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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,638 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #62

Nov 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 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 at an unknown speed, the vehicle lost engine power. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure occurred continuously. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part for repair was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- River Edge, NJ, USA

problem #61

Oct 092014

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 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 while driving at approximately 15 mph, the ignition key was faulty and easily released from the ignition switch. Also, the contact mentioned that the vehicle completely shut off without warning. The vehicle was not was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

problem #60

Feb 062015

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Car wont start on first attempt. Key gets stuck between on and start vehicle loses power.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #59

Jan 052015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles

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

I was North bound on 95 and the key to the vehicle was tapped and the vehicle was turned off. I was traveling at 70 mph and lost all control of the vehicle. I was able to pull to the side of the highway and start the vehicle. This has happened twice, and I fear for my life when I am behind the wheel. I have received a recall notice and was told the part was not available. I was told I would be contacted when the part was available. This recall notice was issued several months ago.

- Biddeford, ME, USA

problem #58

Feb 032015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
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... [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #57

Nov 132014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 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 #56

Dec 102014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles

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

Engine shuts off.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #55

Sep 262013

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving my vehicle it just shut down without any warning and I had to guide it to the side of the road to restart it.thankfully I was driving in a neighborhood where I could do this, it did this a couple of times in one outing, now its every so often. So far it has not done it while I'm out on an interstate but I try to stay close to home til it can be fixed. Plus when I have on my lights my dashboard lights blink on and off. Then here recently the air bag light started flashing and a few days ago it stayed on and hasn't shut off. I've talked to the Jeep dealership about this and they said that they don't have the parts to fix the recall item P41/ NHTSA 14V-438 and I'm liable for the airbag issue. From what I have read online all of these issues are connected. I received a letter on the recall a few months back but have not heard anything back on when I can get it fixed at the dealership. Please advise on what steps I should take to get the parts for this recall so I can enjoy driving my vehicle again. Thanks again

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #54

Jan 182015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
While rounding a corner husbands knee bumped into ignition switch, car shut down. Received recall notice in Sept. 2014 and have contacted local Jeep dealer several times, still no parts to fix this problem. We are following suggested handling of key fob, only the key in ignition. The danger became very present to us last night as we had just gotten off the highway where we were driving at speeds of 65 mph. This would have had a vastly different outcome going that fast. How long is it going to take before this fix takes place? we don't want to die!! had I been driving instead of my husband I would have surely panicked and wouldn't be sitting here writing you now. Chrysler needs to get moving on this before we encounter a dreaded accident.

- Depere, WI, USA

problem #53

Dec 222014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Driving on interstate at 70mph, vehicle ignition switch switched off causing complete loss of engine power and control of steering.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #52

Dec 222014

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 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 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 #51

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 #50

Oct 222014

Grand Cherokee

  • 175,000 miles
Vehicle is an automatic, suddenly attempted to manually shift into a lower gear. The vehicle suddenly slowed down to 5 miles an hour and the rpms started to red line. Check engine light came on and stayed on all day. This has happened numerous times in the last few months without warning.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #49

Mar 172011

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I "recall" driving one evening on a major highway in my recently purchased 05 Grand Cherokee when suddenly I lost all power. I was traveling in a congested area at 65 mph with lots of semi's surrounding me. Thank the god's I happen to be on the perfect incline leading to an off ramp at the time of this engine power failure. I'd hate to imagine the out come had I been one lane over a few seconds prior! my son who was only 5 at the time was a bit freaked out from the whole ordeal. But my biggest complaint is the fact that I'm a Jeep girl and a faithful one but after my constant battle with this less then desirable hunk of junk I'm thinking of cheating with a Ford! after my daily failures with this thing I did some research and found that this vehicle far surpasses the two recalls in my short 3 years of ownership. I'm most upset with my dealership due to the fact they forgot to mention a few hundred drivers of this prior rental truck with an accident that was more than a skip over the curb. They offered but never made good on providing me with owners manual...guess they were worried I would notice the past safety recalls that were never done. So I have had and continue to have every system malfunction on this heap known to mechanics. I'm sick and tired of paying for things that "Jeep are known for" when in truth its all been a result to the viscous cycle of recalls that were either never done or never the proper fix to begin with. So I beg the heads, money and engineers of Chrysler group llc to get your [xxx] together and do the right thing by removing the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 liter with a hemi death trap off the roads! its quite obvious from the first recall only three months after its manufacturer date this truck was meant to fail...!!! so please stop the duct it fix it or[xxx] it! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Emmaus, PA, USA

problem #48

Dec 152011

Grand Cherokee

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, an unknown noise was coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the exhaust manifold gasket, the exhaust manifold bolts and the nuts and catalytic converter bolt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #47

Dec 062014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
We received a recall notice and yet there is no fix for this recall yet. My husband's car has shut off on him about 5+ times. Each time he could have been involved in an accident but thankful he was safe. We don't have money to purchase another car at this time and yet I fear for my husband's safety. When will Chrysler group llc rectify this situation"??"

- Telford, PA, USA

problem #46

Sep 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when driving at low speeds or when idle, the vehicle would stall without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #45

Nov 092014

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, all the warning lights in the instrument panel illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Puebro, CO, USA

problem #44

Oct 222014

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was not taken to dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Melvin, KY, USA

problem #43

Oct 032014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (engine). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 12/17/14 the dealer replaced the cam and crankshaft sensors. Updated 01/07/15.

- Oakdale, CA, USA

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