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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,350 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

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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