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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,677 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

May 072007

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 51,031 miles


Drivers side window on 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee on first occasion, May 2007 came out of power window track, wedged between mirror and door frame and the pressure resulted in spider cracked throughout window. This is a hazard due to potential window exploding onto driver while in transit. Also inability to close window during inclement weather could result in traffic crash. Initial repair resulted in window motor also needing to be replaced, motor warranted by Chrysler, but labor was charge to customer. Second occasion September 16,2007, same drivers side door window came out of power window track and wedged between mirror and door frame. This time window did not crack, however, Chrysler dealer would not cover under warranty, charging customer. Story Chrysler Jeep, advised window track parts to repair the molding was back ordered for 3 weeks. Dealership glued old track molding into place so it would not slip out of place causing this power window issue. ( vehicle has 51,031 miles ) additionally, ac/ heat control blower resistor and wiring melted on plug in behind glove compartment of vehicle. This resulted in blower motor only working on high. May be a fire hazard with this vehicle.... again dealer would not warranty work due to 51,031 miles on vehicle this 2.5 years old vehicle has significant safety issues.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 062007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While SUV is running on the road and / or on full stop the dashboard lights turn on and off several times within seconds, rpms decreases, engine stops and air conditioning turn on and off. This conditions have occurred all at the same time or in combinations. In one occasion the battery went dead in middle of the road. The dealership has not been able to find the source of the problem. The problem may occur in busy traffic posing risk of car accident.

- Manati, PR, USA

problem #1

Jan 302006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
We leased a 2005 Jeep Cherokee in January 2005 and in January 2006 everything on the dashboard started to cut off including turn signals, odometer... and everything on the dash including the cd player, the buttons for the heater/ac would overheat and the car began to smoke for no apparent reason. We took it in to galeana, the local dealership and they could not find a problem, which apparently seems to happen quite often with chyrsler automobiles. Shortly after the car began to break down everywhere. If I parked the car at a store, work, home... and went back to start it, it would not crank. This happens 8 out of 10 times and the vehicle has been taken to the dealership 5 times and they could not "duplicate" a problem and now they tell me they can't do anything for me. Shortly after that at the end of 2006, as I was driving down the highway a "pebble" as the dealership calls it, went through my grill and hit the transmission coolant, spraying transmission fluid everywhere almost catching on fire with me and my two small children in it. We took it to the dealership and apparently the transmission was blown out, $4,000 dollars to replace. All of our other problems still exists and Chrysler does not want to fix the problems or let us out of the lease. I have tried talking to Chrysler and getting this issue resolved only to hear them telling me that this was not their problem. This is becoming a trend in their business and if they cannot fix the vehicles they manufactured they should not be making the vehicles in the first place.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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