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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,656 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 302009

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 9,396 miles


2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo encountering several problems: The vehicle either won't start or starts then stalls. Experienced other problems with complete loss of power while driving on the highway at 60mph. Also had loss of blinkers, radio and wipers. The problems have been occurring intermittently since Nov, 2009 but becoming more common over last 3 months. Current mileage 43K. No codes found on computer for any of the problems. No dash lights when car stalls. It is very scary and certainly a safety issue that needs to be addressed. The earlier recall (H03/ 08V059) is the exact problems but our vehicle is not included in the recall.

- Saddle Brook, NJ, USA

problem #8

Mar 052012

Grand Cherokee

  • 42,500 miles
While driving all my gauges stopped working such as the wipers, speedometer, oil light, all of my gauges stopped working that are controlled by the computer. Couldn't tell what gear I was in while driving. My radio and clock wouldn't work. My blinkers wouldn't work. I had to take it to get it fixed this morning. I surprised this wasn't on a recall.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #7

Sep 182011

Grand Cherokee

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on numerous occassions.the contact stated a red light flashed on the instrument panel when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure where the dealer replaced the gear shifter and the engine starter module. The failure was not corrected and the vehicle was no longer able to be started. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign 08V059000 (visibility: Windshield wiper/washer). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 62,000.

- Highland , MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 152011

Grand Cherokee

  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed and would travel in the wrong direction, causing the wiper tips to break. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics and the failure was located at the windshield motor. The manufacturer advised the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V059000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer) and denied assistance with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 64,000.

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #5

Oct 032011

Grand Cherokee

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4. The contact stated after using her windshield wipers and turning them off they became jammed obstructing the drivers view. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised him that the control module on the wiper board failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- St. Louis Park, MN, USA

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problem #4

Aug 302011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
LH remote controlled, heated, self dimming side view mirror, appears to be delaminating, mirror is foggy, green greasy gel-like material is oozing from 2 places in the mirror. Mirror is useless.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 252011

Grand Cherokee

  • 133,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the engine was running for a few minutes and without warning the vehicle stalled. The vehicle would not restart. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified, and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V059000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 133, 000.

- Cornelia , GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Found that the first time I tried to open the sunroof since last fall that it will not open. A clicking can be heard from the sunroof motor located behind the sunroof. Sunroof will go to vent position, but will not slide back.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #1

May 202010

Grand Cherokee

  • 52,008 miles
We were driving our 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee on an open road at about 55mph when we heard a loud sound like a muffled gunshot over our heads. No other traffic was in sight and there was nothing overhead. When we pulled over to investigate, we noted that the sunroof was shattered and "pooched" up, yet intact. Nothing struck the vehicle and it was not impacted from below. We drove it to the nearest dealer we could find with the nav unit a few miles away. We were met with hostility and basically called liars by the service staff when we told them what happened. It is currently in the dealers shop awaiting a new sunroof. We have had other Chrysler products before and have had no issues. Other than this incident the vehicle has been a joy to own.

- Kentwood, LA, USA

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