really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
240,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062015

Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 240,000 miles


Vehicle is worth now worth $2,000 (top end). Search '1996-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee stalling' and you will get the message. "IF THE PROBLEM HAS NOT REVEALED IT"S UGLY FACE - IT WILL!!!!!!"

Many have spent upwards of $3,000 and problem is not fixed. For most it turns out to be a DEFECT in the computer. The outer wire harnesses place stress on the PCM PCB. This causes poor solder connections to fail.

I have not spent that much but have addressed many of the likely problems. TROUBLE is my Jeep is not fixed yet, but according to many this is the culprit. This is the last straw before the vehicle magically disappears over a cliff.

You would think a recall would be necessary if the damn computer that is the "brain" of the car is sending incorrect electrical pulses (or none) the the sensors that operate the throttle, charging, firing order, fuel delivery, fuel injectors, etc.

Imagine stalling at 70 mph with an 18 wheeler on your ass. Or going to work half an hour early because you know the vehicle will stall while driving several times OR stall in the middle of an intersection as you pull out. That has been my day for the last six months.

BUT the equipment is fine and there is no need for a recall. AND GET THIS, I've received probably 30 contacts from Chrysler wanting to look at my trailer hitch. It all boils down to HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE BEFORE A RECALL IS INITIATED!

- , Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

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