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 2014 (and 2015) Jeep Grand Cherokee shows an early trend of transmission complaints. Most of the complaints are for rough shifting — things like jerking & hesitation when shifting gears.

We are keeping an eye on things but the 2014 Grand Cherokee doesn't look like a good model year compared to past years.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,665 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.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #9

Nov 252013

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 13V483000 (electrical system, electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the dealer was unable to service the 2014 model year vehicles until January 2014 because only one recall remedy repair was being performed per day. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dobbsferry, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 262013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 2,020 miles
The driver pulled the automobile into a driveway on a downhill slope. The driver shut the vehicle off using the push button start/stop. The driver returned to the vehicle 10 minutes later, with a passenger in the front seat. The driver started the vehicle (foot on brake as required) using push button start/stop. The driver engaged the transmission into reverse using the shifting lever (with foot still on brake as is required by the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) system). When engaged in reverse, the engine revved to a high level, and the car traveled in reverse up the hill (driveway), through the street, and into a ditch. Side and front airbags deployed. Driver believes they never took foot off the brake, and the braking was not sufficient to overcome torque of the engine/transmission. Vehicle damage includes air bag deployment, cabin roof liner detachment, three bent wheels, minor damage to muffler, minor body damage. Dealer checked electronics/instrument recordings and noted nothing unusual appearing, and had no knowledge of similar problems.

- St. Clairsville, OH, USA

problem #7

May 242013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 10 miles
I have been having multiple problems with the brakes in my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee purchased brand new in May. It has a total of 1,000 miles on it, but the problems started with only 10miles. The instrument cluster immediately lights up like a christmas tree and then the check engine light remains on. The rearview mirrors move into downward facing positions while in park and while driving. This alone is a major safety hazard. The ABS brakes intermittently work and finally failed. The ABS module failed. The backup camera works intermittently and the backup warning system also is intermittently working. My car has been at the dealership every month since I have purchased it and it has currently been there for the last 2 weeks awaiting an ABS repair.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 252013

Grand Cherokee

  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated he received a telephone call from the dealer shortly after purchasing, advising him to bring back the vehicle because of an ABS module defect. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but has not been repaired because the parts needed to complete the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was under 3,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #5

Sep 062013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
The vehicle has been giving me trouble with lots of necessities like air conditioning shutting off and fronts light turn off on their own. On Friday, September 6th 2013, I was driving to the dealership to get things fixed but while I was on my way there driving, the steering wheel just locked and the vehicle wont respond and it was running, it switched to neutro then park on its own and steering wheel locked and brakes are heavy! miraculously and thanks god, I was not injured and the vehicle not damaged! I was in big shock and stress! I have never experienced something like that, it nearly could have been killed me or hit something or somebody or causing damage! I went to the dealership and spoke to one of the service center manager and explained what happened, they tested the vehicle and it the manager told me, this vehicle has lots of issues need to be fixed! I told them, this vehicle nearly got me killed or injured or some damage could have been happened! they gave me a cheap rental car and refer me to talk directly to the company produced the vehicle! I called on Friday and they gave me a case number and told me your case will be assigned to a manager whom will contact you! I have trying since then to get a hold of anybody to help! but seems nobody seems to be taking this seriously! and I would just wonder, what if you are in the vehicle with kids or somebody of your family members or friends! would you guys take it seriously if something bad could have been happened to me or others!" I am really scared to drive this vehicle ! its a very serious matter, I just think about it and say: What if something bad happen to me or a damage has been done to others!" I am very stressed and depressed about it, and most importantly scared to drive this vehicle or trusting that car dealership! I can't drive this vehicle after this experience and I need help!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 052013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 2,400 miles
Similar to NHTSA ids#: 10533622 and 10533524. Occurrence: 5 times to date frequency: Randomly speed: Less than or equal to 50 mph each time adaptive cruise control: Always off, never on vehicle mileage: ~ 3,200 the car randomly applies the brakes even though there are no objects in the road (front, rear or sides) and no pending accident. Out of the five times, two of those times so hard that the anti-lock brakes activated. This is very dangerous and can cause an accident. To date no accidents, because no cars have been around when this happens. I have a family and am afraid to continue to drive or let them drive this vehicle. It has been to the dealer once for this issue and will now go in a second time because the issue was not resolved. The ntsb should really look into this issue with Chrysler and either issue a recall or at a minimum issue a tsb.

- Cliffside Park, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 122013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


Upon starting my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee overland, all of the warning lights came on and remained on. This included, but was not limited to: Airbags, electronic stability control, ABS brake system, check engine light, and others. The messages in the dashboard information screen indicated various failures and the need to service immediately. The rear backup camera also became non functioning. After shutting down the vehicle, waiting several minutes and then restarting, the problems continued. Out of safety concerns, I called the nearest Jeep dealer and was advised they "had never heard of this" and if I wanted service that I would have to leave the vehicle there since they do not make appointments. The lights went out upon restarting again, however I am very tentative about driving it, as I do not know if these important safety systems and/or warnings have failed. This is potentially extremely dangerous and totally inexcusable in a $47,000 vehicle which is less than 6 months old. The navigation system and radio have not worked properly since I purchased the Jeep. Upon calling Jeep, and providing my VIN #, I was advised that it needed a "radio enhancement". looking online, there are many complaints of this electrical safety issue, and yet two local dealers have never heard of it ? there also doesn't appear to be any apparent "fix" at this time. Hopefully the NHTSA can look into this potentially dangerous problem.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The better business bureau has pointed me to you all as you can see in the response below: This message is in regard to your complaint submitted on 6/17/2013 6:08:54 pm against Chrysler group, llc. Your complaint was assigned id [xxx]. "although you have not expressed satisfaction in the resolution of your complaint, based on the information provided by both you and the business, the BBB has determined that we have no documented basis to require further action or response from the business. Therefore, the BBB will close this complaint and not pursue it further. For next steps, please contact the NHTSA at for more information." To sum up the issue, I have the autobraking functionality turned off and the vehicle will sporadically brake on its own when approaching another car/object as part of the anti-collision warning system. Chrysler give the option of turning the braking off or on, and I have it set to "off" but there is no solution as they cannot now duplicate the problem (it's sporadic). I used to be able to replicate the problem with other technology errors I was receiving and they fixed the issue initially, but it's now sporadic. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 192013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 3,500 miles
Huge issue ? five times now, as I'm driving down the road, the dashboard has lit up "brake" in red and the vehicle will start braking for no reason. I will not have the cruise control on and two of the four times, there were no cars around me. This would seem to be a huge safety hazard for myself and other drivers on the road. This vehicle had less than 3500 miles on it when the first occurrence happened.

- High Point, NC, USA

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