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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,387 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 212005

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Jerking in differential, dealer said they don't know what the problem is, it has been like this since I bought it new in 2005.

- Washington, NC, USA

problem #2

May 162005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160 miles
Consumer stated: The seal was completey gone in front of the differental. No lights came on. It was making a grinding noise like rocks were in the wheel.

- Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 162005

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I was performing an oil change on the vehicle. As soon as I crawled under it to start, I noticed the right side of the front differential where the axle tube mates, was covered in diff oil. I took the vehicle to the dealer and was told it was "normal seepage". I find it hard to believe a gasket can only hold fluid for less than 6000 miles before leaking. Dealer refused to correct it.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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