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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,270 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 242016

Grand Cherokee

  • 129,479 miles


On 04/23/2016 I took my vehicle for a recall, P41 / NHTSA 14V-438 today is 7/10/2016 and the vehicle has done the same thing twice, all of a sudden all the lights in the dash board go on I loose power and after a while it starts up again. Like I said before this has happen twice now I lost my cruise control and a service electrical brake system is coming on and engine light. I fear that this is going to cause me to have an accident one day and there for I have been using only secondary roads that don't have much traffic.

- Montvale, NJ, USA

problem #14

Jun 152013

Grand Cherokee

  • 110,000 miles
Well they say third times a charm...or will it be death? the first incident happened when I was alone in the vehicle as I was making a left hand turn across traffic my Jeep just shut down leaving me that I mean nothing no steering no breaks no nothing! thank the gods there was no oncoming traffic at the time. The second time was a bit more nerving as my 6 year old son and myself were on the highway keeping up with the 65-70 mph flow of cars, SUV's & tractor trailers when all of the sudden my engine power just slumbered off to a crawl. If I had been in one lane over and 3 seconds behind we would not be here today to tell this unsightly story! again thank the gods for looking over us or it would be another statistic on the road and another young child left without a mother (my daughter that wasn't with me at the time)so I ask how many must die or get injured before manufactures man up to their mistakes? the loss of money is nothing it can be replaced but lives can not!!!

- Emmaus, PA, USA

problem #13

Dec 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 0 miles
Jeep shudders during engagement /acceleration. Ac evaporator condensate water causing shuddering in vehicle. Vehicle appears to want to shut off at stop light, RPM's drop drastically and shudders at take off

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 162015

Grand Cherokee

  • 150,000 miles


Vehicle without any warning, stalls, loses power, will not accelerate, loss of power means loss stearing and braking. This has occured three times, almost resulting in catastrophic accidents.

- Bostic, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
About eight months ago Chrysler contacted me via a letter informing me of a recall for unintended changes in ignition switch position in my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have called them three times already since I received the letter notice when will they fix my car. Chrysler said that soon they will send me another letter once they have the parts to fix my car so I can take my car to get repaired at the dealer. Eight months have passed and Chrysler has not contacted me to fix my car. Everytime I call their recall hotline all they say they will contact me next month and nothing is being done to fix my car. This is the main reason I am disputing this issue with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration due to neglect by Chrysler. I need help to get my car fixed. Driving my car is unsafe and riskfull to my life and my family.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 172014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I have been waiting and waiting to get this problem rendered. I received a recall notice about the faulty ignition switch and the slew of possible fatal consequences should anything occur. The recall notice is P41/NHTSA 14V-438, and ive been told I would receive a second recall notice in September 2015. Well, im still waiting!!. meanwhile I am driving a potentially dangerous vehicle and have been for quite awhile. I have no choice. I have already noticed my check engine light stays lit on my dash, as well as my airbag light as well indicating that I already have issues occurring that are according to the recall notice is linked to this problem. I want this fixed. I cant afford to buy another vehicle and need the one I have. However, am I suppossed to get seriously injured or killed first" then what, ? a family member receives a check? who cares about the money if I'm killed" I am seriously annoyed and concerned, please render this issue. And I'm sick of hearing "we dont have the part". I need this vehicle fixed now!!! its been too long already.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #9

Dec 142011

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles


We received a recall notice June 2014 for ignition switch. My vehicle dash board, gauges hear, air, everything shuts off at least 5 times a week. I am told from subclass that the part is still not in. In doing research, I have found the some cars completing shut down. Some while driving 60 on a highway. This needs to be fixed. I feel that over a year is long enough. I need my Jeep fixed and safe to drive around with my 4 year old grandson in the back seat. Thanks, deb

