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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 7 of 21)

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problem #282

Sep 192015

Grand Cherokee

  • 49,000 miles

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

Battery light came on then starting smelling smoke so pulled over shut car off. Alternator was smoking so called for assistance. Car was completely dead and had to be towed to dealer. Told alternator failed and needed to be replaced. There is a recall number is P60 on this 160-amp alternator for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011- 2014 but for some reason that no one can truly explain my car is not covered (2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee). It is the same exact alternator in my car as the recalled alternator.

- Williston Park, NY, USA

problem #281

Jul 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 49,000 miles
I purhcased my used 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee roughly one year ago from miller Jeep in springfield, pa. In July of this year, I was driving on my way home, and started to smell smoke. I got on the highway and immediately smoke started coming from the headliner. I pulled over and within about 3 minutes, my car was completely on fire. There was a safety recall done on the car to prevent this from happening. Please see the link below, which summarized what happened to me: www.autoblog.com/2015/05/07/Jeep-grand-Cherokee-Dodge-durango-NHTSA-investigation-recall/

- Bryn Mawr, PA, USA

problem #280

Nov 132014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
1-after quickly stopping on the side of the road to collect mail, I tried to go back into the road to continue driving but the steering wheel locked and I could not straighten the vehicle. I ended up crossing into the other side, going into the ditch and hitting a snow bank. Due to the very slow speed (I was speeding from the parked position) and to the luck that there were no other cars coming on the opposite direction, no harm was done. Dealership never found anything wrong with it. 2- I have had two safety recalls on this vehicle that have not been addressed on a reasonable time frame. For one of them, my car is at risk of fire under the hood, and for the other one, there could be engine stall and crash. Jeep has informed of both, but has not been able to provide my dealership with the appropriate parts for fixing the problems. So I have been driving around with small children in the back seat, risking myself and my family's lives and all they can do is tell me nothing can be done and good luck" because it's monetarily cheaper to pay for lost lives than to avoid the loss" something needs to be done, this vehicle was not a cheap one, however we have been treated like they are doing us a favor just for letting us a know we are at risk of dying from car crash due to it's malfunctions.

- White River Junction, VT, USA

problem #279

Sep 052015

Grand Cherokee

  • 63,500 miles

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

There was a whining noise coming from the engine and a burning smell. Took the car into be repaired and they informed me the car needed an alternator replacement. Per the 10/8/14 NHTSA recall of certain models manufactured between 2011-2014, I would have expected that my car would have been included for the same repair, but I am being told I am not.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #278

Sep 152014

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); however, the part to do the recall 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.

- East Berlin, PA, USA

problem #277

Sep 012015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to fuel pump relay recall notice issues and vehicle steering problems. According to the recall, the part was not available. Also, the consumer stated the steering was not steady, when he encountered a bump or a dip in the road. The dealer was unable to find a problem.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #276

Jul 012015

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 96,000 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 received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was unable to provide an estimated date for when the parts would become available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact mentioned that several attempts had to be made before the vehicle would start. The failure mileage was 96,000. Updated 11/06/15 updated 11/18/15.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #275

Aug 212015

Grand Cherokee

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V115000 (electrical system) and 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #274

Aug 122014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V391000 (electrical system), 14V634000 (electrical system), 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available....updated 09/28/15

- Sturtevant, WI, USA

problem #273

Apr 102015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that parts were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bellbrook, OH, USA

problem #272

Aug 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 number: 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #271

Apr 102015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was not available within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available for an extended period of time. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Greenville , SC, USA

problem #270

Aug 202015

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 vehicle repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #269

Feb 192015

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 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/2

- Newport, TN, USA

problem #268

May 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at a low speed, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Lavista , NE, USA

problem #267

Apr 152015

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 do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.

- Middleburg, VA, USA

problem #266

Mar 132015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system), 14V391000 (electrical system), and 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to perform the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bridgeport, WV, USA

problem #265

Aug 182015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/5

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #264

Apr 152015

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); 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #263

Aug 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 84,000 miles
While driving vehicle started pulsating and then turned off. Would then not start. Ended up being a totally integrated power module failure which shut power off to the fuel pump. Chrysler has already issued a recall but their "fix" does not seem to be adequate. Instead of replacing the tipm with an improved design, they have developed a "band-aid" fix of bypassing the internal tipm relay.

- Hanahan, SC, USA

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