really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,703 miles

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2005 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #11

Jun 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles


I am experiencing fuel spit-back during every refueling of my vehicle. I purchased a replacement tank and the problem has again occurred on the replacement fuel tank. I am considering a class action lawsuit against Chrysler to fix this problem with 2005-2006 Jeep Wrangler as well as the 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler. I know a recall for this same issue is in effect for the 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler. Here is a link to an edmonds article: www.autoobserver.com/2011/02/Chrysler-replaces-some-fuel-tanks-for-gas-spit-back.html here is a link to a Jeep forum with numerous complaints for the same issue and it is not isolated to the 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler: www.wranglerforum.com/F19/overflow-at-the-gas-pump-46693-2.html.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 302011


  • 30,000 miles
When fueling the Jeep the gas overflows. Even though we are very careful it is impossible to gas up the car and not have gas all over your hands and the ground. The gas drips down the side of the car and is a serious safety concern. We have tried different pumps and different angles to no avail. It is not human error as we have other vehicles that we never have a problem at the same pumps with any other car.

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #9

Jul 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 19,800 miles
When refueling and filling up gas tank, the automatic gas pump nozzle does not shut-off in time resulting in gas overflow/spilling. Typically a few cups of gas will spill out before nozzle shuts off the gas flow. Have tried filling at different gas stations, with different pumps, and positioning nozzle in different positions but result is the same and gas overflows. Only way to prevent is to guess how much gas is needed -- then stop pump before tank is full -- then fill remainder of tank with pump on slowest setting.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #8

Jul 302010


  • 70,000 miles


Gas tank overflows everytime I fill up. Doesn't matter what gas station I go to, the gas always spits out of the tank and all over the side of the car before the pump stops. Something is wrong with the tank or an internal check valve which should prevent this. I can never fill the gas tank up full because of this issue. The only fix I have found through research is a brand new gas tank, which is ridiculous.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #7

Sep 142010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Approximately 1 year after purchasing my used 2005 Wrangler, gas started to overflow from the filler tube upon fueling. The first time this occurred, I thought it was a defective pump shut-off at the station until it happened the next time and the next and so on. I have been dealing with this for at least 2 years with no resolve. A good amount of gas will spill out of the tank once the tank has reached capacity, spraying gas all over the vehicle and the ground. This can be minimized by slowing the flow from the nozzle, but there is no way to tell when the tank is going to be full or not. This is not only a safety issue as there is now a volatile substance on the ground, but an environmental issue as there is now gasoline that could easily enter the ground water. It is unacceptable that Chrysler is aware of this problem, has admitted that it affects other model years yet refuses to accept further responsibility.

- Providence, RI, USA

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problem #6

Feb 022009


  • 50,000 miles
When filling up the Jeep with gasoline, gas pumps will not click off, and the fuel tank overfills, but sprays out with great force soaking the individual pumping gasoline.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 152011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 19,562 miles


Filled up fuel tank, when it got to the top it didn't shut off without spilling out. Now it does it all the time.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 012010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
When refueling the vehicle, the automatic shutoff does not engage from the vehicle itself properly, causing fuel to continue to flow and out and all over the side of the vehicle. It also sprays out and on the operator fueling the vehicle. There is a technical service bulletin from Jeep about the issue, but action has not been taken by the manufacturer. I request this be repaired under warranty. Material safety data sheets classify gasoline as a hazardous material, known to cause health defects when in contact with skin, and environmental impacts when improperly contained.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Our 2005 Jeep Wrangler has been overflowing when filling up the gas tank for two months now. There is no warning and the gas spews out of the nozzle/tank. The gas often gets all over my shoes, hands and pants. We are not ignoring the shut off click, since this problem began there hasn't been one. For our own safety we wait until the gas light is on to get gas and then estimate how much gas we need in order to stay gas free. We have researched the problem and it seems to be a common problem with Jeep and Chrysler vehicles involving the inlet check valve, yet they have done nothing.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #2

May 172011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Every-time I fill up my gas tank it overflows and spills out violently.

- East Marion, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 032012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
Recently purchased the Wrangler used. Fuel spill every time you fill the gas tank. When the fuel pump clicks off fuel shoots out the fill spout.

- Jackson, MI, USA

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