really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,140 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 112005

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 7,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the contact's wife was driving the vehicle at an unknown speed, she approached a stop sign and depressed the brake pedal. The vehicle accelerated. The light changed before she was able to stop so she released the brake pedal and continued to drive to her residence. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure may be located in the throttle body. The dealer could not duplicate the failure and stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. While on vacation, the unexpected acceleration recurred. The contact took the vehicle to an area dealer and they had the vehicle for a couple of days, but were unable to duplicate the failure. Once he returned home, he called his local dealer and was informed to bring the vehicle in for inspection. The dealer stated that the failure was with the adjustable brake and gas pedals causing unexpected acceleration. The dealer advised the contact to leave the pedals down as close to the floor as possible to avoid the failure recurring. The failure mileage was 1,000 and current mileage is 7500. Updated 09/13/08. Updated 09/16/08 the consumer received a second opinion from a different dealer and they also found the adjustable brake and gas pedal when in the up position, were too close together. Updated 11/10/08. Updated 03/01/10

- Wright City, MO, USA

problem #4

Nov 302006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles
Initially thought engine accelerated when pressing on brake pedal. Came to realize that I was pressing both the accelerator and brake together. Poor design.

- Glenolden, PA, USA

problem #3

May 152006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
While driving my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee I have experienced unwanted acceleration while braking on numerous occasions. This vehicle is equipped with the adjustable pedals. I have owned and driven Jeep for many years, to include 1996 Grand Cherokee and 2002 Grand Cherokee. I have never experienced this problem. It appears there is insufficient space between the accelerator and the brake pedal. I wear a size 12 shoe and I must make a very conscious effort to get my foot further to the left that is normal. I also have driven my 2004 Dodge Ram pick up over two hundred thousand miles from June 2004 to Oct 2005 commercially and never had such an experience. My wife normally drives the Jeep and she has commented on having the same experience. She almost rear ended a car as a result of these pedals being to close. We have adjusted the pedals up and down and get the same results. The same day she mentioned her experience I had a repeat performance myself. This is a very dangerous situation and I intend to take this car into waconia Dodge /Jeep for inspection. I will also send a note to the manufacturer. Jeep drivers need to be aware of this hazard and confront the manufacturer to get a fix -- I have only experienced this hazard in the Jeep with adjustable pedals.

- Waconia, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 012006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Grand Cherokee brake & accelerator pedal are at the same level. The consumer stated on several occasions when he applied the brake to stop, he also applied the accelerator pedal, which caused the vehicle to accelerate. He stated the two pedals are adjustable, but, they are adjustable together not separately. Updated 04/08/10.

- Incline Village, NV, USA

problem #1

Feb 162005

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,700 miles
Problem********wife and myself were unaware we were stepping on the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time.********** I figured it out twice in time to avoid wreck by standing on brake with left foot. My 7 month pregnant wife while standing on brake with ample stopping distance rear-ended another vehicle. I believe there are two contributing factors to design flaw in this '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee. One is same-level positioning of brake and accelerator pedals and the super quiet "quiet steel" composition of cockpit. Made it possible for us to be unaware of engine noise while stepping on gas and brake at he same time. The engine pushed the vehicle thru a stop while standing on the brake and we could not hear the engine accelerating. In my mind this is a big deal safety issue. My wife had an accident just last night with minor damage and we intend to start dealing with the retailer tonight after work.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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