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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,719 miles

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 7 of 14)

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problem #146

May 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part was not available for repair. Also, the dealer mentioned that the manufacturer was sending one repair kit per week reason why the contact had been placed on a waiting list. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who declined to provide an alternative remedy. The vehicle was not repair. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Manitowish Water , WI, USA

problem #145

Sep 252014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V391000 and 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (fuel system). The contact was told by the local dealer that the parts were not available for the recall repair. The contact wa concerned that the safety issues were not being repaired in a timely manner the manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #144

Feb 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated excessive force was required when applying the service brakes. The contact stated that recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated the part was not available for repair. The manufacturer was left a message in regards to the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Hudson Falls , NY, USA

problem #143

Sep 242014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). The parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Estell Manor , NJ, USA

problem #142

Jul 092014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Seymour, CT, USA

problem #141

Jul 032014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes). The part needed to repair the vehicle was not available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mars, PA, USA

problem #140

Sep 192014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles

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

On Friday, 9/19/14, my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee almost killed me. I was driving between va and NY via I-81 for a family funeral. I stopped half-way there for lunch and then experienced a problem starting it. Hitting the start button, it would not start, and would not stop trying to do so - it kept cranking and would not stop until I opened the door. It did this 3-4X, and then it started. It had never done this before. I continued on, more cautiously. An hour later, while passing several big rigs, part of the electrical system stopped working. I lost power steering, accelerator function, and my dash lit up - and the engine continued running and even revved despite the lack of the accelerator. My brakes also didn't work for approx. 10 seconds. The road curved, and I almost lost control and flipped the Jeep trying to avoid the big rigs, which were slamming on their brakes all around. Ultimately, I was able to pull over with no accident or damage and turned the vehicle off. After 15 minutes, it re-started, and I was able to get to my destination with no other problems. Upon arrival, however, I experienced the same things while testing it at very low speeds on back roads. After the funeral on Saturday, I was able to get it to the local dealership, where it still is undergoing diagnostics. I had to travel back to va on Sunday, and now have to rent a car, deal with long-distance repairs with an unknown dealership, and travel back to NY to get it once repaired. The dealership indicated it sounded like a tipm issue, which I have learned Jeep/Chrysler know about, but have not recalled. I have previously experienced minor electrical issues (flashlight never worked, multiple back bulbs, etc), which the dealership indicated may indicate tipm issues since the day I bought the vehicle, but were always dealt with as isolated repairs. Please help with a Jeep/Chrysler tipm recall!

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #139

Sep 192014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
On Friday, 9/19/14, my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee almost killed me. I was driving between va and NY via I-81 for a family funeral. I stopped half-way there for lunch and then experienced a problem starting it. Hitting the start button, it would not start, and would not stop trying to do so - it kept cranking and would not stop until I opened the door. It did this 3-4X, and then it started. It had never done this before. I continued on, more cautiously. An hour later, while passing several big rigs, part of the electrical system stopped working. I lost power steering, accelerator function, and my dash lit up - and the engine continued running and even rev'ed despite the lack of the accelerator. My brakes also didn't work for approx. 10 seconds. The road curved, and I almost lost control and flipped the Jeep trying to avoid the big rigs, which were slamming on their brakes all around. Ultimately, I was able to pull over with no accident or damage and turned the vehicle off. After 15 minutes, it re-started, and I was able to get to my destination with no other problems. Upon arrival, however, I experienced the same things while testing it at very low speeds on back roads. After the funeral on Saturday, I was able to get it to the local dealership, where it still is undergoing diagnostics. I had to travel back to va on Sunday, and now have to rent a car, deal with long-distance repairs with an unknown dealership, and travel back to NY to get it once repaired. The dealership indicated it sounded like a tipm issue, which I have learned Jeep/Chrysler know about, but have not recalled. I have previously experienced minor electrical issues (flashlight never worked, multiple back bulbs, etc), which the dealership indicated may indicate tipm issues since the day I bought the vehicle, but were always dealt with as isolated repairs. Please help with a Jeep/Chrysler tipm recall!

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #138

Sep 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
While driving the ABS, and tracking lights came on. Made it home, and notice that the fuel pump continued to run when the ignition was turned off. Started the Jeep back up, and the brake pedal went to the floor. Had Jeep towed to thd Dodge dealership. Estimated cost, 1,300.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #137

Sep 012014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to brake booster recall notice issues. The consumer was informed by the dealer, the part was not available.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

problem #136

Sep 162014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic), but the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the vehicle needed additional repairs other than the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Harrison, IN, USA

problem #135

Aug 072014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Received a recall on the brakes. Took the truck into golling Jeep in bloomfield hills mi on 8-7-14. Was called back to let me know it was also a bad brake booster. It is now 9-15-14 over 5 weeks later and the truck is still not fixed. I'm told they don't have the parts and they have no idea when they will be in. This is affecting my ability to do my job due to lack of a comparable vehicle and in turn causing me stress.

- Sylvan Lake, MI, USA

problem #134

Sep 152014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Filing a complaint because Jeep/Chrysler has failed to remedy a recall situation in a timely manner. Received notice May 2014 on need to recall brake booster, have attempted to schedule repair since then but told there is a nationwide parts shortage and am on a waiting list. Was told this won't be an issue until freezing weather, but live in northern midwest and freezing weather is now - still no promise the parts will be in anytime soon.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #133

Sep 112014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V391000 (electrical). 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 VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Semmes, AL, USA

problem #132

May 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was stopping poorly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Freeport, ME, USA

problem #131

Sep 102014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V391000 (electrical). The contact stated that the parts were not available to perform the recall repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #130

Apr 282014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lynnfield, MA, USA

problem #129

Sep 102014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Drums , PA, USA

problem #128

Apr 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lajolla, CA, USA

problem #127

Jun 162014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed for 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.

- Albany , NY, USA

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