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 3 of 17)

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problem #297

Mar 072012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles


When filling up with gas the fuel gushes out of the gas hole when the pump clicks off.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #296

Nov 152011


  • 60,000 miles
Fuel spills from filler neck while filling up and tank is full. Gas station pump does not turn off. Happens at different gas stations 100% of the time.

- Belton, TX, USA

problem #295

Jan 032012


  • 160,000 miles
When filling the vehicle up with gasoline at a service station an overflow condition occurs where a significant volume of gasoline spews out of the filler neck. The overflow of gasoline is enough to douse the operator performing the fillup, run down the side of the vehicle, and leave a large puddle of gasoline on the ground.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

problem #294

Mar 152010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles


Vehicle consistently spews fuel when filling fuel tank regardless of which gas station I use.

- Merion Station, PA, USA

problem #293

Mar 012011


  • miles
When filling my Jeep at a gas station gas will overflow and splash out of the tank when the pump stops.

- Henrico, VA, USA

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problem #292

Feb 012012


  • miles
As gas tank approaches full while fueling, the fuel spills out of the filler neck at a high rate without warning.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #291

Nov 282011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles


When fulling the vehicle the fuel overflows out of the gas tank spilling the fuel onto the rear of the vehicle and ground. This happens every time the vehicle is fueled and it has happened at different gas stations. It does not matter if the gas handle is on auto Pilot nor manual fueling.

- Inver Grove Heights, MN, USA

problem #290

Feb 192012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas tank over flows every time at fill up.

- Antioch , TN, USA

problem #289

Jan 302012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
When filling up with fuel, the fuel tank system does not automatically shut off until after fuel has spilled out of the fuel tank door and onto the ground.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #288

Feb 072012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 46,200 miles
When filling the car with gasoline, the automatic shut off does not occur and fuel blows out of the Jeep and down on the ground and me if I am close. It appears that a substantial amount of fuel spills. This occurs at all fill ups it is not gas station specific. This can be a danger if it spews on something hot. Also I would think that it's an environmental concern and it stinks. Very frustrating problem!

- Freeland, MD, USA

problem #287

Jul 012010


  • 45,000 miles


When filling the vehicle's fuel tank, fuel splashes out of the tank and covers the side of the Jeep and the ground below. This happens with every fill up.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #286

Dec 202011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 36,122 miles
The automatic fuel shut-off does not work causing fuel tank to be overfilled. I have fuel spillage every time and it doesn't a matter how fast the fuel is pumped.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #285

Feb 082012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 27,400 miles
Pump kicks off every 2/10ths of a gallon while pumping fuel. Happens whether you are at full flow or just letting it trickle.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #284

Dec 082011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Every time that I refill the tank, gas will overflow out of the tank after the pump shuts off. Sometimes the gas will spray out violently, other times the gas will just spill down the side of the Jeep and onto the ground.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #283

Jul 012005

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 50 miles
The design of the fuel tank in the Wrangler unlimited edition made from 2004 to 2006 causes it to hold an air bubble and blow a large amount of gas out of the filler spout when putting fuel in. This happens every time the Jeep is filled up with gas. These spills are an environmental issue as well as a safety issue.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #282

Dec 302011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 21,225 miles
I recently purchased a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Every time I fill gas, when the pump shuts off gasoline comes spraying out of the vehicle's tank and all over the ground. Approximately a cup or more comes out of the Jeep's tank. I think this is a potential fire hazard and should be addressed by the NHTSA as soon as possible before someone is hurt by this defect. A recall for the item should be mandated by the government and Jeep should be forced to fix this problem. I have researched this problem on the internet and it seems pretty widespread.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #281

Dec 192011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas tank spits back out gas as soon as the filling stops. There is enough gas lost to spill down the side of the Jeep and onto the ground. I have used different pumps at the same station and finally went to other stations and the same has happened each time I gas up my vehicle. I just returned from the Jeep dealership and they told me the problem was in the check valve and I would need a costly replacement of the whole tank. I see now that this is a common problem with this gas tank. Losing even a small amount of gas is costly not to mention the potential danger of free gas spilling out. A recall is needed which is not limited to only certain years.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #280

Feb 282005


  • 200 miles
Fuel gushes out of tank during every fill up. Maybe 3-9 fl. Ounces pour out, maybe more. This happens if the pump is set on auto fill, the pump clicks off, but a split-second later fuels comes out foaming. If the pump is manually operated and the lever is eased so that it pumps about half speed or less, it does not gush out. This has happened since I bough the car new, I'm the original owner. I has never not done it on auto fill and it takes skill to avoid it.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #279

Nov 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank, gasoline shoots out the filler neck before the pump shuts off. This happens consistently and at all gas stations tried. My understanding is that this is not an isolated incident and occurs on many Jeep Wrangler vehicles.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #278

Oct 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank, the auto shut off doesn't happen until the tank overflows, this has caused gas to spill out sometimes onto the person filling up the tank. This happens every time at any station I use.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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