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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,341 miles

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Jun 162015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and hesitated to respond. As a result, there was a greater stopping distance. The vehicle was repaired but the details were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 03/16/16 updated 03/22/16.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

problem #26

Jan 032015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to brake system recall notices. The consumer stated she did not know about the brake recall. However, by that time, she had already hit four vehicles, because she was not able to stop. Also, two days after the vehicle was purchased, she went to start it, but it wouldn't start. The vehicle stalled while at a stop sign. The consumer sent in a recall regarding the sun visor. Updated 03/24/16.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #25

Oct 062015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Cherokee. While driving down an incline at 15 mph, the brakes failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake booster failed and needed to be replaced. A year prior to the failure, the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 51,000. Updated 02/18/16 updated 02/22/16.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

problem #24

Nov 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles

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

The issue described in NHTSA campaign number 14V104000 has been experienced on multiple occasions over the last 18 months. However, my VIN does not indicate that my vehicle is associated with this recall. I believe the investigation should be expanded to determine if a broader set of vehicles is subject to this safety issue.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #23

Mar 022015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to seat cylinder head and brake system recall notices issues. The consumer stated the check engine light illuminated prior to receiving the recall. The dealer informed him he would need to put down over 4100 for a diagnostic check to verify the problem. The consumer stated it was not mentioned in the recall. In fact, the recall stated the defect would be fixed for free.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #22

Feb 142014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer claims department representative writes in regards to reprogram ABS module recall notice and seeking rental and collision claims. Recall # 14V104000 was sent attached to complaint.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #21

Jan 072015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part needed to complete the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair to be completed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #20

Jun 302014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 2/24/15 the consumer stated he has been on a waiting list, since July 2012. Updated 03/02/15

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #19

Nov 072014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V391000 (electrical system) and 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 3/4/15 updated 03/26/15

- Las Vagas , NV, USA

problem #18

Dec 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee consumer isn't pleased with dealer doing recall repairs once a week the consumer was informed his vehicle would on February 16, 2015, because there is a waiting list. Recall numbers 14V154000 and 14V391000.

- Casper, WY, USA

problem #17

Aug 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Chrysler dealer do not have the replacement part to correct the corroding brake boosters.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #16

May 292014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 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 of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 5/12/15 the recall repair was completed. Updated 03/17/15

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #15

May 022014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). However, the part needed was not available for months. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact did not experience a failure. Updated 10/23/4 the recall was completed. Updated 10/30/14

- Little Falls, NJ, USA

problem #14

Jan 012014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked intermittently when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 21,000. Updated 12/01/14 updated 01/27/15

- Owensboro , KY, USA

problem #13

Aug 252014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/20/14 updated 12/02/14

- Waynesburg , PA, USA

problem #12

Jun 102014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 10/23/14 the recall was completed. Updated 10/30/14

- Bucyrus, OH, USA

problem #11

Aug 132014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #10

Aug 052014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Cherokee. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 082014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Recall notice received P14/NHTSA 14V-154. Called dealership regarding recall. Told the part would be ordered (June 11). Called again August 7. told it would be another two months. Told by dealership that orders were allowed to go thru but that only one part per week shipped. Asked if it could be more than a year. Dealership thought not but admitted it had no way of knowing.

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 102012

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 500 miles
Multiple incidents - stopped at corner heading uphill. Happened to touch both brake and gas pedals at the same time. I found that when going into the intersection at the change of light, no gas (propulsion) for approx. 5 seconds. Complained to service mgr. He advised he had heard this before and would contact Chrysler. Never heard from him again. Over the two years this problem occurred about 4 times. I have since been told that Nissan has also engineered this into their cars as if this makes it right.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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