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 8 of 17)

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problem #197

May 172011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


When filling the gas tank, prior to getting full, there is gas "burping"/splashing out of the fill opening.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #196

Oct 212010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Gas overflows from the fill point every time I refuel, regardless of gas station used or fill speed. This presents a fire and health hazard to the person refueling.

- Clyde, TX, USA

problem #195

May 202011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
On my 2005 Jeep Wrangler gas over flows out of the fill tube every time I gas up. I have used many different gas stations with the pumps at many different speeds. No matter what I do, the gas always overflows when I gas up. It has done this since I purchase the Jeep 3 years ago. I would estimate about a quart of gasoline splashes out all over me, my Jeep, and on the ground. This is a serious fire and safety hazard. Some thing needs to be done. When I leave the gas station there is a visible puddle of gasoline on the ground because the fuel backstop valve in the Jeep does not stop the gas from splashing out.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #194

May 182011


  • miles


Gas tank overflows and splashes out gas when filling the vehicle with gas. It occurs at every fill up and at various gas stations/pumps. The result is gas splashing and flowing out of the filler nozzle posing a fire hazard and exposure to a solvent. The gas tank was removed and the vent hoses inspected with no abnormalities found.

- Appleton , WI, USA

problem #193

Feb 012011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
When filling the gas tank the gas always spews out without the nozzle cutting off.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

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problem #192

Jul 302010


  • 52,000 miles
Fuel sprays out and runs over side of fuel inlet when tank has filled. This happens on 100% of fillups, eliminating a defective pump nozzle from possible causes. Spilled fuel can be anywhere from a few tablespoons to half a liter.

- Pryor, OK, USA

problem #191

Jan 202010


  • 35,000 miles


When filling gas tank with the lock on the pump, the pump doesn't shut off until it has overflowed. There is always gas all over the ground when finished. This event occurs approx 98% of the time.

- Hewitt, TX, USA

problem #190

May 052011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Gas exits my gas tank with force behind it after every fill up.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

problem #189

Sep 012009


  • miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon overflows and spills when filling the gas tank. Not just sometimes, every single time.

- Bay Minette, AL, USA

problem #188

May 012008


  • 50,000 miles
Gas spits out of filler neck because the pump wont cut off.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #187

May 082011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


During refueling of the vehicle, when the tank gets full it will shoot gas out all over the place. Many times it has not only splashed on the ground around the Jeep, but also on me.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #186

May 012011


  • 68,000 miles
Gas sprays out when filling Jeep.

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #185

Apr 152011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 25,500 miles
When filling the car with fuel at various gas stations over the last 3 months the fuel pump does not shut off. This causes gasoline to spill out over the filler neck. The spill is strong enough where it spews back a few inches towards the person standing next to the tank.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #184

Feb 282011


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when refueling the vehicle, the fuel would spew from the tank onto the side of the vehicle and onto the contact. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was refueled. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The current mileage was 52,512 and the failure mileage was approximately 51,000.

- Orono, ME, USA

problem #183

Apr 272011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Fuel does not shut off when filling tank. Happens all the time. Gas spewed onto my shoes and clothing! 87 octane is not the scent I choose to be wearing! is there is a recall that I have not been notified about"??"

- Hancock, MD, USA

problem #182

Dec 012010


  • 22,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. When attempting to add fuel to the vehicle, the contact noticed that it would spill out onto his clothing similar to NHTSA campaign id number: 05V034000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The dealer advised the contact to replace the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 24,000 and the failure mileage was 22,500.

- Berlin, CT, USA

problem #181

Apr 242011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
When refueling 2005 Jeep Wrangler rubicon unlimited gas spills out at completion of fill up. This happens every time vehicle is refueled and gas then runs down side of vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #180

Mar 102010


  • 21,575 miles
My 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited (24,000 miles) started spitting a small amount of gasoline from the filler tube about a year ago. It would spit out about a second after the nozzle shut off. Like many others that are experiencing this problem, I blamed the station's equipment. I tried other stations & other techniques like filling slower & trying to anticipate when the tank would be full & filling as slowly as the nozzle would allow. Nothing seemed to prevent the spit back. I recently became aware of the workings of the vapor control properties of my Jeep. That led me to an internet forum & to the fact others are having the same problem. I also saw that the NHTSA has investigated this problem on 2007 & 2008 Wrangler & that has led to Chrysler voluntarily extending the warranty on those gas tanks. However, in their final report the NHTSA (PE10-032) seemed critical of the number of complaints because of internet exposure. If this exposure leads to identifying more people with legitimate complaints, how is this a bad thing? these assertions may be easily verified by a trip to a filling station. Part of Chrysler's response was based on warranty claims, it is logical that the older & out of warranty vehicles would not be considered in their evaluation. I believe that extending the warranty rather than a recall is a good way of handling this (replacing only the tanks with problems) & I applaud Chrysler for this. I hope you will encourage Chrysler to add the 2004-2006 Wrangler to the extended gas tank warranty program as we are experiencing the exact same issue as the '07 & '08S are. The fair alternative would be a safety recall. The identified failure seems to be a check valve in the gas tank.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #179

Mar 062011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,028 miles
When filling up my 2005 Jeep Wrangler unlimited rubicon gas sprays everywhere. It will spray either all over my car or spit out at least 3-4 feet and hit the car next to me. This happens everytime I fill the gas tank to full.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #178

Apr 102010

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
When filling the fuel tank, the auto shut-off does not engage. This is a hazard because fuel spills over and out onto the vehicle and surrounding pavement.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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