Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The fourth generation Grand Cherokee took the relatively trouble-free run of the 3rd-generation and flipped the script.

From 2010 to 2011, complaints about the vehicle not starting increased 10-fold. In fact, the 2011 model year is riddled with engine problems and a defective TIPM might be to blame. The TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) distributes power to all the eletrical components in the vehicle, so when it starts acting funny so do numerous other components in the car. Orders for new TIPMs were so abundant that parts became scarce, prompting a class-action lawsuit claiming Chrysler ignored this obvious defect.

By 2012 complaints dropped back down by about 80%. Needless to say, if you see a used 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee on a lot just keep walking.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,678 miles

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152011

Grand Cherokee

  • 6,678 miles


2011 Jeep overland has a service bulletin 08-029-10. My vehicle has beenin dealership six times for liftgate not opening when it is in the heat and sun in Arizona. Chrysler acknowledges this will happen when metal on hatch. Reaches 140 degrees which is equivalent to about 100 days in the southwest. Is this a safety hazard and what obligation does Chrysler have? they told me to live with it in the summertime. Chrysler claims nothing can be done to repair no opening liftgate.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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