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.

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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.

3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,833 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 082016

Grand Cherokee

  • 85,000 miles

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

Since purchasing my 2012 Jeep gc, lugnuts have become loose and at times fall off the stud while driving. Regardless of how well, or how many times the lug nuts are torched down, they become loose and fall off. I have replaced over 5 wheel studs because they break off under pressure and twice as many lug nuts at $12 a piece. Each repair has cost me over $150 a visit for stud repair. While moving from Minnesota to California, my lug nuts became so loose on my wheel the wheel almost fell off going 80 mph. This is a serious and dangerous problem. My vehicle has less than 85,000 miles on it.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 082016

Grand Cherokee

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle began to vibrate. Shortly after the vibration of the wheels, the rear passenger wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing; however, the details of the failure could not be determined at the time. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #4

May 202013

Grand Cherokee

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the contact heard an unusual noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle. The vehicle then began to shake violently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the there were several rear bolts on the rear base of the tire axle flange that were loose and some had fractured off the base flange. The dealer replaced all the tire bolts. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact also mentioned that he had received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V115000 (electrical system) but the part as not available. The contact felt they exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 6,000.

- Cliffside Park , NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 312015

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 a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V115000 (equipment, tires) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Klamath Falls , OR, USA

problem #2

Nov 092014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Over the last year, there has been several incidents with lug nuts coming loose while driving and causing loss if the lug nut and tire wobbling (noise). On 11/09/14, I was parking my vehicle driving under 5 mph and heard a loud pop. Once the vehicle was parked, I got out and looked by my driver side rear tire and see that lug nut and wheel stud broke off. I am scheduled to see the dealer tomorrow for a review of the issue and look for other damage. The ongoing issue of loose lug nuts is a great concern and makes me wonder if there is a bigger issue with faulty studs or wheel bearings.

- Rosemount, MN, USA

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problem #1

Feb 112013

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the tire warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was parked overnight however, the front passenger's side tire was found to be deflated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the wheel could have been damaged due to the driver's negligence. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic, who advised the contact that the wheel was leaking air due to the welding at the time of manufacturing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000. Updated 4/24/13 updated 05/20/2013

- San Angelo, TX, USA

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