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 172011

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I "recall" driving one evening on a major highway in my recently purchased 05 Grand Cherokee when suddenly I lost all power. I was traveling in a congested area at 65 mph with lots of semi's surrounding me. Thank the god's I happen to be on the perfect incline leading to an off ramp at the time of this engine power failure. I'd hate to imagine the out come had I been one lane over a few seconds prior! my son who was only 5 at the time was a bit freaked out from the whole ordeal. But my biggest complaint is the fact that I'm a Jeep girl and a faithful one but after my constant battle with this less then desirable hunk of junk I'm thinking of cheating with a Ford! after my daily failures with this thing I did some research and found that this vehicle far surpasses the two recalls in my short 3 years of ownership. I'm most upset with my dealership due to the fact they forgot to mention a few hundred drivers of this prior rental truck with an accident that was more than a skip over the curb. They offered but never made good on providing me with owners manual...guess they were worried I would notice the past safety recalls that were never done. So I have had and continue to have every system malfunction on this heap known to mechanics. I'm sick and tired of paying for things that "Jeep are known for" when in truth its all been a result to the viscous cycle of recalls that were either never done or never the proper fix to begin with. So I beg the heads, money and engineers of Chrysler group llc to get your [xxx] together and do the right thing by removing the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 liter with a hemi death trap off the roads! its quite obvious from the first recall only three months after its manufacturer date this truck was meant to fail...!!! so please stop the duct it fix it or[xxx] it! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Emmaus, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • 58,000 miles
This vehicle has quit running several times since we have owned it while drivingthe engine will just quit. We can move the shift lever in neutral and it will start back up, but this is still dangerous, especially when my wife is driving. It has happened to her 3 times now and happened to me 2 times in about last 5 years.

- Nitro, WV, USA

problem #6

Jun 182014

Grand Cherokee

  • 40 miles
While driving the lights on the instrument cluster, radio, ac and lights shut off as well as loss of power steering and engine shut off. Including the brakes, accelerator, and all electrical system. Leaving me with absolute no control over the vehicle. I noticed the ignition key had slipped into the forward off position while the vehicle was in motion, creating a deadly hazard as it results in loss of all functionality of the vehicle. When I tried to restart the vehicle, my vehicle will not start up right away has to turn the key couple of times to get my vehicle started.

- Temple City , CA, USA

problem #5

May 042014

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles


The check engine light came on as I was leaving work. So I took it to auto zone and they did a diagnostic on it and they came back with a few possible oxygen sensor, exhaust leak, engine malfunction indicator. So I made an appointment with a Chrysler dealership. The check engine light stayed on a couple of days then when I left work the afternoon I was to take it in to dealership the check engine light didn't come on. When I got to dealership I told them the light didn't come on. They said they might still try to figure out problem doing a diagnostic. Anyway a couple hours later they came back and said it was the (tcm) which is the transfer control module. It's in the computer part and it causes hesitation in the transmission and could cause other problems if not fixed. Now mind you it's a $900 fix which is expensive. My particular vehicle has a nag on it, it's part of the mcgeorge Mercedes Benz Jeep Grand Cherokee. I'm surprised there's been no recall on this.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 222013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 129,524 miles
After dealer performed recall 13V175000, traction control is inoperative but no lights are illuminated to indicate the failure of the traction control system. Also, shifting the transfer case is inoperative. No warning lights or informational messages are displayed to indicate the loss of functionality. Dealer has cleared codes and replaced parts multiple times, but the problem remains. Safety issues are: 1. driving in remote areas in low range, and being unable to shift into high range prevents driving on paved roads... which could leave a driver stranded. 2. failure of traction control system could result in loss of control, especially in winter.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Jul 012005

Grand Cherokee

  • 100 miles
This problem started when vehicle was new. You would be riding down the road and all the electrical would fail. Instrument warning lights come on. In some instance the engine shut down. No steering or brakes. It was taken to dealer several times and they said they did this or did that. Problem seemed to go away for a while and then it would do it again.this was problem form the very start when we bought the Jeep. We spent way to much time at the dealer with no fix and we still have the problem. This is a very serious problem and very unsafe.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 022011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 150,902 miles
Dashboard lights and service electrical brake system come on and off while driving. When the dashboard flickers all gauges shut down while driving. Major safety hazard. Researched on internet and this is a global issue with 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 31,000 miles
After only 31,000 miles the right front ABS and traction control system on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee failed to work, causing erratic stopping, moving and braking. The car stopped in the middle of traffic and had to be accelerated rapidly to avoid a crash.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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