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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,562 miles

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #20

Jun 222016

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,770 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Without warning, there was a catastrophic engine failure. The instrument cluster warning indicators dimmed. In addition, the service engine warning light only illuminated moments before the engine failed and the vehicle was unable to be driven. While driving 65 mph, another motorist alerted the contact that the vehicle was overheating and smoking. The contact was able to coast the vehicle over to the side of the road. The service engine light illuminated shortly before the vehicle stalled completely and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic who diagnosed that there was an engine failure. The contact was advised to check with the manufacturer or a dealer to determine what caused the failure and for a solution to repair the vehicle. The contact was unable to determine who would repair the vehicle. The manufacturer provided no repair solution. The approximate failure mileage was 100,770.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #19

Jun 242016

Grand Cherokee

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and lost power in the middle of the freeway. There were no warning lights illuminated and the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic. The vehicle was diagnosed with crank shaft sensor failure and was repaired. However, less than 24 hours after being repaired, the vehicle lost power again. The vehicle was towed to a local shop, but was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was experiencing the same failure as described in NHTSA campaign number: 04V112000 (electrical system) the failure mileage was 131,000.

- Fort Bragg, NC, USA

problem #18

May 162016

Grand Cherokee

  • 190,817 miles
There is a safety recall for the crankshaft position sensor - recall D-13. It is listed that it exists in some 2004 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with a 4.0L engine. Chrysler said my VIN is not one of the vehicles that had the recall. They indicated that the recall was for vehicles built 12/16/03-2/6/04. Chrysler said my vehicle built 0M 4/24/2004. I believe my vehicle should have been included in the recall because this part malfunctioned on my vehicle and I had to replace it and believe that I should get reimbursed by Chrysler. Vehicle would not start but it could have been a serious safety issue.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #17

Jul 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 17,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle shifted gears automatically and jerked roughly. In addition, the transmission failed and the vehicle lost power. The contact was forced to stop at the middle of the road, turned off and restarted the engine, and coasted to the side of the road. The transmission and check engine lights illuminated. The vehicle was restarted and taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new transmission; however, a new transmission would not be available until November. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and promised to work with the dealer and provide a rental vehicle. The failure mileage was 17,800.

- Bail, CO, USA

problem #16

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
I've always had trouble with my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Especially with the fuel system and fuel pump. I've had to replace my fuel pump 3-4 times. Now its reading the RPM extremely high. I've also had to replace my Jeep's computer because I was told that was the problem. It seems there's also electrical issues. I still can't find the exact problem.

- San Benito, TX, USA

problem #15

Sep 152013

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I have replaced the ignition switch twice in one year (2014). I have purchased a re-manufactured engine 2014, shipped from Texas to detroit, mi.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #14

Jul 252015

Grand Cherokee

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at 55 mph, the rpms decreased to zero and the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on five occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Delphof, OH, USA

problem #13

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 09V117000 (seats); however, the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #12

Dec 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • 103,576 miles
While driving the vehicle experienced a power loss except for the electrical system. I was unable to control my speed and lost power steering. After 5 seconds, while coasting to a stop, the vehicle resumed full power. Since the first occurrence, it has become more frequent (up to twice a week). In addition, the vehicle will not start randomly and requires a few minutes wait time before a successful start.

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #11

Dec 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Guys Mills, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 232,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the engine stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle restarted but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when driving at low speeds. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 232,000.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #9

Sep 162014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact noticed smoke around the front end of the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle shook and stalled. The contact also stated that the passenger side air bag was coming out as if it were partially deployed. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 122012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • miles
Engine light keeps coming on all codes are checked, repaired, replaced. PCM has been replaced twice and was told that it is in need of replacement again! could there be an internal problem with the computer system?

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #7

Mar 132014

Grand Cherokee 4-cyl

  • 185,829 miles
I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee. Several months ago, I started to have stalling issues. Hot or cold, dry or wet, first drive of the day or last, it didn't matter. The engine would cut out in the middle of driving regardless of speed. I had to put it in neutral, recrank it and put it back in drive just to avoid accidents, otherwise it drifts out of control. At first I thought this was an isolated incident but now it happens almost everyday. It's dangerous but I have no choice to drive to get to work and from the internet a lot of other Jeep users have the same issue. Why no recall on this issue? obviously there is a defect.

- Hartwood, VA, USA

problem #6

Apr 142014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 168,000 miles
On April 14 20014 the vehicle mentioned stalled out on my girlfriend driving down the road.she was able to start it back up.on 4-16-14 it stalled on her again while driving she was able to get it started.on the 18 it stalled in a parking lot at lunch but got it started and again in the middle of an intersection after work and had to have it towed home. We just bought it March 11 so I contacted the dealer and are supposed to speak to him on Monday. On 4-20-14 I was with her and it stalled out on her 3 times during our travels of approximately 30 miles. When this happens all power to control the vehicle safely is lost.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 192014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Driving interstate 95 doing posted speed limit smoke is seen from rear view mirror back of vehicle no indicator engine lights reported any trouble all engine gauges were showing normal stopped vehicle under front of hood drivers side smoke lifted hood flames started spread so fast Jeep was totaled in fire melting tires frame my son was lucky to get out in time. Police said you got out of that, most of the fires I've come across passengers were not that lucky. I wish I could know the reason why? so this does not happen to someone else who might not be this lucky to walk away from the vehicle.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 252007

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to misfire. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the cam shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Springfield, NE, USA

problem #3

Dec 022013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 168,000 miles
Car started stalling when driving on freeway and engine shut down. This is extremely dangerous. My garage tried all kind of solutions without success as there are no codes showing. There are numerous posting of same incidents on the Jeep forums on the internet. I called the hotline of the NHTSA and spoke to a lady who advised me she had the same problem and got rid of the car immediately!

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 122009

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
I own a 2004 Jeep Cherokee which has an electrical issue where the power windows, door locks and everything on the drivers side door control panel do not work as well as the interior lights do not turn off, all causing a safety issue.I found out this is a known issue with Jeep Cherokee due to the wiring inside the front drivers side door. I had this issue in 2009 after at about 46,000 miles. When calling the dealership I was told that this is a known issue and the dealership give me an exact price over the phone as they knew of this issue. Since the dealership was very rude and price was very high.I had the repairs done at a highly regarded repair shop which specializes in electrical work which cost $201 but now (at 80,000 miles) the exact same issue has happened again due to the opening and closing of the front drivers side door. The wiring harness is located on the driver's side door, but the harness is too small to sustain all of the wires. When the door is opened, the wires come out of the harness and break, which causes everything on the drivers side door panel not to work. This includes the power windows, door locks, interior lights and power mirrors all of which cause a safety hazard. I believe that this should be a recall for Jeep that they should fix free of charge especially since this is a known issue. I feel that it's very reckless of Jeep to not recall this known safety issue and allow their customers to drive with windows and door locks that to not work or interior lights that do not turn off. In order to turn off the interior lights I had to remove the fuse which can be very dangerous at night and makes it very difficult see any of the instruments. This car is used by my handicapped wife and due to this issue I will not let her drive at night as I feel this car is very unsafe in it's current state.

- Mount Arlington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 062012

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 104,454 miles
The two rear bolts that attach the left exhaust manifold have sheared off causing a significant exhaust leak and poor engine performance while engine is cold. Based upon internet research this appears to be a common issue on 4.7L V8 engines.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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