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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,146 miles

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 10 of 21)

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problem #223

Jun 102015

Grand Cherokee

  • 49,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. On several occasions, while driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning, the steering seized, and all electrical function failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions where it was explained that the part needed to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that there was no timeframe for the part to become available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Winfield Park, NJ, USA

problem #222

Nov 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning after driving over a bump. The vehicle restarted; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact was made aware that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #221

Jun 092014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #220

Mar 152015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 8/10/15

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #219

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to start the vehicle after several attempts. The vehicle was included under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the remedy was not available. The contact received the recall notice in December of 2014. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Union Springs, AL, USA

problem #218

May 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The dealer diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V56700 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 51,000.

- Ashley, PA, USA

problem #217

Apr 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Without warning, car would not start. Has happened several times since. Multiple sources have determined it is a problem with the wireless module. Seems to be a widespread problem among Jeep, but no recall.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #216

Nov 242014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #215

Apr 172012

Grand Cherokee

  • 59,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The part to be replaced was unknown. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system) after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 59,300.

- Irvine , CA, USA

problem #214

May 122015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Key fob looses contact with ignition

- Ashley, PA, USA

problem #213

May 272015

Grand Cherokee

  • 109,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Key in ignition but can't roll down windows, use blinkers, no radio. Basically nothing electrical. First noticed problem when headlight seemed like it had short. Replaced bulb at $85. I consider this a serious issue and there are no answers forthcoming for a repair date. Dealership has no answers either. I am noting all contacts concerning this issue.

- Dahlonega, GA, USA

problem #212

Dec 122014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #211

Feb 142015

Grand Cherokee

  • 112,000 miles
We were driving down the road and the Jeep shut off. No power at all. Wheel locked and we about crashed. Thought maybe the ignition kicked back. (recall). Nope there wasn't any power at all after trying to restart the Jeep. Called the dealer. They said Chrysler is aware of the win failing and are aware of the tsb but refuse to recall the Jeep because they say it's too expensive to recall all the vehicles affected by these issues. So to recap.... we almost crashed the Jeep at 55mph which would have killed my wife, our young twin boys, and myself. But for Chrysler to recall these vehicles would be too expensive. So after a $200 tow bill and 2 hours in -20 degrees in an Ohio winter with no heat the Jeep still won't start. After a little bit of research I've have discovered that the Chrysler electrical systems are very poor and any static electricity will short them out. Please do something about these issues before someone loses a family member or their own life. I will gladly sell this vehicle back to Chrysler for the amount I paid. I have paid 10K and owe 9K still. Please force them to do something! anything at all!

- Shreve, OH, USA

problem #210

May 122015

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While attempting to operate the vehicle, the engine failed to start. The vehicle had to be towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition win module malfunctioned and it needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was approximately 96,000. The VIN was not available. MA 08/10/15

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #209

Oct 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #208

Nov 132014

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the key became jammed between the start and run position. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #207

May 112015

Grand Cherokee

  • 109,000 miles
Recall part "win" model will not allow key to turn in ignition. Dealer is unable to get new or recall part from Chrysler. No response from Chrysler and no indication when part will be available. Vehicle is inoperable until part is fixed. Dealer ordered a new part amc Chrysler cancelled part with no explanation. Chrysler refuses to return phone calls and emails regarding this repair. Recall # P57

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #206

Mar 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred several times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

problem #205

Mar 052015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available for several months. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The failure mileage was not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #204

Nov 282014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wallins Creek , KY, USA

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