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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,580 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.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 202016

Grand Cherokee

  • 6,002 miles

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

The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When the accelerator pedal was depressed from a stop, the engine restarted and hesitated to respond. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,002.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #6

Oct 242016

Grand Cherokee

  • 11,600 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked inside a garage facing forward. While the brake pedal was depressed, the contact pushed the start button and the vehicle suddenly accelerated at approximately 30 mph into the front lawn. The vehicle struck a tree stump with the front passenger side wheel, went airborne approximately seven feet off the ground, and landed on the other end of the driveway. The vehicle kept accelerating and crashed into a building on the property. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact managed to switch the gear into park and stop the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The approximate failure mileage was 11,600.

- Breckenridge, CO, USA

problem #5

Jul 132016

Grand Cherokee

  • 211 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while reversing from the driveway, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into a garage. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent shop. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 211.....updated 09/19/16

- Saint Mary, WV, USA

problem #4

Jun 212016

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle accelerated independently and increased in rpms. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 500. Updated 09/29/16

- Coulterville, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 272016

Grand Cherokee

  • 1,100 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving down a hill, the vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure recurred every time the vehicle was driven down hill. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,100.

- Coulterville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • 650 miles
The vehicle lost all acceleration...on a highway...in a tunnel...surrounded by large trucks. The vehicle coasted out of the tunnel and made it to the nearest siding. No buttons were pushed and the controls where not touched. Both hands were on the wheel during the trip through the tunnel. Once pulled over, it was discovered that the engine was on, but did not respond to the pedal. Turning off and restarting the vehicle allowed the pedal to function again. This was purchased brand new only two and half weeks prior. This vehicle was brought to two dealers and has been with them for the past two weeks. The problem can not be diagnosed, so no repair was completed by Chrysler. I expect this dangerous event to reoccur. I do not feel safe in this particular vehicle and will not drive it. Chrysler has only offered words of consolation.

- Souderton, PA, USA

problem #1

May 172016

Grand Cherokee

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate from a stop light, the vehicle failed to move without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V249000 (power train, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the parts for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000. Part distribution disconnect.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

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