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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,906 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.

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Apr 132005

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


Brake problems, sudden acceleration.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 032005

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Once before the Jeep seemed to accelerate suddenly. Today as I was maneuvering to enter my garage the car leaped out of control. I didn't know if the accelerator had stuck, if the brake had failed to work, or if there was a problem as I changed gears to maneuver. I threw the car into another gear and that stopped the problem. It was extremely frightening. This is my third Jeep in a row. I have been driving them (and only them ) since 1992. I am very familiar with them. I am calling the dealership to ask that they examine the vehicle. Something is very wrong. Ps-the computer will not allow me to submit this report unless I say that my Jeep Grand Cherokee is a "scrambler" or a "Wrangler", so I have to say it is one or the other although it is not!

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #9

Sep 282004

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The consumer experienced sudden acceleration while his foot was on the brake which caused him to impact the vehicle in front, twice.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #8

Dec 042004

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


After starting the vehicle, it accelerated without warning hitting a wall. The vehicle was towed. The cause was not determined spontaneous acceleration coming off a car wash line. When the car wash attendant turned on the ignition the vehicle too off by itself after a huge power surge and charged out of the car wash hitting a fire hydrant and dragging it across five lanes of traffic, through another parking lot and hitting two parked cars and stopping by hitting a brick wall. The brakes were applied the entire time but it did no good. The vehicle was going 40 mph until the final crash.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 182004

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
When driving speedometer read the vehicle's speed wrongly. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Lagrangeville, NY, USA

problem #6

Jun 252004

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While waiting at an intersection the vehicle accelerated suddenly. Consumer applied the brakes but they failed. Consumer lost control of vehicle which resulted in a crash. The driver sustained minor injuries. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 112004

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


While the consumer was backing out the vehicle to clear the garage a loud roar was heard. Although the consumer's foot was not on the accelerator vehicle surged backward, colliding with a moving van. Consumer sustained minor neck injuries, and the vehicle was damaged. The police was not summoned, and there was no police report.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #4

May 242004

Grand Cherokee

  • 9,000 miles
The owner stated that the vehicle accelerated suddenly while waiting for the vehicle in front of hers to proceed through a gate. The vehicle lunged forward and hit the vehicle in front.

- Rancho Mirage, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 032004

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While the driver was coming out of the garage vehicle suddenly accelerated. Driver applied the brakes, but the brakes were inoperative.

- Butler, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 282003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Consumer started vehicle, shifted gear from park to drive and the vehicle lurched forward, hitting another car before coming to a stop. The consumers vehicle hit another vehicle. No amount of pressure would stop the brakes.

- Hull , MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80 miles
Intermittently the vehicle experienced sudden acceleration while the consumer's foot was on the brake. The dealer inspected the vehicle six times and could no duplicate or correct the problem.

- Hull, MA, USA

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