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

fuel system problem

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 7 of 17)

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problem #217

Aug 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


Fuel overflows from filler neck everytime purchasing fuel regardless of fuel station. This is a substantial quantity of fuel that represents a fire and environmental hazard. Fuel splashed out and got on my 3.5 year old daughter even though she was standing at what was considered to be a safe distance. It is not uncommon for fuel to shoot out close to 3 feet. When you think the tank is almost full even when slowing down the pump fuel will still splash out.

- Granby, MO, USA

problem #216

Jan 012005

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 1 miles
During each fuel fill up with my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited when the tank reaches almost full, there is a back splash that occurs. Fuel is forced out of the fuel tank and spill over the side of the vehicle and on the ground around the vehicle.

- Crowley, TX, USA

problem #215

Aug 312011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 53,300 miles
Fuel spurts out of filler upon each fill up prior to pump kicking off. It comes out with enough force to get onto clothing, etc. This is an obvious safety hazard.

- Scott Depot, WV, USA

problem #214

Aug 182011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles


The gas tank overflows and spits back gas everytime I refill the Jeep's fuel tank. When the automatic shutoff on the gas station pump is engaged the gas sprays out of the fuel cap area of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler. This happens every time regardless of the speed I am filling the tank.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #213

Jul 012006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
When pumping gas, the gas tank overflows before the gas pump senses it is full. Happens with a 99% chance of happening and easily reproducible.

- Nashua, NH, USA

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problem #212

Aug 162011


  • 99,432 miles
Fuel overflows at all fillups.

- Effort, PA, USA

problem #211

Feb 012010


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that fuel escaped from the fuel tank when the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop for a diagnostic test and the test indicated that the rollover valve failed. The vehicle was also taken to an authorized dealer, but it was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 53,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #210

Aug 152011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 250 miles
Every time I need to fill my 2005 Jeep Wrangler with gas it spills out of the nozzle and all over the ground right at the pump. This situation is extremely dangerous, bad for the environment and wasteful. No matter how the nozzle is held, what gas company I use or how slow I let it pump in the fuel seems to change the final outcome of a large slosh of gasoline gushing out onto the ground. As an added consequence, many gas stations don't even have the means or proper equipment to clean up this hazardous waste spill. I have seen nothing released and no fixes for this problem from Jeep or any other company because apparently Jeep does not feel that it is important enough, dangerous enough or even enough of a pain to their customers to offer a remedy. If it wasn't so dangerous to hold an electronic device while filling my vehicle, I'd happily send a video in of what it does when it reaches the top of the tank.

- Hampton, NH, USA

problem #209

Aug 032011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Upon filling the gas tank, fuel overflows, at times it sprays all over the place.

- Valley Center, CA, USA

problem #208

May 312010


  • 39,756 miles
The gas tank on my 2005 Wrangler X has an issue with overflowing or spurting gas instead of shutting off like it should. This has happened at almost every gas station I have taken it to so I'm certain its not an issue with a particular pump. I have also read about other Jeep owners having this problem.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #207

Aug 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


When filling up the gas tank in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler gas spews out of the tank once full.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #206

Jul 162011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I just bought a used 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon and every time I attempt to fill up at a gas station, the pump fails to shut off causing about a half gallon of fuel to spill out onto the vehicle and the ground. This spilling happens every time regardless of the station, the pump and/or the technique used to fill (auto, manual, fast, slow, nozzle all the way in, partially out etc).

- Grand Forks, ND, USA

problem #205

Jul 262011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,250 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited overflow fuel onto the ground (more than 1 cup) at every fill up. The tank also stops short of the expected volume. Vehicle has 47K miles and is past warranty. As stated, this happens at every fillup. The evaporative control filling units (like found in houston) have a further issue of not operating faster than the first 'click'. the safety and environmental issue is directly tied to the release (sometimes violent) of fuel from the filler neck onto the ground or bystanders. Watershed will push this raw fuel directly into storm drains, and in this area, into our drinking water aquafer recharge zones.

- Live Oak, TX, USA

problem #204

Jul 182011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 161,000 miles
Gas overflows when filling up.

- Sherman, CT, USA

problem #203

Jul 102011


  • miles
Every time I try and fill up the gas tank on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler tj, gas overflows down the side of my vehicle. This happens at any and every pump I go to. I've never had this problem with any other car. Why hasn't this been recalled? besides being dangerous, it's also wasting my money, since up to a quart of gasoline comes shooting out every time I fill up.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #202

Jul 082010


  • 33,000 miles
Gas overflows and spills out on every fuel fill-up attempt.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #201

Sep 302008


  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle has spewed gasoline all over the vehicle and the person who fuels the vehicle since the first time the vehicle was filled with fuel after purchase. The issue was reported to the dealer and was ignored. There was nothing printed on warranty print out after service for multiple items(steering dampener). Years after I spoke with same dealer and was told to bring it in as it was a "common" problem and Chrysler had been repairing on other vehicles. Upon arrival they try to charge me for repair. I refused. I am stunned that the NHTSA has elected to ignore this problem and label it as an internet sensation when there is literally a mountain of empirical evidence. I can provide videos, pictures, and make my self available for inspection today. I can show this problem is widespread and can be repeated on a large number vehicles using the same part. This is also an environmental issue as large quantities of fuel are being dumped on the ground on a daily basis. I find that the Chrysler as well as NHTSA are in fact negligent by not pursuing their investigation of this hazardous condition. I have to question the relevance of NHTSA when such an obvious defect is reported only to be ignored. Your organization has essentially told the vehicle owners that if they organize on the internet their claims will be considered to lack merit. In addition, the same parts in other Chrysler products can be shown to have been considered by your organization to be faulty, yet ignored in earlier models. In fact, Chrysler at times replaces these same parts at random in other models that have not been declared in a recall. *note: The date of first instance is not correct as I cannot recall the exact date of purchase. However, this has occurred every single time I fill the vehicle up and has so since the first time. I purchased the vehicle used but under mfg warranty

- Knotts Island , NC, USA

problem #200

Jun 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Fuel overflows outside and on the floor when car is refueled.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #199

Jun 012010


  • 42,000 miles
Fuel spills/splashes out with every fill-up. Nozzle position or rate of fill does not change result. Have only ever used regular unleaded fuel, 87 grade w/ 10% or less ethanol. Approximately 1 cup of fuel ends up on the ground, the body of the Jeep, shoes, pants, and/or hands every single time. This is an environmental and health hazard.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #198

Jun 052011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
2005 Jeep Wrangler X, when filling up with gas at the pump, the gas does not shut off when full and gasoline spills out all over the place.

- Vincent, OH, USA

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