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 1 of 5)

problem #92

May 012016

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. When the fuel tank was filled, the fuel spilled to the ground instead without warning. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 164,000. Updated 06/10/16

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #91

Jun 182014

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Gas tank overflows at fill up. Always at costco and many other stations. Attendants have attempted to pump for me and had same results stating that it is a common problem for Jeep.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #90

Jan 012013

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Whenever I fill the gas tank the gas pump clicks off when the tank is full, but gas surges up the spout and dumps on the ground. This has nothing to do with the type of gas (premium or regular, or ethanol or no ethanol) or the setting on the pump handle (fast or slow). This is a fire, explosion risk as well as an environmental problem. I really don't expect you to do anything until after people are hurt or killed, but when that happens I want to be able to say "you knew about the problem, and didn't care".

- Harwood, MD, USA

problem #89

Jan 042010

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


When the tank is almost full the gas will come spewing out and go all over this happens all the time the nozzle does not shut off it not the station I fill at various stations.

- Grand River, OH, USA

problem #88

Aug 312012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Check engine light come on and gas cap light also come on the auto start will not work & dash light gets real dime also gps light get real dime/ and there is a real strong smell of gas that comes inside the vehicle while going down the road. The vehicle has been to 4 difference Chrysler dealer ship and computer has been replaced sensor have all been replaced gas tank replaced gas cap replaced.this vehicle has been for these problem 11 times and has never been fixed called Chrysler customer service 6 different times all we get is the run around. The dealer ships drive the vehicle and have put 1,500 mile on the vehicle driving it. Need some know to why this can not be fixed.

- Charleston, MO, USA

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problem #87

Jan 042010

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Every time I fuel up, if I leave it filling up automatically, gas spews out when it gets to full and goes everywhere. Even if I am trying to watch the gallons and stop before it gets to full, it still spews everywhere. I thought this was specific to my vehicle, but I've now seen hundreds of reports on the internet regarding the very same issues with this year and model of Jeep, plus many other years and models.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #86

May 102013

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles


2008 Jeep Liberty 4X4 purchased used with 18,000 miles. When re-fueling the pump will shut off automatically and gas will burp out every time. Sometimes it is a lot of gas and very dangerous. I've seen this issue all over the internet. Why isn't something being done about this?

- Bethpage, TN, USA

problem #85

Nov 012012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
When I pump gas the system does not stop, the gas continues to pump once the tank is full. Gas runs down the side of the Jeep and is a huge safety issue. No recall on this issue so I would have to pay myself this needs be investigated.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #84

Nov 102012

Liberty 8-cyl

  • 57,902 miles
Every time I fill up my 2008 Jeep Liberty just as the automatic shutoff engages the gas comes out of the fill pipe and down the side of my vehicle. It does not matter where I fill up this always happens. I was beginning to think I was the only one with this problem but I see there are others. In my opinion I feel that Jeep should check this problem without cost to the owners as a gesture of good public relations. My Jeep was purchased in November 2012 as a pre-owned vehicle from a Jeep dealership.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #83

Jul 012011


  • 31,700 miles
Every time I fill up with gas, the gas spews from the filler neck when the tank is full. This happens whether the nozzle shuts off automatically or if I shut it off manually to try to prevent it from spewing out. This happens no matter which gas station I fill up at, whether it's near home or out of town. I have driven many, many makes of automobiles since 1956 (that's 56 years) and this is the first vehicle that ever gave me this problem.

- Silvis, IL, USA

problem #82

Dec 232011


  • 17,500 miles


Every time I fill my fuel tank the gasoline overflows and spills all over the vehicle and ground. This will happen when I fill automatically or manually.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #81

Mar 262012

Liberty 4WD 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
While putting gas in the tank I have to put it in very slow or it will shut off, then when the gas tank gets close to full gas will gush out. Also some times I smell gas inside the vehicle.

- Trego, WI, USA

problem #80

Feb 012011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
When my wife fills here 2008 Jeep Liberty the fuel pump doesn't shut off and full shots out of the filler. This came on suddenly had it looked at once (non-Jeep dealer) and found nothing. This even happens when the pump is set to the lowest speed. This is dangerous and wasteful!

- Hill, NH, USA

problem #79

Mar 012012

Liberty 4WD

  • 21,000 miles
When filling the vehicle up with gasoline, it spews out of the intake, draining all over the vehicle and the ground of the gas station. Not only is this a waste of a resource and money but it is very dangerous as one spark could ignite the entire gas station killing innocent children and other citizens. This is a very common problem, there are many complaints all over this site and many others. This problem needs to be resolved before people are hurt.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #78

Dec 052011


  • miles
Every time I fill the Liberty up with fuel is overflows and spills out. It does not matter if I pump the fuel fast or slow, it spills out every time. This is an extremely dangerous situation for me, my family and everyone around me when I put fuel in.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #77

Jan 262012

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 28,500 miles
Fuel shoots out of inlet when filling gas tank. During one of the many incidents the fuel shot out about 18 inches from the filler inlet.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #76

Jan 232012

Liberty 4WD

  • 34,000 miles
When filling my Jeep at multiple gas stations I have experienced overflow. It runs down the side of the car and all over the ground. It has happened numerous times at different stations. It seems dangerous and is obviously a waste of money.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #75

Dec 162011

Liberty 4WD

  • 45,000 miles
I purchased a used 2008 Jeep Liberty in may of 2011. Everything was fine until mid-December 2011 while I was filling up the gas tank. The pump shut off automatically but gas spouted out of the fill all over the pump handle and my hand. It's a considerable amount of gas spilling down the side of the vehicle and puddling on the ground. This now happens every time I fill the tank unless I try to cut it off early. This is a safety issue because of the danger of spilled gas and an major inconvenience. I see hundreds of similar complaints online so clearly this is not an isolated problem. I strongly urge NHTSA to investigate this issue and compel Chrysler to correct the problem.

- Southwick, MA, USA

problem #74

Dec 152011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Liberty. While refueling the vehicle the contact noticed that the fuel spilled out of the filler neck. The failure recurred every time the contact would refuel the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Bethel, OH, USA

problem #73

Nov 262011

Liberty 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Safety concern: While filling up my 2008 Jeep Liberty the gas pump shuts off automatically, but a large amount of gas spills out of the filler tube all over the ground, vehicle, and on the person pumping the gas. This occurs every time I fill up. This seems to be a common problem and is very dangerous.

- Pleasant View, UT, USA

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