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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,841 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #72

Sep 132016

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles


My transmission keeps reading over temp but when I check everything on said vehicle there is no known problem. This makes me feel unsafe in my vehicle. Especially with children in it. It happens parked or while driving randomly anywhere

- Mineralwells, WV, USA

problem #71

Jul 072016

Grand Cherokee

  • 140,000 miles
The airbag light is on Chrysler says they need to be fixed and do not work also the backing of the door handles have all cracked and broke the doors do not open from the inside due to the backing that holds the door handles together have all cracked and broke.

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #70

Aug 252016

Grand Cherokee

  • 145,000 miles
The key for my vehicle will no longer work. The buttons will not unlock the Jeep. When trying to unlock the vehicle, I have to unlock with the physical key, then experience the alarm going off to get into the car. This has been occurring for over the last year. Changing the battery does not help.

- Kennedale, TX, USA

problem #69

Aug 252016

Grand Cherokee

  • 145,000 miles


Door handles on rear doors completely broken off. In an emergency, my child could not get out of the car. The car was parked and the doors would not open from the inside. If the car was in a more serious emergency...flood, fire, crash, anyone in the backseat could not get out of the vehicle.

- Kennedale, TX, USA

problem #68

Jul 202016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Takata recall, my car shifts to neutral whenever I'm driving

- Hickory, NC, USA

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problem #67

May 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Problem with broken door handles 1front passenger 2rear passenger doors all broken which causes a safety hazard for my kids and others who ride in the vehicle. Rather expense to replace and should be recalled by Chrysler.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #66

Jul 232016

Grand Cherokee

  • 140,495 miles


While driving the vehicle in drive it slips into gear 3 by itself and when I attempt to accelerate its in limp mode. I always have to pull to the side and shut the vehicle on and restart it several times before it actually shift the ( D ) drive.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #65

Jun 242016

Grand Cherokee

  • 129,479 miles
On 04/23/2016 I took my vehicle for a recall, P41 / NHTSA 14V-438 today is 7/10/2016 and the vehicle has done the same thing twice, all of a sudden all the lights in the dash board go on I loose power and after a while it starts up again. Like I said before this has happen twice now I lost my cruise control and a service electrical brake system is coming on and engine light. I fear that this is going to cause me to have an accident one day and there for I have been using only secondary roads that don't have much traffic.

- Montvale, NJ, USA

problem #64

Jun 082010

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
My car keys stopped working in 2010. This means that every time I lock the doors I need to do it manually which cancels the alarm to function. My car does not have any protection form being broken into. I have searched the problem online and there are several owners that have the same problem which is described as defective keys.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #63

Jun 142016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The speakers are made cheap plastic that the magnet on back falls off. The interior door handles are easily to break due to plastic very brittle all 4 doors are broke making it difficult to open doors. Also the transmission will sputter as if I'm running out of gas. While driving the connection from air control knob has burned out air only blows on high. Also the part that switches form cold to heat, the plastic gears wore down now will now switch over.. over all these vehicles are over priced for all the cheap plastic parts that are used. I have read the interior door handles were trying to get on recall list but guess it didn't make it. Unable to select a date this all happened but it been over the years starting in 2007

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #62

Jun 012016

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee I bought it new and it have 48575 mile this vehicle has problem since I bought it when it rain the water come in the driver side I make many complain to Jeep about it an they are not fixing the problem now all my door panel were the handle is are broken and Jeep don't want to fix it.the cost on me to replace the panel for each door are about seven hundred dollars each panel and that is some [xxx]. never buy a Jeep the service suck and the are made of cheap material. Someone need to do an investigation on this. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hollis, NY, USA

problem #61

Jun 152015

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at a low speed, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000. Updated 05/18/16 the consumer stated the failure was not due to a failure of the ignition recall that was performed by the dealer. After extensive diagnostics, it was determined the power failure was due to non-related maintenance issues. The consumer requested to have his complaint withdrawn. Updated 07/07/16

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #60

Apr 042016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Brought vehicle in for oil change (only oil change). Jeep dealer gave back vehicle back with a new ignition stating there was a recall on it without me asking or authorizing them to do so. Now I have a new ignition that is not flush with the dash (sticks out about half an inch) and does not work properly with my original keys. My keys are extremely difficult to go in and out of the ignition and on 2 separate occasions the key was unable to be removed from the ignition resulting in the acc being left on overnight and being forced to take vehicle to dealer in the morning with a dead battery. Dealer states I need to purchase a new key because my keys are original and the ignition they replaced is brand new and are not synced up. The service manager told me it is my problem to purchase new keys for the Jeep that had no issues prior to them replacing the ignition. Called Jeep customer service and they told me I would be given a new key but than put me on hold for 20 minutes and told me it is actually my responsibility to purchase a new key after they changed out my ignition.

- Center Valley, PA, USA

problem #59

Mar 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
All 4 of my interior door handles have cracked around the door handle itself. The plastic supporting the door handles has broken leaving the door handle useless. There have been numerous complaints with the same issue around the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a recall should have been issued. God forbid a fire occurs the passengers in the car would not be able to exit the vehicle from the inside!!!!!

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #58

Mar 072016

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
Front passenger door handle cracked / vech. Has approx 60K miles little use for a 2005

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #57

Jan 042016

Grand Cherokee

  • 67,000 miles
All 4 of my indoor door handed are broken!!!

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #56

Feb 202012

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles
Interior door handle of passenger door in the back seat behind the driver cracked and fell off. The driver side door handle is doing the same thing and is about to fall off. The car was stationary, and I believe this is a safety hazard because if the car was in an accident, occupants would not be able to exit the vehicle.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #55

Dec 092015

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall. Headlights randomly flicker or shut off while driving on highway

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #54

Nov 112015

Grand Cherokee

  • 99,000 miles
Recall for ignition switch was completed unsatisfactorily by the dealer. 1) it is extremely difficult to get the key to turn. The new design takes excessive force to push the key in and then turn, and, again, excessive force to push the key in and remove the key. This repaid is totally unacceptable to me, 2) new key barrel, or whatever they installed in the steering column, does not align up in the hole in the dashboard and is immediately noticeable looking at the dash board. This, too, is not acceptable. 3) a goofy looking sticker was attached to the dashboard next to the steering column key how. Is that part of the "recall"" are we supposed to keep post-it type notes on our dash for safety" you've got to be kidding me. Tightness in getting key to tun on or off is occurring at all times, every time.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #53

Oct 212015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I called the recall center multiple times speaking with briana, tiffany and shelena (supervisor) regarding recall P41. All of them stated and have documented that I would be receiving 2 new keys when they fix my recall. The dealership is refusing to give me new keys. I think it is unprofessional to misinform your customers and not hold true to your word. I have been expecting new keys because I am having issues with mine and now they are refusing to replace it. I have been waiting for over a year for a solution for this recall and now this.

- Kennett, MO, USA

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