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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 30 of 41)

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problem #236

Dec 222014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

Driving on interstate at 70mph, vehicle ignition switch switched off causing complete loss of engine power and control of steering.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #235

Nov 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000(electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #234

Dec 222014

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. While driving 8 mph, the engine completely shut off without warning. The vehicle restarted, but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #233

Jul 302014

Grand Cherokee

  • 83,000 miles

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

TL- the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the transmission failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that there was leakage at the fill tube grommet seal that damaged the transmission. As a result, the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V396000 (power train). Additionally, the part was not available for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000. Djr updated 3/12/15

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #232

Nov 062013

Grand Cherokee

  • 128,000 miles
There has been many occasions upwards of 13 or 14 times where my vehicle will not start. My battery has a full charge, I have fuel in the tank it just wont start. The only way around this to get my vehicle to start is to do a hard reset and unhook the battery cable for 30 seconds and hook it back up then and only then will it start. Then it will start the next 15 or so times and then I have the same problem it wont start. Same deal, battery is great, fuel in the tank, just wont start.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #231

Jun 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 129,000 miles
June of 2014 and still to this day the gear shift can be moved from "P" to any gear, and that is when no keys are in the ignition/and no foot on the brake. I was working under the hood and my 4 year old son did just that and almost ran me over. I checked and the vehicle had no keys in it they were with me in my tool box because I didn't want him to do just that. I checked out the situation to make sure it wasn't a fluke, and to my surprise and still til this day, I can enter the vehicle with no keys and no foot on the brake just reach in and move the gear shift from "P" to any gear resulting in the clunk of the transmission and rolling of the vehicle. This is very unnerving and would like this to be fixed. I have read countless articles and blogs about this exact same problem.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #230

Nov 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 128,000 miles

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

Upon driving my daughter to school my transmission would not leave 1st gear. RPM's would almost red line, I would let off the gas to let it shift and nothing, it stayed in 1st gear. Well when I looked at the gauges, my lights for prndl were all lit up instead of just "D". boxes around every single letter. I proceeded to put the car in neutral and put it back in drive and still all 5 letters lit up and engine bogged down. It took several minutes for what like seemed forever for it to get into gear which was drive, I backed up traffic because I couldn't do the speed limit and had to use my hazard lights on the side of the road. This was my first occurrence, this has happened at least a dozen or more times since then to include yesterday Jan 5 2015. Every time I contact the dealer or ask on Jeep owner website, I get " sorry sir the only recall listed is the ignition switch and we don't have a part for that." I checked the website and apparently my Jeep had been serviced for the transmission back in 2010 at 70K miles but does not explain what they did. I also need to put in another complaint about the transmission. June of 2014 and still to this day the gear shift can be moved from "P" to any gear, and that is when no keys are in the ignition. I was working under the hood and my 4 year old son did just that and almost ran me over. I checked and the vehicle had no keys in it they were with me in my tool box because I didn't want him to do just that.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #229

Jan 062015

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 recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #228

Jan 052015

Grand Cherokee

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the service electric system and perform service indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train) and 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the parts needed to do the repairs were 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 failure mileage was 20,000.

- Lasalle, IL, USA

problem #227

Oct 012012

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
We have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is on the ignition switch recall P41. Our Jeep has not been able to start on many occasions and not is dead in the water we cannot get it to start. It is our only car an we have no transportation now. Every dealer we call and the Chrysler company and cannot get any definitive information on part, or when the part will be available. We cannot even get the car into a dealer to try to diagnosed the problem before two weeks. We need some assistance in getting this issue fixed and answers to what do we do for a car until it is fixed. Thank you.

- Kensington, MD, USA

problem #226

Sep 152014

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 stated that the key failed to turn over to start the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the failure progressed for months while waiting for the part to perform NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The dealer and the manufacturer were unable to determine a reasonable timeframe to repair the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Kensington, MD, USA

problem #225

Nov 072014

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 recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

problem #224

Nov 042014

Grand Cherokee

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact restarted the vehicle and was able to drive home. 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 75,000.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #223

Jun 302014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 02/18/15 updated 10/2/2015

- Marrieta, OH, USA

problem #222

Jan 022015

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 recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mira Loma, CA, USA

problem #221

Dec 312014

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted. 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 made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #220

Jun 022014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a recall from Jeep Chrysler but no parts are available. My key ignition will and has shut off all by it self causing me to loose steering, brakes and total control of my vehicle. This is my only vehicle as I purchased it in April of 2014 and I would not have bought this vehicle if I knew of the problems with the ignition like the Chevrolet vehicles. I have to drive with one hand on the steering wheel and one hand on my key/ignition to drive. I feel this is not safe and Jeep Chrysler has told me to stop driving this vehicle or drive safely. How can I drive safely with this problem that is clearly a major issue with all ignitions on several years of Jeep Grand Cherokee's. Jeep told me I cannot get a new ignition till I receive a second mail letter telling me there is a fix for this problem. Please push Jeep to fix this issue as it is a great danger to drive but I have to cause this is my only vehicle that I have.

- Bucyrus, OH, USA

problem #219

Aug 112014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lamont, CA, USA

problem #218

Dec 292014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Highland, IN, USA

problem #217

Dec 292014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 04/06/15

- Spring Grove , IL, USA

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