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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,733 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032008

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


While slowing to a stop, engine dies and vehicle loses all power steering and brakes making vehicle extremely unsafe. This has just begun happening on this vehicle at approx. 28,000 miles. However, it has happened twice in the past two days.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 072006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,200 miles
During stop-and-go driving as well as driving that includes accelerating and slowing repeatedly, my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/4.7L V8 stalls out. This has resulted 2 instances of me almost hitting an electrical box in from of my work while trying to pull into the drive and the vehicle stalls and I lose power steering, and 2 instances of almost being hit from behind as a large trucks approach from behind and I try to accelerate away from a stop light and the vehicle stalls.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
2005 Jeep Laredo exhibits apparent engine skipping, thrashing, etc when traveling at approx 1200-1500 RPM up a grade (engine under light load). Dealer and manufacturer say that this is a performance characteristic of the vehicle. Service manager of mckinney Dodge in easley SC (tony) says that "every one of them do this, new or with a few miles - worse after a few miles". service manager indicates that he has no clue how to fix the problem, asked me to call national number (probably trying to get me off the lot). Called national number, they called local dealer (tony) and were told that the problem could not be fixed, therefore denying that it was a problem at all. National Chrysler folks said it was an operating characteristic of the vehicle and that nothing could/would be done "at this time". I put "500" under "number of failures" in the form below just because I had to put some number. It happens every time the car is driven.

- Greenville, SC, USA

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