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 5 of 17)

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problem #257

Sep 142011


  • 26,000 miles


When I was at a gas station that didn't have a fuel vapor recovery system on the fuel pump handle, fuel would spit back out when the fuel tank got full, getting fuel on the pump handle and down the side of the Jeep.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #256

Jun 232009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Every time I fill my 2005 Jeep Wrangler, the full hose will not shut off and gas shoots out all over the fender and the ground. This happens at all gas stations and it doesn't matter whether I use the auto shut off or hold the nozzle, the gas still shoots out creating a safety and environmental hazard.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #255

Dec 012007


  • 10,000 miles
When filling the vehicle with gasoline it will not stop the pump and begin to overflow.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #254

Dec 112011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 66,900 miles


Fueling stopper assembly does not trigger gas station pump nozzle to stop dispensing fuel on time. The result is spilled fuel every time due to fuel over flow from fuel tank when ever a fuel fill up is attempted. This happens 100% of the time.

- Pine Brook , NJ, USA

problem #253

Nov 032011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Incident mileage on my report is due to buying the vehicle used, but has most likely occurred since date of original purchase. Due to an bad check valve in the fuel tank, overfilling occurs at almost every fill-up, creating both environmental concerns and potential hazardous conditions.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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problem #252

Oct 212011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
When trying to put gas into tank the gas overflows out the fill tube.

- Storrs, CT, USA

problem #251

Oct 142011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Every time you fill the fuel tank, fuel spill's out on the side of the vehicle and on the ground causing a very dangerous fire probability.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #250

Oct 102011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
When filling up gas tank, gas will spill out for fill spout before the gas nossel shuts off.

- Moline, IL, USA

problem #249

Nov 162011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
Gas spills out whenever I fuel-up.

- Mount Wolf, PA, USA

problem #248

Aug 042010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,675 miles
Fuel overflows and spills all over the exterior, ground and sometimes my shoes every time I fill my gas tank. I know this is an extremely common issue, and am hoping for a recall. Thanks!!!

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #247

Sep 162011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


When I fill my 05 Wrangler it overflows before pump shuts off, this happens everytime I fill up.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #246

Oct 152008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Gas tank spills every time I fill it up. Squirts out and onto my clothes, ground, paint job and fender. Me and many others are having this problem. Recall!!!!

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #245

Nov 172011


  • 62,444 miles
Gas over flows and soaked my pants.

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #244

Nov 252011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 20,800 miles
I bought my 05 Jeep lj Wrangler unlimited with 20,600 miles and the 1st time I filled it at 20,800 and every single time it whether I have the handle set to automatic shutoff or hand pump it slow or fast doesn't matter what gas station it spews gas all over before stopping today at 31K miles I've had it slew so bad I got soaked from the waist down having my legs feel a burning sensation along with my feet due to being soaked in gas!!!!!!!!!! I want a recall I looked online most Wrangler owners complain of this issue this isn't a sole complaint as far as im aware why hasn't it been recalled??

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #243

Nov 152010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Everytime I fill up my vehicle the nozzle doesn't kick off, gas pours out the filler neck, gas is expensive these days to just pour it on the ground and bad for the environment, I try to not let it happen but still it does, I feel that Jeep should bring out a recall on this. I cant fill my vehicle up all the way as I like to be able to. The fender flare is discolored because of the gas spilling out on to it and then I have to go and get the gas off my hands and shoes when I shouldn't have to. I know there are more problems other than mine as you can go to www.jeepforum.com/forum/F176/have-fuel-spill-problems-like-many-us-submit-complaint-force-recall-974337/ and see many on there has had this problem aswell and have videos of this happening. Im just afraid that static electricity my spark on it at the time this happens and causes a big mess. Please help me and others make Jeep send out a recall on this. My vehicle is completely stock no modifications has been done to it to alter the way gas goes into the tank. Thank you for your time.

- Elkhorn City, KY, USA

problem #242

Dec 152010


  • miles
Fuels sprays out of the fill point when filling at a gas station. I have had it spray into the air and into my mouth and close to my eyes. I have the nozzle in the hole and on auto stop and when it is full, the pump stops the fueling after the fuel come squirting out. This is a known problem and I am sick and dang tired of getting fuel all over my hands, face and clothing!

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #241

Nov 092011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Fuel tank overflows at every fill up regardless of the gas station.

- Sandwich, MA, USA

problem #240

Jun 152010


  • 50,000 miles
When fueling vehicle gas splashes out of fuel filler intake. This happens on just about every fill up. It doesn't appear to make any difference if you fill up slowly or at normal fill speed. Gasoline spilling on the side of the vehicle and spilling onto the ground can't be a safe thing.

- Oakland, OR, USA

problem #239

Sep 222009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
When filling the gas tank on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler, I get a back splash of gas more often than not. I've taken the precaution of slowing the pump down when close to full, but still spill gas. When I spoke to Chrysler about another issue, I mentioned the overflow issue. I was told to have the "fuel tank inlet check valve" looked at the next time I was at the dealership.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #238

Nov 092011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Every time I fill up my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited the tank will overflow. It doesn't matter if I let the auto stop click to stop the gas or if I slow down when I know it is getting full, the gas will overflow and leak everywhere. It's a decent size puddle too, not just a couple drips.

- Batavia, NY, USA

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