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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,827 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 14)

problem #278

Sep 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 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 received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a problem. Pam

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #277

Jan 262015

Grand Cherokee

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. After stopping the vehicle, it stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #276

Sep 102014

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 to perform the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fayetteeville, GA, USA

problem #275

Dec 202014

Grand Cherokee

  • 104,000 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 while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Ocean City, MD, USA

problem #274

Feb 032015

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 had not experienced a failure.

- Kingford , TN, USA

problem #273

Jan 312015

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,872 miles
Had truck for 800 miles since purchase used from the original owner. I am 6'5" tall. Was driving on the freeway when the ignition key (1.5" from my knee) accidentally turned the truck off due to contact with my knee. Under different circumstances, loss of power steering, most braking, and possibly airbags could be very dangerous. Hours later I read a story in the mountain news newspaper about a driver leaving the highway due to this same Jeep problem. That accident was two weeks ago and the vehicle and trailer overturned on hwy 18. I mentioned this issue to a friend who had the identical 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and he said the knee/key issues happened to him "several times" before he sold it. He is 6'6" tall. Secondly, all four interior door handles are falling apart and failing due to brittle plastic. They break with no notice and would prevent emergency egress from the vehicle. While it would be possible to roll the window down and open the door from the outside, with the ignition accidentally shut off that would be a problem. This is an essentially universal problem with this door handle design.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #272

Feb 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 65,000 miles

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

Recall P 51 - faulty ignition switch... reported to owners, September 2014... Jeep has not provided a fix and do not have any idea when it will be available... I called Jeep the customer service number on the recall notice and the voice system puts you on hold forever (I finally hung up after 1 hour)... it's obvious that Jeep doesn't want to fix this problem... you need to make them do it... thanks... doug chozianin

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #271

Aug 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and all warning lights illuminated. 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 not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 49,000. The VIN was not available.

- Albany, OH, USA

problem #270

Jul 032014

Grand Cherokee

  • 74,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part was not available for repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced the failure listed on the recall. In addition, the contact mentioned that a strong odor of gasoline emitted inside the vehicle while driving. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 74,500.

- Staunton , VA, USA

problem #269

Oct 062014

Grand Cherokee

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

- Wimauma, FL, USA

problem #268

Jan 062015

Grand Cherokee

  • 42,900 miles

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

While slowing to make a turn in a left turn lane, right knee contacted the ignition key causing the engine to shut down. I was already braking, so came to stop, without incident, and restarted the engine. Chrysler sent us a notification of recall several months ago and indicated that they would notify us when parts were available to fix the problem. A subsequent notification suggested positioning the seat such that it would keep the knee from contacting the key. This is an absurd suggestion by Chrysler. If I do what their suggestion says, I must drive with my arms almost fully extended, which then means that the driver is not optimally positioned for the air bag protection. I think that the us dept of transportation needs to call Chrysler out on this and get the problem resolved before some unintended consequences occur as a result of their temp fix solution.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #267

Jul 032013

Grand Cherokee

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 ( electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #266

Jan 162015

Grand Cherokee

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. 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 not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #265

May 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle by shifting into park, turning the key to the off position, and then to the on position. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Creve Coeur, IL, USA

problem #264

Feb 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 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.

- White Stone, VA, USA

problem #263

Nov 132014

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
Engine quit while own shifting on automatic transmission. Went out of gear and had to pull a side without engine power

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #262

Dec 142014

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel lights flashed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transfer case and unknown systems were reset. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #261

Jun 162014

Grand Cherokee

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

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #260

Oct 022007

Grand Cherokee

  • 43,900 miles
I have been having issues with my Cherokee since early 2007; multiple issues including the car stalling, check engine light coming on/off, all the dashboard lights turning on and off and multiple attempts in getting the car to turn on. I have taken the car to multiple repair shops; both dealership and local repair shops looking for answers. I have been given the same diagnosis each time; the transmission control module is faulty. The transmission control module has been replaced (3) times and works for a little less than a year and then the problem returns. I first heard of the safety recall - ignition switch P41/NHTSA 14V-438 (as I later learned) from the media. I called the nearest dealership to inquire on when I could bring the car in for repair. They said they didn't have the part and to call back when I get a letter saying the part is available; that was almost 6 months ago. In the meantime I have also received a letter from Chrysler informing me of the recall. That came almost 3 month after the recall was on the news.yesterday, while driving my car all the dashboard lights came on and off and my car momentarily stalled while driving down the highway. These are the same issues I've been having where the transmission control module has been replaced and reading the symptoms of this ignition switch problem, I think they are related. I called Chrysler's recall assistance center today and was on hold for 2 hours before I gave up. There was no way to leave a message for Chrysler to call me back. The recall has been in affect since July 2014 and has not been resolved in a reasonable time. I am afraid to drive my vehicle as it is a safety hazard to myself and others. This is causing a lot of difficulty for me as this is my only mode of transportation and there is no repair in the foreseeable future.

- Avon, CO, USA

problem #259

Jul 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while at a stop light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart but the failure recurred multiple times. The contact also stated that the lights on the instrument panel intermittently failed to illuminate. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Tuson, AZ, USA

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