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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,907 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 40)

problem #781

Jun 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 115,000 miles

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

We received a recall notice at least 8 months ago and notified our dealer humes of waterford and had no call back.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #780

Jun 012009

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles
When starting ignition, wipers activate. While driving, headlights and instrument panel flash intermittently. When starting ignition and while driving, air conditioner blower shuts down, cuts out intermittently and blower, when operative, only works on high. Sometimes switching to off and restarting or hitting a bump activates blower. At one time opening and closing the glove compartment activated blower but not any longer. Passenger air bag lights continuously.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #779

Mar 202016

Grand Cherokee

  • 187,000 miles
While driving, the instrument panel will flicker on and off, the heater/cooler blower shuts down, cuts out. The speedometer and tachometer quit working as well.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #778

Dec 042015

Grand Cherokee

  • 97,803 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 at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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 97,803. Part distribution disconnect.

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #777

Feb 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled and the brake warning light illuminated. In addition, the calibration warning light and the air bag warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed to be recalibrated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the warning lights remained illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,500.

- Bandon, OR, USA

problem #776

Jan 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,000 miles
Exterior headlights and interior dash lights flicker on and off speratically. This happens while driving, stopped and even when parked. I have to flick the light switch on and off to try to get lights to stay on. This is scary when driving at night and I'm sure it irritates the heck out of anyone who see's my lights flickering.

- Port Townsend, WA, USA

problem #775

Jan 182016

Grand Cherokee

  • 160,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 65 mph and attempting to overtake another vehicle, the power steering failed. The power steering failure caused the contact's vehicle to crash into a metal guardrail. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the back and hand, which required medical attention. The contact stated that passengers in the vehicle also sustained injuries to the arms and legs, but medical attention was not required. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #774

May 132014

Grand Cherokee

  • 70,000 miles
This is well-documented on the internet. The plastic connector for the climate control blower motor on my vehicle has overheated and melted internally, causing an intermittent connection and periodic smoke inside the passenger compartment. I called the dealership and they offered to replace my blower motor resistor and wiring harness with a different set of parts that do not experience this issue. Their offer was to perform this repair at my cost. See: www.sparkys-answers.com/2011/02/2006-Jeep-grand-Cherokee-blower-only.html for visual details of the same issue on another vehicle of the same model, but different model year. Jeep should replace the blower motor resistor and pigtail free of charge.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #773

Sep 192015

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
This issue is well-documented online. My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee's steering column horn circuitry fails in the engaged position, causing the vehicle's horn to sound without driver intent. This is a safety hazard that can distract other drivers or cause them drivers to take unnecessary evasive action.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #772

Dec 202014

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect......updated 03/15/16

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #771

Mar 142015

Grand Cherokee

  • 165,000 miles

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

Vehicle shuts off by itself while moving at low speed" received several recall notices but the dealer hasn't contacted me back with an appointment. Only told me to keep the ignition key separate until they could get the program update"

- Warren, RI, USA

problem #770

Oct 102015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle had a strong hesitation upon turning the key in the ignition. The failure progressed for over three months. In addition, the vehicle was extremely difficult to start. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and was to be referred to a dealer to schedule the recall repair appointment. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #769

Apr 222015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #768

Sep 032015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the alternator warning indicator illuminated. 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 failure mileage was approximately 148,500. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/18/16 updated 03/30/16.

- Palm Beach Shores, FL, USA

problem #767

Dec 082014

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 for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure. Parts distribution disconnected.

- Ocean City, MD, USA

problem #766

Oct 252015

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 for the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer has not been made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #765

Jul 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • 97,752 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where an unknown part was replaced. The failure persisted after the repair was performed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. After several months, the manufacturer stated that the recall expired and they declined to service the vehicle under the recall remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 97,752. The contact no longer owned the vehicle. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Twain Harte, CA, USA

problem #764

Jan 062016

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
Exterior headlights and interior dash lights flicker on and off speratically. This happens while driving, stopped and even when parked. I have to toggle the light switch on and off to try and stop the flicker or even to get the lights to come back on because sometimes the lights stay off even when the switch is in the on position. This is extremely scary when driving at night and I'm sure it irritates the heck out of anyone who see's my lights flickering. They think I'm signaling them for some reason. Really need a fix for this asap. Hope daimler/chrsler isn't waiting for death/accident toll before they fix this issue. I have already had the ignition switch replaced per the recent recall and the problem with the lights persists.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #763

Sep 012015

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 experienced a failure related to the recall but no details were available.

- Wareham, MA, USA

problem #762

Dec 172015

Grand Cherokee

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition module needed to be replaced since it failed to read the key. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and refused to provide any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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