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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 1 of 21)

problem #403

Nov 072016

Grand Cherokee

  • 120,000 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 was inadvertently moved through the run position to the accessory or off ignition position, and the engine shut off. The vehicle was taken to the manufacturer who stated that the ignition switch and key fob needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Orinda, CA, USA

problem #402

Oct 272016

Grand Cherokee

  • 150,008 miles
NHTSA camp.14V567000- came out after work and car would not start.no dash lights no start. Towed to home. Full battery, no fuse issues. Isolated to win unit. Have contacted dealer, he will order part for $350. 2 day wait. Will update.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #401

Oct 242016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). 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.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #400

Oct 212016

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles

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

When using the lane change feature of the turn signals (I.e. depressing the turn signal lever until you hit the first detent, which then activates three turn signal flashes and then automatically turns off)it occasionally flashes the wrong direction. You want to indicate right but it may flash left, it may flash all left signals or some left and some right during the same sequence. It happens in both left and right directions. It happens during about 5% of the time when using the lane change, turn signal feature. I have contacted Jeep but received no assistance.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #399

Sep 062016

Grand Cherokee

  • 64,800 miles
Vehicle while driving the key in the ignition on position would randomly, while driving kick to the off position. It would require placing the car in park and re-start the vehicle. There is an active recall for this issue, but it does not include my VIN number.

- Park Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #398

Sep 262016

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.

- Dallas, PA, USA

problem #397

Aug 312016

Grand Cherokee

  • 128,800 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. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the wireless ignition node (win) module and a key fob needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in 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 128,800. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #396

Sep 142015

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. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

- East Brady, PA, USA

problem #395

Feb 262016

Grand Cherokee

  • 161,000 miles
Between February 2016 to September 2016 my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been experience a fail to start. This has been happening intermittently. I have had to tow the car 4 times and it has been to the dealership twice. First was told the battery was the issue, and after changing the battery it continued to happen. Now they say its the starter. I have a case number with fca us (Jeep customer service) not any help! Jeep needs to figure what is wrong with my car and stop throwing parts at it!!!

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #394

Nov 102014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The part was not available for the repair. The contact received several notices from the manufacturer, but they did not know when the part would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fenton, IA, USA

problem #393

Sep 012016

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 repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 10/07/16

- Mountain Top, PA, USA

problem #392

Dec 022014

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 for the repair was not available. 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.

- Sparta, WI, USA

problem #391

Dec 102014

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 for the recall repair were not available. 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.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #390

May 162016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Called browns automotive 483 rt 112 patchogue NY 11772 (631) 289-8500 on May 16, 2016 in reference to my wireless ignition node recall. Was told they would put me on a waiting list for repair and that it could be a few weeks (spoke with jess). Called back June 1st, briana told me I was #38 on the waiting list. Called June 28th chrissy told me I was #30 on the waiting list. Called July 29th doreena told me I was #27 on the waiting list. At this rate I will not have my recall fixed until sometime in 2017.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

problem #389

Jun 132016

Grand Cherokee

  • 52,000 miles
The car ignition went into accessory position causing the engine to stop while I was driving it on the road. I do not have a lot of keys on the key. Also the ignition switch feels somewhat loose when I turn the key.

- Westerly, RI, USA

problem #388

Jun 082016

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 135,000. Updated 08/03/16 the consumer stated the vehicle would stall once a week, at various speeds. Updated 08/15/16.

- Hubbard, OH, USA

problem #387

Nov 212014

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Marion, AL, USA

problem #386

Dec 012012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer seeks reimbursement for ignition switch module recall notice repairs. The consumer stated the vehicle would cut off, in the midst of driving. The consumer stated the first repair attempt failed and the dealer wanted another $357 to fix it. Updated 05/10/16.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #385

Apr 162016

Grand Cherokee

  • 40,143 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the passenger side visor began to smoke profusely. The vehicle was pulled over and inspected. The contact observed signs of an electrical fire due to the components of the visor being melted. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V879000 (electrical system, interior lighting); 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 approximate failure mileage was 40,143. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #384

Apr 242015

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Within a month of owning the vehicle. The dealer replaced the heater motor, fuel pump, belts, and the air bag and check engine warning lights randomly flashed. The dealer replaced the driver side seat belt and indicated that the service engine light flashed because of the weather changes, which was not a diagnosis. The contact experienced the vehicle being difficult to start upon turning the key over. The dealer replaced and reprogrammed the keys, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Lake George, NY, USA

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