Notes: There's no way around it, the Cherokee's transmission is junk. There's no other explanation for why a vehicle, usually with under 40,000 miles, would have so many complaints


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,359 miles

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2014 Jeep Cherokee fuel system problems

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 9)

problem #174

May 182019


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Car stopped without warning in middle of road. Would not start. NO Warning lights on dash. Answer: Low oil level, car just turned engine off. NO dash warning for low oil. Happened multiple times. Now: After filling with gas, stopped at light, warning messages "Put Car in park" then drive. When put in Drive, rough and huge thunk. Almost got hit, but was able to pulled over. Called AAA., waited 45, and he drove it up onto bed to bring to mechanic. No problem. They did an oil change. Drove for days then very rough idle and driving. Each time, I was able to pull over w/o being hit. Now sometimes running sluggish going down road and almost hit again. This car is not even 10 years old, but I've lost count how many close calls my family has had. If you go on any of the Jeep forums, many, many owners are complaining abouts these same issues. Why does the maker of Jeeps fix all these issues on the forums BEFORE they build or design new ones?! I have owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee(electrical), Jeep Commander(rust from bottom up), Jeep Compass, now the Jeep Cherokee (by far the WORST one). Was a Jeep fan, but I have never run into so many weird issues. Even my mechanic has given up and said bring to dealership. He has 5 different Jeeps all with electrical/unknown issues.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #173

Aug 262023


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Engine stalls after filling tank. I-??m not over filling it I stop at the first click and don-??t put in a drop more. My engine will still stall and most times my car will completely shut off when I come to a stop.

- Conover, NC, USA

problem #172

Dec 142022


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Vehicle stalls/doesn-??t start when gas tank is full. This has happened while driving.

- Lynbrook , NY, USA

problem #171

May 012021


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When I fill up my car completely the car will sputter and turn off when idling at a stop. Then it may turn off and says to put in park. This has happened several times and in intersections which one incident almost caused an accident. Only happens when car gas tank is completely full. Please advise. Thank you

- Andover , KS, USA

problem #170

Mar 282023


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The vehicle keeps loosing power, everything has been tested battery wise it not the battery. It-??s acting like it-??s not getting fuel. This started 3/28/23, between 40 and 60 vehicle shakes and is hesitant to go. Vehicle will jerk badly and clunk. While the check engine light starts flashing. When codes are check they are for power loss & failure.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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problem #169

Mar 302023


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Everytime I fill up, the car acts like the transmission is faulty. Tried to die when stopping, barely runs. On dash warning says to have transmission serviced. I have to drive approximately 6 miles, restart the engine, then it's fine. Happens everytime. Took it to the Bossier city, la. Dealership and they wanted to sell me a transmission job. I informed them of others with same problem and the said they never heard of that problem.

- Branson, MO, USA

problem #168

Mar 252023


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My Jeep is stalling and it cranks but then while driving for a while it shuts down and you have to crank it back

- Halifax , VA, USA

problem #167

Jan 012023


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1. The 2014 jeep Cherokee has stopped accepting gas except for.5 gallon intervals. Yes it is available for inspection 2. The possibility of running out of gas and the car stalling out. 3. Yes Dewey Dodge has evaluated the vehicle. 4. Jeep headquarters has received the dealer documents and complaint from us about our jeep 5. No warning. Just stopped being able to get fuel in tank with out reengaging pump multiple times and taking over 30 min to get gas. This problem first occurred within the last 3 months.

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #166

Feb 152023


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The vehicle bucks and stalls after filling up the fuel tank to full. I don't lose accessories or anything, I lose engine power. My battery light comes on and my dash says, "battery voltage low put car into park and then desired gear". The car will start up after the excess fuel in the engine is burned off which can take a few tries. It will buck like it wants to stall out or it dies again completely while I'm driving. This is a very dangerous situation to be driving down the road to have the vehicle suddenly stall out. The vehicle will continue to stall until the fuel hits a certain level in the tank.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #165

Feb 112023


  • miles
For the last 12-months I have been dealing with the vehicle stalling after filling it up. It first started a year ago and was sporadic but for the last 6-months it has been happening every time I fill up. This is a very dangerous situation to be driving down the road to have the vehicle suddenly stall out. The last time this happened was on Saturday, 2/11/23 and I spent the day fighting a stalling vehicle. Since 2020 the check engine light sporadically comes on. Supposedly there is a small evap leak. After looking into this earlier today I discovered this is a well known issue with all Jeep vehicles. Seeing how this seems to be a manufacturer issue the consumer should not have to keep paying out to fix what was not done right to begin with. Please look into both of these concerns.

- West Tisbury, MA, USA

problem #164

Jan 252023


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Similar to NTSB 11504810, when I fill up with gas, my jeep stalls out and dies. I don't lose accessories or anything, I lose engine power. My battery like comes on and my dash says "battery voltage low" "put car into park and then desired gear" it takes a few tries to get it started again and it will buck like it wants to stall out or it dies again completely while I'm driving. Also there are times it is rough changing gears (jerky).

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #163

Jan 312023


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Recently, after evertime I fill up with gas, my jeep stalls out and dies. I don't lose accessories or anything, I lose engine power. My battery like comes on and my dash says "battery voltage low" "put car into park and then desired gear" it takes a few tries to get it started again and it will buck like it wants to stall out or it dies again completely while I'm driving!

- White House, TN, USA

problem #162

Jan 122023


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Every time I fill the fuel tank and start driving the car dies, lurches or drops out of gear. I get a message on the instrument display that I cannot shift without a compete stop (I did not shift) It's in drive but will not move. This is dangerous as it gets me to the middle of an intersection and its dead. I know this sounds crazy but it's a repeatable problem. And apparently, I'm not the only one.

