pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
59,700 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (11 reports)
  2. replace flapper in fuel line (1 reports)
2005 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 092005

Wrangler Unlimited 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 194 miles


Every time I fill up, the gas tank "burps" gasoline back out of the filler pipe; it gets on the vehicle, on the ground, and sometimes on me. If someone close to the vehicle was smoking, there is a pretty fair chance that the vehicle could catch fire and possibly the person who was filling it up, as well. I would have thought that this was dangerous enough to warrant a recall.

- davidroesch, LaGrange, US

problem #11

Dec 082009

Wrangler Sport 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,240 miles

It doesn't matter what station I fill up at it always spills out on to the ground. This is a huge fire issue.

- Ronald B., Jewett City, US

problem #10

Oct 052007

Wrangler X 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I hate knowing every time I fill my tank I have to get wet with gas. there has been maybe one gas station where it just trickled out when the auto shut off kicked on. Every other gas station sprays me, every time. this is probably a fire hazard, and it seems well documented, tons of MOPAR cars have this issue.

- Sean B., Rochester, US

problem #9

Apr 052008

Wrangler Sport 4.0L 6

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,000 miles


Bought Wrangler used. Has overflowed every time fueling if you let it fill. Must stop before full. If you let it fill gas shoots out down the side of vehicle and on the ground. I'm told by the dealer they fix 07's but not 05's.

- Sam G., Ashford, CT, US

problem #8

Jan 022006

Wrangler Sport 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles

Google this and you'll get hundreds of complaints. I don't understand why this issue hasn't been resolved.

- zxsport30, Lake Charles, US

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problem #7

Jul 312011

Wrangler Sport 4.0L S6

  • Manual transmission
  • 93,000 miles

the automatic shut off while filling up does not work and gas comes gushing out.

gas has been pretty high per gallon and it's a waste to have the gas spill all over the ground.

not only that I am concerned if the gas will do some damage to the paint.

it order to avoid the spillage I have to fill it up really slow and hold my head down to listen for

a gurgling sound ( which doesn't always happen) and slow it down until I think it may be full.

or I sometimes I keep checking my fuel gauge. this a royal pain not to mention dangerous

- Karoljean G., Baltimore, MD, US

problem #6

Jul 062010

Wrangler X 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,890 miles


When we purchased the Jeep new, it didn't do this. The problem started sometime after it was purchased. While fueling, if the nozzle is locked on the tank will overfill and spew gas out the filler and all over. It will eject about a pint of gas I would guess. This happens now every time we fill up. Very dangerous!

- Larry S., malabar, FL, US

problem #5

Jul 272015

Wrangler Unlimited 3.6L I6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,700 miles

Just bought my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and both times I've filled the tank since getting it, fuel has burped up out of the tank by the fuel pump just as the auto shut off engages on the pump itself. Fuel spilled out onto my hands, clothes, the pump and the side of my vehicle.

- Alex E., Gainesville, FL, US

problem #4

May 012008

Wrangler Sport 4.0L 6 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,000 miles

I have not been able to fill my Jeep at the pump for more than 6 1/2 years! I have to estimate my fuel needs, subtract a few gallons and pay inside (to set the automatic stop). All to ensure I don't have the horrible problem of gas overflowing all over my Jeep, the ground around the pump, and me! I am so tired of this problem!!!

I am not able to get gas from stations that are not open for inside prepay. I have fallen several times traversing an ice covered parking lot to prepay, when I could have just paid at the pump if this problem did not exist. As a woman, I am especially vulnerable to being a crime victim, when I am forced to get gas at night and instead of staying in the relative safe vicinity of my vehicle, I must cross darkened parking lots to prepay - All because of gas overflow that happens EVERY time I fill-up at the pump! This is becoming more of a concern, as I am now working as a social work, which requires travel to unsavory areas at all hours.

I do not EVER top off my fuel and only use a grade of fuel as recommended by Jeep.

Please help! I am desperate!!!

- lgornek, Tulsa, OK, US

problem #3

Feb 202012

Wrangler Unlimited 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

What the h@&:: I can't fill up due to overflow all over the Jeep and me

- chetb, Vassalboro, ME, US

problem #2

Nov 052013

Wrangler Sport 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,690 miles

When filling my Jeep gas spits all over the side and on ground of my Jeep.

- Mike C., Conowingo, MD, US

problem #1

Feb 052013

Wrangler TL 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,120 miles

Fuel blow back started about 4 months ago. Every fill up ends the same way....gas blowing back after auto shut off

- P S., Wilmington, NC, US

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