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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,238 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 212014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles


The middle back seat belt strap located in the rear seat is locked tightly in place & cannot be loosen to use properly for anyone seating in the middle rear seat. There is no code to deactivate this problem for I have researched online & called the Jeep dealership to resolve this issue without the costly expense. To easily resolve this issue, is to just cut the seat belt strap or take out the entire rear seat which is a big time-consuming mess to take out & put back in place just to loosen the strap as I read online. To have the dealership do the work would be putting out more $$$$ for the same thing as doing it yourself. This is a big problem for the middle rear seat belt in the Grand Cherokee as I have read online & nothing is being done to correct this. No one can sit in the middle without a seat belt by law. I have 4 grandkids that I take to swim lessons or visits at the same time & if I knot in another seat belt straps to the Jeep seat belts that is still taking a risky chance of endangering their lives by doing this or getting a ticket for improper seat belt usage.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #11

Nov 172010

Grand Cherokee

  • 65,000 miles
The middle seat belt locks up and renders it useless. It locks so tight that it is impossible to loosen and becomes a safely risk if god forbid someone would be stuck in it during an accident. It has started to dig into my seat so bad that I have no choose but to cut it and remove and replace it. This is a manufacturer defect and should be a safety recall and placed on this asap.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #10

Aug 102011

Grand Cherokee

  • 65,000 miles
Rear middle seat belt is stuck in retracted position. It is so tight that it is digging into the top of seat. Apparently this is a common problem that happens after pulling the back seat down for cargo. This seems to be a safety issue, what if it locked like this when a person is using it and couldn't get out in an emergency. I feel that this should be recalled and fixed by Jeep.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 212012

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,100 miles


2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - rear middle seat belt locked up! I put the rear seat down to move stuff, went to put seat back into regular up right position and the middle seat belt is locked and wont release. I have read that this is a common problem with no fix. In my opinion this is a safety item that the manufacture needs to look into via recall or fix!

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #8

Feb 182012

Grand Cherokee

  • 71,000 miles
The rear center seat belt is stuck in the lock position after laying the back seat down to haul cargo. I have read several forums regarding this problem and it seems to happen a lot. No solution yet save taking it to the dealer for them to fix and me to have to pay for. Not a good option in my book.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

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problem #7

Feb 242010

Grand Cherokee

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when the rear center seat was folded downward, the seat belt would become locked abnormally. The contact had the entire seat belt replace by the dealer but the repair did not remedy the issue. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Hersey, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 242011

Grand Cherokee

  • 104,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the rear middle seat belt would not retract. The contact had the same seat belt replaced two years prior to the most recent failure. The contact spoke with the manufacturer but they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Southborough, MA, USA

problem #5

Jul 102008

Grand Cherokee

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 25 mph, the contact's vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The vehicle at fault slammed on the brakes, which caused the contact to slam on the brakes as well. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belts failed to restrain the contact. A police report was filed. He stated that this is a safety issue because the components failed to protect him from bodily harm, which could have led to being severely injured. The current and failure mileages were 27,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Dec 222006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
- the contact stated after purchasing a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee that she discovered that the seat belt straps did not have adequate length to securely lock into the buckle assembly for large occupants. The dealership provided free seat belt extenders but she still feels that seat belt extenders won't keep her safe in an event of an accident. Contact can provide pictures of seat belts if needed.

- Archdale, NC, USA

problem #3

May 132006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph through an intersection on normal road conditions, the engine stalled and could not be restarted. There were no warning lights prior to the incident. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, who diagnosed a fuel pump and fuel injection pump failure, both were replaced. After this incident, the vehicle presented transmission problems. The contact noticed a loss of power while driving 65 mph on a highway. Intermittently, the transmission made noise when shifted to second gear. The vehicle had been taken to the dealership 20 times, however no error codes identified the defect. In one of the incidents, the yellow malfunction light illuminated and the dealership identified the defect as the computer control module and the driver shaft, both were replaced, however the transmission problem persisted. The dealership determined the vehicle could not be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted who recommended to take the vehicle to a different dealership. The vehicle was not downshifting when going up hills and it would get stuck in second or third gear. The A/C and blower motor were inoperative, the dealer could not duplicate the consumers concern. The key became stuck in the ignition. All the dashboard lights were flashing, the cd player was broke. The brakes and rotors vibrated. The starter was replaced. The driveshaft and heater were replaced. The seats would not move back. The seat belts did not retract as they should. Updated 01/17/07. Updated

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 302006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
: the contact stated after purchasing a new vehicle he discovered that the seat belt straps did not have adequate length to lock into the buckle assembly for large occupants. The dealership provided free seat belt extenders. Updated 3/9/2006 -

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #1

Jan 132005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the seat belts were short. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership several times. The seat belts were replaced. However, there was no improvement. The dealership ordered four inch extender. The contact felt this was a safety related defect. The consumer has since spoken with the Chrysler group and longer seat belts were sent to the dealer and they have been installed. Updated 01/19/06.

- Flushing , NY, USA

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