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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

electrical problem

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 3 of 21)

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problem #363

Jun 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 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 a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the parts were on back order. The dealer was unable to provide a time frame for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cudderbackville, NY, USA

problem #362

Sep 222015

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 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 expierenced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #361

Dec 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles
Problems with vehicle starting some days--other days won't start. No one can find the problem. Just completed the recall of the ignition switch but still have start problems.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #360

Dec 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V470000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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 failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Franklin, PA, USA

problem #359

Dec 052015

Grand Cherokee

  • 127,232 miles
My 2008 Grand Cherokee will not start at all. Dash light up but will not turn over. Battery in new. Starter tested and ok. Win recall was performed. 4WD software updates were performed. Over the past year the vehicle has had multiple no start/no crank issues. After few hours or days, it will turn over. Vehicles is always parked/not moving when this occurs. The dealer wants me to pay out of pocket for the tow for a diagnostic test. If the test does not show anything, I pay another $120 for the diag and have to pay for tow elsewhere. Jeep customer service is useless. I pay monthly payment and insurance for a driveway ornament.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #358

Sep 172014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Several months ago I was issued a recall notice, P57/NHTSA 14V-567, from Fiat Chrysler automobiles for my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee which pertained to the wireless ignition node (win) module. However, my Jeep dealership in plattsmouth, Nebraska has continuously claimed that Jeep dealerships cannot get the parts needed to replace the win module and the frequency operated button ignition keys.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #357

Sep 252015

Grand Cherokee

  • 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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Washington, WV, USA

problem #356

Nov 242015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notice 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 notified of the issue. The contact stated that when the ignition key was turned in the vehicle and there was an abnormal noise causing the vehicle to fail to start. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Surperior, NE, USA

problem #355

Mar 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 121,522 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position, the engine failed. The battery warning indicator was illuminated continuously. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 121,522.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #354

Nov 222015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. In addition, there was an abnormal noise when attempting to start the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received 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 notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 103,000. Updated 02/12/16 the consumer stated the ignition switch would not shut off. The engine would idle with the starter solenoid engaging. The ignition switch was replaced. Updated 03/01/16.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #353

Nov 192014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While in park, the vehicle failed to start. In addition, the contact stated that the instrument panel lights failed to illuminate and the radio failed to function. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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 failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. Update 01/13/16 MA updated 01/22/16.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #352

May 152015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While starting the vehicle, the key fob was stuck in the ignition switch. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a 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 for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/05/16 updated 02/10/16.

- Shohola, PA, USA

problem #351

Nov 132015

Grand Cherokee

  • 76,200 miles
Recall P57 was done on Sept 9 2015, since then cars ignition switch goes into off position while driving has done this 4 times since recall repair at night all lights along with power steering and brakes fail to work a very dangerous situation

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #350

Aug 142014

Grand Cherokee

  • 120,000 miles
Vehicle had issue resolved by recall P57 where key fob would stick in ignition between off and on. The key first got stuck in the ignition on 8/14/14, a memorable day, because it happened on the day we were going to the title company to close on our first home. At the same time the ignition switch issue started the airbag light came on and all the steering wheel functions are disabled. The horn no longer works. It is unknown if the airbags work. This is clearly a safety issue but the dealership wants to charge $90 just to hook the vehicle up to their machines to diagnose what is going on and will not consider this as related to the recall P57. Not being able to honk in the interest of safety is a problem. It is unknown if the airbags are functional so I guess it will take getting in an accident to find out (an accident which cannot be prevented by honking my horn to warn another driver).

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #349

Oct 302014

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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mechanicville, NY, USA

problem #348

Jul 302015

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 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 contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mohnton, PA, USA

problem #347

Oct 072014

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 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 failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #346

Sep 172014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the parts to do the repair were 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mount Hope, WV, USA

problem #345

Aug 032015

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

problem #344

Oct 232015

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 repair the vehicle 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.

- Medford, NY, USA

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