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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,265 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Dec 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the interior rear and driver side door handles fractured and separated from the door panels. The rear doors had to be opened with the exterior door handles. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 8/10/15

- West Pittson, PA, USA

problem #26

Oct 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the rear passenger side door failed to open. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The dealer stated that the door handles needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 01/23/15

- Sequin, TX, USA

problem #25

Mar 192014

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the front passenger, rear driver and rear passenger side interior door handles were cracked and the doors could not be opened from the inside. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Plant City , FL, USA

problem #24

Apr 052014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

About three weeks ago my 7 year old granddaughter tried to get out of the Jeep and door handle was plastic was cracked and just hanging. This past week end when we had the grandchildren again my husband mentioned the door handle was broken and could not exit the vehicle from that door. We decided to look at all the door handles are all cracked and broken. I decided to research online and this problem has been going on and neglected for years. If an emergency occurred we would be trapped in the vehicle. This is a safety hazard. I was very upset. We purchased this vehicle less than a year ago and was in excellent condition because had one owner. Why was this not recalled, the plastic is too thin to support the handle!!

- Putnam, CT, USA

problem #23

May 042010

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the door handle started to develop cracks, making it nearly impossible to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that all four door panels needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Pass Christian , MS, USA

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problem #22

Jun 142010

Grand Cherokee

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. The contact stated the plastic around all four door handles fell inside the door, causing the door to become inoperable. The dealer was notified who stated they would cover half of the cost to repair the door. There were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified and a claim was filed. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #21

Apr 022012

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer states all four interior door opening handles are failing or have failed the consumer stated no one would be able to exit the vehicle, in case of an emergency. The consumer was informed it would cost nearly $2,000 to replace the door panels.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #20

Jan 012010

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles
Interior door handles are defective. The plastic cracks easily which a serious safety risk, preventing passengers from exiting the vehicle using the interior handles.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #19

Jan 202012

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The plastic doors, which encloses the door handles for the passengers, have cracked and broken off, rendering the door handles inoperable, this inhibit the exit of occupants from the vehicle. The only options for existing the vehicle is to roll the window down or have someone outside of the vehicle open the door.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #18

Nov 162011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when a passenger attempted to exit from the front passenger seat, the door handle detached from the vehicle. The failure also occurred on both driver's side doors. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired, but the contact was informed that the door panels would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,800.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #17

Jun 012009

Grand Cherokee

  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the plastic surrounding the interior door handles was cracking and fracturing. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Mount Dora, FL, USA

problem #16

Feb 282010

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
All four interior door handles are cracking and breaking. They have holes in them and the drivers door handle is falling off and the drivers side rear door handle is also falling off. This creates a safety issue since in the case of an emergancy small children may not be able to open the rear doors.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #15

Sep 192011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 68,257 miles
Interior door latch on rear drivers side door completely broke off and drivers side front door latch beginning to crack around plastic and incur same problem. This is a huge safety issue in case of accident or fire one would be trapped inside vehicle unable to exit presumably dying from injuries. This is an obvious on going problem with the Jeep Cherokee and I feel Chrysler needs to own responsibility for this and incur the expense of all repairs.

- Sophia, NC, USA

problem #14

Nov 012009

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the interior door handle fractured and she was unable to exit the vehicle. The dealer advised the contact that there were no recalls and that she would have to repair them at her own expense. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 85,000. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. The consumer stated to date, she has replaced the left rear door at a cost of $ 425. The right rear door has been inoperable since early 2009. The left front door is almost inoperable and the right front door is showing signs of breaking. The left fron door window regulator had to be replaced, updated 01/19/12

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012011

Grand Cherokee

  • 85,000 miles
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited - car is in good condition except for 3 of the 4 doors have handles casings that are cracked and the door handle is hanging off. The car is well maintained and garage kept. This started happening in the last year and has spread rapidly. All 3 doors have done it the same place and it has started with a crack and then grown into the pieces falling off and leaving the inner workings of the door fully exposed. This a grave safety issue and a recall needs to be issued.

- Odessa, FL, USA

problem #12

Feb 102009

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated the four interior door handles broke over a period of years. When the first failure occurred, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the front drivers side handle. The vehicle had not been repaired. In order to exit the vehicle the windows must be opened to allow access to the exterior door handle. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 09/21/11 updated 09/23/11

- Cedar Bluff, VA, USA

problem #11

Jun 142011

Grand Cherokee

  • 78,000 miles
Door handles broke and you cannot get out of the car not only did one handle break on the passenger side but the two back doors also broke on the car in the same week.

- Florida, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 152010

Grand Cherokee

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While parked, the rear driver side door latch broke. The door could only be opened from the outside. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Parkesburg, PA, USA

problem #9

Nov 222009

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. The contact stated that all four door handles were fractured and making it difficult for passengers and the driver to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed him to replace all four doors. The contact was concerned with the inability to exit the vehicle in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Hueytown, AL, USA

problem #8

Nov 152010

Grand Cherokee

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that all the door handles inside the vehicle were fractured. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was cosmetic and not covered by warranty. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Aubrey, TX, USA

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