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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee miscellaneous problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 182007

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Rear defrost does not work properly. Upper portion of defroster does not work while the lower portion does work minimally.

- Burlington, IA, USA

problem #5

Aug 282006

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer complaint concerning 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to fail and dealer refuses to buy back vehicle.

- Cobb, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 032006

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have numerous problems with the engine light coming on. This has been going on for some months now. I have taken the vehicle to the dealership for this problem at least three different times. My engine comes on and stays on for days at a time. The dealership was unable to diagnose the problem. Than for last few months, while I am driving all the gears on my dashboard light up and wont allow me to give the car any gas, and makes a sound like the engine is reving up. This can happen two to five times a day. Now, when I put the car from park to reverse it is a making a long banging noise and jerking the car.

- Monessen, PA, USA

problem #3

May 252005

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


New 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been in/out of dealership 5 times for leaks in front A-pillars. Has been in shop 2X for the transmission recall, and a mistake they made completing the services. Car is going into shop again because the auto sensor on the rear-view mirror is malfunctioning. We filed lemon law with daimler, and are awaiting a response. Filing complaint with the state of Oregon on the dealership due to customer service issues.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Jun 282005

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I noticed bird droppings on hood. Washed car as soon as possible. Bird droppings had eaten through clear coat and paint right down to bare metal. Called dealer where purchased, they told me to contact Chrysler. I E-mailed Chrysler and was told that it wasn't covered under warranty. Recently had repaired at owner's expense.

- Hartshorne, OK, USA

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problem #1

Jul 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I have a redesigned 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee purchased in Jan 05. Since that time I have noticed a significant amount of paint chipping on the on the lower body area just in front of the rear wheels. I have owned two prior Jeep (96, 94) and never experienced this problem. Factory rep says it is in the design of the vehicle and refuses to do anything about it. Have noticed problem on other 2005's as well.

- Frazier Park, CA, USA

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