NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

CarComplaints.com Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague

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.

8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 4,000 miles

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

2011 Jeep grand jerokee overland - transmission shuttering lugging during automatic shifting. Driving the vehicle during normal driving conditions at speeds of 30-40 miles per hour transmission consistently shutters (rough shifting) causing owner operator to leave transmission is maual selection 4th speed. (gear selection 1,2,3,4,5, D) leaving the transmission in drive has generated rattling noises and transmission lugging (shuttering) when in automatic selection "D". accelerating at this time also causes the vehicle to lurch (jerk roughly).

- Halifax, MA, USA

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