- Rathdrum, ID, USA

problem #161

Dec 022022


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Beginning of this year vehicle was taken into mechanic for issues. It had rear differential, exhaust and motor mounts all repaired/replaced! The vehicle still had alot of vibration and just 3 weeks ago wouldn't start! Was towed to dealership since my machanic couldn't work on code issues that was code that came up on Diagnostic machine! Was told by dealership today that the pcm, fuel pump and battery are all faulty! There were multiple recalls since 2020 for the pcm, fuel and electrical the 2014-2020 jeep cherokees. It was taken in for the two recalls we received and wasn't repaired, was just looked at! Now we are having more issues with the vehicle! I have reported this to Chrysler, they are supposed to return my call after making claim and speaking to dealership! This vehicle has had a new engine and transmission put in by dealership in 2016 under warranty. We spent over $3000 in repairs since then to the rear differential, exhaust and engine mounts! Was told this new repair will be another $3000 for the fuel pump, pcm, and battery!

- Grafton, OH, USA

problem #160

Dec 122021

Cherokee 4-cyl

  • miles
We purchased this vehicle in 6/2020. Last year had to replace the fuel system because of the vehicle randomly stalling after filling up the tank. This happened randomly so it could have caused a life threatening situation. The cause of this stalling is fuel getting into the EVAP system, and requires replacing the fuel pump and evaporative charcoal canister to rectify. No recall on this even though numerous complaints, it costed us $1700. We now have been having issues of the vehicle hesitating when pulling into traffic and issues with the automatic gear shifting randomly since about 70,000 miles on the car. Recently it got so bad the vehicle would slow down while pressing on the accelerator. We took it into the dealership and they were able to uncover a transmission issue even though there were no warning lights or system warnings. If we didn-€™t take it in it could have caused a serious injury and accident. There are recalls on more expensive and newer models of this same model 9 speed transmissions but all Chrysler is doing for this model is doing a cheap software update that has NOTHING to do with the issue many cars are having. The below article explains the issues that Chrysler is not helping customers out at all, just putting peoples life-€™s in jeopardy to avoid paying for the transmission recall on all 2014 Jeep Cherokee vehicles even though it is a MAJOR safety risk. I am attaching their response which basically says sorry, Chrysler doesn-€™t care if the vehicle is unsafe and we don-€™t care how much money it is costing our customers to make it safe because Chrysler is making money off those repairs.

- Kirkwood, MO, USA

problem #159

Dec 162018


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What component or system failed or malfunctioned, and is it available for inspection upon request? - When you fill up the gas tank, the car will buck and stall and turn off until the gas tank is less than full (usually about 3/4 full before it starts driving properly again). This has caused the car to shut off completely and not restart even in the middle of driving / in traffic and is a major safety hazard. How was your safety or the safety of others put at risk" - The car stops unexpectedly and will not restart on the road. Has the problem been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center? - Yes, I have documentation from several trips to the dealer and the mechanic. Has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? - Yes Were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear" -

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #158

Jun 062022


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After filling up the gas tank the engine stalls at stop light. I must quickly place car in park and restart the engine. This happens multiple times as I drive home. Then as I start driving again the engine seems to be hesitant and feels like it is "bucking" me. After the first time this happened it seemed to go away after fuel level in tank went down. When I filled the tank again the problem reappeared. This has happened twice to me. This is really a life threatening hazard.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #157

May 152022


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At a stoplight or red light, the car will sometimes start revving up, like it wants to go, while my foot is on the brake. The check engine light will then come on, and It'll then come up with a notification on the dash saying "Shift to P then desired gear". The photo is also attached. This is very annoying, as it happens while driving too. When it comes up during driving, when you press the gas, it will not go any faster and starts slowing down. This is dangerous and needs fixed. Took it to the garage, and they couldn't figure out what is happening, even with the check engine light!

- Mill Hall, PA, USA

problem #156

Apr 052022


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When the fuel tank is filled, to the first click off of the pump. The vehicle will stall, sputter, and is hard to accurate. The dealer has all ready replaced the fuel tank, evap line, and a puger valve, but still has the same problems. I have almost getting rear ended when it stalls a couple of times. Still has been going on for 2+ year. Vehicle drives fine after 30ish miles after filling it up.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #155

Apr 032022


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Leaving to go get Wife's computer today my Jeep ran terrible, kept trying to stall I just filled up at Costco to top off the tank yesterday. In the next subdivision after passing through the back gate the transmission "D" light started blinking. Pressing the gas pedal at 15 miles an hour did nothing. No forward acceleration nor any acceleration at all. Just coasted to pull over where I could safely as the Jeep coasted powerless. Pressing the gas peddle barely raised RPMs like a throttle car would have done. I had to stop the Jeep put it in park and then put it back in "D" drive and it at least my jeep moved forward when pressing the gas peddle. As I continued to drive out through the subdivision towards a main street, the transmission kept clunking and thumping. Felt like the transmission was loose and dangling under the Jeep, but it is still securely bolted to the Jeep. I decided to go back get Wife's car and drop the stupid Jeep off at the dealer again to find out what's wrong with it. At least if it broke down on the side of the road I could run our errands. This constant problem is a major safety concern. If this happens on the interstate it can easily cause a major crash. The dealer can't figure out what is wrong, or so they claim. This happens every couple of months. I don't trust Jeep to keep me safe while driving. This needs to be investigated so owners know the truth.

- Ellenton, FL, USA

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