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 2012 Grand Cherokee hasn’t seen the same complaint volume as the 2011, at least not yet.

It’s worth noting both model years are part of a class-action lawsuit that focuses on a defective TIPM and a long wait for replacement parts.

The 2012 also received national attention after it failed a Sweedish Magazine’s “moose test”. the test measures a vehicle’s ability to swerve out of the way of an obstacle you wouldn’t want to hit while driving down the road … like a moose.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,100 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.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 192016

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles


Was driving with my family, battery light came on and car shut off at the light, car started to make a whistling noise before light came on. Restarted car light was no longer on and noise gone. Drove about 5 miles on the highway and all the dash lights came on. Windshield wipers turned on then lost complete power of car. Unable to steer use emergency lights or brakes, luckily was able to coast to a stop and not get hit. Car towed to our mechanic, mechanic said recall due to defective alternator. Had it towed to local dealership sj denham, Chrysler and dealership tells us there is no recall on our car for alternater. 10-12 days to get alternater. Won't provide rental or loaner. Car sits at dealership waiting for alternater. Chrysler said they would assign a case manager and make it upscale case, that they would call us within 48 hours, 2 days later we have not received a call. Dealer is charging our extended warranty for this service and said we have to pay $100 deductible and $40 for the belt that was damaged. They also wanted $50 if we wanted them to locate the alter er within 3 days. We declined paying $50 stating this should be part of their customer service.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 102016

Grand Cherokee

  • 2 miles
Takada recall had recalls done car still hard to start and now dies when driving getting angry with the whole car very dangerous with kids in car

- Linden, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 052016

Grand Cherokee

  • 52,000 miles
Takada recall took car had 4 recalls done now hard to start and while drive shout down

- Linden, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 292015

Grand Cherokee

  • 43,500 miles
Electronic stability control malfunction indicator light randomly goes on and off while vehicle is in operation. Automatic wiper blades randomly activating while vehicle is in operation when no moisture or rain is present. Automatic key-less entry/exit system intermittently fails to work when using door front handle sensors. Dealership has recommended replacement of tipm under extended warranty in effort to resolve issues.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #1

May 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I am sitting on 3 recalls on my vehicle list above, brake shield, visor wiring, and now alternator problem. I am not very happy with 3 recalls that they don't have part for, and the dealership can not tell me if and when parts will be in, I am to the point I don't want this vehicle anymore because of these issues. I don't wanna wait till there is a injury or fatality. I want this resolved or vehicle replaced. I am guessing the air bags will be next knowing there is a recall on them on other vehicles.

- Indianola, IA, USA

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