NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems

3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,800 miles

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 98,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Key won't turn in ignition, steering wheel locked, car won't shift out of park. This is the first time I've had this issue. Car had to be towed to auto repair shop.

- Minneapolis , MN, USA

problem #2

Mar 202007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1)unknown, purchased as pre-owned 2)vehicle won't start right away, turn key to start then wait approx 10 seconds and try again, typically will then start, all other electrical parts would come on. On two occasions vehicle was towed because it would not start at all. Entire electrical system went haywire, no gauges, power windows and locks did not work. Heat/ac blower randomly works. 3)computer was replaced, starter was replaced, ignition switch was replaced. Problem still exists, but much more infrequently. Was advised by phil long Jeep repair that there is no part available to repair blower on heat/ac unit. Windows fog and freeze, no visibility. This has been an ongoing problem for many months. Complete failure occurred sometime in March 2007.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 102002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 45 mph, vehicle started to lose power. Consumer coasted to a stop. There was an orange gauge light that came on. Jeep towed vehicle to dealer, and they stated it was an ignition coil problem.

- Wear, MA, USA

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