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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,962 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee cooling system problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 202008

Grand Cherokee

  • 62,000 miles


The air conditioning was only working on the driver's side of the vehicle only. The passenger side and the rear vents blow out warm air. The event started occurring on November 20, 2008 and is still not working properly. The vehicle is currently being repaired at a Jeep dealership and is going to cost approx. $1,200 dollars. Apparently there is a problem with the vent doors and they need to replace the entire unit. The heat most likely will not work properly due to the doors not sealing properly.

- North Bay Village, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 162005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,923 miles
Transmission: I have a 05 Jeep Cherokee that has continuously had a transmission shudder problem. While driving, the transmission shudders, feels sluggish, jerking the vehicle forward and backward. It happens while traveling at various speeds, but it is excessive while at the 40 mph & 1500 RPM range. The first time it was taken to the dealership, they did a transmission flush and told me to pick it up. The second time, they ordered, then later replaced the drive line. The third time to dealership, the service technician said they reprogrammed the transmission. It has now been dropped off for the same problem 4 times, and still no remedy. I called the dealership again and told them about a possible recall I read about on the NHTSA website on the problem I was having. The public information specifically suggests a remedy, replace the torque converter (which has not been tried on my vehicle). I asked them why they couldn't use that information to fix my vehicle since it is still under warranty rather than wait to see if a recall is even issued, and I was told that the engineers are working on a remedy for the possible recall I was reading about, and it may not affect my vehicle. So, until that recall is issued, nothing can be done. Air conditioner:on 9/22/05, while vehicle in motion, air conditioner, radio, &all dash lights went off at same time, stayed off for 5 seconds or so, then came back on. 5 miles or so later, the same thing happened again. Later on the same day, the air conditioner would only work on the highest setting. On my way to the service appointment the next day, the air conditioner would come on and turn off itself, like it has an electrical short in it or the dash. I can also smell plastic burning/melting but can not locate where it is coming from. Dealership now states that parts are not available to fix the air conditioner, and they do not have any timeline for parts availability. No clue why the dash lights shut down.

- Jellico, TN, USA

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