definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,900 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

May 022012

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the plastic interior door handles were fractured. The contact stated that all the interior door handles except the front passenger side door handle were fractured. The contact stated that the sun roof would leak whenever it rained. The vehicle was taken to be inspected and was diagnosed that the roof needed to be replaced. The contact also stated that there was mold and mildew from the water leakage. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Thonotossa, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 272009

Grand Cherokee

  • 57,000 miles
The sunroof/moonroof does not set appropriately when closed and causes water leak and subsequent water damages. This also leads to the drainage lines to clog up and causes water to backup into sensitive electrical components within the roof. My maplight and homelink buttons along with the sunroof engine and buttons have all failed to operate as a result of water damages. Please request a recall on this as there is a database of consumers with similar complaints.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 192006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The current and failure mileage was 25,000. It took 1 to 3 minutes to move the shift gears when the vehicle was cold. The vehicle stalled when it was hot or cold. However, when the vehicle was not cold it started immediately. Also, the vehicle lost power and shut off while accelerating. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after it stalled. The mechanic stated that the torque converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle continued to stall after the torque converter was replaced. The transmission had a delay. The air bag light illuminated. The sunroof leaked water. Updated 03/19/07.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,200 miles
: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated and transmission fluid leaked from the vehicle. The vehicle was returned to the dealer numerous times, but the dealer was unable to accurately remedy the problem. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V396000 concerning the automatic transmission however the recall did not correct the problem. Afterwards, the transmission would not shift properly. The vehicle is having the same problems as indicated in the recall again. Also, the dealer suggested the automatic control of the sunroof assembly which failed to work properly was related to the ongoing transmission problem as well, but no further repairs were made.

- Farmington, NM, USA

problem #1

Jan 022005

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles
While driving on the freeway 70 mph and when slowing down to take an exit the vehicle shut down, there was no power at all. Consumer was able to pull over and restart the vehicle. Consumer drove the next day to the dealership and left the vehicle. Dealer could find nothing wrong after three days. After picking the vehicle up from the dealer it shut down while at a stop light. Consumer took it back to the dealer. No defects could be found. Consumer went on a trip, and the vehicle stopped while making a right turn. Again the dealer could not find any defects. Computer was replaced. There was also rear suspension noise. Sunroof is noisy.

- Houston, TX, USA

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