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 2 of 17)

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problem #317

Nov 122013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 68,200 miles


When I go to fill up when it gets full it spills out of the top all over side of Jeep and ground saw there is others out there having same problem very unsafe. I am second owner Jeep should doing something about this. Please help.

- Conowingo, MD, USA

problem #316

Aug 092013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Vehicle overflows gasoline when filling tank. After nozzle clicks off, several ounces of fuel are expelled through the filler neck, damaging paint and causing a safety hazard.

- Woodland Park, CO, USA

problem #315

Aug 212012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,865 miles
Every time I fill up the gas tank the gas spits out of the filler neck. It does not matter if I go slow or fast. It always happens.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #314

Sep 022013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,296 miles


Each time I fuel my Jeep if I let the gas automatically run it will not click the pump off when the gas tank is full. It continues to run overflowing everywhere.

- Norton, VA, USA

problem #313

Aug 162013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Gas overflows and rushes out when pumping gas when tank becomes full.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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problem #312

Mar 012007

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Fuel spits out of the refuel receptacle every time I fill the tank.

- Savannah , GA, USA

problem #311

Feb 042013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles


When filling up the gas tank on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited, the gas tank over flows and spews gas out down the side of the body and onto the concrete. It leaves a puddle of gasoline about 8 ounces or so.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #310

May 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
When fueling up, nozzle does not shut off and fuel spills out onto me and ground.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #309

May 022013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 85,480 miles
I bought this vehicle used and noticed that when filling the tank it actually splashes fuel out of the fill tube every time the gas station nozzle clicks off when full. I have driven this Jeep from North Carolina to Michigan and used several different styles of nozzles from gas stations in many states. I have attempted to slow the fuel delivery, angle the nozzle differently, stop early and resume filling. The result is always the same. Enough fuel to run down a square foot area on my car and leave a puddle on the ground will always shoot out under pressure. I end up with gas on my car, on me and on the ground. This can not be considered safe for my well being or the environment. I have been told that I need to replace my gas tank, a $1200 repair, to fix the problem.

- Hubbard Lake, MI, USA

problem #308

Jan 302013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
When the gas tank is filled on my 05 Jeep Wrangler unlimited, the pump does not stop properly, spilling gas over the vehicle, the ground, and the individual pumping the gas. This happens every time, regardless of gas station.

- Newport, RI, USA

problem #307

Nov 302012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,260 miles


Fuel tank spill when fueling. Happens every time I fuel this vehicle. Gas spills out of the fill tube when pump shuts off. I think this could be a seriuos fire hazard and environmental disaster.

- Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA

problem #306

Feb 272012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 29,500 miles
On February 18th 2012, I purchased a used 2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon from a Jeep dealership. Every time I've filled up for gas, there is an over spill of about 1/8 of a gallon. This happened on 2/27/12, 2/29/12, 3/15/12, 3/25/12, and 4/23/12. Even when slowing down towards the end of the fill up, it still spills over, just less severe. I took it into the dealer. They performed a fuel system software upgrade on 4/06/12, but that did not correct the problem. This is a huge nuisance (not to mention safety/fire hazard) and from what little research I've done, does not sound like an isolated problem.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #305

Nov 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I had bought a Jeep Wrangler with approx 45000 miles. Right around the 55000 the check engine light came on and then I started having gas blow out of the gas tank during refueling. The Jeep now has 85000 and still has the gas blow back. I had taken it to a Jeep dealer and the mention that it needed a smoke test. I found that I had a major evap leak in the fuel system, I had a mechanic replace the fuel hoses. After the repairs. I still have the fuel blow back. I live in the va beach area, where fuel on the ground causes an environment problem especially when I fuel on Norfolk naval base. I had fuel sprayed on me and also cautioned the wife, who already had it splash on her face. Luckily, did not spray in the eyes. When pumping gas the automatic shutoff does not kick in fast enough before blow back occurs. It happens with out warning. Is there a resolution to this issue with the Jeep Wrangler?

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #304

Apr 012006


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The driver was refueling when fuel was spewed out from the filler neck and onto the driver's leg. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. The mechanic stated the fuel tank would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #303

Apr 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited - there is a back-splash issue when fueling the vehicle, every time! if you do not just stop it early (before it is full) it will splash back every time you fuel, sometimes quite a bit of fuel spilled. I have talked to several other owners of this make and model Jeep and most of them said they have the same problem. I called Chrysler about this and asked if this was an ongoing issue. The representative said they were not aware of the issue. I find that unlikely.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #302

Mar 032008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50,738 miles
When filling gas tank, fuel splashes back out of fill pipe. It doesn't matter how fast or slow the tank is filled, or what position the fill nozzle is placed in the fill opening, it splashes back out of the fill pipe, covering the side of the vehicle, as well as the person filling if standing too close. I see this as a very dangerous situation, as static electricity could easily ignite the fuel in this scenario. I've read on Jeep blogs that the cure is to replace the fuel tank due to a defective valve in the tank at the cost of over $900. But unfortunately the replacement tank is just another defective tank, as there is not an updated unit available, thus setting up another future failure. There is not recall on this, I think there should be. Please keep me advised of any actions taken in this matter. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Wrentham, MA, USA

problem #301

Mar 012010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
When filling gas tank neck repeatedly overflows at cutoff, spilling several ounces of gas on car and ground.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #300

Mar 062012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
When refueling the vehicle, fuel pump never shuts off. This has been a problem with the vehicle now for a long time. The fuel system allows the pump to continue running after the tank is full. It does not matter what gas station I go to. Gasoline always overflows and spills out onto the ground. I was recently refueling my and the vehicle and the pump did not shut off. A substantial amount of gas flowed out onto the ground and something lit the fuel vapors causing a small fire. I was able to put it out with an extinguisher. This could have caused the entire gas station to catch fire/explode and is extremely dangerous...updated 09/12/12 updated 09/12/2012

- Monson, MA, USA

problem #299

Jan 032005


  • 1 miles
Whenever you fill the tank it overfills and ends up on the pavement. No matter how slow or fast you fill it.

- Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #298

Mar 092012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,008 miles
Gasoline spews out of tank when clicking off when full. This can be very dangerous and gets gasoline on my truck and I have had gasoline spewed on me before. It's not fun going to work smelling like a gas station. There are so many complaints on this issue, why isn't the manufacturer required to fix this dangerous problem?

- Louisville, KY, USA

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