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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,513 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • 134,565 miles


While driving on interstate 81, our low tire pressure light came on. About 10 seconds later our rear passenger tire exploded causing our vehicle to jerk to the right and weave back and forth. We were able to pull off of the road and when inspecting the tire, black smoke was rolling from the tire and the tire was in shreds. The wall of the tire completely exploded. The tires were puchased about 1 year ago. They are hankook dynapro A7-M P245/65R17 tires. They are not on the recall list, but should be. We are now scared to drive the car for fear one of the three other hankook tires will explode. We are thankful that we were not involved in a serious accident as our grandson was in his carseat in the backseat of the passenger side.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 152014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
In February 2013, I bought 4 copper tires, cooper discover atr OWL 235/65/R17, dot UT81 C8E 0411 for my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Factory direct tire, 22617 76th ave w, edmonds, wa 98026, sold the tires. Around middle of June 2014, someone brought to my attention that all four tires on my Jeep have cracks on sidewalls. The tires only had 8,000 miles on them; those are 50,000 miles tires. It seems that many consumers cannot see those cracks and the dealers and the manufacture get away with that; if consumers noticed those cracks, at that point, cooper just offer them a prorated amount based on tread wear. The more tire gets worn, the less money cooper had to pay. I believe it is a very dangerous game as people lives is at the stake here. People drive kids in those cars without obvious bubble or separation because it is hard to see those cracks on the side of the tire. The way that this tire is built compare to other tires, this tire eventually will have those cracks. The belt in the middle of the tire that includes cooper name and logo is a separate rubber belt between the tread and the rubber above the ream. On many tires this side is one solid piece, but not on this particular tire. It looks it is manufacturing/ engineering defect that belt in the middle of the tire eventually will start separate itself due, for example, to weather conditions, such as very hot weather. The tire like that would not pass quality control if it were tested in accordance with new standard for tire manufacturers. Thus, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 139, "new pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles." There is another issue with cooper tires, they are not correctly reflect mileage they claiming in the warranty for their tires. For example, my Mazda 6 had arizonian tires, which were manufacturing by coopers, which suppose to last 65,000 miles but were between 3 and 4/32 after 40,000 miles.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

problem #3

Aug 142008

Grand Cherokee

  • 65,000 miles
I have had to replace 3 of 4 my valve stems because the threading around were you put the cap on twisted off while I was putting air in my tire. While removing the cap the stem had snapped right at the thread. The first time this happened was 180 miles away from my residence. Another time I was three states away. Having this happen while not near you home is very frustrating and was very frustrating. On the second time I was foolish enough to have a tire person talk me out of not getting it replaced, three days later out of state it snapped on me. What a freaking headache. I still the broken piece in my car after the guy fixed it for me. What a mess.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 252008

Grand Cherokee

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle has cooper discoverer atr tires, size 255/65R17. While routinely inspecting the tires, the contact noticed that the exterior sidewall tires had belt separation. In addition, the tread had excessive wear. She took the tires to a tire dealer and they diagnosed it as just cosmetic failure. The manufacturer stated that those particular tires (dot ending in 1506 and 3506) were excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 06T016000 (tires:tread/belt). The contact would be responsible for the repair costs. She has pictures of the failed component. The VIN was unknown. The tire failure mileage was 5,000. The vehicle failure and current mileages were 95,000.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 312005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The Goodyear Wrangler hp's on my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee are wearing terribly! there are only 6400 miles on the SUV and the tires are feathering something awful! the vehicle was in for service and tire rotation July 31, 2006. I also asked the dealer to inspect the tread wear on the tires. The dealer stated that it was normal. I have since had the vehicle examined by a service/parts representative at a different local dealership. He stated that in no way was the tire wear normal. He added that the wear on my tires resembles that of a vehicle with nearly 20,000 miles on it. This is unacceptable in my eyes.

- Parma, OH, USA

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