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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,587 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2015 Jeep Cherokee lights problems

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 172016


  • 10,200 miles


The headlights are less than adequate. When oncoming traffic I can't see at all. It almost seems like my headlights aren't even on when I know they are. They are fine when your the only one on the road. However when it is raining or snowing it's so dangerous. I can't see a thing. And as a result I almost hit someone who was walking. I have told my dealership in one of their surveys that this issue needs to be resolved or someone will get hurt. I've told them it needs to be recalled. It's the only thing I hate about it.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 172016


  • 47,700 miles
When 2015 Jeep Cherokee front windshield wipers are turned on, the instrument panel lights dim. The vehicle was in motion on an interstate highway. Maybe an electrical problem...unknown. This has happened several times, last being September 17, 2016.

- Mooreville, MS, USA

problem #8

May 232016


  • 40,000 miles
Headlights are much dimmer than any car I have ever driven to the point of being unsafe on unlighted roads and lower visibility situations. How is it possible that headlamp performance is dimmer than headlamps of the old sealed beam design. "??????"

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #7

Apr 052016


  • 2,255 miles


Head lights inadequate. Difficult it see at night and in rain impossible.

- Withee, WI, USA

problem #6

Jan 132016


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. The contact stated that the headlamps did not produce enough light. In addition, when the high beams were illuminated, they were still dimly lit. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamps needed to be raised. The vehicle was repaired; however, visibility was still poor while driving at night. The vehicle was returned to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was inherent to this model vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000. Updated 04/14/16

- Olathe, KS, USA

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problem #5

Jul 202015


  • miles
Headlights are dangerous and very dim by design. Almost drove off the road so dim. Can't see pedestrians or street signs.afraid of hitting some one crossing the street or getting into an accident. The dealership service said lights are working and adjusted as designed. Have read thousands of similar complaints in various online forums. Please recall before people lose their lives. If it hasn't happened already. Dim lights when driving in the city, highway, good weather, bad weather. Totally inadequate and deadly dangerous under all conditions and circumstances.

- Hyde Park, MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 132015


  • 400 miles


Just purchased a loaded Jeep Cherokee trailhawk and noticed immediately during first night drive that headlights are hugely underpowered. The road is dark and I'd say they have less than have the brightness of my last car. I almost got in an accident the first night as I could not see where the center of the lane was when making a left turn. I subsequently got online and read a ton of complaints over new Cherokee (2014-2016) headlights. This is so dangerous and unacceptable and yes, the headlights are working and I am operating them correctly.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 082015


  • 5,000 miles
Poor headlights; they put out very low light to see road at night. Extremely hard to see when turning at night due to they are projector headlights.headlights can not be adjusted per dealer. Issue is on- going.

- Rocky Hill, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 222015


  • 3,108 miles
Owner pulled into rest stop got out to go the restroom while wife got their 14 month old and 4 year old out and put them in the passenger front seat to feed them at this time the font passenger door was open with the under dash courtesy light illuminated for about 10 to 15 mins approximately as which time the door was shut and the car pulled closer to the rest stop and the owner got out and had a snack leaving the vehicle for approximately 30 mins when he returned and opened the driver door he saw smoke in the interior coming from the passenger side floor board area. He opened the passenger side door and observed a pillow and a womens purse located in the floor board with the pillow smoking and falling apart. He pulled the floor mat out on the ground with the pillow and purse on it at which time the pillow burst into flames. After removal of the pillow which was the source of the smoke fire damage and melting was noted to the area of the under dash courtesy light on the passengers side of the vehicle.

- Chester , VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 292014


  • 210 miles
The Jeep Cherokee trailhawk is equipped with halogen headlights mounted low on the front of the Cherokee. These headlights do a terrible job of lighting the road in front of the vehicle. They are both dim and do not shine the light far enough ahead of the vehicle. I live in a rural area and am very concerned about driving at night with this vehicle since there are always animals crossing the road. The high beams shine about as far as the low beams on my other car. I feel like I am driving a car with headlights from the 1960S.

- Conway, SC, USA

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