really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,388 miles

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2005 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 15 of 17)

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problem #57

Mar 232010


  • miles


Every time I put gas in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler it overflows, and spills gas all over the Jeep, and the ground.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #56

Mar 222010


  • 42,000 miles
Everything I fill my 05 Jeep Wrangler the gas spews out when the nozzle cuts off. This is something that started a few months ago. Before then was normal when filled. I talked to the Jeep dealer and was informed that there was no recall or anything that can be done.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #55

Mar 202010


  • 18,850 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler - gasoline overflows from filler neck while gas is pumped everytime tank is filled completely. Waste of gas and potential fire hazard.

- Warren, PA, USA

problem #54

Mar 152010

Wrangler 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


Gas tank overflows at the pump, not the first time - has happened many, many times since I purchased the Jeep. Probably 7 out of ten times.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #53

Mar 162010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
There is a problem with my fuel tank, every time I fill up, regardless of the gas station I go to, fuel overflows from my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited onto the pavement. I have tried over 30 different gas stations in 3 different states. I have heard this same complaint from many other Jeep and Chrysler product owners. The constant exposure to fuel is damaging the paint on my fender and I can only imagine it is not good for the pavement. Also, I have to worry about fire every time I fill up.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

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problem #52

Mar 172010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
I bought the Jeep as a certified pre-owned Chrysler. I've only owned the Jeep for a month and noticed gas pumps do not shut off when filling the tank. I've tried multiple pumps, at different gas stations. It happens about 90% of the time. The local dealership said it's not something covered under warranty. Seems like a major safety hazard.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #51

Mar 152010


  • 0 miles


At the end of the pumping of gas, it spews out the fuel line and all over my Jeep and the ground. This seems like a safety and ecological issue. I have tried everything from pumping fast to slow, nozzle right side up to upside down, all the way in and half way out. Nothing stops the problem.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #50

Mar 102010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,500 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited every time I fill up my tank, the nozzle does not turn off and about a quarter of a gallon of fuel spills out.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #49

Jan 102010


  • 57,000 miles
I have a 2005 Jeep tj rubicon, and everytime I fill my gas tank it over flows spilling gas on the Jeep and ground. Took it to the dealer and they said it was a gas tank issue and needs to be replaced and it is not covered under the warranty.

- Pascoag, RI, USA

problem #48

Mar 012010


  • 46,000 miles
1) when filling gas tank with nozzle correctly inserted into fuel tank filler, the gas will overflow out of tank before nozzle shuts off. Gasoline then spills all over the vehicle and on the tarmac. Creating a fire hazard. 2) this occurs 90% of the time I gas up. Every time it leaves a puddle of gas at the station and my vehicle is covered with gas as well. 3) so far I have not performed any service to correct failure.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #47

Mar 012010


  • miles


When refueling, fuel will overflow from the filler neck before the pump will stop. Once the fuel comes out, the pump will then stop. This has happened regularly at different gas stations and results in approximately 0.25 gallon of fuel on the vehicle and ground.

- North Wales, PA, USA

problem #46

Mar 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 21,809 miles
Gas tank overflow: The gas tank will spurt gas out automatically when it is full rather than having the pump click to inform you that it is full.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #45

May 012008

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Fuel surges back out of fill tube while refueling. This happens everytime I refuel no matter what gas station, gas pump, how much fuel is added. About a quart of fuel will burp back out and will splash on the vehicle, ground, and person refueling the Jeep. I took my Jeep to the dealership where they admitted the problem is a faulty check valve located inside of the gas tank. The only repair is to replace the gas tank. I had to pay for the repairs because I'm the second owner of the vehicle which is only 5 years old and has 53,000 miles. This is clearly a manufactures defect and a safety issue that should be looked into and should be considered to be a recall at the manufactures expense.

- Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

problem #44

Mar 022010


  • miles
I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. This vehicle has a fuel overflow spill problem every time I gas it up. As a matter of fact, I have been banned from a local gas station because I constantly spill fuel due to a Jeep defect that does not shut the fuel pump prior to fill. Clearly a safety and environmental problem.

- Washingtonville, NY, USA

problem #43

Feb 272010


  • 0 miles
Every time I fill up the fuel tank it overflows, no matter which station or position of filler nozzle.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #42

Feb 282010


  • 50,000 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited - when fueling my vehicle at a gas station and reaching the "full" level gas spills out onto the vehicle and anything close by because of an inefficient design in the two pressure tubes on the fuel tank. This is a known issue with Jeep Wrangler tj/lj models amongst the jeeping communities but no action has ever been taken to address this by any Agency or company. There are significant numbers of Jeep Wrangler owners reporting this problem but no action has ever been taken because as of yet no resulting loss of life or significant harm has occurred. I have personally experienced this issue at almost every occasion where I had to stop and fuel my vehicle. It has occurred at both older gas stations without spill resistant nozzles and gas stations with the newer spill resistant pressure nozzles. I believe this is due to the design of the Jeep gas tank having one of the two pressure tubes involving an inner tube that extends several inches into the tank to attempt to equalize pressure which actually creates an air imbalance that allows for fuel to surge back up the spout during refueling when the fuel flow into the tank is stopped.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #41

Feb 222010


  • miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler over flows when filling up gas tank.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #40

Feb 222010


  • miles
Purchased a brand new 2005 Jeep Wrangler in November of 2005. Ever since then, when filling the tank up with gas, the gas over flows. There was no accident. There were no modifications. Stock Jeep Wrangler where the gas over flows every single time I fill up. Nothing will correct the issue unless a recall is issued.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #39

Feb 212010


  • 55,000 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler sport spits out a significant amount of gasoline when the tank is being filled up. The amount of fuel is enough to worry me and create a possible fire danger.

- Broomfield , CO, USA

problem #38

Jan 192010


  • 66,000 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler near the end of filling up gas tank about every other time the pump clicks off and the fuel flows out of filler neck and all over Jeep and ground. This happens at any gas station and is hurting pant under gas cap.

- Haysville, KS, USA

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