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 6 of 17)

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problem #237

Nov 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


Upon refilling my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited with gasoline when the gas pump shuts off there is a blow back of roughly 1 quart of gasoline. This happens each and every time I re-fuel and each time it is roughly the same amount of blow back.

- Harrisville, PA, USA

problem #236

Nov 052011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 68,500 miles
Gas tank overflows everytime during fill-up.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #235

Nov 022011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Spit back of fuel when tank is full.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #234

Jan 012007

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles


Every single time I fill my Jeep up with gasoline it spits back at me. I have to stand back while filling the tank and gauge approximately how much gas I am low so I can predict when to slow down the pump, just to soften the amount of gas that is spit back. This only limits the amount that spits back, it does not stop it entirely. Half of the time I end up wet with gasoline.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #233

Apr 012009


  • miles
Every single time I put gas in the Jeep, it overflows. Even if I listen carefully and try to stop it before it is completely full. It sprays gas all over me, the parking lot and the Jeep. This is very dangerous and I'm afraid of a fire.

- Rolesville, NC, USA

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problem #232

Nov 032011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles
When filling up the Jeep with gas this morning, fuel shot out of the Jeep about 3 feet and also ran down the side of the Jeep right when the fuel pump shut off. Had I been standing in front of the fuel tank, I would have been covered in gas to include my face. This is a known problem and Chrysler needs to recall this! this is not only a safety problem, but a hazmat problem as well.

- Coloradooooooo Springs, CO, USA

problem #231

Oct 062010

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


Fuel tank overflows every time I fill up. Gas spills on the ground. It happens at all the gas stations I visit in multiple states, including Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #230

Aug 302008


  • miles
Every time I fill up my gas tank at the pump fuel flies up out of the tank and all over the place. Everytime I fill up I have to clean gas off of my vehicle and the ground.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #229

Sep 292011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
While filling up my 2005 Jeep Wrangler no matter the speed of the gas flow there is a very large amount of gas overflow. This happens every time and at all gas stations I try.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #228

Aug 262011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,934 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler has started spitting fuel out when I fill up. It never did it up until this time. It splashes fuel on the ground and down the side of my vehicle. We also get a strong smell of gas in the vehicle when it happens.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #227

Oct 282011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


My fuel tank overflowed during fuel fill up. This has happened the last 4 or 5 times consistently. I even tried to fill the fuel tank at the slowest speed possible and it still overflowed and came out the filler neck when full.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #226

Jun 222011


  • miles
When fueling the vehicle it overflows. The fuel always overflows before it triggers the pump to stop fueling.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #225

Oct 192011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Every time during refueling the gas spits, or splashes out. This causes a significant amount of gasoline to be spilled on the vehicle and the ground. It is not only a waste, an environmental hazard, but a safety hazard. Please discuss the matter further with Jeep. I am not the only owner with this issue, and far many more owners have yet to report this problem.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #224

Sep 172009


  • 40,000 miles
Whenever I am filling up my Jeep it regularly overflows causing fuel to spill all over myself, vehicle, and ground. It typically spills for a few seconds until the pump shuts off but it is a hassle, fire hazard, and costly. I am aware of many other Jeep Wrangler owners that have this problem.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #223

Sep 012009

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
When refueling, the pump does not shut off before spraying gasoline out of the tank. This occurs whether the pump is running fast or slow and whether the nozzle is all the way in or not.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #222

Oct 012011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
When fueling at gas station the fuel does not cut off and fuel spills back out of the vehicle onto the person fueling and/or the vehicle and ground. There is no warning and the pump does not cut off.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #221

Aug 102011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 10,400 miles
When I fill up the gas tank. The valve in the tank is stuck. So it will not automatically turn off the pump causing me to not know if it is full or not. Since there is no way to know when it is full it spills out if the tank and all over me the body of my car and ground. This is a well known complaint with all Wrangler in this model. Please help fix this.

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

problem #220

Aug 122008

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I do not recall exactly when this issue began. But my 2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited spills fuel every time I fill up the tank. The gas does not shut off when full and over a cup of fuel spills out. The dealer ship claims that they have never heard of such a problem on Jeep older than 2007.

- Eagle Pass, TX, USA

problem #219

Jun 152011


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while refueling the vehicle, fuel started to spew back out from the filler neck valve. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 49,000 and the current mileage was 50,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #218

Sep 152011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 10,500 miles
When filling up at the gas station, gasoline spills out all over the place, runs down the side of the vehicle and spills out onto the ground.

- Prospect Park, PA, USA

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