From my research there are many of these complaints online about this same issue. I can't believe Jeep has not issued a recall on these vehicles. I am worried everyday about the safety of me and my family. I'm not willing to take any more chances with gas all over the truck every time I drive, and how can I go about selling a car to someone with this problem. I am not sure where to go next. I hope you can help in this matter.

- South Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #71

Nov 252011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 48,360 miles
While filling with fuel, when almost full, fuel would gush out of the filler. This happened repeatedly.

- Montgomery, TX, USA

problem #70

Aug 152011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Gas tank overflows after it is filled. Jeep service told me it is caused by a cut-off valve defect no longer covered by warranty and that the repair costs $750 and involves replacing the entire fuel tank. I see from the internet that this problem is common to this vehicle. Have you previously been made aware of it and is it the subject of a recall? it is obviously a very dangerous situation as the gas literally spews out of the vehicle.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #69

Dec 052011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Large amount of fuel violently splashes out of fuel fill tube every time the vehicle is filled up. Fuel splashes all over the side of the vehicle and the person filling it. This is a dangerous malfunction of the fuel system.

- Pawcatuck, CT, USA

problem #68

Nov 152010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 20,310 miles
During refueling at service station fuel spills from tank filler after the automatic fuel filler shutoff valve turns off (about a cup of fuel burps out). Extreme fire hazard! problem has gone from once in a number of fills to every time!

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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problem #67

Sep 152011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
While filling up my 2008 Jeep Liberty the gas pump shuts off automatically as it should have but, a large amount of gas spills out of the gas tank fill tube all over the ground, vehicle, and on the person pumping the gas when holding the nozzle grip manually. This occurs every time I fill up and occurs even when manually holding the fuel pump nozzle. I filed a complaint through mycarstats.com but noticed that the reports on this issue have started to increases quite a bit since my report a few months ago. The complaints are spread throughout many complaint forums on the internet. This seems to be a huge problem across the board and is a very dangerous issue since it is dealing with a highly combustible substance. Many have taken this up with various dealerships and have gotten nowhere. This is where the government needs to step in and get this issue on the recall list for Jeep Liberty's and Wrangler's.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #66

Dec 092011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


After over 3 years of no problems when fueling our Liberty, we began to have gas spew out at every fill-up. The pump does not shut off when the tank is full, and gas comes back out forcefully enough to hit the person pumping the gasoline.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #65

May 052011


  • miles
We purchased a 2008 Jeep Liberty used from a toledo dealership in April of 2011. The fuel auto shut-off does not work at all, and every time we top off the tank fuel ends up "burping" all over the side of the vehicle, onto the ground, and in some cases onto the person fueling the vehicle. Even the salesperson complained that she got fuel on her when we asked her to top it off before we drove it off the lot. This seems to be the exact same issue that we had with our 2007 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. However, there was a safety recall for that and a new fuel tank and neck had to be installed that fixed the problem. It seems to me that there should be a safety recall on the 2008 Jeep Liberty to fix what seems to be an identical problem that was recalled and remediated. Every time I've contacted the original and local dealerships regarding the issue I've been told that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle.

- Walled Lake, MI, USA

problem #64

Dec 212011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
My 2008 Jeep Liberty has overflowed fuel when filling the tank 3 out of the 6 times I have filled it since purchased on 11/28. It has happened at several different gas stations. When the pump kicks off there is between 2-8 ounces of fuel that spits back around the handle with a fair amount of pressure. The area underneath the filler cap is soaked and a large puddle forms on the ground. I am concerned that at some point a fire may result. I also feel I must wash the car after every incident because I worry about the gas causing a paint defect.

- Rego Park , NY, USA

problem #63

Nov 012011


  • 50,000 miles
When filling up at a gas station, the gas tank over flows before the pump stops. I originally thought it was a broken pump, however, I have now filled up over 4 times at 4 different gas stations and the problem continues to happen. This most recent time I have lost around 1/2 gallon of gas on the ground. I am also concerned with the effect of the gas on my paint/car body.

- Barrington, IL, USA

problem #62

Oct 042011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


When filling gas tank it splashes out and get all over the Jeep and the person filling the tank.

- Titusville, PA, USA

problem #61

Oct 192011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel would spill back out from the filler neck. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. Updated 01/24/12 the consumer stated when he filled the vehicle up with gas, it splashed back out. The dealer replaced the fuel fill tube. Updated 01/25/12

- Titusville, PA, USA

problem #60

Oct 082010


  • 40,000 miles
When filling gas tank with fuel, fuel spills out of the filler tube splashing on the side of the vehicle, the person pumping the fuel, and onto the ground. There is an obvious defect internal relating to the filler valve or fuel tank. This is extremely dangerous and should be evaluated as a safety recall.

- New Baltimore, MI, USA

problem #59

Jun 032011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Every time I fill up my Jeep the pump will shut off when the tank is full and I remove the pump and gas will bubble out of the tank and runs down the side of the vehicle.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #58

Oct 192011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
The last 3 times I have filled the gas tank on my vehicle, gas has overflowed onto the ground. After the 2nd time, the check engine light came on. I brought it to the dealership and was advised the code read that the filler neck was faulty and needed to be replaced. I advised them that I had an issue with gas overflowing onto the ground when filling up and was advised it "may" be fixed by the new filler neck since there is a sensor in there. I had the filler neck replaced. I filled the Jeep again today, roughly a week after having the filler neck replaced, and again gas overflowed and leaked down the side of my Jeep and onto the ground. Up until this point, when filling my Jeep, the gas pump would click off when the tank was full. I have gone to three different gas stations so it is not a problem with the pump at the station.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #57

Sep 072011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
Every time I fill the gas tank, fuel gushes out of the filler neck onto the side of the vehicle and onto the ground. Most times, the automatic fuel shutoff a the gas pump.... at various stations... does not stop the flow. At other times, fuel gushes out even if the pump shuts off. I have tried slowing the rate fuel goes into the tank. Sometimes this works. Other times, it doesn't. the only way to avoid this potentially dangerous situation is to try to calculate how much fuel it will take to fill the vehicle and then stop the flow myself a couple of gallons early. There is a Jeep tsb out on this problem. And there have been numerous complaints. The fuel spillage issue is dangerous and should be a recall item.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #56

Sep 052011


  • 42,000 miles
I bought my Jeep in June with just over 36000 miles. It was previously a rental vehicle. Everything was fine until about September when I filled gas and the pump clicked off and gas came out all over at about 42,000 miles. I thought it was the gas pump, but then I went to other stations and it happened every time. I was going to bring it in to have it looked at but I see other people have the same problem. It is very irritating to have it happen every time! please have a recall!

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #55

Nov 152011

Liberty 4WD

  • 36,000 miles
A significant amount of gas spills out of the fuel tank opening after the automatic shut-off of the pumps gas flow. This occurs almost every time I fill up. I now have to only allow the tank to fill up 3/4 full to avoid spills.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #54

Sep 262011


  • 44,500 miles
A significant amount of gas spills out of the spout after the automatic shut-off of the pump's gas flow. Gas spills down the vehicle, onto the ground and onto the person pumping gas.

- Oakland, IL, USA

problem #53

Sep 052011

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,521 miles
After filling the vehicle with fuel a significant amount of gas spits back out of the filler tube. This is not from topping off as it happens when the pump handle automatically shuts off. Also has happened at multiple gas stations. Very hazardous and dangerous.

- Butler, PA, USA

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