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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,682 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 13 of 41)

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problem #576

Sep 032014

Grand Cherokee

  • 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Hickory, TN, USA

problem #575

Mar 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle did restart, however, the failure recurred on two other occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Newport, VA, USA

problem #574

Sep 152015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 122,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 35 mph, the engine light illuminated and the vehicle stopped after making a left turn. In addition, the power steering and brakes failed. The contact received a recall notification; however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 122,900. Updated 11/23/15 the consumer received a recall notice, regarding the ignition switch, after she had already paid to have it replaced. Updated 12/28/15.

- Freeport , IL, USA

problem #573

Sep 032014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles

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

My vehicle has a incomplete recall #14V-438 since last year of 2014. Unfortunately it has not been repaired by Chrysler, informed me that the recall is "incomplete but repair parts are not available". I would like to see if somehow Chrysler can fix this safety issue. I would like to know if we can somehow push this repair. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #572

Sep 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While attempting to turn the ignition to the on position, the ignition failed to start. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the ignition failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 05V396000 (power train). However the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was approximately 87,000....updated 01/20/16

- Marshall, IL, USA

problem #571

Sep 112015

Grand Cherokee

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel shook and the vehicle stalled. The contact had to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road by downshifting. The contact, with the help of a police officer, drove the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired because the part needed was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #570

May 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 198,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While making a right turn at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 198,000.

- Pilot Mountain, NC, USA

problem #569

Jul 082015

Grand Cherokee

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The contact also stated that the driver side air bag warning indicator intermittently illuminated on several occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- St. Johns Bury, VT, USA

problem #568

Apr 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in April of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 01/29/16. Updated 2/1/2016

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #567

Aug 292015

Grand Cherokee

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled after the contact's knee encountered the ignition key. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Frisco , TX, USA

problem #566

Sep 052014

Grand Cherokee

  • 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 received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #565

Sep 052015

Grand Cherokee

  • 218,000 miles
The passenger seat heater went up in flames. The car was closed up so thankfully the fire went out on its own. There is a lot of fire damage. The whole front cabin is melted or charred.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #564

Jul 152011

Grand Cherokee

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V43800 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Carthage, NY, USA

problem #563

Sep 092015

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to start. The contact stated that the vehicle would start after several attempts. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). An independent mechanic diagnosed the vehicle but the diagnosis was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #562

Nov 132014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000(electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/22/2015 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled, while in the midst of driving. Updated 01/05/16.

- Albertson , NY, USA

problem #561

May 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #560

Mar 092015

Grand Cherokee

  • 204,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that there was a sudden loss of engine power without warning. When the failure occurred, the fuel gauge level decreased. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 204,000.

- Harleysville, PA, USA

problem #559

Apr 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 115,678 miles
My Jeep has been experiencing loss of power and restarting while driving down rt 80. Almost got myself and my pregnant girlfriend killed when it just off and restarted, I called the dealer right away and they couldn't do anything due to lack of part, we only have one car and they would not grant me a loaner, this is very unsafe, the lights on the dash all flickered then car shut down and restarted instantly and I'm sure it's causing other damage to the vehicle. I took all the key chains off an it has helped, but it's been doing it a lot more lately and it's very unsafe, when will a part become viable ?! this is redicoulus and clearly Chrysler doesn't care about your saftey!

- Columbia , NJ, USA

problem #558

Aug 142015

Grand Cherokee

  • 99,050 miles
While driving on the freeway at night my headlights started blinking on and off at a very fast pace. I could not get them to stop blinking. I was able to put my bright lights on and it stopped. This has happed many times over the past month. The cars in front of me think I am trying to make them pull over and let me by. This week my headlights came on during the daytime and they were in the off position. I never had them on. I am afraid to drive at night with this condition. My headlights come on when I use my key remote to unlock my doors. It is not set to do this and we can not get it to stop. When I turn the car off and back on again this will reset the headlights from blinking but they always start again while I am driving. I can not find anybody that knows what the problem is.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #557

Sep 122014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

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