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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,683 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #6

Jun 152009

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Last year I began noticing that plastic pieces were falling from the back cover of the interior door handles. I took the vehicle to the dealer to see if there was a recall on these vehicles since I consider that this was a safety issue. The handles are completely loose and I have to stick out my arm to open the doors from the outside. I don't even want to imagine what could happen if in an accident. The cost of repairing this is approximately $2,000 since it is necessary to purchase the interior door panel.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #5

Mar 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The casings behind the inside door latch began to gradually deteriorate until all four door casings cracked which resulted in difficulty exiting the vehicle. Three of the four handles have broken off completely, rendering the doors useless.

- St. Thomas, VI, USA

problem #4

Oct 292010

Grand Cherokee

  • 140,000 miles
The inside plastic that mounts the door handles continues to crack and break away leaving the handles unmounted. This must be a safety hazard because any point in time the handles could stop functioning leaving the driver and passengers trapped inside. Once this plastic broke away it was almost impossible to open the door from the inside.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles


Have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The interior door panels are all cracked and handles to open the doors are beginning to break. This car is used primarily as a single passenger car, back doors are rarely used yet still are breaking.. if there is ever an accident and those doors are the only escape route, they may render the passengers trapped in the car.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
All 4 plastic interior door handle brackets/inserts in 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited (4.7L) have disintegrated, making it impossible to get out of car w/O reaching outside.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #1

Jan 302005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Within weeks of the purchase of this vehicle on 1/06, paint on bumper began to have small chip marks. As of 7/06 I have noticed more chip marks and also a rub mark where the paint has just rubbed off easily, with no structure damage to the bumper. Also paint nubs ( bubbling) around door handles and paint is coming off of driver door handle at creases. It seems as if paint is poorly applied.

- Manchester, MI, USA

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