10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,953 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 31 of 41)

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problem #220

Jun 022014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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

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 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

problem #216

Dec 062014

Grand Cherokee

  • 185,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel seized and the brakes failed causing the contact to crash. The specifics of the crash were not available. The air bags failed to deploy. The front passenger sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the parts to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 185,000.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #215

Dec 222014

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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #214

Oct 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 105,000 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 when driving, the instrument panel electrical gauges and the headlights failed. The contact stated that the failures were intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #213

Sep 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 20 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. In addition, the contact stated that two batteries were replaced within three years.the contact also stated that the instrument panel become inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was unknown.

- North Miami, FL, USA

problem #212

Jul 252014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 66,666 miles
Ignition shut vehicle down as I was driving on the highway aprox 65-70mph. Loss of power brakes and steering, if there was an accident the airbags would not deploy due to car thinking the key is in the off position. Is a current recall but no parts are available and was told it was safe to drive. Has occurred multiple times, I removed key and keychains from the key as instructed but it continues to happen.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #211

Dec 212011

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 recall 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 did not experience a failure.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #210

Oct 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 received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to the recall 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 delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Essex Junction, VT, USA

problem #209

Mar 242014

Grand Cherokee

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to start. The contact jiggled the key and after several attempts, the vehicle started. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the battery was replaced, but the failure recurred. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system), however the part needed for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

problem #208

Dec 162014

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

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #207

Dec 152014

Grand Cherokee

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

- Mechanicburg , PA, USA

problem #206

Dec 122014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee limited, 2005. The rear right door handle cracked and upon exiting of my family member, the hand simply broke off. In the past week, I have been experiencing a threatening to break of the driver's side door handle. I am the only one driving my Jeep and I worry that when I have my grandchild in the vehicle and the rest break as it appears they are threatening, exiting the vehicle will be an issue. I have contacted both the dealership in my town as well as Chrysler regarding this issue and I was informed that I would have to replace the door panels rather than the actual door handles. The dealerships are kicking the can down the road and this is dangerous for them as well as the customers. Chrysler needs to deal with this issue before it becomes a real problem. After the recall was performed, the consumer noticed the ignition cylinder physically extended out from the housing and was very difficult and awkward to engage when starting the vehicle. In addition to that, when starting the vehicle, the windshield wipers came on. The consumer stated it was not an issue prior to the recall work being done. The dealer repeatedly told the consumer the ignition switch had nothing to do with the wipers. Updated 06/02/16.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #205

Dec 152014

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 needed 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.

- Sacremento, CA, USA

problem #204

Dec 022013

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 needed 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.

- Bristol , CT, USA

problem #203

Jun 162014

Grand Cherokee

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the gauges failed to function properly due to a faulty ignition. Also, the heat and air conditioner were not working properly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #202

Oct 062014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 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. 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. Updated 01/21/15 the consumer was informed there was no solution for the problem. Updated 01/16/15

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #201

Dec 132014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 145,542 miles
My daughter was in a turn when she lost power steering, lost braking power, etc. She had to apply hard brakes to prevent going into the opposing lane. While she didn't understand what had happened, her passenger told her to try restarting the car. She did, and was able to continue.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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