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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:
2 / 36
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,711 miles

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 12 of 21)

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problem #182

Dec 012014

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 numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system) and 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to do the repairs were 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.

- Recine, WI, USA

problem #181

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V115000 (equipment, tires) and 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Abbeville, FL, USA

problem #180

May 282015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
My husband and I arrived home with our 7 week old in the backseat and our keys inside the diaper bag. We stepped out, closed our doors and the entire vehicle locked by itself with our baby inside along with the keys. We are both certain that we didn't accidentally push the lock button. Luckily, we were home and someone was in our home and able to let us in so we could retrieve our spare key. We live in phoenix and it's summer. This is very dangerous. In the couple of minutes that she was locked inside, it had already heated up considerably. Luckily, nobody was hurt. I notified Jeep who stated that when the battery in the key fob is low, sometimes it locks the car. We had already replaced this. They also suggested we pay to have the vehicle diagnosed for malfunction. Why should we pay for their error?

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #179

Aug 142014

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 stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V391000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts were unavailable for repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hackensack , NJ, USA

problem #178

Dec 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V634000 and 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repairs were 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.

- Rocky Mount, VA, USA

problem #177

May 202015

Grand Cherokee

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power without warning. It took numerous attempts to restart the vehicle. The dealer repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred on five separate occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #176

Mar 042015

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 numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system) and 15V115000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Emmitsburg, MD, USA

problem #175

May 052015

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the rear driver side headlight failed to illuminate. The dealer replaced the bulb twice, but was unable to provide an extensive diagnosis to determine if there was an internal electrical failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The failure mileage was unknown. MA 08/10/15

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #174

May 192015

Grand Cherokee

  • 52,800 miles
I traded in my working VW jetta for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee a month ago, we needed the space as we are expecting. Last week I went to start the Jeep leaving work and it wouldn't start, I took it to the dealer who informed me that it was a fuel pump relay recall but the parts are not available. Their plan is to replace random parts and hope it fixes the problem until the parts are in.. so what exactly is a consumer to do"! you sold hard working americans garbage at top dollar and now were supposed to take the bus until you get your act together"! further proof not to buy american! the federal government need to step in here, I'm tired or customers getting the shaft. Get the parts or buy back the product! ill be the first to sign on a class action.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #173

May 212015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:15V115000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 8/10/15

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #172

May 212015

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 numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system) and 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were 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.

- Jackson , NJ, USA

problem #171

Apr 102015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V391000 (electrical system) and 15V115000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Spring Hill, TN, USA

problem #170

Dec 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical systems) was received in December of 2014 and the notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system) was received in April of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #169

May 082015

Grand Cherokee

  • 34,695 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power without warning. The vehicle was towed to a Chrysler dealer where it was diagnosed that the ground strap detached and shorted the alternator. The failure was due to the vehicle being improperly repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,695.

- Northern Cambria, PA, USA

problem #168

May 122015

Grand Cherokee

  • 29,410 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Upon depressing the push to start button, the contact heard an abnormal noise and the vehicle would not start after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump relay needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic), 14V391000 (electrical system) and 15V115000 (electrical system). The contact did not know when the parts would become available to schedule the repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 29,410.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #167

May 132015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Daytona Beach , FL, USA

problem #166

Sep 052014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system) and 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repairs. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ridgefield, NJ, USA

problem #165

May 062015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Corbin, KY, USA

problem #164

May 082015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system), but the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #163

Sep 052014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and the contact had to merge over to the side of the road to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer more than twice and they indicated that the part needed was not available to repair the vehicle. The contact indicated that months later a notification was received for NHTSA campaign id number: 15V115000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available for several months. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The failure mileage was not available.

- Morris Chapel, TN, USA

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